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Diego Maradona

Maradona Rips Messi After World Cup Final

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

Lionel Messi cannot escape Diego Maradona. Whether he is on the sidelines, in the stands or merely a foil for comparisons in the media, Maradona seems...

A Win in Brazil Would be Lionel Messi's Crowning Achievement

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports
Jaime Heilbron

His accomplishments, both individual and with teams, speak for themselves. There is one thing, however, that Maradona still holds over Messi.

Meeting Maradona: An Atlético Madrid Story

Ryan Madden | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Ryan Madden

I was first introduced to Club Atlético de Madrid while speeding along the winding, uneven and narrow streets of Madrid's La Latina district, perched precariously upon the back of a small motorcycle belonging to a maniacal Spaniard.

Open Letter From an Argentine to Maradona

Javier Ceriani | Posted 04.30.2014 | Latino Voices
Javier Ceriani

As an Argentine in Miami, I learned in this city to respect the pain of all the countries of America. I apologize to all Venezuelans for Maradona's words and for the money he took from Venezuela's government to spend on women and drugs.

WATCH: Happy Birthday, Diego Maradona! The Legend's 120 Best Goals

Posted 10.30.2013 | Latino Voices

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Diego! Diego Maradona may be a controversial figure, but there’s not doubt that the Argentine legend is one of the greatest ...

Chilean Chronicles, Part 7: Leandro Drives Us Around Rio

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Leandro Weissmann pulled into the driveway of the Royal Tulip hotel one minute after 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, and instantly apologized in a deep, gravelly voice for arriving late.

Soccer Legend Served By Tax Collectors

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Sports

ROME -- ROME (AP) — Italy's tax collection agency says it has formally notified Diego Maradona that it will begin procedures to freeze his assets in...

A Look At Diego Maradona's Soap Opera Life

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 04.16.2013 | Latino Voices

There is a new soap opera going on these days and it’s not on television. It’s a dramatic tale with a plebeian princess, interlaced loves and disg...

Maradona Visits His Ol' Buddy Castro

AP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has paid a visit to retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Official Cuban media have published a photogr...

WATCH: Pope Francis Stops To Bless And Kiss Disabled Man

Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis stopped the procession to his inaugural mass to kiss and bless a disabled man and a baby. The estatic faces in the crowd showed their ap...

Pope Francis Holds Inaugural Mass

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — After a week marked by acts of simplicity and openness, Pope Francis finally let his words do the talking as he officially began ...

Did Maradona Find His Match Made In Controversy Heaven?

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Latino Voices

The famous former football player, Diego Armando Maradona (52), and his new girlfriend, Rocío Oliva (22), recently enjoyed the football superclásico...

LOOK: Maradona Is Now Also A Tennis Player!

Posted 02.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Now Maradona is also a tennis player! Far from using his feet to hit the ball, soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona has been spotted in Dubai p...

Maradona Fired

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Diego Maradona was fired as coach of Al Wasl on Tuesday after a season in which the soccer club finished in eighth plac...

WATCH: Maradona Clashes With Fans In The Stands

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.30.2012 | Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona was restrained by security staff as he confronted opposition fans in the stands after...

Tears Of A Clown On 'The Amazing Race'

Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

Sometimes the nicest teams have the worst luck on "The Amazing Race" (Sun. 8 p.m. EST on CBS). Married clowns Cherie and Dave had already lost time be...

Maradona Hospitalized

AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Diego Maradona has been admitted to a hospital in Dubai for the removal of kidney stones. Maradona'...

Diego Maradona Fined For Verbally Abusing Rival Coach

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 02.28.2012 | Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Diego Maradona was fined $2,450 Thursday by the United Arab Emirates Football Association for verbally abusing a r...

Maradona Kicks Fan After Match

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Diego Maradona and his deft left foot have struck again, but this time the former Argentina great had to apologize for ...

The Hand of God in Chess?

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 11.07.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Like in any sport, there are chess players who try to win at all costs, bending the rules in their favor. But there are also noble chess warriors who believe in decency and fair-play.

Argentina Soccer Legend Involved In Car Crash

Posted 09.11.2011 | Sports

Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona was reportedly involved in a car accident on the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Monday night. According to se...

Diego Maradona: Argentina Players Doped Before 1993 Match

ESPN | Posted 07.23.2011 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Diego Maradona says Argentina players took banned drugs before a qualifying match for the 1994 World Cup....

Diego Maradona Returns To Coaching

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 07.16.2011 | Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Diego Maradona was hired Monday to coach the United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl, marking the Argentine great's retu...

Diego Maradona To Coach Iran?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

It was reported on Monday that Argentina's former soccer coach Diego Maradona has not ruled out coaching the Iranian National Football team. Accordi...

Chile Mine Rescue: Global Reactions (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Chile mine rescue ordeal unfolded over roughly 36 hours, few around the world were able to tear their eyes away from their TV or computer scree...