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Top flight international soccer returns to South Florida when the Mexican National Team takes on Colombia on February 29, 2012 (8 p.m. ET) at Sun Life Stadium, presented by AT&T.  The game, announced today by The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), together with Soccer United Marketing (SUM) and Sun Life Stadium, is part of the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, which has drawn more than 2 million fans from coast to coast since 2004. An exclusive Visa pre-sale for the game will begin on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 10:00 a.m. ET by visiting www.Ticketmaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Dec. 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET on www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster locations. The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol invites fans to use their Visa cards. 
Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt won the “World Athlete of the Year” award for the third time while emerging superstar, Grenadian Kirani James also walked away with the “Rising Star” award, at the World Athletics Gala last month. Bolt, the world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters, claimed the award following the successful defense of his 200 meters title at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics (WCA) held in Daegu, South Korea in September. He clocked 19.40 seconds, the year’s fastest time, in dominating the half-lap event.
Miami FC striker Paulo Jr. has been sent on loan to Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer this week after nearly two seasons with the Blues. Araujo Jr. will be available for selection for Real Salt Lake when the Utah side takes on Seattle Sounders FC this evening at Qwest Field (11:00 p.m. ET, live on ESPN2). Terms of the deal were not disclosed due to team policy.
American Venus Williams is expected to headline a group of four international stars at the Tennis Pon De Rock exhibition series here this month. The elder of the two famous Williams sisters will follow in the footsteps of her younger sister Serena and make an appearance in the series on Dec. 10 and 11.
Jamaica’s national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts will likely be with a new team at the start of the next Major League Soccer (MLS) season in North America in 2012. Ricketts was traded by the United States-based Los Angeles Galaxy to the expansion club Montreal Impact of Canada for allocation money late last month.
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