Pedro

  • World Cup 2014: Mexico blame referee after Netherlands defeat June 30, 2014

    Mexico's coach Miguel Herrera launched a furious attack on match referee Pedro Proenca for giving Netherlands the injury time penalty that JanKlaas Huntelaar hit home to seal a 21 comeback victory. Herrera said referee Proenca should take no more part in the World Cup. "The determining factor was the man with the...
  • Lionel Messi helps Barcelona end skid, beat Bilbao 2-1 April 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi ended Barcelona's run of three straight losses and kept them in the Spanish league title chase by scoring a late free kick to complete their 2-1 comeback win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Messi's 75th-minute goal answered some of the criticism the club's all-time leading scorer had received...
  • Barcelona ease past Malaga 30, reclaim top spot January 27, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona were unfazed by the recent departure of their club president amid a lawsuit as they eased to a 30 win over Malaga on Sunday to reclaim their share of the Spanish league lead. Lionel Messi didn't score but he played a part in two goals, setting up Pedro Rodriguez...
  • Pedro nets three as Barcelona rally for 52 win at Getafe December 23, 2013

    Barcelona: Pedro Rodriguez filled in for Barcelona's missing star forwards by netting a hattrick in 10 minutes to erase a twogoal deficit in a wild 52 win at Getafe on Sunday. The entertaining victory ensured the defending Spanish champions retained their share of the league lead with Atletico Madrid. With Barcelona's strikeduo...
  • Barcelona stroll past Cartagena into King's Cup last 16 December 18, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona eased into the King's Cup last 16 when goals from Pedro, Cristian Tello and Neymar secured a 30 secondleg victory at home to thirdtier Cartagena on Tuesday for a 71 aggregate success. Barca had to come from a goal down to win the last 32, first leg at the...
  • Barcelona need a point and top display against Celtic December 11, 2013

    Madrid: FC Barcelona coach Tata Martino knows his side still have some homework to do when they entertain Glasgow Celtic at the Camp Nou Stadium. Barca's surprise defeat away to Ajax two weeks ago has kept the Spanish club in suspense over topping the pool for an easier draw in the...
  • Lionel Messi injured but Barcelona cruise to win at Betis November 11, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona lost Lionel Messi to another leg injury but still had more than enough firepower to win 41 at struggling Real Betis and capitalize on a stumble by title rival Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Things looked grim for the defending champions when Messi suffered his third leg injury of the...
  • Neymar scores as Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 41 September 25, 2013

    Barcelona: Neymar scored his first league goal and helped Barcelona ease past Real Sociedad 41 in the Spanish league on Tuesday and stay perfect after six rounds, ahead of Atletico Madrid on goal difference. Neymar opened the scoring in the fourth minute before two more goals from Lionel Messi and Sergio...
  • Rodriguez scores hat-trick as Barcelona thrash Rayo Vallecano 4-0 September 22, 2013

    Spain: Pedro Rodriguez scored three goals and Victor Valdes saved another penalty in Barcelona's 4-0 win at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, keeping the defending Spanish league champions perfect through five rounds. Pedro scored from a pass by Lionel Messi in the 33rd minute and added two more goals in the 47th...
  • La Liga: Barcelona rout Levante 70 at Camp Nou August 19, 2013

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi scored two goals and set up another on Sunday to help mark the debut of Neymar and Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino in a 70 thrashing of Levante, ensuring the Spanish champions start their title defense in style. With signature signing Neymar watching from the bench, Messi almost singlehandedly...
  • Teddy Tamgho wins men's triple jump in Moscow August 18, 2013

    Moscow: Teddy Tamgho of France won the men's triple jump at the world championships on Sunday, edging Pedro Pichardo of Cuba. Will Claye of the United States took bronze. Tamgho and Pichardo were even at 17.68 meters but Tamgho made the difference on his last jump when he leapt 18.04 for...
  • Spain cruise to 21 win over Uruguay in Confederations Cup June 17, 2013

    Recife, Brazil: The scoreline may suggest otherwise, but Spain cruised to an easy 21 victory over Uruguay in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday, winning with firsthalf goals by Pedro and Roberto Soldado. Spain had a little luck with the first goal, which may have been heading wide when it took...
  • Barcelona draw 11 at Nou Camp, make it to semis on away goals April 11, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona needed a Pedro equaliser to draw 11 with Paris St Germain on Wednesday in their Champions League quarterfinal, second leg and advance to the last four on away goals. The favourites started the match at the Nou Camp with Lionel Messi on the bench after he damaged a hamstring...
  • Spain beat France 10 in World Cup qualifying March 27, 2013

    Paris: Spain bounced back from their minislump and dismissed early talk of a decline by beating France 10 on Tuesday to return to the top of their World Cup qualifying group. Pedro Rodriguez bundled home the winner from close range as Spain moved one point ahead with three games now...
  • Pedro de la Rosa's Ferrari spouts smoke during testing February 9, 2013

    Jerez: A day after Felipe Massa impressed with some newfound speed, Ferrari finished Formula One's first preseason test with a setback as new test pilot Pedro de la Rosa was forced to abandon his car when it began to spout smoke early on Friday. De la Rosa managed to return...
  • Spanish transfer window closes with no real stir February 1, 2013

    Madrid: The January transfer window came to a close without any major moves in the Spanish league on Thursday, as Barcelona and Real Madrid stood by their starstudded squads. Champions League challenger Malaga was the most active club on the closing day of the winter market. It signed Chile midfielder Pedro...
  • Felipe Massa first to test new Ferrari car January 26, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's Felipe Massa will be the first driver to test Ferrari's 2013 Formula One car. The 31yearold will be the designated driver for trials at Jerez from Feb 57 before twotime world champion Fernando Alonso returns from his offseason break two weeks later, Ferrari confirmed on its...
  • Pedro scores twice as Barcelona thrash Espanyol 40 January 7, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona continued their record start with 17 wins and a draw to maintain their 16point lead over thirdplace Madrid. The leaders opened up a 12point advantage over secondplace Atletico Madrid ahead of their game later at Mallorca. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova returned to the touchline for the first time since...
  • Formula One has too many teams, says Bernie Ecclestone December 13, 2012

    London: The departure of Spanish strugglers HRT from Formula One still leaves the sport with one team too many, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Thursday. Madridbased HRT have not been included on the official 2013 entry list published by the governing International Automobile Federation, a move that leaves 11...
  • HRT face uncertain future, says De la Rosa November 23, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Formula One tailenders HRT face an uncertain future after Sunday's seasonending Brazilian Grand Prix with employees in the dark about plans to sell the team, according to veteran Spanish driver Pedro de la Rosa. "It's not easy for anyone, especially mechanics and engineers and people who from now on...
  • HRT car is slow but it is safe, says Pedro De la Rosa November 16, 2012

    Austin: Pedro De la Rosa denied reports on Thursday that his cashstrapped Formula One team HRT was putting him in danger by sending the Spanish driver out in an unsafe car for this weekend's US Grand Prix. The Spanishbased Formula One backmarkers are up for sale and talks are ongoing...
  • Ibrahimovic's oneman show sinks England November 15, 2012

    London: Zlatan Ibrahimovic illuminated a lowkey night of international friendlies on Wednesday, scoring an audacious overhead kick from 30 yards to cap his fourgoal display in Sweden's 42 win over England. Ibrahimovic's oneman show in Stockholm featuring what both his opponents and pundits hailed as one of the greatest...
  • HRT F1 team is up for sale November 16, 2012

    Madrid: HRT Formula One team is up for sale, its owners Thesan Capital has announced 16 months after buying a majority stake in the Spanish outfit from Jose Ramon Carabante. HRT are yet to score a point since joining F1 in 2010. The owners are hoping to find new investors...
  • HRT owners expect to sell team in coming weeks November 16, 2012

    London: Spanishbased Formula One backmarkers HRT are up for sale and talks are ongoing with a number of groups interested in buying the team, owners Thesan Capital said in a statement on Monday. The team, who have yet to score a point in three years, have Indian Narain Karthikeyan and...
  • Ronaldo Exclusive: I badly want to win Ballon d'Or November 9, 2012

    CNN correspondent Pedro Pinto talks to the Portugal and Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo who, along with Lionel Messi, is one of the favourites to win the award this year. ...
  • Finishing the race the best result for us: Narain October 28, 2012

    Greater Noida: Narain Karthikeyan, India's only Formula One driver, on Sunday said that finishing the race was the maximum result he could have got in his home Grand Prix as he had to slow down his car due to overheating of the brakes. Right from the start, Karthikeyan was warned...
  • We have the tactics to neutralise Ronaldo: Pedro June 26, 2012

    Barcelona winger Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma is confident that Spain will have the measure of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo when they meet in their Euro 2012 semi-final on Wednesday. The Real Madrid man has been in excellent form in his last two games, scoring three goals against Netherlands and Czech Republic and...
  • Bahrain GP: Hamilton fastest in first practice April 20, 2012

    Bahrain: Lewis Hamilton edged Sebastian Vettel in the first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 33.572 seconds in his McLaren around the 5.4-km Bahrain International Circuit, 0.305 seconds quicker than the two-time defending champion Vettel of Red Bull. HRT's Pedro de la Rosa was a...
  • Banderas back with Almodovar for 'Skin I Live In' October 14, 2011

    Los Angeles: Handsome leading man Antonio Banderas has starred in major Hollywood films such as 'Shrek' and 'Zorro', but the Spanish actor's most enduring collaborations have been with fellow countryman Pedro Almodovar. The Oscar-winning writer and director cast Banderas in his first film, 1982's 'Labyrinth of Passion', and since then...
  • Penelope Cruz unveils her new flick Los Abrazos Rotos March 15, 2009

    Oscar winner Penelope Cruz unveiled her new film Los Abrazos Rotos in Spain on Friday. The movie is directed by another Oscar winner director Pedro Almodovar. “I've been obsessed with his cinema since I was a little girl, especially now, because now it is also a personal experience. He is...