Author Colin King joins CNN's Becky Anderson to discuss the issue of racism in international soccer.
Juventus will go into Italian football's winter break level on points with leaders AC Milan after being held 0-0 by third-placed Udinese on Wednesday.
Real Madrid's hopes of winning a first Spanish title since 2008 survived a stern test on Saturday, as Jose Mourinho marked his 50th La Liga match as coach with a tense 3-2 victory at third-placed Valencia.
Two years ago, Carlo Ratti, the head of MIT's Senseable City Lab, decided to find out what happened when city residents disposed of trash.
Real Madrid began their Spanish Primera Liga campaign in style on Sunday, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 demolition of Real Zaragoza.
Team of the Season, not including "them."
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is warning his side against complacency ahead of their Champions League return against arch-rivals Real Madrid Tuesday.
Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko finally broke his English Premier League duck for Manchester City, as his goal helped Roberto Mancini's side to a 1-0 victory at Blackburn Rovers.
Giuseppe Rossi fired in his 16th La Liga goal of the season on Monday night to seal a 1-0 victory for Villarreal over struggling Real Zaragoza.
Spanish champions Barcelona continued their relentless pace at the top of La Liga with a 1-0 home win over Real Zaragoza Saturday night.
Real Madrid reduced Barcelona's Spanish league lead to two points with a comfortable 2-0 victory at home to lowly Levante on Saturday, reaching a remarkable milestone for coach Jose Mourinho.
He may not have left the Camp Nou to a standing ovation, he may not be the best-paid player in the world, and he may not have totally fulfilled the promise he had. However, Andres D'Alessandro -- a one-time prodigy -- was voted Best Player In The Americas for his performances for Brazil's Internacional by the prestigious Uruguayan El Pais.
And so, after the Barcelona and Real Madrid Teams of the Decade, here's La Liga's finest XI from 2000-2010. First, though, a few things worth noting about all three teams:
Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals for the first time as Real Madrid retained top spot in Spain with a 6-1 thrashing of Racing Santander on Saturday.
A stunning 30-yard strike from Andrea Pirlo sealed victory for AC Milan over Parma on Saturday night.
Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi helped himself to a double as Villarreal secured their first Spanish Primera Liga win of the season with a 4-0 thumping of Espanyol on Sunday.
Brazilian superstar Kaka celebrated his return from injury by scoring Real Madrid's winner against 10-man Zaragoza on Saturday night, keeping the pressure on Spanish leaders Barcelona.
South African Caster Semenya will return to competitive athletics on June 24 in a meeting in Zaragoza, Spain.
Lionel Messi has been hailed as the greatest soccer player the world has ever seen following his extraordinary exploits for European champions Barcelona.
Sevilla retained third place in Spain as Luis Fabiano netted twice in a pulsating 3-2 win at home to Villarreal.
Champions Barcelona bounced back from a dismal week to return to the top of the Spanish league with a 6-1 crushing of Real Zaragoza on Sunday night.
Vincenzo Iaquinta and David Trezeguet were both on target as Juventus drew 2-2 at Genoa to move level on points with Inter Milan at the top of Italy's Serie A.
Diego Forlan scored the only goal of the game as Atletico Madrid beat Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 on Sunday in the penultimate round of Spanish league matches.
Barcelona's hopes of overhauling Spanish league leaders Real Madrid were severely damaged when Kalu Uche headed an 85th minute goal to give Almeria a 2-2 draw at the Estadio del Mediterráneo on Sunday.
Real Madrid saw their Spanish title lead over Barcelona cut to five points after a shock 2-1 Primera Liga defeat away to Real Betis.
Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Pepe is facing a three-week layoff after injuring a leg muscle during the 2-0 Primera Liga win away to neighbors Atletico at the weekend.
Raul put Real Madrid ahead in 32 seconds on their way to a 2-0 away victory over city rivals Atletico, but it was nowhere near the fastest goal of the day in the Primera Liga.
Ruud van Nistelrooy and Robinho scored second half goals to give Real Madrid to a 2-0 victory over Zaragoza to restore their seven-point advantage at the top of the Spanish Primera standings.
Under-pressure manager Ronald Koeman was sent to the stands before his struggling Valencia side battled back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw away to Real Zaragoza on Saturday.
Villarreal missed a chance to move to the top of the Spanish Primera Liga for the first time in their history after being held to a 1-1 draw by Almeria.
Atletico Madrid recovered from their painful recent defeat by Barcelona to crush European rivals Real Zaragoza 4-0 in the Primera Liga on Sunday.
Veteran German Erik Zabel won a sprint finish to take the seventh stage of the Tour of Spain, while Russian Vladimir Efimkin retained his overall race lead.
Champions League hopefuls Real Zaragoza are still searching for their first win of the season after a tentative 1-1 draw against Racing Santander on Saturday.
Primera Liga Real Zaragoza made a double swoop on Saturday to acquire Argentine international central defender Roberto Ayala and Brazilian international striker Ricardo Oliveira.
Celta Vigo scored an injury-time penalty to beat Real Betis 2-1 at home and keep alive their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Primera Liga on Sunday.
Barcelona were outclassed by Real Zaragoza as they went down 1-0 at La Romareda on Saturday and the defeat offered their title rivals renewed hope of depriving the Catalans of a third successive league title.
Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o has been left out of the Barcelona squad for their league match at Real Zaragoza on Saturday.
The Spanish King's Cup quarterfinal second leg between city rivals Real Betis and Sevilla was abandoned on Wednesday when Sevilla coach Juande Ramos was hit by an object thrown from the crowd after his side scored a goal.
Valencia notched up their seventh win in eight league games and moved up to third in La Liga after a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Argentine forward Lionel Messi will need surgery on a foot injury sustained in Sunday's 3-1 Primera Liga win over Real Zaragoza that will sideline him for up to three months.
Leaders Sevilla were held to a goalless draw at Racing Santander and missed the chance to pull clear at the top of the Primera Liga on Sunday.
Sevilla knocked Barcelona off the top of the Primera Liga after goals from Frederic Kanoute and Adriano Correia gave them a 2-0 home win over Osasuna.
Argentine striker Diego Milito scored twice in the opening half-hour to give Real Zaragoza a 2-1 home win over Real Betis in the Primera Liga on Saturday.
New-look Real Madrid started the season disappointingly when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Villarreal at the Bernabeu on Sunday.
Jose Antonio Hermida, silver medallist in the Athens Olympics mountain bike race, has been dropped from Spain's team for the world championship race in New Zealand, after his name came up in an anti-doping investigation .
Italy reached their first Fed Cup final on Sunday when Flavia Pennetta overcame Spain's Lourdes Dominguez-Lino 6-2 6-4 to give her team an unassailable 3-1 semifinal lead in Zaragoza.
Real Zaragoza have taken Argentine midfielder Andres D'Alessandro on loan from Wolfsburg for next season.
Real Zaragoza have appointed former coach Victor Fernandez to lead the Primera Liga club for the next four seasons.
The assistant sporting director of the Comunidad Valenciana cycling team has voluntarily stepped down after being questioned by Spanish police as part of the country's doping investigation.
Real Zaragoza's new owners have announced that the club's former coach Victor Fernandez will return to lead the team in the Primera Liga next season.
Zaragoza coach Victor Munoz has been sacked only a month after leading his team to the Spanish cup final.
Real Zaragoza's Brazilian forward Savio says he will be leaving the club to return home at the end of the season, for personal reasons.
Ronaldo ended his goalscoring drought by grabbing a last-gasp equaliser to earn Real Madrid a dramatic 1-1 draw at Real Zaragoza.
Espanyol advanced to the Copa del Rey final after a 0-0 draw with Deportivo La Coruna on Wednesday in the second leg of the semifinals.
Real Madrid just failed to complete an epic aggregate victory over Real Zaragoza despite a storming 4-0 win in the return leg of their King's Cup semifinal on Tuesday.
Diego Milito scored four goals as his Real Zaragoza humiliated Real Madrid 6-1 in a Copa del Rey first-leg semifinal on Wednesday.
Atletico Madrid completed a stunning Primera Liga double over leaders Barcelona as two goals from Fernando Torres inspired a 3-1 victory on Sunday in the Nou Camp.
Barcelona moved 12 points clear in the Primera Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-0 win at Real Mallorca on Sunday - their 14th straight league win.
Barcelona's 18-match winning run ended in stunning fashion as Real Zaragoza's high-class finishing gave them a 4-2 King's Cup quarterfinal win.
Two stunning free-kicks in the space of four minutes helped Real Madrid to overturn a one-goal deficit and beat Cadiz 3-1 to move within 10 points of Primera Liga leaders Barcelona.
Striker Antonio Cassano scored on his debut for Real Madrid to beat defending champion Real Betis 1-0 in a Copa del Rey first-leg quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Ten players were sent off in Sunday's Spanish Primera Liga games, bringing the weekend tally of dismissals to 12.
Champions Barcelona produced a superb display to complete an emphatic 3-1 win over Getafe that allowed them to regain second spot in the Primera Liga.
Midfield men David Lopez and Inaki Munoz scored the goals which sent Osasuna back to the top of the Primera Liga as they maintained their 100 percent home record by defeating Espanyol 2-0.
Real Zaragoza went agonizingly close to ending their 40-year wait for a victory at Barcelona's Nou Camp on Saturday, but finally had to settle for a 2-2 draw with the reigning Spanish champions.
Argentine defender Mariano Pernia scored a 77th minute winner as 10-man Getafe beat crosstown rival Atletico Madrid 1-0 to go top of the Spanish Primera.
Espanyol have reached an agreement to sign Argentina midfielder Pablo Zabaleta, the Primera Liga club said on Tuesday.
"At least one projectile" has exploded near a small airport in the northern city of Zaragoza after a warning call to a newspaper in the name of the Basque separatist group ETA alerted authorities to the attack, government officials told CNN.
Real Betis stayed in the hunt for a Champions League place when they came from a goal down to earn a 3-2 win at home to Real Zaragoza that lifted them into third place in the Primera Liga on Saturday.
Ludovic Giuly scored twice as Barcelona closed to within three wins of a first Primera Liga title since 1999 with a 4-0 away victory over Malaga on Sunday.
Valencia fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Real Zaragoza but missed out on the chance to move into the Champions League places on Saturday.
A first-half goal by striker Kanga Akale handed in-form AJ Auxerre a 1-0 win at Lille in the first leg of their all-French UEFA Cup second knockout round tie on Thursday.
Spanish leaders Barcelona resumed their winning ways with an emphatic 4-1 Primera Liga victory away to Real Zaragoza.
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk suffered their first UEFA Cup Group C when Real Zaragoza came from behind to win 2-1 in Spain.
Modest Espanyol moved up to second in the Spanish Primera Liga with a controversial 2-1 home win over Racing Santander.
England striker Michael Owen scored a fourth goal in as many games to help Real Madrid secure a flattering 2-0 win over Primera Liga newcomers Getafe.
Valencia's 10 men suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Sevilla's nine to leave Barcelona five points clear at the top of the Primera Liga table.
Real Zaragoza maintained their excellent start to the season with a 4-3 home win over Albacete.
Champions and UEFA Cup winners Valencia took a big step towards lifting yet another trophy when they beat Real Zaragoza 1-0 away in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Saturday.
European champions Porto have confirmed that Spaniard Victor Fernandez has been appointed as their new coach.
Deportivo Coruna earned a third place finish in the Primera Liga on the final day of the season thanks to a 1-0 win at Racing Santander.
Arsenal's run at the top of the CNN/World Soccer Top 10 reached five weeks after they stretched their unbeaten league run to 28 games with a 2-0 win at Blackburn.
Real Zaragoza fought their way back from a goal and a man down to claim a dramatic 3-2 extra-time victory over Real Madrid in Spain's King's Cup final.
Real Madrid dropped home points for only the second time this season as they were held 1-1 by Real Zaragoza in a game overshadowed by this week's bomb attacks.
Ronaldo will be sidelined for about two weeks with a tear in his left thigh muscle, ruling him out of Real Madrid's Champions League match against Bayern Munich.
Real Zaragoza booked a King's Cup final date with Real Madrid after a 0-0 draw earned the Primera Liga side an away goals win over division two Alaves.
A last-gasp strike from Savio allowed Spanish strugglers Real Zaragoza to salvage a 1-1 draw at second division Alaves in a King's Cup semifinal first leg.
Real Zaragoza have signed former Barcelona and Spanish international striker Dani.
Real Zaragoza have named Victor Munoz as coach following the dismissal of Paco Flores on Monday.
Spanish strugglers Real Zaragoza have sacked coach Paco Flores following their 4-1 defeat at Deportivo Coruna on Sunday.
Teenage midfielder Andres Iniesta netted an early goal Wednesday as Barcelona beat Second Division Levante 3-1 and reached the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on a 3-2 aggregate score.
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