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Dos Santos loses his opponent, Miami loses home opener

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Welcome back to another exciting edition of Being Latino Deportes! We had a short hiatus last week while we were ‘April Fooling’ (sorry Mets fans), but we’re back with all the sports action that you missed.

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Overeem questionable – dos Santos to face mystery opponent.
The fate of the much hyped and promoted UFC 146 was cast into doubt this week, as Alistair Overeem confirmed what could be easily seen with the naked eye – testing positive for steroids. Overeem was slated to fight Junior dos Santos in a highly anticipated heavyweight bout. Overeem must now await consequences from the Nevada Athletic Commission, who will ultimately determine if he will compete. It was confirmed that Junior dos Santos will be fighting in the event, but it is yet unknown if he will face Overeem or another opponent. So odds are, they’re not just going to let dos Santos have the win. Shame.

The Miami Marlins open their new home with a loss to the St.Louis Cardinals.
The new-look Miami Marlins opened their new home in Little Havana, Marlins Park, with a loss to the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. The state-of the art ball park was just as big an attraction. The goal of the stadium design was to make a stadium that was distinctly Miami in nature, reflecting the bright and Latino nature of the city. The new home of the Marlins boast lime green walls, a tropical fish tank back stop, and perhaps the gaudiest home run feature that ever existed. Jose Feliciano performed a rousing version of the National Anthem, and the great Muhammad Ali was present for the first pitch.

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All this fanfare was fruitless, as the Cardinals dominated the Fish for the majority of the game, as Kyle Lohse held the Marlins to no hits over seven innings. There was some doubt how the Cards would perform in light of the departure of star first baseman Albert Pujols. The Angry Birds put those fears to rest, as Carlos Beltran, Rafael Furcal, and the new lineup contributed four runs and thirteen hits.

Stay tuned, sports fans – we’ll be back next Friday with more sports action.

About Ryan Almodovar

Ryan Almodovar was born in Queens, NY, but was transplanted to Lancaster, PA – the heart of Amish country, at an early age. Growing up in a small city that is completely surrounded by fields has let him develop many interests, including jazz music, songwriting, short stories, and exploring the vast farmlands – simply because there wasn’t too much else to do there. A love of writing, thinking outside the box, and his Puerto Rican culture led him to a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Spanish from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Ryan is a mild-mannered banker during the day, and though he may claim to fight crime at night, you are most likely to find him relaxing by playing guitar, watching baseball games, or working on a novel that never seems to get finished. You can read more of Ryan’s work at his blog, Awkward and Dangerous.

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