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Di Stefano in coma after heart attack

In this Friday Nov. 13, 2009 file photo, former soccer player and honorary president of Real Madrid Alfredo Di Stefano, raises his glass during a homage for his contribution to sport at the Argentine Embassy in Madrid. AP

Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano was in a coma and in serious condition following a heart attack on Saturday.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Gasol brothers to lead Spain at World Cup

Marc Gasol. AP FILE PHOTO

Spain has named brothers Pau and Marc Gasol and four other NBA players to its squad for the basketball World Cup starting August 30.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Barcelona signs Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo

Chile's goalkeeper Claudio Bravo celebrates his team's 3-1 victory over Australia during the group B World Cup soccer match between Chile and Australia in the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. AP

Barcelona says it will sign Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to a four-year contract after reaching a transfer agreement with Real Sociedad.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Spain salvages pride with 3-0 win over Australia

Spain's Cesc Fabregas controls the ball next to Australia's James Troisi during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/MANU FERNANDEZ

Defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride on Monday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Australia in its last match at the tournament.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Do or die as World Cup tension mounts

Mexico vs Croatia World Cup

The battle to avoid joining the likes of Spain and England on the World Cup scrapheap begins in earnest on Monday as the final round of first phase fixtures kicks off with Brazil bidding to book their place in the last 16.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

World Cup: Is Spain’s elimination the end for tiki-taka?

Spain Chile World Cup

Spain’s elimination from the World Cup by Chile not only spelt the end for one of the greatest national teams, but also threatened the demise of an entire footballing philosophy.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Spain’s World Cup reign ended by 2-0 loss to Chile

Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, attempts a spectacular shot during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  AP PHOTO/BERNAT ARMANGUE

Defending champion Spain, the dominant global football power for the past six years, was eliminated from World Cup contention Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Spain playing for World Cup survival vs Chile

Spain's Andres Iniesta, left, and Fernando Torres talk during an official training session the day before the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Spain will play in group B of the Brazil 2014 World Cup.  AP

The magnitude of Spain’s opening 5-1 loss to Netherlands comes into sharper focus Wednesday when the defending champions must fend off World Cup elimination against Chile, less than a week into the tournament.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Dutch can improve on Spain rout, says Van Gaal

Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates with Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal after scoring a goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Louis van Gaal believes his Netherlands side can still improve on their historic 5-1 drubbing of Spain in their World Cup opener on Friday.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Spain’s Xavi: Loss to Dutch hardest of my career

Spain's Xavi Hernandez, left, and goalkeeper Iker Casillas attend a press conference the day before the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says Friday’s 5-1 World Cup loss to the Netherlands was the hardest of his career.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Spain defense implodes in heaviest loss since ’50

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas wipes his face after Netherlands scored their fourth goal during the second half of the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. AP

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas crawled and scrambled in vain, Gerard Pique was beaten for pace and Sergio Ramos made a series of blunders.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Netherlands thrashes Spain 5-1 in World Cup opener

Netherlands' Arjen Robben kicks the ball past Spain's Sergio Ramos to score his side's second goal during the second half of the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. AP

The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1 Friday, toying with the defending champions in the second half and gaining a measure of revenge for its 2010 loss in the World Cup final.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Azkals pick Brazil, Spain to win 2014 FIFA World Cup

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Philippine Azkals   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It’s either host Brazil or defending champion Spain. Members of the Philippine Azkals weighed in on the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Brazil and Spain the familiar favorites to win it all.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Videos | Read More »

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