| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:25 PM
In San Francisco this week, the grand tasting that wound up the SherryFest there included 150 sherries. That was just one of more than 2,000 events that took place around the world as part of International Sherry Week.
The fortified wine from southern...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Even a soccer-watching neophyte could detect which team would accept a draw and which craved a win in Group B's biggest showdown Monday.
With both sides assured of passage to the World Cup round of 16, the Netherlands was in goal-prevention mode,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:41 AM
CURITIBA, Brazil -- Spain ended its World Cup campaign on a high note on Monday, cruising to a 3-0 defeat of Australia at the Arena da Baixada.
Successive defeats to open the World Cup meant that the reigning champions entered Monday's affair with...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
MADRID - Spain's government has announced its intention to extend a 15% rebate on Spanish expenditure to international shoots lensing in the country.
That's the good news. But, outlining new tax provisions, Spain's ruling Popular Party has made very...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:39 AM
Days after her brother was proclaimed king, a Spanish judge upheld fraud and money-laundering charges against Princess Cristina on Wednesday, paving the way for a historic trial that could further damage the royal family's reputation.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Spain's King Juan Carlos said on Monday he would abdicate in favor of his son Prince Felipe, aiming to revive the scandal-hit monarchy at a time of economic hardship and growing discontent with the wider political elite.
"A new generation is quite...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Barcelona's history has bounced around like a soccer ball, but that's to be expected when people — a group that has included Carthaginians, Castilians and Catalans — have been living in the area for 37,000 years. Throughout most of it,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Orlando City has some major competition for headlines with the other new MLS expansion club.
New York City F.C. made a huge splash with its first-ever signing, inking Spain's World Cup winner David Villa to a reported three-year deal. Villa, who will...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The Netherlands exacted some revenge and then some in a 5-1 bashing of defending World Cup champion Spain on Friday.
In a rematch of the final from South Africa, the Oranje broke out with four goals in the second half to embarrass Spain. It was a...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Even with Europe's super-efficient public transportation system, there are times when it makes sense to rent a car. Having your own wheels is ideal for getting to more remote or rural places (that aren't covered as well by public transportation): England'...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The easy adage is scoreless draws are a boring indictment of the beautiful game. Mexico and Brazil proved otherwise in an up-and-down, back-and-forth game on Tuesday.
While neither team could find the net -- Mexico has goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to...