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Juan Pablo Montoya is learning in ARCA before jumping into Cup.
Montoya's ready
Juan Pablo Montoya didn't win his first stock car race, but the Colombian-born superstar showed he has the stuff to do more than draw fans. Story

Diaz sheds plump past to realize promising potential
A plump past is a distant memory for lightweight champ Juan Diaz, who faces Randy Suico on the Mosley-Vargas II undercard on Saturday, Michael Woods writes.

Woods: Guzman survives hard knocks for title shot
Joan Guzman will take on junior lightweight champ Jorge Barrios on Saturday's Barrera-Juarez card in Las Vegas, Michael Woods writes.

For Ponce De Leon, survival is his edge
Junior featherweight Daniel Ponce De Leon has the attitude of a survivor; he is the only living child of the six born to his parents, Joe Santoliquito writes.

E-Ticket: Why do we hate this guy?
It's not just the looks or the big contract (although they don't help). E-ticket explains America's hate affair with A-Rod.

Rojas: Cooperstown should be calling Felipe Alou
When you consider his career of almost 50 years as a player, coach and manager, Felipe Alou deserves a place in the Hall of Fame, writes Enrique Rojas.

Rojas: Pedro Martinez getting a good whiff of Hall of Fame
Pedro Martinez needs just 15 strikeouts to join Walter Johnson, Tom Seaver and Bob Gibson in the record books.

A taste for Cuban
Ohio State receiver Anthony Gonzalez, who grew up immersed in his Cuban heritage, welcomed into his kitchen for a taste of Cuban food. Story
Almirola's sights set high
Aric Almirola, a 22-year-old NASCAR trucks driver with a Cuban heritage, has earned job security with one of racing's top teams and is making the most of a unique offer. Story
Iowa's cultures come together
As Hispanics continue to change the face of small-town America, Wayne Drehs discovers some Iowa high schools that have found a perfect way to blend cultures through their sports teams. Story
The face of golf in Mexico
Lorena Ochoa, who might finish the season at the top of the LPGA Tour, has an ongoing love affair with fans in her native Mexico. And why not? Bob Harig says she's making women's golf matter there. Story
A baseball revolutionary
Once part of the Cuban revlolution, baseball scout Ralph Avila turned his attention to a revolution of another sort -- the revolution that made the Dominican Republic a major supplier of talent to the major leagues. Story
Arroyo's Orlando magic
Carlos Arroyo is happy playing in Orlando, where he feels at home with the growing number of Puerto Rican fans who have begun flocking to TD Waterhouse Centre to support him. Story
'Hands of Stone' fights on
It's been five years since a car accident led to his retirement from boxing once and for all; but in an interview with, Roberto Duran still sounds as if he has what it takes. Story
A new day all around
You don't have to look very far into the world of sports to see the contributions being made by Latino athletes and executives. But as Richard Lapchick points out, you'll be surprised at what you find when you look deeper. Story
The other A-Rod
She was one of the most highly touted soccer recruits in the country when she arrived at the University of Southern California last year. Amy Rodriguez already has lived up to the billing. Story
A pioneer spirit
Fifty years ago, Ozzie Virgil became the first man from the Dominican Republic to play Major League Baseball. Now, Dominicans dominate the game. Enrique Rojas wonders why more people don't remember the pioneer. Story
Making a pitch
They are among the very best pitchers in the major leagues right now. But what else do Johan Santana, Carlos Zambrano, Freddy Garcia, Francisco Rodriguez and Anibal Sanchez have in common? They're all from Venezuela. Story
Major-league trailblazers
The New York Mets are investing in Latin talent such as Carlos Beltran as part of their attempt to take over the National League. Enrique Rojas says Mets general manager Omar Minaya, born in the Dominican Republic and the first Latin GM in major-league history, is responsible. Story