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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 »

Carlos Berlocq Beats Verdasco in Swedish Open Final

Carlos Berlocq Beats Verdasco in Swedish Open Final

Argentina's Carlos Berlocq, who is ranked 74th in the world, won his first ATP Tour title on Sunday, defeating Spain's Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-1 in the the final of the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Museum Dedicated “Exclusive” Space for Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona Museum Dedicated “Exclusive” Space for Lionel Messi

The Argentine striker of the FC Barcelona soccer club, Leo Messi, now has his own "exclusive" space dedicated to him in the Barca Museum, an honor no player ever achieved before, the Catalan club announced Saturday. continue reading »

Famed Car Driven by Fangio Sold for $26.4 Million

Famed Car Driven by Fangio Sold for $26.4 Million

The Mercedes-Benz W196 with which legendary Argentine racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio won the second of his five Formula One world titles was sold Friday at auction for 17.5 million pounds ($26.4 million). continue reading »

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro Suffered Sprain At Wimbledon

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro Suffered Sprain At Wimbledon

Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro suffered a "slight sprain" in his left knee during this year's Wimbledon, the Telam official news agency reported. continue reading »

Spanish Midfielder Asier Illarramendi Signed to Real Madrid

Spanish Midfielder Asier Illarramendi Signed to Real Madrid

Real Madrid has signed Spanish midfielder Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad after paying a big buy-out clause, ending his long relationship with the fellow La Liga side. continue reading »

Brazilian Sporting Director Leonardo Leaves PSG

Brazilian Sporting Director Leonardo Leaves PSG

Former Brazilian international Leonardo plans to leave his post as sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain, French television network beIn Sport said Wednesday. continue reading »

Latin Flavor in “ESPN Body” Issue 2013

Latin Flavor in “ESPN Body” Issue 2013

Every year ESPN Magazine features 30 athletes in the "Body Issue." These nude or semi-nude photos showcase the athletes' toned bodies. Athletes featured in previous years include the MLB's Nelson Cruz and José Reyes as well as Colombian golfer Camilo Villegas. continue reading »