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Sporting Gijon coach Ruben Baraja gets four-match ban for touchline interference

Sporting Gijon coach Ruben Baraja has been banned four games by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) as punishment for holding back a Barcelona B player during a Segunda Division game on Saturday.

Baraja will miss Sporting's final three league games -- Friday's clash at Tenerife, as well as matches against Granada and Cordoba -- and a further game.

A star at Valencia in his playing days, Baraja was sent off after the action. He apologised after the game for preventing Barcelona B right-back...

Sporting Gijon coach Ruben Baraja faces ban after taking down Barcelona B player

Former Valencia midfielder Ruben Baraja, now the coach at Sporting Gijon.
Former Valencia midfielder Ruben Baraja was appointed coach at Sporting Gijon in December.

Sporting Gijon coach Ruben Baraja has apologised for preventing a Barcelona B player from taking a throw-in during his team's 3-2 Segunda Division defeat on Saturday -- an action that could see lead to a lengthy ban.

The ball went out of bounds near the centre line with the score level at 2-2 in the 79th minute, and Baraja, standing in the technical area, handed the ball to Barcelona B right-back Sergio Palencia.

But as Palencia attempted to throw the ball in to launch a fast counter-attack, Baraja...

Sporting Gijon to pay Barcelona €1.2 million over 2012 Alberto Botia sale

Check out Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen's accuracy as he attempts the crossbar challenge.

Sporting Gijon have been ordered to pay Barcelona €1.2 million over the sale of defender Alberto Botia to Sevilla in 2012 by a Spanish court.

Botia joined second-division side Sporting on loan from Barca in 2009, with the deal made permanent the following the summer.

As part of the deal, Barcelona maintained the right to re-sign the centre-back and were also due 30 percent of any future transfer.

When Botia moved to Sevilla in 2012 for around €3m, though, Barcelona said they did not...

Sporting Gijon and Barcelona great Enrique Castro 'Quini' dies, aged 68

Quini represented Spain at the 1978 and 1982 World Cups.

Enrique Castro "Quini," the former Spain striker who played for Barcelona and thrived in a long career with Sporting Gijon, has died of a heart attack. He was 68.

Sporting said Quini collapsed while walking near his house in the northern city of Gijon.

Known as "The Wizard," Quini played in the 1978 and 1982 World Cups with Spain.

His career was also notable for a kidnapping incident during his first year with Barcelona, when he was abducted at gunpoint after a home game, spending 25 days in captivity...

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Seattle Sounders sign winger Victor Rodriguez from Sporting Gijon

Sigi Schmid's return was a lackluster affair, as his LA Galaxy played to a scoreless draw with his old club, Seattle.

The Seattle Sounders have completed the signing of Spanish midfielder Victor Rodriguez, the club has announced.

Rodriguez was spotted training with the team earlier this week, with Seattle GM Garth Lagerwey stating that he was "optimistic we can complete the last steps and be able to add him this week."

Those steps have now been completed.

"[Rodriguez] is a player [Vice President of Soccer and Sporting Director] Chris Henderson has scouted for almost two years now," Lagerwey said via a press release.