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Racist Chants by Peruvian Soccer Fans Sparks Outrage

Racist Chants by Peruvian Soccer Fans Sparks Outrage

Peru's president on Thursday joined a growing chorus in condemning racist taunts directed at an Afro-Brazilian soccer player during a Copa Libertadores match between Peruvian club Real Garcilaso and Brazil's Cruzeiro. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Real Madrid to Copa del Rey Final

Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Real Madrid to Copa del Rey Final

Real Madrid will play in the Copa del Rey final for the second year in a row after Tuesday's 2-0 victory over defending champion Atletico Madrid. continue reading »

Spanish Soccer Federation Upholds Ronaldo’s 3-Match Ban

Spanish Soccer Federation Upholds Ronaldo’s 3-Match Ban

The appeals committee of the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, or RFEF, on Friday upheld Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo's three-match ban for misconduct during a La Liga game last weekend. continue reading »

Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Backs Out of Buenos Aires Event

Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Backs Out of Buenos Aires Event

Spain's Rafael Nadal said Thursday he will not take part in next week's Copa Claro clay-court event in the Argentine capital because he has not been able to practice since injuring his back in last month's Australian Open final. continue reading »

FC Barcelona is One Step Closer to Copa del Rey Championship Match

FC Barcelona is One Step Closer to Copa del Rey Championship Match

FC Barcelona took a big step toward a berth in the Copa del Rey championship match, defeating Real Sociedad 2-0 in the first leg of their semifinal clash. continue reading »

David Beckham to Recruit the Best Players for Miami Soccer Team

David Beckham to Recruit the Best Players for Miami Soccer Team

David Beckham said Wednesday that he aims to recruit some of "the best football players in the world" for his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. continue reading »

Spanish Soccer Federation Suspends Cristiano Ronaldo for 3 Matches

Spanish Soccer Federation Suspends Cristiano Ronaldo for 3 Matches

The Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, or RFEF, on Wednesday suspended Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo for three La Liga games after the player was sent off during a match last weekend against Athletic Bilbao. continue reading »

Spain’s Former National Team Coach Luis Aragones Dies, Age 75

Spain’s Former National Team Coach Luis Aragones Dies, Age 75

Spanish former national soccer team coach Luis Aragones, who led his squad to victory at Euro 2008, died early Saturday in this capital, the Cemtro Clinic said. He was 75. continue reading »

Italy Takes 2-1 Lead Over Argentina in Davis Cup

Italy Takes 2-1 Lead Over Argentina in Davis Cup

Italy snagged a 2-1 lead over Argentina in their first-round Davis Cup tie with a four-set victory in Saturday's doubles. The Italian duo of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli lost the first set but rallied for a 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-3), continue reading »

Argentine Tennis Star Del Potro Seeks Treatment of Wrist Injury in U.S.

Argentine Tennis Star Del Potro Seeks Treatment of Wrist Injury in U.S.

Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro traveled to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to consult Dr. Richard Berger about the recurring pain in his left wrist, the tennis player's press chief, Jorge Viale, said. continue reading »

Surgeon Calls Falcao’s Knee Surgery a Success

Surgeon Calls Falcao’s Knee Surgery a Success

Colombian national team and AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao underwent successful surgery Saturday in Portugal to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and now will race against the clock to recover in time for the World Cup, which gets underway on June 12. continue reading »

Manchester United Signs Chelsea’s Juan Mata for Record Fee

Manchester United Signs Chelsea’s Juan Mata for Record Fee

Spanish international Juan Mata is joining Manchester United, the defending Premier League champions said Friday. "MUFC has reached agreement with Chelsea for the transfer of Juan Mata for a club record fee," United said on Twitter. continue reading »

Falcao’s World Cup Chances Not Ruled Out by Surgeon

Falcao’s World Cup Chances Not Ruled Out by Surgeon

The Portuguese surgeon who will repair Colombian and AS Monaco star striker Radamel Falcao's torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee says there is still a chance the player could recover in time to play in this year's World Cup. continue reading »

Colombia’s Radamel Falcao Tears Ligament in Knee, Jeopardizing World Cup Play

Colombia’s Radamel Falcao Tears Ligament in Knee, Jeopardizing World Cup Play

AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and could be out of action for six months, jeopardizing his chances of competing in the World Cup for his native Colombia. continue reading »

Argentine Soccer Star Osvaldo Ardiles Involved in Car Accident

Argentine Soccer Star Osvaldo Ardiles Involved in Car Accident

Former Argentine professional soccer player Osvaldo Ardiles is recovering from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in the Falkland Islands, where he was filming a documentary for an international sports network, media reports said Tuesday. continue reading »