• Chelsea’s Diego Costa, left, and West Brom’s Craig Dawson contest the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Spain coach calls up David de Gea for Euro 2016 qualifiers

    MADRID (AP) — Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Friday included goalkeeper David de Gea, Diego Costa and Juan Mata in his squad to take on Slovakia and Macedonia in qualifying matches for next year’s European Championship.

  • UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

    MONACO (AP) — Draw made Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage:

  • Valencia eliminates Monaco in Champions League playoff

    MONACO (AP) — Valencia lost 2-1 at Monaco but advanced from their Champions League playoff on an aggregate 4-3 score Tuesday, giving Spain a record five teams in the group phase of Europe’s top-tier competition.

  • Manchester United's Wayne Rooney walks from the pitch after his team's scoreless draw in the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Different pedigree, same goal for Man United, FC Astana

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FC Astana did not exist when Manchester United became European champion for the third time in 2008.