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Lorena Ochoa, 31,  Worlds Top Ranked Woman Golfer Vows Not to Come Out of Retirement

Lorena Ochoa, 31,  Worlds Top Ranked Woman Golfer Vows Not to Come Out of Retirement

Mexico's Lorena Ochoa, who retired in April 2010 as the world's top-ranked women's golfer, said Thursday she is convinced she will never return to the LPGA Tour. "I'm not going to play in the LPGA. I'm sure of that, continue reading »

Spain Wins 5-1 Against Panama in Friendly Soccer Match

Spain Wins 5-1 Against Panama in Friendly Soccer Match

Spain's national soccer team concluded its 2012 campaign here on Wednesday with a 5-1 demolition of Panama in a friendly match. The Spaniards put on a demonstration of why they are the reigning World Cup and European champions. continue reading »

NY Yankee Robinson Cano Becomes a True ‘Yankee’ After Becoming U.S. Citizen

NY Yankee Robinson Cano Becomes a True ‘Yankee’ After Becoming U.S. Citizen

The New York Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Canó (born Robinson José Canó Mercedes) was born in the Dominican Republic but he became a true Yankee this week as an official naturalized citizen. continue reading »

Source Says Marlins Have Traded Reyes, Buehrle, Johnson to Blue Jays

Source Says Marlins Have Traded Reyes, Buehrle, Johnson to Blue Jays

The Miami Marlins have traded Dominican shortstop Jose Reyes and starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to a source close to the negotiations. continue reading »

Messi Honored as Best Player, Best Forward at Spanish Soccer Organization Awards

Messi Honored as Best Player, Best Forward at Spanish Soccer Organization Awards

For the fourth year in a row, Argentine striker Lionel Messi took the laurels for best forward and best player here Tuesday as Spain's LFP professional soccer organization handed out awards for the 2011-2012 season. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Great Pele Recovering From Hip Surgery

Brazilian Soccer Great Pele Recovering From Hip Surgery

Retired soccer great Pele remains hospitalized here in Brazil's largest city three days after undergoing hip surgery, doctors said Tuesday. Surgeons performed an arthroplasty procedure on the righ continue reading »

Actress Joanna Garcia and MLB’s Nick Swisher Expecting Baby in Spring

Actress Joanna Garcia and MLB’s Nick Swisher Expecting Baby in Spring

Actress Joanna Garcia has announced that she and her beau are expecting their first child. Garcia, whose first major role was as pregnant teen Cheyenne Hart Montgomery on continue reading »

Chicharito Hernandez Saves Manchester United Against Aston Villa

Chicharito Hernandez Saves Manchester United Against Aston Villa

Mexico's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez made the most of his 45 minutes of action Saturday against Aston Villa, playing a role in all three Manchester United goals in a 3-2 victory. continue reading »

Celtic Shocks Barcelona in Champions League Match

Celtic Shocks Barcelona in Champions League Match

Offensive powerhouse FC Barcelona ran into a determined defense Wednesday in Glasgow, where Celtic pulled off a 2-1 upset in the fourth round of group play in the Champions League. continue reading »

Sister of Brazilian Soccer Star Hulk Home Safe After Kidnapping

Sister of Brazilian Soccer Star Hulk Home Safe After Kidnapping

The younger sister of Brazilian soccer star Hulk returned Tuesday to her home in the northeastern city of Campina Grande after being the victim of a kidnapping, police officials said. continue reading »

Champions League: Real Madrid Ties Borussia Dortmund 2-2

Champions League: Real Madrid Ties Borussia Dortmund 2-2

Real Madrid had to come from behind here Tuesday to gain a 2-2 tie with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, even as Malaga and Porto secured their spots in the round of 16. continue reading »

Lionel Messi’s Newborn Son Thiago Already Member of Dad’s Hometown Club

Lionel Messi’s Newborn Son Thiago Already Member of Dad’s Hometown Club

The newborn son of FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is already registered as a member of the Argentine club his dad supported while growing up in Rosario, fans of Newell's Old Boys proclaimed at a match. continue reading »

Mariano Rivera Hopes to Return to Yankees Next Year

Mariano Rivera Hopes to Return to Yankees Next Year

New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera has informed the team that he wants to be back next season. The Panamanian pitcher "wants to play again. I am going to work with his agent, Fernando Cuza, on the details of his contract," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. continue reading »

David Ortiz Signs $26 Million, 2-year Deal with Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz Signs $26 Million, 2-year Deal with Boston Red Sox

Veteran Dominican-American slugger David Ortiz has reached a two-year, $26 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, sources close to the negotiations said. continue reading »

Soccer Star Messi Welcomes First Child

Soccer Star Messi Welcomes First Child

Thiago Messi Rocuzzo, the first child of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and Antonella Rocuzzo, was born Friday at Barcelona's USP hospital. continue reading »