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Organization that Planned Lionel Messi’s Charity Soccer Matches Suspected of Money Laundering

Organization that Planned Lionel Messi’s Charity Soccer Matches Suspected of Money Laundering

Spain's Civil Guard, with the aid of Colombian and U.S. authorities, has dismantled a money-laundering ring linked to a company that organized charity soccer matches headlined by FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. continue reading »

Brazil Court Halts Construction on World Cup Stadium in Manaus After Recent Worker’s Death

Brazil Court Halts Construction on World Cup Stadium in Manaus After Recent Worker’s Death

Brazilian prosecutors said Sunday that they asked for a halt in the construction of the Arena de la Amazonia stadium in Manaus, one of 12 venues for the 2014 World Cup and where a laborer died on the weekend, the second fatality in the past nine months. continue reading »

Soccer Great Cristiano Ronaldo Launches Own Social Network: Viva Ronaldo

Soccer Great Cristiano Ronaldo Launches Own Social Network: Viva Ronaldo

Soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo is not like mere mortals that settle for a Facebook page or Twitter account – he has launched his own social network. continue reading »

Real Madrid Versus Osasuna Ends in Tie

Real Madrid Versus Osasuna Ends in Tie

Real Madrid suffered a setback in its pursuit of La Liga leaders FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, playing to a 2-2 draw here Saturday against Osasuna. continue reading »

FC Barcelona, Intel Sign 5-year Partnership Agreement

FC Barcelona, Intel Sign 5-year Partnership Agreement

FC Barcelona and U.S. multinational semiconductor chipmaker Intel have announced a five-year technology partnership agreement. continue reading »

Bears-Cowboys: Most-Watched NFL Game on Nationally Broadcast Spanish Language TV

Bears-Cowboys: Most-Watched NFL Game on Nationally Broadcast Spanish Language TV

The Cowboys-Bears telecast on ESPN Deportes was also the most-watched NFL game ever on nationally broadcast Spanish language television, averaging a 0.7 US Hispanic Household rating and 105,000 Hispanic Household impressions and 174,000 Hispanic P2+ continue reading »

UPDATE: UFC Fighter Shane del Rosario Dead at Age 30

UPDATE: UFC Fighter Shane del Rosario Dead at Age 30

Ultimate Fighting Champ (UFC) Shane del Rosario has died at age 30 after suffering cardiac arrest in his home earlier this week, The UFC fighter was on life support after being brought to Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California in full cardiac arrest. continue reading »

Carlos Beltran Signs $45 Million Deal with Yankees

Carlos Beltran Signs $45 Million Deal with Yankees

The New York Yankees came to terms with Puerto Rican outfielder Carlos Beltran and agreed to a three-season contract worth $45 million. continue reading »

Robinson Cano Signs $240 Million Contract with Seattle Mariners

Robinson Cano Signs $240 Million Contract with Seattle Mariners

Dominican second baseman Robinson Cano has signed a 10-year, $240 million deal - one of the biggest in baseball history - with the Seattle Mariners, who are gambling that the slugger can help lead them to the World Series for the first time. continue reading »

Spain to Face Tough Competition in Bid to Repeat as World Cup Champion

Spain to Face Tough Competition in Bid to Repeat as World Cup Champion

Host nation Brazil appeared to be given a smooth path to the knockout phase of the 2014 World Cup in Friday's draw, while defending champion Spain finds itself in a dangerous group that includes 2010 finalist the Netherlands. continue reading »