Spain: Coach Luis Enrique staying despite personal problem

Sports 05/17/19, 09:12

The Spanish soccer federation has dismissed concerns about coach Luis Enrique leaving the national team.The federation has not considered replacing him despite his long absence for personal reasons, it said on Friday.Luis Enrique missed the first round of qualifiers for the European Championship this year and will miss the next ...

Benzema strikes late to give Madrid 3-2 win over Huesca

Soccer 03/31/19, 16:10

Karim Benzema scored in the 89th minute to give Real Madrid a 3-2 victory over bottom side Huesca in the Spanish league on Sunday.Benzema curled a shot from the left side of the area into the far corner of the net to save host Madrid from an embarrassing draw in ...

Real Madrid beats Celta Vigo 2-0 on Zidane’s return

Soccer 03/16/19, 12:49

Zinedine Zidane brought the old guard back as his second stint in charge of Real Madrid began with a 2-0 win against relegation-threatened Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday.Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, who had been sidelined by former coach Santiago Solari, and Gareth Bale, a reserve before Zidane's return, ...

Isco out of revamped Spain squad for Euro 2020 qualifying

Soccer 03/15/19, 07:42

Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been left out of the Spain squad, paying the price for not playing often enough for Real Madrid under coach Santiago Solari.Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion, Saul Niguez and Thiago Alcantara also missed out on coach Luis Enrique's list Friday for this month's European Championship qualifying matches against ...

Lletget leads US to 2nd straight win under Berhalter

Soccer 02/02/19, 18:09

Sebastian Lletget scored and assisted in his return to the site of his career-interrupting foot injury two years ago, leading the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 in an exhibition Saturday that made Gregg Berhalter just the third coach to win his first two matches with the American national team.The ...

Update: Gruden, Shanahan hoping for edge at Senior Bowl

Football 01/22/19, 16:43

The Latest on the Senior Bowl (all times local):3:40 p.m.Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden and San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan would much rather be preparing for the Super Bowl than coaching in Saturday's Senior Bowl. But they're hoping to benefit from a week of face time with the all-star game's prospects.Gruden ...

Broncos hire 49ers QBs coach Scangarello as OC

Football 01/16/19, 22:04

The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive coordinator Wednesday."We're getting an experienced coach who was a trusted and valued assistant with Kyle Shanahan for three seasons," ...

Playoff-bound Rams go for NFC West sweep against Niners

Football 12/27/18, 15:42

Although the Los Angeles Rams already wrapped up their second straight NFC West title four weeks ago, they're embracing the chance to rub it in.The Rams (12-3) will go for a six-game sweep of their three divisional opponents Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers (4-11). A win also ...

Rams will play Gurley if healthy to secure first-round bye

Football 12/24/18, 18:32

Effectively locked into their playoff seed last season, the Los Angeles Rams rested nearly all of their key players against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17.The Rams will again host the 49ers in the regular-season finale on Sunday, but have plenty to play for this time around.Coach Sean McVay ...

Harbaugh says he’s staying at Michigan, not returning to NFL

Football 12/09/18, 17:07

Jim Harbaugh insisted he is staying at Michigan to coach, responding to speculation he is returning to the NFL.The former San Francisco 49ers coach told ESPN he is not going anywhere ."This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day," Harbaugh told ESPN. ...

Turnovers, leaky defense compound Buccaneers QB quandary

Football 11/19/18, 19:48

Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick.It doesn't seem to matter who's playing quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Turnovers and a leaky defense are hindering the team's chances of being successful.The Bucs (3-7) have dropped seven of eight games following a 2-0 start, vacillating back and forth between Winston and Fitzpatrick, ...

New York Giants finally get that winning feeling back

Football 11/13/18, 19:13

After five straight weeks of preparing and coming up empty, the New York Giants have something to smile about starting off a week.It's amazing what a win can do for a team."Anytime you win, it kind of verifies that what you're doing is right," coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday, less ...

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