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Latinos in Sports

January 2013 Archives

Nets Center Brook Lopez Names to NBA All-Star Reserve List

Nets Center Brook Lopez Names to NBA All-Star Reserve List

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has been named by NBA Commissioner David Stern as an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve. continue reading »

Agencies seize more than $13.6 million in fake NFL merchandise during ‘Operation Red Zone’

Agencies seize more than $13.6 million in fake NFL merchandise during ‘Operation Red Zone’

Speaking at a National Football League (NFL) news conference Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton and NFL Vice President for Legal Affairs Anastasia Danias announced the record-breaking results of a nationwide enforcement operation. The initiative, dubbed 'Operation Red Zone,' commenced Sept. 1, 2012 continue reading »

Miami Heat Defeat Brooklyn Nets 105-85 in NYC

Miami Heat Defeat Brooklyn Nets 105-85 in NYC

LeBron James let his game do the talking after some brash comments by a Brooklyn Nets player, leading his defending-champion Miami Heat to a 105-85 road victory over the New York City team at the Barclays Center. continue reading »

Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez Linked to Performance Enhancement Drugs Clinic in Miami

Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez Linked to Performance Enhancement Drugs Clinic in Miami

A new report out on Tuesday claims that Alex Rodriguez was just one of many star baseball players who received banned performance enhancing drugs from a Miami anti-aging clinic. continue reading »

FIFA General Sec. on Claims Qatar Bought 2022 World Cup: No Comment

FIFA General Sec. on Claims Qatar Bought 2022 World Cup: No Comment

The general secretary of soccer governing body FIFA declined to comment here Wednesday on charges by France Football magazine that Qatar paid bribes for the right to host the 2022 World Cup. continue reading »

Real Madrid vs Barca Tie in First Leg of Copa de Rey Semifinal

Real Madrid vs Barca Tie in First Leg of Copa de Rey Semifinal

Archrivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona put on a magnificent display of soccer here Wednesday in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal, which ended in a 1-1 draw. continue reading »

Arsenal Manager Says Barça Won’t Discuss Selling David Villa

Arsenal Manager Says Barça Won’t Discuss Selling David Villa

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that FC Barcelona has rejected the Gunners' overture for an accord that would send forward David Villa to London. continue reading »

Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers to Win Over Hornets

Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers to Win Over Hornets

The Los Angeles Lakers won their third straight game thanks to another unselfish performance from Kobe Bryant, who handed out 11 assists to lead his team to a hard-fought 111-106 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. continue reading »

‘Lucha Libre’ Wrestler RJ Brewer: Crusader Against Illegal Immigration (VIDEO)

‘Lucha Libre’ Wrestler RJ Brewer: Crusader Against Illegal Immigration (VIDEO)

Professional wrestler "RJ Brewer" is El Mero Malo, the chief bad guy on "Lucha Libre USA," a Mexican-themed wrestling tour. Unmasked and unapologetic, RJ Brewer is an unlikely crusader against illegal immigration on the tour who has become continue reading »

Italian Striker Balotelli Leaving Manchester City for AC Milan

Italian Striker Balotelli Leaving Manchester City for AC Milan

Manchester City and AC Milan reached an agreement that will send Italian international Mario Balotelli home to play for the Rossoneri, the acquiring club said Tuesday. continue reading »

Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo to Design Underwear for JBS

Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo to Design Underwear for JBS

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will design a line of men's underwear for the Danish firm JBS Textile Group, the company said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spanish Center Marc Gasol Has Best Game in this Memphis Grizzlies Season

Spanish Center Marc Gasol Has Best Game in this Memphis Grizzlies Season

Spanish center Marc Gasol had the hot hand in the Memphis Grizzlies 103-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring 27 points. continue reading »

Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35

Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35

Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks threw three touchdown passes and veteran New York Giants QB Eli Manning added two more scoring continue reading »

Barca Midfielder Xavi Hernandez Gets Contract Extension Until June 2016

Barca Midfielder Xavi Hernandez Gets Contract Extension Until June 2016

Midfielder Xavi Hernandez has signed a contract extension that will keep him with FC Barcelona through June 2016, the club said Monday. continue reading »

Messi: I Don’t Care About My Records, It’s About Team Wins

Messi: I Don’t Care About My Records, It’s About Team Wins

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said in an interview published over the weekend that he did not care about records and only wanted to help his club and the Argentine national team win. continue reading »