• 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. 

    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.
    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2014, 10:52 AM EST
  • Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, centre, vies for the ball with AC Milan's Riccardo Montolivo during a group H Champions League soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013.

    Spain's decision to play a soccer game at former colony Equatorial Guinea has drawn the ire of the country's opposition in exile group in Madrid.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 14, 2013, 4:13 PM EST
  • Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho from Portugal reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

    Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid after three years as coach, paving the path for his return to England and a second stint as Chelsea's manager.

    LAST UPDATE : May 20, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT
  • Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes arrives at a court house in Madrid on January 28, 2013. Fuentes, accused of masterminding a vast doping network that rocked the sporting world and snared top cyclists went on trial along with four alleged conspirators. The case centres on a sophisticated network which was blown wide open on May 23, 2006 when Spanish police seized around 200 bags of blood in an investigation dubbed 'Operation Puerto'.

    Spanish Doctor, Eufemiano Fuentes also was barred from medical practice in sports for four years and ordered to pay a fine of $6,000.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 30, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT
  • Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Benoit Paire of France during the Barcelona open tennis in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, April 26, 2013. Nadal won 7-6, 6-2.

    He will face Milos Raonic on Saturday after the Canadian outlasted Tommy Robredo 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (2).

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 26, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT
  • Real Madrid CF International Relations Director Emilio Butragueno, from left, Borussia Dortmund former player Lars Ricken, FC Barcelona Director of Professional Football Andoni Zubizarreta and FC Bayern Munich's former player Bixente Lizarazu, are seen during the draw of the games of the UEFA Champions League 2012/13 for the semi-finals and final UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday,12 April 2013.

    Barcelona will play Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund as Friday's draw kept the Spanish and German teams apart.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 12, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT
  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores the opening goal while Paris Saint Germain's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu of Italy looks on during their Champions League quarterfinal soccer match in Paris,Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

    Messi will definitely miss Saturday's game against Mallorca and "his availability after that will depend on how the injury progresses."

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 03, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT
  • MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) Enrique Gonzalez Macho, Jose Ignacio Wert attend Goya Cinema Awards 2013 at Centro de Congresos Principe Felipe on February 17, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.

    Spain's government on Friday approved tougher anti-doping laws to align with World Anti-Doping Agency standards and bolster Madrid's bid for the 2020 Olympics.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2013, 11:40 AM EST