MADRID (AP) Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling "clasico" match Saturday in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season.
The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game since a four-month biting ban and set up Neymar to fire in a long strike for a fourth-minute lead at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
But Ronaldo leveled from the penalty spot in the 35th to end Barcelona's record of eight clean sheets to start the season.
MADRID (AP) Luis Suarez made a strong return from his four-month biting ban on Saturday, showing no signs of being rusty and providing the biggest threat Barcelona could offer in a 3-1 loss at Real Madrid.
Suarez set up Neymar's fourth-minute opener and offered the most constant danger up front for the visitors, while Lionel Messi was kept in check by Madrid's defense. (MORE)
BERLIN (AP) Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga troubles continued Saturday with a 1-0 loss at home to Hannover, the side's fourth straight league defeat.
Dortmund, the 2011 and 2012 league champion, was left to rue a host of missed opportunities when Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake struck a precise free kick over the wall and inside the corner in the 61st minute. (MORE)
PARIS (AP) Lucas Moura scored with two penalties and fellow winger Ezequiel Lavezzi capped his return from injury with a late goal as unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain beat Bordeaux 3-0 Saturday to move into outright second place in the French league.
After both sides had a player sent off for straight red cards, Lucas scored his first penalty in first-half injury time and the Brazilian added the second shortly after the break. (MORE)
SINGAPORE (AP) After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss.
She didn't have to wait long. The pair will face off again on Sunday in the final of the season-ending championships after winning their semifinals on Saturday in contrasting fashion. (MORE)
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia (AP) Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him his job.
Bishop became the first PGA president to be removed from office, and he went down swinging. (MORE)
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis.
There was no such slip-up for Roger Federer as the top-seeded Swiss remained on course for his sixth title in Basel after beating fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 6-2. (MORE)
BREMEN, Germany (AP) Werder Bremen fired coach Robin Dutt on Saturday with the side bottom of the Bundesliga after failing to win any of its opening nine games of the season.
Viktor Skripnik, former under-23 coach, was promoted in Dutt's place. The 44-year-old former Ukraine international, who played 138 Bundesliga games for Bremen, will be assisted by former Germany midfielder Torsten Frings, Florian Kohfeldt and Christian Vander. They take charge in time for Tuesday's German Cup tie at third-division Chemnitzer FC. (MORE)
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Luis Suarez's long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes for Barcelona on Saturday against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup.
"(Suarez) will have some minutes for sure, how many is the million-dollar question," Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Friday, after having wavered on the question for most of the week in the run-up to the clasico. (MORE)