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Yasiel Puig: From Cuban Defector to MLB Star All in One-Year

Yasiel Puig: From Cuban Defector to MLB Star All in One-Year

Do you know who Yasiel Puig is? Do you know that this baseball wonder boy just last year defected from his native Cuba via Mexico? Did you know that he has only been in Major League Baseball for four days and baseball Dodgers fans can’t get enough of him? continue reading »

Brazil’s Fernandinho Signs 4-Year Contract with Manchester City

Brazil’s Fernandinho Signs 4-Year Contract with Manchester City

Manchester City announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, who has spent the past eight seasons with Shakhtar Donetsk, to a four-year contract. continue reading »

Cleveland Indians’ Closer Chris Perez Subject of Drug Investigation

Cleveland Indians’ Closer Chris Perez Subject of Drug Investigation

Cleveland Indians' closer Chris Perez is reportedly under investigation following the arrival of a package believed to be marijuana. A multi-jurisdictional operation was conducted in Rocky River, Ohio concerning a deli continue reading »

MLB: Alex Rodriguez Among Those Facing Suspension

MLB: Alex Rodriguez Among Those Facing Suspension

Alex Rodriguez is among those facing suspension for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs. According to ESPN, the founder of Biogenesis of America continue reading »

Nadal Wins French Open Quarterfinal Match on 27th Birthday

Nadal Wins French Open Quarterfinal Match on 27th Birthday

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrated his 27th birthday on Monday in style, defeating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the French Open. continue reading »

Coaches Sue Chivas USA and MLS, Alleging Discrimination Against Non-Latinos

Coaches Sue Chivas USA and MLS, Alleging Discrimination Against Non-Latinos

Two former members of the coaching staff of Chivas USA have filed a lawsuit against the Major League Soccer organization, continue reading »

Spain’s Jose Calderon “Only Priority” is to Remain in NBA

Spain’s Jose Calderon “Only Priority” is to Remain in NBA

Spanish point guard Jose Manuel Calderon said here Monday that his "only priority" is to remain in the NBA. He commented at the presentation of the 7th edition of t continue reading »

Indiana Pacers Force Game 7 Against Miami Heat

Indiana Pacers Force Game 7 Against Miami Heat

Paul George and Roy Hibbert led the Indiana Pacers to a 91-77 win over the Miami Heat, tying the Eastern Conference Finals at 3-3 and forcing a decisive Game 7. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Ties Real Madrid’s Record of 100 Points

FC Barcelona Ties Real Madrid’s Record of 100 Points

Barcelona, with its 4-1 drubbing of Malaga on the last day of La Liga, not only equaled the record of 100 points that Real Madrid set last season, it scored the highest number of goals in the club's history with 115. continue reading »

Nadal Advances to 4th Round of French Open

Nadal Advances to 4th Round of French Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal nearly lost another set in the first week of this year's French Open, but he managed to come through Saturday with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Fabio Fognini in third-round action. continue reading »

Radamel Falcao Signs 5 Year Deal with Monaco

Radamel Falcao Signs 5 Year Deal with Monaco

French club AS Monaco FC has officially confirmed the signing of a five-year deal with Colombian star striker Radamel Falcao, saying Friday that an agreement was struck with the player and Spanish side Atletico Madrid. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo to Be Immortalized in Wax in Madrid Museum

Cristiano Ronaldo to Be Immortalized in Wax in Madrid Museum

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo signed with the Madrid wax museum, after which two sculptors spent most of an hour taking measurements of his muscular anatomy, the first steps toward immortalizing in wax a body that so closely conforms to the classical canons of beauty. continue reading »

Enrique Iglesias Jokes Real Madrid’s “Cristino Ronaldo is Copying My Style”

Enrique Iglesias Jokes Real Madrid’s “Cristino Ronaldo is Copying My Style”

Singer and Real Madrid fan Enrique Iglesias said here Thursday that he admires the Blancos' star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who he claimed in a joking tone is copying his style. continue reading »

Real Madrid Signs 5-Year Shirt Sponsor Deal With Emirates

Real Madrid Signs 5-Year Shirt Sponsor Deal With Emirates

Real Madrid signed a five-year jersey sponsorship deal Thursday with Dubai-based Emirates airline that is reportedly worth up to 30 million euros ($39 million) per season. continue reading »

Tickets to 2014 World Cup in Brazil to Go On Sale in August

Tickets to 2014 World Cup in Brazil to Go On Sale in August

FIFA has officially set a date for the sale of tickets to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Beginning August 20, fans will be able to buy tickets for next year's event on the FIFA website. continue reading »