Sergio Ramos - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Sergio Ramos Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012 MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years on Sunday, and kept rival Barcelona from its third straight championship. Zinedine Zidane's team secured its 33rd league title with a 2-0 win at Malaga with goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. "To win the title in the last round feels that much b... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-05-21T22:52:00Z Diego Costa, Pedro to lead Spain at Macedonia WCup qualifier MADRID (AP) — Recently crowned English champions Diego Costa and Pedro Rodriguez will lead Spain's attack in a World Cup qualifier next month. The Chelsea scorers were chosen by coach Julen Lopetegui on Friday when he announced his squad for Spain's June 11 qualifier at Macedonia. Four days prior, Spain hosts Colombia in a friendly. Die... Fri, 19 May 2017 11:09:00 GMT 2017-05-19T11:09:00Z Madrid a draw away from Spanish title after win over Celta MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has taken Real Madrid to the verge of its first Spanish league title in five years. Ronaldo scored early in each half as Madrid defeated 10-man Celta Vigo 4-1 on Wednesday to retake the league lead from Barcelona and move within a point of winning the title. A draw at mid-table Malaga in the final round o... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:14:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:14:00Z Champions League semifinals: Spotlight on Real Madrid MADRID (AP) — A closer look at Real Madrid ahead of its Champions League semifinal against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. SEASON SO FAR: Madrid enters the final month of an already remarkable season still in contention for the two major titles still available — the Champions League and the Spanish league. Zinedine Zidane... Mon, 01 May 2017 03:11:00 GMT 2017-05-01T03:11:00Z No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona MADRID (AP) — With its cushion at the top gone, Real Madrid needs wins. Another setback in the final rounds of the Spanish league could leave the title in the hands of Barcelona, which is carrying all the momentum after the last-minute win against Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium over the weekend. "Our fate is still in our hands,... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:31:00 GMT 2017-04-25T13:31:00Z Messi shows who's in charge at 'clasico' against Madrid MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi took off his shirt and lifted it high in front of him, boldly displaying his name and number to the stunned crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. He stood there for a few seconds, staring at the fans, as if making sure they knew who was really in charge. Messi had just scored a last-minute goal that gave Bar... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:24:00 GMT 2017-04-24T13:24:00Z Messi gets 500th career goal for Barca in 3-2 win vs Madrid MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona to give the Catalan club a dramatic 3-2 win in injury time against 10-man Real Madrid in the "clasico" on Sunday, leaving the Spanish league title race wide open. Messi netted his milestone goal — his second of the night — with a low left-foot shot from inside the area after a cross by ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:15:00 GMT 2017-04-24T01:15:00Z Bayern blasts referee after Champions League loss to Madrid Bayern Munich has singled out Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai as the decisive factor for its Champions League quarterfinal exit to Real Madrid. "I have to say, I'm filled with unbelievable rage for the first time today. Rage, because we were swindled. Swindled in the truest sense of the word," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in his post-game dinner speech, after T... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:09:00 GMT 2017-04-19T14:09:00Z Ronaldo hat trick puts Madrid into Champions League semis MADRID (AP) — With a hat trick that made him the first player to score 100 Champions League goals, Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich after extra time on Tuesday and put the defending champions back in the semifinals. Ronaldo scored once in regulation and twice in extra time, while Marco Asensio also netted late for M... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:04:00 GMT 2017-04-18T23:04:00Z Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more MADRID (AP) — Not even a pair of goals and an away victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League were enough to keep Cristiano Ronaldo happy. Despite scoring twice in Real Madrid's 2-1 win to become the first player to reach 100 goals in European club competition, Ronaldo lamented the chances squandered by his team in the first leg of the quarterfinals. ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:23:00 GMT 2017-04-13T09:23:00Z Ronaldo landmark as Madrid wins 2-1, ends Bayern record run MUNICH (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday, ending the German side's tournament record of 16 straight wins at home. Ronaldo's second-half goals saw him become the first player to score 100 goals in European club competition. The Portuguese star... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:43:00 GMT 2017-04-12T22:43:00Z Pique rested against Granada; Ramos out for Real Madrid MADRID (AP) — Barcelona and Real Madrid will be without some key players when they resume their title race in the Spanish league on Sunday. Madrid will host Alaves without captain Sergio Ramos, goalkeeper Keylor Navas, midfielder James Rodriguez, and left back Marcelo, while Barcelona will play at Granada without playmaker Lionel Messi and defender Gerard Pique. ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-04-01T19:20:00Z Sports director behind Sevilla's success leaves the club MADRID (AP) — One of the men behind Sevilla's recent success is leaving the club. Sports director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, known as Monchi, is ending his 17-year stint with Sevilla. "The decision to leave came mostly because of exhaustion," Monchi said. "I was exhausted lately. There was always a lot of pressure." Mon... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:17:00 GMT 2017-03-31T13:17:00Z Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND A seventh team could be joining the race for Champions League qualification. Everton is making a late run to challenge the current top six, with seven wins from 10 games putting the team at the top of the Premier League's ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:17:00 GMT 2017-03-30T10:17:00Z Technology lends a hand as Spain beats France 2-0 SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Spain ended France's seven-game unbeaten run as substitutes David Silva and Gerard Deulofeu scored second-half goals to secure a 2-0 win over the European Championship runner-up in a friendly at the Stade de France on Tuesday. It was France's first loss since its 1-0 defeat to Portugal at the same venue in the Euro 2016 final la... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:26:00 GMT 2017-03-28T22:26:00Z In national team, Pique and Ramos back to being friends MADRID (AP) — Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique are calling a truce. The veteran defenders from Real Madrid and Barcelona, who have exchanged blows through social media and television interviews recently because of their club rivalry, have declared peace while with Spain's national team. "I not going to deny we are used to throwing small st... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:33:00 GMT 2017-03-23T10:33:00Z Shining at Chelsea, Pedro Rodriguez returns for Spain BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Chelsea running away from its challengers in the Premier League, forward Pedro Rodriguez has regained his spot on Spain's national team. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui picked Pedro on Friday for the country's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Israel and friendly at France. It is the first time the coach has included the 29-year-old Pedro since ta... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:28:00 GMT 2017-03-17T14:28:00Z After win vs PSG, Barcelona loses Spanish league lead MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid saw Barcelona falter and then survived an awful mistake by goalkeeper Keylor Navas to regain the Spanish league lead on Sunday. Barcelona lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Deportivo La Coruna in its first match after its amazing win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, and Madrid took advantage with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Real ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:40:00 GMT 2017-03-12T23:40:00Z Napoli looking ahead after another 3-1 loss to Madrid NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Despite another losing effort, Napoli has something to look forward to. The Italian team was eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid on Tuesday, but it didn't go down easily. "I think we had a great game and that has to be proof to us we can play against anyone and help us have a great end to the season,... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:14:00 GMT 2017-03-08T13:14:00Z Real Madrid could do with some improvement despite victory NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Even after reaching the Champions League quarterfinals for the seventh straight season, Real Madrid could do with a little improvement. Madrid advanced, beating Napoli 6-2 on aggregate, but it didn't look easy and it wasn't that pretty. With a 3-1 advantage from the first leg, Tuesday's return match was supposed to ... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:20:00 GMT 2017-03-08T10:20:00Z Real Madrid beats Napoli 3-1 to reach Champs League quarters NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Two quick-fire goals saw Real Madrid survive an early scare to win 3-1 at Napoli on Tuesday and reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a seventh successive time. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Dries Mertens gave Napoli hope with a 24th-minute strike to send a packed San Paolo stadium into raptures. But Madrid captain Sergio Ramos headed in a Toni... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-03-08T00:01:00Z After Pique rant, Zidane praises 'respectful' Madrid players MADRID (AP) — Others can worry about the referees. Zinedine Zidane is only worried about the soccer. The Real Madrid coach praised his players for respecting match officials after Barcelona defender Gerard Pique criticized them, saying he keeps his team focused on the game. "I don't talk about the referees and neither do my players," Zi... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:37:00 GMT 2017-02-28T15:37:00Z Pique and Ramos in spat as title race heats up in Spain MADRID (AP) — Barcelona defender Gerard Pique thinks Real Madrid is being helped by the referees. Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos thinks Pique should mind his own business. The players got into a little spat after the weekend games in the Spanish league, each defending his club as the title race heats up. Pique help... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT 2017-02-27T18:00:00Z Gareth Bale back in Madrid squad for match against Espanyol MADRID (AP) — Gareth Bale will return to Real Madrid's squad this weekend, almost three months after surgery on his injured right ankle. The 27-year-old Wales winger hurt his ankle on Nov. 22 in a match against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League. Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says "the idea is that (Bale) will play some minutes" aga... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT 2017-02-17T16:45:00Z Messi scores 5th goal in 6 games as Barcelona beats Eibar MADRID (AP) — With Lionel Messi's fifth goal in six games this year, Barcelona comfortably defeated Eibar 4-0 on Sunday to keep pace with leaders Real Madrid and Sevilla at the halfway point of the Spanish league. Substitute Denis Suarez, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and Brazil forward Neymar also scored as the defending champions cruised to victory in the... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:16:00 GMT 2017-01-22T23:16:00Z Sevilla tops Osasuna to stay close to leader Real Madrid MADRID (AP) — Sevilla salvaged a key 4-3 victory in a thrilling game against last-placed Osasuna on Sunday, guaranteeing second place at the halfway point of the Spanish league season. Captain Vicente Iborra scored twice - in addition to his own goal - to help Sevilla win its fifth in a row and remain only one point behind leader Real Madrid. ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:12:00 GMT 2017-01-22T18:12:00Z Ramos scores twice, keeps Madrid ahead in Spanish league MADRID (AP) — With a pair of goals by defender Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid rebounded from two straight losses to beat Malaga 2-1 Saturday and guarantee first place at the halfway point of the Spanish league. Ramos, coming off a difficult stretch in which he scored an own goal and was criticized for provoking opposing fans, scored twice in the first half to ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:13:00 GMT 2017-01-21T22:13:00Z Madrid supports Ramos after Sevilla controversy MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid gave its "complete support" to team captain Sergio Ramos on Saturday after the defender was criticized for upsetting fans of former club Sevilla. A day before the top two teams in the Spanish league meet in Seville, Madrid released a statement saying Ramos' "conduct is and has always been exemplary throughout his sporting career, to the point where ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:46:00 GMT 2017-01-14T15:46:00Z Sergio Ramos' spat with fans adds to Madrid-Sevilla rivalry MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will be looking forward to seeing the back of Sevilla and its fans after their top-of-the-table Spanish league match on Sunday. Most players who return in a different jersey to a club they used to grace, and where they were cherished, are often celebrated and welcomed, until kickoff. But almost 12 years after Ramos transferred ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:26:00 GMT 2017-01-13T21:26:00Z Real Madrid sets Spanish record of 40 unbeaten games MADRID (AP) — With a remarkable injury time goal, Real Madrid salvaged a 3-3 draw against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey to set a Spanish record of 40 consecutive games unbeaten on Thursday. Madrid had its spot in the Copa quarterfinals all-but-secured in the final minutes in Seville when Karim Benzema made a great run past several defenders and entered the area to fire in a lo... 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