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Phoenix Suns Fire Coach Alvin Gentry After Losing Streak

Alvin Gentry stepped down as coach of the NBA Phoenix Suns on Friday after reaching an agreement with management. The Suns posted a record of 158-144 under Gentry, who took charge of the team in February 2009. continue reading »

Miami Heat’s LeBron James Becomes Youngest to Score 20,000 Points

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James became the youngest NBA player to reach the 20,000-point milestone during his team's 92-75 victory over the Golden State Warriors. continue reading »

Former Brazilian Footballer Ronaldo Moving to UK to Study Advertising

According to The Daily Telegraph, the Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo is heading to London to study advertising. The 36-year-old who once played for Real Madrid continue reading »

Spanish Tennis Player Nicolas Almargo Reaches Finals in Abu Dhabi

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, 11th in the rankings, advanced to the final of the exhibition event in Abu Dhabi with wins Friday over David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Soccer Star Jefferson Montero Looking to Return to Spain

Jefferson Montero, an Ecuadorian midfielder with Mexico's Morelia, said he wanted to return to play in Spain, where he was a member of Real Betis from 2009 to 2012. continue reading »

Rafa Benitez Hopes to Lure Barcelona’s David Villa to Chelsea

Chelsea coach Rafa Benitez plans to make an offer to FC Barcelona next month for forward David Villa in an effort to bolster the London club's roster, The Daily Mirror reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal WILL Play in 2013 Barcelona Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since last summer, will play in the Barcelona Open, which will take place April 20-28, 2013, in the northeastern Spanish city, organizers said Thursday. continue reading »

Alex Rodriguez Plans to Play Again After Hip Surgery in January

Injured baseball player Alex Rodriguez recently spoke with TMZ about his upcoming hip surgery. The New York Yankee says he plans to return to the diamond after he's all healed up after his now second hip surgery scheduled for January. continue reading »

Messi’s Goal Record Recognized by Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has recognized FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for setting a new mark for most goals in a calendar year - 88 and counting. continue reading »

Mexico’s Mariel Hawley: Open Water Swimming Tougher than Ironman

Mariel Hawley, the first Mexican woman to achieve the so-called "triple crown" of open water swimming, told Efe Wednesday that her discipline is more demanding than long-d continue reading »

Lionel Messi Breaks Gurd Müller’s 40-Year-Old Goal Record

On December 9, Argentina-born soccer star with FC Barcelona Lionel Messi broke the long-standing record for number of goals scored in a single calendar year. continue reading »

Real Madrid Comes From Behind to Defeat Real Valladolid

Real Madrid toughed out a 3-2 come-from-behind road victory over Real Valladolid on Saturday thanks in large measure to the play of German midfielder Mesut Ozil, keeping its fading Spanish league hopes alive. continue reading »

Real Madrid Tops Atletico de Madrid 2-0

Real Madrid upset Atletico de Madrid 2-0 in Liga Derbi soccer at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Saturday night. continue reading »

Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta in Running For FIFA’s Ballon d’Or

Argentine striker Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Spaniard Andres Iniesta are the finalists for the 2012 Ballon d'Or as the world's best soccer player, FIFA and France Football announced in Sao Paulo on Thursday. continue reading »

Player for the Miami Dolphins, Jonathan Amaya, Arrested for Choking Taxi Driver

A Florida taxi driver narrowly escaped serious injury after being allegedly accosted by an NFL player. Miami Dolphins safety Jonathan Amaya, 24, was arrested Monday morning after two off-duty police officers heard taxi dr continue reading »

Famed Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho Shot in the Face, On Life Support

On Tuesday, boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho was shot in the face while in Puerto Rico. The shooting occurred in the city of Bayamon and though doctors initially expected the 50- continue reading »

Pele Recovering From Hip Surgery in Sao Paulo

Soccer icon Pele was discharged from a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, on Thursday five days after undergoing hip surgery. continue reading »

Spain Wins 5-1 Against Panama in Friendly Soccer Match

Spain's national soccer team concluded its 2012 campaign here on Wednesday with a 5-1 demolition of Panama in a friendly match. The Spaniards put on a demonstration of why they are the reigning World Cup and European champions. continue reading »

Messi Honored as Best Player, Best Forward at Spanish Soccer Organization Awards

For the fourth year in a row, Argentine striker Lionel Messi took the laurels for best forward and best player here Tuesday as Spain's LFP professional soccer organization handed out awards for the 2011-2012 season. continue reading »

Mariano Rivera Hopes to Return to Yankees Next Year

New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera has informed the team that he wants to be back next season. The Panamanian pitcher "wants to play again. I am going to work with his agent, Fernando Cuza, on the details of his contract," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. continue reading »