1. Are Real Madrid Foreseeing a Transfer Ban with Urgent Pursuits of Danilo, Gaya?

    "The same as filling a nuclear shelter with water and biscuits," AS editor Alfredo Relano wrote in his column on Thursday. Just 24 hours earlier, Real Madrid reached an agreement to sign Porto right-back Danilo for a fee of €31...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 17 days ago 21,008 reads 64 comments

  2. Outside La Liga's Heavyweights, Spanish Football Still Blighted by Unpaid Wages

    Barcelona and Real Madrid's players walked out onto the turf at the Camp Nou on March 22. Underneath the lights, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were just a few feet apart. So were Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 18 days ago 10,397 reads 38 comments

  3. World Cup Stars Steven Smith and Mitchell Starc Taking Australia into New Era

    Triumphant, elated and deserving, Australia climbed onto the presentation podium. Another comprehensive victory had just been secured. Another World Cup had been won. Another array of opponents had been swatted aside...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 19 days ago 752 reads 0 comments

  4. Atletico Madrid Should Resist All Offers for Defender Jose Gimenez

    If you've ever spent a Saturday or Sunday afternoon browsing around Twitter, you will have observed the flurry of Vines that appear when notable moments in European football transpire...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 1,607 reads 6 comments

  5. Cricket World Cup 2015: Ranking Top 20 Bowlers of Tournament

    Australia clinched their fifth Cricket World Cup title on Sunday, defeating New Zealand by seven wickets in front of more than 93,000 people in Melbourne...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 20 days ago 1,752 reads 3 comments

  6. Diego Simeone's New Atletico Madrid Contract Is a Big Boost for Fernando Torres

    Fernando Torres walked out onto the turf at the Vicente Calderon. Wearing an Atletico Madrid shirt, he strode to the middle underneath sunny skies on a day of expectation in the Spanish capital...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 21 days ago 4,454 reads 13 comments

  7. Atletico Madrid's Veterans Have Plenty to Prove in Final Weeks of Season

    When Diego Simeone addressed the waiting media after committing to a new long-term contract with Atletico Madrid this week, he did something unusual. He spoke about the future...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 1,158 reads 12 comments

  8. Cricket World Cup 2015: Best XI of the Semi-Finals

    It's been a memorable week at the 2015 Cricket World Cup, with two pulsating semi-finals living up to the billing and producing two worthy finalists in Australia and New Zealand...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 288 reads 0 comments

  9. Spain vs. Ukraine: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream and TV Info

    Spain will welcome Ukraine to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville on Friday in the fifth round of matches in Euro 2016 qualifying...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 23 days ago 7,055 reads 3 comments

  10. After a Feel-Good Semi-Final, Australia and India Set for Contrasting Duel

    On one side of the Tasman this week, New Zealand and South Africa played out perhaps the most thrilling game in World Cup history, one defined not just by the theatre it staged, but also by the grace, humility and sportsmanship it witnessed...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 25 days ago 1,459 reads 2 comments

  11. Diego Simeone's New Atletico Madrid Contract Allows Club to Keep Building

    "SIMEONE2020." It sounds like a Twitter hashtag . It sounds like a marketing phrase. It sounds like an event. It sounds like a promotional code. It sounds like a celebration.  It sounds like all of those things...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 25 days ago 3,127 reads 8 comments

  12. After El Clasico Despair, Can Gareth Bale Turn It Around at Real Madrid?

    In the lead-up to Sunday's Clasico at the Camp Nou, Ozgur Sancar of Madrid-based daily AS published an interview with Royston Drenthe, the Dutch winger who spent five years on Real Madrid 's books between 2007 and 2012...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 26 days ago 9,510 reads 96 comments

  13. New Zealand vs. South Africa: Winners and Losers from World Cup Semi-Final

    New Zealand's Grant Elliott smashed a six off the second-to-last ball of the game to propel his side to a semi-final victory over South Africa at Eden Park on Tuesday in what was one of the most dramatic matches in Cricket World Cup history...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 26 days ago 2,987 reads 7 comments

  14. South Africa Riding AB de Villiers' Highs and Lows into World Cup Semi-Final

    Ingenious. Impenetrable. A fearsome striker. A true athlete. Staggeringly consistent. The world's best. As a batsman, AB de Villiers is, right now, the ultimate. As good as it comes...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 27 days ago 741 reads 0 comments

  15. A Progress Report on Atletico Madrid's Squad Entering March International Break

    After a difficult run in recent weeks, Atletico Madrid enter the March international break on a positive note following consecutive victories over Bayer Leverkusen and Getafe ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 27 days ago 1,531 reads 3 comments

  16. In a Single Moment, Jose Gimenez Sums Up Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid

    Pablo Sarabia held his arms out. Like he was ready to raise them in celebration. Or as another way of saying, "surely this is it?" The Getafe midfielder, from the left wing, ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 28 days ago 4,509 reads 10 comments

  17. Cricket World Cup 2015: Power Ranking Teams After Quarter-Finals

    Quarter-final action at the 2015 Cricket World Cup concluded on Saturday, as New Zealand became the final team to book their place in the semi-finals with a strong victory over the West Indies in Wellington...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 28 days ago 4,737 reads 9 comments

  18. Atletico Madrid Finally Shrug Champions League Hangover with Win over Getafe

    As Atletico Madrid and Getafe walked out onto the turf at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday, it was difficult to ignore a certain degree of symmetry that was apparent...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 29 days ago 6,312 reads 12 comments

  19. New Zealand vs. West Indies: Winners and Losers from Cricket World Cup Match

    Martin Guptill smashed the highest-ever Cricket World Cup score on Saturday, leading New Zealand to a 143-run victory over the West Indies in Wellington to secure a semi-final berth for the host nation...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 29 days ago 1,843 reads 1 comments

  20. Australia vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from Cricket World Cup Quarter-Final

    Half-centuries from Steven Smith and Shane Watson led Australia to a six-wicket victory over Pakistan in the third quarter-final of the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Adelaide on Friday...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 30 days ago 1,687 reads 2 comments

  21. Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe: Team News, Predicted Lineup, Live Stream & TV Info

    Atletico Madrid will welcome Getafe to the Vicente Calderon on Saturday, in what is an important encounter for both sides in La Liga...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 30 days ago 1,643 reads 0 comments

  22. Dominant Australia Out to Overcome Pakistan's Volatility in Quarter-Final

    Pakistan have done it to Australia before. In fact, they've done it to essentially everyone. You know how it goes with Pakistan: rubbish, rubbish, rubbish, rubbish, calamitous, ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 1,073 reads 0 comments

  23. Moves Atletico Madrid Should and Should Not Make in the Summer Transfer Window

    With a dramatic victory on penalties over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday, Atletico Madrid kept their season alive and progressed into the quarter-finals of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 2,493 reads 13 comments

  24. Atletico Madrid Recapture Their Fire vs. Bayer Leverkusen in Champions League

    The toll was huge. Gargantuan. By around 11:30 p.m. local time in Madrid, the normally irrepressible and raucous Vicente Calderon was exhausted. Players, completely spent, lay all over the ground...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 1,528 reads 23 comments

  25. With El Clasico Looming, It's the Media Frenzy That Comes First

    It's already brewing. In the coming days, it will reach a crescendo. By the weekend, it will be fever pitch. El Clasico is looming. Let the Spanish media's hottest week begin...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 23,336 reads 111 comments