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Venezuelan Baseball Player Luis Aparicio was Born in 1934

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan baseball player Luis Aparicio who played for the Chicago White Sox was born in 1934. Aparicio played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 18 seasons from 1956 through 1973. continue reading »

Barça’s Carles Puyol Returns to Practice With Team

FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol was back practicing Friday with the full squad, although the defenseman only participated in some of the drills. Puyol, who last played in the round of 16 of the Champions League against A.C. Milan in March, is in the final stage of his recovery from a right-knee injury that required surgery to remove a cyst. continue reading »

Arena Mexico Displays Exhibit Celebrating 80 Years of Wrestling

A new photography exhibit celebrates eight decades of wrestling at Mexico City's Arena Mexico. The exhibit, "Arena Mexico: 80 Years of Continuous Wrestling," features 124 photographs that tell the story of the venerable venue and the men who have grappled there. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Pays $6.6 Million in Back Taxes to Spain

FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi and his father have paid 5 million euros ($6.6 million) in back taxes owed to Spanish authorities, the superior court for the Catalonia region said Wednesday. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Heads to Third Round Following Stellar Second Round Performance

Spain's Rafael Nadal brought his "A" game to the table in second-round action at the U.S. Open, confidently showcasing all aspects of his game in a 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 rout of Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva continue reading »

Nadal: I have “Right Attitude” Going Into U.S. Open

Spanish star Rafael Nadal, who just regained the No. 2 spot in the ATP rankings, said he had the "right attitude" going into the U.S. Open, which begins on Monday. continue reading »

Nadal Goes Up Against Isner in Cincinnati Masters Final

Spain's Rafael Nadal beat the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) in the semifinals to book a spot in Sunday's final at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, against American John Isner. continue reading »

Veracruz Celebrates 3-2 Victory Over Cruz Azul

Angel Reyna scored two goals and Jehu Chiapas added another one to lead Veracruz to a 3-2 victory over Cruz Azul on the weekend and take the lead spot in the Mexican Apertura soccer tourney. continue reading »

Edinson Cavani Joins Paris Saint-Germain for $84 Million

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Tuesday that it has signed Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani to a five-year contract. The defending Ligue 1 champion paid Napoli 64 million euros ($84 million) - a record in French soccer - for Cavani, who led Italy's Serie A with 29 goals last season. continue reading »

Carlos Berlocq Beats Verdasco in Swedish Open Final

Argentina's Carlos Berlocq, who is ranked 74th in the world, won his first ATP Tour title on Sunday, defeating Spain's Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-1 in the the final of the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad. continue reading »

Brazil Heads to Confederations Cup Finals After Defeating Uruguay 2-1

Host nation Brazil triumphed 2-1 over Uruguay here Wednesday in a tough, penalty-filled match to claim a berth in the Confederations Cup final. continue reading »

Real Madrid Presents New Manager Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid presented new manager Carlo Ancelotti to the fans and the media during an event on Wednesday at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. continue reading »

Uruguayan Soccer Coach Prepares Team Against Spain

The manager of Uruguay's national soccer team on Saturday continued to ponder his strategy and lineup for his team's opening Group B Confederations Cup match against Spain. continue reading »

Manuel Pellegrini Confirmed as New Manchester City Manager

Manchester City announced Friday the signing of Manuel Pellegrini to a three-year contract as manager of the Premier League club. continue reading »

World’s Highest-Paid Hispanic Athletes

Forbes recently ranked the highest-paid athletes in the world. The top spot went to American golfer Tiger Woods, who earned a staggering $78.1 Million through winnings and endorsements. continue reading »

Nadal Advances to 4th Round of French Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal nearly lost another set in the first week of this year's French Open, but he managed to come through Saturday with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Fabio Fognini in third-round action. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo to Be Immortalized in Wax in Madrid Museum

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo signed with the Madrid wax museum, after which two sculptors spent most of an hour taking measurements of his muscular anatomy, the first steps toward immortalizing in wax a body that so closely conforms to the classical canons of beauty. continue reading »

Mexico’s Liga MX to Relocate Jaguares de Chiapas to Queretaro

The Mexican soccer federation and Liga MX management have approved the move of the Jaguares de Chiapas club to the central city of Queretaro. The idea originated with the owners of Queretaro's existing Liga MX team, which was relegated at the end of the just-completed season. continue reading »

America Qualifies for Finals After Eliminating Monterrey

America beat Monterrey 2-1 after tying them 2-2 in the first match of a two-game series, thus qualifying for the final in the Mexican Clausura soccer tournament. continue reading »

America Heads to Mexican Soccer League’s Semifinals

With a last-minute goal by Ecuadorian Christian Benitez, his second of the match, America snagged a 2-1 victory over Pumas UNAM in the quarterfinals of the Mexican Clausura soccer tournament and qualified for the semifinals. continue reading »