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Malaga Advances to Champions League Quarterfinals

Malaga will be playing in its first Champions League quarterfinals after a 2-0 win Wednesday over Porto in the second leg of their elimination contest. continue reading »

Manchenster United Denies Wayne Rooney Leaving

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Friday dismissed speculation by the British press that Wayne Rooney may leave the club after the end of this season, saying the star forward is not going anywhere. continue reading »

FIFA Bans Smoking at Confederations Cup, World Cup in Brazil

FIFA announced Thursday that people attending the Confederations Cup soccer matches in June and the World Cup next year - both to be held in Brazil - will not be allowed to smoke in the stadiums. continue reading »

Atlas, Atlante and Chiapas Head to Copa MX Quarterfinals

Atlas, currently in second place in Mexico's Liga MX Clausura, booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Copa MX tournament with a 3-1 win over Cruz Azul in its sixth and final match of the group phase, while Atlante and Jaguares de Chiapas also qualified for the knockout stage with victories. continue reading »

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013: Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain Survive Knockout Round

Valencia gave Paris Saint-Germain a scare here Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash, but the home side answered with a tying goal and advanced to the quarterfinals 3-2 on aggregate. continue reading »

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013: Real Madrid Beats Man U, Move on to Quarters

Goals by Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League knockout clash, allowing the Blancos to advance 3-2 on aggregate. continue reading »

Retired Mexican Soccer Star, Jared Borgetti, May Compete in Marathon

Retired striker Jared Borgetti, Mexico's all-time leading scorer in international soccer, may start competing in marathons. "It's tough to run 42 kilometers and 195 meters (26.2 miles), but acce continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Heads to Copa del Rey Finals with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid played to a 2-2 draw with Sevilla here Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal, which was sufficient to win 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the final. continue reading »

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals on Tuesday to lead Real Madrid to a resounding 3-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona and a berth in the Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Tigres Beat Cruz Azul After Villa’s Two Goals

Argentine Emanuel Villa scored a pair of goals on the weekend to lead the Tigres to a 2-1 away victory over Cruz Azul in the eighth week of the Mexican Clau continue reading »

PSG Coach Carlo Ancelotti Gives Verbal Agreement with Real Madrid

Spanish soccer club Real Madrid has a "verbal agreement" with Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti that could bring him to the Bernabeu next season, French newspaper Le Parisien said Wednesday. continue reading »

Maradona to Return to Argentina to Meet New Son

Argentine soccer icon Diego Armando Maradona said Friday from Dubai that he will be in Buenos Aires soon to "acknowledge" his new son, Diego Fernando, born here this week to the former player's ex-girlfriend. continue reading »

3-1: Spain Nabs Win Against Uruguay in Friendly

Spain's national team showed off its ball-hogging brilliance in its first match of 2013, getting two goals from Pedro in a 3-1 victory here Wednesday over reigning Copa America champion Uruguay in an international friendly. continue reading »

Spanish Marketing Exec: U.S. Needs to Tap Into Soccer Market

Spanish-born marketing executive Vicente Navarro says U.S. companies need to tap into Hispanics' passion for soccer in their bid to reach out to that important consumer segment ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and beyond. continue reading »

Italian Striker Balotelli Leaving Manchester City for AC Milan

Manchester City and AC Milan reached an agreement that will send Italian international Mario Balotelli home to play for the Rossoneri, the acquiring club said Tuesday. continue reading »

Police Impound Mexican Soccer Club’s Bus Over Tax Dispute

Mexican authorities impounded a bus and some office furniture belonging to Atlas soccer club in connection with a tax dispute, the team's management said Friday. continue reading »

FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid Join Real Madrid, Sevilla in Copa del Rey Semis

Apparently unbothered by the absence of injured star Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid was dominant here Thursday in a 1-1 draw with Real Betis, advancing to the Copa del Rey semifinals by 3-1 on aggregate. continue reading »

Manchester City Willing to Sell Forward Balotelli for $40 Million

Defending Premier League champion Manchester City would be willing to sell forward Mario Balotelli for 30 million euros ($40 million) and sees AC Milan as a possible buyer, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported. continue reading »

Spain’s FC Barcelona Once Again Named Soccer Club of the Year

Spain's FC Barcelona has once again been named soccer club of the year by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, or IFFHS. continue reading »

5 Match Suspension for Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos

Spain's soccer federation imposed a five-match suspension Thursday on Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos in the wake of his ejection from a Copa del Rey clash against Celta. Besides the automatic one-game suspension for the expulsion, the defender will miss four other matches because of his abusive comments toward the officials at Wednesday's game in Madrid, the federation said. continue reading »