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Ecuador Says Final Good-Bye to Striker Chucho Benitez (VIDEO)

Ecuador Says Final Good-Bye to Striker Chucho Benitez (VIDEO)

Ecuador said good-bye to its native son Christian “Chucho” Benitez today, who died suddenly at age 27 in Qatar where he was playing for the Al Jaish team. continue reading »

GRAPHIC: Following Bellator 97 Fight, Mike Barreras’ Face a Mess

GRAPHIC: Following Bellator 97 Fight, Mike Barreras’ Face a Mess

Though anyone watching "Bellatore 97" Wednesday night saw Bubba Jenkins dominate Mike Barreras in the octagon, an "after" photo of Barreras' face was still gruesome. continue reading »

Argentina Del Potro Advances to Citi Open Qtrs After 2 Wins

Argentina Del Potro Advances to Citi Open Qtrs After 2 Wins

Argentine Juan Martin del Potro was forced to do double duty at the Citi Open in Washington, coming through with a pair of victories to advance to the quarterfinals of that hard-court event. continue reading »

Pele Believes Neymar Could Surpass Messi, Ronaldo

Pele Believes Neymar Could Surpass Messi, Ronaldo

Brazilian soccer legend Pele says he believes his 21-year-old countryman Neymar will eventually become a greater player than either Argentine four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi or Portuguese international and Real Madrid standout Cristiano Ronaldo. continue reading »

Jose Manuel de la Torre to Remain Mexican Nat’l Team’s Coach

Jose Manuel de la Torre to Remain Mexican Nat’l Team’s Coach

The president of Mexico's soccer federation said Jose Manuel de la Torre would stay on as the national team's coach, though he made clear the manager is expected to lead the squad to a berth in the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »

Marlins Hitting Coach, Tino Martinez Resigns Amid Rumors of Abuse

Marlins Hitting Coach, Tino Martinez Resigns Amid Rumors of Abuse

Following allegations that he abused a player, former Yankees star Constantino "Tino" Martinez has resigned as the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. Martinez reportedly resigned on Sunday after Marlins team officials continue reading »

Brazilian Thiago Silva Extends Contract with PSG to 2018

Brazilian Thiago Silva Extends Contract with PSG to 2018

Coveted by FC Barcelona and Manchester City, Thiago Silva has agreed to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2018, French sports daily L'Equipe said Monday. continue reading »

Former Cubs Pitcher Frank Castillo, 44, Drowns in Arizona

Former Cubs Pitcher Frank Castillo, 44, Drowns in Arizona

Former Major League Baseball pitcher and El Paso native Frank Castillo has died from drowning in Arizona. continue reading »

U.S. National Soccer Team Wins  5th Gold Cup with Win over Panama

U.S. National Soccer Team Wins 5th Gold Cup with Win over Panama

The U.S. national soccer team claimed its fifth Concacaf Gold Cup after beating Panama 1-0 in front of some 50,000 spectators at Chicago's Soldier Field. continue reading »

Striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez Dies Suddenly at 27

Striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez Dies Suddenly at 27

Ecuador striker and former Club America player Christian “Chucho” Benitez has died of unknown causes at the age of 27. continue reading »

Leon and Pachuca Tied for Liga MX Lead after Argentine Luduena Scores

Leon and Pachuca Tied for Liga MX Lead after Argentine Luduena Scores

Pachuca defeated Tigres 2-1 on the weekend on a goal by Daniel Ludueña from midfield and is now tied with Leon for the Liga MX lead slot in the second week of Mexico's Apertura 2013 soccer tourney. continue reading »

Victor Ortiz, Ronda Rousey to Appear in ‘Expendables 3’

Victor Ortiz, Ronda Rousey to Appear in ‘Expendables 3’

It looks like boxer Victor "Vicious" Ortiz is following up his appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" with a role in the action hero-heavy new film in the Expendables series. continue reading »

La Barca to Honor Ailing Coach Tito Vilanova by “Winning”

La Barca to Honor Ailing Coach Tito Vilanova by “Winning”

While stunned by the sudden departure of ailing coach Tito Vilanova, the FC Barcelona squad knows winning on the field is the best way to honor him, captain Carlos Puyol said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico Defeats Trinidad and Tobago, Advances to Gold Cup Semis

Mexico Defeats Trinidad and Tobago, Advances to Gold Cup Semis

Mexico defeated Trinidad and Tobago on the weekend 1-0 in the Gold Cup soccer tourney quarterfinals here, thus advancing to the semifinals, where they will next face off against Panama in a knockout match. continue reading »

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 »