Sports

Sports on aldianews.com

Brazil soccer player who survived plane crash looks ahead to Paralympics

 02/22/2017 - 09:16
English

The former goalkeeper of the ill-fated Chapecoense soccer squad, one of six survivors of a plane crash in Colombia as they were flying to their championship final, these days celebrates the "God-given miracle" that saved his life, while on the horizon he imagines himself playing in the Paralympic Games.

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:09am
Main Section: 
Caption: 
Brazil's soccer team Chapecoense's goalkeeper Jackson Follmann accompanied by his girlfriend Andressa Perkovski (R) speaks during an interview in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 21 February 2017. EPA/SEBASTIAO MOREIRA

Latina Gymnast Laurie Hernández Tells in a Book How to be a Gold Medallist

 02/15/2017 - 10:49

Not many Latino women can say they won a gold medal in their first Olympic Games. But Laurie Hernández, a 16-year-old gymnast born in a Puerto Rican family from New Jersey, did it. Five months after the US team won the gold in Rio Olympic Games Laurie comes out with a book to explain her fans the secret of her success. 

English
Posted Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:17am
Main Section: 
Author: 
Caption: 
Laurie Hernández during a perfomance in Rio, last summer. Photo: Wikipedia

Super Bowl Ads Trolling Trump

 02/06/2017 - 04:46
English

Advertisements for drinks, cars and avocados have taken aim at the controversial policies championed by the new US president and his team, reported The Guardian.

Posted Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:44am
Main Section: 
Caption: 

Airbnb ad campaign for SuperBowl targeted Trump's Travel Ban

Los Phillies con Sabor!

 01/25/2017 - 17:20
Prospects for the Phillies celebrate the opening of the new Dominican Republic Baseball Academy. Photo: Courtesy of Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins.

For the upcoming 2017 season, the Philadelphia Phillies will not only have more new faces but will be a predominantly Latino team.  Last year, the Phillies had 12 players of Latino origin who played throughout the season.

The Opening Day roster could have at least 13 Latinos. That is about 48 percent of the 25-man roster. The percentage of players born outside the United States that are part of the Opening Day roster was 27.5 percent.

Each category of statistics within the Phillies were all led by Latino players:

Batting Average – Cesar Hernandez, Venezuela

English
Posted Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:03pm
Main Section: 
Caption: 
Prospects for the Phillies celebrate the opening of the new Dominican Republic Baseball Academy. Photo: Courtesy of Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins.

¡A jugar!

 01/24/2017 - 11:52
Los supervivientes del accidente aéreo de Chapecoense, Neto, Kackson Follmann y Alan Ruschel, recibieron el trofeo de la Copa Sudamericana antes del partido amistoso entre el Chapecoense y el Palmeiras. Foto: EFE

El equipo Champecoense ha pasado por una jornada que ningún otro equipo de fútbol podría ni imaginar en sus peores pesadillas. Un vuelo el pasado Noviembre que pudo haber sido la oportunidad para ganar la Copa Sudamericana terminó en la muerte de casi todo el equipo en el área montañosa de Medellín, Colombia a tan sólo algunas millas del aeropuerto.

Spanish
Posted Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:22pm
Main Section: 
Caption: 
Los supervivientes del accidente aéreo de Chapecoense, Neto, Kackson Follmann y Alan Ruschel, recibieron el trofeo de la Copa Sudamericana antes del partido amistoso entre el Chapecoense y el Palmeiras. Foto: EFE

Game On!

 01/23/2017 - 15:26
The survivors of the Chapecoense plane crash Neto, Jakson Follmann, and Alan Ruschel, received the Copa Sudamericana trophy before the friendly match between Chapecoense and Palmeiras. Photo:EFE

Champecoense has been through a journey that no other futbol team could even imagine in their worst nightmares.  A flight last November that should have been for an opportunity to win the Copa Sudamericana title ended up with all but three players dying on a mountainous area of Medellin, Colombia just miles from the airport.

English
Posted Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:22pm
Main Section: 
Caption: 

The survivors of the Chapecoense plane crash Neto, Jakson Follmann, and Alan Ruschel, received the Copa Sudamericana trophy before the friendly match between Chapecoense and Palmeiras. Photo:EFE

No existe el “yo” en el Equipo Champecoense

 01/19/2017 - 14:26
Pue de foto: el locutor de fútbol Rafael Henzel habla durante una entrevista en Chapeco, Brasil, el día miércoles 18 de Enero de 2017. Henzel es uno de los seis pasajeros que sobrevivieron el accidente del vuelo del Chapecoense, que mató a 71 personas, incluyendo 19 jugadores del equipo de fútbol, el día 28 de noviembre del año pasado.

Rafael Henzel ha sido la voz del equipo de fútbol Champecoense desde el 2012, una voz que fue casi silenciada tras el accidente aéreo a las afueras de Medellín, Colombia, donde fallecieron casi todos los pasajeros del fatídico vuelo, a finales de Noviembre 2016.

Tras 20 días en el hospital por fractura de varias costillas y heridas, incluida la que rodea su ojo derecho, e incluso tras una batalla con la neumonía, Henzel está de vuelta en la estación de radio.

Spanish
Posted Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:54am
Main Section: 
Caption: 
Pue de foto: el locutor de fútbol Rafael Henzel habla durante una entrevista en Chapeco, Brasil, el día miércoles 18 de Enero de 2017. Henzel es uno de los seis pasajeros que sobrevivieron el accidente del vuelo del Chapecoense, que mató a 71 personas, incluyendo 19 jugadores del equipo de fútbol, el día 28 de noviembre del año pasado.

There is no I in Team Champecoense

 01/19/2017 - 11:57
 Radio soccer announcer Rafael Henzel speaks during a interview in Chapeco, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Henzel is one of the six passengers that survived in the Chapecoense air crash, which killed 71 people, including 19 players of the Chapecoense soccer team, on Nov.28. Photo:AP

Rafael Henzel has been the voice of Champecoense’s futbol team since 2012. That voice was almost silenced after the plane crash outside of Medellin, Colombia killed all but six passengers of the doomed flight back in late November 2016.

After 20 days in the hospital with several broken ribs, scars including one over his right eye, and even a battle with pneumonia, Henzel is back working at the radio station.

English
Posted Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:54am
Main Section: 
Caption: 
 Radio soccer announcer Rafael Henzel speaks during a interview in Chapeco, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Henzel is one of the six passengers that survived in the Chapecoense air crash, which killed 71 people, including 19 players of the Chapecoense soccer team, on Nov.28. Photo:AP

The Future of Cuban Athletes

 01/13/2017 - 04:31
A pitcher from the Cuban National Baseball Team throws a pitch to a member of the Tampa Bay Rays as the two teams stage an exhibition game at the Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba, on March 22, 2016, before an audience including U.S. President Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
English

Roads and Kingdoms magazine travels to Cuba in search of the dying embers of a sports powerhouse.

Posted Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 4:04am
Main Section: 
Caption: 
A pitcher from the Cuban National Baseball Team throws a pitch to a member of the Tampa Bay Rays as the two teams stage an exhibition game at the Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba, on March 22, 2016, before an audience including U.S. President Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Pages

Top Stories

FC Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi jubilates the 3-2-victory against Real Madrid during the Liga Primera Division 33rd round match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, 23 April 2017. EPA/Juan Carlos Hidalgo
EFE

Leo Messi led Barcelona to a desperately needed 3-2 away victory in its "El Clasico" matchup on Sunday against Real Madrid, scoring the winning goal in extra time and keeping the team"s title hopes alive.