Update: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Europe 10/14/19, 14:27

The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Protesters block the roads leading to El Prat airport, ...

Gatecrasher Tottenham takes on storied Liverpool in CL final

Soccer 05/30/19, 10:38

Familiar territory for Liverpool. So very unfamiliar for Tottenham.The second all-English Champions League final in history pits one of Europe's most successful clubs against a side unexpectedly gatecrashing the continent's elite.After losing last year's final to Real Madrid, Juergen Klopp's ...

Tottenham arrives in Madrid for Champions League final

Soccer 05/29/19, 14:23

Tottenham has arrived in Madrid for the Champions League final against Liverpool.The squad landed at Madrid's international airport on Wednesday evening, three days before Saturday's final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.The team will practice at Real Madrid's training center in ...

Atletico Madrid reaches deal to sign Porto defender Felipe

Sports 05/28/19, 16:22

Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal to sign Porto defender Felipe for 20 million euros ($22.4 million).Atletico says the 30-year-old Brazilian central defender will join on a three-year contract.He will help the Spanish club fill the void left ...

Unprecedented security plan set for Champions League final

Sports 05/28/19, 07:45

Spain says it will deploy unprecedented security measures for Saturday's "high risk" Champions League final in Madrid.Spanish authorities say the police operation prepared for the final between Liverpool and Tottenham will be the biggest ever for a sporting event in ...

Future uncertain for Catalan separatists elected in Europe

Europe 05/27/19, 09:49

Three jailed or fugitive Catalan politicians hope to use their freshly won seats in the European Parliament as loudspeakers for their separatist cause in northeastern Spain — although actually being sworn in as lawmakers will be the first obstacle they ...

Pochettino’s joke falls flat at Real Madrid

Soccer 05/24/19, 11:26

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino's comments about Real Madrid's lack of hospitality didn't go over too well in the Spanish capital.Pochettino told Spanish radio station Cope, in a joking tone, that Madrid president Florentino Perez told him that he can sleep ...

Diego Costa injures ankle in Atletico Madrid friendly

Soccer 05/21/19, 15:44

Atletico Madrid says Diego Costa sprained his left ankle in the team's 2-1 loss in a friendly against Beitar Jerusalem on Tuesday.Costa left the field on a stretcher in the first half of the match in Jerusalem, which marked his ...

Jailed deputies allowed to attend Spanish Parliament session

Europe 05/21/19, 03:10

A fragmented Spanish Parliament has convened for the first time, including five Catalan politicians released from prison for the occasion and escorted there by police.Four separatists, on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt, were elected to the Congress of Deputies ...

Real Madrid extends Kroos’ contract until 2023

Sports 05/20/19, 08:22

Real Madrid says it has extended Toni Kroos' contract until the end of the 2023 season.The 29-year-old midfielder, whose contract was to expire at the end of the 2022 season, joined from Bayern Munich after winning the World Cup with ...

Spain: 5 Catalan separatist prisoners escorted to Parliament

Europe 05/20/19, 05:04

The five separatist leaders on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt who were elected to the Spanish Parliament last month have picked up their official credentials under police escort.The Supreme Court allowed the five to get their credentials on Monday ...

Madrid loses last match of season to forget

Soccer 05/19/19, 07:50

Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing its last match of the Spanish league on Sunday.Many of the frustrated fans at the Santiago Bernabeu jeered Madrid's players after the 2-0 loss ...

Isco and Cazorla back with Spain; Luis Enrique still absent

Soccer 05/17/19, 06:16

Francisco "Isco" Alarcón and Santi Cazorla are back with Spain's national team for next month's European Championship qualifiers against the Faeroe Islands and Sweden.Isco had not been called up for the previous round of qualifiers because he hadn't been playing ...

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