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Soccer Fans Sentenced to Prison Over Racist Abuse

3 fans in Spain got 8-month sentences for racist harassment of Real Madrid forward

(Newser) - Three Valencia fans have been handed eight-month prison sentences after pleading guilty to racially insulting Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior in the first conviction for racism-related cases in professional soccer in Spain, the AP reports. The fans, whose names were not released, won't be allowed to enter...

ESPN Analyst 'Looking OK' After On-Air Collapse

Former soccer goalie Shaka Hilsop had a scary moment

(Newser) - A scary moment over the weekend for two ESPN announcers, after one witnessed the other collapsing during a live broadcast from California's Rose Bowl. It was just a few minutes before kickoff for a friendly match between the AC Milan and Real Madrid soccer clubs on Sunday when former...

Spain Arrests 7 After Black Soccer Star Racially Abused

There was an outpouring of support after Vinicius Junior was racially abused during Valencia match

(Newser) - Spanish police took action Tuesday after the latest case of abuse against Vinícius Júnior, arresting seven people accused of racially insulting the Real Madrid player. Spanish soccer officials also acted, fining Valencia $48,500 and closing part of the team's stadium for the next five games, the...

Europe's Days-Old 'Super League' Craters

Backlash was almost universal; teams withdraw en masse

(Newser) - It was announced Sunday that a lavishly-funded soccer league made up of major, celebrated teams from across Europe was about to launch. Days later, the European Super League looks to be crumbling in front of team supporters' thankful eyes. After all, "many called it the death of soccer,"...

Real Madrid Signs Argentine Ace, 7

Spanish club beats rivals to prodigy

(Newser) - Seven-year-old Argentinean soccer ace Leonel Coira has been snapped up by one of the sport's biggest clubs. The prodigy has been signed by Real Madrid and will start training with its youth team next month, AP reports. Team officials say they they made their move for the boy, whose...

Real Madrid Player Drops Trophy ... Under Bus

Evidently, 'it's not in good shape'

(Newser) - Sergio Ramos was probably flying pretty high after his Real Madrid soccer team won the Copa del Rey ... until he dropped the trophy. Off a bus. Which then ran it over. Hours after beating archrival Barcelona, Sergia Ramos and his teammates were celebrating atop the team bus when his grip...

Billionaire Buys Real Madrid 2 Soccer Stars —for $223M

Ronaldo, Kaká signed to Real Madrid under new billionaire owner

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest-paid soccer star in the world, after the Portuguese winger was traded from Manchester United to Real Madrid for a record-breaking $131 million. It's Real's second eye-watering acquisition; on Monday, the club signed Brazilian forward Kaká from AC Milan for $92 million. As the Times ...

England Courts Fabio Capello for Head Coach

Italian set to leave Real Madrid to replace McLaren at helm

(Newser) - The British Football Association may finally have found its head coach, as CEO Brian Barwick zeros in on Real Madrid's Fabio Capello. Pending likely approval from Capello's lawyers, Barwick will formally propose Capello to the FA board today. If appointed, Capello would coach England in the 2010 World Cup, with...

Is Sneijder Better than Beckham?
Is Sneijder Better than Beckham?

Is Sneijder Better than Beckham?

All he needs is a Spice Girl wife—or, on second thought, maybe not

(Newser) - Wesley Sneijder, newly signed by Real Madrid, isn't the best soccer player since Beckham, says an excited sports blogger—he's better. The 5-foot-7 Dutch footballer has already proved himself "bloody brilliant," he writes, and well worth Madrid's  €27 million transfer fee. He's "the best player Madrid...

Beckham Says Hello to LA
Beckham Says Hello to LA

Beckham Says Hello to LA

British sensation gets a kick out of new home

(Newser) - Soccer superstar David Beckham addressed his new audience yesterday, looked tanned, ready, rested, and not at all like a man with the fate of an entire league on his shoulders. He and his Spice Girl wife, Victoria, attracted 700 media reps and 3,000 fans to the Galaxy's home pitch,...

PoshBecks Bare Souls—& More
PoshBecks Bare Souls—& More  

PoshBecks Bare Souls—& More

Provocative W spread kicks off high-profile move to America

(Newser) - They're ripped, stripped and determined to become American idols. Brit soccer superstar David Beckham and his former Spice Girl wife Victoria land in the US on the cover of W Magazine wearing little more than come-on scowls. The delectable duo claim they "like to lock the doors and wander...

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