Free Press Journal
  • Indian Wells Masters: Venus Williams routs Suarez Navarro to reach semi finals

    Indian Wells: Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams reached the WTA Indian Wells semi-finals for the first time since 2001 by routing Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3, 6-2. Despite the windy conditions, Williams improved to 5-2 on the season, including a third round win over sister Serena, who was making her return to the WTA after having a baby.

  • Ramos-Vinolas enters Brasil Open quarters

    Sao Paulo : Top seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain progressed to the men’s singles quarter-finals at the Brasil Open tennis tournament with a straight sets victory over Brazilian Guilherme Clezar.

  • Barca stumbles at Las Palmas

    Las Palmas (Spain) : La Liga leaders FC Barcelona stumbled here against UD Las Palmas and had to settle for a 1-1 draw that leaves them with a margin of just five points over second-placed Atletico Madrid in the Spanish football league.

  • Roger Federer retains top spot as Simona Halep regains it

    Madrid : Switzerland’s Roger Federer stayed on top of the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,105 points ahead of Spain’s Rafael Nadal.

  • Football more about offensive execution: Atletico’s Simeone

    Majadahonda (Spain) : Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone on Saturday said that offensive execution was a bigger factor in winning football games than the teams’ style of play or which squad spends more or less time in attack.

  • Carlos Sainz wins second Dakar Rally

    Cordoba (Spain) : Spain’s Carlos Sainz finished ninth in Saturday’s final stage to secure his second Dakar Rally title in Argentina on Sunday.

  • Barcelona rallies to beat Real Sociedad

    San Sebastian (Spain) : FC Barcelona strengthened their lead in the Spanish top division football rankings after battling back from a two-goal deficit to trounce Real Sociedad 4-2 on their home turf, where they had not won in more than 10 years.

  • An attic up for sale for 40 bitcoins

    Madrid : A residential attic in the center of the Catalonian city in Spain became the first Spanish real estate property that has been put on the market only for Bitcoins. Bitcoin, a decentralised global digital currency, is not backed by a central bank or an administrator. In other words, it is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system that has seen a massive increase in its value in recent times. Víctor Monreal, ED

  • UEFA Europa League

    Europa League – Four Spanish sides in last 32

    Madrid : Spain will have four teams in the knockout stage of the Europa League when the competition begins again in February 2018 following the last game of the group stage.

  • Spain back on track

    Bhubaneswar : Belgium and Spain registered contrasting wins in their respective Pool A matches at the Hockey World League Final here on Tuesday.

  • Marquez wins MotoGP world title

    Valencia : Spain’s Marc Marquez won his fourth MotoGP world title in five years at the season-ending Valencia GP on Sunday after finishing third, while title contender Andrea Dovozioso crashed out late in the race.

  • Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell detained pending bail

    Madrid: The speaker of Catalonia’s sacked parliament was ordered detained over her region’s controversial drive for independence from Spain, pending payment of a 150,000 euro bail, a court spokesman said. Carme Forcadell and five other deputies appeared in front of Spain’s highest tribunal on charges of sedition, rebellion, and misuse of public funds — which carry a maximum jail sentence of 30 years — for aiding the Catalan parliament secession bid.

  • Alcacer brace boosts Barcelona

    Barcelona (Spain) : Two goals by Paco Alcacer helped FC Barcelona beat Sevilla FC 2-1 and keep them at the top of the La Liga standings in what was Lionel Messi’s 600th match for the club.

  • Spain issues arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

    Madrid: Spain has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. A Madrid High Court judge asked Belgium to arrest Puigdemont and four associates after they ignored a court order to return to Spain. Puigdemont, who, is currently in Belgium, said that he’s not fleeing the Spanish court system, instead is seeking European support for his region’s independence bid, reported CNN.

  • Spanish judge to grill Catalan separatists – except Carles Puigdemont

    Madrid: Spain is set for another day of high drama in the Catalonia crisis today with a judge in Madrid to grill the deposed leaders of the region’s separatist government. Notable by his likely absence, however, will be dismissed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who is in Brussels and according to his lawyer refusing to come. “He will not go to Madrid and I have suggested that he be questioned here in Belgium,”

  • Spain warns sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont of imprisonment

    Madrid: The Spanish government has warned to jail sacked Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, within two months, for his role in the Catalonia’s unilateral declaration of independence. The warning came after thousands took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday under the Spanish flag for a unity rally after Catalan MPs vote for independence two days ago, reports the Guardian.

  • Spain takes direct control of independent Catalonia region

    Madrid : Spain on Saturday moved to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its police chief a day after the Catalan regional parliament’s independence declaration sent shock waves through Europe.

  • Spain takes control of ‘independent’ Catalonia

    Madrid: Spain today moved to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its police chief a day after the Catalan regional parliament’s independence declaration sent shock waves through Europe.