• 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.

  • Meersman gets 2nd win of Vuelta, Atapuma keeps lead

    LUGO, Spain (AP) — Gianni Meersman of Belgium earned his second win in four days at the Spanish Vuelta after a sprint finish and a crash in the peloton in the final two kilometers on Wednesday.

  • Calmejane wins 4th Vuelta stage, Atapuma takes overall lead

    SAN ANDRES DE TEIXIDO, Spain (AP) — Rookie rider Lilian Calmejane of France won the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, while Colombian Darwin Atapuma took the overall lead of the grand tour.

  • 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.

  • United States' Carmelo Anthony (15) falls over Spain's Felipe Reyes (9) as Spain's Ricky Rubio (79) grabs a loose ball during a men's semifinal round basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Ricky Rubio ready to mentor Kris Dunn in Minnesota

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league.

  • 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.

  • Geniez wins 3rd Vuelta stage, Fernandez takes overall lead

    MIRADOR DE EZARO, Spain (AP) — Alexandre Geniez of France held off an attack by the title favorites on a brutal final climb to win the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday.

  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, left, celebrates after scoring against Real Sociedad during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad, at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

    Sporting Gijon beats Bilbao 2-1 in opening round of Liga

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gareth Bale scored twice to help Real Madrid make a winning start to the Spanish league with a convincing 3-0 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

  • Samba dancers perform during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    The Latest: Schurter of Switzerland wins mountain bike gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):