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Spain to Face Tough Competition in Bid to Repeat as World Cup Champion

Spain to Face Tough Competition in Bid to Repeat as World Cup Champion

Host nation Brazil appeared to be given a smooth path to the knockout phase of the 2014 World Cup in Friday's draw, while defending champion Spain finds itself in a dangerous group that includes 2010 finalist the Netherlands. continue reading »

World Cup 2014-Group G: Familiar Faces Reunited

Germany are not only the favorites to top Group G at Brazil 2014, the three-time world champions are also one of the heavyweight contenders to take the title. At the last four major tournaments - the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups™ and the 2008 and 2012 UEFA EUROS - Germany have always made it at least as far as the semi-final continue reading »

The World Cup Draw Couldn’t Have Gone Much Worse For The Americans

The World Cup Draw Couldn’t Have Gone Much Worse For The Americans

The draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil completed this morning, and on first glance, it couldn’t have gone much worse for the United States Men’s National Team. The U.S. was drawn into Group G with Germany, Portugal, and Ghana, the first continue reading »

NBA Game in Mexico Canceled Due to Generator Malfunction

NBA Game in Mexico Canceled Due to Generator Malfunction

The scheduled NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Mexican capital was canceled after a generator malfunction caused the stadium to fill up with smoke. continue reading »

Messi to Return to Play in January Following Rehab

Messi to Return to Play in January Following Rehab

FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi went through a pain-free rehabilitation session in his recovery from a hamstring injury, and continues to eye a January return to action. continue reading »

La Liga Gala Honors Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo With Top Awards

La Liga Gala Honors Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo With Top Awards

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi snagged Spanish professional soccer's Best Forward and Best Player prizes for the fifth year running, while Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid received the inaugural award for Most Valuable Player. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo the “World’s Greatest Player and One of the Best of All Time.” -Real Madrid Pres

Cristiano Ronaldo the “World’s Greatest Player and One of the Best of All Time.” -Real Madrid Pres

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez had words of high praise Saturday for star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, calling him the "world's greatest player and one of the best of all time." "This year, we've put together a simply spectacular team with a player who's marking an era at Real Madrid," he said at a ceremony in which badges were given out to club members. continue reading »

Basketball Great Michael Jordan and Cuban Wife Soon to be Parents

Basketball Great Michael Jordan and Cuban Wife Soon to be Parents

Basketball great and newlywed Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto have announced they are going to be parents soon. continue reading »

Hispanic Fans of the National Football League Can View Games in Spanish incl. SuperBowl

Hispanic Fans of the National Football League Can View Games in Spanish incl. SuperBowl

Hispanic fans of the National Football League will be able to see games in Spanish starting on Thanksgiving Day, including the Super Bowl next January, Fox Deportes announced Wednesday. The network reported that it has come to a two-year agreement with the NFL to broadcast the league's football action, and the Spanish coverage of the games will begin on Thursday when the Green Bay Packers face off against the Detroit Lions. continue reading »

Injury Prevents Cristiano Ronaldo From Playing in Real Madrid Match

Injury Prevents Cristiano Ronaldo From Playing in Real Madrid Match

A hamstring injury will keep Cristiano Ronaldo out of Real Madrid's Champions League match with Galatasaray, Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti said Tuesday. continue reading »

FIFA President Sepp Blatter “Sickened” by Racist Chants at Real Betis’ Paulao

FIFA President Sepp Blatter “Sickened” by Racist Chants at Real Betis’ Paulao

The president of FIFA, soccer's world governing body, expressed disgust Tuesday over racist chants directed at a Brazilian player last weekend during a La Liga match in Spain. continue reading »

Argentine Tennis Star David Nalbandian Retires Following Nadal Match

Argentine Tennis Star David Nalbandian Retires Following Nadal Match

Argentina's David Nalbandian finished his professional tennis career with a loss to Spain's Rafael Nadal at an exhibition in Buenos Aires. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Stuns Granada Despite Injuries

FC Barcelona Stuns Granada Despite Injuries

Despite the absence of several injured starters, including super-striker Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona put its depth of talent on display in a 4-0 rout of Granada on Saturday. continue reading »

Argentina’s Rugby Team has Audience with Pope Francis

Argentina’s Rugby Team has Audience with Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday held an audience with the national rugby teams of Argentina and Italy, using the occasion to praise a sport that is "tough" but involves "great loyalty and respect." continue reading »

Lionel Messi Wins Third European Golden Shoe

Lionel Messi Wins Third European Golden Shoe

FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi on Wednesday picked up his third European Golden Shoe award after finishing as last season's top scorer in the continent's major domestic leagues. continue reading »