• Real Madrid's Toni Kroos, top left, celebrates with teammates after scoring their side's second goal against Celta Vigo during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Celta at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Kroos’ late goal gives Madrid 2-1 win over Celta in Spain

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Toni Kroos’ late score ensured Real Madrid won its home opener over a feisty Celta Vigo 2-1 on Saturday, while Atletico Madrid stumbled in a second straight round of the Spanish league.

  • Portugal starts World Cup qualifying without injured Ronaldo

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out Portugal’s first games since it won the European Championship as he continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained in that tournament’s final.

  • Deschamps selects 3 new faces; but no Evra or Sagna in squad

    PARIS (AP) — France coach Didier Deschamps selected three uncapped players on Wednesday for a friendly away to Italy and a World Cup qualifier in Belarus, while telling veteran left back Patrice Evra he needs to prove he can still keep performing at the highest level.