How three Hispanics helped make Beckham's MLS team possible
It all started at a dinner party at Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's home in LA where soccer-mad Bolivian-American entrepreneur Marcelo Claure was introduced to Beckham's right hand man. But, until recently there was a piece missing; the Miami connection and two well-known Cuban-American businessmen.
U.S. professional sports reaching out to Mexico, bucking Trump nationalist wave
The NBA plans to open a minor league in Mexico City that could begin competing as early as next season. It will also open a basketball development and training academy in the city, its seventh such academy globally. The NFL says it will play a game in Mexico every year through 2021.
Mixed martial arts has its sights set on Latin America
It remains to be seen whether Mexico will embrace mixed martial arts en masse. Mexicans and Mexican-Americans remain a dedicated fan base of boxing.
The untold story of baseball’s desegregation
Miami-based filmmaker Gaspar González discusses his latest documentary, A Long Way from Home, on the prolonged fight to desegregate professional baseball, and explains why Latinos are part of the story.
Fraud runs amok at Mexico City marathon
More than 15 percent of the runners who crossed the finish line in the annual marathon didn’t actually run the entire 26.2 miles – or even most of it, for that matter.
David Beckham secures key land deal for delayed launch of Miami soccer franchise
More than four years after he started scouting potential homes for a team, David Beckham will soon have the piece of land he needs. Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a deal Tuesday to sell three acres of county land to Beckham's group for a 25,000-seat stadium, opening the door to an untapped soccer-hungry market.
A life in pictures: the José Fernández family album (1992-2016)
The Miami Marlins pitcher lived life to the full, from childhood in Cuba to Major League stardom in Miami, as seen in these photos provided to Univision by his family for the documentary about his life 'JDF16.' Scenes from his baby and early teen years in Santa Clara, Cuba, high school in Tampa, fishing in Miami and visiting family in Cuba.
JDF 16: Univision to release documentary on the life of Marlins pitcher José Fernández.
An intimate portrait of a young pitcher who risked his life to flee Cuba by boat on a quest to play baseball in the Big Leagues.
U.S., Mexico and Canada make ‘historic’ joint bid for 2026 World Cup
CONCACAF has not hosted the World Cup since the tournament was played at nine U.S. venues in 1994, and the region appears to be the leading contender for 2026, when soccer's premier event expands from 32 nations to 48.
In photos: the investigation into the boating accident that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released these images of the boat after concluding an investigation into the accident last September that claimed the life of Fernandez and two other young men, Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivero. The report concluded that Fernandez was driving the boat and was impaired by alcohol and cocaine in his system.
Investigation finds Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez to blame for boat crash
The pitcher was legally drunk and behind the wheel at the moment of impact, according to investigation report.
Jose Fernandez's mother, girlfriend to jointly administer his estate
A Miami judge agreed to a petition filed jointly by the two women for the estate of the baseball star who died last September in a boating accident
The airline that footballers trusted with their lives
Ricardo Albacete opened his air transport company in Venezuela, but when things didn't go well he sought the support of the controversial Panamanian lawfirm Mossack Fonseca. He is also associated with a blacklisted Chinese businessman.
Seattle's Panamanian hero steps up to notch decisive penalty
Roman Torres, the giant Seattle Sounders defender from Panama City, delivers his team their first ever Major League Soccer title. Cuban-born Osvaldo Alonso also plays captain's role.
Cuba's baseball exodus
How Fidel Castro's plan to save Cuban baseball unraveled. The once mighty amateur baseball champions have lost much of their talent in recent years to U.S. Major League Baseball. Now the Cuban government is in discussions with MLB to stop the desertions. But will a Trump presidency make that more difficult?