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Latinos in Sports

December 2012 Archives

Player Poll: FC Barcelona Will Win Champions League

Player Poll: FC Barcelona Will Win Champions League

A plurality of players in Germany's Bundesliga expect FC Barcelona to emerge triumphant from the 2012-2013 Champions League. continue reading »

Mexican Soccer Legend Salvador Reyes Passes Away, Age 76

Mexican Soccer Legend Salvador Reyes Passes Away, Age 76

Salvador Reyes, a legendary player for Guadalajara's Chivas and the Mexican national soccer team, has died from colon cancer, the team said. He was 76. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Crowned 2012’s “King of European Soccer”

Lionel Messi Crowned 2012’s “King of European Soccer”

Argentine striker Leo Messi has been elected the "King of European Soccer" for the fourth consecutive season in the annual press poll conducted by the Uruguayan daily El Pais and whose results were released Sunday. continue reading »

Spanish Tennis Player Nicolas Almargo Reaches Finals in Abu Dhabi

Spanish Tennis Player Nicolas Almargo Reaches Finals in Abu Dhabi

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, 11th in the rankings, advanced to the final of the exhibition event in Abu Dhabi with wins Friday over David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic. continue reading »

Nadal Suffering from Stomach Flu, Will Miss Australian Open

Nadal Suffering from Stomach Flu, Will Miss Australian Open

World No. 4 Rafael Nadal said Friday that a stomach flu will prevent him from taking part in the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Soccer Star Jefferson Montero Looking to Return to Spain

Ecuadorian Soccer Star Jefferson Montero Looking to Return to Spain

Jefferson Montero, an Ecuadorian midfielder with Mexico's Morelia, said he wanted to return to play in Spain, where he was a member of Real Betis from 2009 to 2012. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Best Goal Scorer Amongst 60 Main Soccer Leagues - 2012

Lionel Messi Best Goal Scorer Amongst 60 Main Soccer Leagues - 2012

Argentine forward Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona was the best goal scorer of the 60 main leagues in the world in 2012, managing 50 goals in 37 games, and was also the most effective, with 1.35 goals per match, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, or IFFHS, says. continue reading »

Rafa Benitez Hopes to Lure Barcelona’s David Villa to Chelsea

Rafa Benitez Hopes to Lure Barcelona’s David Villa to Chelsea

Chelsea coach Rafa Benitez plans to make an offer to FC Barcelona next month for forward David Villa in an effort to bolster the London club's roster, The Daily Mirror reported Wednesday. continue reading »

“Tales of Masked Men” Shines a Light On Mexico’s Lucha Libre (VIDEOS)

“Tales of Masked Men” Shines a Light On Mexico’s Lucha Libre (VIDEOS)

This graphics segment is featured in "Tales of Masked Men," a new PBS documentary about Lucha Libre. The film was directed and produced by Carlos Avila. continue reading »

Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Announces Addition of Jose Luis Chavez

Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Announces Addition of Jose Luis Chavez

Bolivian midfielder Jose Luis Chavez will play for Mexico's Atlas soccer team starting with the Clausura 2013 tournament, the club said in a statement. continue reading »

Death Threats Against Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Leads to Legal Action

Death Threats Against Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Leads to Legal Action

Mexico's Atlas soccer team plans to take legal action against the fans who unfurled two banners bearing threatening messages at club offices last week, team executives said. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Tops 2012 Spanish Soccer League

FC Barcelona Tops 2012 Spanish Soccer League

FC Barcelona emerged as the winter champions in the Spanish soccer league for 2012 by notching three more points for an accumulated total of 49 out of 51 possible since the start of the season. continue reading »

Shakira and Pique’s Son To Be Made FC Barcelona Member at Birth

Shakira and Pique’s Son To Be Made FC Barcelona Member at Birth

Following in the footsteps of his father, the son that Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique and Colombian singer Shakira expect this January will be an FC Barcelona soccer club member from the minute he is born. continue reading »

Iraq Denies Interest in Hiring Diego Maradona For National Soccer Team

Iraq Denies Interest in Hiring Diego Maradona For National Soccer Team

Iraq's soccer federation categorically denied any interest in hiring former Argentine great Diego Maradona to coach its national team. continue reading »

Iraq Wants Diego Maradona to Coach the National Soccer Team

Iraq Wants Diego Maradona to Coach the National Soccer Team

Diego Maradona is the leading candidate to become the next coach of Iraq's national soccer team, an Argentine sports executive said Thursday. continue reading »