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Latino Makes History During NBA Draft

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Karl-Anthony Towns, 19, a young man of Dominican descent, has made NBA draft history as the first Latino in 68 years to be selected first overall draft pick. The 6-foot-11 Towns averaged 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in just 21 minutes per game. The New Jersey native, whose mother is Dominican-American and father is African American, was Read More

Investing in Soccer means investing in economic growth

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Consider the following statistics about the growth, viewership and reach of soccer in the United States as reported by SOCCER.com:   The average attendance of Major League Soccer (MLS) is 18,470 people per match, more than pro basketball and pro hockey and only behind the NFL and MLB Forbes The 2014 World Cup final was Read More

Victor Espinoza is first Latino to win Triple Crown

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Espinoza was born in Hidalgo, Mexico and developed his work ethic by working on a dairy farm. He loved to ride horses on the farm, but it wasn’t until he was 15 years old that he traveled to Cancún, Mexico to help his brother as a Quarter trainer. As a means to pay for jockey school, Read More

FIFA Governing Body Scandal

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In what has become one of the most important news in the world of sports, FIFA’s governing body voted Sepp Blatter to an unprecedented fifth term amid the two current criminal investigations against it.  Very early on Wednesday morning news broke of Swiss authorities raiding the hotel where FIFA officials were staying and arresting a Read More

Black-Latinos not a myth in baseball?

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When the color barrier was broken by Jackie Robinson in 1947, it ensured that all individuals would have the opportunity to participate in the game of baseball. The significance of racial integration played a role in not only African American inclusion, but also black Latinos. During early integration a significant majority of Latino stars were Afro-Latinos. Today, we Read More

Luis Silva delivering more than goals

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“I have a big thing about giving back every time. I always said, if I ever make it, even if it’s not in a big way, I am always going to do something any way I can.”  – Luis Silva Growing up in the inner city, Silva knows exactly what it is to struggle to Read More

Pacquiao facing disciplinary action and lawsuit

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It was supposed to be the “Fight Of The Century,” the most anticipated sports event in recent history, the fight that would determine once and for all who is the greatest fighter of this generational. Almost six years in the making, the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight turned out to be a dud. Mayweather “fought” exactly as he’s Read More

Comebacker Strikes Indians Pitcher

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Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco may have a guardian angel looking after him; Carrasco was struck on the face by a line drive hit by Chicago’s Melky Cabrera in the 4-1 loss to the White Sox last week and only suffered a bruised jaw and a swollen face.  No broken bones, no major injuries.  He’s now Read More

ARod apologizes to the Yankees

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Alex Rodriguez, a well known baseball player amassing a .299 batting average, 654 home runs, and 2,939 hits are among a few of those amazing accomplishments this talented Latino has surpassed. Without a doubt, Rodriguez’ successes have not been overlooked, comparing him with such names as Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and the one and only Babe Read More

Ronaldo at thirty

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It seems like turning 30 is a great deal. Men believe they are in the best physical shape of their lives. At 30, you have gone through so many experiences, you feel as though you are wise. You feel accomplished. You are at that breakthrough moment of your career, you just got engaged or married, Read More