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Former Grand Slam Champ Juan Carlos Ferrero to be Honored at Barcelona Open

Former Grand Slam Champ Juan Carlos Ferrero to be Honored at Barcelona Open

Spanish tennis great Juan Carlos Ferrero, who won 15 singles titles during his career and briefly held the No. 1 ranking in the fall of 2003, will be honored at the April 22-28 Barcelona Open, organizers said Wednesday. continue reading »

Lamar Odom vs. Liza Morales: NBA Star’s Custody Battle Continues

Lamar Odom vs. Liza Morales: NBA Star’s Custody Battle Continues

Lamar Odom, basketball player and husband of reality star Khloe Kardashian, was back in court this week for his custody case with ex-girlfriend Liza Morales. continue reading »

70 Puerto Rican World Champion Boxers Ended up Financially Ruined, Alma Trying to Change Others Fate

70 Puerto Rican World Champion Boxers Ended up Financially Ruined, Alma Trying to Change Others Fate

A group of Puerto Rican boxers are learning how to be a success on and off the ring thanks to financial workshops organized by Alma Financial assistance. The need for financial literacy was found when 70 of Puerto Ricos world champions ended up in financial ruins. continue reading »

ESPN Deportes and ESPN to Debut The Clemente Effect March 10 (VIDEO)

ESPN Deportes and ESPN to Debut The Clemente Effect March 10 (VIDEO)

ESPN Deportes and ESPN to Debut The Clemente Effect March 10 . An ESPN Deportes original film documenting Clemente’s incredible legacy 40 years after his tragic death continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Confirms he Will Play at BNP Paribas Open

Rafael Nadal Confirms he Will Play at BNP Paribas Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal confirmed that he plans to play in the hard-court tournament that begins on Monday in Indian Wells, California. The Spanish star said the event in the Southern California desert was one of his favorites. continue reading »

Retired Mexican Soccer Star, Jared Borgetti, May Compete in Marathon

Retired Mexican Soccer Star, Jared Borgetti, May Compete in Marathon

Retired striker Jared Borgetti, Mexico's all-time leading scorer in international soccer, may start competing in marathons. "It's tough to run 42 kilometers and 195 meters (26.2 miles), but acce continue reading »

Club America Beats Cruz Azul in 9th Week of Clausura 2013—Benitez Scores 3

Club America Beats Cruz Azul in 9th Week of Clausura 2013—Benitez Scores 3

Ecuador's Christian Benitez scored three goals on the weekend, leading America to a resounding victory over Cruz Azul in the ninth week of Mexico's Clausura 2013 soccer tournament. continue reading »

Nadal Beats Ferrer in Mexican Open Final

Nadal Beats Ferrer in Mexican Open Final

Spain's Rafael Nadal, the world No. 5, defeated countryman David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 in the final of the Mexican Open. The 26-year-old Nadal, who has now won 52 titles in his career and two titles on the clay in Acapulco continue reading »

Heat Nab 13th Straight With 98-91 Win Over Grizzlies

Heat Nab 13th Straight With 98-91 Win Over Grizzlies

The Miami Heat overcame an off night by LeBron James to pull out a 98-91 home victory over the Memphis Grizzlies and stretch their winning streak to 13 games. continue reading »

Boxer Hector “El Flaco” Sanchez Murdered in Puerto Rico

Boxer Hector “El Flaco” Sanchez Murdered in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican boxer Hector "El Flaco" Sanchez was shot multiple times and killed Sunday in San Juan in an incident in which three other men died, the third such massacre so far this year on the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Real Madrid Takes Down Barcelona Twice in One Week

Real Madrid Takes Down Barcelona Twice in One Week

Real Madrid scored its second victory in a week over arch-rival FC Barcelona, snagging a 2-1 win here Saturday in the Spanish league "clasico" thanks to a late header by Sergio Ramos. continue reading »

Ahead of Marriage to Cuban Fiancé, Michael Jordan Being Sued Over Paternity of Teen

Ahead of Marriage to Cuban Fiancé, Michael Jordan Being Sued Over Paternity of Teen

Earlier this month, basketball icon Michael Jordon learned a woman in Georgia is suing, saying he is the father of her son. According to the lawsuit, Jordon is the father of Pamela Smith’s 16-y continue reading »

NBA Pays Tribute to Latin Heritage with 7th Annual ‘Noche Latina’

NBA Pays Tribute to Latin Heritage with 7th Annual ‘Noche Latina’

The NBA on Thursday announced the schedule for its seventh-annual Noche Latina program, which once again will celebrate the league's Latin heritage and the growing support of fans across Latin American and in U.S. continue reading »

Nadal Calls for Player Blood Testing, Regular Publishing of Results

Nadal Calls for Player Blood Testing, Regular Publishing of Results

Spain's Rafael Nadal called on the International Tennis Federation to conduct anti-doping blood tests and regularly publish the results to ensure the sport is clean. continue reading »

Get the Tissues: Special Needs Teen Scores Thanks to Opposing Team Member (VIDEO)

Get the Tissues: Special Needs Teen Scores Thanks to Opposing Team Member (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, a Texas teen with a developmental disability was given a moment he'll never forget. The team manager for El Paso's Coronado High School, Mitchell Marcus, has always be continue reading »