Benzema taking charge of Solari's revamped Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) — With experience and beautiful goals, Karim Benzema has been leading the way for Real Madrid as it continues to impress under coach Santiago Solari. Benzema has been key...

With late help from VAR, Atletico rallies to beat Athletic

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid rallied to defeat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 in the Spanish league on Saturday, with Diego Godin's winner coming after a video review in second-half stoppage time. ...

Champions League: Atletico wins to join Dortmund at the top

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid rebounded from a heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund with a convincing 2-0 win over the German team on Tuesday, a result that left both teams tied atop Group A in the Champio...

Solari making his case to stay as Real Madrid coach

MADRID (AP) — After only two games, Santiago Solari is making Real Madrid fans forget about the search for a new coach. And Madrid may very well give it up if he keeps succeeding. ...

Spanish league and federation split over 2nd game in US

MADRID (AP) — Another game, another argument. The sports and entertainment group backing the Spanish league's bid to take a regular-season soccer game to the United States says it wa...

Sevilla unable to keep pace with Barcelona in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) — Sevilla couldn't manage more than a 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad on Sunday and lost ground to Barcelona at the top of the Spanish league. The draw left Sevilla in second p...

Madrid with depleted defense for match against Valladolid

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid will be without most of its defenders when it hosts Valladolid this weekend in its first Spanish league match without coach Julen Lopetegui. Interim coach S...

Spanish league launches campaign to show support for US game

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league is launching a campaign hoping to show that American fans are behind its plan to host a regular-season soccer game in the United States. The league a...

Real Madrid wins in 1st match after firing coach Lopetegui

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid began life without Julen Lopetegui with a comfortable 4-0 win over third-division club Melilla in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Interim coach Santiago Sola...

Atletico tops 4th-division club Sant Andreu in Copa del Rey

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid overcame tough conditions on a wet artificial turf to beat fourth-division club Sant Andreu 1-0 on Tuesday to open its Copa del Rey campaign. Portugal f...

Madrid goes after new coach to save its season

MADRID (AP) — The search is on for a new coach at Real Madrid. With the team reeling from a demoralizing loss to Barcelona and far from the top in the Spanish league standings, Madri...

Real Madrid's board of directors to decide Lopetegui's fate

MADRID (AP) — Possibly for the last time, Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was in charge of the team again on Monday. A day after a demoralizing 5-1 loss to Barcelona, Madrid was ba...

Vinicius Junior cleared from suspension ahead of 'clasico'

MADRID (AP) — Vinicius Junior will be able to face Barcelona in the "clasico" after all. The 18-year-old Real Madrid forward, who has not been a regular in the first team, had his su...

Lopetegui's job, coaching future, on the line in 'clasico'

MADRID (AP) — Even though Real Madrid had just won a match, Julen Lopetegui still wasn't smiling. The Madrid coach sported a gloomy look and spoke softly as he tried to explain the t...

Lopetegui remains under pressure as Madrid edges Plzen 2-1

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid beat Viktoria Plzen 2-1 in the group stage of the Champions League on Tuesday in a narrow victory that did little to ease the pressure on embattled coach Julen Lopetegui. ...