11. Spain Wins UEFA Championship
There were tears of joy for Andres Iniesta and tears of sadness for Mario Balotelli as Spain defeated Italy in this year’s UEFA (Union of European Football Assocations) final. Super Mario’s biceps were no match for the likes of David Silva and teammates as they soared to a 4 – 0 win with goals from Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres, and Juan Mata. The win gave Spain’s national team a neat hat-trick of sorts: UEFA 2008, World Cup 2010, and UEFA 2012.
12. Venezuelan Johan Santana Pitches First No-Hitter In History Of New York Mets
The New York Mets may not get the same love the New York Yankees do but the team was the talk of the town and the nation on June 1st thanks to the work of Johan Santana. The pitcher from Venezuela stepped up for a routine game against the St. Louis Cardinals, a game also marked by the return of former Met Carlos Beltran. Inning after inning went by and the Cards remained hitless while the Mets racked up 8 runs by the ninth inning.
It took 51 seasons but the Mets finally notched a no-hitter in their list of accomplishments thanks to a latino player.