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OLYMPICS: Honduras Eliminates Spanish Soccer Team

Spain was eliminated from the Olympic soccer tournament Sunday after losing to Honduras 1-0 and failing to score any points in its first two games. continue reading »

Cuba Wins First Medal in London, Silver in Judo

Cuban judo athlete Yanet Bermoy had to settle for the silver medal in the 52-kilogram class after losing to North Korea's Kum Ae An on Sunday at the London Olympics. continue reading »

Brazilian Swimmer Pereira Wins Silver in 400m Individual Medley

Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira won silver after finishing a distant second to American Ryan Lochte in Saturday's Olympic men's 400-meter individual medley final, while Michael Phelps came in a disappointing fourth. continue reading »

Colombian Cyclist Narrowly Misses Gold in Men’s Road Race

Colombian cyclist Rigoberto Uran came tantalizingly close to winning his country's second-ever gold medal but ended up settling for silver in a surprise-filled men's road race Saturday, finishing just behind Kazakhstan's Alexandr Vinokourov. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain, Argentina, Brazil Looking to Outshine U.S. on Basketball Court

The Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian Olympic men's basketball squads will all be battling for podium spots and looking to pull off a huge upset over a powerful U.S. team, which is filled with NBA stars and is the clear gold medal favorite at the London Games. continue reading »

After Winning Silver in Beijing, Brazilian Men’s Volleyball Aims for Gold in London

The members of the Brazilian Olympic men's volleyball team said here Thursday they have put a disappointing World League performance behind them and are ready to battle for the top prize in London. continue reading »

World Champion Boxers Represent LatAm at Olympics

Amateur world champions Lazaro Alvarez and Julio Cesar la Cruz of Cuba and Everton Dos Santos Lopes of Brazil headline Latin America's contingent in the Olympic boxing competition, which will kick off Saturday at London's Excel Arena. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexican Diver Thrives on Fear and Risk

Mexico's Pan-American diving champion, Ivan Garcia, said Wednesday that if one day he loses his fear of diving from the 10-meter platform he will retire. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Ups the Ante, Gold Medalists Will Take Home $250,000 Bonuses

Dominican athletes who capture gold at the London Olympics, whose opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, will get bonuses of 10 million pesos ($250,000), the government said. continue reading »

Mexican-American Track Star Hopes “Ferrari Engine” Heart Provides Advantage in 2012 Olympics

Mexican-born U.S. track athlete Leonel "Leo" Manzano is making his final preparations for the London Games, confident that his Olympic-sized heart will lead him to his best-ever time in the 1,500 meters. continue reading »

Olympics: Hurdler Looking to Win First Gold Medal for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is counting on hurdler Javier Culson to win the island's first-ever gold medal in the Olympic Games that start two weeks from now in London, Puerto Rican Olympic Committee chair David Bernier told Efe in San Juan on Friday. continue reading »

Cuban-Born Gymnast Danell Leyva Qualifies for U.S. 2012 Olympic Team

Gymnast Danell Leyva always aims very high because he considers it the best way to achieve his goals - and it apparently works, because he has just qualified for the U.S. team competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. continue reading »

Obstacles Will Not Stop U.S.-Colombian Gymnast From Competing in the Olympics

Gymnast Jessica Gil had to overcome some serious obstacles to qualify for the Olympic Games in London. Gil, who has dual U.S.-Colombian citizenship, is a member of Colombia's Olympic squad. continue reading »

Olympics: Young Latino Boxer to Represent U.S.A. in Boxing

Despite being the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic boxing team, 19-year-old Joseph Diaz Jr. has his goal clearly in mind: to bring home a gold medal and go professional after the Games in London. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia Honored With 3 Awards at Manchester United Awards Party

Ecuadorian futballer, Antonio Valencia has been named Manchester United’s Player’s Player of the Year. Coach Sir Alex Ferguson stated, “The form he’s produced this season since coming back fro continue reading »

Chicago Bears Add Evan Rodriguez to Roster at 2012 NFL Draft

The 6’2, 244-lb tight end/fullback from Temple, Evan Rodriguez, was chosen on the third and final day of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. continue reading »

Mexican Swimmer Laura Vaca Win 2011 Jean Borotra World Fair Play Trophy

Mexican swimmer Laura Vaca Hernandez has received the 2011 Jean Borotra World Fair Play Trophy from the International Fair Play Committee in recognition of her more than 40-year career, a Hungarian Olympic Committee spokesman said. continue reading »

Inside Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue: Rafael Nadal Poses with Bar Refaeli

Spanish tennis icon Rafael Nadal appears in the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition along with Israeli model Bar Refaeli in an erotically-charged photo shoot. continue reading »

He’s on the Jets. Girl at NY Giants Super Bowl Parade Says She’s Excited to See Mark Sanchez (VIDEO)

Maybe she was drunk, or maybe she's just a bandwagoner who's not so bright. Either way, this woman embarrassed herself on live television when she told the reporter that she was really excited to see Mark Sanchez at the parade. continue reading »

Denver Broncos Running Back Knowshon Moreno Charged With Drunk Driving

Former first-round draft pick Knowshon Moreno has gotten himself into some serious trouble, with police charging him with driving drunk. Tuesday, officials said the Denver Broncos 24-year-old running back was charged with failure to p continue reading »