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Ankle Spain Benches Barcelona’s Neymar For Up to a Month

Ankle Spain Benches Barcelona’s Neymar For Up to a Month

FC Barcelona striker Neymar will be out of action for up to a month after spraining his right ankle during a Copa del Rey match against Getafe, the club said Friday. continue reading »

Professional Soccer Player Gunned Down in Colombia

Professional Soccer Player Gunned Down in Colombia

A player with the second division soccer team Union Magdalena was fatally shot by assailants traveling on a motorcycle, Colombian police said. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Coveted Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Coveted Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo had tears in his eyes Monday as he accepted his second Ballon d'Or as the world's best soccer player at the annual FIFA awards gala in Switzerland. continue reading »

Why Baseball Fans Shouldn’t Celebrate Alex Rodriguez’s Season-Long Suspension

Why Baseball Fans Shouldn’t Celebrate Alex Rodriguez’s Season-Long Suspension

Alex Rodriguez will miss the entire 2014 season for his connection to baseball’s Biogenesis performance enhancing drug scandal, a spokesperson for the New York Yankees third baseman announced Saturday.Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig originally handed Rodriguez a 211-game suspension in August continue reading »

JUST IN:  Alex Rodriguez Suspension Reduced, Out 2014 Season

JUST IN:  Alex Rodriguez Suspension Reduced, Out 2014 Season

A major league baseball arbitrator has reduced the suspension of New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez to 162 games resulting in him missing the 2014 baseball season. The suspension will cost him an estimated $25 million in earnings. continue reading »

Messi to Play in Copa del Rey Match

Messi to Play in Copa del Rey Match

Argentine striker Lionel Messi, sidelined since Nov. 10 by a hamstring injury, will be in the lineup for FC Barcelona's Copa del Rey fixture with Getafe, the Catalan club said Tuesday. continue reading »

Legendary Soccer Player Eusebio “Black Panther” da Silva Ferreira Dies at 71

Legendary Soccer Player Eusebio “Black Panther” da Silva Ferreira Dies at 71

Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, considered in Portugal to be the best soccer player of all time, died Sunday of cardiorespiratory failure, Benfica, the club for which he played during the bulk of his career, said. He was 71. continue reading »

Brand Battle For Brazil In 2014

Brand Battle For Brazil In 2014

With only six more months until the World Cup in Brazil, a new chapter in the rivalry between Nike and Adidas has already begun. Adidas is the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup while Nike sponsors the host country. continue reading »

61st Career Title for Rafa Nadal

61st Career Title for Rafa Nadal

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, ranked No. 1 in the world, took his first title of the season and the 61st of his career by downing France's Gael Monfils on Saturday in the final of the Qatar ExxonMobile Open at Doha by 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 in a two-hour match. continue reading »

Return of Lionel Messi Draws 13,000 Fans at Barcelona Practice

Return of Lionel Messi Draws 13,000 Fans at Barcelona Practice

Nearly two months after he was sidelined with a hamstring injury, Argentine superstriker Lionel Messi was back with his FC Barcelona teammates Friday for an open practice that drew more than 13,000 people to the club's mini-stadium. continue reading »

WARNING GRAPHIC: UFC’s Anderson Silva Breaks Own Leg During Chris Weidman Rematch (VIDEO)

WARNING GRAPHIC: UFC’s Anderson Silva Breaks Own Leg During Chris Weidman Rematch (VIDEO)

Though Anderson Silva's middleweight title fight against Chris Weidman back in July was a major upset for the Silva, the former title holder, Saturday's rematch proved to be even more shocking. continue reading »

Victor Valdes Says He’s Ready to Return to Play for FC Barcelona

Victor Valdes Says He’s Ready to Return to Play for FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona and Spanish national team goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who has been out with an injury for more than a month, said on Twitter that he was ready to return to action. continue reading »

Juan Uribe Extends Contract with LA Dodgers

Juan Uribe Extends Contract with LA Dodgers

Dominican infielder Juan Uribe will remain a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers after signing a two-year contract. "Juan was a major player in our success last season," Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti continue reading »

Shoeless Mexican Indian Basketball Team Shines in L.A.

Shoeless Mexican Indian Basketball Team Shines in L.A.

A group of Triqui Indian children from southern Mexico played and won two basketball games during their first visit to Los Angeles, defeating a team of reporters and then members of a local immigrant-rights group. continue reading »

What is Mexico Going to Find at the World Cup?

What is Mexico Going to Find at the World Cup?

The Mexican national soccer team team has been criticized in the past few months for their bad performance before the CONCACAF brackets in the final World Cup elimination round. continue reading »