Posts Tagged Spain

Champions League test for Allegri’s Juventus

Juventus players celebrate their 2-0 win over Udinese at the end of a Serie A soccer match at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Juventus continued to show little has changed since Massimiliano Allegri took charge as it eased to a 2-0 win against Udinese on Saturday in the former AC Milan coach's home debut. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

MILAN (AP) — Juventus is back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year’s competition, and Atletico Madrid is back after nearly winning it all.

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Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry

Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa from Japan, front, and Freiburg's Pavel Krmas from Czech Republic, right, challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between BvB Borussia Dortmund  and SC Freiburg in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team.

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USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

United States' Kenneth Faried, centre, dunks during the final World Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MADRID (AP) — Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.

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Contador wins Spanish Vuelta, his 6th grand tour

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Alberto Contador won the Spanish Vuelta for a third time on Sunday after protecting his lead on the 21st and final stage, giving the Spaniard his sixth grand tour title.

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France beats Lithuania 95-93 for bronze at WCup

France's Rudy Gobert and Thomas Heurtel celebrate their bronze medal at the end of the match during the 3rd place final of the World Basketball between France and Lithuania at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MADRID (AP) — France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday.

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