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15-year-old Endrick becomes Brazil's latest soccer sensation

MADRID (AP) — Playing in the final of an under-21 tournament for Brazilian club Palmeiras, 15-year-old Endrick collected the ball behind the midfield line and started to make a run toward goal. ...

Missed penalty, injury and burglary on same day for Benzema

MADRID (AP) — A missed penalty kick. An injury. A burglary. It wasn’t the type of day Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had hoped for. Benzema had a tough day on t...

Barcelona wins late to end poor run, Madrid held by Elche

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona finally got things going its way, finding a late goal to end its winless run and go into the international break on a positive note. Barcelona struggled agai...

Atlético scores twice in stoppage time to Simeone's relief

MADRID (AP) — Diego Simeone sprinted toward the stands and celebrated with Atlético Madrid fans, then jogged back to the bench and dropped his hands to his knees, breathing a big sigh of relief. ...

Copa exit becomes Barcelona's latest setback; Madrid rallies

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona's list of disappointments this season got longer Thursday with a loss to Athletic Bilbao in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona lost 3-2 in extra t...

Atlético out of Copa, Sevilla held in Spanish league race

MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid was eliminated by Real Sociedad in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, with the 2-0 defeat adding to its poor run and increasing the pressure on coach Diego...

Madrid great Gento, winner of 6 European Cups, dies at 88

MADRID (AP) — Francisco “Paco” Gento, a former Real Madrid great who is the only soccer player to win six European Cup titles, has died. He was 88. Madrid announced Gento's passing o...

Ancelotti's Real Madrid showing its dominance in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Luka Modric had just picked up his MVP trophy after the Spanish Super Cup final when Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti started yelling at him from afar. “You missed a p...

Real Madrid tops Athletic 2-0 to win Spanish Super Cup

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid won't be going a second consecutive season without a title. After failing to lift a trophy under Zinedine Zidane last season, Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid secur...

Suspended game in Spain resumes without injured player

MADRID (AP) — The Copa del Rey match suspended after an object was thrown from the stands was completed Sunday behind closed doors and without the Sevilla player hit in the head in what the club calle...

Improved Barcelona takes on Real Madrid in Super Cup clásico

MADRID (AP) — The last time Barcelona faced Real Madrid, the team was still coping with the departure of Lionel Messi and one of its worst financial crises ever. Ronald Koeman was st...

Depleted Sevilla edges Getafe to stay close to leader Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Despite the absence of key players, Sevilla is not slowing down in its fight to win the Spanish league for the first time in nearly 80 years. Sevilla’s depleted squad f...

Real Madrid finishes top of CL group with 2-0 win over Inter

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid secured first place in its Champions League group with a 2-0 win over Inter Milan on Tuesday, with both teams having already guaranteed their places in the knockout stage. ...

No place like home as Rayo tops Espanyol in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) — Rayo Vallecano's impressive run at home in the Spanish league continued Sunday with a 1-0 win over Espanyol. An own-goal by Espanyol defender Leandro Cabrera early in t...

Davis Cup Finals to add host cities, reduce teams next year

MADRID (AP) — There will be more host cities and fewer nations playing in the Davis Cup Finals next season in an attempt to increase fan engagement and keep the revamped team event sustainable, organi...