- Barca's Neymar & Alba out for month with injuries Updated: Apr-17-14 3:20 pm
- Barcelona faces end of winning era Updated: Apr-17-14 1:47 pm
- Atletico faces Elche in 1st of 5 'finals' Updated: Apr-17-14 5:56 am
- Bale leads Madrid 2-1 past Barca for Copa del Rey Updated: Apr-16-14 9:03 pm
- Real Madrid wins 19th Copa del Rey title Updated: Apr-16-14 7:42 pm
- Eugene, Doha and Barcelona bid for 2019 worlds Updated: Apr-15-14 1:36 pm
- Reus, Liverpool top AP football poll Updated: Apr-15-14 1:21 pm
- Quotes from voters in this week's AP football poll Updated: Apr-15-14 11:23 am
- Barcelona faces Ronaldo-less Madrid in Copa final Updated: Apr-15-14 8:54 am
- Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Copa del Rey final Updated: Apr-15-14 7:59 am
- Aduriz nets 2, Bilbao beats Malaga 3-0 to stay 4th Updated: Apr-14-14 6:15 pm
- Atletico 4 wins away from Spanish title Updated: Apr-14-14 6:39 am
- Liverpool, Atletico continue sparkling form Updated: Apr-13-14 7:08 pm
- Diego Costa in Atletico squad for Getafe visit Updated: Apr-12-14 9:35 am
- Madrid hopeful Ronaldo can play Copa del Rey final Updated: Apr-11-14 7:38 am
- Barca's Champs League exit adds to post-Pep slide Updated: Apr-10-14 7:27 am
- Argentina faces Tevez dilemma ahead of World Cup Updated: Apr-10-14 5:59 am
- Atletico beats Barcelona to reach Champions semis Updated: Apr-09-14 6:36 pm
- Atletico's Costa out of Champions League match Updated: Apr-09-14 2:07 pm
- 5 Ivory Coast players to watch at the World Cup Updated: Apr-09-14 5:13 am
- Ba helps Chelsea eliminate PSG to reach CL semis Updated: Apr-08-14 8:18 pm
- 5 Chile players to watch at the World Cup Updated: Apr-08-14 3:03 pm
- Bayern Munich has trouble against English clubs Updated: Apr-08-14 1:06 pm
- 5 Mexico players to watch at the World Cup Updated: Apr-08-14 7:51 am
- Chelsea, Man United face uphill task in CL Updated: Apr-06-14 4:30 pm
BARCELONA, Spain - Barring a drastic turn of fortune, Barcelona is on the brink of finishing its worst season since former coach Pep Guardiola molded it into one of the most successful sides to play the game.
BARCELONA, Spain - Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has called the remaining league games of the season five "finals," and his team plays its first against Elche on Friday before receiving Chelsea in the Champions League.
VALENCIA, Spain - Gareth Bale filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, sealing Real Madrid's 19th Copa del Rey title with a late goal in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Barcelona.
VALENCIA, Spain - Gareth Bale raced down the field, avoided a defender and rolled the ball under goalkeeper Jose Pinto in the 90th minute, giving Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona on Wednesday night and its 19th Copa del Rey title.
LONDON - Eugene is bidding to bring track and field's world championships to the United States for the first time.
LONDON - Liverpool took team of the week honors for the fourth time this season in The Associated Press weekly football poll following its 3-2 victory over English Premier League title rival Manchester City.
LONDON - Mark Rodden, Eurosport, France
BARCELONA, Spain - Out of the Champions League and stumbling in Spain, Barcelona faces Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final in likely its best chance to win some silverware this season.
MADRID - Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona on Wednesday after the forward failed to recover from a leg injury.
BILBAO, Spain - Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz scored goals at the start of each half to help the Basque club beat Malaga 3-0 on Monday, strengthening its hold on Spain's final Champions League berth.
BARCELONA, Spain - With a smaller budget and no stars like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, Atletico Madrid wasn't supposed to be leading the Spanish league with five matches left to play.
LIVERPOOL, England - There could be unlikely league winners in England and Spain this season, with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid keeping up their good form with wins on Sunday.
MADRID - Striker Diego Costa has returned to Atletico Madrid's squad for Sunday's Spanish league game at Getafe after recovering from a right thigh injury.
MADRID - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has not ruled Cristiano Ronaldo out of the Copa del Rey final just yet, despite injury concerns.
MADRID - While it may be too soon to call Barcelona's Champions League exit the end of an era, the Spanish champion doesn't seem to have recovered from former coach Pep Guardiola's departure two seasons ago.
Argentina will be heading to the World Cup with the spotlight split between Lionel Messi and a player who's unlikely to make the cut.
MADRID - Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Spanish rival Barcelona on Wednesday as Koke's early goal guided his team to a 1-0 win and into the Champions League semifinals with a 2-1 aggregate victory.
Ivory Coast will stick with its tried and trusted veterans and only a few young players at the World Cup.
LONDON - Growing up, Demba Ba dreamed about scoring big goals for Paris Saint-Germain. With the team he supported as a child on the verge of reaching the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 19 years, Ba instead scored the goal that knocked them out.
SANTIAGO, Chile - Even with a strong team at this year's World Cup, Chile will be facing some huge challenges.
MUNICH - Champions League title holder Bayern Munich has not won a match since lifting the Bundesliga title with seven games to spare. That run includes the 1-1 draw at Manchester United in the first quarterfinal leg and Bayern's first Bundesliga defeat this season, a 1-0 loss at Augsburg.
MEXICO CITY - With few big names in its squad, Mexico could find it hard to make it out of its World Cup group.
LONDON - Once again, English clubs look set for a premature exit in the Champions League. On Wednesday, Manchester United must beat Bayern Munich or earn a high-scoring draw following their 1-1 result at Old Trafford, and Chelsea must overcome a 3-1 deficit from the first leg to reach the semifinals at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.