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  • Alba: Barcelona are not machines

    Alba: Barcelona are not machines

    Omnisport
    Alba: Barcelona are not machines

    Barcelona had to work hard to overcome Levante and Jordi Alba thinks expectations of consistent quality displays are unrealistic. …

  • Barcelona ties all-time club record of 28 games without loss

    Barcelona ties all-time club record of 28 games without loss

    Associated Press
    Barcelona ties all-time club record of 28 games without loss

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona did just enough to defeat last-place Levante 2-0 and tie its all-time record of 28 consecutive games without losing on Sunday. …

  • Barcelona regain three-point lead with 2-0 win at Levante

    Barcelona regain three-point lead with 2-0 win at Levante

    Reuters
    Barcelona regain three-point lead with 2-0 win at Levante

    Barcelona cruised to a 2-0 win at Levante with Luis Suarez scoring his 36th goal of the season on Sunday to regain their three-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. Bottom team Levante might have snatched at least a deserved point with better finishing against Barca, in lackadaisical mood after their 7-0 demolition of Valencia in the King’s Cup on Wednesday. Levante central defender David Navarro gave Barca a fortunate lead in the 21st minute when he turned an Andres Iniesta …

  • Leicester can emulate Forest's 1978 triumph, says O'Neill

    Leicester can emulate Forest's 1978 triumph, says O'Neill

    Reuters
    Leicester can emulate Forest's 1978 triumph, says O'Neill

    Former Leicester City manager Martin O'Neill believes Saturday's stunning victory over Manchester City could spur the Foxes to become the most unexpected English champions since his Nottingham Forest side of 38 years ago. O'Neill, currently manager of Ireland, compared Leicester's 3-1 away win over title rivals City to an equally stunning success just before Christmas 1977 when the Forest team he played in under Brian Clough won 4-0 at Manchester United. …

  • N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test

    N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test

    Associated Press
    N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation." …