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La Barca to Honor Ailing Coach Tito Vilanova by “Winning”

La Barca to Honor Ailing Coach Tito Vilanova by “Winning”

While stunned by the sudden departure of ailing coach Tito Vilanova, the FC Barcelona squad knows winning on the field is the best way to honor him, captain Carlos Puyol said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico Defeats Trinidad and Tobago, Advances to Gold Cup Semis

Mexico Defeats Trinidad and Tobago, Advances to Gold Cup Semis

Mexico defeated Trinidad and Tobago on the weekend 1-0 in the Gold Cup soccer tourney quarterfinals here, thus advancing to the semifinals, where they will next face off against Panama in a knockout match. continue reading »

Real Madrid Coach Says Kaka Looks to Improve on Last Year

Real Madrid Coach Says Kaka Looks to Improve on Last Year

New Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who spoke to reporters Saturday for the first time since being presented to the media late last month, said Brazilian midfielder Kaka was working hard and was determined to improve on last season. continue reading »

Is Dodger Rookie Super-Star Yasiel Puig a Cuban Informant? A $12 Million Lawsuit Says So

Is Dodger Rookie Super-Star Yasiel Puig a Cuban Informant? A $12 Million Lawsuit Says So

Yasiel Puig, the Dodger $42M rookie, can’t seem to escape his native Cuba even after defecting in 2012. continue reading »

Throat Cancer Forces Vilanova to Step Down as Coach of FC Barcelona

Throat Cancer Forces Vilanova to Step Down as Coach of FC Barcelona

Tito Vilanova has resigned as coach of FC Barcelona to continue treatment for the throat cancer he has battled for the past 18 months, club president Sandro Rosell said Friday during a hastily arranged press conference at the team's practice facility. continue reading »

FC Barcelona: We Are Not Entertaining Offers for Midfielder Fabregas

FC Barcelona: We Are Not Entertaining Offers for Midfielder Fabregas

FC Barcelona says it will not listen to any offers for midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who has attracted the interest of English-league powerhouse Manchester United. continue reading »

Neymar Will Thrive in Barcelona, Says Messi

Neymar Will Thrive in Barcelona, Says Messi

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said he was convinced the club's big offseason acquisition, Brazilian phenom Neymar, would fit in well amid a locker room of "good guys" and foresaw no problems playing with the fellow striker on the field. continue reading »

Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera Garnered Standing Ovation At All-Star Game

Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera Garnered Standing Ovation At All-Star Game

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made his final appearance in baseball's mid-summer classic one for the storybooks, throwing a perfect eighth inning and receiving a standing ovation from his peers during the American League's 3-0 victory over the National League at the All-Star Game. continue reading »

Edinson Cavani Joins Paris Saint-Germain for $84 Million

Edinson Cavani Joins Paris Saint-Germain for $84 Million

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Tuesday that it has signed Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani to a five-year contract. The defending Ligue 1 champion paid Napoli 64 million euros ($84 million) - a record in French soccer - for Cavani, who led Italy's Serie A with 29 goals last season. continue reading »

Real Madrid Earns Top Spot on Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchise List

Real Madrid Earns Top Spot on Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchise List

Spanish soccer club Real Madrid is worth $3.3 billion, making it the most valuable sports franchise on the planet, Forbes magazine said Monday in its annual list. continue reading »