• Di Maria, Pastore, Biglia, Zabaleta left off Argentina team

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore, teammates at Paris Saint-Germain, have been left off Argentina’s national team for friendly matches next month in the United States against Bolivia and Mexico.

  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, reacts with teammates after Bilbao scored during the second leg Spanish Super Cup soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug.17, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Chinks in Barca’s armor found on eve of Spanish opener

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For a team that won it all in spectacular fashion last season, Barcelona begins the Spanish league plagued by doubts few could have imagined three months ago.