Emotional Suárez says it was tough to accept Barça departure

MADRID (AP) — Luis Suárez was emotional when he was introduced by Barcelona six years ago, and again on Thursday when he had to say goodbye after being told he wasn’t wanted by the club anymore. ...

Revamped Barcelona starts new season with spotlight on Messi

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will be there when Barcelona starts its season on Sunday, just as he has been for the last two decades. His every move, however, will be scrutinized like n...

Luis Suárez moves from Barcelona to Atlético Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Luis Suárez is staying in Spain after all. Barcelona said late Wednesday that it reached a deal with Atlético Madrid for the transfer of the Uruguay striker for 6 milli...

Atlético tries to grab opportunity to sign Luis Suárez

MADRID (AP) — It had been a quiet transfer window for Atlético Madrid. The Spanish club didn’t plan on making any big signings or selling any of its top players from last season. Aft...

Real Madrid's attack scrutinized day after Bale’s departure

MADRID (AP) — Everyone seemed pleased when Real Madrid sealed the deal to loan Gareth Bale to Tottenham this weekend. It was a transfer that all parts wanted to make happen — Bale wa...

Real Madrid starts title defense with draw at Real Sociedad

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid opened its Spanish league title defense with a lackluster 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad on Sunday. With a squad mostly unchanged from last season, Madrid looked...

Unchanged Real Madrid begins title defense in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid is keeping most of the same players to try to win back-to-back Spanish leagues for the first time in more than a decade. Madrid begins its title defense on ...

Madrid without Bale and Hazard ahead of league opener

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid is getting ready for the start of the Spanish league without Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard. Neither player was summoned for Tuesday's training match against G...

Suárez uncertainty gives Trincão space to shine at Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — With the future of Luis Suárez uncertain, young forward Francisco Trincão has an early chance to shine with Barcelona. The 20-year-old Trincão just joined the team but ...

Late goal gives Real Betis win in its Spanish league opener

MADRID (AP) — Substitute Cristian Tello scored four minutes into stoppage time to give Manuel Pellegrini's Real Betis a 1-0 opening win at Alavés in the Spanish league on Sunday. Tel...

As top teams rest, Spanish soccer season kicks off

MADRID (AP) — Despite offseason fireworks around Lionel Messi’s future, the Spanish soccer league’s new season features a low-profile opening weekend as top teams are still resting from their recent E...

Spanish league kickoff at risk over scheduling dispute

MADRID (AP) — New season, same old story. The Spanish league and the Spanish soccer federation are at odds again, this time before the season has even started. This...

Real Madrid makes some cash with squad moves for new season

MADRID (AP) — While Barcelona was working to keep Lionel Messi, defending champion Real Madrid was quietly making moves to get ready for the Spanish league season. With the transfer ...

Waiting for Messi, Barcelona still reeling after 8-2 loss

Three weeks after the humiliating loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, Barcelona is still mired in crisis and surrounded by uncertainty over the future of Lionel Messi. ...

Staying with Barcelona not completely ruled out by Messi

Staying with Barcelona may be an option for Lionel Messi after all. A day after the Spanish club reaffirmed its position not to facilitate a transfer, Messi’s father-agent did not di...