Football: Diego Maradona becomes father again

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Diego Maradona is a father again after his long-time partner Veronica Ojeda gave birth to a baby boy who has been named Diego Fernando Maradona Ojeda.

Jorge Auruccio, the lawyer for Ojeda, says the baby weighed 3.2kg and was born on Wednesday at 11:57 p.m. local time in a Buenos Aires hospital. He says the mother and child are in "perfect" shape.

The 52-year-old Maradona has two daughters from his marriage with Claudia Vallafane - Dalma and Giannina. The Argentine football great has two other children he has never recognised as his, although courts in paternity cases have ruled he is the father.