Posts Tagged Spain

Atletico beats Earthquakes in Candlestick finale

Athletico Madid's Koke, right, and San Jose Earthquakes' Khari Stephenson battle for the ball during the first half of a soccer match Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saul scored in the fifth round of penalty kicks to lift Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid past Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes after they played to a scoreless tie Sunday in the final sporting event at Candlestick Park.

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Majka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PLA D’ADET, France (AP) — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna.

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Broken shin rules Contador out of Spanish Vuelta

MADRID (AP) — Two-time winner Alberto Contador says he will miss the Spanish Vuelta next month because he will not be fit in time.

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James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

In this June 28, 2014, file photo, Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates after he scored his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 23-year-old Monaco forward who was the top scorer at the World Cup, is closing in on a deal with Real Madrid. Spanish sports newspapers said Monday that Monaco had agreed terms with Madrid and Rodriguez is to be presented to fans on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)

MADRID (AP) — After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

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5 Things about the Tour de France rest day

Overall leader Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, and Estonia's Tanel Kangert, right, talk during a training on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — The Tour de France paused for a day in this medieval fortress town just north of the Pyrenees mountains to give the 170 remaining riders a chance to rest up for the race’s final 912 kilometers (567 miles) beginning Tuesday.

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