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March 2013 Archives

Sony Open: Spain’s Silvia Soler Espinosa Moves On to 2nd Round

Sony Open: Spain’s Silvia Soler Espinosa Moves On to 2nd Round

Spain's Silvia Soler Espinosa defeated France's Pauline Parmentier 6-0, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2 in the first round at the Sony Open in Miami. Soler Espinosa needed two hours and three minutes continue reading »

Liverpool Says Not Interested in Selling Suarez

Liverpool Says Not Interested in Selling Suarez

Liverpool has no interest in selling Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, the Premier League club's managing director said Thursday. "Last summer he signed a new four-year contract and we have no desire to sell continue reading »

Michael Jordan’s Cuban Fiancée Reportedly Signs Prenup

Michael Jordan’s Cuban Fiancée Reportedly Signs Prenup

Former Chicago Bull Michael Jordan is worth more than half a billion dollars and he is not looking to lose another large chunk of that in another divorce. Jordan, 50, is set to marry Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto in continue reading »

Lionel Messi Gets Tattoo of Son’s Hands, Name

Lionel Messi Gets Tattoo of Son’s Hands, Name

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi this week in the elimination match between Argentina and Venezuela for the 2014 World Cup will debut a tattoo on his left leg with the name and the hands of his son Thiago. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Beats Puerto Rico to Win World Baseball Classic

Dominican Republic Beats Puerto Rico to Win World Baseball Classic

The Dominican Republic came out on top in the third edition of the World Baseball Classic, shutting out Puerto Rico 3-0 in the final to complete its undefeated run to the championship. continue reading »

IOC Inspects Madrid’s Olympic Park for 2020 Bid

IOC Inspects Madrid’s Olympic Park for 2020 Bid

The Madrid 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee on Tuesday showed IOC representatives the strong public support for the city's bid, presented proof of its financial ability to host the Games and unveiled what it hopes will be its trump card: the Olympic Park. continue reading »

Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic Final

Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic Final

In Latino Sports News, it will be Puerto Rico facing the Dominican Republic in the final World Baseball Classic. Dominican Republic won over the Netherlands to secure a spot in the finals. continue reading »

Lionel Messi No Longer Highest Earning Soccer Player, David Beckham Is

Lionel Messi No Longer Highest Earning Soccer Player, David Beckham Is

In Latin America soccer news, Argentine great Lionel Messi is no longer the world's highest earning soccer player. As of 2012 Dave Beckham out earned Messi by $1 million euros thanks in great part to his endorsement deals and not his soccer salary. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Advances to Finals of World Baseball Classic

Puerto Rico Advances to Finals of World Baseball Classic

Buoyed by strong pitching and a two-run home run off the bat of Alex Rios, Puerto Rico defeated Japan 3-1 here to advance to the final of the World Baseball Classic. continue reading »

Rafa Nadal IS BACK! Wins Indian Wells Title

Rafa Nadal IS BACK! Wins Indian Wells Title

In Latino sports news, let there be no doubt that Rafael Nadal is back. The Spaniard rallied this weekend back from a set and break down against Juan Martin del Potro to win his third Indian Wells title. continue reading »

Spain’s Fernando Alonso Finishes 2nd to Kimi Raikkonenat Australian Grand Prix

Spain’s Fernando Alonso Finishes 2nd to Kimi Raikkonenat Australian Grand Prix

Brazil's Felipe Massa finishes 4th. Finland's Kimi Raikkonen - driving for Lotus - has taken the early lead in the 2013 international Formula One continue reading »

Spain’s Nadal to Face Argentina’s Del Potro in Indian Wells final

Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-4, 7-5 in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, and will play Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro for the championship on Sunday. continue reading »

Spaniard Ricky Rubio Hopes to Represent Country in European Basketball Championship

Spaniard Ricky Rubio Hopes to Represent Country in European Basketball Championship

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, a Spaniard, is continuing to adjust to the competition in the NBA after the serious injury to his left knee he suffered last season, and he said he is convinced that he will be back to normal by summer so that he can play with the Spanish national team in the European Basketball Championship. continue reading »

Cuban Pitcher Yadier Pedroso Dies in Car Accident, Age 26

Cuban Pitcher Yadier Pedroso Dies in Car Accident, Age 26

Cuban pitcher Yadier Pedroso, a member of the national baseball team that played in the 3rd World Classic, died in a traffic accident on the weekend, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Heads to First World Baseball Classic Semifinals

Puerto Rico Heads to First World Baseball Classic Semifinals

Puerto Rico has reached the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the first time after scoring a 4-3 victory over the United States, who were eliminated from this international competition. continue reading »