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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 »

Atletico Madrid Heads to Copa del Rey Finals with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid Heads to Copa del Rey Finals with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid played to a 2-2 draw with Sevilla here Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal, which was sufficient to win 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the final. continue reading »

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals on Tuesday to lead Real Madrid to a resounding 3-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona and a berth in the Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Soccer Great Diego Maradona in Italy to Deal With $50 Million Tax Bill

Soccer Great Diego Maradona in Italy to Deal With $50 Million Tax Bill

Argentine soccer great and Dubai coach is in Italy to deal with his large tax bill in Italy. While coaching in Italy alleged he racked up a $50 million tax bill that remains unpaid. continue reading »

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 16 Will Include Boxer Victor Ortiz

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 16 Will Include Boxer Victor Ortiz

The contestants for season 16 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars have been announced and among them is boxer Victor Ortiz. The Mexican-American boxer is a former WBC Welterwei continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxer Enrique Collazo Arrested on Hitting Pregnant Ex-Wife

Puerto Rican Boxer Enrique Collazo Arrested on Hitting Pregnant Ex-Wife

Puerto Rican boxer Enrique "Kikin" Collazo has been arrested for slapping and shoving his ex-wife Jocelyn Gonzalez when he showed at the house to pick up their two children. continue reading »

Mexican Tennis Open Will Bring Heightened Security to Acapulco

Mexican Tennis Open Will Bring Heightened Security to Acapulco

Mexican authorities are set to provide heightened security for the upcoming Mexican Open for all tennis professionals and fans in Acapulco in light of recent tourist attacks. continue reading »

Documentary Film Being Made on Legendary Boxing Rivals:  Sugar Leonard and Roberto Duran

Documentary Film Being Made on Legendary Boxing Rivals:  Sugar Leonard and Roberto Duran

In Latino sports news, filmmaker Eric Drath announced he preparing a documentary portraying the boxing rivalry between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard. continue reading »

Tigres Beat Cruz Azul After Villa’s Two Goals

Tigres Beat Cruz Azul After Villa’s Two Goals

Argentine Emanuel Villa scored a pair of goals on the weekend to lead the Tigres to a 2-1 away victory over Cruz Azul in the eighth week of the Mexican Clau continue reading »