Twilight for Busquets, last of Spain’s champs at World CupDecember 6, 2022 GMT
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Sergio Busquets stood in the center circle, hands on hips, a blank look on his face.
He reached soccer’s top step with Spain and now had been stung by La Roja’s third straight elimination from a major tournament on penalty kicks, this time 3-0 to Morocco after a 0-0 draw Tuesday in the round of 16 of the World Cup.
Column: Adam Scott makes sense without making enemiesDecember 6, 2022 GMT
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The player everyone assumed was a lock to join LIV Golf is still a PGA Tour member and might be the only one capable of making sense without making enemies.
Adam Scott speaks without an agenda, and in these acrimonious times, that can make it difficult to discern exactly where he stands.
Argentina eyes $100 billion as US will share banking dataDecember 5, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. and Argentina agreed on Monday to have their tax agencies automatically share data about citizens' banking and investments in each other's countries. The government in Buenos Aires hopes this will lead to an estimated $100 billion that Argentines have tried to shelter in the United States.
McIlroy says Norman rift began with his ‘brainwash’ commentDecember 4, 2022 GMT
Rory McIlroy thought his differences with Greg Norman over a Saudi-funded rival golf league had been patched up. That changed when Norman accused him of being “brainwashed” by golf's ruling brass.
Venezuelan publisher receives award from US book associationNovember 30, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — One of Venezuela's few remaining independent publishers is being honored by the Association of American Publishers, the trade association announced Wednesday.
Editorial Dahbar, which publishes books that include interviews with political prisoners and critiques of the country's criminal justice system, has been given the AAP's International Freedom to Publish/Jeri Laber Award.
Veterans keep important role in Spain’s young World Cup teamNovember 29, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After the final whistle of Spain’s 1-1 draw with Germany at the World Cup on Sunday, coach Luis Enrique went out to the field and began talking to some of his players.
Ricciardo returns to Red Bull as team’s third F1 driverNovember 23, 2022 GMT
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo will return to Red Bull Racing next season as the team's third driver — a role which keeps the popular Australian in Formula One but not on the actual grid.
Champion Max Verstappen ends F1 season with 15th winNovember 20, 2022 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A year after one of the most controversial finishes in the history of Formula One, Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was anything but.
Max Verstappen, as usual this season, was far ahead of the rest on his way to a record-extending 15th win of the season.
Day’s 5 TD passes lead Northern Iowa’s rout of South DakotaNovember 20, 2022 GMT
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Theo Day threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading Northern Iowa's 58-14 rout of South Dakota on Saturday.
The six total touchdowns — all in the first half — were Day's career high.
F1: Verstappen beats Perez to pole for Abu Dhabi GPNovember 19, 2022 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After a public rift, a display of team unity at Red Bull.
A week after Formula One champion Max Verstappen refused the team's order to yield sixth place to Perez in the Brazilian Grand Prix — Verstappen has still not explained exactly why — the Dutch driver led Perez out onto the final lap of qualifying with a slipstream at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Spain defender Azpilicueta seeks success at 3rd World CupNovember 19, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — César Azpilicueta is one of only six players with previous World Cup experience in Spain’s 26-man squad.
Several others, including teenagers Pedri González, Gavi Páez and Alejandro Balde, and 20-year-olds Ansu Fati, Yéremy Pino and Nico Williams, will be playing at the biggest soccer tournament in the world for the first time.
Spain overtakes USA for No. 1 spot in FIBA men’s rankingsNovember 18, 2022 GMT
For the first time in 12 years, USA Basketball is not atop the world men's rankings.
FIBA, the sport's governing body, updated its rankings on Friday — and Spain moved into the top spot, a sliver ahead of the U.S.
Perez, Leclerc battle for 2nd in F1, Vettel in last raceNovember 18, 2022 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two drivers are level on points ahead of the Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi. This time it's only for second place.
Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez are both on 290 points going into the final race Sunday at the Yas Marina circuit.
Verstappen says rift resolved after F1 incident with PerezNovember 17, 2022 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen says he has resolved a conflict involving Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez and is prepared to help him at the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi.
Smaller stakes in F1′s return to Abu Dhabi, drama remainsNovember 16, 2022 GMT
Formula One returns to the scene of one of its most embarrassing championship deciders in history with little on the line one year later.
Column: Verstappen shows crack in relationship with PerezNovember 14, 2022 GMT
Max Verstappen needed only four words for Sergio Perez after his Red Bull Racing teammate dutifully held up Lewis Hamilton in last year's Formula One season finale.
“Checo is a legend,” Verstappen radioed last December.
Italy, France call for ‘full cooperation’ after migrant spatNovember 14, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — The presidents of Italy and France sought to tamp down tensions over migration Monday by asserting the need for “full cooperation” on a host of issues and the importance of strong bilateral relations after days of diplomatic barbs over the fate of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
Uruguay names Suárez and Cavani for last World Cup campaignNovember 11, 2022 GMT
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Strikers Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani and three other veteran Uruguay players will be at the World Cup for the fourth consecutive time.
Led by the veterans and young talents like Federico Valverde, Uruguay's squad for the tournament in Qatar was announced Thursday by coach Diego Alonso.
Ferrari’s Leclerc looks to 2023 in last races of F1 seasonNovember 10, 2022 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc said on Wednesday he will be competing with 2023 in mind during the final two races of the Formula One season.
The next race will be this weekend at Interlagos in Brazil and the final one at Abu Dhabi on Nov.
Mexico’s enthusiastic crowd has F1 drivers calling for rulesNovember 9, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The fans swarming Red Bull's hospitality suite were careful enough to leave a walkway for Sergio Perez to exit. Clad in green, white and red for the Mexican flag or Perez's gear, they desperately waited for their shot at a selfie, a signed program, just a split second of time with their Formula One hero.
Davis, Dustman’s FG help South Dakota St. beat Northern IowaNovember 6, 2022 GMT
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Isaiah Davis ran for 104 yards and a touchdown and Hunter Dustman kicked a 26-yard field goal on the final play of the game to help South Dakota State beat Northern Iowa 31-28 on Saturday night.
Man City celebrations underline tension in title raceNovember 5, 2022 GMT
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola celebrated like Manchester City had won the Premier League title.
Erling Haaland celebrated like Sergio Aguero.
It is early November and this was a 2-1 home win against Fulham – but the reaction from the reigning champions underlined the sense of relief within the Etihad Stadium on a day of high tension.
3 arrested in possible fentanyl ring; girl dies of overdoseNovember 1, 2022 GMT
GALLIANO, La. (AP) — Three Louisiana men have been accused of distributing pills that killed a 15-year-old girl and hospitalized a 16-year-old boy, and more arrests are possible in what investigators believe is a fentanyl ring, a sheriff said Tuesday.
Max Verstappen sets F1 season wins record with 14th victoryOctober 30, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — It quickly became clear this would be the season that Max Verstappen set the record for most wins in a Formula One season.
It was never a question of if the Dutchman would win 14 races.
Dustin Johnson’s team reaches final of LIV team eventOctober 29, 2022 GMT
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson’s season of big LIV money will finish with another seven-figure check.
Johnson and his 4Aces GC team are one of four squads that will play in the finals of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf team championship Sunday, with $16 million — $4 million for each of the four players — awaiting the winning roster in the season-ending event at Trump National Doral.
Verstappen beats Mercedes for pole, closes in on 14th winOctober 29, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Max Verstappen inched closer to a record 14th victory of the Formula One season by holding off a pair of Mercedes and Mexican favorite Sergio Perez to win the pole Saturday for the Mexico City Grand Prix.
Horner says he settled Red Bull F1 dispute to end snipingOctober 29, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The interview was arranged by Cash App, the official financial education partner of Red Bull Racing, and Christian Horner, the head of the Formula One team, was happy to talk about sponsorship activation in the United States.
Perez eyes home win but Verstappen wants record 14th victoryOctober 27, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sergio Perez walked into the Formula One paddock Thursday and was quickly surrounded by adoring fans so hopeful he'll become the first Mexican to win on his home track.
The reception was nothing like the one he received earlier this week when the Red Bull driver did a demonstration run in Guadalajara in front of “about 140,000 people, so for Mexico, not that much.”
With World Cup penalties rising, Switzerland has Sommer-timeOctober 27, 2022 GMT
In an era where more penalties than ever are awarded at the World Cup because of video review, Switzerland can rely on Yann Sommer.
Guardiola irked by Man City’s ongoing penalty problemsOctober 26, 2022 GMT
One of soccer’s most meticulous and deep-thinking coaches, Pep Guardiola seemingly cannot come up with an answer to a big flaw hurting his Manchester City team.
The relatively simple task of converting a penalty.
Spain betting on youngsters to succeed at the World CupOctober 26, 2022 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Spain will look a bit different at this year's World Cup.
Don’t expect to see veterans like Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Andrés Iniesta or David Silva in its squad.
Sainz on pole for US Grand Prix after Verstappen faltersOctober 23, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ferrari's Carlos Sainz will start on pole position for the United States Grand Prix after season champion Max Verstappen finished third in Saturday's qualifying session that began shortly after his Red Bull team learned that founder and owner Dietrich Mateschitz had died.
Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni installed as Italy’s premierOctober 22, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Giorgia Meloni, whose party with neo-fascist roots finished first in recent elections, was sworn in Saturday as Italy's first far-right premier since the end of World War II, pledging to work to help Europe and the United States with common challenges.
Italy’s far-right leader Meloni forms new governmentOctober 21, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Giorgia Meloni on Friday formed Italy’s new ruling coalition, assembling the country's first far-right-led government since the end of World War II and becoming the first woman to obtain the premiership.
MATCHDAY: PSG without Neymar; Juventus in actionOctober 20, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Neymar won't add to his league-high nine goals because the Brazil star is suspended for leader Paris Saint-Germain's trip to face Ajaccio.
Italy’s feuding right-wing leaders aim somehow to governOctober 20, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Formal consultations began on Thursday aimed at giving Italy a new government within days, but feuding between right-wing campaign allies over Russia and Ukraine risks undermining the prospective governing coalition's pro-NATO, pro-Europe pledges.
Austin advances past RSL on penalties after 2-2 drawOctober 16, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brad Stuver stopped two tries in penalty time, a third one sailed high over the crossbar, and Austin advanced past Real Salt Lake 3-1 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the MLS Cup Playoffs on Sunday.
Day accounts for 4 TDs as Northern Iowa routs Utah TechOctober 16, 2022 GMT
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Theo Day threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score, and Northern Iowa racked up 548 yards on offense in a 42-14 victory over Utah Tech on Saturday.
The Panthers (3-4) struck early, with Day's 44-yard touchdown pass to Sergio Morancy coming on their first possession.
Uihlein leads LIV Golf in Jeddah by 1 shot from KoepkaOctober 15, 2022 GMT
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Peter Uihlein takes a one-shot lead going into the final day of the LIV Golf Invitational-Jeddah after a 7-under 63 in the second round on Saturday.
Lewandowski keeps Barcelona barely alive in Champions LeagueOctober 12, 2022 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona couldn't get the victory it needed at home against Inter Milan, and for the second season in a row the Catalan club likely won't make it to the knockout stage of the Champions League.
Without Haaland, 10-man City held by Copenhagen but advancesOctober 11, 2022 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Manchester City juggernaut ground to a halt in the unlikeliest of places on Tuesday.
FC Copenhagen, a team languishing in the bottom half of the Danish league, became the first team to stop City from scoring this season as a Champions League group match overshadowed by early video-review decisions ended in a 0-0 draw.
Annexstad, Illinois State beat Northern Iowa 23-21October 9, 2022 GMT
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Zack Annexstad passed for 257 yards and a touchdown, Ian Wagner kicked three field goals and Illinois State beat Northern Iowa 23-21 Saturday.
Annexstad's 3-yard touchdown pass to Bryson Deming capped a 13-play, 79-yard drive and gave the Red Birds a 7-0 lead with 8:39 left in the first quarter.
10-man PSG extends lead of Ligue 1 to 3 pointsOctober 8, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Ten-man Paris Saint-Germain extended its lead of the French league to three points and stayed undefeated after drawing with Reims 0-0 on Saturday.
The defending champion was short-handed from the 41st minute after Sergio Ramos was sent off for dissent.
Verstappen takes the pole in Japan with season title in viewOctober 8, 2022 GMT
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Max Verstappen of Red Bull will be on pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix as he attempts to clinch his second straight Formula One drivers' title.
Real Salt Lake hosts the Portland Timbers in Western Conference actionOctober 8, 2022 GMT
Portland Timbers (11-8-12, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Real Salt Lake (11-9-10, seventh in the Western Conference)
Sandy, Utah; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Real Salt Lake -113, Portland +265, Draw +285; over/under is 2.5 goals
Verstappen set to win a second straight F1 season titleOctober 7, 2022 GMT
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Ferrari's Charles Leclerc knows it. So does anyone following Formula One; no calculators needed.
Red Bulls' Max Verstappen is set to win his second straight drivers' title, and it's likely to come on Sunday with rain predicted for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
F1 spending-cap ruling coming as drivers at Suzuka weigh inOctober 6, 2022 GMT
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — The governing body of Formula One has put off until Monday a ruling on whether some teams may have exceeded a spending cap.
The contentious issue comes as Red Bull, whose driver Max Verstappen won the title last year, could win another championship on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Rayo scores late to beat last-place Elche in Spanish leagueOctober 3, 2022 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Unai López scored with a volley from outside the area in the final minute of stoppage time to give Rayo Vallecano a 2-1 come-from-behind win over last-placed Elche in the Spanish league on Monday.
Madrid’s perfect season ends as Benzema misses penalty kickOctober 2, 2022 GMT
MADRID (AP) — It was not the return to action that Karim Benzema had hoped for.
Back in Real Madrid's squad after a long injury layoff, the France striker missed a second-half penalty kick that helped to end the team's perfect start to the season.
F1: Verstappen’s title on hold after Perez wins in SingaporeOctober 2, 2022 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Max Verstappen's Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday.
Galaxy clinch playoff berth, tie Salt Lake 1-1 behind CostaOctober 2, 2022 GMT
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy clinched a berth in Major League Soccer's playoffs for the first time since 2019, coming from behind in a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday night as Douglas Costa converted a penalty kick in the 68th minute.
Fire beat Cincinnati, clinching playoff berth for NYCOctober 2, 2022 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jhon Durán scored twice to build a three-goal lead, and the Chicago Fire beat Cincinnati 3-2 on Saturday night in a result that clinched a playoff berth for defending champion New York City.
Giants lose to D-backs, eliminated from playoff contentionOctober 2, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Alcántara had a pair of two-run doubles for Arizona in the Diamondbacks' 8-4 win over San Francisco which eliminated the Giants from postseason contention on Saturday.
Christian Walker went 3 for 5 with an RBI double, finishing a homer shy of hitting for the cycle, for Arizona.
Fortunes reverse for ex-judge and Brazil president he jailedOctober 1, 2022 GMT
CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — When federal judge Sergio Moro resigned to enter politics, many in Brazil believed the anti-corruption crusader who jailed a popular former president could someday occupy the nation’s most powerful office.
F1: Leclerc takes Singapore GP pole as Verstappen aborts lapOctober 1, 2022 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Max Verstappen looked on course for pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday when his Red Bull team aborted his lap with just seconds left in qualifying because of a fuel issue and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc took pole instead.
Davis hits go-ahead double in 9th, Giants beat D-backs 6-5September 24, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — J.D. Davis had the go-ahead RBI double in the ninth, Shelby Miller pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in his season debut and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Friday night.
Dodgers overcome Gallen’s 13 Ks, rally to beat D-backs 3-2September 23, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — So much for Mookie Betts having the night off. The Los Angeles Dodgers needed his bat in the ninth inning and their All-Star came up big off the bench.
Spain wins EuroBasket title, topping France 88-76 for goldSeptember 18, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — For Spain, almost all of the names on the national team’s roster have changed in recent years.
The expectations didn’t. And neither did the results.
Juancho Hernangomez of the Toronto Raptors scored 27 points, his brother Willy Hernangomez added 14 and won tournament MVP honors, and Spain topped France 88-76 on Sunday to win the EuroBasket gold medal.
Negredo late goal gives Cádiz first win in Spanish leagueSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
MADRID (AP) — A goal in stoppage time by 37-year-old Álvaro Negredo gave Cádiz a much-needed 1-0 win at Valladolid in the Spanish league on Friday.
It was Cádiz’s first goal of the season and its first victory after it lost the first five games by a combined score of 0-14.
Brenner leads Cincinnati against Real Salt LakeSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
FC Cincinnati (10-8-12, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Real Salt Lake (11-9-10, seventh in the Western Conference)
Sandy, Utah; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Real Salt Lake -109, FC Cincinnati +259, Draw +277; over/under is 2.5 goals