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2013-12-18 11:05:15

Catalan births rose by 16 percent 9 months after FC Barcelona won 3 major trophies Births in a Catalan region of Spain increased by 16% nine months after FC Barcelona won three major football trophies in 2009, finds a study in the Christmas edition of The BMJ. The findings confirm reports of a spike in the birth rate, although they fall far short of the 45% increase reported by some media at the time. The researchers say their results suggest that "human emotions on a large scale can...

2011-08-15 15:44:00

MADRID, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA announced the signing of internationally renowned soccer players Iker Casillas and Andres Iniesta as BBVA Group global brand ambassadors. Casillas and Iniesta will work to promote the BBVA Group around the world, as well as the values of Liga BBVA, the world's best soccer league. Real Madrid's goalie and FC Barcelona's midfielder were chosen because they share BBVA's values of humility, honesty, quality as well as a similar international...

2009-05-21 14:30:00

MIAMI, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful 2008 soccer camp in Miami with 300 campers, FC Barcelona, one of the most famous and successful soccer clubs in the world with more than 100 years of history is back to USA with more presence. The Official FC Barcelona camps are organized by Transworld Soccer and will take place in Florida, New Jersey and Atlanta during this summer. Starting the last two weeks of June until the end of July the FC Barcelona camps target ages between 6 and 16...

2009-05-07 12:31:37

The referee who oversaw the controversial end of the Barcelona-Chelsea Champions League semifinal had to be smuggled out of England due to death threats. Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo was sneaked out of the country Thursday after several threats were received. Police in Ovrebo's native Norway said they were monitoring the Internet and anything we believe would threaten his personal safety will be taken seriously. Barcelona on Wednesday advanced to the Champion League finals after tying Chelsea...

2008-06-29 18:00:10

By Raf Casert, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VIENNA, Austria - Fernando Torres gave Spain a 1-0 lead over Germany at halftime Sunday in the European Championship final. The Liverpool striker sped past the German defence in the 33rd minute, latching on to a deep pass from Xavi Hernandez. Torres pressured so hard he forced Philipp Lahm into a defensive mistake and chipped the ball over charging goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. It rewarded an ever-improving Spanish side which set up several scoring...

2006-06-23 10:59:48

By Simon Baskett KAISERSLAUTERN (Reuters) - Spain ensured they went through to the last 16 of the World Cup as winners of Group H when they eased their way to a 1-0 victory over a toothless Saudi Arabia in Kaiserslautern on Friday. With the luxury of knowing they had already secured a place in the last 16, Spain fielded their second string side against the Saudis who needed to win to have any chance of making the knockout stages. Center back Juanito scored the winner nine minutes...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).