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  • Atletico Madrid success built on shaky economic foundations 08-04-2014 03:22 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid's emergence as a third force in Spain and contenders among Europe's elite rests on wobbly economic foundations and the edifice could come crashing down if they cannot sustain their remarkable run. The club's success is in large measure down to inspirational coach Diego Simeone, who since taking...
  • Sports fraternity mourns 'miracle' man Mandela 06-12-2013 10:30 AM

    South African rugby paid tribute to the "miracle" performed by Nelson Mandela in uniting his country, partly through his embrace of the Springbok rugby team at the 1995 World Cup, after the death of the former president on Thursday. Tributes poured in from across the sporting world for Mandela, who...
  • AC Milan defender Mexes banned for four games 08-10-2013 09:10 AM

    Rome: AC Milan central defender Philippe Mexes was banned for four games Monday after punching Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini in a Series A clash in Italy's Turin city on Sunday. The Rossoneri centre-back's violence went unnoticed by the match officials, but was captured by TV, according to which the Italian football...
  • Real Madrid ready to sell Chelsea target Alonso 08-07-2013 04:00 PM

    Madrid: Spanish giants Real Madrid are preparing to sell their midfielder Xabi Alonso. According to reports, Real will sell Xabi once they wrap up a deal for Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi. Illarramendi will move to Madrid as a direct replacement for Xabi, who is wanted by former club Liverpool...