• Only pride on the line for Neville’s Valencia in Copa semis

    MADRID (AP) — Facing the virtually impossible mission of reversing a seven-goal deficit against Barcelona in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals, coach Gary Neville hopes a decent result against the Spanish giant will help start turning things around for Valencia.

  • Paris secures 8m euros in sponsorship deals for Olympic bid

    PARIS (AP) — Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on the Champs Elysees.

  • A man looks at screens displaying financial information at the Stock Exchange in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks after Asian markets tumbled Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo. The stock index in Spain was off roughly 4 percent, while Italy's lost about 5 percent and Greece's index sank about 8 percent. Stock markets have been slump so far this year after a lackluster 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    The Latest: Relief as European markets eke out gains

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

  • Aerial view of rescue teams at the site where two trains collided head-on near Bad Aibling, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Several people have been killed and dozens were injured. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Train crash in Germany kills at least 2, injures scores

    BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on Tuesday in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed.

  • Rescue personnel stand in front of two trains that collided head-on near Bad Aibling, southern Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Several people have been killed and dozens were injured. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    The Latest: German train crash was head-on

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):

  • In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Palestinian cardiovascular surgeon Saleem Haj-Yahia, left, performs open-heart surgery at An-Najah University hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus.  Dr. Haj-Yahia is the first surgeon to perform a successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services

    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Real Sociedad overwhelm Espanyol 5-0 in the Spanis

    MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad stormed to its biggest win of the season when it overwhelmed Espanyol 5-0 in the Spanish league on Monday.

  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez, right,  celebrates and Messi after scoring against Levante during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Levante and Barcelona,  at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

    Barcelona says Messi to undergo tests for kidney problems

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Lionel Messi is to undergo medical tests to assess a recurrence of kidney problems.

  • John Disley, a co-founder of London Marathon, dies at 87

    LONDON (AP) — John Disley, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase and one of the founders of the London marathon, has died. He was 87.

  • Chelsea's Kurt Zouma shouts out after getting injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma out for 6 months with ACL damage

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma will undergo knee surgery that will rule him out the rest of the season and the European Championship for France.