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European Championship 2012

Spain Shuts Out Italy For Euro 2012 Title

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

KIEV, Ukraine — Just like clockwork, Spain's "tiki taka" passing game tore Italy apart. The World Cup champions controlled the play Sunday in t...

Stingy Spain Worried Mario Balotelli

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 06.29.2012 | Sports

KIEV, Ukraine -- Stingy as it may be, Spain's defenders are still a little worried about their rematch with Italy and Mario Balotelli in the European ...

LIVE: Germany vs. Italy

AP | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — Mario Balotelli scored twice as Italy beat Germany 2-1 on Thursday to advance to the Euro 2012 final against Spain. Here's the ...

Spain Advances To Euro 2012 Final

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports

DONETSK, Ukraine — Still not pretty to watch, still just as effective. Spain again failed to dazzle at the European Championship yet still adva...

LIVE: Portugal vs. Spain

AP | Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — Spain beat Portugal 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Wednesday to reach the final of Euro 2012. The match ended 0-0 after extra-tim...

Fan Dies After Watching Euro 2012 For 11 Straight Days

Posted 06.25.2012 | Sports

Chinese soccer fan Jiang Xiaoshan passed away last Tuesday after watching every moment of the Euro 2012 for 11 straight days without any sleep, accord...

Italy Eliminates England In Thrilling Shootout

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 08.24.2012 | Sports

KIEV, Ukraine — After two hours of clever, often dominating but in the end fruitless play, Italy found the answer against England. Penalty kick...

LIVE: England vs. Italy

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.24.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — Italy beat England 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra-time. The Italians will now play Germany. Here's the ...

Spain Eliminates France From Euro 2012

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports

DONETSK, Ukraine — Even if Spain failed to live up to expectations, Xabi Alonso exceeded them. The defending champions, who are trying to win a...

LIVE: Euro 2012 Quarterfinal

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.21.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — In the first quarterfinal at Euro 2012, Portugal beat the Czech Republic 1-0 on Thursday. Here is a running account of the acti...

Soccer Soothes Countries In Crisis

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS and DAVID RISING | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Chancellor Angela Merkel watched Germany weather the storm and emerge with flying colors, while other European countries simply flou...

WATCH: Rooney Scores In England Return

Posted 06.19.2012 | Sports

He's back. In his return from a two-match ban, England striker Wayne Rooney struck the decisive blow in a 1-0 win over Ukraine. The win sends Engl...

WATCH: Was Ukraine Robbed Of Game-Tying Goal?

Posted 06.19.2012 | Sports

Add members of the Ukrainian national soccer team and its multitude of fans at Donbass Arena to the ranks of those in favor of instant replay at Euro ...

LIVE: Euro 2012

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.19.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — England beat Ukraine 1-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden – already eliminated – beat France 2-0. Co-host Ukraine is now ou...

UEFA Charges Germany For Improper Fan Conduct

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland -- UEFA charged the German soccer association on Tuesday for the "improper conduct" of its fans at a European Championship match agains...

Balotelli's Incredible Goal Caps Italy Victory Over Ireland

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 08.18.2012 | Sports

POZNAN, Poland -- There were no tears for Antonio Cassano this time, just joy. Seven months after a scary episode of stroke-like symptoms, Cassano sc...