Sports

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?

  • May 24, 2022
  • 5:02 PM

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.

  • May 2, 2022
  • 1:16 PM

Cuban Boxers Can Go Pro Under Deal With Mexican Promoter

Cuban boxers will be allowed to fight professionally for the first time since the 1960s under a deal with a Mexican promoter, officials said.

  • Apr 6, 2022
  • 1:21 PM

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.

  • Mar 30, 2022
  • 2:27 PM

Drug Kingpin Targeted David Ortiz, Says Private Investigator

A Dominican drug trafficker who was jealous of David Ortiz and felt disrespected by him had him shot at a Dominican nightclub in 2019, according to private investigators the Red Sox slugger hired to look into the attack that nearly killed him.

  • Mar 21, 2022
  • 4:22 PM

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.”

  • Mar 16, 2022
  • 11:49 AM

Mexico Suspends League Soccer Matches After Massive Brawl

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top-division soccer league suspended all matches scheduled for Sunday after a massive brawl among fans during Saturday’s match between the host Querétaro and Atlas from Guadalajara, the reigning league champion.

  • Mar 6, 2022
  • 12:22 PM

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.’

  • Feb 23, 2022
  • 1:18 PM

Exposing the NFL’s Racism

Latino Rebels Radio: February 17, 2022

  • Feb 17, 2022
  • 6:03 PM

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.

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • 11:41 AM

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.”

  • Feb 4, 2022
  • 5:45 PM

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.

  • Dec 13, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

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?

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 5:18 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Salvadoran Soccer Team, a California Export

On September 8, El Salvador’s men’s national team suited up for its World Cup qualifying match against Canada with five of the eleven starters born in the United States.

  • Nov 17, 2021
  • 11:00 AM

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.

  • Nov 1, 2021
  • 1:35 PM

‘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.

  • Oct 27, 2021
  • 2:37 PM

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.

  • Oct 22, 2021
  • 6:08 PM

Latina Powerlifters On Owning Your Power (A Latino USA Podcast)

We follow Denise Juarez and Jasmine Idrogo, two elite Latina powerlifters, who take us on their journey to qualify for the 2021 national powerlifting competition.

  • Oct 22, 2021
  • 11:04 AM

Fernandomania

Latino Rebels Radio: September 30, 2021

  • Sep 30, 2021
  • 4:35 PM

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.

  • Sep 27, 2021
  • 3:40 PM

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