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2016 Rio Olympics Will Not Include Wrestling

2016 Rio Olympics Will Not Include Wrestling

The International Olympic Committee voted Tuesday to drop wrestling from the Summer Games after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The move caught observers and wrestling fans by surprise continue reading »

Barca Forward David Villa Leaves Hospital Ready for Team Practice

Barca Forward David Villa Leaves Hospital Ready for Team Practice

FC Barcelona forward David Villa left the hospital after being treated for kidney stones and is expected to rejoin the team for practice within 24 hours, the club said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spanish PM Honors Country’s World-Champ Handball Team

Spanish PM Honors Country’s World-Champ Handball Team

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday congratulated his country's world-champion national handball team for offering a "colossal image of Spain" abroad, showing that "one need neve continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Loses in Final of VTR Open in Viña del Mar, Chile

Rafael Nadal Loses in Final of VTR Open in Viña del Mar, Chile

Argentina's Horacio Zeballos defeated Spain's Rafael Nadal 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 in the final of the VTR Open in Viña del Mar, Chile. continue reading »

U.S. Defeats Tijuana Takes Lead in Mexico’s Clausura 2013 Soccer Tourney

U.S. Defeats Tijuana Takes Lead in Mexico’s Clausura 2013 Soccer Tourney

America overcame two expulsions and defeated the heretofore unbeaten Tijuana to temporarily take the lead in the sixth week of Mexico's Clausura 2013 soccer tourney on the weekend. continue reading »

Former Youth Olympic Gold Medal Winner Takes Boxing Career to Next Level

Former Youth Olympic Gold Medal Winner Takes Boxing Career to Next Level

Emmanuel "Manny" Rodriguez, the first Puerto Rican to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games, is going strong as a professional just over two years after sustaining burns over half his body in a near-fatal accident. continue reading »

Boca Juniors Welcomes Back Riquelme

Boca Juniors Welcomes Back Riquelme

Midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has agreed to return to Boca Juniors seven months after he abandoned the team, the club said Friday. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with Barca

Lionel Messi Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with Barca

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi signed a contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the Spanish-league powerhouse until June 30, 2018, the team said on its Web site. continue reading »

Experts Investigating Power Outage at Super Bowl in New Orleans

Experts Investigating Power Outage at Super Bowl in New Orleans

The cause of the 34-minute power outage in the Superdome during the Super Bowl in New Orleans remains under investigation and independent experts are being brought in to identify what caused the loss of electricity, officials said. continue reading »

3-1: Spain Nabs Win Against Uruguay in Friendly

3-1: Spain Nabs Win Against Uruguay in Friendly

Spain's national team showed off its ball-hogging brilliance in its first match of 2013, getting two goals from Pedro in a 3-1 victory here Wednesday over reigning Copa America champion Uruguay in an international friendly. continue reading »

Brazil and Basketball: U.S. Department of State Announces Youth Sports Visitor Program

Brazil and Basketball: U.S. Department of State Announces Youth Sports Visitor Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces that 14 teenage athletes—seven boys and seven girls—and two coaches from Brazil will travel to the United States for a basketball exchange February 6-18. continue reading »

STUDY:  More Brain Agility Found in Soccer Superstars like Ronaldo and Messi

STUDY:  More Brain Agility Found in Soccer Superstars like Ronaldo and Messi

In a study by Brunei University research found more brain agility inn soccer - futbol superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continue reading »

Explosion Outside Peruvian Soccer Celebration Kills Horse, Injures Police

Explosion Outside Peruvian Soccer Celebration Kills Horse, Injures Police

Peruvian soccer fans at a Universitario match on Friday reportedly set off an explosion that killed a police horse and the injured the officer riding it. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Shines in Doubles Play in Chile

Rafael Nadal Shines in Doubles Play in Chile

Spain's Rafael Nadal, who is making a comeback from a serious knee injury, teamed up with Argentina's Juan Mónaco to beat the Czech duo of Frantisek Cermak and Lukas Dlouhy 6-3, 6-2 in doubles at the ATP event in Viña del Mar, Chile. continue reading »

Mexico v Jamaica in World Cup Qualifier - Tough Match on Both Sides

Mexico v Jamaica in World Cup Qualifier - Tough Match on Both Sides

Jamaica is not an opponent to be taken lightly, Mexican coach Jose Manuel de la Torre said Tuesday ahead of the squads' World Cup qualifying match here at Aztec stadium. continue reading »