EUROPEAN SOCCER

Pep Guardiola prepares to face his toughest season yet

Criticized by the media and fans, the ex-Barça coach’s prestige is in peril at Bayern this year

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

Pep Guardiola to run with pro- sovereignty bloc in Catalan election

Ex-Barcelona FC coach has no intention of taking up office, but wants to support the cause

Gerard Piqué accused of “disobeying authority” after parking row

“You’re jealous of me because I’m famous,” Barcelona soccer star allegedly told city police

INTERVIEW

Vicente del Bosque: “We don’t need a revolution. We need a transition”

The Spain coach is counting on experience as well as new talent to move on from World Cup failure

WORLD CUP 2014

Xavi’s sad adiós to La Roja and Barcelona

Del Bosque says Spain has “solid base” for the future after World Cup farewell against Australia

WORLD CUP 2014

Spain gets ready to attack against Chile

After humiliation against the Netherlands, the team knows it needs to win big to progress in Brazil

SOCCER

“You were our hero”

Tito Vilanova's children provide most emotional moments at funeral Mass for ex-Barça coach Players, ex-club presidents and politicians come together to pay their respects

SOCCER

Why does Messi keep vomiting?

Doctors have yet to figure out why the Barcelona star is throwing up so regularly

soccer

Barça member may withdraw suit after Rosell resignation

Jordi Cases mulls retracting legal action “out of respect for the club”

Soccer

Barcelona chief asks to be summoned to court over Neymar allegations

Sandro Rosell reiterates claim club paid 57.1 million euros for Brazil forward

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Neymar’s speedy adaptation

“Either somebody explained it to him or he’s more of a genius than we thought”

WORLD CUP 2014

“I’m not Ballon d’Or obsessed”

Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Sweden could secure him the coveted prize

POLITICS IN SPORT

Government gave green light for controversial match in African dictatorship

Equatorial Guinea a “brother nation, in sporting terms,” says governing body

Two injured in Palma stadium explosion

Investigators rule out deliberate blast ahead of Spain-Belarus qualifier

Belmonte adds to water polo gold

Badalona-born swimmer gains third medal after Spain beats Australia

LA LIGA

Barcelona unveils new coach

Gerardo Martino says he will stick to playing style of predecessors

SOCCER

Three names for one bench

Barcelona is set to announce Tito Vilanova’s replacement on Tuesday

SOCCER

"I don't know about tax; we have people for that"

Leo Messi answers questions on fraud case in first press conference of new season "I am calm, we have lawyers and advisors and we trust them," he tells reporters

SOCCER

Guardiola lashes out at Barça president

Former coach asks Rosell to “leave him in peace”

CONFEDERATIONS CUP

La Roja dreams on in Brazil

Spain defeats Italy in tight penalty shootout to reach Confederations Cup final

SOCCER

“Heroes are people who fight against disease or emigrate to feed their kids”

Andrés Iniesta on the alleged end of Barcelona’s cycle and Spain hopes for the Confederations Cup

LA LIGA

Neighborly assistance

Barça gifted 22nd Liga title as cross-town rival Espanyol ties 1-1 with Real Madrid

SOCCER

“Decisions will have to be made”

Gerard Piqué says Barcelona's 7-0 aggregate defeat to Bayern warrants changes

SOCCER

The reality behind the dream

Ruling questions Liga clubs' legal right to tie young players down Supreme Court targeting contracts with huge compensation clauses for under-16s

Soccer

“This country is bipolar”

Gerard Piqué on being a Catalan Spain star and Shakira's feelings for soccer

FC BARCELONA

Fifa blocks Barça youth deals

Governing body says club did not follow regulations in signing child players

CLÁSICO PREVIEW

Double dose to quell the doubts

This week's two 'clásicos' will help define Barça and Real's seasons