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Europe retains Solheim Cup on consecutive Carlota Ciganda birdies

It took the home crowd favourite to help Europe do just enough to keep the Solheim Cup. With a big finish by Spaniard Carlota Ciganda on Sunday, the Europeans retained their title after securing a first-ever tie, 14-14, with the United States.

Europe rallies to pull even with U.S. at 8-8 going into final day of Solheim Cup

Europe picked up the pace at the Solheim Cup on Saturday in Casares, Spain, pulling even with the United States at 8-8 after splitting the morning foursome matches and winning the afternoon fourballs.

Buoyed by ace, Europe rallies to cut deficit against U.S. after 1st day of Solheim Cup

With the help of a hole-in-one, a hole-out from the fairway and a chip-in, Europe rallied against the United States after being swept in the opening foursome matches at the Solheim Cup, winning two of the afternoon fourball matches to reduce the Americans' lead to 5-3 on Friday.

Most of Spanish women's soccer team ends boycott following government intervention

Most of Spain's World Cup-winning players ended their boycott of the women's national team early Wednesday after the government intervened to help shape an agreement that was expected to lead to immediate structural changes at the country's soccer federation.

'Nothing has changed': Spanish players' demands for reform at federation not being met

In the latest twist to the Spanish soccer crisis, the country's World Cup-winning players started reporting to training camp on Tuesday despite not wanting to be called up for the national team while fighting for changes in the soccer federation.

Spanish soccer federation dismisses women's national team coach amid Rubiales controversy

The Spanish soccer federation fired women's national team coach Jorge Vilda on Tuesday, less than three weeks after his team won the Women's World Cup title and amid the controversy involving suspended federation president Luis Rubiales.

Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves indicted in sexual assault case in Spain

Dani Alves denied wrongdoing after being indicted by a judge in a sexual assault case in Spain on Wednesday. The Brazilian soccer player was ordered to set aside $164K US to pay his alleged victim if he is eventually found guilty and ordered to pay damages.

4 people accused of hanging Vinicius Junior effigy released from custody

Four people accused of hanging an effigy of Real Madrid player Vinicius Junior off a highway bridge were released from custody Thursday while still under investigation for perpetrating a hate crime.

7 people arrested after racial abuse against Real Madrid player Vinicius Junior

Spanish police took action Tuesday after the latest case of abuse against Vinicius Junior, arresting seven people accused of racially insulting the Real Madrid player.

Spanish soccer acknowledges it has a racism problem after abuse against Vinicius Junior

Spanish soccer is again embroiled in a racism debate after yet another case of abuse against Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, with the president of Spain's soccer federation acknowledging that the country has a racism problem and the player's club asking authorities to investigate the latest incident as a hate crime.