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  • Banned Suarez may make Barcelona debut in El Clasico 5 days ago

    Madrid: Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October. La Liga announced its fixtures for the season on Thursday and the first meeting of the two Spanish...
  • Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Miguel Moya from Getafe June 4, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid says goalkeeper Miguel Moya has agreed to a transfer from crosstown club Getafe. Moya's arrival could pave the way for the exit of Belgium goalie Thibaut Courtois, who has played at Atletico for the past three seasons on loan from Chelsea. Atletico say Moya has agreed to...
  • Malaga confirm Javi Gracia as first team coach May 30, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish Primera Liga outfit Malaga on Friday confirmed former Osasuna coach Javi Gracia as the successor to Bernd Schuster as first team coach. Gracia has agreed a two-season contract with the club, which ended this season in mid-table after flirting with the bottom three for much of the campaign, reports...
  • New York City FC to sign David Villa: reports May 29, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid forward David Villa is about to sign a three-year contract with New York City FC, according to news reports Thursday. Villa will be transferred to NYCFC in the summer of 2014. Spanish radio station Cadena Cope said that the US club, who are jointly owned by Manchester City...
  • Atletico Madrid sign teenage Argentine forward Angel Correa May 28, 2014

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign teenage forward Angel Correa from San Lorenzo in his native Argentina on a five-year contract pending a medical. "Our club has reached agreement with San Lorenzo on the transfer of the young Argentine talent," Atletico said in a statement on their website late...
  • Gerard Pique agrees four-year contract extension with Barcelona May 20, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has agreed to a four-year contract extension that will tie him to the club until 2019. The Spain international has been an integral part of Barcelona's success, helping the club win two Champions Leagues titles and five of the past six league trophies since his arrival...
  • Lionel Messi signs new contract with Barcelona May 19, 2014

    Lionel Messi signed a new contract with Barcelona on Monday that will reportedly make the four-times World Player of the Year soccer's best-paid player with a net annual salary of 20 million euros ($27.4 million). In a statement the La Liga club said that "Barcelona announces the signing of the agreement...
  • As it happened: Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, La Liga title decider May 17, 2014

    La Liga is set for one of its most thrilling finishes as Barcelona host leaders Atletico Madrid in a winner-takes-all showdown at the Nou Camp. ...
  • Unheralded Thomas Pieters sets pace at Spanish Open May 17, 2014

    Little-known Belgian Thomas Pieters stole the show in the second round of the Spanish Open in Girona on Friday, surging to the top of the leaderboard with a second consecutive three-under-par 69. The 22-year-old was one stroke ahead of overnight leader Eddie Pepperell of Britain (71) and Dutchman Joost Luiten (69)....
  • Coach Javier Aguirre to leave Espanyol after disappointing campaign May 16, 2014

    Espanyol coach Javier Aguirre will leave at the end of the season when his contract expires after an indifferent campaign in which Barcelona's second club flirted with relegation. Winless since the end of March, Espanyol are 12th with one game left, six points above the drop zone in a crowded lower...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit to face Espanyol, says Carlo Ancelotti May 16, 2014

    Real Madrid's top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from a series of niggling injuries and is fit to play in Saturday's La Liga game at home to Espanyol, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. The Portugal captain limped out of the 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid on May 7 with an...
  • Lionel Messi to be world's highest-paid footballer May 16, 2014

    Barcelona and Lionel Messi have agreed on an improved contract that will reportedly make the four-time World Player of the Year football's best-paid player with a net annual salary of 20 million euros ($27.4 million). Barcelona did not publish details of the deal but Spanish media said Messi, 26, would remain...
  • Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa set to start against Barcelona May 16, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says striker Diego Costa has recovered from a hamstring injury and will start against Barcelona on Saturday in the Spanish league title decider. Costa missed Sunday's 1-1 draw against Malaga but will return with Atletico on the verge of winning its first league title in...
  • Barcelona ready to seize second chance, says Xavi May 14, 2014

    Barcelona are ready to grasp their second chance with both hands and snatch the Spanish title from Atletico Madrid in a winner-takes-all clash this weekend, midfielder Xavi said on Wednesday. Barca looked out of the running for top spot a few weeks ago but with the leading three sides in Spain...
  • Victor Valdes says goodbye to Barcelona after 12 seasons May 14, 2014

    Goalkeeper Victor Valdes has bid adieu to Barcelona after 12 trophy-filled seasons. In an open letter released by the Catalan club, Valdes said "the moment has arrived to say goodbye". Valdes announced in January that he would be leaving his boyhood club come season end. He hasn't played since March when he...
  • Atletico Madrid have the character to win La Liga: Jose Sosa May 12, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have the "character and strength" to go to Barcelona this weekend, beat their only remaining title rivals and seal their first La Liga triumph since 1996, according to midfielder Jose Sosa. Spain's top flight has gone down to the wire after leaders Atletico (89 points) and second-placed Barca (86)...
  • Mercedes ready to pump up the volume in Formula One May 12, 2014

    Mercedes may have the answer for Formula One fans longing for more engine noise in the new V6 era and they are ready to sound off about it. The season's dominant team, runaway winners of all five races so far, will try a new 'megaphone' type exhaust at a test in...
  • Charles scores twice as Celta Vigo defeat Real Madrid 2-0 May 12, 2014

    Celta have recorded a 2-0 surprise win over Real Madrid at the Balaidos in Sunday's La Liga encounter to end the away side's title dreams. Real, who at the start of the match were trailing leaders Atletico Madrid by four points and second-placed Barcelona by one, sent out a host of...
  • Formula One standings after the Spanish Grand Prix 2014 May 12, 2014

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg sped away to their fourth straight one-two finish at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday in a dominant performance that does not bode well for the rest of the Formula One field. Hamilton took off from pole position and stayed ahead of Rosberg - despite...
  • Force India finish 9th, 10th in Spain May 11, 2014

    Barcelona: Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished ninth and 10th, respectively, at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday. The race was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling finish just 0.6 seconds ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg while...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix for fourth win in a row May 11, 2014

    Montmelo: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg sped away to their fourth straight one-two finish at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday in a dominant performance that does not bode well for the rest of the Formula One field. Hamilton took off from pole position and stayed ahead of Rosberg -...
  • As it happened: Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2014 May 11, 2014

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to start from pole as the Spanish Grand Prix 2014 at Catalunya circuit gets underway. Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday as Mercedes were again in a class of their own in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, while...
  • Ferrari mark Michael Schumacher's 1st win with team May 11, 2014

    Spain: Ferrari drivers and staff have gathered to send a message of hope to Michael Schumacher and commemorate his first Formula One victory at the Spanish Grand Prix with the team he led to five world championships. Drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen flanked new team principal Marco Mattiacci among about...
  • Grid penalty means more pain for Sebastian Vettel in Spain May 10, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel's Spanish Grand Prix weekend went from bad to worse after Red Bull confirmed a gearbox change that dropped the Formula One champion to 15th on the starting grid for Sunday's race. The 26-year-old quadruple champion has suffered a series of setbacks since he arrived at the Circuit de Catalunya...
  • Force India fail to qualify in top-10 of Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    Barcelona: Either of the Force India drivers failed to make Q3 for the first time this Formula One season after Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez set the 11th and 12th fastest times respectively in the Spanish Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. The Circuit de Catalunya is not among the stronger tracks...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton takes pole position for Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    Montmelo: Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday as Mercedes was again in a class of its own in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, while four-time champion Sebastian Vettel was left stranded by his faulty Red Bull. Hamilton clocked a leading lap of...
  • Mercedes top 3rd practice at Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    Montmelo: Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton maintained their dominance through the third practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday. Rosberg, who leads the Formula One standings by four points over Hamilton, recorded the fastest lap in the final one-hour session of 1 minute, 25.887 seconds. Hamilton was less...
  • Jean-Eric Vergne handed 10-place grid penalty at Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    French driver Jean-Eric Vergne was handed a 10-place grid penalty and his Toro Rosso Formula One team fined 30,000 euros ($41,300) on Friday after the right rear wheel came off his car during Spanish Grand Prix practice. Stewards said in a statement that the turn one incident, during the afternoon session...
  • Hamilton tops first two practice sessions of Spanish GP May 9, 2014

    Montmelo: Sebastian Vettel's day ended with the four-time defending Formula One champion hitching a ride on a scooter after his Red Bull puttered out. Lewis Hamilton finished Friday's opening day of practice at the Spanish Grand Prix with the top times from both training sessions. The British driver is looking to...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fastest in first Spanish Grand Prix practice May 9, 2014

    Race favourite Lewis Hamilton set the pace for dominant Mercedes in first Spanish Grand Prix practice on Friday while the pain remained the same for Sebastian Vettel despite a Red Bull chassis switch. Hamilton's fastest lap of one minute 27.023 seconds, set six minutes from the end, was 0.868 quicker than...