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South Korean FA files complaint to FIFA after Como player's alleged racist remark sparks outrage

Jul. 19, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Football Association has filed an official complaint with FIFA over an alleged racist remark directed at Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Hwang Hee-chan during a recent preseason match in Spain. KFA’s complaint comes after Hwang, a South...

Spain heats up under 1st heatwave of the year as Southern Europe swelters

Jul. 18, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain sweated under its first official heatwave of the year with temperatures expected to reach 40 degrees Celcius (104 Fahrenheit) in a large swathe of the country on Thursday, while Italy, Greece and other areas of southern Europe also struggled to stay cool. ...

Spain and Germany arrest 4 people for supplying Hezbollah with parts for drones used against Israel

Jul. 18, 2024 07:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Three people were arrested in Spain and one more in Germany on suspicion of belonging to a network that supplied the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah with parts to build kamikaze drones that would have been used in attacks in northern Israel, Spanish authorities said Thursday. ...

They fled from their home countries. Now, they'll compete in Paris for the Refugee Olympic Team

Jul. 16, 2024 12:37 PM EDT

They compete under the same flag but speak different languages and come from different parts of the world. After fleeing war and persecution at home, 37 athletes from 11 countries will compete in the Paris Games as part of the Refugee Olympic Team. The team was created for the Rio...

Jon Rahm hoping to ride Spanish momentum to end drought

Jul. 16, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jon Rahm felt like one of the most popular players when he arrived at Royal Troon, even if it had nothing to do with him or with his golf. Spain is on quite the run at the moment. Carlos Alcaraz won Wimbledon for his second Grand Slam title of the year, right...

Once Yamal and Williams helped Spain out of its 'tiki-taka' rut, no rival could resist at Euro 2024

Jul. 15, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain arrived in Germany with no huge stars and no real expectations. Six weeks later, Luis de la Fuente’s team heads home with a European Championship title to celebrate and reason to believe in a bright future. The youthful spark of Lamine Yamal and Nico...

Diego Botin steers Spain to SailGP's $2M championship against heavyweights Slingsby and Burling

Jul. 14, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

Spain's Diego Botin stunned heavyweights Tom Slingsby of Australia and Peter Burling of New Zealand by brilliantly steering Los Gallos to victory in SailGP's $2 million, winner-take-all Grand Final on San Francisco Bay on Sunday. Botin's thrilling victory in the dash across the tops...

Spain wins record fourth European Championship title by inflicting another painful loss on England

Jul. 14, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Spain is the king of European soccer for a record fourth time. For England, it’s another agonizing near-miss in the team’s decades-long tale of underachievement. Completing a tournament the team dominated from start to finish, Spain beat England 2-1 in the...

England's Harry Kane and Spain's Dani Olmo end Euro 2024 in a 6-way tie for Golden Boot top scorer

Jul. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — England striker Harry Kane finished Euro 2024 in a six-way tie for the Golden Boot top scorer as his team lost the final 2-1 to Spain. It was another individual accolade for a player yet to win a major trophy for club or country. Kane ended the tournament tied on...

Euro 2024 final: Spain goes for record 4th title, England looks to end 58-year wait for major trophy

Jul. 13, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Spain and England meet in the final of the European Championship on Sunday. Spain is seeking a record fourth title at the Euros to break a tie with Germany/West Germany, while England is bidding for a first major trophy in men's soccer since the 1966 World Cup. Kickoff is at 9 p.m....