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Latinos in Sports

January 2013 Archives

Tennis Star Venus Williams Dating Cuban Hottie Elio Alberto Pis

Tennis Star Venus Williams Dating Cuban Hottie Elio Alberto Pis

Cuban model Eli Alberto Pis is reportedly the new boy toy of tennis superstar Venus Williams. According to People magazine, the 24-year-old model and the 32-year-old tennis pro have been dating for several months. continue reading »

Serena Williams Knocked Out of Aussie Open by Teen Sloane Stephens

Serena Williams Knocked Out of Aussie Open by Teen Sloane Stephens

American teenager Sloane Stephens produced the biggest upset of the 2013 Australian Open, knocking fellow American Serena Williams out of the tournament with continue reading »

Roger Federer Earns Spot in Aussie Open Semis for Tenth Consecutive Year

Roger Federer Earns Spot in Aussie Open Semis for Tenth Consecutive Year

Roger Federer survived a hard-fought battle against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Wednesday night at the Australian Open, outlasting the Frenchman 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3 to book a spot in the semifinals of this Grand Slam event for the 10th consecutive year. continue reading »

Sami Khedira: Real Madrid Needs Better Defense, No More Easy Goals

Sami Khedira: Real Madrid Needs Better Defense, No More Easy Goals

German center-fielder Sami Khedira engaged in some self-criticism for the bad run Real Madrid has had and emphasized the team's improvement after speaking continue reading »

Shakira and Pique Welcome Baby Boy, Name Him Milan

Shakira and Pique Welcome Baby Boy, Name Him Milan

Colombian singer Shakira gave birth to her first child - a boy - in a Barcelona hospital on Tuesday, her family confirmed in a communique. continue reading »

Ferrer Beats Fellow Spaniard Almagro to Advance in Australian Open

Ferrer Beats Fellow Spaniard Almagro to Advance in Australian Open

Spain's David Ferrer, the No. 4 seed, staged a furious comeback against countryman Nicolas Almagro and walked away with a 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 win in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. continue reading »

Negotiation to Bring Brazil’s Kaka Back to AC Milan from Real Madrid Falls Apart

Negotiation to Bring Brazil’s Kaka Back to AC Milan from Real Madrid Falls Apart

Negotiations aimed at bringing Brazilian midfielder Kaka back to AC Milan from Real Madrid have ended in failure, the Italian club's chief executive said Monday. continue reading »

Argentine Carlos Define Helps End Houston Rockets Losing Streak

Argentine Carlos Define Helps End Houston Rockets Losing Streak

James Harden's 29-point performance allowed the Houston Rockets to end their seven-game losing streak Monday with a 100-94 road win over the Charlotte Bobcats. continue reading »

Super Bowl 2013 Match Up:  Ravens v 49ers

Super Bowl 2013 Match Up:  Ravens v 49ers

Outstanding play by quarterback Joe Flacco and stifling defense led the Baltimore Ravens to a surprise 28-13 road victory over the New England Patriots and a berth in the Super Bowl, where they will take on the San Francisco 49ers. continue reading »

Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Dies, Age 82

Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Dies, Age 82

Baseball Hall of Fame member Earl Weaver, who managed the Baltimore Orioles, died from an apparent heart attack while on a Caribbean cruise. He was 82. continue reading »

Argentine Lionel Messi Donates $200,000 to Sports Facility in his Hometown

Argentine Lionel Messi Donates $200,000 to Sports Facility in his Hometown

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi donated nearly 1 million pesos (about $202,000) to a sports facility used by children from low-income families in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, his foundation said. continue reading »

Real Sociedad Defeats Barcelona Thanks to “Chory” Castro’s 2 Goals

Real Sociedad Defeats Barcelona Thanks to “Chory” Castro’s 2 Goals

Two goals by the Uruguayan Gonzalo "Chory" Castro led home team Real Sociedad to a 3-2 win over league-leader Barcelona after trailing 0-2 in the first half. continue reading »

J.J. Abrams Secures Rights to Create Lance Armstron Biopic

J.J. Abrams Secures Rights to Create Lance Armstron Biopic

Paramount Pictures and film producer J.J. Abrams are planning to bring the career of disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong to the big screen, The Hollywood Reporter said. continue reading »

Phoenix Suns Fire Coach Alvin Gentry After Losing Streak

Phoenix Suns Fire Coach Alvin Gentry After Losing Streak

Alvin Gentry stepped down as coach of the NBA Phoenix Suns on Friday after reaching an agreement with management. The Suns posted a record of 158-144 under Gentry, who took charge of the team in February 2009. continue reading »

Manti Te’o Rebounded from Fake Girlfriend’s Death with Alexandra del Pilar

Manti Te’o Rebounded from Fake Girlfriend’s Death with Alexandra del Pilar

By now everyone has heard the bizarre tale of how Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o either created or was duped by someone pretending to be his online girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, who was thought to have died from cancer. continue reading »