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Lexi Thompson follows resurgent week at Solheim Cup with a strong start in Arkansas

Sep. 29, 2023 20:19 PM EDT

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Lexi Thompson followed a resurgent week at the Solheim Cup with a strong start in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. After going 3-1 in Spain in the United States' tie that left the cup in Europe's hands, Thompson shot a 6-under 65 on Friday at Pinnacle...

This could be the solution to growing fears about burnout among soccer's top players

Sep. 29, 2023 12:16 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Less is more. That is the message coming from within soccer at a time when demand for the sport has never been higher. At least, that's the message from those on the front line, who claim they are putting their bodies and minds at risk over the increased...

Spain’s Socialist leader gets a shot at becoming prime minister despite his election defeat

Sep. 29, 2023 11:20 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s acting center-left Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez lost July’s national election but now has a shot at returning to power after the leader of the country’s conservatives failed for a second time Friday to get parliament’s support for a new government. In...

Spanish griffon vultures are released into the wild in Cyprus to replenish the dwindling population

Sep. 29, 2023 06:16 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Wildlife authorities and conservationists in Cyprus on Friday released seven imported griffon vultures to the wild after implanting tracking devices in hopes of ensuring the survival of the birds that are threatened with extinction on the island nation. A...

A new Spanish law strengthens animal rights but exempts bullfights and hunting with dogs

Sep. 29, 2023 05:51 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A new animal welfare law that took effect Friday in Spain outlaws the use of animals for recreational activities that cause them pain and suffering but allows bullfights and hunting with dogs. Spain’s first specific animal rights legislation is intended to crack...

Spanish police raid soccer federation as part of probe into Barcelona's payments to referee official

Sep. 28, 2023 18:36 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police raided the offices of the country's soccer federation on Thursday as part of an investigation into the payment of millions of dollars over several years by Barcelona to a former vice president of Spain’s refereeing committee. The Guardia...

Leader of Spain's conservatives loses his first bid to become prime minister and will try again

Sep. 27, 2023 07:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The leader of Spain’s conservatives failed Wednesday in his long-shot first bid to become the country’s next prime minister when he fell short of the votes he needed in the Spanish parliament to form a government. As expected, Popular Party leader Alberto Núñez...

Spain routs Switzerland in front of record crowd in first home match since Women's World Cup title

Sep. 26, 2023 17:21 PM EDT

CORDOBA, Spain (AP) — Spain's women's team received the support of a record crowd on Tuesday in its first home match since winning the World Cup title. A crowd of 14,194 saw Spain rout Switzerland 5-0 in the Nations League, surpassing the previous record of 11,209 fans for a...

Leader of Spain's conservative tries to form government and slams alleged amnesty talks for Catalans

Sep. 26, 2023 10:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The leader of Spain’s conservatives tried to convince lawmakers on Tuesday to let him form the country’s new government, a green light he wasn't expected to get during two rounds of voting in the Spanish parliament later this week. Alberto Núñez Feijóo spent a...

Ryder Cup goes to Italy. LPGA the only other major tour in play

Sep. 26, 2023 09:57 AM EDT

EUROPEAN TOUR THE RYDER CUP Site: Guidonia Montecelio, Italy. Course: Marco Simone. Yardage: 7,248. Par: 72. Television: Friday, 1:30 a.m. to noon (USA Network); Saturday, 1:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. (USA Network), 3 a.m. to noon (NBC); Sunday,...