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  • A checklist of Hampton Roads pirates and pirate killers

    Blackbeard may be the most notorious buccaneer linked to Hampton Roads. But he was far from the only pirate or pirate killer connected to the region. Here are some others who helped build the tradition that the Blackbeard Pirate Festival will...
  • Spanish officials halt building demolition after four nights of riots

    Spanish authorities Friday halted the demolition of a popular community center in Barcelona after four nights of fierce riots by opponents who set trash bins on fire and smashed shop windows just before the summer tourist season. It was some of the...
  • Meet Felipe and Letizia, the new king and queen of Spain

    Meet Felipe and Letizia, the new king and queen of Spain
    Move over, Will and Kate: There are new monarchs in town, and they just took over in Spain. King Felipe VI was crowned the sovereign of Spain in Madrid on Thursday and was joined by his wife, now Queen Letizia, and their daughters, Leonor and Sofia,...
  • McCann, Yankees club Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange McCann, Yankees club Blue Jays NEW YORK -- Hours after Spain was eliminated from the World Cup, a Spanish soccer jersey hung inside Brian McCann's locker, and teammate Brett Gardner jokingly...
  • Alex Morgan Bringing Game (And Fun) To East Hartford

    Alex Morgan Bringing Game (And Fun) To East Hartford
    EAST HARTFORD — From Sao Paulo to Fenway Park, empirical analytics is everything in sports these days. So we don't need an opinion from Alex Morgan, we need a metric. Alex, on the scale of one to 10 — one being football is played only on...
  • Felipe VI is proclaimed king of Spain, succeeding his father

    Felipe VI is proclaimed king of Spain, succeeding his father
    Felipe VI was sworn in Thursday as Spain's new king, bringing a fresh face to the Spanish monarchy at a time when its popularity ratings have hit historic lows. The 46-year-old monarch took an oath and was then proclaimed king, without a formal...
  • King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia ascend to Spanish throne

    King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia ascend to Spanish throne
    King Juan Carlos of Spain handed over the monarchy to his son on Thursday in a low-key "proclamation ceremony," followed by a procession through Madrid and an appearance by the new King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters on a balcony at...
  • Competitiveness off the field gives some World Cup losers a win

    If national pride is a bit bruised among Bosnians, Japanese and the English after their early defeats at the World Cup soccer tournament, they can take heart from their victories in the real "competitiveness" contest off the field. The World Economic...
  • The pain in Spain is plain after World Cup loss

    The headline Thursday in Spain's biggest sports newspaper, Marca, said it best: "The End." Huddled around televisions in bars and in living rooms across their country, Spaniards uttered a collective groan late Wednesday when their decorated national...
  • Felipe sworn in as monarch as he professes love for Spain

    MADRID Spain's newly proclaimed King Felipe VI in a speech before parliament Thursday said he loved his country with all his heart, calling Spain a "great nation." "I will always have the common good (of the country) in mind," the new head of state...
  • World Cup round-up: Spain eliminated from World Cup

    World Cup round-up: Spain eliminated from World Cup
    It is a stunning end to one of the most dominant eras in international soccer. Spain, which won two European championships and the 2010 World Cup, was eliminated from the World Cup after two games and two losses. An undeniable dynasty, Spain was the...