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FIFA President Sepp Blatter “Sickened” by Racist Chants at Real Betis’ Paulao

FIFA President Sepp Blatter “Sickened” by Racist Chants at Real Betis’ Paulao

The president of FIFA, soccer's world governing body, expressed disgust Tuesday over racist chants directed at a Brazilian player last weekend during a La Liga match in Spain. continue reading »

Argentine Tennis Star David Nalbandian Retires Following Nadal Match

Argentine Tennis Star David Nalbandian Retires Following Nadal Match

Argentina's David Nalbandian finished his professional tennis career with a loss to Spain's Rafael Nadal at an exhibition in Buenos Aires. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Stuns Granada Despite Injuries

FC Barcelona Stuns Granada Despite Injuries

Despite the absence of several injured starters, including super-striker Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona put its depth of talent on display in a 4-0 rout of Granada on Saturday. continue reading »

Argentina’s Rugby Team has Audience with Pope Francis

Argentina’s Rugby Team has Audience with Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday held an audience with the national rugby teams of Argentina and Italy, using the occasion to praise a sport that is "tough" but involves "great loyalty and respect." continue reading »

Lionel Messi Wins Third European Golden Shoe

Lionel Messi Wins Third European Golden Shoe

FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi on Wednesday picked up his third European Golden Shoe award after finishing as last season's top scorer in the continent's major domestic leagues. continue reading »

¡Viva!  Mexico Qualifies for 2014 World Cup FINALLY

¡Viva!  Mexico Qualifies for 2014 World Cup FINALLY

Mexico's national soccer team secured a berth in the 2014 World Cup by wrapping up a victory over New Zealand Wednesday in inter-regional qualifying action. continue reading »

Uruguayans Hope to Celebrate World Cup Qualification

Uruguayans Hope to Celebrate World Cup Qualification

Uruguay's national team is hoping to have something to celebrate with the fans who needed less than 24 hours to buy up all 55,000 tickets for the second leg of a playoff with Jordan for a spot in the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira Out for 6 Months Following Injury

Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira Out for 6 Months Following Injury

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is expected to be out for six months after suffering a serious knee injury while playing for Germany in an international friendly in Milan. continue reading »

Spain’s Vicente del Bosque to Remain Head Coach Through 2016

Spain’s Vicente del Bosque to Remain Head Coach Through 2016

Vicente del Bosque, who has presided over the greatest five-year span in the history of Spanish soccer, has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the national soccer team through 2016. continue reading »

Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera Wins Second MVP Title

Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera Wins Second MVP Title

Detroit Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera won the American League Most Valuable Player Award for the second straight year, while Pittsburgh Pirates standout Andrew McCutchen picked up National League honors. continue reading »

Former F1 Driver Nelson Piquet Hospitalized in Brazil

Former F1 Driver Nelson Piquet Hospitalized in Brazil

Brazilian former Formula One driver Nelson Piquet was admitted earlier this week to a Sao Paulo hospital, where, according to unconfirmed press reports, he underwent successful surgery to unblock a clogged artery. continue reading »

El Tri Triumphant 5-1 Against New Zealand, World Cup Bound Almost a Sure Thing

El Tri Triumphant 5-1 Against New Zealand, World Cup Bound Almost a Sure Thing

Mexico's national soccer team released months of frustration with a 5-1 shellacking of New Zealand in inter-regional World Cup qualifying action here Wednesday, all but assuring itself of a berth in Brazil. continue reading »

Check Out: New Lionel Messi Ad Highlighting His Incredible Talents (VIDEO)

Check Out: New Lionel Messi Ad Highlighting His Incredible Talents (VIDEO)

Check out soccer star Lionel Messi in a new ad for Samsung Galaxy. The ad video highlights all of his talents that include his incredible foot work. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Finishes the Year as No 1

Rafael Nadal Finishes the Year as No 1

Spain's Rafael Nadal edged Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6) Wednesday to clinch the year-end No. 1 ranking and advance to the semifinals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the fourth time. continue reading »

Knee Surgery Benches FC Barcelona’s Jonathan Dos Santos for 6 Months

Knee Surgery Benches FC Barcelona’s Jonathan Dos Santos for 6 Months

FC Barcelona midfielder Jonathan dos Santos will be out of action for six months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the club said Tuesday. continue reading »