Atletico Madrid, Diego Costa top AP soccer poll

Atletico Madrid was first in this week's Associated Press global soccer poll Tuesday after beating rival Real Madrid 1-0. Diego Costa, the goal scorer for Atletico Madrid, led the player rankings.Costa, who received 191...
World Cup: 7 teams vying for 3 spots in 2nd round

...difference will be difficult to overcome - especially if Ronaldo continues to struggle as he has the first two games. The Real Madrid star has been held scoreless in Brazil, but did set up the Portuguese last-gasp equalizer for 2-2 against the Americans...
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Spain playing for World Cup survival vs. Chile

...Eto'o and 22-year-old Lorient striker Vincent Aboubakar may get his chance at the World Cup.Croatia playmaker and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is expected to recover from a foot injury and take his place against Cameroon.The Croatians were furious...
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Brazil Beat

...return to Rio de Janeiro to be with his family, but the player said he preferred to mourn alongside his teammates.The Real Madrid defender has said in the past that his grandfather was his greatest supporter in football since he was a kid.The news came...
World Cup Quarterfinal Capsules's most influential player in Brazil aside from Messi - to a right thigh injury in the 33rd minute.Sabella said the Real Madrid midfielder will have medical tests on Sunday to discover the extent of the injury.It was Di Maria who set up Higuain's goal...
Real Madrid eliminates United in Champions League

...scored at Old Trafford to advance Real Madrid in the Champions League and eliminate...quarterfinals berth."I am happy inside because Madrid got through," Ronaldo said after the...the second goal for Modric since Real Madrid bought him from Tottenham last summer...
If Spain tinkers, Costa ready for World Cup chance

...scored 36 goals in all competitions for Spanish champion Atletico Madrid but has yet to make his mark in two appearances for tactics could be changed if necessary. The former Real Madrid coach has tinkered with his formations at every tournament since...
Today in sports history

...Preakness winner, finishes fourth.1987 - Danny Harris defeats Edwin Moses with a 47.56 mark in the 400 hurdles at a meet in Madrid, Spain, ending the longest winning streak in track and field history. Moses, who finishes .13 seconds behind Harris, had...
Friday, May 23

...NBC - Playoffs, conference finals, teams TBDSOCCER10 a.m., FOX - UEFA Champions League, final, Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid, at Lisbon, PortugalTENNIS1 a.m., ESPN2 - French Open, first round, at Paris
Sports on TV

...quarterfinals, game 7, Minnesota at Colorado6 p.m., NBCSN - Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 7, Los Angeles at San JoseSOCCER10:30 a.m., FS1 - UEFA Champions League, semifinal, second leg, Atletico de Madrid at Chelsea


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