80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Jul 14, 2016

80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Eighty years ago, civil war broke out in Spain, a painful, bloody wound that has yet to heal. A dark prelude to World War II, the conflict unleashed passions around the world for close to three years and led to a decades-long dictatorship. It ...

Spanish matador fatally gored; first time since 1985

Jul 11, 2016

Spanish matador fatally gored; first time since 1985

A bullfighter was fatally gored in Spain in an eastern town — the first professional matador to be killed in the ring in more than three decades. Victor Barrio, 29, was pronounced dead late Saturday by a surgeon at the Teruel bullring. Barrio was ...

Croatia condemns Spain to Italy showdown at Euros

Jun 22, 2016

Croatia condemns Spain to Italy showdown at Euros

Spain’s long unbeaten run at the European Championship ended when Croatia rallied for a stunning 2-1 win on Tuesday, sending the two-time champions into an intense, high-profile knockout match against Italy in the round of 16. Ivan Perisic’s 87th-minute winner for Croatia not only ...

Italy, Spain advance at Euro 2016

Jun 18, 2016

Italy, Spain advance at Euro 2016

Italy and Spain secured their second straight victories in the European Championship on Friday to advance to the knockout stages. The pair join host France, which on Thursday became the first team to make into the round of 16. Alvaro Morata scored twice as ...

Italy takes aim at critics with impressive opening win

Jun 14, 2016

Italy takes aim at critics with impressive opening win

Italy opened its campaign with an impressive victory over Belgium, while defending champion Spain beat the Czech Republic on a good day for the big teams at the European Championship on Monday. Ridiculed by their own media as one of the country’s worst tournament ...

Spain falls to Georgia in final tuneup

Jun 8, 2016

Spain falls to Georgia in final tuneup

Spain lost 1-0 to Georgia at home on Tuesday in its final warmup before heading to France to defend its European Championship title. Spain dominated from the start but failed to capitalize on its scoring chances, while Georgia took its only significant chance, following ...

Spain beats Bosnia Euro warmup

May 30, 2016

Spain beats Bosnia Euro warmup

Forward Manuel “Nolito” Agudo scored two first-half goals to lead Spain to a 3-1 win over 10-man Bosnia in a warmup match for the European Championship on Sunday. The two-time defending champion prevailed despite playing with a depleted squad and with coach Vicente del ...