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Cristiano Ronaldo Swims with the Dolphins


Cristiano Ronaldo goes for a swim with a dolphin in this photo posted to his WhoSay account.

“Today I had a great experience swimming with dolphins. It’s amazing how they engage with us,” the 26-year-old Portuguese soccer star wrote on Tuesday (December 27).

Cristiano also recently wished his Twitter followers a very happy holiday season.

“I’m enjoying my holidays and I would like to wish you all a #MerryChristmas,” he wrote, later adding, “Hope that you all had a great christmas night. Merry Christmas! Feliz Natal! Feliz Navidad!”

Floyd Mayweather Arrested… Again.

According to CNN, boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was arrested for domestic violence against the mother of his children and sentenced to three months in jail and fined $2,500. He pleaded guilty to a charge of battery and two counts of harassment. According to the arrest report, he threatened the life of his baby-mama and her alleged boyfriend. Mayweather is required to serve six months in jail and 100 hours of community service, as well as attend long term domestic violence counseling. He was also charged with coercion, robbery, and grand larceny, all felonies, but these were dismissed as a part of his plea agreement.

LatinTRENDS Behind the Scenes Photoshoot with NY Giants’ Victor Cruz & @ScottChurch

NY Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz is having a banner year: recently, he caught two touchdowns in the Week 3 victory over the Eagles. He’s also now only 194 yards away from becoming the Giants’ new single-season receiving leader (overtaking Amani Toomer at 1,343) and has joined Hakeem Nicks (1,023 yards) as the only duo in the 87-season history of the Giants to each record 1,000 yards or more in the same season.

Cruz is also the cover subject of the January/February 2012 issue of LatinTRENDS Magazine, For the story, Cruz had an exclusive photo session with Scott Church.  The shoot took place at the recently re-opened Copacabana…where LatinTRENDS will be hosting their Three Kings Celebration on January 6, 2012.

also attended by some of our partners  Manny Gonzalez –  Moet Hennessey, and Randy & Elizabeth Berman- Inca Kola and  & Anthony Giuliano of The Copa Family

Behind the scenes photos by Bernadette Giacomazzo.



HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents a split-site doubleheader featuring some of the sport’s hottest young stars when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: CANELO ALVAREZ VS. KERMIT CINTRON AND ADRIEN BRONER VS. VICENTE RODRIGUEZ is seen SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 at 10:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati and Plaza Mexico in Mexico City, exclusively on HBO. The telecast will be presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

The main event showcases super welterweight titleholder Canelo Alvarez (38-0, 28 KOs) of Mexico as he defends his crown on home turf against former welterweight titlist Kermit Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KOs) of Puerto Rico in a scheduled 12-round bout. The 21-year-old Alvarez looks to continue his undefeated reign in the 154-pound division with a win against his toughest challenger to date. The 32-year-old Cintron is a poised former world champ who has faced some of boxing’s elite, including pound-for-pound star Sergio Martinez. The clash between Canelo’s power and straight-ahead style and Cintron’s quick and aggressive offense is sure to produce fireworks.

The opening fight pits undefeated Adrien “The Problem” Broner (21-0, 17 KOs) against Vicente Rodriguez (34-2-1, 19 KOs) of Argentina for a vacant junior lightweight belt in a scheduled 12-round showdown. Broner, 22, has looked razor-sharp in his two previous appearances on HBO this year, and will have the hometown Cincinnati crowd behind him as he seeks his first pro title. Making his American debut, the 26-year-old Rodriguez will draw on his ring experience to try and score an upset victory.

Following the Broner-Rodriguez bout, HBO BOXING AFTER DARK will present highlights of the featherweight showdown between undefeated prospect Gary Russell, Jr. (18-0, 10 KOs) and Dat Nguyen (17-2, 6 KOs) before going live to Mexico City.

The night of boxing action begins at 10:00 p.m. with episode two of the all-access reality series “24/7 Cotto/Margarito,” as HBO Sports spotlights the heated rivalry between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito prior to their Dec. 3 pay-per-view showdown.

The executive producer of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is Rick Bernstein; producer, Jon Crystal; director, Mike Sheehan.

Check out the latest news and updates, share favorite moments, get sneak peeks, view compelling video content and more, all in Spanish, by following HBO Latino on Facebook (, YouTube ( and Twitter (


It’s a special edition of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® when HBO Sports presents MANNY PACQUIAO VS. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ III, the exclusive replay of their welterweight title showdown, this SATURDAY, NOV. 19 at 10:30 p.m. (ET/ PT) on HBO.  The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, calls all the action.  The replay will be available in HDTV.

Worldwide icon Pacquiao and battle-tested ring veteran Marquez met Saturday, Nov. 12 for the third chapter of their stirring rivalry, which was carried live on HBO Pay-Per-View®.  Pacquiao captured a majority decision in the hotly contested battle.

Following the exclusive replay, the previously announced 12-round middleweight title fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Peter Manfredo Jr. will be seen from Houston’s Reliant Arena (live ET/tape-delayed PT).

Other HBO playdates for both bouts:  Nov. 20 (8:30 a.m.) and 21 (12:05 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates for both bouts:  Nov. 20 (5:30 p.m.) and 22 (12:20 a.m.)

The evening of boxing programming starts at 10:00 p.m. with the first episode of “24/7 Cotto/Margarito,” an all-access series focuses on the two rivals preparing for their Dec. 3 rematch at New York’s Madison Square Garden, to be presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.

After UFC’s Dos Santos Vs. Velasquez, MMA’s Heavyweight Division Has Cooled

New UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos has crushed the previously undefeated Cain Velasquez, amid rumors both men were dealing with serious injuries. Having seen how diminished Velasquez — pudgy, slow, tentative — appeared on his return from a year off for rotator cuff surgery, fans are right to worry that dos Santos won’t be the same when he returns from knee surgery for a torn meniscus.

While the division is certainly still strong, it’s dramatically diminished from its all-time peak a mere 20 months ago. In 2010 we had a superstar UFC champ that was universally feared. We had a still-undefeated legend ruling in Strikeforce. We had a bevy of up and coming prospects and a strong roster of formidable and well-known veterans. Today, not so much.


Victor Cruz Talks Football With The Hot 97 Morning Show @TeamVic [VIDEO]

New York Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz stops by to talk football and Hispanic Heritage month with Cipha Souns, K. Foxx and Rosenberg.  He also demonstrates his touchdown salsa shimmey! Check it out:

VIDEO: Victor Ortiz ( @VICIOUSortiz ) & Floyd Mayweather ( @FloydMayweather ) — THE FINAL KISS-OFF!

Boxer Victor Ortiz’ trainer is speaking out about the video below. Here’s what he told RING magazine:

“I didn’t see that at first. I just thought that they were close. But what do I think right now?” asked Garcia?”Floyd’s f—king gay. I don’t know why he would do something like that. Use the gloves, man. Use the gloves.”


Peep the video below, and you be the judge…

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather ( @FloydMayweather ) Says “(Victor) Ortiz fight won’t go the distance.”

It’s probably the most anticipated fight of recent memory, but Floyd Mayweather doesn’t think it’s going to go the distance. Perhaps predictably, he knows which way it’s going to go…

Peep the latest video interview below, courtesy of our friends at ForbezDVD:

Floyd Mayweather Says Ortiz Fight Wont Go The Distance

Melina: Back to her Roots!

Melina is returning to her roots as she has been announced for Wrestling All Star Pros’ upcoming tour of Mexico. The multi-time champion is of Mexican descent.

Other former WWE talent scheduled for the tour taking place Nov. 4-20 include Vladimir Kozlov, Chris Masters, Tommy Dreamer, Carlito, The Boogeyman, Super Crazy, Eugene, Trevor Murdoch, Jillian Hall, Serena, Mr. Aguila and referee Marty Elias.

Details on the tour are available here.