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In final stages of discussions regarding England tour: WI CEO
Antigua, May 25 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO Johnny Grave revealed the board is in the final stages of discussions with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) regarding their tour of England in July.
2020-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Considered leaving Barcelona in 2017, says Messi
Barcelona, May 23 (IANS) Lionel Messi has broken every goalscoring record for Barcelona, surpassing a number of legendary names that have played for the club in the past and thus staked his claim as the greatest player to have ever played for the Catalan giants.
2020-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Need a few weeks more of training before getting back: Barca's De Jong
Barcelona, May 21 (IANS) Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie De Jong said that he and his teammates will need "a few weeks of training" before they can get back to playing regular league football. LaLiga clubs returned to training earlier this month with the players beginning group training on May 18.
2020-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
COVID-19: LaLiga players keep fans engaged on social media
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) The past week has seen LaLiga players back in training at their club facilities and from this Monday, teams will be able to train in groups of no more than ten ahead of the return of competitive football in Spain. Yet LaLiga players, coaches and staff are still staying at home as much as possible.
2020-05-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Can't win UCL with the way we have been playing, says Messi
Barcelona, May 15 (IANS) Barcelona forward Lionel Messi believes it is not possible for them to win Europe's top-tier tournament UEFA Champions League if they continue to play in the same manner as they have been doing recently.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
LaLiga: Real, Barcelona players tested for coronavirus
Madrid, May 6 (IANS) A number of LaLiga teams, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, started testing their players for coronavirus on Wednesday as the Spanish football league heads towards a restart.
2020-05-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'He's touched by God': Cardetti picks Ronaldinho over Messi
Barcelona, May 6 (IANS) Former Argentina footballer Martin Cardetti named his pick between Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi, two of the greatest footballers ever to grace the game.
2020-05-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga players to restart individual training from May 4
Madrid, April 29 (IANS) The Spanish Government on Wednesday announced athletes, including La Liga players, can get back to individual training from May 4. The football matches in the country has been stopped since March 12 in wake of coronavirus pandemic that has hit the entire world.
2020-04-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Espanyol extend players' contracts beyond June 30
Barcelona, April 28 (IANS) Spanish club Espanyol has extended expiring contracts of few players beyond June 30 to the 'actual end of the season', the club announced on Tuesday.
2020-04-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain sees 435 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Spain on Wednesday reported 435 Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, a slight spike in the figures for a second day running, taking the overall death toll in the country to 21,717.
2020-04-22
Category: International, Spain,National,Health/Medicine
LaLiga, RFEF hope to restart season May end or June first weekend
Madrid, April 21 (IANS) The Spanish Football League (LaLiga) and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have announced an agreement to try and finish the current league season, which has not seen any games since March 8 due to the health crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Current LaLiga standings would apply for Europe if season is cancelled'
Madrid, April 16 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) proposed that the current LaLiga standings will decide which teams get spots for European competitions in case the season gets cancelled.
2020-04-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Don't expect tennis to resume in near future: Nadal
Madrid, April 16 (IANS) Spanish tennis star and world no.2 Rafael Nadal said that he doesn't expect any tournaments to happen in the near future until the coronavirus pandemic is brought under control.
2020-04-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Pandemic slows in Spain as political tensions rise
Madrid, April 16 (IANS) As the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down in Spain, opposition parties have intensified their criticism of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's government over its management of the health crisis amid fresh calls for an extension of the lockdown.
2020-04-16
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Former skipper Xavi reiterates desire to coach Barcelona
Madrid, April 14 (IANS) Former FC Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez admits that one day he would like to return to coach the Catalan giants.
2020-04-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
COVID-19: LaLiga urges clubs to introduce pay cuts
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Spanish football's top flight league, also known as LaLiga, urged its clubs to introduce pay cuts as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the country into declaring a state of emergency.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain extends measures to contain COVID-19 spread
Madrid, March 29 (IANS) All non-essential workers in Spain must stay home for the next two weeks, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, as the government extended measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus throughout the country.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Spain,Politics
COVID-19: Barcelona cut wages of players
Madrid, March 27 (IANS) Barcelona have become the first Spanish football club to officially announce a pay cut for players and club staff as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
With nearly 400 more deaths, Spain becomes no 3 in Covid-19 toll
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Spain on Sunday reported 394 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the national total to 1,720 and propelling it beyond Iran to the third in the list of most fatalities.
2020-03-22
Category: International, Spain,National
Spaniards asked to stay strong as COVID-19 fatality rate reaches 5%
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez appealed to all citizens across the country to remain strong in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as health authorities said that the fatality rate among Spaniards infected with the virus stood at 5 per cent.
2020-03-22
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Former Real president dies of coronavirus
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Former Real Madrid president 76-year-old Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday of coronavirus. His son, who plays for the Real Madrid basketball team, made the announcement on Twitter.
2020-03-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain unable to cope with COVID-19 emergency
Madrid, March 21 (IANS) Spain has became the world's third-largest COVID-19 hotspot as the country continued to struggle to summon the resources needed to treat infected people in a market that has failed to supply everyone affected by the global pandemic.
2020-03-21
Category: International, Spain,Politics
La Liga clubs to take part in online tournament
Madrid, March 20 (IANS) La Liga and Santander bank have joined the #LaLigaSantanderChallenge, designed by Spanish video game influencer, Ibai Llanos, who invited the La Liga clubs to take part in an online tournament to be contested on FIFA 20, the popular football video game published by EA Sports.
2020-03-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Covid-19: La Liga to be played behind closed doors
Madrid, March 10 (IANS) The Spanish La Liga will be played in front of empty stadia for the next two weeks amid the growing coronavirus scare in the country, the league said in a statement on Tuesday.
2020-03-10
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Whole week leading up to El Clasico is different: Ramos
Madrid, Feb 28 (IANS) Real Madrid meet Barcelona in a fixture that could decide which way the Spanish league title goes this season. Barcelona lead Real Madrid by two points at the top of the La Liga table with 13 games in hand.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Hotel in Spain with hundreds of guests locked down
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) A hotel in Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands has been locked down after a visiting Italian doctor tested positive for coronavirus, the media reported.
2020-02-25
Category: International, Spain,National
Season defining tie as Real Madrid face Man City in CL
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) Real Madrid will entertain Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday night.
2020-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Jayaram loses in semis, Indian challenge ends in Barcelona
Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian challenge at the Barcelona Spain Masters ended on Saturday with shuttler Ajay Jayaram's defeat in the men's singles semifinal. Jayaram lost 20-22, 12-21 to Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarin in a match that lasted 39 minutes.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina bows out, Jayaram in quarters
Barcelona, Feb 21 (IANS) Veteran shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $170,000 Barcelona Spain Masters after she lost in straight games to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Srikanth, Saina through to 2nd round in Barcelona
Barcelona, Feb 19 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday beat compatriot Shubhankar Dey 23-21, 21-18 to go through to the second round of the Barcelona Spain Masters Super 300. It is the first win in the last four tournaments for the former world number one.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
La Liga: Top four spot at stake as Atletico take on Valencia
Madrid, Feb 14 (IANS) The battle for La Liga's top four takes precedence as Champions League challengers Valencia take on Atletico Madrid in an eagerly awaited clash at the Mestalla.
2020-02-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Barcelona confirm Perez loan to AS Roma
Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS) FC Barcelona have confirmed they loaned striker Carles Perez to Italian side AS Roma. The 21-year-old joins Roma on loan until the end of the season, when the deal becomes permanent, with Roma paying Barca 11 million euros (around 12 million US dollars) for the forward, with a possible further 4.5 million to be paid depending on a series of factors.
2020-01-31
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain international Alcacer becomes Villarreal's record signing
Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS) Spain international Paco Alcacer joined Villarreal on a five and a half season deal on Thursday to become the most expensive signing in the club's history.
2020-01-31
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Messi scores twice as Barca brush past Leganes in Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS) FC Barcelona produced their most convincing performance since Quique Setien took over as first team coach to enter quarter-finals of the Spanish Copa del Rey with a 5-0 win at home to Leganes.
2020-01-31
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Indian TT teams a win away from securing Olympic berths (Roundup)
Gondomar (Portugal), Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away each from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded respective victories against Luxembourg and Sweden in the World Team Qualification Tournament on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
One game ban for Real's Valverde following Super Cup red card
Madrid, Jan 15 (IANS) Real Madrid's Uruguayan midfielder Fede Valverde has been slapped with a one-game ban for his sending off in the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid on Sunday. He will miss next weekend's La Liga game at home against Sevilla.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Setien's wildest dream comes true as he settles in at Camp Nou
Barcelona, Jan 14 (IANS) Quique Setien on Tuesday said his new role as head coach of FC Barcelona was a dream come true.
2020-01-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Liverpool look to pick up where they left off
Madrid, Jan 1 (IANS) The English Premier League kicks off the new decade with a slew of New Year's Day matches for bleary-eyed fans to tune into as Liverpool look to pick things up where they left off in 2019 having gone 19 matches unbeaten.
2020-01-01
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Javier Tebas named La Liga President for next four years
Madrid, Dec 24 (IANS) Javier Tebas has been re-elected as the president of Spanish football league La Liga for the next four years.
2019-12-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Barça rout Alaves 4-1 in final match of 2019
Barcelona, Dec 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona got a lift from Lionel Messi when they needed it the most and went on to defeat Alaves 4-1 in their final match of 2019.
2019-12-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Atletico continues comeback with 2-0 win over Osasuna
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) Atletico Madrid won a La Liga victory against Osasuna as Alvaro Morata and Saul Ñiguez found the back of the net successfully.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Environmentalists barred from UN climate talks after protest
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Environmentalists and observers have been barred from the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid after a protest inside the conference, it was reported on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Politics
India to showcase achievements at UN climate summit
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) India will highlight its achievements in climate action during the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) negotiations in the Spanish capital on Monday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Half of world joins coalition for climate action
Madrid, Dec 4 (IANS) As parties from the globe are meeting in this Spanish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), the Co-Chairs of the NDC Partnership on Wednesday announced that its membership has reached a major milestone.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
COP25 climate summit to focus on fresh climate action
Madrid, Dec 2 (IANS) The COP25 climate summit, slated to begin here on Monday, was expected to lay the groundwork for a new phase of environmental action.
2019-12-02
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Ronaldo should not win Ballon d'Or, feels Casillas
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas feels it would be wrong if Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Ballon d'Or this year.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: Real Madrid move to 2nd with 5-0 win over Leganes
Madrid, Oct 31 (IANS) Real Madrid cruised to a 5-0 victory over last-place Leganes and moved up to second in La Liga with 21 points, one less than leaders Barcelona, and one more than Granada, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla.
2019-10-31
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bulgaria receive sanctions for racism during England match
Madrid, Oct 29 (IANS) Bulgaria has been ordered to pay a 75,000 Euros fine and play one game behind closed doors over racism during the Euro 2020 qualifier against England.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao to go 2nd in LaLiga
Madrid, Oct 27 (IANS) Atletico Madrid are second in LaLiga after a convincing 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao that saw the hosts shine at both ends of the pitch.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Fernando Alonso to race in Dakar Rally 2020
Salou (Spain) Oct 25 (IANS) Spanish driver Fernando Alonso has said that he will compete for Toyota Gazoo Racing in the Dakar Rally 2020 in Saudi Arabia.
2019-10-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports