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Being aware of your health when playing soccer

The excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is being felt all over the world, and as one of our favorite pastimes, us Hispanics are ready to celebrate the world cup with friends and families.

Soccer is not only entertaining for all age groups, but it also offers health benefits to those who play it. According to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), practicing the sport helps to improve the health of both young players and old, preventing diseases such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.

During a match, players are constantly walking, jogging, or running,…

Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana wins Pink Jersey on tour de France

Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling next star by winning the Giro d’Italia to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory.
“It’s really emotional,” Quintana said. “I didn’t think there would be so many Colombians here today. It was incredible seeing how much support and how many banners there were.” One such banner held aloft during the podium celebration with the…

Mexico faced friendly with Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS — Dutch team came from behind to beat Mexico 2-1. Both teams are expected to reach the second round of the World Cup.

Dirk Kuyt of the Netherlands heads the ball past Mexico’s Carlos Salcido (3) and Claudio Suarez (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Eindhoven, the Netherlands June 1, 2006.

Jared Borgetti of Mexico, right, celebrates his goal against Netherlands with teammates Gonzalo Pineda, center, and Francisco Fonseca, left, during their friendly soccer.

Netherlands will play against Argentina, Ivory Coast and…

Another Milestone Achieved for Hispanics: Mark Sanchez

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Sanchez is a standout quarterback at Mission Viejo High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate by Tom Lemming, a well-respected evaluator of prep football talent and contributor to ESPN Sports and USA Today.

As a result of being one of the top high school football players in the nation, Mark Sanchez was selected to lead his team of superstar athletes, gathered in San Antonio, Texas, to participate in this year’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome. This classic east vs. west match-up featured the…