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  • Quintana favorite for Vuelta with rivals hurting

    August 21, 2014

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - With his rivals banged and bruised, Colombian climber Nairo Quintana is viewing the Spanish Vuelta as an excellent opportunity to win his second grand tour of the season and confirm his status as cycling's rising star.

  • Bundesliga riding high after Germany World Cup win

    August 21, 2014

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Bayern Munich kicks off the defense of its Bundesliga title on Friday against revamped Wolfsburg with fans hoping for a thrilling season after Germany's triumph at the World Cup in Brazil.

  • Ancelotti: Di Maria wants to leave Madrid

    August 21, 2014

    MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer.

  • 5 things to know about the English Premier League

    August 21, 2014

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits' pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest its slump.

  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

    August 21, 2014

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) - Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another.

  • European soccer clubs opening US academies

    August 21, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) - As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially.

  • 5 things to know about the Spanish league

    August 21, 2014

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Spanish league opens this weekend with the three main title contenders - Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Barcelona- all facing smaller clubs they will be expected to beat.

  • Dortmund hopes to raise cash in stock issue

    August 21, 2014

    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) - Borussia Dortmund is hoping to raise fresh capital with a stock issue expected to bring in 114.4 million euros ($151.72 million) in an effort to reduce debt and give the club more financial clout.

  • Column: In France, a small team makes a big point

    August 21, 2014

    PARIS (AP) - The principle, beautiful in its simplicity, motivates players in open leagues everywhere, be they school kids or hardened pros: Play well enough through the season to finish top or near the top of the division and the end reward will be promotion to bigger and better things.

  • Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

    August 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open.