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NY Giants Victory Parade TOMORROW!

The New York Giants will have their 21-17 victory celebrated tomorrow with a parade starting at Battery Place & Washington Street at 11am, traveling uptown along the Canyon of Heroes, stopping at Worth Street. The team will be presented with a key to the city by Mayor Bloomberg. This is a ticker-tape event, and tickets are unfortunately no longer available.

But don’t fret — the sidewalk lining of the parade will be open to the public while the ceremony at City Hall Plaza will be for ticket holders only. In February 2008, the Giants had their Super Bowl over the New England Patriots. An additional celebration will be held in MetLIfe Stadium in East Rutherford for Big Blue, as tweeted by NJ Gov. Chris Christie.

NJ Transit will also be beefed up during AM and PM rush hours, as possible attendees are encouraged to take mass transit.


HBO Sports’ flagship boxing series presents an all-action affair when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: ERIK MORALES VS. DANNY GARCIA AND JAMES KIRKLAND VS. CARLOS MOLINA is seen live SATURDAY, MARCH 24 at 10:15 p.m. (ET)/7:15 p.m. (PT), from Reliant Arena in Houston, exclusively on HBO.  The telecast will be presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

The 12-round main event showcases all-time Mexican great Erik Morales (52-7, 36 KOs) defending his super lightweight title against unbeaten 23-year-old Philadelphia native Danny Garcia (22-0, 14 KOs).  Morales, 35, had a strong 2011 and looks to add to his Hall of Fame-caliber resume this year.

In the opening bout, one of boxing’s most compelling fighters makes his 2012 debut as Austin resident James Kirkland (30-1, 27 KOs) squares off with Chicago’s Carlos Molina (19-4-2, 6 KOs) in a ten-round junior middleweight bout.  Kirkland, 27, fired up the boxing world last month with a sixth-round KO of Alfredo Angulo in one of the year’s top slugfests.  The 28-year-old Molina, a native of Patxcuaro, Mexico, has displayed formidable skills in battling Erislandy Lara to a draw and scoring a win over Kermit Cintron.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, this HBO Sports presentation was postponed due to illness.

The executive producer of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is Rick Bernstein; producer, Dave Harmon; director, Marc Payton.

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@TeamVic — Sneak Peek of our EXCLUSIVE interview with @VictorCruz !!


by: Ray Monell
Once overlooked, overlooked no more. No one
would select Paterson, N.J. native Victor Cruz
in the 2010 NFL Draft, and now every team
save for the New York Giants is regretting what
ignorance cost them: one of the most explosive
wide receivers in professional football.
“I knew that I had it within me to be a great
athlete and a great individual person,” Cruz, 25,
told LatinTRENDS on Monday, Dec. 19 during
his cover shoot at The Copacabana in midtown
Manhattan. “I just needed the time to go out
there and prove myself [on] the real stage, in a
real game, where it counted, so I could come up
and make some huge plays.
“I got that opportunity this year, and I made the
best of it.”
Cruz, signed by the Giants in the summer of
2010, had a three-touchdown performance vs.
the New York Jets in a preseason game shortly
after joining Big Blue. The UMass graduate’s
prodigious athletic talent was obvious then, but
he’d injure his hamstring in October of last year
and missed the rest of the season. He entered
2011 fully recovered, made the team and has
since compiled—over the first 15 games of the
2011-12 campaign—76 catches for 1,358 yards
and eight touchdowns.

@TeamVic CRU-UZ! The Giants are going to the SUPER BOWL!

Michael Kelliehan
NYG Are going to the super bowl after a exciting nail bitter against the San Francisco 49ers. The New York Giants again proved their resilience, after an O.T victory in San Francisco 20-17 in the National Football Conference championship game Sunday night.
NYG Lawrence Tynes sealed the deal for “The Big Blue’ in the damp Candlestick Park with a 31 yard field goal in what was a long battle for both San Francisco and New York. Tynes, who also kicked a game-winning field goal to send New York to their previous Super Bowl, split the uprights after the Giants had gained a decisive turnover in San Francisco territory after a fumbled punt return by back-up receiver Kyle Williams.
Tynes saying “I was so nervous today before the game just anticipating this kind of game,” Tynes spoke reporters while still fired up from the game saying “I’m usually pretty cool but there was something about tonight that I knew I was going to have to make a kick.”
Jacquian Williams who force the late game fumble by the 49ers and was recovered by Devin Thomas caused NYG Coach Tom Coughlin to rejoice and praise his team for a job well done Coach Coughlin went on to say,
“That play at the end of the game was unbelievable, just to give us a chance of winning,” Coughlin said after the Giants’ fifth straight victory on the road.

“Otherwise it was a defensive struggle and no team was able to really move the ball.”
Now the Giants set there sights on the championship Where they’ll be going up against Q.B Tom Brandy and the N.E Patriots. I’m sure where Q.B Tom Brandy will be looking for N.E revenge after losing out a chance at his championship four years ago.
But win lose or draw at least 49th street remains just 49th street after Mayor Bloomberg Placed a bet against San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, terms being if the 49th Street in Manhattan will be renamed 49ers Street for one day, and Bloomberg will have to send a dozen bagels from Bagel Oasis in Queens to San Francisco. If the Giants won Lee will have to outfit a Powell Street cable car with the team’s blue and red flags, and also send Boudin sourdough bread to the Big Apple, according to the mayor’s office. Maybe next time San Fran.

“Run for Teens” is warming up for the 2012 ING NYC Marathon

It’s hard to believe, but Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center’s ING New York City Marathon Team “Run for Teens” is already recruiting members to be part of the 2012 squad.

Last year, “Run for Teens” helped raise approximately $25,000 for the Center!

This year, we have received another 10 open slots to fill and are asking that our runners be committed to raising a minimum of $3,000 in support of Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. We will provide your entry fee and registration with the New York Road Runners and will also set up an online link where supporters can make contributions in your honor.

A-Rod Has a New Girlfriend

All together now: From left, Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford, Alex Rodriguez and Torrie Wilson double date at a Lakers game last night

It seems retired wrestler Torrie Wilson has a strong hold of Alex Rodriguez.
The former Playboy model was seen flirting outrageously court-side with the New York Yankees slugger at Staples Center in Los Angeles, yesterday.
Both A-Rod and Torrie, 36, looked like they were enjoying each others company as they laughed and giggled like love struck teenagers alongside Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber.

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.

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