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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.”
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.’
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.
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.”
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s cool, but it’s limited.
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Every year, it’s slightly less of the same problem, but it’s still the same problem.
If you feel it, you feel it. Period.
“And that is part of why fútbol is not growing,” Edwin Jusino told Latino Rebels. “It’s because the people who run the Federation, the people who run the clubs, the people who run the leagues, they’re afraid of losing their privileges.”
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Outside of Chicago-based outlets and a growing collection of tweets, this murder has gone widely underreported.