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Nadal’s Number One Ranking at Risk to Serbian Novak Djokovic at Madrid Masters

Nadal’s Number One Ranking at Risk to Serbian Novak Djokovic at Madrid Masters

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal got in an initial practice session Thursday ahead of next week's Madrid Masters, where Serbia's Novak Djokovic has an outside chance of wresting the No. 1 ranking away from the slumping Spaniard. continue reading »

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid routed Bayern Munich 4-0 here Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal, moving one step closer to a 10th title in Europe's elite club competition. Winning 5-0 on aggregate, the Blancos will have to wait for the outcome of Wednesday's contest between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea to find out who they will face in next month's final. continue reading »

Brazilian Dani Alves has Last Laugh on Racists as Barcelona Beat Villarreal

Brazilian Dani Alves has Last Laugh on Racists as Barcelona Beat Villarreal

The Barcelona defender Dani Alves showed a humorous response to racist abuse after eating a banana thrown at him during Barcelona's La Liga victory at Villarreal on Sunday. The Brazilian full-back was preparing to take a corner at Villarreal's El Madrigal stadium when the piece of fruit landed on the pitch next to him. A nearby linesman and the home supporters were then surprised to see the Barça player peel open the banana and eat it while proceeding to take the corner. continue reading »

After 8 Year Absence Tenor Jose Carreras Make Triumph Return in Spain

After 8 Year Absence Tenor Jose Carreras Make Triumph Return in Spain

Spanish tenor Jose Carreras has made a triumphant return to opera in "El Juez" by Austrian composer Christian Kolonovits. continue reading »

Beloved Former Barca Coach Tito Vilanova Dies at Age 45

Beloved Former Barca Coach Tito Vilanova Dies at Age 45

Former FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova died Friday at a clinic here, the club said. He was 45. continue reading »

Ancient Cave in Spain Could Hold Origins of the Study of Astronomy

Ancient Cave in Spain Could Hold Origins of the Study of Astronomy

A cave located on Spain's Canary Islands, in what was probably the aboriginal region of Artevigua, could reveal an unsuspected knowledge of astronomy by the ancient islanders since it marks equinoxes and solstices, while inside it the light recreates images related to fertility. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid to Face Major Challenges in the Next Few Weeks

Atletico Madrid to Face Major Challenges in the Next Few Weeks

April will be a "very decisive month" for Atletico Madrid as it fights to stay atop the Spanish first division and prepares for a Champions League semifinal against Chelsea, top striker Diego Costa says. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

A tremendous individual effort by Welsh international Gareth Bale with six minutes left in regulation gave Real Madrid a 2-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona in Wednesday's 2014 Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Foreign Investment in Spanish Real Estate Hits 9-Year High

Foreign Investment in Spanish Real Estate Hits 9-Year High

Foreign investment in Spanish real estate rose in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year to 6.45 billion euros ($8.95 billion), the highest level registered in the past nine years and 16 percent more than in 2012. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas Partakes in Holy Week Events in Spain

Antonio Banderas Partakes in Holy Week Events in Spain

Actor Antonio Banderas said Sunday that he returned once again for Holy Week to his hometown of Malaga, a city in southern Spain, to "rest" from the "whirlpool" of making four films this year and enjoy his "people." continue reading »

Fire Forces 100 People to Evacuate Spanish Island

Fire Forces 100 People to Evacuate Spanish Island

Some 100 people were evacuated Saturday as a fire spread in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Foil Immigration Scheme Involving Dominican Basketball Players

Spanish Authorities Foil Immigration Scheme Involving Dominican Basketball Players

Fifteen Dominicans were arrested for illegally bringing into Spain some of their countrymen by having them pass for professional basketball players, Spanish police said Friday. continue reading »

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid will take on Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid will square off against Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals, which will get underway later this month. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

Real Madrid said new tests showed Cristiano Ronaldo has sustained a left hamstring injury but did not indicate how much longer the star forward would be out of action. continue reading »

Spain Surpasses France as No. 2 Wine Producer in the World

Spain Surpasses France as No. 2 Wine Producer in the World

Spain last year became the world's second-largest wine producer, moving ahead of France - but still behind Italy - thanks to a 31 percent production increase over 2012 to 42.7 million hectoliters (about 1.13 billion gallons), the International Organization of Vine and Wine, or OIV, said Wednesday. continue reading »