Former Miss Venezuela shot dead in front of daughter

Gunmen shot dead a former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner in front of their five-year-old daughter, who was wounded in an attack that has shocked the crime-plagued nation.

Chelsea complete Mata signing from Valencia

Chelsea have completed the signing of Spain winger Juan Mata from Valencia on a five-year deal.

Arsenal asked to pay £23 million for Juan Mata

Arsenal has been asked to increase the price to at least 23 million pounds for Valencia star Juan Mata.

Vettel on pole for European Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel chalked up his seventh pole position in eight races this season as Red Bull swept the front row in qualifying for the European Grand Prix.

F1 engine clampdown to take effect in Valencia

A clampdown on engine mapping systems from this weekend`s European Grand Prix in Valencia will affect all Formula One teams.

LA Liga: Valencia trounce Villarreal

Valencia staked their claim for third place in La Liga with a stylish 5-0 win in a head-to-head clash with local rivals Villarreal.

Sevilla hand Valencia third straight loss in Spanish league

Valencia fell to their third successive defeat with a 1-0 home loss to Sevilla dealing a blow to their Champions League hopes.

Kubica plays down Valencia pace

Poland`s Robert Kubica was the fastest driver on track when he clocked 1min 13.144sec in his Lotus-Renault, edging out Force India`s Adrian Sutil on the final day of Formula One testing.

Champions Red Bull set Valencia launch date

World champions Red Bull became the fifth team to announce that their 2011 launch will coincide with the first official Formula One test of the season in Valencia.

France defender Rami to join Valencia

Lille defender Adil Rami is joining Valencia on a four-and-a-half year deal but the France centre back is being loaned to the Ligue 1 leaders until the end of the season, the northern club said on Monday.

Osasuna fight-back dents Valencia`s European hopes

Struggling Osasuna won only their second point away from home all season as they stormed back to draw 3-3 against Valencia and put a dent in their rival`s Champions League hopes.

Rested United to field strongest side against Valencia

Manchester United will field their strongest side against Valencia in Tuesday’s Champions League game despite having already reached the next round, manager Alex Ferguson said on Monday.

Valencia take aim at United after Bursaspor rout

Valencia swept aside Bursaspor 6-1 to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League and have set their sights on pipping Manchester United to top spot in Group C.

Spain’s ‘Clasico’ set for a Monday to avoid poll

Spain’s eagerly-anticipated ‘Clasico’ between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be held on Monday November 29 to avoid a clash with regional elections in Catalunya, the professional league (LFP) said on Thursday.

Barca come back to beat Valencia, Real go top

Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol scored to help Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback victory at home to Valencia on Saturday, but it was Real Madrid who moved to the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win in Malaga.

Spotlight on Villa as Barca tackle leaders Valencia

Champions Barcelona welcome unbeaten leaders Valencia to Camp Nou on Saturday in what will be a special match for David Villa who faces his old club for the first time since jumping ship in the summer.

New-look Man City show real potential to beat Valencia

Manchester City’s 2-0 convincing win over Valencia on a balmy summer’s night at Eastlands on Saturday was not so much a pre-season friendly, more of a glimpse into the future.

Man City only club to rival Real’s spending, says Emery

Manchester City are the only club in the world who can match the spending power of Real Madrid and that cash is likely to turn the English side into giants themselves, said Valencia coach Unai Emery.

Valencia agree to buy midfielder Topal from Galatasaray

Valencia have agreed to buy Turkish midfielder Mehmet Topal from Galatasaray subject to him passing a medical, the Spanish club said on their website (

Valencia slam extra officials after Europa exit

Valencia questioned the logic of having extra match officials in the Europa League after being denied a late penalty in their quarter-final second leg away to Atletico Madrid.