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Spain names Rafael Nadal as Rio flag-bearer

Tennis star Rafael Nadal will carry the Spanish flag at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, the Spanish Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday.

28 Apr 2016 2:43 AM

Premier League: Atletico look to upset Bayern

Bayern Munich players at a training session in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, the eve their Champions League semi-final first leg game against Atletico Madrid. (Photo: AP)

27 Apr 2016 6:38 AM

Spanish League: Villarreal, Real Sociedad in stalemate

Villarreal moved a point closer to sealing their return to the Champions League after a four-year absence as they warmed up for their Europa League semi-final against Liverpool with a 0-0 draw with Re

26 Apr 2016 2:36 AM

Spanish League: Barcelona fix Sporting Gijon with six

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez celebrates in their Spanish League match against Real Sporting de Gijón at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Saturday. Suarez scored four goals as Barcelona won 6-0. (Photo: AFP)

25 Apr 2016 6:10 AM

La Liga Preview: Revived Barcelona face Gijon

Having scored four and provided three assists as Barcelona roared back into form with an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna in midweek, Luis Suarez has refused to contemplate any other outcome than

23 Apr 2016 6:33 AM


Spanish League: Barcelon rebound

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez (second from left) is congratulated by team mates after scoring in a Spanish League match against Deportivo at the Riazor Stadium in A Coruna on Wednesday. Barca won 8-0. (Photo: AP)

22 Apr 2016 3:02 AM

Cervantes’ Don Quixote published in 17,000 tweets

A retired computer engineer is marking the fourth centenary of the death of Spain’s revered author Miguel de Cervantes by publishing his best-known novel Don Quixote online — one Twitter message at a

21 Apr 2016 3:51 AM

Barcelona on brink of implosion

Barcelona must reverse an amazing loss of form to win all five of their remaining La Liga games to be assured of retaining their title, starting with a trip to Deportivo la Coruna on Wednesday.

20 Apr 2016 2:15 AM

Oh! barcelona

Spanish champs slump to fourth loss in five games; Atletico joint top

19 Apr 2016 6:20 AM

Once unbeatable, Barcelona moves on after collapse

Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann (left) vies with Barcelona defenders Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique during the Champions League quarter-final at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)

16 Apr 2016 2:59 AM


Champions League: Griezmann dumps Barca out

Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann scores past Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen in their Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid on Wednesday. The hosts won 2-0 and 3-2 on aggregate. (Photo: AP )

14 Apr 2016 11:37 PM

Champions League: Hat-trick hero

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is tackled by Wolfsburg’s Naldo in their Champions League quarter-final second leg match at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Tuesday. (Photo: AP )

14 Apr 2016 4:04 AM

Zidane seeks patience in Real recovery mission

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted he remains positive his side will overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League semi-finals against Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

11 Apr 2016 11:38 PM

Barcelona’s Sociedud

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (right) is dejected as Real Sociedad players celebrate their 1-0 win over the defending Spanish champions at Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

11 Apr 2016 3:14 AM

Barcelona wary of slippery trip; Real up for Eibar

Barcelona must overturn a terrible run of results away to Real Sociedad in recent years to prevent losing their grip on the Spanish title race when they visit Anoeta on Saturday.

09 Apr 2016 2:58 AM


Only a win will do for Zinedine Zidane

Facing his first El Clasico, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane knows nothing other than victory at Barcelona will be enough.

02 Apr 2016 12:44 AM

Real Madrid’s redemption

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (second from right) at a training session in Madrid on Friday, the eve of their Spanish League match against Barcelona. (Photo: AP)

02 Apr 2016 12:41 AM

Spanish League: BBC on air for Real

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (second from right) heads the ball in their Spanish League match against Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid on Sunday. Real won 4-0. (Photo: AP)

22 Mar 2016 1:01 AM

Jose Mourinho has a deal with Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has signed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United with a view to replacing Louis van Gaal as manager of the English giants next season, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported on Sun

21 Mar 2016 7:36 AM

Spanish League: Casemiro the hero as Real survive at Palmas

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (left) takes the ball away from Las Palmas’ Lemos in their Spanish League match at the Gran Canaria Stadium in Las Palmas on Sunday. Real won 2-1. (Photo: AP)

15 Mar 2016 1:11 AM