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Even among boxers, Guillermo Rigondeaux's story is pretty incredible. Once Cuba's pride and joy, the twice Olympic gold medalist and twice world champion was exiled in his own country for two years after caught trying to defect, only to escape in a boat to Miami in 2009. Now a...
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After a very successful career in the Spanish and Italian football leagues for Valencia, Lazio and Barcelona, Gaizka Mendieta felt the urge to experience the most acclaimed league in the world. At 29, the Bilbao-born Spanish international was loaned to Middlesbrough, then offered a four-year...
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The Legendary Blue Demon Junior is heading back to London to thrill Lucha Libre fans for one night only in spectacular fashion under the dome of the Royal Albert Hall, 30 years to the day, he tells Elizabeth Mistry, since his professional debut on 11 July 1985 in Tijuana alongside his father the...
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In their frilly petticoats, layered skirts, dainty pumps and bowler hats, Las Cholitas (chola - the name used to describe indigenous women in Latin America), are relatively new to the Lucha Libre ring. Yet the crowds have come pouring in, lured by the, some might say, questionable fascination of...
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Santiago Peluffo reports on this week’s emotional standing ovation for Argentina's Jonás Gutierrez at Newcastle Football Club and interviews the player and his parents on his the recovery from testicular cancer.
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As English fans vote for its favourite Latin and Spanish footballers in the UK, for those who live for other things than footballers, here is our guide to the LUKAS nominees for theis year's Sports Personslity of the Year
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With a hat-trick against Sevilla, Messi took his La Liga goal tally up to 253 to break a record that had stood untouched for almost 60 years. Lewis Blakeman takes a look at the Argentine’s career, and argues that he doesn't have to win the World Cup to become the worlds greatest ever player,...
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In our first in a series profiling up-and-coming sports stars of Latin America and Spain, we present the 21-year-old Puerto Rican, currently number 61 in world rankings, storming her way to the top of women's tennis
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Having worked their way to the higher-ends of International Rugby, Argentina have overcome yet another hurdle in their quest to challenge the elites in South America’s fastest growing team sport.
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As we approach El Clásico in Spain, we take a look at some of the biggest derby matches in Latin American football.
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Forget James Rodríguez, Arjen Robben or Thomas Müller. Miguel Herrera was by far the most entertaining character of this summer’s FIFA World Cup. Here we profile the mad Mexico manager.
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It is no surprise that Basque and Catalan football fans waited with baited breath for the result of the Scottish Referendum, seeking inspiration. They know better than anybody the talent in Spain’s autonomous communities and its influence in national football. We take a look at the interesting...
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The transfer window slammed shut at the start of the month, putting an end to the ridiculous rumours, over-inflated egos, and lavish spending. This year’s transfer season broke yet more records. Here is our countdown as we focus on some of the major transfers of Spanish and Latin American players...
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