The Latest: Catalonia protesters lob toilet rolls at demo
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local):
Protesters in Barcelona are throwing hundreds of white paper toilet rolls into the...
Spanish government readies measures amid Catalonia violence
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to stamp out violence in Catalonia, where clashes between regional independence supporters and police have...
League wants to move Barcelona-Madrid game to avoid protests
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer league wants Barcelona's game against Real Madrid to be moved out of the Catalan capital to avoid coinciding with a planned separatist rally.
Catalan protesters, police clash for second straight night
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Violent clashes erupted for a second night in Barcelona between police and protesters angry about the conviction of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders, as Spain launched an...
Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally...
The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local):
Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been...
Barcelona criticizes Spanish Supreme Court’s decision
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has criticized the Spanish Supreme Court's conviction of 12 Catalan politicians and activists for their role in a 2017 secession attempt, saying "prison is not...
Northern Ireland bid to stifle De Jong falls short
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Northern Ireland defender Paddy McNair snapped at the heels of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong for 93 minutes. It still wasn't quite enough.
Messi says he considered leaving Barcelona after tax problem
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi considered leaving Barcelona after being targeted by Spanish tax authorities in the early 2010s.
Messi said in an interview with Catalan radio station...
Busquets on Barca bench as Valverde shakes up hierarchy
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Coach Ernesto Valverde has shaken up the player hierarchy at Barcelona by daring to leave Sergio Busquets on the bench.
Messi scores 1st goal of season as Barca beats Sevilla 4-0
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has ended his mini-scoring drought as Barcelona finds its winning stride.
Messi curled a left-footed free kick over the wall and into the net for his...
What to watch in Europe’s top soccer leagues this weekend
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
The Spanish league has an unusual fight for first place this weekend as leader Real Madrid takes on...
Löw stays with Neuer over ter Stegen as Germany’s No. 1
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Löw is staying with Manuel Neuer as first-choice goalkeeper and called up Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri for the first time on Friday for games...
Liverpool, Barcelona dig out wins in Champions League
With Liverpool throwing away a three-goal lead at Anfield and Barcelona trailing at the Nou Camp, two of the favorites for the Champions League title were in a spot of bother in their iconic...
Suárez scores 2 to give Barca 2-1 comeback win over Inter
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suárez found the best way to silence his critics at Camp Nou.
With Barcelona trailing against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday, the striker...
Thousands march as Catalonia marks secession vote date
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of supporters of the secession of Catalonia from the rest of Spain marched in Barcelona on Tuesday to mark two years since a banned independence referendum that...
Lyon to play Fortuna Hjørring in Women’s Champions League
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Four-time defending champion Lyon has been drawn to play Fortuna Hjørring in the round of 16 of the Women's Champions League.
Giampaolo at risk as gap grows between AC Milan and Inter
MILAN (AP) — The differences between AC Milan and Inter Milan could not be much starker.
Inter prepared for Wednesday's Champions League match at Barcelona by winning 3-1 at Sampdoria to...
Draw for UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 16
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Monday's draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Women's Champions League:
Pique expresses his anger with Barcelona board
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has gone on the attack.
He criticized the club hierarchy after Barcelona's 2-0 weekend win at Getafe in the Spanish league, unhappy...
Spanish league tight at top, Real Sociedad loses at Sevilla
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sevilla beat Real Sociedad 3-2 on Sunday to stop the Basque visitors from going top of a tightly contested Spanish league.
Real Madrid stays top after 0-0 derby draw with Atlético
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid failed to produce any fireworks in a lackluster derby at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, sharing a 0-0 draw that allowed Barcelona to move closer...
Thousands protest arrest of Catalan separatists in Spain
SABADELL, Spain (AP) — Several thousand Spaniards marched near Barcelona on Saturday to protest the jailing of seven Catalan separatists on suspicion they planned to carry out attacks with...
Barcelona beats Getafe as goalkeeper sets up Suárez
GETAFE, Spain (AP) — Barcelona overcame the absence of Lionel Messi to beat Getafe 2-0 in the Spanish league on Saturday with Luis Suárez scoring off a long pass from goalkeeper Marc-André ter...
Villarreal routs Real Betis 5-1, moves near the top in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Villarreal routed Real Betis 5-1 on Friday for its third win in four matches, moving it near the top of the Spanish league.
Karl Toko Ekambi scored twice and Santi Cazorla,...
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Hazard seeks 1st goal for Madrid in derby vs. Atlético
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Eden Hazard is hoping to score his first goal since joining Real Madrid when it visits Atlético Madrid in the Spanish capital derby on Saturday.
7 Catalans jailed as judge opens probe on terrorism charges
MADRID (AP) — Seven Catalan separatists have been jailed as Spain's National Court probes whether their alleged plans to commit violent acts with explosives amount to terrorism.
Barcelona gets tiny fine over Griezmann signing
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish soccer federation has given Barcelona what amounts to a token fine of 300 euros ($329) for negotiating with Antoine Griezmann while he was still under contract...
Messi sidelined again because of muscle injury
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Lionel Messi will be sidelined because of a muscle injury picked up in the first half against Villarreal in a Spanish league match on Tuesday.
Messi goes off at halftime in 1st start since injury layoff
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi was substituted at halftime of his first start for Barcelona since a long injury layoff because of a leg muscle problem.
Messi hurt again as Barcelona beats Villarreal 2-1
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann gave a glimpse of what the duo can achieve for Barcelona, but the partnership didn't last long because of another injury to Messi.
The Latest: Rapinoe wins FIFA player of the year award
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local):
United States forward Megan Rapinoe beat World Cup-winning teammate Alex Morgan...
Spanish police arrest 9 Catalan activists, seize substances
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors called for rebellion and terrorism charges to be leveled against nine activists linked to pro-Catalan independence groups who were arrested Monday on suspicion...
Barcelona still reeling from Anfield collapse back in May
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona hasn't recovered from last season's debacle at Liverpool.
Ever since a team featuring Lionel Messi squandered a three-goal, first-leg advantage at Anfield —...
Madrid rebounds from PSG loss by winning at Sevilla
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Karim Benzema scored in the second half to ensure Real Madrid rebounded from its poor performance in the Champions League with its first victory at Sevilla in four...
Barcelona loses in its worst start in Spain for 25 years
MADRID (AP) — Not even Lionel Messi's return was enough to prevent Barcelona from making its worst start in the Spanish league for 25 years.
Barcelona says it will surpass 1 billion euros in revenue
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says it will become the first sports team in the world to surpass 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) in revenue this season.
Atlético, Real Madrid and Barcelona struggle early on
MADRID (AP) — There's work to do for top Spanish clubs after their Champions League group openers.
Atlético Madrid needs to fix its defense, Barcelona its attack, and Real Madrid has to...
Barca keeper Ter Stegen stakes claim to be Germany’s No. 1
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Whether Germany coach Joachim Löw was watching or not, Marc-André ter Stegen delivered his message.
The Barcelona goalkeeper produced a player-of-the-match...
Ter Stegen saves penalty as Barcelona draws 0-0 at Dortmund
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — The only thing missing for Borussia Dortmund was a goal.
The German team did everything but score as Barcelona barely held on for a 0-0 draw in their Champions...
Haaland hits 3 as Liverpool, Chelsea lose in Champs League
On a night when Europe's biggest stars couldn't find a way to score, teenager Erling Braut Haaland made it look easy.
The 19-year-old Norwegian shone on his Champions League debut, scoring a...
Liverpool begins Champions League defense at Napoli
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Liverpool and Barcelona open their Champions League campaigns with difficult away games on Tuesday as Europe's top club competition...
James Rodríguez gets 2nd chance after return to Real Madrid
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Having gone from star to cast-off at Real Madrid, Colombia midfielder James Rodríguez now has a second chance to regain a prominent role with the 13-time European Cup...
Sevilla takes lead of Spanish league with 1-0 win at Alavés
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A brilliant free kick by Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordán earned a 1-0 victory at Alavés and lifted his team to the top of the Spanish league on Sunday.
Camp Nou discovers Barca’s teen sensation; Hazard debuts
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A teenage sensation led Barcelona to a commanding victory over Valencia in the Spanish league on Saturday, while Eden Hazard made his long-awaited debut for Real Madrid...
Barca teen Ansu Fati leads rout of Valencia, sets new record
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Injuries to Lionel Messi and Barcelona's other top attacking players gave an unknown 16-year-old teenager from Guinea-Bissau the rarest of chances to bring a stunned Camp...