• Bravo lands in Manchester to tie up move to Man City

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has arrived in England to conclude a move to Manchester City.

  • Brazil's Neymar cries as he kneels down to celebrate with teammate goalkeeper Weverton after scoring the decisive penalty kick during the final match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. Brazil won the gold medal on  a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Neymar heading back to Barcelona after World Cup qualifiers

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says that Neymar won’t rejoin the team until after he plays in Brazil’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

  • Halilovic scores on Hamburg debut to secure German Cup win

    BERLIN (AP) — Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic came off the bench to score on his competitive debut as Hamburger SV beat third-division FSV Zwickau 1-0 in the first round of the German Cup on Monday.

  • FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Betis at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Suarez, Messi share 5 goals as Barca starts title defense

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez scored a hat trick and Lionel Messi added two more goals as Barcelona started its Spanish league title defense in style by routing Real Betis 6-2 on Saturday.

  • Deportivo beats Eibar, Osauna draws at Malaga to start Liga

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lucas Perez earned and converted an 87th-minute penalty to complete a 2-1 comeback win for Deportivo La Coruna over Eibar, while Osasuna also struck late to draw 1-1 at Malaga on the opening day of the Spanish league on Friday.

  • Guardiola says Hart can leave Man City if he wants to

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola made it clear on Friday he will not stand in Joe Hart’s way if the goalkeeper would rather leave the club than try to adapt to a new style of play.

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts before a Santiago Bernabeu Trophy soccer match between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Barcelona set to defend title as La Liga keeps top talent

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The English Premier League may be splashing the cash but as long as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale call La Liga home, then Spain is where the best players will be performing each week.

  • Roma's Francesco Totti, center right, poses for photos with Porto supporters on the stands before a Champions League play-offs first leg soccer match between FC Porto and AS Roma at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

    Italian preview: Juventus aims for record 6th straight title

    ROME (AP) — Having signed Gonzalo Higuain in the most expensive transfer in Italian football history, it seems a foregone conclusion that Juventus will win a record sixth consecutive Serie A title.