Laugh's on me. I saw this headline on the SI.com "Other Sports" page: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/
(it changes often so the link may not be the same). Young Rafa Nadal has his picture there...and I know football/soccer runs in his family so I took the bait.
Here's the real
tidbit, all puns intended:
Crisis club Real Madrid is lining up a stunning swoop for Rafael Benitez in a bid to rescue their season. It means that Luxemburgo's head could be on the block if Real lose to Athletic Bilbao on Thursday or at Alaves this weekend.
-- The Mirror
Actually, it's not all that uncommon here in US for one sport to draft a "star" of another sport just in case they get a strange notion to try something different. I'll have to go digging for a few examples (and I'm sure y'all know some too).