Las Palmas will not terminate the contract of Sergio Araujo if the Argentinian striker is convicted for a drink-driving offence.

Stormy winds exceeding 30 kn inhibited racing at the Laser Standard and Radial European Championships in Las Palmas / Gran Canaria ESP. According to the forecast, a 20-25 kn breeze shall prevail today allowing to start the first races. The daily news. 267 participants from 40 nations are on the entry lists.

Las Palmas finished second in their first season in the Tercera División (1949–50), ranking third in the following year's Segunda División to reach La Liga for the first time ever, and became the first Spanish club to achieve consecutive promotions in its first two years of existence. The first season in the top flight ended, however, in relegation, but the team returned to the category in 1954, going on to enjoy a six-year spell.

Osasuna were denied a first La Liga victory of the season as Las Palmas fought back to earn a 2-2 draw at El Sadar.

Even though the club registered with the Royal Spanish Football Federation on 6 June 1949, UD Las Palmas was officially founded on 22 August of that year, as the result of a merger between all five clubs on the island: Club Deportivo Gran Canaria, Atlético Club de Fútbol, Real Club Victoria, Arenas Club and Marino Fútbol Club. The union was to create a club strong enough to keep Canarian players on the island and not to seek a better career on the mainland.

The club remains the only one in Spanish football to achieve back-to-back promotions to La Liga in its first two seasons. It had a 19-year run in the competition, ending in 1982–83.

In addition, the municipality has approved in plenary willingness twinning with the following cities, if they are not well formalized these twinning:[47]

Las Palmas' badge is a blue shield with yellow scrolls on top with the club's name, city and archipelago. The municipal arms, granted by the city's mayor, feature in the centre of the design. Underneath lie the five crests of the clubs which united in 1949 to create the club: from left to right – Victoria, Arenas, Deportivo, Marino and Atlético; a smaller white scroll above them displays the city motto Segura tiene la palma.

Many [mainly] outdoor sports are practised in city and neighbourhood, for example: surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, swimming, diving, skydiving, paragliding, running, cycling, rowing, tennis and golf (mainly in Las Palmeras Golf, Real Club De Golf De Las Palmas, El Cortijo Club de Campo and Oasis Golf). Real Club De Golf De Las Palmas, inaugurated on 17 December 1891, is the oldest golf club in Spain.[45]

Zinedine Zidane says he was thinking about Real Madrid's next match when he subbed Cristiano Ronaldo against Las Palmas.

The club also had a women's team in the top division between 2009 and 2011. In 2010 Las Palmas founded an indoor football team for the Liga de Fútbol Indoor, staging matches at the Centro Insular de Deportes.[8]

The crest is the central emblem of the club flag, a horizontal bicolour with yellow on top and blue underneath. The flag of the island of Gran Canaria uses these colours diagonally.

As domestic football nears completion of its second full month of the 2016-17 season, James Horncastle reviews the campaign so far on the continent.

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Las Palmas player Juan Guedes died suddenly on 9 March 1971 at the age of 28. The next season, French coach Pierre Sinibaldi led the club to the fifth place, with subsequent qualification for the UEFA Cup: after disposing of Torino F.C. and ŠK Slovan Bratislava, the Spaniards bowed out to Dutch club FC Twente; at the end of 1974–75 another team player, Tonono – a defender who played with Guedes – died of a liver infection.

Unión Deportiva Las Palmas, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the autonomous community of Canary Islands. Founded on 22 August 1949 it plays in La Liga, holding home games at the Estadio de Gran Canaria, with a capacity of 32,150 seats.

August 1990 was the warmest month on record, with the average maximum temperature of the month during the day being 30.6 °C (87.1 °F).[14] The coldest temperature ever recorded was 6.0 °C (42.8 °F) on 19 February 2016 when it falls a few flakes of snow along with strong winds to hail.[15] The highest wind speed ever recorded was on the 28th of November 2005, measuring 113 km/h (70.21 mph). Las Palmas city has never recorded any snow or sleet.

The 24-year-old is expected to attend a court hearing on Wednesday in Las Palmas, having reportedly refused to take a breathalyser after being stopped by police in the early hours of Monday.

ESPN FC's Craig Burley fumes at the Spanish media's exaggeration of Ronaldo's substitution by Zidane against Las Palmas.

In Spanish football, many clubs possess royal patronage and thus are permitted to use the prefix Real in their name and use an image of the Spanish crown. Las Palmas does not have such patronage, but tops its crest with the Spanish crown due to the patronage held by Real Club Victoria.

Annual average relative humidity is 68%, ranging from 65% in March to 71% in October. Sunshine duration hours is above 2,800 per year, from around 190 in winter (average above 6 hours of sunshine duration at day) to around 300 in summer (average 10 hours of sunshine duration at day).[16] It rains on average only 22 days a year, with total precipitation per year of only 151 mm (5.9 in).[17]

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Sergio Leon added a spectacular second after hesitant defending from Aythami Artiles as the first half came to a close.

After Atletico Madrid lost two Champions League finals in three years and shortened his contract, it was fair to wonder if manager Diego Simeone had taken this team as far as he could and whether he could still motivate them. Atleti, however, seem to be going forward, not backward. Their style remains...

Enrique Martin's side have struggled on their return to the top flight but looked set to earn a first win at the seventh attempt when Kevin-Prince Boateng needlessly handled the ball in his own area and Roberto Torres tucked away the penalty after only seven minutes.

"Sergio's issue is non-sporting related and it will be the courts to determine if he has been negligent and the severity of the offense," Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez...

Throughout history, Las Palmas received waves of immigrants from mainland Spain and countries from every continent. The majority of the population is Spanish, although there are large North- and Sub-Saharan African and Latin American communities (especially the Venezuelan community, which is growing fast), as well as important historical minorities such as Indians (Sindhi) and Koreans and a growing Chinese population.

Las Palmas has used farm teams since 1954, but its official B-team, Las Palmas Atlético, was founded in 1976.[6] A third side was founded in 2006 and reached the highest division of regional football, the Preferente, before folding in 2010 and being re-created the following season.[7]