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Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid Tie in First Round of Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid Tie in First Round of Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid battled to a 1-1 tie in the first leg of Spain's Super Cup, with both goals coming in the final 10 minutes of regulation. continue reading »

Ronaldo Scores Two Goals to Take Real Madrid to Victory in Super Cup

Ronaldo Scores Two Goals to Take Real Madrid to Victory in Super Cup

Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals here Tuesday as Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup. continue reading »

NBA Star Carmelo Anthony’s Foundation Inaugurates New Basketball Court in Puerto Rico

NBA Star Carmelo Anthony’s Foundation Inaugurates New Basketball Court in Puerto Rico

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and his foundation opened a fifth basketball court over the weekend in Puerto Rico to give poor kids a place to play. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Signs Vermaelen for Next 5 Seasons

FC Barcelona Signs Vermaelen for Next 5 Seasons

Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen has signed with FC Barcelona for the next five seasons and on Sunday will be presented as a new player for the Spanish-league side, Barça said in a press release. continue reading »

CAS to Rule on Luis Suarez’s Appeal in Less Than a Week

CAS to Rule on Luis Suarez’s Appeal in Less Than a Week

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday it will probably rule "before the end of next week" on Uruguayan international and FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez's appeal of his four-month ban for biting an opponent during the World Cup. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid’s Manquillo Joins Liverpool on 2-Year Loan

Atletico Madrid’s Manquillo Joins Liverpool on 2-Year Loan

Right back Javier Manquillo, who came through Atletico Madrid's youth system and played last season with its first team, has joined Liverpool F.C. on a two-year loan, the clubs announced Wednesday on their respective Web sites. continue reading »

Oakland Trades Cuban Cespedes for Boston Pitcher Jon Lester

Oakland Trades Cuban Cespedes for Boston Pitcher Jon Lester

The Oakland Athletics bolstered their pitching staff on Thursday by acquiring ace starter Jon Lester from the cellar-dwelling Boston Red Sox for Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes. continue reading »

Neymar Will Join Barça’s Pre-Season Match in August

Neymar Will Join Barça’s Pre-Season Match in August

Brazilian star striker Neymar said here Thursday he will be "100 percent" when he joins FC Barcelona's training sessions next week and is confident he will play in a friendly pre-season match later in August. continue reading »

Dutch Newspaper Claims Atletico Madrid to Sign Zakaria Bakkali

Dutch Newspaper Claims Atletico Madrid to Sign Zakaria Bakkali

Atletico Madrid is negotiating a deal with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven for the transfer of 18-year-old Belgian striker Zakaria Bakkali, Amsterdam-based daily De Telegraaf reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Legal Action Over Signing of Striking Neymar Widens

Legal Action Over Signing of Striking Neymar Widens

FC Barcelona club member Jordi Cases has decided to widen his legal action over the team's signing last year of Brazilian striker Neymar to include Barça's president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and its economic vice president, Javier Faus. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Continues to be Investigated for Tax Evasion

Lionel Messi Continues to be Investigated for Tax Evasion

Soccer icon Lionel Messi remains at risk of a criminal trial for tax evasion after a Spanish judge on Monday rejected prosecutors' recommendation to shelve the case against the FC Barcelona striker. continue reading »

Court to Hold Express Hearing on Suarez Biting Case in August

Court to Hold Express Hearing on Suarez Biting Case in August

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has agreed to hold an express hearing during the second week of August on the case of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities for biting an opposing player during the World Cup in Brazil. continue reading »

Defender Jeremy Mathieu Aquired by FC Barcelona

Defender Jeremy Mathieu Aquired by FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona said it will sign defender Jeremy Mathieu to a four-year deal after reaching an agreement with Valencia CF for the French player's transfer. continue reading »

Carlos “Dunga” Verri to Return as Brazil’s National Soccer Team Coach

Carlos “Dunga” Verri to Return as Brazil’s National Soccer Team Coach

Carlos Caetano "Dunga" Bledorn Verri, who played on three Brazilian World Cup squads, was named Tuesday as the national soccer team's new coach. continue reading »

Real Madrid Send Some of The Best to Play on Squad for U.S. Tourney

Real Madrid Send Some of The Best to Play on Squad for U.S. Tourney

Pepe, Xabi Alonso and Fabio Coentrao cut their vacations short to join the 20-man Real Madrid squad that will travel to the United States this week to take part in the Guinness International Champions Cup 2014, the club said Monday. continue reading »