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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 »

Real Madrid Must Pay Monaco 85 Million Euros for Rodriguez Says French Daily

Real Madrid Must Pay Monaco 85 Million Euros for Rodriguez Says French Daily

AS Monaco FC is demanding that Real Madrid pay an 85-million-euro ($114.7-million) transfer fee for Colombia's James Rodriguez, a breakout star at the recently concluded World Cup in Brazil, Le Parisien reported Friday. continue reading »

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona Ranked Most Valuable Sports Franchises

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona Ranked Most Valuable Sports Franchises

Spanish soccer powerhouses Real Madrid and FC Barcelona ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in Forbes magazine's 2014 list of the most valuable sports franchises on the planet. continue reading »

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak Joins Atletico Madrid

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak Joins Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid and Portugal's Benfica have reached an agreement that will bring Slovenian international goalkeeper Jan Oblak to Spain, the La Liga club said Wednesday. continue reading »

Argentina Fails in World Cup Crown Bid

Argentina Fails in World Cup Crown Bid

Germany, thanks to a goal by Mario Götze in double overtime, defeated Argentina in the World Cup final here Sunday at Maracana Stadium, becoming the first European national team to win the world title in South America. continue reading »

Brazil Falls Short Against Netherlands for Third Place

Brazil Falls Short Against Netherlands for Third Place

The Netherlands national team came in third in the 2014 World Cup with a 3-0 win over the Brazil squad, which was jeered out of Brasilia's Mane Garrincha Stadium by the home team's disillusioned fans. continue reading »

King Felix Leads Seattle to Win Over Oakland

King Felix Leads Seattle to Win Over Oakland

Ace Felix Hernandez had another strong outing and got just enough run support as the Seattle Mariners edged the Oakland Athletics 3-2. continue reading »