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When A Game Is More Than A Game

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Bronx, NY - Latino Sport organizes several events throughout the year like the LatinoMVP award luncheons the NYC Marathon Volunteer Music Stage, and film presentations supporting the Retire 21 Campaign. However, there is one end of summer event that has been taking place for the last 19 years that is probably the most fun event of all and that is the ... Read More »

USA Basketball Beats Puerto Rico Before Coach K Makes Final Cut

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New York, NY - The USA Men’s Basketball team beat Puerto Rico 112-86 in their second exhibition game at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, and it was closer than the final score. Puerto Rico played the U.S. even in the first quarter, with the score tied at 24, and were down just 5, at 52-47, at halftime. The third quarter is when the ... Read More »

Ten Years Ago, Puerto Rico Defeated The USA Dream Team

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On August 15th 2004 the small island of Puerto Rico defeated the mighty USA Dream team by a score of 92 to 73 in the 2004 Olympics in Athens Greece. That was the first time that the USA team had lost after professional NBA players were allowed to play in international competition. The USA team had won 24 games in ... Read More »

NBA Commissioner Discuss Hoops for Troops

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NEW YORK, NY - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and General Martin Dempsey spoke about the Hoops for Troops program  at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night before the United States beat the Dominican Republic 105-62 in an exhibition game for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Silver said of Dempsey the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “For those of you who only ... Read More »

FIBA World Cup Schedule – Latin America Well Represented

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The 2014 FIBA World Basketball Cup will have five countries from Latin American that will be participating in the upcoming tournament in Spain. That is a respectable number from a part of the world that has usually been associated more with soccer and not basketball. The games will begin on August 30 with the preliminary round and they will conclude ... Read More »

Puerto Rico Over Argentina In Preparation For World Championships

Barea Led the PR victory with 17 points. (Photo courtesy Primera Hora)

Puerto Rico beat Argentina 97-87 in the preparatory tournament for the World Championship Games. The National Men’s Basketball Team defeated Argentina on Saturday, 97-87 in a game as preparation for the FIBA World Cup. The meetingwas part of thewarmuptournamentthattakes placein Belgrade,Serbia. José Juan Barea scored 17 points for Puerto Rico, followed by Jorge Bryan Diaz 14. The veteran Luis Scola ... Read More »

Nets Schedule Released… When Does Kidd Come In?

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BROOKLYN, NY - One difference on this schedule release night compared to the prior two for Brooklyn Nets supporters is looking to see when the Milwaukee Bucks come in. It’s not because they want to see the second pick in this year’s Draft, Jabari Parker, but to see their coach, Jason Kidd, and likely boo him. The most shocking story ... Read More »

Led by UConn Alum Taurasi, Mercury Run by Liberty

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NEW YORK, NY - The New York Liberty suffered a tough 76-64 loss to Phoenix Mercury, who have the best record in the WNBA at 27-4, on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. The Liberty hung in early, trailing just 25-20 at the end of the first quarter. They cut Phoenix’s lead to three, at 33-30, on an Essence Carson jumper with 3:31 left ... Read More »

Liberty Win In Dramatic Fashion Over The Atlanta Dream

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New York, NY - Cappie Pondexter banked in a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to give the New York Liberty a thrilling 77-75 win over the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. The Liberty improve to 8-13 on the season, and this is could be the start of something, as they Dream are the best in the Eastern ... Read More »

Sports Beat: Carmelo Reups & More

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NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony seemed pretty optimistic that he would be returning to the Knicks when I saw him in May at ESPN’s annual programming preview for advertisers and the print media known as the Upfront. “We’re working on it!” he said with his trademark smile. Clearly the Knicks had the negotiating advantage over other NBA clubs of being able ... Read More »

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