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Latinos in Sports

Tennis Great Rafa Nadel Has an Appendectomy

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal underwent an appendectomy Monday in Barcelona and will be released from the hospital in 24-48 hours, "depending on his post-operative progress," his publicist said. continue reading »

Video Shows Soccer Great Diego Maradona Slapping His Girlfriend

Video Shows Soccer Great Diego Maradona Slapping His Girlfriend

An Argentine television program aired a video Tuesday showing Diego Maradona hitting his ex-girlfriend, Rocio Oliva, hours after the soccer idol had said he "never raised a hand" against a woman continue reading »

Gerard Pique Back on Spanish National Soccer Team

Gerard Pique Back on Spanish National Soccer Team

FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta both returned to the Spanish national team on Friday after having been left off the roster for the previous round of international play. continue reading »

Nadal Says He’s Ready for China Open

Nadal Says He’s Ready for China Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has been out of action since Wimbledon due to an ailing right wrist, told the media here Saturday that he is "much better" and ready for next week's China Open. continue reading »

FIFA Keeps the Lid on Qatar 2022 World Cup Report

FIFA Keeps the Lid on Qatar 2022 World Cup Report

FIFA's legal director said Friday that a report on the controversial selection processes that awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively, will remain confidential in order to guarantee the privacy of sources. continue reading »

Former Soccer Player Tino Asprilla Launches Line of Flavored Condoms

Former Soccer Player Tino Asprilla Launches Line of Flavored Condoms

Colombian former soccer star Faustino Asprilla plans to launch his own line of flavored condoms, which will be developed and manufactured in China, local media reported. continue reading »

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid announced on Thursday the extension of French defender Raphael Varane's contract to June 30, 2020. Varane joined the club at 18 in 2011, and has so far won five titles with the team: Champions League, European Super Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid got off to a good start in defending its Champions League title with a 5-1 win here Tuesday over Basel. The visitors fell behind 1-0 in the 14th minute on an own goal and went on to give up three more in the space of seven minutes before clawing one back nearly 40 minutes into the contest before more than 65,000 people at the Blancos' Santiago Bernabeu stadium. continue reading »

Gerard Pique Stands By Referendum in Catalonia

Gerard Pique Stands By Referendum in Catalonia

FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said Tuesday that he does not understand the criticism he has received in social media for attending a rally in favor of a referendum on Catalonia's independence from Spain. continue reading »

Ronaldinho Receives Warm Welcome in Mexico

Ronaldinho Receives Warm Welcome in Mexico

Brazilian attacking midfielder Ronaldinho, recently signed by Mexican-league club Queretaro, thanked fans for their warm welcome during his presentation at halftime of a game against Puebla. continue reading »