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Latinos in Sports

FC Barcelona Reaches Deal with Atletico Madrid for David Villa

FC Barcelona Reaches Deal with Atletico Madrid for David Villa

Spanish international David Villa is on his way from FC Barcelona to Atletico Madrid in a deal that is potentially worth up to 5.1 million euros ($6.55 million), Barça said Monday. continue reading »

You’ll Never Guess Where Cristiano Ronaldo Opened Up a Soccer Academy?

You’ll Never Guess Where Cristiano Ronaldo Opened Up a Soccer Academy?

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo inaugurated a soccer academy over the weekend in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, along with Ukraine's Andriy Shevchenko. continue reading »

UFC 162: Anderson Silva Loses Middleweight Title to Chris Weidman

UFC 162: Anderson Silva Loses Middleweight Title to Chris Weidman

In one of the most stunning victories in recent UFC history, Anderson "The Spider" Silva was knocked out by Chris Weidman in UFC 162 on Saturday. Silva, who has long been one of the world's best continue reading »

BRAZIL: Soccer Ref Beheaded After Stabbing Player During Fight

BRAZIL: Soccer Ref Beheaded After Stabbing Player During Fight

"Out of control" is an understatement when describing the events that unfolded at a recent soccer match in Brazil. The bizarre and horrifying events took place at an amateur match in Pio XII, M continue reading »

Neymar Undergoes Surgeries on Tonsils, Deviated Septum

Neymar Undergoes Surgeries on Tonsils, Deviated Septum

Brazilian soccer star Neymar underwent two "successful" medical procedures on Friday, one to have his tonsils removed and another to correct a deviated nasal septum. continue reading »

Maradona Files Complaint Against Ex-Partner Over Twitter Photos of Son

Maradona Files Complaint Against Ex-Partner Over Twitter Photos of Son

Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona has filed a complaint against former partner Veronica Ojeda after she posted photos of their infant son to a social-networking site in defiance of a court order. continue reading »

Ousted Coach Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho to be Paid 8.3 M by China

Ousted Coach Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho to be Paid 8.3 M by China

Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho, who was fired last month as coach of China's national soccer team, will receive 6.4 million euros ($8.32 million) in severance pay, Chinese media said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Federation President Denies Ties to Journalist’s Murder

Brazilian Soccer Federation President Denies Ties to Journalist’s Murder

The president of the Brazilian Soccer Federation, or CBF, denied any connection to the 1975 assassination of a journalist who apparently drew the ire of the military regime that ruled the South American nation from 1964-1985. continue reading »

NFL Coach Teaches Faith, Football to Peruvian Kids

NFL Coach Teaches Faith, Football to Peruvian Kids

Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, recently completed a one-week mission trip to Piura, Peru, where he taught poor children about their Catholic faith and American football. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Thousands March to Confederations Cup to Protest

BRAZIL: Thousands March to Confederations Cup to Protest

Thousands of protesters marched Sunday toward Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium, the venue for the Confederation Cup final between host Brazil and Spain. continue reading »