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Victor Valdes Says He’s Ready to Return to Play for FC Barcelona

Victor Valdes Says He’s Ready to Return to Play for FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona and Spanish national team goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who has been out with an injury for more than a month, said on Twitter that he was ready to return to action. continue reading »

Juan Uribe Extends Contract with LA Dodgers

Juan Uribe Extends Contract with LA Dodgers

Dominican infielder Juan Uribe will remain a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers after signing a two-year contract. "Juan was a major player in our success last season," Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti continue reading »

Shoeless Mexican Indian Basketball Team Shines in L.A.

Shoeless Mexican Indian Basketball Team Shines in L.A.

A group of Triqui Indian children from southern Mexico played and won two basketball games during their first visit to Los Angeles, defeating a team of reporters and then members of a local immigrant-rights group. continue reading »

What is Mexico Going to Find at the World Cup?

What is Mexico Going to Find at the World Cup?

The Mexican national soccer team team has been criticized in the past few months for their bad performance before the CONCACAF brackets in the final World Cup elimination round. continue reading »

Liverpool Extends Luis Suarez’s Contract Until 2018

Liverpool Extends Luis Suarez’s Contract Until 2018

Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez has signed a "new long-term contract" with Liverpool F.C., the club announced Friday on its Web site without providing any further details. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Locks Up Andres Iniesta Until 2018

FC Barcelona Locks Up Andres Iniesta Until 2018

FC Barcelona star midfielder Andres Iniesta has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at Camp Nou at least until 2018, the club's president, Sandro Rosell, announced Thursday. continue reading »

Pope Francis Welcomes Argentine Soccer Champs in Italy

Pope Francis Welcomes Argentine Soccer Champs in Italy

Pope Francis on Wednesday called the members of Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo "crazy" for having come to Vatican City to present him with the cup they won as league champions. continue reading »

FIFA Invests $200 Million in Global Soccer Development This Year

FIFA Invests $200 Million in Global Soccer Development This Year

FIFA said Wednesday it has invested $200 million this year in soccer-development activities involving all of its 209 member associations, including "landmark initiatives" in Somalia, Afghanistan and Palestine. continue reading »

Real Madrid Shuffling Players Preparing for Field in Valencia

Real Madrid Shuffling Players Preparing for Field in Valencia

Real Madrid defender Marcelo returned to practice Tuesday at the club's training facilities in Valdebebas, a Madrid suburb, while Sergio Ramos was absent for a second straight day and Gareth Bale had an injury scare. The club, which is gearing up for its match against Olimpic de Xativa, saw Bale go down with a calf injury after making a kick. continue reading »

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 »