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Spanish football mourns Miki Roque’s death

Spanish football is mourning the death of Betis defender Miguel ‘Miki’ Roque Farrero, who passed away as a result of bone cancer Sunday, aged just 23 years old.

Cafe of stars, which survived Franco, may shut down

Once a haunt of the greats from Ernest Hemingway to Salvador Dali and Hollywood beauty Eva Gardner, Madrid’s famous Cafe Gijon may be nearing the end of its 120-year history.

Football: Spanish coach dies one day after appointment


Spanish coach Manuel Preciado died of a heart attack on Thursday at the age of 54, just a day after he was named the new coach at relegated side Villarreal.

"A heart attack claimed the life of Manuel

Fernando Torres excited by future after Chelsea talks


Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has put a difficult season behind him and is itching to be part of the European champions' future plans, the player said on Thursday following talks with the club's hie

Barcelona striker Villa out of Euro 2012

Spanish Football Federation RFEF has confirmed that David Villa will not be part of their squad for this summer's European Championships.

The Barcelona striker has not been able to fully recover from

'I'm better than Messi,' says Cristiano Ronaldo

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Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he was ‘better than Messi’ in an interview with American news channel CNN on Friday, before appearing to retract his claim.

"You cannot compar

Federer wins Madrid Masters, takes number two spot


Roger Federer moved back to number two in the world after beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday to win his third Madrid Masters.

The Swiss will stand behind Novbak Djokovic on the ATP list af

Bopanna-Bhupathi, Paes-Stepanek out of Madrid Open


India's Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi went down to Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in the men's doubles semifinals of the Madrid Open tennis tournament here.

The seventh seeds lost 4-6, 6-1, 7-1

Williams crushes Azarenka to win Madrid title


Serena Williams crushed world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Madrid Masters and make a return to the number six ranking.

The American has now won back-to-back W

Madrid Open: Verdasco gives Nadal the blues


Rafael Nadal went down in frustration as the second seed lost his first match of the season on clay, with Spanish compatriot Fernando Verdasco triumphing 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 on Thursday in the third round o

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