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David Ortiz Signs $26 Million, 2-year Deal with Boston Red Sox

Veteran Dominican-American slugger David Ortiz has reached a two-year, $26 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, sources close to the negotiations said. continue reading »

Minnesota Timberwolves Keep Ricky Rubio on for 2013-14 Season

The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised an option on the contract of point guard Ricky Rubio, meaning the Spaniard will continue to play for the team through the end of the 2013-2014 season. continue reading »

Victor Cruz Close to Extending His Contract with NY Giants

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz says he is on track to signing a contract extension with the reigning Super Bowl champions. "From what I hear, they've just agreed on the structure right now," the 25-year-old Cruz, whose mother is Puerto Rican, told WFAN radio on Tuesday. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Messi Officially on Spain’s Top 10 Scoring List

Argentine superstar Leo Messi, who scored two goals in Barcelona's win Saturday night over Rayo Vallecano, is now 10th on the Spanish League's Top 10 list of scorers, tying former Seville player Juan Arza at 182 goals. continue reading »

Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, and More Hail Ferrero as Tennis Star Retires

Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Lleyton Hewitt all offered words of praise Wednesday for tennis great Juan Carlos Ferrero, whose singles career came to an end with a loss at the Valencia Open to good friend Nicolas Almagro. continue reading »

NY Giants’ Victor Cruz Wants Contract Restructured

New York Giants star wide receiver Victor Cruz said he wants to have his contract restructured before the end of the season. Cruz, known for celebrating his touchdowns with a salsa dance, is in the final year of a $540,000, three-year rookie contract and can become a restricted free agent after the season is over. continue reading »

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Continues Scandalous Year With Marijuana Charges

Boxer and former middleweight titlist, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., has once again gotten himself into trouble with his use of drugs. Last week, Chavez tested positive for marijuana, but this is not the continue reading »

Spain’s Iker Casillas, Xavier Hernandez Win Prince of Asturias Award for Sports

Spanish soccer players Iker Casillas and Xavier Hernandez on Wednesday were named the recipients of this year's Prince of Asturias Award for Sports in recognition of their outstanding play on the field and admirable sportsmanship. continue reading »

PARALYMPICS: Brazilian Takes Gold, Defeats “Blade Runner” in T44 200m Final (VIDEO)

Twenty year old Brazilian Alan Fonteles Oliveira won Gold last night during the T44 200 meters at the London Paralympic Game. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Brazil Contests Silver Medal, Requests Boxing Review

Brazil has requested a review of the men's middleweight boxing final at the London Olympics, saying a judge's error may have cost Esquiva Falcao his bout against Japan's Ryota Murata. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal’s Concern is His Health, Not His Rankings

Spain's Rafael Nadal said he is suffering from a knee ailment known as Hoffa's syndrome but that he hopes to make a full recovery and is not worried about a further ranking drop after pulling out of the U.S. Open. continue reading »

Synchronized Diver Paola Espinosa Says Olympic “Silver Tastes Good”

Paola Espinosa, who won a silver medal for Mexico in 10-meter synchronized diving at the London Summer Olympics, said the experience was "a dream come true." continue reading »

Venezuelan Gold Medalist Honored From Lawmakers

Fencer Ruben Limardo was honored Tuesday by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

Alex Rodriguez Selling His Miami Mansion

Though it was only finished last year, the Florida mansion owned by New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, is now up for sale. continue reading »

Cuban Boxer Roniel Iglesias Brings Home Gold

Cuban light welterweight Roniel Iglesias won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics, defeating Ukrainian Denys Berinchik 22-15. continue reading »

Argentina Narrowly Misses the Podium in Men’s Basketball

Russia went back to the Olympic podium to receive a medal - a bronze - in men's basketball after defeating Argentina 81-77 thanks to the excellent play of Andrei Kirilenko and, in particular, Alexey Shved. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Back to Back Gold Medals for Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team

Brazil won Saturday its second straight Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball by downing the United States 3-1 in an unprecedented comeback when all seemed lost. continue reading »

Mexico Defeats Brazil, Wins First Gold Medal in Olympic Soccer

Mexico won its first-ever Olympic men's soccer gold medal Saturday at Wembley Stadium, stunning Brazil 2-1 on the strength of two goals by Oribe Peralta. continue reading »

Argentina Grabs it’s First Gold of 2012 Olympics in Taekwondo

Sebastian Crismanich brought Argentina its first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics with a win Friday in the men's under-80kg taekwondo final. continue reading »