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Sports Beat: On The Road Again

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NEW YORK - There are a lot of misconceptions about El Paso. This summer there was plenty of news reports about refugees from Central America overwhelming Texas border towns. President Obama even met with Texas Governor Rick Perry about it in June. What wasn’t said was that the problems were contained to basically Brownsville and McAllen, Texas which are nearly 800 ... Read More »

Orchard Beach Was Basketball Heaven For 19th Annual Celebrity Games and Family Day

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On Sunday March 24th, 2014 Latino Sports held it’s 19th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game and family day Orchard Beach in the Bronx. For nineteen years Latino Sports has teemed up with numerous community organizations and businesses to provide one great day a healthy lifestyle education and fun for the entire family. The music, the health mobile unit, the face painting ... Read More »

Sports Beat: The US Open Is Underway

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QUEENS, NY - While the US Open formally gets underway Monday morning, in actuality the action really began a week earlier with the qualifying matches for the precious few wild card spots on both the men’s and women’s sides. Frankly the BJK National Tennis Center used to be a ghost town for the qualifiers but the word has gotten out ... Read More »

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 »

Second Successful Retire #21 Concert @ Orchard Beach

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Thank you to all the people who signed the petition to retire Roberto Clemente’s # 21 from Major League Baseball yesterday at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, NY. Also special thanks and congratulations to the volunteers who collected the signatures. One day in the not too distant future you will all be proud to know that you contributed to making ... Read More »

Retire 21 Campaign is Picking Up Steam

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Bronx, NY - Yesterday, Sunday August 17th,  Orchard Beach in the Bronx held its second Salsa concert in as many weeks dedicated to the Retire 21 Campaign. Hundreds of Salseros were entertained and danced to the great sounds of Nelson González and his All Stars while volunteers collected signatures for the Retire 21 Campaign. Volunteers also collected signatures in Sound view ... Read More »

2ND CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF RETIRE 21

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When something goes well, sometimes you need to repeat it. That is exactly what will take place tomorrow at Orchard Beach in the Bronx when the Retire 21 Campaign volunteers will return to once again collect petitions to help retire Roberto Clemente’s #21 from Major League Baseball. Last week the Retire 21 Campaign volunteers had teamed up with the Harlem ... Read More »

Sports Beat: 2014 Fall TV Preview

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QUEENS, NY - When we were growing up the changing of the seasons from summer to fall meant two things: (a) the start of a new school year and (b) the time when the various television networks launched their new primetime programs. The television landscape has become far more complicated over the last generation with the proliferation of cable television networks, ... Read More »

Salsa & The Retire 21 Campaign

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First a little history on Salsa: The Bronx is known as, “El Condado De La Salsa” and for good reason. The history of salsa has many roots in the borough that nurtured so many great salseros. The Palmieri Brothers learned to play piano in the Bronx. Machito, Dave Valentin, Nicky Marrero, many of Tito Rodríguez’ band members lived in the ... Read More »

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