Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.
Brazilian soccer great Pelé thanked fans worldwide on Thursday for the well-wishes he’s received since being admitted to a São Paulo hospital amid his fight against cancer. The 82-year-old Pelé, who had a colon tumor removed in September 2021, was hospitalized Tuesday to regulate his medication, his daughter said.
Mexico is going to have to suddenly find goals — and perhaps even several of them — to extend its knockout-round streak at the World Cup. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has already come to Argentina’s rescue at the World Cup, and he might just have to do it all over again.
Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico was the most-watched Spanish-language World Cup group stage broadcast in U.S. history, drawing 8.9 million viewers on Telemundo television and the streaming services of Telemundo and Peacock.
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?
Adriano Leite Ribeiro, known as “Adriano Imperador”, was once the greatest soccer player in Brazil. But he turned his back on the glitz and glamor of stardom, choosing instead to spend time in the favela of his boyhood—which sparked a racist and classist backlash in the Brazilian press.
Major League Baseball celebrated its 21st annual Roberto Clemente Day on Thursday, with festivities centered in New York, where the Mets hosted the Hall of Fame outfielder’s former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clemente died in a plane crash at age 38 attempting to deliver relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua on New Year’s Eve 1972.
Nicaraguans living in the United States filled the stands in Pennsylvania to cheer on the players of 14 de Septiembre Little League from Managua after travel restrictions prevented their family members from attending the World Series games.
Although he shows no sign of stopping just yet, Rey Mysterio is known everywhere as a legend in the world of professional wrestling.
“I started to draw Diego from childhood,” says 40-year-old Argentine artist Maxi Bagnasco. “He gave us faith and hope that a kid from the potrero, from a slum, could help his family and reach the top. He represented us across the world.”
His megawatt smile tinged with a tad of emotion, the former Boston Red Sox slugger was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday —after his daughter Alexandra sang the national anthem— and was humbled by his surroundings.
Swimmer Bárbara Hernández Huerta officially holds a Guinness World Record by swimming one nautical mile in 15 minutes and three seconds between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in the Antarctica Region south of her native Chile.
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.
Cuban boxers will be allowed to fight professionally for the first time since the 1960s under a deal with a Mexican promoter, officials said.
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.
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.
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.”
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.