Club Brugge holds Monaco to 1-1 draw in Champions League

Soccer 10/24/18, 14:59

Thierry Henry failed to get a winning start to his Champions League career as a coach when Club Brugge kept his Monaco to a 1-1 draw, which reduced both teams' chances of advancing from Group A.Monaco's Moussa Sylla, center, scores past Brugge goalkeeper Karlo Letica, left, during a Champions League ...

Starbucks selling stores, closing operations in Europe

Europe 10/18/18, 07:13

Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales.The Seattle-based coffee chain is selling 83 company-owned stores in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg to its longtime partner, Alsea. Alsea will also take over operations at 177 other Starbucks locations in those countries which are owned by ...

Groeneveld scores as Netherlands draws 1-1 with Belgium

Soccer 10/16/18, 16:58

Arnaut Groeneveld celebrated his first start for the Netherlands by scoring a first-half equalizer Tuesday as the Dutch drew 1-1 with neighbor Belgium.The 21-year-old midfielder who plays for Belgium's Club Brugge rounded off a flowing Dutch move in the 27th minute, controlling the ball with his left foot and shooting ...

Father of Kompany elected mayor of Brussels municipality

Soccer 10/15/18, 08:53

The father of Belgium defender Vincent Kompany will become mayor of a Brussels municipality after his party won Sunday's elections.The Manchester City defender says in a video message that his father is the "first black mayor in Belgium — ever" before erupting in cheers.Pierre Kompany, who came from the former ...

Lukaku leads Belgium past Switzerland with a brace

Soccer 10/12/18, 17:05

Romelu Lukaku scored both goals in Belgium's 2-1 win over Switzerland on Friday, putting the Red Devils in the lead of its group in the UEFA Nations League.The Swiss defended strongly throughout the match, but Lukaku converted two chances of three to give top-ranked Belgium the victory.Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, right, ...

China says accusations against alleged spy ‘out of thin air’

China 10/11/18, 06:26

China said Thursday that accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air."Yanjun Xu, an operative of China's Ministry of State Security, was charged Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio, after being extradited to the U.S. ...

Hazard leads Chelsea to 3-0 win at Southampton

Soccer 10/07/18, 12:26

Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard kept up his red-hot form with one goal and an assist to inspire Chelsea to a convincing 3-0 victory against Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.Unbeaten Chelsea, playing in an unfamiliar pale blue kit with orange socks, made a bright start at St. Mary's and ...

4 new players in Netherlands team for Germany

Soccer 10/05/18, 06:38

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has named four new players in the squad to face Germany and Belgium in upcoming internationals.Koeman included PSV Eindhoven players Steven Bergwijn, Denzel Dumfries and Pablo Rosario along with Club Brugge midfielder Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld in his 25-man squad.The Netherlands will play Germany on Oct. 13 ...

Taurasi scores 26, helps US reach World Cup gold-medal game

Basketball 09/29/18, 14:15

Diana Taurasi scored 26 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, to help the U.S. beat Belgium 93-77 on Saturday in the semifinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.Breanna Stewart added 20 points while Brittney Griner had 16 for the Americans, who will be trying to win a third straight gold ...

Update: US reaches gold medal game again at World Cup

Basketball 09/29/18, 11:13

The Latest on the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup semifinals (all times local):8 p.m.Diana Taurasi scored 26 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, to help the U.S. beat Belgium 93-77 in the semifinals of the Women's Basketball World Cup.Breanna Stewart added 20 points while Brittney Griner had 16 for the Americans, ...

USA’s Breanna Stewart shines at World Cup in Spain

Basketball 09/28/18, 15:26

For nearly a decade, Breanna Stewart has been making an impact with USA Basketball.Now a mainstay on the national team, the WNBA MVP is a big reason why the U.S. has been winning at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.She scored 19 points in the quarterfinal win over Nigeria and ...

Spotlight will be on Mbappe’s behavior as he returns for PSG

Soccer 09/27/18, 11:29

The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe for different reasons this weekend.Not for his silky skills, his searing speed, or his ruthless finishing, but for his behavior.The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward will return from a three-game suspension on Saturday at Nice with questions being asked about his attitude.It all started ...

Belgian media say queen mother has stroke

Europe 09/26/18, 04:30

Belgian state media say that the country's queen mother, Queen Paola, has suffered a stroke during a trip to Venice, Italy.Broadcaster RTBF said Wednesday that the 81-year-old Italian-born mother of King Philippe became ill overnight and was to be urgently flown back to Belgium later in the day.FILE - In ...

Update: Miyazawa keys Japan’s 77-75 OT win over Belgium

Basketball 09/23/18, 08:40

The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local):3:45 p.m.Yuki Miyazawa scored 21 points, including two 3-pointers in overtime, and had a big block on Belgium's final possession to help Japan win 77-75 on Sunday.Miyazawa hit consecutive three-pointers and Himawari Akaho added a free throw to ...

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