- Spain coach calls up David de Gea for Euro 2016 qualifiers Updated: Aug-28-15 9:56 am
MADRID - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Friday included goalkeeper David de Gea, Diego Costa and Juan Mata in his squad to take on Slovakia and Macedonia in qualifying matches for next year's European Championship.
- UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw Updated: Aug-27-15 1:00 pm
MONACO - Draw made Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage:
- Real Madrid under pressure to win home opener Updated: Aug-27-15 4:59 am
- Barcelona heads 32-team draw for Champions League groups Updated: Aug-26-15 5:06 pm
GENEVA - The Champions League season takes shape Thursday when UEFA draws 32 elite teams into groups in Monaco.
- 14 arrested in anti-jihadi raids in Morocco, Spain Updated: Aug-25-15 7:58 am
RABAT, Morocco - At least 14 suspected members of a cell that recruited jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria were arrested Tuesday in a joint operation in Morocco and Spain, authorities said.
- While Real stalls, Barcelona finds way to overcome problems Updated: Aug-24-15 10:59 am
MADRID - In the hothouse of Spanish football, traditional giants Real Madrid and Barcelona entered the Spanish league facing different burdens of expectation.
- Spain: New leftist mayors turn back on bullfighting Updated: Aug-22-15 9:19 am
VILLAFRANCA DE LOS CABALLEROS, Spain - Bullfights or schoolbooks? A new breed of local officials in Spain are asking.
- Real Madrid extends Pepe's contract until 2017 Updated: Aug-21-15 9:02 am
MADRID - Real Madrid says defender Pepe has agreed to extend his contract until the end of the 2016-17 season.
- Atletico extends defender Godin's contract through 2019 Updated: Aug-21-15 6:38 am
MADRID - Atletico Madrid says defender Diego Godin has agreed to add another year to his contract, tying him to the Spanish club until 2019.
- Midfielder Marco Asensio set for season at Espanyol Updated: Aug-20-15 1:33 pm
MADRID - Espanyol and Real Madrid have reached an agreement for the season-long loan of attacking midfielder Marco Asensio to the Catalan club.
- Madrid aims for 11th Champions League win, to topple Barca Updated: Aug-20-15 7:32 am
MADRID - The Spanish league begins this weekend with Real Madrid determined to assert itself as Spain's top team after a season in which it fell short of the objectives it had set itself.
- Real Madrid presents new midfielder Kovacic at Bernabeu Updated: Aug-19-15 10:33 am
MADRID - Real Madrid officially presented new midfielder Mateo Kovacic to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Wednesday.
- Barcelona defender Pique banned 4 matches for outburst Updated: Aug-19-15 8:42 am
MADRID - Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has been given a four-match ban for insulting a linesman during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, which his club lost 5-1 on aggregate to Athletic Bilbao.
- Ramos signs new contract with Real Madrid Updated: Aug-17-15 8:26 am
MADRID - Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos signed a new contract Monday that will tie him to the club for the next five seasons.
- Spain: Woman suspected of killing baby in cemetery arrested Updated: Aug-12-15 7:28 am
MADRID - Police say they have arrested a woman suspected of killing her 3-month old baby by slashing its throat in a cemetery chapel in a small central Spanish town.
- Spanish police fly to Corsica to retrieve Picasso work Updated: Aug-11-15 8:21 pm
MADRID - A team of Spanish police experts flew to the French island of Corsica on Tuesday to retrieve a masterpiece by Pablo Picasso that was smuggled out of Spain, where it is considered a national treasure.
- AP names Tales Azzoni as Madrid sports writer Updated: Aug-11-15 7:05 pm
MADRID - Tales Azzoni, an AP sports writer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been appointed as the AP's sports reporter in Madrid, responsible for covering Spain and Portugal.
- United wants big transfer fee if De Gea leaves for Madrid Updated: Aug-08-15 11:18 am
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal made it clear on Saturday that David De Gea will command a big transfer fee if the goalkeeper targeted by Real Madrid is to leave Old Trafford.
- Ronaldo, Ramos to miss Real Madrid friendly with injuries Updated: Aug-08-15 10:24 am
MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos have joined Real Madrid's list of injures players, and neither will travel to Norway for its last preseason match.
- Madrid defender Pepe injured before season opener Updated: Aug-08-15 5:27 am
MADRID - Real Madrid defender Pepe has injured his right leg two weeks before his team's first game of the season.
- Ronaldo, Benzema to miss preseason tournament Updated: Aug-03-15 9:32 am
MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will miss two preseason matches with Real Madrid after picking up injuries during training.
- Optimism at Man United tempered by absent striking quality Updated: Aug-03-15 7:02 am
MANCHESTER, England - For a club of Manchester United's standing, two years out of the Premier League title conversation is two too many.
- Real Madrid signs defender Jesus Vallejo for 6 seasons Updated: Jul-31-15 1:41 pm
- Mavericks sign 7-2 Tunisian center Salah Mejri Updated: Jul-30-15 11:27 pm
DALLAS - The Mavericks have signed Tunisian center Salah Mejri from Real Madrid in the Spanish League.
- Spain's Repsol profits down 44 percent in Q2 Updated: Jul-30-15 4:16 am
MADRID - Spanish energy company Repsol says its second-quarter profit fell by 44 percent compared with the same period last year following a sharp drop in oil prices and given that 2014 profits had been boosted by a one-off capital gain.