Dec 2, 2016

Bale undergoes ankle surgery

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale could be out for up to four month after undergoing surgery on an injured right ankle, according to press reports in Spain. It was initially hoped that Bale could be back in action within two to three months after ...

Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Sep 6, 2016

Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style, while Gareth Bale-inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo earned a historic point in World Cup qualifying on Monday. Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata ...

Trio advance after drab encounters

Jun 26, 2016

Trio advance after drab encounters

The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory. The start of the round of 16 saw Poland, Portugal and Wales make it ...

Wales blasts Russia to win group as Bale scores again

Jun 21, 2016

Wales blasts Russia to win group as Bale scores again

Gareth Bale made it three goals in three games as Wales overwhelmed Russia 3-0 on Monday to reach the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time. Playing in its first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup, Wales defied expectations to ...

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Jun 12, 2016

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Russia captain Vasili Berezutski inflicted Euro 2016 heartache on England on Saturday after a day in which fan violence brought new shame on soccer. Gareth Bale’s cannon free kick helped Wales to a 2-1 win over Slovakia in its first match at a European ...

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Apr 24, 2016

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Spain Luis Suarez continued his goal splurge by scoring four times to help Barcelona stay atop the Spanish league on Saturday, while Real Madrid needed a stellar performance from Gareth Bale to remain in the title hunt. Suarez scored his eighth goal in four ...

Real dismantles nine-man Rayo

Dec 21, 2015

Real dismantles nine-man Rayo

Gareth Bale scored four goals, Karim Benzema added three and Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid made it look easy against nine-man Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, winning 10-2 to get within two points of Spanish league frontrunners Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Barcelona stayed ...

Wales ends long qualifying drought

Oct 11, 2015

Wales ends long qualifying drought

Rarely has a loss felt this good. Despite a 2-0 defeat to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Wales reached its first international tournament since the 1958 World Cup on Saturday thanks to Cyprus beating Israel 2-1. Seconds after the match in Bosnia ended, Wales learned that the result ...