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Atlas Coach Tomas Boy Handed Two Game Suspension For Attacking Opponent

Atlas Coach Tomas Boy Handed Two Game Suspension For Attacking Opponent

The Mexican Soccer Federation's disciplinary committee handed down a two-match suspension to Atlas coach Tomas Boy for a scuffle with an opposing manager. Angry after his team lost 3-1 in a quarterfinal with Santos Laguna, Boy tried to attack one of the opposing goal-scorers, but was intercepted by coach Pedro Caixinha. continue reading »

FC Barca Superstar Lionel Messi Out for Several Weeks with Leg Injury

FC Barca Superstar Lionel Messi Out for Several Weeks with Leg Injury

FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi strained his right thigh and will be out of action two to three weeks, the Spanish team said Tuesday. continue reading »

Fernando Alonso Wins 2013 Spanish Grand Prix for Ferrari

Fernando Alonso Wins 2013 Spanish Grand Prix for Ferrari

Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso secured a superbly-run victory in the Grand Prix here, his second triumph of the season after winning the Chinese Grand Prix, a win that allows him to climb 13 points closer to the leader in the rankings, Germany's Sebastian Vettel, driving for Red Bull, who finished fourth. continue reading »

Gasol, Hibbert Lead Grizzlies to Win Over Pacers

Gasol, Hibbert Lead Grizzlies to Win Over Pacers

The value of the NBA's tall men once again was clearly demonstrated on the court with Spanish center Marc Gasol and Jamaican Roy Hibbert - playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers, respectively - stepping up on the weekend to give their teams 2-1 advantages in the semifinals. continue reading »

America Heads to Mexican Soccer League’s Semifinals

America Heads to Mexican Soccer League’s Semifinals

With a last-minute goal by Ecuadorian Christian Benitez, his second of the match, America snagged a 2-1 victory over Pumas UNAM in the quarterfinals of the Mexican Clausura soccer tournament and qualified for the semifinals. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Defends Spanish League Title

FC Barcelona Defends Spanish League Title

Barcelona won the Spanish League soccer title, benefitting from Real Madrid's stumble at Cornella-El Prat, where it had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Espanyol. continue reading »

Nadal Heads to Madrid Finals Against Wawrinka

Nadal Heads to Madrid Finals Against Wawrinka

Spain's Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-0, 6-4 victory Saturday over countryman Pablo Andujar at the Mutua Madrid Open and will take on Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the final. continue reading »

Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

An exclusive Audemars Piguet watch designed with the assistance of soccer star Leo Messi was knocked down at auction Saturday for 65,500 euros ($85,000), all of which will go to the foundation created by the soccer star to aid underprivileged children in Argentina, Mexico and Spain. continue reading »

Biopic on Brazilian Soccer Great Pelé in Preproduction

Biopic on Brazilian Soccer Great Pelé in Preproduction

Preproduction for a biopic based on the life of Brazilian soccer icon Pelé, born Edison Arantes do Nascimento, is underway after Imagine Entertainment and Seine Pictures licensed his life rights. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Gets the Hollywood Treatment: Movie in the Works

Lionel Messi Gets the Hollywood Treatment: Movie in the Works

Epic Pictures Group is preparing a film about the life of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi that is set to debut at theaters coinciding with the start of the 2014 World Cup, the digital edition of Variety reported Wednesday. continue reading »