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La Liga: Real beat Athletic 2-1 to end the year on a high
Bilbao (Spain), Dec 23 (IANS) Karim Benzema scored two goals as Real Madrid ended the year 2021 with a superb away win over Athletic Bilbao, closing out the year with a 15-match unbeaten run.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Xavi's Barca up against title hopefuls Sevilla in Camp Nou
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) Barcelona and Sevilla will play on Tuesday night (Wednesday IST) in a game that is important for the La Liga title race. The game actually belongs to the fourth round of the season, but was postponed due to both sides having players away on international duty in South America.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Four things we learn from La Liga matchday 18
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) The 18th round of matches in La Liga saw the title race effectively reduced to two sides as Real Betis and Atletico Madrid lost their respective games, while Sevilla won and Rayo Vallecano continued their impressive return to the top flight.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: Bilbao, Real Madrid to close 2021 in Covid-19 worry
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will end 2021 in what promises to be an entertaining game in Athletic's San Mames Stadium on Wednesday night -- if the Covid-19 pandemic allows.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real Madrid held by Cadiz; Sevilla and Rayo win
Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS) Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw at home by struggling Cadiz in the surprise of the weekend in La Liga. In a late Sunday game, Real Madrid peppered the Cadiz goal with over 30 shots during the game, nine of which were on target, but they were denied by a series of fine saves from Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma and a dogged defensive display.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spanish PM to meet regional leaders amid Covid surge
Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS) Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said that he will meet the leaders of the country's 17 autonomous communities to discuss measures for controlling the sharp rise of Covid-19 cases.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Srikanth storms into World Championship final
Huelva (Spain). Dec 19 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth won five successive points in the decider against Lakshya Sen, fighting back from 16-17 down to emerge winner in three games and storm into the final of the 2021 BWF World Championships here on Saturday.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
La Liga: Sevilla beat Atletico to close gap on Real Madrid; Rayo move to fourth
Madrid, Dec 19 (IANS) Sevilla kept themselves in the race for the La Liga title thanks to a late goal from Lucas Ocampos which gave them a 2-1 win at home to Atletico Madrid.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rafael Nadal 'can't guarantee' his participation at Australian Open
Madrid, Dec 19 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal, who made his comeback in an Abu Dhabi exhibition after four months on the sidelines due to injury, said he cannot guarantee he will make the trip to Melbourne for next month's Australian Open.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
BWF World C'ships: Kidambi Srikanth bags historic silver, loses to Loh in final
Huelva (Spain), Dec 19 (IANS) Former world No. 1 and ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched a historic silver medal at the 2021 BWF World Championships after losing 15-21, 20-22 to Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the men's singles final, here on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: Srikanth becomes 1st Indian male shuttler to claim silver (Ld)
Huelva (Spain), Dec 19 (IANS) Former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth scripted history by becoming the first Indian male shuttler to claim a silver medal in the World Badminton Championships, losing to Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the men's singles final, here on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Four things to look out for in Spanish League this weekend (preview)
Madrid, Dec 18 (IANS) The 18th and last round of matches in La Liga ahead of the Christmas holidays comes as the number of Covid-19 cases in Spain continues to rise, and that has affected one club particularly badly. Here are some things to look out for this weekend in La Liga.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Injuries and Covid-19 limit Ancelotti's options ahead of Cadiz clash
Madrid, Dec 18 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has a few selection problems ahead of his side's home game against Cadiz on Sunday with an outbreak of COVID-19 in the squad coupled with injuries to some key players.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Hit by Covid-19, La Liga's key games at risk this weekend
Madrid, Dec 17 (IANS) Covid-19 has cast its shadow over the 18th and last round of La Liga games before the Christmas holidays, with both Real Madrid and Valencia hit by the virus.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BWF World C'ships: Srikanth reaches semis, assures India a medal; Sindhu knocked out
Huelva (Spain), Dec 17 (IANS) Former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth beat Mark Caljouw to reach to the semifinals of the 2021 BWF World Championships and assure India a medal but defending champions PV Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Ying and was knocked out of the tournament, here on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: Srikanth, Sen assured of medals after reaching semis; Sindhu, Prannoy lose (2nd Ld)
Huelva (Spain), Dec 17 (IANS) On a historic day for country's badminton, India were assured of at least two medals at the 2021 BWF World Badminton Championships after former world No 1 Kidambi Srikanth and young Lakshya Sen entered the men's singles semi-finals of the event, here on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Badminton Worlds: Sindhu storms into quarters, Arujun-Kapila ousted
Huelva (Spain), Dec 16 (IANS) India's PV Sindhu has stormed into the women's singles quarter-finals here on Thursday, beating Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight sets.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
BWF World Championships: Sindhu, Srikanth advance to quarters (Ld)
Huelva (Spain), Dec 16 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2021 BWF World Championships after winning their respective singles round of 16 matches, here on Thursday.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: HS Prannoy advances to pre-quarters with win over Daren Liew
Huelva (Spain), Dec 15 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler HS Prannoy reached the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the 2021 BWF World Badminton Championships after registering a straight-game win over Daren Liew of Malaysia, here on Wednesday.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Real Madrid's Luka Modric, Marcelo test COVID-19 positive
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) Real Madrid players Luka Modric and Marcelo have tested positive for COVID-19, the LaLiga club said in a statement on Wednesday. The duo have been moved into the quarantine in line with Spain's health protocol.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga giants have a lot at stake in Copa del Rey (preview)
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS) Several La Liga sides are in danger of being the victims of a Copa del Rey upset in the second round of Spain's knockout tournament this week.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Big shock in Badminton Worlds as world No. 1 Axelsen crashes out
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS) There was a big surprise in the BWF World Badminton Championships in Huelva, southern Spain when world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen was knocked out of the competition by Singapore's Loh Kean Yew.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Volcano eruption on Spanish island hits new record
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS) The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Spanish island of La Palma has continued for 87 days, has hit a new record of being the longest than the previous one in 1585.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Spain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Aguero expected to confirm retirement on Wednesday
Barcelona, Dec 14 (IANS) Barcelona's Argentina star Sergio Aguero is expected to announce his retirement from football due to a heart complaint. the forward is called a lunchtime press conference at the Camp Nou Stadium on Wednesday, his club FC Barcelona confirmed.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: Osasuna score a late goal to hold Barcelona 2-2
Pamplona, Dec 13 (IANS) There seems no end to the woes of Barcelona FC as they were denied three points on Sunday as Luis Avila scored a late equaliser as Osasuna held the Catalan team 2-2.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Badminton worlds: Srikanth begins his campaign with win over Pablo Abia
Huelva (Spain), Dec 13 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth began his 2021 BWF World Championships campaign with a win over Pablo Abian of Spain on the opening day of the competition, here on Sunday. India's Lakshya Sen also advanced to the second round after getting a walkover from Max Weisskirchen of Germany.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Real Madrid win derby and only Sevilla, Betis can keep up the pace in top-four
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) Real Madrid took another step towards this season's La Liga title with a 2-0 win at home to Atletico Madrid in the city derby here. A first-half goal from Karim Benzema and an excellent strike from Marco Asensio gave Carlo Ancelotti's men a win against a rival, who were their equals for long parts of the game, but suffered from the loss of several first-choice defenders at key moments.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Badminton worlds: Prannoy stuns higher-ranked Angus in first round
Huelva (Spain), Dec 13 (IANS) HS Prannoy stunned World No. 9 Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in three games and advanced to the men's singles second round in the BWF World Champions here on Monday as three Indian doubles pairs crashed out on the second day of competitions.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Sevilla ride their luck to confirm candidacy for La Liga title
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Sevilla rode their luck, especially in the first half, to win 1-0 away to Athletic Club Bilbao to confirm their candidacy for this season's La Liga title.
2021-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Barcelona have a 'psychological issue', says coach Xavi
Barcelona, Dec 12 (IANS) After the group stage exit from the Champions League, FC Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez has admitted that the team has a 'psychological issue' at the moment and that is affecting performances.
2021-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: More than pride at stake in Madrid derby (preview)
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) Sunday's Madrid derby between Real and Atletico Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is one of the most important games of the season to date and could go a long way towards determining this season's title winners.
2021-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
FC Bengaluru United organise first Sevilla FC Match Party
Sevilla/Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) FC Bengaluru United together with their international partner club Sevilla FC, recently hosted their first 'Match Party in Bengaluru ahead of the Spanish clubs LaLiga clash with Villarreal FC.
2021-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
FC Bengaluru United organise first Sevilla FC Match Party
Sevilla/Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) FC Bengaluru United together with their international partner club Sevilla FC, recently hosted their first 'Match Party in Bengaluru ahead of the Spanish clubs LaLiga clash with Villarreal FC.
2021-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Olympics semi-finalist Cordon looking for post-Tokyo boost at badminton Worlds
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) Guatemalan badminton star Kevin Cordon hopes to build on his performance in the Tokyo Olympic Games with another good show in the World Championships which begin in the Spanish city of Huelva on Sunday.
2021-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid seal group leadership as Atletico book place in last-16
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Real Madrid beat Inter Milan 2-0, while Atletico Madrid's win in Portugal, coupled with Liverpool's triumph in Milan allowed Atletico to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Champions League places in peril for Spanish sides in final group games
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS) The final UEFA Champions League group stage games are make or break for four Spanish teams, whose European future very much hangs in the balance.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Four things we learned from Spain's Matchday 16
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS) Real Madrid opened up an eight-point gap at the top of La Liga this weekend as both Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona lost at home. Here are some things we learned in Spain over the past two days.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Villarreal striker Moreno goes for win in last Champions League group clash
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS) Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno insists his side can't afford to sit back and play for a draw when they take on Atalanta away in their final Champions League group game on Wednesday.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Russia defeat Croatia to clinch Davis Cup title
Madrid, Dec 6 (IANS) World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev once again came up with breath-taking tennis as he guided the Russian Tennis Federation to the Davis Cup Finals title against Croatia here.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Real Madrid move eight clear after win over Real Sociedad
Madrid, Dec 5 (IANS) Real Madrid strengthened their grip at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 win away to Real Sociedad. The win came thanks to second-half goals from Vinicius Jr and Luka Jovic, putting Carlo Ancelotti's side 10 points clear of their rivals, with Sevilla their nearest challengers in the table eight points behind.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Davis Cup: Russian beat Germany, to set up final against Croatia
Madrid, Dec 4 (IANS) Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev produced dominant performances to guide the Russian Tennis Federation to the final of the Davis Cup with victory against Germany, here on Saturday.
2021-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Four things to look out for in Spain's Matchday 16
Madrid, Dec 3 (IANS) The 16th round of matches in La Liga this weekend should test Real Madrid's fitness to the limit, while Xavi Hernandez will need his luck to hold when FC Barcelona take on an in-form Real Betis. Here are some things to look out for this weekend in Spain.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real Madrid could move seven clear in game switched to avoid 'adulterating' La Liga
Madrid, Nov 30 (IANS) Real Madrid have the chance to open a seven-point lead at the top of La Liga when they entertain Athletic Club Bilbao on Wednesday night.
2021-11-30
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Late Vinicius strike gives Real Madrid win over Sevilla
Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Vinicius Jr.'s goal three minutes from time gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win at home to third-placed Sevilla and strengthened their position at the top of La Liga. The Brazilian received the ball on the left before cutting inside and unleashing an unstoppable shot from the edge of the area that leaves his side four points clear of Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: Four things we learned from Spain's Matchday 15
Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Real Madrid opened up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga after their narrow 2-1 win at home over Sevilla on Sunday at the end of a weekend marked by some poor refereeing. Here are some things we learned in Spain this weekend:
2021-11-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Late goals give Barca win in Villarreal
Madrid, Nov 28 (IANS) FC Barcelona rode their luck to win 3-1 away to Villarreal thanks to two late goals against the run of play when the home side were in control of the game and creating chances.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
IANS Sunday Special: Andhra shocker for the cinema business (Column: B-Town)
The cinema business is not yet fully out of the bad phase forced by the Covid-19 lockdowns for over a year. In a number of states, cinemas are permitted to function only under regulations and conditions imposed by the state governments. And the toughest regulation for cinema theatre managements in many states is to sell only 50 per cent of the capacity.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Golfer Aditi lies 14th as Tvesa moves up to 36th in Spain
Marbella, Spain, Nov 28 (IANS) India's Aditi Ashok and Tvesa Malik made a noticeable upward move in the third round of the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana. Aditi shot 1-under 71 while Tvesa carded 2-under 70 as Aditi moved to T-14 up from 22nd, while Tvesa was T-36 up from 55th.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Golf
Xavi looking for top marks from youngsters as Barca prepare to visit Villarreal
Madrid, Nov 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez made a call for his players to be brave and to strive for excellence ahead of a difficult La Liga game away to Villarreal later on Saturday.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
F1 renews deal with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya until 2026
Barcelona, Nov 27 (IANS) Less than three weeks after extending its contract with the Chinese Grand Prix, in a move that will keep the championship coming to Shanghai until 2025, Formula 1 has renewed its deal with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya until 2026.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports