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Former Colombia star Diego Osorio arrested for smuggling cocaine

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Former Colombia international Diego Osorio has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle more than a kilogram of cocaine aboard a flight to Spain.

Osorio represented Colombia at the 1992 Olympic Games and in the 1991 and 1993 Copa Americas.

He was a defender for several leading Colombian teams, mostly with Medellin's Atletico Nacional.

Police alleged the drugs were hidden in his underwear as he was preparing to board a flight on Thursday to Madrid, where he lives.

The 46-year-old...

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Ex-Colombia star Carlos Valderrama says it is "strange" how much criticism James Rodriguez gets at Real Madrid, adding that it is about time the "crack" (top player) was left alone to get on with fighting for his place at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

James joined Madrid for €80 million from Monaco after winning the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and had an excellent first season under then Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti.

But more recently he has struggled for playing time under...

Radamel Falcao left off Monaco squad despite 'positive' brain scan

Monaco continue to impress in front of goal, scoring 22 in eight league games this season.

MONACO -- Monaco say striker Radamel Falcao will not face Toulouse on Friday despite having a "positive" neurological scan following his concussion last month.

Coach Leonardo Jardim said on Wednesday that Falcao would join the squad for the away match provided he passed Thursday's scan.

Although Monaco says the scan showed "positive development," the French club added that he was left out as a precautionary measure.

The 30-year-old Colombian striker has not played since sustaining a concussion against...

James Rodriguez's alleged death threat leads to official investigation

James Rodriguez and his mother have been the targets of alleged Twitter death threats.

Authorities in Colombia have opened an investigation into an alleged death threat received by Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez and his mother.

James' mother, Pilar Rubio, posted on Twitter a photo of a box with a gun and bullets, along with a message saying that her son had been targeted by another user, who had also sent a gun and bullets to him along with a number of threatening messages.

The threats have been taken seriously by the Colombian national prosecution service, with General Luis...