TASTE OF THE TOUR: Salut to genepi, an herbal Alpine cure

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — On the second day of racing in the Alps, Tour de France riders take on a relatively short stage but their legs will still strain to overcome several peaks before an unf...

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West Ham breaks transfer record to sign Felipe Anderson

LONDON (AP) — West Ham broke its transfer record to sign Brazil midfielder Felipe Anderson for a reported fee of 35 million pounds ($42 million) in what the Premier League club said Sunday was a "real...

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West Ham's Carroll and Reid face 3 months out injured

LONDON (AP) — West Ham pair Andy Carroll and Winston Reid have suffered setbacks in their recovery from injuries and face three more months out. Former England striker Carroll and Ne...

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Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi joins Dortmund on loan

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Morocco right back Achraf Hakimi is joining Borussia Dortmund on a two-year loan from Real Madrid. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says, "Hakimi is a...

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Wilshere leaves Arsenal for London rival West Ham

LONDON (AP) — Free agent Jack Wilshere ended his long stay at Arsenal by moving to London rival West Ham on Monday. The 26-year-old England midfielder signed a three-year contract wi...

Monument-filled, tourist-empty Extremadura is a Spanish gem

CACERES, Spain (AP) — The flamenco strains were so haunting I asked the quintet of 20-somethings playing guitars on the doorstep of a massive, whitewashed centuries-old church if I could listen for a ...

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Former West Ham official gets 1-year ban for misconduct

LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has given Tony Henry, former head of player recruitment at West Ham, a one-year ban from all football-related activity over comments he made about Africa...