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January 2013 Archives

Shamed Cyclist Lance Armstrong Says he Wants to Clean Up Cycling

Shamed Cyclist Lance Armstrong Says he Wants to Clean Up Cycling

Disgraced American former road cyclist Lance Armstrong said he would be the "first man at the door" in efforts to clean up the sport after telling Oprah Winfrey that he relied on banned substances for most of his career a continue reading »

Argentina’s Del Potro Joins Federer, Murray in Aussie 3rd Round

Argentina’s Del Potro Joins Federer, Murray in Aussie 3rd Round

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Scotland's Andy Murray both cruised into the third round of the Australian Open with straight-set victories Thursday. continue reading »

“Delighted” Nadal Happy to Make ATP Return in Viña del Mar, Chile

“Delighted” Nadal Happy to Make ATP Return in Viña del Mar, Chile

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has been out of action for six months due to a knee injury, said he is "delighted" to make his return to the ATP Tour at a Feb. 4-10 clay-court event in the Chilean resort city of Viña del Mar. continue reading »

Atletico Cleans Up Agianst Betis in 2-0 Copa del Rey Quarterfinal Win

Atletico Cleans Up Agianst Betis in 2-0 Copa del Rey Quarterfinal Win

Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 2-0 here Thursday in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal matchup. The home side prevailed thanks to first-half offensive firewor continue reading »

Former Boxing Champ Isidro “Sid” Perez Found Dead After Going Missing Since September

Former Boxing Champ Isidro “Sid” Perez Found Dead After Going Missing Since September

Retired Mexican boxer Isidro "Sid" Perez, a former flyweight champion who went missing in September, has been found dead, the World Boxing Council said. continue reading »

Miami Heat’s LeBron James Becomes Youngest to Score 20,000 Points

Miami Heat’s LeBron James Becomes Youngest to Score 20,000 Points

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James became the youngest NBA player to reach the 20,000-point milestone during his team's 92-75 victory over the Golden State Warriors. continue reading »

Spain’s Nadal Set to Return, Knee Healing Well

Spain’s Nadal Set to Return, Knee Healing Well

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal is in the "final stages" of recovery from a knee injury and is on course to return to the ATP Tour next month, the head of the Spanish Tennis Federation's medical team continue reading »

Former Barca Coach Pep Guardiola Signs with Bayern Munich

Former Barca Coach Pep Guardiola Signs with Bayern Munich

Josep "Pep" Guardiola, former manager of Spanish soccer powerhouse FC Barcelona, has agreed to take the helm of Bayern Munich at the conclusion of this season, the German club confirmed on Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Olympian Noe Hernandez Dies 2 Weeks After Shooting

Mexican Olympian Noe Hernandez Dies 2 Weeks After Shooting

Mexican former track star and Olympic silver medalist Noe Hernandez died Wednesday after going into cardiac arrest, two and a half weeks after being shot in the head at a nightclub, the Mexican Athletics Federation told Efe. He was 34. continue reading »

Mexican Boxer “Chucho” Castillo Dies at 67

Mexican Boxer “Chucho” Castillo Dies at 67

Mexican boxer Jesus "Chucho" Castillo, a one-time world bantamweight champion best known for his rivalry with countryman Ruben Olivares, has died. He was 67. continue reading »

Televisa Deportes Reporter Jorge “Chori” Lopez Dies in Small Plane Crash

Televisa Deportes Reporter Jorge “Chori” Lopez Dies in Small Plane Crash

A Televisa sportscaster and his American pilot died when their small plane crashed in Cozumel, an Island in Mexico's Caribbean region, while performing stunts, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Lakers Turn Around Losing Streak With Consecutive Wins

Lakers Turn Around Losing Streak With Consecutive Wins

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard set the tone on both ends of the court for the Los Angeles Lakers in a comfortable 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats Valencia in Copa del Rey Quarterfinals

Real Madrid Defeats Valencia in Copa del Rey Quarterfinals

Real Madrid made disgruntled fans forget the club's disappointing performance in La Liga with an authoritative 2-0 victory over Valencia in Madrid in Tuesday's first leg of the teams' Copa del Rey quarterfinal clash. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Set to Return to Play at Brazilian Open

Rafael Nadal Set to Return to Play at Brazilian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal, who is No. 4 in the ATP rankings, will play next month in the Brazilian Open in Sao Paulo, tournament organizers said Tuesday. continue reading »

Has Cyclist Lance Armstrong Finally Admitted to Doping?

Has Cyclist Lance Armstrong Finally Admitted to Doping?

Retired U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong has admitted in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs, media reports said. continue reading »