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Latinos in Sports

Barefoot Indigenous Children Win LatAm Basketball Festival

Barefoot Indigenous Children Win LatAm Basketball Festival

A group of barefoot indigenous children have given Mexican sports fans a reason to smile with their basketball prowess, taking some of the sting out of the disappointing performance of the national soccer squad in World Cup qualifying. continue reading »

Casillas Reveals He’s Considering Leaving Real Madrid

Casillas Reveals He’s Considering Leaving Real Madrid

Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas said Thursday that he will have to consider leaving the club where he has spent his entire career if management declines to reinstate him as starting goalkeeper. continue reading »

Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’ Baseball Programs in Hotwater in Hialeah

Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’ Baseball Programs in Hotwater in Hialeah

Sports fields privatized and owned by El Duque charges kids to play baseball but taxpayers pay operating costs, company keeps 100 percent of profit continue reading »

Pele Celebrates Launch of His $1,600 Book

Pele Celebrates Launch of His $1,600 Book

Soccer icon Pele welled up with emotion as he reflected back on his days as a member of Brazil's national squad and Brazilian club Santos during the launch here of what he called the "definitive book" on his storied career. continue reading »

U.S. Saves Mexico’s World Cup Dreams

U.S. Saves Mexico’s World Cup Dreams

Mexico was on the verge of failing to qualify for next year's World Cup after losing 2-1 to Costa Rica, but El Tri stayed alive when the United States stunned Panama with two goals in the final minutes. continue reading »

Spain’s National Team Qualifies for World Cup Play

Spain’s National Team Qualifies for World Cup Play

Spain's national soccer team secured its berth in the 2014 World Cup with an easy 2-0 win here Tuesday over an injury-ridden Georgia. continue reading »

Colombia Qualifies for World Cup, First Time in 16 Years

Colombia Qualifies for World Cup, First Time in 16 Years

Colombia's national soccer team pulled off an improbable comeback in World Cup qualifying, turning a 0-3 deficit against Chile into a 3-3 draw to book a spot in Brazil in 2014. continue reading »

Spanish Racecar Driver Maria de Villota Found Dead in Hotel Room, Age 33

Spanish Racecar Driver Maria de Villota Found Dead in Hotel Room, Age 33

Spanish ex-racing driver Maria de Villota died Friday of natural causes at a hotel in this southern city. She was 33. De Villota, who worked as a test driver for Anglo-Russian Formula One team Marussia, sustained serious head injuries and lost her right eye in a July 2012 crash during a straight-line exercise in England. continue reading »

Spain Names Carlos Moya As New Davis Cup Captain

Spain Names Carlos Moya As New Davis Cup Captain

Carlos Moya, a former world No. 1 and winner of the 1998 French Open, has been named Spain's Davis Cup captain for the 2014 edition of that international team competition. continue reading »

Uribe’s Bottom of the Eighth Home Run Sends Dodgers to the NLCS

Uribe’s Bottom of the Eighth Home Run Sends Dodgers to the NLCS

Juan Uribe connected on a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers scored a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves to advance to the National League Championship Series. continue reading »