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Five talking points from the last La Liga weekend

20 May 2019

BARCELONA Valencia won 2-0 at Real Valladolid on Saturday to finish fourth in La Liga and seal qualification for next year's Champions League, while Girona were relegated after a 2-1 defeat at Alaves.

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

13 May 2019

BARCELONA As Barcelona's win over Getafe could not stop the inquest into their calamitous Champions League exit, Valencia took control of the race for fourth with a 3-1 win over Alaves while Girona moved to the verge of relegation after a 2-1 defeat by Levante on Sunday.

Thiem ousts Federer in Madrid Open thriller to reach semis

10 May 2019

MADRID Dominic Thiem edged a thrilling clash with Roger Federer 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4 to end the Swiss veteran's clay season comeback and reach the Madrid Open semi-finals on Friday.

Halep to face Bertens in Madrid Open final

10 May 2019

MADRID Simona Halep reached her fourth Madrid Open final with a 6-2 6-7(2) 6-0 win over Belinda Bencic on Friday and will face last year's runner up Kiki Bertens, who beat Sloane Stephens 6-2 7-5.

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

07 May 2019

BARCELONA Champions Barcelona lost 2-0 at Celta Vigo while Getafe earned an important 2-0 win over Girona in their bid to secure Champions League qualification.

Spain change Copa del Rey and Super Cup formats

29 Apr 2019

BARCELONA The Spanish FA (RFEF) approved changes to the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup formats for the 2019-20 season and beyond, in a meeting on Monday.

Soccer-Spain change Copa del Rey and Super Cup formats

29 Apr 2019

BARCELONA, April 29 The Spanish FA (RFEF) approved changes to the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup formats for the 2019-20 season and beyond, in a meeting on Monday.

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

29 Apr 2019

BARCELONA Barcelona beat Levante 1-0 on Saturday to win their 26th La Liga title, while third place Real Madrid fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat by Rayo Vallecano on Sunday as their dismal season drags on.

Lucky loser Jarry stuns Alexander Zverev in Barcelona Open

23 Apr 2019

BARCELONA Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Barcelona Open in the second round on Tuesday, continuing his troubled start to 2019.

Soccer: Solskjaer will use 'gut feeling' to pick United team for Barca

15 Apr 2019

BARCELONA Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will let his "last little gut feeling" decide his starting lineup for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Barcelona.

World News

Thai exiles in fear after murders and disappearances

When members of the exiled Thai protest band Faiyen learned that the concrete-stuffed bodies of two Thai activists who had disappeared from Laos had been found in the Mekong River, they grew worried about their own fates.