Free Press Journal
  • Nadal maintains top spot in ATP rankings 

    Madrid : Spain’s Rafael Nadal maintained the No. 1 spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points, ahead of Switzerland’s Roger Federer.

  • Rankings: Osaka enters top-10

    Madrid : Romania’s Simona Halep continued to lead Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, ahead of Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki.

  • Injured Nadal to miss Davis Cup semi-final

    Madrid : Rafael Nadal will miss Spain’s Davis Cup semi-final against France next weekend due to the knee injury that forced him to retire at the US Open, the Spanish tennis federation said. “Rafa Nadal will not be able to compete in the tie against France in Lille. The knee injury suffered last night (Friday) at the US Open is stopping him from playing this semi-final,” Spain team captain Sergi Bruguera said

  • No regrets over leaving Spain team to join Real: Lopetegui

    Madrid : Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has defended his decision to sign for Real Madrid shortly after extending his contract to lead the Spanish national team to the 2020 European Championship.

  • Former IMF head denies money laundering charges

    Madrid : A former head of the International Monetary Fund and an ex-deputy Prime Minister in Spain’s government who is under investigation for alleged involvement in money laundering for private profit denied any wrongdoing at a hearing in front of an investigating magistrate here on Monday. Rodrigo Rato, who had also been Spain’s Economy Minister for eight years until 2004 and left his post as Managing Director of the IMF to become

  • Hierro quits as Spain FA’s sporting chief

    Madrid : Fernando Hierro on Sunday stepped down from his role as sporting director of the Spanish football federation RFEF following the Round-of-16 exit at the FIFA World Cup.

  • Spanish media says ‘ciao’ to Ronaldo amid Juve rumours

    Madrid : Spanish media said goodbye to superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday after persistent reports that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will leave Spanish giants Real Madrid for Italian champions Juventus.

  • Hockey: Indian women team begin Spain series with 0-3 defeat

    Madrid: In a disappointing start to the series, Indian women team was blanked 0-3 by hosts Spain in the opening match of the five-match series at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium, here today. It was an evenly matched encounter between the two teams but the hosts were helped by the efficient finishing shown by Lola Riera (48′, 52′) and Berta Bonastre (6′) whose goals were enough to secure the victory.

  • Real celebrates Champions League title

    Madrid : Real Madrid’s players celebrated their 13th UEFA Champions League title with thousands of their fans at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium, after the Spanish football club crushed Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League final in Kiev.

  • Andres Iniesta off to ‘new home’ Japan

    Madrid : Andres Iniesta looks poised to join Japan’s Vissel Kobe after tweeting on Wednesday that he was going to his “new home” with his “friend” Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of the J-League club.

  • Real completes last practice before heading to Kiev

    Madrid : Real Madrid on Thursday completed a light practice that lasted less than 50 minutes in Ciudad Real Madrid, Los Blancos’ training facility in Madrid’s Valdebebas suburb.

  • Pliskova stuns top seed Halep in Madrid Open quarter-finals

    Madrid : Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova on Thursday stunned world No.1 Simona Halep 6-4, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open, halting the Romanian’s winning streak in the tournament at 15 matches.

  • Benzema delights

    Real rallies to hold Bayern 2-2, enter third straight final