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Soccer Star Messi Welcomes First Child

Soccer Star Messi Welcomes First Child

Thiago Messi Rocuzzo, the first child of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and Antonella Rocuzzo, was born Friday at Barcelona's USP hospital. continue reading »

Pascual Perez Killed In Assault at Dominican Republic Home

Pascual Perez Killed In Assault at Dominican Republic Home

Former Dominican Republic pitcher Pascual Perez was killed in an armed robbery on Thursday. continue reading »

Spanish Soccer Club, Atletico Madrid, Offers Fans a Final Resting Place After Cremation

Spanish Soccer Club, Atletico Madrid, Offers Fans a Final Resting Place After Cremation

Spain's Atletico Madrid may lack the championship pedigree of cross-town rivals Real Madrid or FC Barcelona, but it can boast of being the first soccer club to offer an eternal resting place for its ultra-loyal fan base. continue reading »

Tim Tebow Steps Out with New Girlfriend Camilla Belle in Florida

Tim Tebow Steps Out with New Girlfriend Camilla Belle in Florida

Tim Tebow, the kneeling quarterback now with the New York Jets, seemed to confirm his rumored relationship with actress Camilla Belle this week. The two stepped out in Jacksonville, Fla., where Tebow grew up, continue reading »

Four Latin American Players Win Gold Gloves for 2012 MLB Season

Four Latin American Players Win Gold Gloves for 2012 MLB Season

Four Latin American players won Gold Gloves for their outstanding fielding during the 2012 Major League Baseball season. They include New York Yankees second baseman continue reading »

Minnesota Timberwolves Keep Ricky Rubio on for 2013-14 Season

Minnesota Timberwolves Keep Ricky Rubio on for 2013-14 Season

The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised an option on the contract of point guard Ricky Rubio, meaning the Spaniard will continue to play for the team through the end of the 2013-2014 season. continue reading »

Victor Cruz Close to Extending His Contract with NY Giants

Victor Cruz Close to Extending His Contract with NY Giants

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz says he is on track to signing a contract extension with the reigning Super Bowl champions. "From what I hear, they've just agreed on the structure right now," the 25-year-old Cruz, whose mother is Puerto Rican, told WFAN radio on Tuesday. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Messi Officially on Spain’s Top 10 Scoring List

Barcelona’s Messi Officially on Spain’s Top 10 Scoring List

Argentine superstar Leo Messi, who scored two goals in Barcelona's win Saturday night over Rayo Vallecano, is now 10th on the Spanish League's Top 10 list of scorers, tying former Seville player Juan Arza at 182 goals. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Launches Campaign to Make Falcao FIFA’s Player of the Year

Atletico Madrid Launches Campaign to Make Falcao FIFA’s Player of the Year

Atletico Madrid has launched a campaign promoting Colombian striker Radamel Falcao's bid to become the 2012 FIFA world player of the year. The Spanish soccer club uploaded a video Friday in support of the player on its Web site and also created the hashtag #UnTigreDeOro for use on social-networking sites, a reference to the player's nickname "El Tigre" (The Tiger). continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Missing Paris Masters and World Tour Finals Due to Knee Injury

Rafael Nadal Missing Paris Masters and World Tour Finals Due to Knee Injury

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal confirmed Thursday that he will not compete in the Paris Masters or the season-ending World Tour Finals in London due to a nagging knee injury. continue reading »

Welcome to Latinos in Sports

Welcome to our new Latinos in Sports blog. continue reading »

A Daughter, a Salsa, and the Super Bowl. NY Giants’ Victor Cruz Has Had Quite a Year

A Daughter, a Salsa, and the Super Bowl. NY Giants’ Victor Cruz Has Had Quite a Year

Salsa-dancing receiver Victor Cruz has had quite a football season. As his team heads into Sunday‚Äôs Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, the Puerto Rican sensation caps off a fantastic year. continue reading »