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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. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:17am
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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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:03pm

¡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.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:22pm

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.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:22pm

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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:54am

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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:54am

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Puerto Rican Olympic wrestler Jaime Espinal (L), during a training session in San Juan, Puerto Rico. EFE/Jorge J. Muñiz
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Puerto Rican Olympic wrestler Jaime Espinal, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Games, this week will fulfill his dream of participating in a World Wrestling Entertainment event.