Atletico dominates early, tops Huesca 3-0 with help from VAR

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid only needed about half an hour — and some help from a video review — to cruise to a 3-0 victory over promoted Huesca in the Spanish league on Tuesday. G...

Organizers claim 170 people tried to run on field at WCup

MADRID (AP) — Two months after the World Cup final was disrupted by four members of the Pussy Riot protest group running onto the field, the head of the local organizing committee claimed security sto...

Agnelli: New club competition important despite little value

MADRID (AP) — A third European club competition will be important for smaller teams seeking to increase their exposure, European Club Association chairman Andrea Agnelli said Monday. ...

Madrid fans with a lot to celebrate, including a new No. 7

MADRID (AP) — In a familiar scene, Real Madrid fans jumped to their feet and cheered loudly after a superb goal by the No. 7. Only this time it wasn't Cristiano Ronaldo. The player b...

Real Madrid starts life after Ronaldo with 3-0 win vs Roma

MADRID (AP) — Life in the Champions League without Cristiano Ronaldo began for Real Madrid with a comfortable 3-0 win over Roma on Wednesday. Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, Gareth Bale an...

New Real Madrid tested in Champions League without Ronaldo

MADRID (AP) — Things have changed for Europe's most successful club. The Real Madrid team that will begin its Champions League campaign against Roma on Wednesday looks nothing like the one that domina...

Barcelona still far from its best despite perfect start

MADRID (AP) — Despite another win and a perfect record to start the Spanish league, there is reason for concern ahead of Barcelona's Champions League debut this week. The defending l...

Brazil great Ronaldo watches his Valladolid team lose again

MADRID (AP) — Ronaldo could be in for a tough time as a team owner in Spain. With the former Brazil striker watching from the VIP tribunes, promoted Valladolid conceded a stoppage-ti...

Dominant Yates wins Spanish Vuelta for 1st Grand Tour title

MADRID (AP) — Simon Yates has won his first Grand Tour title after a largely ceremonial ride into Madrid in the final stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday. Yates was dominant throug...

Change in attitude key for Luis Enrique's revamped Spain

MADRID (AP) — After only two matches, Luis Enrique already knows the key to his early success as coach of Spain's national team. Enrique said the team's approach in the impressive wi...

Luis Enrique's Spain routs Croatia 6-0 in Nations League

MADRID (AP) — Luis Enrique couldn't have asked for a much better start as coach of Spain's national team. Two matches, two convincing wins against top opponents in the UEFA Nations League. ...

Portugal adds to Italy's struggles with Nations League win

MADRID (AP) — As Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed his time off at the French Riviera, his Portugal teammates were busy handing Italy another disappointing result in the UEFA Nations League. ...

Spain's players say they'll make final decision on US game

MADRID (AP) — Spain's players' association says it will have the final say on whether La Liga will play a regular-season match in the United States this season. The announcement was ...

Enrique already bringing visible changes to Spain

MADRID (AP) — Luis Enrique's impact on Spain's national team is already visible, from new names in the starting lineup to a more aggressive approach to playing without the ball. The ...

Spain's Enrique imposes new rules, including cellphone ban

MADRID (AP) — Like a general inspecting his troops, new Spain coach Luis Enrique stood on a makeshift platform and attentively watched as his players practiced below on a recent hot morning in Madrid....