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Mexico Sacks Head Coach Following World Cup Qualifier Loss

Mexico Sacks Head Coach Following World Cup Qualifier Loss

Jose Manuel de la Torre is out as head coach of Mexico's national soccer team after the squad's latest disappointing result, a 2-1 loss at home to Honduras in World Cup qualifying. continue reading »

Honduras Upsets Mexico 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier

Honduras Upsets Mexico 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier

Honduras pulled off a major upset of Mexico in World Cup qualifying, stunning El Tri 2-1 at Estadio Azteca to improve its chances of securing an automatic berth in Brazil. continue reading »

Rookie Geno Smith to Replace Injured Jets QB Mark Sanchez

Rookie Geno Smith to Replace Injured Jets QB Mark Sanchez

Rookie Geno Smith, who had an unspectacular preseason, will start at quarterback against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the New York Jets said. continue reading »

Cuban Judoka Claims Someone Bribed Him to Throw World Championship

Cuban Judoka Claims Someone Bribed Him to Throw World Championship

Cuban judoka Asley Gonzalez, the champion in the 90-kilo weight class at the recently concluded World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro, said someone offered him a bribe to throw the gold medal match, official media reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Pays $6.6 Million in Back Taxes to Spain

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Pays $6.6 Million in Back Taxes to Spain

FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi and his father have paid 5 million euros ($6.6 million) in back taxes owed to Spanish authorities, the superior court for the Catalonia region said Wednesday. continue reading »

Diego Maradona Files Complaint with Popular Argentine TV Host

Diego Maradona Files Complaint with Popular Argentine TV Host

Soccer legend Diego Maradona has filed a contempt complaint against popular Argentine TV host Susana Gimenez after she talked on the air about his youngest son, Diego Fernando, an accusation the celebrity termed "stupidity." continue reading »

Lionel Messi Shows Support for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic Bid

Lionel Messi Shows Support for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic Bid

Argentine soccer star Leo Messi spoke out in Buenos Aires Tuesday in favor of Madrid's application to host the 2020 Olympics. "I believe it would be good for sport if Madrid prevails. Not just for what it is as a city, but also for the first-class athletes Spain has," the man many consider the world's best soccer player told Efe. continue reading »

WATCH:  FC Barca, Lionel Messi’s New Commercial for Qatar Airways (VIDEO)

WATCH:  FC Barca, Lionel Messi’s New Commercial for Qatar Airways (VIDEO)

Check out the new ad promoting Qatar Airways lead sponsor of Spain’s FC Barcelona soccer team. continue reading »

Spaniard Tommy Robredo Takes Down Federer at U.S. Open in Shocking Defeat

Spaniard Tommy Robredo Takes Down Federer at U.S. Open in Shocking Defeat

Five-time champion Roger Federer was trounced and bounced by the No. 19 seed Spaniard Tommy Robredo Garces in fourth round play at the U.S. Open. This was the earliest exit of the Swedish pro player at the U.S. Open since 2003. continue reading »

Real Madrid Formally Welcomes Its $133 Million Man - Gareth Bale

Real Madrid Formally Welcomes Its $133 Million Man - Gareth Bale

"It's a dream for me to be in Madrid," Welsh international Gareth Bale said here Monday as Real Madrid formally introduced its latest addition in front of some 25,000 delighted fans at Santiago Bernabeu stadium. continue reading »