The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights will be decided today in Zurich, Switzerland. Here's the short list for the 2018 World Cup bid:
Gareth Bale reportedly got 100 million euros ($132 million) for a 6-year contract with Real Madrid, the Spanish soccer club that has won nine European championships.
Spain's top-flight La Liga league, once the world's best, is seeing a mass exodus of talent amid rampant club debt and economic recession.
Antonio Banderas will star as 'Super Mario,' the best-known of the 33 Chilean miners featured in the upcoming film, 'The 33.'
The A-list celebrity and star midfielder announced his retirement from soccer today, after a career playing for the top clubs in nations across Europe.
Beckham to retire: After playing in Britain, France, Spain, and the US, David Beckham has decided to retire from professional soccer.
Sir Alex Ferguson: The Manchester United coach, Alex Ferguson, will retire at the end of the seasons. Who's on the short list to replace Ferguson?
If voters give Catalonia's leader Artur Mas strong support on Sunday, he has pledged to hold a referendum on independence from financially troubled Spain.
Soccer superstar David Beckham announced he will leave the L.A. Galaxy at the end of the season. Some speculate Beckham's next move may be a return to England.
Spanish soccer rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid tied in a brilliant match yesterday, which was representative of a political battle as well: The Catalonian government is pursuing independence.
Mexico won its first gold after a very early goal that Brazil was never able to overcome.