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Latinos in Sports

July 2013 Archives

Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera Garnered Standing Ovation At All-Star Game

Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera Garnered Standing Ovation At All-Star Game

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made his final appearance in baseball's mid-summer classic one for the storybooks, throwing a perfect eighth inning and receiving a standing ovation from his peers during the American League's 3-0 victory over the National League at the All-Star Game. continue reading »

Edinson Cavani Joins Paris Saint-Germain for $84 Million

Edinson Cavani Joins Paris Saint-Germain for $84 Million

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Tuesday that it has signed Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani to a five-year contract. The defending Ligue 1 champion paid Napoli 64 million euros ($84 million) - a record in French soccer - for Cavani, who led Italy's Serie A with 29 goals last season. continue reading »

Real Madrid Earns Top Spot on Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchise List

Real Madrid Earns Top Spot on Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchise List

Spanish soccer club Real Madrid is worth $3.3 billion, making it the most valuable sports franchise on the planet, Forbes magazine said Monday in its annual list. continue reading »

Carlos Berlocq Beats Verdasco in Swedish Open Final

Carlos Berlocq Beats Verdasco in Swedish Open Final

Argentina's Carlos Berlocq, who is ranked 74th in the world, won his first ATP Tour title on Sunday, defeating Spain's Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-1 in the the final of the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Museum Dedicated “Exclusive” Space for Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona Museum Dedicated “Exclusive” Space for Lionel Messi

The Argentine striker of the FC Barcelona soccer club, Leo Messi, now has his own "exclusive" space dedicated to him in the Barca Museum, an honor no player ever achieved before, the Catalan club announced Saturday. continue reading »

Famed Car Driven by Fangio Sold for $26.4 Million

Famed Car Driven by Fangio Sold for $26.4 Million

The Mercedes-Benz W196 with which legendary Argentine racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio won the second of his five Formula One world titles was sold Friday at auction for 17.5 million pounds ($26.4 million). continue reading »

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro Suffered Sprain At Wimbledon

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro Suffered Sprain At Wimbledon

Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro suffered a "slight sprain" in his left knee during this year's Wimbledon, the Telam official news agency reported. continue reading »

Spanish Midfielder Asier Illarramendi Signed to Real Madrid

Spanish Midfielder Asier Illarramendi Signed to Real Madrid

Real Madrid has signed Spanish midfielder Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad after paying a big buy-out clause, ending his long relationship with the fellow La Liga side. continue reading »

Brazilian Sporting Director Leonardo Leaves PSG

Brazilian Sporting Director Leonardo Leaves PSG

Former Brazilian international Leonardo plans to leave his post as sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain, French television network beIn Sport said Wednesday. continue reading »

Latin Flavor in “ESPN Body” Issue 2013

Latin Flavor in “ESPN Body” Issue 2013

Every year ESPN Magazine features 30 athletes in the "Body Issue." These nude or semi-nude photos showcase the athletes' toned bodies. Athletes featured in previous years include the MLB's Nelson Cruz and José Reyes as well as Colombian golfer Camilo Villegas. continue reading »

David Villa Passes Atletico Madrid Medical Tests

David Villa Passes Atletico Madrid Medical Tests

Spanish international David Villa, the latest acquisition of Atletico Madrid, passed his medical, the capital club said Tuesday. Villa arrived in Madrid late Monday, just hours after FC Barcelona announced his transfer to Atletico in a deal that is potentially worth up to 5.1 million euros ($6.55 million). continue reading »

Victor Cruz: NY Giants New $46 Million-Dollar Man

Victor Cruz: NY Giants New $46 Million-Dollar Man

The New York Giants have signed wide receiver Victor Cruz, who is known for his salsa-dancing touchdown celebrations, to a five-year, $45.879 million contract extension. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Reaches Deal with Atletico Madrid for David Villa

FC Barcelona Reaches Deal with Atletico Madrid for David Villa

Spanish international David Villa is on his way from FC Barcelona to Atletico Madrid in a deal that is potentially worth up to 5.1 million euros ($6.55 million), Barça said Monday. continue reading »

You’ll Never Guess Where Cristiano Ronaldo Opened Up a Soccer Academy?

You’ll Never Guess Where Cristiano Ronaldo Opened Up a Soccer Academy?

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo inaugurated a soccer academy over the weekend in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, along with Ukraine's Andriy Shevchenko. continue reading »

UFC 162: Anderson Silva Loses Middleweight Title to Chris Weidman

UFC 162: Anderson Silva Loses Middleweight Title to Chris Weidman

In one of the most stunning victories in recent UFC history, Anderson "The Spider" Silva was knocked out by Chris Weidman in UFC 162 on Saturday. Silva, who has long been one of the world's best continue reading »