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Ex-Barça player Alves jailed for sexual assault

Dani Alves was sentenced to 4½ years in prison on Thursday after a court found him guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in a Barcelona nightclub in 2022.

De Jong blasts 'smoke & lies' over contract and Barcelona future (1:22)
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Will Mbappe's Real Madrid move end LaLiga's competitiveness? (1:34)
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What's holding up Mbappe's move from PSG to Real Madrid? (1:54)
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LaLiga slashes Barça spending limit by $71m

Barcelona's annual spending limit has been cut by a further €66 million ($71m), reduced from €270m to €204m, LaLiga announced on Tuesday.

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Second-placed Girona lose 3-2 at Athletic Bilbao

Alex Berenguer scored twice as Athletic Bilbao brought high-flying Girona back down to earth with a 3-2 victory on Monday, a result that provided a reality check to the Catalans' lofty LaLiga title ambitions.

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Sources: Mbappé in Madrid talks; deal not agreed

Real Madrid are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé over signing on a free transfer this summer and are optimistic about concluding a deal soon, sources told ESPN.

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European soccer news: Bayern Munich in crisis

In desperate need of a win, Bayen slipped to a surprise loss at Bochum. Meanwhile in Spain, Madrid's draw kept the title race alive. Here's what you missed in European soccer.

Antonio Sivera keeps the game level with an incredible save (0:23)
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Mikel Merino scores a 93rd minute winner for Real Sociedad against Mallorca (2:14)
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Real Madrid held by Rayo Vallecano in 1-1 draw (1:08)
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Granada and Almeria finishes in a 1-1 draw (2:11)
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Ancelotti after draw: Mbappé talk no distraction

Carlo Ancelotti insisted that Real Madrid's players haven't been distracted by talk linking the club with Kylian Mbappé after a 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano.

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Real Madrid miss chance to go clear in LaLiga

LaLiga leaders Real Madrid were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at lowly city rivals Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, a result that could help spice up the title race with surprise contenders Girona.

Ørjan Nyland makes a great save (0:14)
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Lewandowski wins it for Barca with stoppage time penalty (0:50)
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Osasuna vs. Cadiz - Game Highlights (2:08)
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Atletico bounce back with Las Palmas thrashing (2:11)
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