MADRID - Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has broken a bone in his right foot and will undergo surgery on Thursday.Madrid said on its club website that medical tests revealed Rodriguez has a "fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot" ...
Feb 5, 2015
CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored his 17th league goal of the season and 22nd in all competitions to help Real Madrid take the Spanish league lead Saturday after Celta Vigo won at Barcelona's home field for the first time in 72 years. ...
Nov 2, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi picked up a leg injury in Barcelona's 1-0 win at Villarreal on Sunday.Barcelona says its star forward hurt a muscle in his right leg and that he will undergo further tests on Monday to ...
Sep 1, 2014
LIONEL Messi helped 10-man Barcelona start the Spanish league with a 3-0 win over Elche in the debut of coach Luis Enrique on Sunday, with the Argentina star looking eager to put last season's disappointments behind him.Messi ...
Aug 25, 2014
MADRID - James Rodriguez scored in his Spanish debut as Real Madrid earned a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Super Cup on Tuesday.Rodriguez came on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half at the Santiago ...
Aug 20, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain - Neymar has returned to team training with Barcelona for the first time since fracturing a vertebra in his back at the World Cup.Barcelona says Neymar completed his first full training session with the rest of the team on Wednesday, ...
Aug 14, 2014
MADRID - Real Madrid says it has signed Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Levante following his stellar World Cup.The Champions League winner said on its website Sunday that Navas agreed to a six-year deal and will be presented at the ...
Aug 4, 2014
MADRID - A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.A court statement said there was "sufficient evidence" ...
Jul 29, 2014
BARCELONA conceded a second goal to Getafe's Angel Lafita in second-half stoppage time for a 2-2 draw at home on Saturday, dealing a major blow to its hopes of retaining the Spanish league title.Lionel Messi volleyed in ...
May 4, 2014
REAL Madrid remained in the title chase after routing Osasuna, 4-0, to provisionally close the gap on La Liga leader Atletico Madrid to three points.Cristiano Ronaldo scored two long-range goals while Real Madrid rested several first-choice players for ...
Apr 27, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain - Tito Vilanova, the football coach who succeeded Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and won the Spanish league title in his only season in charge, died Friday of throat cancer. He was 45.Vilanova had a recurring tumor in a saliva gland ...
Apr 26, 2014
CELTA Vigo outclassed Almeria, winning 4-2 as forward Manuel "Nolito" Agudo scored two goals and set up another on Sunday to keep the hosts in the Spanish league's relegation zone.Defender Paulao scored an own-goal and made a ...
Apr 21, 2014
VALENCIA forward Jonas came on in the second half and scored a late equalizer to secure a 1-1 draw at Osasuna in the Spanish league on Saturday.Striker Oriol Riera put Osasuna ahead in the 19th minute when he tapped in ...
Apr 20, 2014
VALENCIA, Spain - Gareth Bale raced down the field, avoided a defender and rolled the ball under goalkeeper Jose Pinto in the 90th minute, giving Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona on Wednesday night and its 19th Copa del Rey title. ...
Apr 17, 2014
DIEGO Costa was injured while scoring Atletico Madrid's second goal in a 2-0 win at 10-man Getafe on Sunday as the team extended its Spanish league lead with five rounds to play but possibly lost its star striker. ...
Apr 14, 2014
BARCELONA isn't used to such demoralizing weeks. After being eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, the Catalan giant made a miserable return to Spanish league action, losing 1-0 at Granada on Saturday and dropping to third place.Barcelona's ...
Apr 13, 2014
ATLETICO Madrid remained in front but found it tough, only overcoming Villarreal, 1-0, on Saturday in La Liga.Barcelona beat Real Betis, 3-1, and Real Madrid routed Real Sociedad, 4-0.Atletico has 79 points, while Barcelona is a point ...
Apr 6, 2014
BARCELONA was banned by Fifa from signing new players for next season after being found guilty on Wednesday of repeatedly breaching transfer regulations in bringing youth players to its renowned La Masia program.The sanction announced Wednesday, which covers the summer and ...
Apr 3, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain - Real Madrid lost 2-1 at Sevilla on Wednesday to slip behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in the race for the Spanish league title Wednesday.Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid in charge with his league-leading 27th goal of the season ...
Mar 27, 2014
CRISTIANO Ronaldo helped Real Madrid reclaim sole possession of the Spanish league lead, scoring one goal and setting up another in a dominant 3-0 victory over 10-man Levante on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu.Ronaldo recorded his league-leading 24th ...
Mar 10, 2014
BARCELONA'S title defense took a blow when it stumbled to a 1-0 defeat at Valladolid, missing the chance to move to the top of the Spanish standings.Lionel Messi was the only Barcelona player who looked sharp, while his teammates ...
Mar 9, 2014
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