Colombia Aiming For Best-ever World Cup

(AFP) Colombia will not take struggling Japan for granted when the two sides meet in their World Cup opener in Saransk, on Tuesday (June 19), Luis Muriel said Sunday. "Los Cafeteros" are aiming to top...

Colombia Narco Suspected of Murdering Athlete Andres Escobar

A drug trafficker believed to be connected to the 1995 murder of “the Football Gentleman,” soccer star Andres Escobar, is in police custody, according to information released by Colombia’s Prosecutor’s Office. Juan Santiago Gallon Henao...

Colombia beat USA 2-0 in Copa America 2016 debut

Colombia began their Copa America campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory over the USA in California. An early goal from center-half Cristian Zapata and a penalty from captain James Rodriguez just before the break was...

Copa America Group A: Colombia, Costa Rica the teams to beat

The Copa America is set to kick off, with Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay and hosts the United States getting things underway. Arguably the most difficult group of the four, each match in Group A should...

Colombian Team Negotiates for Cuban Pitcher Freddy Asiel Álvarez

TODAY COLOMBIA - (Prensa Latina) The Colombian baseball club Tigres de Cartagena negotiates possible acquisition of Cuban pitcher Freddy Asiel Alvarez, confirmed today sport authorities of this country. Ernesto Ruiz, top authority of baseball in...

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana named best athlete in Ibero-America

Colombia Reports Colombia rider Nairo Quintana was recognized as the best Latin American athlete of 2014 Tuesday after major performances in cycling events like the Tour de France. Quintana received the award from Spanish King Felipe in...

Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

Colombia Reports Colombia lost 0-1 to Argentina on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying match, leaving “Los Cafeteros” with a disappointing four points after four matches. Colombia, which has only won one game so far, stands...

Former Pittsburgh Pirates minor league player killed in airplane crash

Colombia Reports Former minor league baseball player Jordan Galvez (Pittsburgh Pirates) and a pilot were killed Tuesday when their aircraft crashed in northwest Colombia. Others on board the aircraft were injured. The 25-year-old Galvez was signed by...

Rodriguez snatches draw for Colombia in Chile

Colombia Reports James Rodriguez struck in the second half to give Colombia a 1-1 draw away against Chile in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Thursday as the hosts dropped their first points of the South...

Colombia soccer chief resigns amid FIFA corruption links

Colombia Reports The top boss of Colombia’s soccer federation announced his resignation on Monday amid accusations he received bribes in an elaborate FIFA corruption scheme. Luis Bedoya, director of the Colombian soccer federation FCF, said to resign over...

Chelsea sells Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado to Juventus for $25 million

Colombia Reports Chelsea and Juventus reached an agreement for the Colombian winger Cuadrado to be permanently transferred for just under $25 million, Italian press reported Wednesday. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Cuadrado will join the Italian Juventus...

Colombia’s Maria Luisa Calle fails at Pan Am Games drug tests

Colombian cyclist Maria Luisa Calle has tested positive in drug tests at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, bringing the count of athletes caught doping at the games to nine, two of which are Colombian. The 46-year-old...

4 Colombia soccer players among the world’s best in 2014

Four Colombian national soccer team members have been included in a prestigious list of 100 best players in the world in 2014 published by an English magazine FourFourTwo on Monday. James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and...

US blacklists Colombia’s Envigado soccer club over drug money laundering

Envigado FC of Colombia’s top soccer league has been placed under on the “Kingpin List” for supporting the Medellin-based “La Oficina de Envigado” crime syndicate. Designation on the list freezes all United States-based assets of...

Colombia Undergoes Cycling Boom

COLOMBIA SPORTS NEWS -- With its professional cyclists winning international competitions. And that has led to increased popularity throughout the nation. We get more now from our friends at AFP. Every Sunday, hundreds of Bogota’s...

Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado renews contract with Italy’s Fiorentina

Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado has agreed to stay with his club, Italy’s Seria A side Fiorentina, until 2019, the player confirmed Friday. Fiorentina have yet to confirm the news although it has been widely reported...

Colombia Rushes Preparation to World Roller Speed Skating Tournament

COLOMBIA NEWS -- (Prensa Latina) Colombia works at top speed with a short list of 32 athletes with a view to the World Skating Championships to be held from next November 7 in Rosario,...

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