Atlético beats Lokomotiv 2-0 to advance in Champions League

MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid beat already eliminated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 to secure a spot in the round of 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Teenage forward João Félix and de...

Vinícius Júnior latest Madrid player recovered by Zidane

MADRID (AP) — Vinícius Júnior has become the latest Real Madrid player given new life by coach Zinedine Zidane. The Brazilian teenager started this weekend for the first time in near...

Sánchez oldest player with Spanish league hat trick at 38

MADRID (AP) — Veteran Real Betis winger Joaquín Sánchez needed only 20 minutes to score his first career hat trick on Sunday, becoming the oldest player with a treble in the Spanish league. ...

Barcelona routs Mallorca 5-2 with Messi hat trick

MADRID (AP) — It was showtime for Barcelona at Camp Nou Stadium. Lionel Messi had a hat trick. Luis Suárez scored with a superb backheeled goal. There was even an assist by goalkeep...

Madrid tops Espanyol to move to the top in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) — French players Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema scored a goal in each half Saturday as injury-depleted Real Madrid defeated Espanyol 2-0 to provisionally move ahead of Barcelona at the t...

Atlético Madrid held again in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid's struggles in the Spanish league continued with a 0-0 draw at Villarreal on Friday. Atlético stayed in sixth place with 26 points from 16 matches, five...

Isco again a protagonist for Real Madrid under coach Zidane

MADRID (AP) — Francisco “Isco” Alarcón and Real Madrid are back on good terms. After enduring one of his worst seasons in Madrid, Isco again has become an important piece in coach Zi...

Real Madrid beats Alavés 2-1 to move ahead of Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal scored second-half goals as Real Madrid beat Alavés 2-1 to take the Spanish league lead on Saturday. Madrid has a three-point lead over B...

PSG rallies to draw 2-2 with Madrid and clinch 1st place

MADRID (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain scored two late goals to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid and clinch first place in Group A of the Champions League on Tuesday. Karim Benzema gave Madrid t...

New Davis Cup proves exciting but calendar still a challenge

MADRID (AP) — Despite its flaws, the new Davis Cup got a passing grade on its first edition, with its modern look being accompanied by plenty of excitement on the court. But despite ...

For Dad: Bautista Agut gives Spain 1-0 lead over Canada

MADRID (AP) — Three days after the death of his father, Roberto Bautista Agut beat Félix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (3), 6-3 to give Spain a 1-0 lead over Canada in the Davis Cup final on Sunday. ...

Piqué, ITF praise new Davis Cup but admit ‘tweaks’ needed

MADRID (AP) — The revamped Davis Cup comes to an end with organizers calling the new event a success but admitting “tweaks” are needed to improve the competition going forward. Barce...

Canada beats Russia 2-1 to reach first Davis Cup final

MADRID (AP) — Canada has reached its first Davis Cup final after beating Russia 2-1 on Saturday. In the decisive doubles, Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov beat Karen Khachanov and...

Davis Cup organizers already looking at changes for 2020

MADRID (AP) — Organizers are already considering changes to the new Davis Cup. The first edition of the Davis Cup Finals is not yet over but the CEO of the group behind the revamped ...

Russia beats Serbia 2-1 to reach Davis Cup semifinals

MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic played singles and doubles matches Friday but couldn’t keep Serbia from losing to Russia 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup. Djokovic defeated Kar...