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Latinos in Sports

February 2013 Archives

Nadal Calls for Player Blood Testing, Regular Publishing of Results

Nadal Calls for Player Blood Testing, Regular Publishing of Results

Spain's Rafael Nadal called on the International Tennis Federation to conduct anti-doping blood tests and regularly publish the results to ensure the sport is clean. continue reading »

Get the Tissues: Special Needs Teen Scores Thanks to Opposing Team Member (VIDEO)

Get the Tissues: Special Needs Teen Scores Thanks to Opposing Team Member (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, a Texas teen with a developmental disability was given a moment he'll never forget. The team manager for El Paso's Coronado High School, Mitchell Marcus, has always be continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Heads to Copa del Rey Finals with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid Heads to Copa del Rey Finals with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid played to a 2-2 draw with Sevilla here Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal, which was sufficient to win 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the final. continue reading »

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals on Tuesday to lead Real Madrid to a resounding 3-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona and a berth in the Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Soccer Great Diego Maradona in Italy to Deal With $50 Million Tax Bill

Soccer Great Diego Maradona in Italy to Deal With $50 Million Tax Bill

Argentine soccer great and Dubai coach is in Italy to deal with his large tax bill in Italy. While coaching in Italy alleged he racked up a $50 million tax bill that remains unpaid. continue reading »

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 16 Will Include Boxer Victor Ortiz

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 16 Will Include Boxer Victor Ortiz

The contestants for season 16 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars have been announced and among them is boxer Victor Ortiz. The Mexican-American boxer is a former WBC Welterwei continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxer Enrique Collazo Arrested on Hitting Pregnant Ex-Wife

Puerto Rican Boxer Enrique Collazo Arrested on Hitting Pregnant Ex-Wife

Puerto Rican boxer Enrique "Kikin" Collazo has been arrested for slapping and shoving his ex-wife Jocelyn Gonzalez when he showed at the house to pick up their two children. continue reading »

Mexican Tennis Open Will Bring Heightened Security to Acapulco

Mexican Tennis Open Will Bring Heightened Security to Acapulco

Mexican authorities are set to provide heightened security for the upcoming Mexican Open for all tennis professionals and fans in Acapulco in light of recent tourist attacks. continue reading »

Documentary Film Being Made on Legendary Boxing Rivals:  Sugar Leonard and Roberto Duran

Documentary Film Being Made on Legendary Boxing Rivals:  Sugar Leonard and Roberto Duran

In Latino sports news, filmmaker Eric Drath announced he preparing a documentary portraying the boxing rivalry between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard. continue reading »

Tigres Beat Cruz Azul After Villa’s Two Goals

Tigres Beat Cruz Azul After Villa’s Two Goals

Argentine Emanuel Villa scored a pair of goals on the weekend to lead the Tigres to a 2-1 away victory over Cruz Azul in the eighth week of the Mexican Clau continue reading »

Tigres Take First Place in Liga MX Clausura

Tigres Take First Place in Liga MX Clausura

Tigres beat Cruz Azul 2-1 to take first place in the Liga MX Clausura as second-place Atlas managed only a scoreless tie against relegation-bound Queretaro. continue reading »

Nadal Says Mexican Open Will be Good Test for Knee

Nadal Says Mexican Open Will be Good Test for Knee

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who is on the comeback trail after a seven-month hiatus due to an injury, said this week's Mexican Open will provide a good test for his left knee. continue reading »

Spaniard David Ferrer Wins Second Capo Claro Tournament

Spaniard David Ferrer Wins Second Capo Claro Tournament

In Latino sports news, Spaniard David Ferrer won his second Copa Claro tennis tournament putting him in the tennis history books. Ferrer is the first player to achieve back to back title at Copa in 35 years. continue reading »

Tennis Star Nadal Confirms Hotel Partnership in Cozumel

Tennis Star Nadal Confirms Hotel Partnership in Cozumel

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal confirmed that U.S.-based hotel management company AMResorts will operate two hotels he owns on the Mexican Caribbean island of Cozumel. continue reading »

U.S. Government to Join Lance Armstrong Lawsuit

U.S. Government to Join Lance Armstrong Lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department will notify a federal court Friday of its plans to become a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against American former road cyclist Lance Armstrong by an ex-teammate, NBC News reported, citing legal sources. continue reading »