• SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland celebrates after competing in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    United States' top snowboarder, Shaun White, was going for a third straight gold medal at the Winter Olympics halfpipe event but finished in fourth place.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 11, 2014, 3:26 PM EST
  • BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 10: Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match between FC Barcelona and Celtic FC on December 10, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

    Barcelona FC midfielder Xavi Hernández, who has spent his entire career with his hometown team, has been linked to a move to Major League Soccer's New York City Football Club. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2014, 10:52 AM EST
  • In this Sept. 2, 2011 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a baseball game in Atlanta. All-Star catcher McCann has completed his $85 million, five-year contract with the New York Yankees and is to be introduced at a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Yankee Stadium.

    All-Star catcher Brian McCann completed his $85 million, five-year contract with the York Yankees in what the team called a "significant improvement to a key position."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 03, 2013, 2:16 PM EST
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale from Britain celebrates his hat-trick during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

    Gareth Bale took first place in the global soccer poll after scoring his first hat trick for Real Madrid.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 03, 2013, 6:18 PM EST
  • This handout provided by SCP Auctions, Inc., shows the front, left, and back, right, of one of Jesse Owens' four gold medals won at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. SCP Auctions says the medal could go for more than $1 million when the auction opens.

    The medal recalls both the Nazi propaganda myths that Owens busted with his world record-setting 100-yard dash, and the American segregation that he came home to when he returned to the U.S. after the Games.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 02, 2013, 10:41 AM EST
  • This is an undated file image of Manchester United's former captain Bill Foulkes. Foulkes, who survived the 1958 Munich air disaster, died Monday, Nov. 25,. 2013 the club said. He was 81. Foulkes, who left a mining job to join United in 1950, went on to play 688 times after making his debut in 1952. Only Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton and Paul Scholes have played more times for the club.

    Bill Foulkes, a Manchester United defender who survived the 1958 Munich air crash that killed eight players, died Monday. He was 81.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 26, 2013, 11:45 AM EST
  • In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano Pope Francis is presented with a jersey reading his name during a meeting with FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter, left, at the Vatican Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. "We spoke the same language and it was language of football," Blatter said during a press conference following the meeting, ' It was really a meeting between two sportsmen and two football fans."

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter backed calls from the European Union urging Qatar to stop companies from abusing migrant workers involved in construction for the 2022 World Cup.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 22, 2013, 1:41 PM EST