`Premios Fox Sports’ to be Celebrated in Miami Beach, Fla., on Dec....

`Premios Fox Sports’ to be Celebrated in Miami Beach, Fla., on Dec. 15, 2004 is Confirmed for a 2nd Year

Yahoo! will provide the technological platform which will be the home to the official website allowing users across the Americas to vote for their favorite athletesThe list of nominated athletes and categories were revealed for this great event which will be televised from the Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts


Mexico City, Mexico–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 5, 2004–Fox Pan American Sports announced at a press conference the details which are making this year’s 2nd Annual Premios Fox Sports to be an even larger event celebrated on Dec. 15, 2004, in Miami Beach, Fla.

Of the many details announced, there was much emphasis given to the categories being awarded as well as the nominees within each category. 2nd Annual Premios Fox Sports:

1. – Outstanding Latin America Soccer Player

2. – Outstanding Latin American Soccer Team

3. – Favorite Goal of the Copa Toyota Libertadores 2004

4. – Best Goalie of the Copa Toyota Libertadores 2004

5. – Outstanding Latin American Soccer Coach

6. – Outstanding Latin American Motor Sport Driver

7. – Outstanding Latin American Baseball Player

8. – Outstanding Latin American Basketball Player

9. – Outstanding Female Latin American Tennis Placer

10. – Outstanding Male Latin American Tennis Player

11. – Outstanding Latin American Golfer

12. – Outstanding Latin American Boxer

Aside from these (12) categories special recognition will be given to distinguished individuals for their achievements in their respective sports as well as their contributions to the community. The list of deserving athletes of these special awards as well as the final winners of each of the (12) categories will be announced at the award ceremony taking place on Dec. 15, 2004 at the Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts in Miami Beach, Fla.

Among those athletes and personalities nominated for the 2nd Annual Premios Fox Sports we find true stars of various international sports in 2004 such as Javier Aguirre, Fernando Cavenaghi, Paola Suarez, Juan Carlos Henao, Hugo Sanchez, Esteban Loaiza, Sammy Sosa, John Eduis Viafara Mina, Michel Jourdain Jr., Eduardo Najera, Guillermo Coria, Oscar de la Hoya, among many others.

As it was last year, the 2nd Annual Premios Fox Sports shall be even further adorned with the assistance and participation of diverse personalities from the artistic world. The participating celebrities will be announced within the following weeks.

The 2nd Annual Premios Fox Sports is the only televised event of its genre celebrated in Spanish through all of the Americas in order to award the best Latin-American athletes that reside both within and outside the United States who stand out due to their achievements and accomplishments in their respective sport, as well as give recognition to their contributions to the community. This award ceremony will be televised in the United States through Fox Sports en Español which will reach more than 6.3 million households and through Fox Sports Latin America for the rest of the Spanish-speaking Americas which covers more than 13.8 million households including Argentina, Bolivia, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

“We are truly excited in being able to present to our audience the second annual Premios Fox Sports,” said David Sternberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fox Sports International. “We are utilizing the success obtained from last year’s inaugural event and together with the voting from our public we will create an unforgettable night filled with enchantment and emotion in order to praise our Latin American athletes.”

It was announced that for the second annual event there will be a joint participation between FOX Sports and Yahoo! who will be creating the official website within Yahoo! Argentina, Yahoo! en español and Yahoo! Mexico’s powerful technological platform which will reach all users across the Americas.

Both of these entities work on this project in order to maximize the potential of its respective infrastructures for the benefit of Yahoo! users, viewers of FOX Sports and sports fans throughout all of the Americas who want to obtain all the information in regards to the 2nd Annual Premios Fox Sports and who wish to vote for their favorite athlete, in whichever of the categories available, through the web page, http://www.premios.yahoo.com throughout the months of August, September, October and November of this year.

“We are very excited about working jointly with Fox Sports for the second annual Premios Fox Sports,” commented Roberto Alonso, Vice President and Director of Operations of Yahoo! Latin America. “Since the launch of vertical sports of the shared brand last May, the visits to the site have increased significantly and we hope to continuously demonstrate high quality content and bring to the users the best interactive experience ever.”

On another end, Fernando Ramirez, General Director of Yahoo! Mexico, made the point that this alliance will offer users the best sports content available in the Americas, as FOX Sports adds, “For our sponsors, it becomes a way to reach its public with developed tools through Yahoo! which guarantees the most efficient way to operate campaigns through the Internet.”

The 2nd Annual Premios Fox Sports will benefit the International Kids Fund, a charitable entity part of the Jackson Memorial Hospital Foundation who seeks to provide life-saving medical care to needy children from Latin America and the Caribbean who suffer from life-threatening illnesses.

About Fox Pan American Sports

Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst; Fox Entertainment Group (NYSE:FOX) and News Corporation’s (NYSE:NWS) Fox Sports International; and Liberty Media Corporation. Additional information for Fox Sports Latin America can be obtained by visiting online at http://www.foxsportsla.yahoo.com or Fox Sports en Espanol at http://www.fse.yahoo.com.

About Yahoo! En español

Yahoo! En español (http://yahooenespanol.com), one of the 25 worldwide properties of Yahoo! Inc., offers Spanish programming on the web of great attractiveness for all spanish speaking users of the United States and the rest of the world. It is part of Yahoo! Inc., one of the principal suppliers of exhaustive products and services on line for consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! Is the #1 brand of Internet of global scale and the most crowded web destination in the world. The global network Yahoo! tat has their headquarters in Sunnyvale (California), is offered in 13 languages.


2da Edición de Premios Fox Sports – 15 de diciembre de 2004 -Miami Beach, Florida

Categorías (Categories) and Nominados (Nominees)

Futbolista Latinoamericano Más Destacado

(Outstanding Latin American Soccer Player)

— Fernando Cavenaghi (Club Atletico River Plate – Argentina)

— Salvador Cabanas (Chiapas – Paraguay)

— Arnulfo Valentierra (Once Caldas – Colombia)

— Francisco Fonseca (UNAM – México)

— Oswald Sanchez (Guadalajara – México)

Equipo de Futbol Latinoamericano Más Destacado

(Outstanding Latin American Soccer Team)

— Once Caldas (Colombia) – Campeón Copa Toyota Libertadores 2004

— Club Atlético River Plate (Argentina)

— UNAM (México)

— Club Atlético Boca Juniors (Argentina)

— Cienciano (Peru) – Campeón Sudamericana 2003

Gol Favorito de la Copa Toyota Libertadores 2004

(Favorite Goal of the Copa Toyota Libertadores 2004)

— Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Boca Juniors a Sporting Cristal)

— John Eduis Viafara Mina (Once Caldas a Boca Juniors)

— Tressor Moreno (Deportivo Cali a Cruzeiro)

— Jorge Soto (Sportivo Cristal a Coritiba)

— Hector Altamirano (Santos Laguna a River Plate)

Arquero Más Destacado de la Copa Toyota Libertadores 2004

(Best Goalie of the Copa Toyota Libertadores 2004)

— Roberto Abbondanzieri (Boca Juniors – Argentina)

— Juan Carlos Henao Valencia (Once Caldas – Colombia)

— Cristian Lucchetti (Santos Laguna – México)

— Carlos Navarro Montoya (Independiente – Argentina)

— Breiner Clemente Castillo (Deportivo Cali – Colombia)

Director Técnico Latinoamericano Más Destacado

(Outstanding Latin American Soccer Coach)

— Carlos Bianchi (Boca Juniors – Argentina)

— Javier Aguirre (Club Atlético Osasuna, España)

— Luís Fernando Montoya (Once Caldas – Colombia)

— Hugo Sanchez (UNAM – México)

— Cesar Farias (Táchira – Venezuela)

Piloto Latinoamericano Mas Destacado

(Outstanding Latin American Motor Sport Driver)

— Juan Pablo Montoya (Formula 1)

— José Maria Lopez (F3000)

— Mario Dominguez (Champ Car World Series)

— Michel Jourdain, Jr. (Champ Car World Series)

— Jimmy Morales (Gran American Road Series)

Beisbolista Latinoamericano Más Destacado

(Outstanding Latin American Baseball Player)

— Vladimir Guerrero (Anaheim Angels)

— Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees)

— Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals)

— Esteban Loaiza (Chicago White Sox)

— Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs)

Jugador Latinoamericano de Baloncesto Más Destacado

(Outstanding Latin American Basketball Player)

— Emanuel Ginobili (Spurs – NBA)

— Carlos Arroyo (Jazz – NBA)

— Eduardo Najera (Mavericks – NBA)

— Carlos Delfino (Skipper Bologna – Italia & NBA Pistons)

— Andrés Nocioni (Tau Ceramica – España)

Tenista Latinoamericano Más Destacado

(Outstanding Latin American Male Tennis Player)

— Guillermo Coria

— David Nalbandian

— Nicolas Massu

— Fernando Gonzalez

— Gaston Gaudio

Tenista Latinoamericana Más Destacada

(Outstanding Latin American Female Tennis Player)

— Paola Suarez

— Fabiola Zuluaga

— Gisella Dulko

— Milagros Sequera

— Maria Vento – Kabchi

Golfista Latinoamericano Más Destacado

(Outstanding Latin American Male Golfer)

— Ricardo Gonzalez

— Eduardo Romero

— Angel Cabrera

— Carlos Franco

— Sergio Garcia

Boxeador Latinoamericano Más Destacado (Outstanding Latin American Boxer)

— Erik Morales (Mexico)

— Carlos Hernandez

— Oscar Larios

— Juan Manuel Marquez

— Oscar de la Hoya



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`Premios Fox Sports’ to be Celebrated in Miami Beach, Fla., on Dec. 15, 2004 is Confirmed for a 2nd Year