| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Apparently it is possible to have too much success.
At least that's the opinion of Vicente del Bosque, who has seen Spanish soccer achieve unprecedented levels of success in recent years.
The national team has won the last two European Championships...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Lionel Messi has won six Spanish league titles, three Champions League crowns and a record four world player-of-the-year awards. But he hasn't won a World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo won nine trophies with England's Manchester United, four more with Real...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:31 PM
A year ago, when the Champions League final matched Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Germany appeared poised for soccer domination.
So what to make of this year's final, which includes no teams outside a five-mile area in the...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:15 PM
With a win in this summer's World Cup, Spain would cement its legacy as the best soccer team in a generation — if not one of the best ever.
Germany, on the other hand, goes to Brazil riding an 18-year title drought in major competitions, needing a...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:57 PM
This time, Cinderella's slipper didn't fit.
Two minutes away from completing what would have been a historic double, Atletico Madrid stumbled at the finish Saturday, giving up a goal three minutes into stoppage time and then three more in overtime as...
| May 6, 2014
My guide, Roberto, met me at Madrid's airport, we rented a car and minutes later we were southbound on the freeway, immersed in the vastness of La Mancha. It's a tough terrain. A windmill -- weathered into a rough little useless nub -- still capped its...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
MADRID - In a milestone deal that looks set to shape the future of TV in Spain, Spanish telco giant Telefonica has bought Canal Plus, the biggest pay TV operator in Spain, for €725 million ($1.0 billion).
Presided by Cesar Alierta, who has reiterated...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Four centuries after the death of one of Spain's most famous writers, scientists on Monday began using ground-penetrating radar in hope of solving the enduring mystery of where Miguel de Cervantes is buried.
Generations of nuns have kept alive the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:45 PM
In one lifetime, Alfonso Sainz mastered two worlds: music and medicine.
As a young man, Sainz was followed by paparazzi in Spain, itching to snap a photo of one of the country's biggest stars. As an accomplished physician, he serenaded patients while...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
TOLEDO, Spain — The Jews who flock to the two medieval synagogues in this walled city are tourists, not worshipers. No one of their faith has practiced it in the temples' exquisitely decorated precincts since 1492.
That was the year King Ferdinand...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
MADRID - Spain's "Ocho apellidos vascos" (Spanish Affair), distributed by Universal Pictures International Spain, continues to rewrite record books in Spain.
In its third frame, over March 28-30, Emilio Martinez Lazaro's romantic comedy grossed €5.5...