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Atletico, Bayern Join Real Madrid, Chelsea at Champions League Semifinals

Atletico, Bayern Join Real Madrid, Chelsea at Champions League Semifinals

An inspired Atletico Madrid advanced to the final four of the Champions League with a 1-0 home victory over FC Barcelona in Wednesday's second leg of their quarterfinal clash. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Jese Facing Complications of Knee Surgery

Real Madrid’s Jese Facing Complications of Knee Surgery

Real Madrid said Friday that Jese Rodriguez will travel to Germany for further tests after suffering inflammation in his surgically repaired knee. continue reading »

City Warns Beckham He Cannot Build Stadium at PortMiami

City Warns Beckham He Cannot Build Stadium at PortMiami

David Beckham's plans to build a soccer stadium in the southwest corner of PortMiami face legal obstacles because the city deeded that land to Miami-Dade County more than two decades ago on condition it be exclusively used for port purposes, Mayor Tomas Regalado told Efe. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats Dortmund in Champions League Quarterfinals Match

Real Madrid Defeats Dortmund in Champions League Quarterfinals Match

Real Madrid triumphed 3-0 here Wednesday over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of a Champions League quarterfinal clash, taking a giant step toward avenging their loss to the German club in last year's semis. continue reading »

FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, or RFEF, and FC Barcelona 500,000 Swiss francs ($565,000) and 450,000 Swiss francs ($508,000), respectively, for infractions related to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. continue reading »

Brazilian Police, Military Take Over Rio Slums Ahead Of World Cup

Brazilian Police, Military Take Over Rio Slums Ahead Of World Cup

Less than three months before the World Cup begins, more than 1,400 Brazilian police and military members have seized control of a network of Rio de Janeiro favelas that are home to 130,000 Brazilians, the Associated Press reported Sunday. continue reading »

Cristano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend to Star in Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Cristano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend to Star in Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Russian model Irina Shayk, the girlfriend of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, is the big star of Sao Paulo Fashion Week, which starts on Monday. continue reading »

Barcelona Trades Dynamo Zagreb for Croatian Teen

Barcelona Trades Dynamo Zagreb for Croatian Teen

FC Barcelona has reached agreement with Dynamo Zagreb and 17-year-old Croatian attacking midfielder Alen Halilovic on the transfer of the player to Camp Nou for five seasons, the Spanish-league powerhouse confirmed Thursday on its Web site. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Goalie Valdes Likely Out for the Season

FC Barcelona Goalie Valdes Likely Out for the Season

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes will need surgery after injuring his knee in Barcelona's 3-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Wednesday, the club said in a statement. continue reading »

Fans’ Racist Taunts Towards Afro-Brazilian Player Cost Soccer Club $12,000

Fans’ Racist Taunts Towards Afro-Brazilian Player Cost Soccer Club $12,000

The South American Soccer Confederation announced Tuesday a $12,000 fine levied on Peru's Real Garcilaso for fans' racist taunts at an Afro-Brazilian player during a Copa Libertadores match between the Peruvian club and Brazil's Cruzeiro. continue reading »