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Latinos in Sports

December 2012 Archives

Rafael Nadal WILL Play in 2013 Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal WILL Play in 2013 Barcelona Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since last summer, will play in the Barcelona Open, which will take place April 20-28, 2013, in the northeastern Spanish city, organizers said Thursday. continue reading »

Real Madrid, Barcelona Learn Their Opponents for Knockout Phase

Real Madrid, Barcelona Learn Their Opponents for Knockout Phase

FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia and Malaga will square off against AC Milan, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Porto, respectively, in the Champions League round of 16, whose draw was held on Thursday at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. continue reading »

Monday Night’s Loss Sends Mark Sanchez to the Bench

Monday Night’s Loss Sends Mark Sanchez to the Bench

Quarterback Mark Sanchez has been benched after the New York Jets' most recent defeat, a loss on Monday Night Football that eliminated them from playoff contention. continue reading »

Newtown Shooting Victim Laid to Rest in Victor Cruz Jersey, Footballer Pays Tribute to Slain

Newtown Shooting Victim Laid to Rest in Victor Cruz Jersey, Footballer Pays Tribute to Slain

The sadness continues as the first of those killed in the Newton, Connecticut shooting are being buried this week. One of the lives lost was Jack Pinto, a 6-year-old wrestler, and Victor Cruz fan. continue reading »

Monterrey Coach Congratulates His Team’s Achievements at Club World Cup

Monterrey Coach Congratulates His Team’s Achievements at Club World Cup

Monterrey coach Victor Manuel Vucetich on Tuesday praised his players' performance at the Club World Cup in Japan, where the Mexican team finished in third place. continue reading »

Messi Will Stay with FC Barcelona Through June 2018

Messi Will Stay with FC Barcelona Through June 2018

Soccer star Lionel Messi has agreed to a new contract with FC Barcelona, and it will keep him with Barca through June 2018. The 25-year-old from Argentina has proven time and t continue reading »

Lionel Messi Working with UN Children’s Fund to Help End Infant Mortality

Lionel Messi Working with UN Children’s Fund to Help End Infant Mortality

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, holder of the new record for most goals in a calendar year, called on Monday for action to end infant mortality. continue reading »

Alex Rodriguez Plans to Play Again After Hip Surgery in January

Alex Rodriguez Plans to Play Again After Hip Surgery in January

Injured baseball player Alex Rodriguez recently spoke with TMZ about his upcoming hip surgery. The New York Yankee says he plans to return to the diamond after he's all healed up after his now second hip surgery scheduled for January. continue reading »

Messi’s Goal Record Recognized by Guinness World Records

Messi’s Goal Record Recognized by Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has recognized FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for setting a new mark for most goals in a calendar year - 88 and counting. continue reading »

2012: The Year According to Google Searches

2012: The Year According to Google Searches

Just like Bing and Yahoo!, Google has released its lists of the world’s most searched people, songs, films, shows and news of 2012. Surprisingly, three Brazilian telenovelas and their version of Big Brother made the list of trending TV Shows. continue reading »

Mexico’s Mariel Hawley: Open Water Swimming Tougher than Ironman

Mexico’s Mariel Hawley: Open Water Swimming Tougher than Ironman

Mariel Hawley, the first Mexican woman to achieve the so-called "triple crown" of open water swimming, told Efe Wednesday that her discipline is more demanding than long-d continue reading »

Real Madrid Loses First Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid Loses First Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid lost 2-1 on the road Wednesday to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their round-of-16 clash in the Copa del Rey, but the reigning cup-holders can still advance to the quarterfinals with a win here next week. continue reading »

Turkish Airlines Spot Has Leo Messi Competing with Kobe Bryant (VIDEO)

Turkish Airlines Spot Has Leo Messi Competing with Kobe Bryant (VIDEO)

Turkish Airlines recently called on sports superstars Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant for the airline's new commercial. The soccer and basketball stars are seen on a Turkish Airlines fli continue reading »

Lionel Messi Breaks Gurd Müller’s 40-Year-Old Goal Record

Lionel Messi Breaks Gurd Müller’s 40-Year-Old Goal Record

On December 9, Argentina-born soccer star with FC Barcelona Lionel Messi broke the long-standing record for number of goals scored in a single calendar year. continue reading »

Real Madrid Comes From Behind to Defeat Real Valladolid

Real Madrid Comes From Behind to Defeat Real Valladolid

Real Madrid toughed out a 3-2 come-from-behind road victory over Real Valladolid on Saturday thanks in large measure to the play of German midfielder Mesut Ozil, keeping its fading Spanish league hopes alive. continue reading »