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India lose to Spain in final warm-up game ahead of Olympics


Indian men's hockey team's preparation for the London Olympics ended on a disappointing note as they lost 1-2 to hosts Spain in the final league match of the tri-nation invitational tournament here.

Formula One: Alonso wins European Grand Prix


Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won a thrilling European Grand Prix here on Sunday, the Spanish driver becoming the first repeat winner of a wide open season.

The home favourite, adding this victory on the

Formula One: Button fastest in final practice


Jenson Button topped the times for McLaren during Saturday morning's final practice for Sunday's European Grand Prix.

The 32-year-old, 12th fastest on Friday, clocked a time of one minute 38.562 seco

Sebastian Vettel tops final practice for Spanish GP


Red Bull's defending world champion Sebastian Vettel topped the times in the final free practice session Saturday ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.

The 24-year-old German snatched top spot with a fas

Brilliant Bilbao end United's Europa League challenge


Manchester United's bid to win a first Europa League title came to a juddering halt on Thursday after they were beaten 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao in the second leg of their last-16 tie.

The result gave M

Gored Spanish bullfighter makes comeback

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A Spanish bullfighter who lost sight in one eye and has partial facial paralysis after a terrifying goring returned to the bullring Sunday, five months after his injury.

On October 8, a bull's horn r

Cash-strapped Spanish town authorises cannabis plantation

Leaders of this northeastern town have given the green light to the establishment of a cannabis plantation to boost municipal revenues and create jobs as Spain faces economic crisis.

The Rasquera cit

Contador vows to pursue career despite doping ban


An indignant two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador said on Tuesday he ‘totally disagreed’ with his two-year doping ban but vowed to pursue his career at the highest level.

Speaking for th

Spain enthralled as rich duchess weds


Spain’s fabulously wealthy 85-year-old Duchess of Alba was marrying a civil servant 25 years her junior on Wednesday in a story of love and riches that has gripped the nation.

Bullfighting to end in Spain's Catalonia, for now

Bullfighting fans will shout ‘Ole’ for the last time in Barcelona's Monumental bullring on Sunday before a ban on the sport takes effect across the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia.

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