World Cup 2022: Messi, Argentina Reach Fútbol Greatness
Lionel says he wants to keep playing for the Argentinian team, so maybe we’ll see him in another World cup. But for now, the Messi-Ronaldo debate has ended for many, and Argentina has won their first World Cup in 36 years, their third all-time—and one that will resonate in the proud fútbol nation forever.
World Cup 2022: One More Time for Argentina, One Last Chance for Messi
Lionel Messi and Argentina set their sights on World Cup glory in Sunday’s final against France. For Messi, it means one last chance to cap his amazing legacy with the biggest prize in the world’s most popular sports tournament.
US, Mexico Soccer Teams Heading in Opposite Directions (OPINION)
While Team USA has far more signs of hope, given that their players are ascending, competing in top leagues, and have reached the Round of 16 after an eight-year absence, Mexico just had their worst World Cup showing in decades, with a roster led by highly experienced but old veterans.
World Cup 2022: Leaving Pepi Home a Missed Opportunity for US Team
Ricardo Pepi was left off the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup roster after giving stellar performances in the qualifying matches — and even after the 19-year-old Mexican American chose to play for the U.S. team over the Mexican one. Will his fate convince dual nationals in the future to choose otherwise?
Latinos Horford, Toscano-Anderson Make History in NBA Finals
The two Latino players —the Boston Celtics’ Al Horford a Dominican, and the Golden State Warriors’ Juan Toscano-Anderson of Mexican descent— are now going head-to-head in the 2022 NBA Finals.
Restoring the Legacy of Pancho Gonzales, Tennis’ Forgotten GOAT
Pancho Gonzales might be the greatest tennis player you’ve never heard of. But how could a former top-ranked player, who won 15 major singles titles and is the greatest Latino tennis star America has ever produced, get lost in time?
Amanda Serrano, Women’s Boxing Finally Cash In
Since The Ring magazine was established 100 years ago this year, no women have won the coveted Fight of the Year award. And until this past Saturday, no two female boxers ever combined to earn as much money from a single fight, banking seven figures each.
Lacrosse Group Looks to Grow Sport Among Puerto Ricans
Latino Rebels spoke to Sophia Lugo, a member of Puerto Rico Lacrosse and the assistant coach of the women’s senior national team, about the campaign to get more Puerto Ricans, and Latinos in general, involved in the sport.
Latino Players to Watch During March Madness
here are some of the many standout Latino college basketball players to keep your eye on this month as their teams progress through the NCAA Tournament. Call it “Latino Madness.”
NBA 2K League’s First Mexico-Based Team Ready for Inaugural Season
Last week DUX Gaming, the NBA 2K League’s groundbreaking, Latin America-based team, made a number of announcements ahead of their inaugural season. An esports league under the NBA umbrella founded in 2017, the NBA 2K League centers on play of the famed video game franchise ‘NBA 2K.’
PURBASKET: Chronicling the Evolution of Puerto Rican Basketball
Launched in 2017, PURBASKET has tracked the growth of Puerto Rican basketball since then and now has an influence on the direction of the sport overall, especially by identifying talent in the future generation.
Brian Flores’ Lawsuit Against the NFL Needs to Be More Than a Moment (OPINION)
Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, a Black Honduran American born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, is suing the NFL, the Dolphins, the Denver Broncos, and New York Giants for racial discrimination, calling the league’s “Rooney Rule” —a policy meant to promote diversity across coaching and other senior operations positions— a “sham.”
Julianna ‘Venezuelan Vixen’ Peña Shakes Up the MMA World
The historic clash between the Venezuelan-Mexican contender Peña and the Brazilian legend Amanda Nunes marked the first-ever UFC title bout contested by two Latinas.
US Sports Set on Expanding to Latin America
America’s four major sports leagues carry a combined 124 clubs representing over 50 different cities, including seven in Canada. So what about the U.S.’ other neighbor, Mexico — or the rest of Latin America?
Connecting With Puerto Ricans Helps NY State Assembly Hopeful
Shaniyat Chowdhury, a New York City public high school educator running for the New York State Assembly, is using a recent trip to the SOMOS Conference in Puerto Rico as a springboard to unseat long-time Democratic incumbent David Weprin.
The Unlikely Success of Puerto Rico Ice Hockey
Latino Rebels’ Bryan Fonseca speaks with Jazmine Miley, team captain of Puerto Rico’s national women’s ice hockey team, which swept the 2021 Amerigol Latam Cup and took home the gold in their first appearance.
‘Ahora o Nunca’: Dual-National Players Center in U.S.-Mexico Fútbol Rivalry
Battles for players will be an essential component of the historic rivalry between Team USA and the Mexican national team over the next five years, and it’s also why fútbol in North America could embark on a historic run.
Al Montoya’s Mission to Bring More Latinos to Hockey (INTERVIEW)
Álvaro “Al” Montoya, the first Cuban American to play in the National Hockey League, wants a more Latino NHL than the one he played in. As the recently appointed director of community outreach for the Stars, he is working to create the change he wants to see.
OPINION: Can We Do Just a Little Bit More to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage?
It’s cool, but it’s limited.
OPINION: Waiting for ‘Them’ to Hire More People of Color Isn’t Going to Change Sports Media the Way It Should
Every year, it’s slightly less of the same problem, but it’s still the same problem.
We Haven’t Paid Much Attention to Jasmine Camacho-Quinn’s Amazing Statement on Identity
If you feel it, you feel it. Period.