Salah seeking redemption in Champions League final

Sports 05/30/19, 04:23

His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the airport in Kiev with the rest of Liverpool's disappointed players as they made their way back from the Champions League final last year.Heads were down. No ...

Amazing matches highlight epic Champions League season

Soccer 05/09/19, 07:42

Remarkably and improbably, it will be Liverpool and Tottenham playing for the Champions League title on June 1.The all-English final in Madrid seemed all-but impossible before back-to-back, second-half comebacks in both semifinals.It was a fitting way for the finalists to ...

Sports director Monchi returns to Sevilla

Sports 03/17/19, 07:41

Sevilla says former sports director Roman "Monchi" Rodriguez, the man credited with building several title-winning squads, is returning to his old job.Monchi had left Sevilla two years ago to join Roma, but he left the Italian club last week after ...

Ramos does self-interview to discuss Madrid crisis

Soccer 03/11/19, 10:04

With Real Madrid still recovering from one of the worst weeks in club history, team captain Sergio Ramos felt some issues needed to be addressed publicly.So he did it himself.In a self-interview posted on Instagram, Ramos talked about the "disastrous" ...

Ajax hopes to take advantage of Ramos’ absence

Soccer 03/04/19, 16:58

Needing goals, Ajax hopes to take advantage of Sergio Ramos' absence when it faces Real Madrid in the second leg of the round of 16 in the Champions League.Ramos, the Real Madrid captain, is suspended from Tuesday's match because of ...

UEFA bans Sergio Ramos for additional Champions League game

Sports 02/28/19, 13:15

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been banned for an additional Champions League game for deliberately provoking a yellow card to control the timing of a one-game suspension.UEFA says its disciplinary panel found Ramos guilty of "clearly receiving a yellow ...

UEFA charges Madrid captain Ramos for deliberate yellow card

Soccer 02/26/19, 13:49

UEFA has formally charged Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos with deliberately getting a yellow card to control the timing of a Champions League ban.UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case Thursday.Ramos risks an additional suspension from the first ...

UEFA charges Valencia’s Kondogbia for deliberate yellow card

Soccer 02/15/19, 13:56

UEFA has charged Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia with intentionally getting a yellow card in a Europa League game against Celtic.UEFA announced the case Friday, one day after opening an investigation into Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos for a suspected similar ...

UEFA investigates Ramos over possibly intentional booking

Soccer 02/14/19, 12:22

UEFA is investigating reported comments by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos that he intentionally got a yellow card to provoke a favorable Champions League ban.Ramos risks an additional one-game sanction — for a quarterfinals first-leg game — if UEFA decides ...

Real Madrid wins Madrid derby and rises back to 2nd

Soccer 02/09/19, 12:43

In a derby marked by video review, Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid 3-1 on Saturday to overcome the city rival in the Spanish league standings and return to second place for the first time since September.An overhead kick by Casemiro, ...

Benzema scores 2 as 10-man Madrid wins 4-2 at Espanyol

Soccer 01/27/19, 17:09

Karim Benzema put in a brilliant performance and scored two goals in a 4-2 win for 10-man Real Madrid against Espanyol in the Spanish league on Sunday.The French striker opened the scoring only four minutes into the match in Barcelona ...

Real Madrid beats Leganes 3-0 in Copa del Rey

Sports 01/09/19, 17:53

Real Madrid avoided the upset this time, beating Leganes 3-0 on Wednesday to move closer to the last eight of the Copa del Rey.After being eliminated by Leganes in the competition's quarterfinals last season, Real Madrid cruised to a first-leg ...

Real Madrid denies Ramos breached anti-doping rules

Soccer 11/23/18, 17:18

Real Madrid has denied Sergio Ramos broke anti-doping rules as suggested by German magazine Der Spiegel in the latest "Football Leaks" revelations.The magazine reported Ramos failed a doping test after the Champions League final against Juventus in 2017, and that ...

Madrid wins 4-2 at Celta for 4th straight win under Solari

Soccer 11/11/18, 18:39

Karim Benzema scored a superb opening goal in Real Madrid's 4-2 win at Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Sunday, boosting interim coach Santiago Solari's chances of staying in charge of the European champions.Benzema displayed exquisite control to get ...

Madrid needs late own-goal, penalty to end league slump

Soccer 11/03/18, 13:22

Real Madrid needed an own-goal and late penalty to beat Valladolid 2-0 Saturday and end its slump in the Spanish league as interim coach Santiago Solari made his home debut.Substitute Vinicius Junior's off-target shot took a deflection off defender Kiko ...

Madrid players behind Lopetegui after calls for change

Soccer 10/22/18, 12:10

Most Real Madrid fans have lost their patience with Julen Lopetegui, but the coach still has his players behind him.Lopetegui is under fire with Madrid on a five-game winless streak that included its longest scoring drought ever. Fans loudly jeered ...

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