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Fernando Alonso Wins 2013 Spanish Grand Prix for Ferrari

Fernando Alonso Wins 2013 Spanish Grand Prix for Ferrari

Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso secured a superbly-run victory in the Grand Prix here, his second triumph of the season after winning the Chinese Grand Prix, a win that allows him to climb 13 points closer to the leader in the rankings, Germany's Sebastian Vettel, driving for Red Bull, who finished fourth. continue reading »

Gasol, Hibbert Lead Grizzlies to Win Over Pacers

Gasol, Hibbert Lead Grizzlies to Win Over Pacers

The value of the NBA's tall men once again was clearly demonstrated on the court with Spanish center Marc Gasol and Jamaican Roy Hibbert - playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers, respectively - stepping up on the weekend to give their teams 2-1 advantages in the semifinals. continue reading »

America Heads to Mexican Soccer League’s Semifinals

America Heads to Mexican Soccer League’s Semifinals

With a last-minute goal by Ecuadorian Christian Benitez, his second of the match, America snagged a 2-1 victory over Pumas UNAM in the quarterfinals of the Mexican Clausura soccer tournament and qualified for the semifinals. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Defends Spanish League Title

FC Barcelona Defends Spanish League Title

Barcelona won the Spanish League soccer title, benefitting from Real Madrid's stumble at Cornella-El Prat, where it had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Espanyol. continue reading »

Nadal Heads to Madrid Finals Against Wawrinka

Nadal Heads to Madrid Finals Against Wawrinka

Spain's Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-0, 6-4 victory Saturday over countryman Pablo Andujar at the Mutua Madrid Open and will take on Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the final. continue reading »

Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

An exclusive Audemars Piguet watch designed with the assistance of soccer star Leo Messi was knocked down at auction Saturday for 65,500 euros ($85,000), all of which will go to the foundation created by the soccer star to aid underprivileged children in Argentina, Mexico and Spain. continue reading »

Biopic on Brazilian Soccer Great Pelé in Preproduction

Biopic on Brazilian Soccer Great Pelé in Preproduction

Preproduction for a biopic based on the life of Brazilian soccer icon Pelé, born Edison Arantes do Nascimento, is underway after Imagine Entertainment and Seine Pictures licensed his life rights. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Gets the Hollywood Treatment: Movie in the Works

Lionel Messi Gets the Hollywood Treatment: Movie in the Works

Epic Pictures Group is preparing a film about the life of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi that is set to debut at theaters coinciding with the start of the 2014 World Cup, the digital edition of Variety reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Advances to 3rd Round of Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal Advances to 3rd Round of Madrid Masters

Spain's Rafael Nadal successfully kicked off his bid for a 40th career clay-court title, advancing to the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open with a 6-3, 6-4 victory Wednesday over Benoit Paire. continue reading »

UPDATE: Utah Soccer Ref Attacked by Player Dies

UPDATE: Utah Soccer Ref Attacked by Player Dies

One week after being punched in the head by an angry soccer player, Utah referee Ricardo Portillo died in the hospital with his family by his side. On Saturday, April 27, Ricardo Portillo, continue reading »

Real Madrid President Pleads for Unity Amongst Coaches, Players

Real Madrid President Pleads for Unity Amongst Coaches, Players

The president of Real Madrid soccer club appealed for unity Monday amid public squabbling between players and the coaching staff. Florentino Perez took the opportunity of a previously scheduled event at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium to send a message to manager Jose Mourinho, his assistants and the players. continue reading »

Messi Leads Barcelona to Win Over Real Betis

Messi Leads Barcelona to Win Over Real Betis

Barcelona came from behind to beat an impressive Real Betis squad 4-2 on Sunday, with Leo Messi scoring two goals within 16 minutes in the second period. continue reading »

With Win Against America, Tigres Lead Clausura 2013

With Win Against America, Tigres Lead Clausura 2013

Tigres beat America on the latter's home turf 2-0 to regain the lead in Mexico's Clausura 2013 soccer tourney, which this weekend finished up its regular season and goes into the playoff phase where the top eight teams will vie for the title. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Gears up For Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal Gears up For Madrid Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal said he did not feel "right now" like he could be the winner of the Mutua Madrid Open, the Masters 1000 event in the Spanish capital. continue reading »

Mayweather Takes Down Guerrero for WBC Welterweight Title

Mayweather Takes Down Guerrero for WBC Welterweight Title

U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated by a unanimous decision his countryman Robert Guerrero, staying undefeated and retaining the welterweight title of the World Boxing Council, or WBC. continue reading »