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The Unknown Colossus of the Cuban Baseball

Eliecer Velázquez knew how to build his history side by side with legendary figures of the Cuban baseballLas Tunas.- Eliécer Velázquez was a good friend. Or at least I like to think I was considered as such by this man, who hide behind a mountain of simplicity some of the most spectacular numbers of the most incredible feats in the history of the Cuban baseball.

Forty-five years after his debut at the highest level, Eliécer shared his many experiences with us. Now that his light has extinguished in the city of Las Tunas, it is worth remembering them as they have remained almost unknown among specialists and fans across the country

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Las Tunas Baseball: Things are Warming Up in the “Mella”

Lefty Darién Núñez, trainingLas Tunas.- In one of the many comments that we receive every day via email, an amateur suggested that the Julio Antonio Mella Stadium should be called "The Bonfire".

I confess that the idea is very appealing, not only because it is in perfect harmony with the nickname "Leñadores" (Loggers) that identifies the Las Tunas team, but also because it encompasses a philosophy of unconditional support for this team and at the same time, extreme pressure on their rivals.

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Las Tunas Baseball: Another Generation Takes the Field

Training begins August 6.Las Tunas.- With the once precarious pitching department has become by far the most experienced of the group, 44 players already marked a generational shift in the baseball of Las Tunas, while they aspire to wear the shirt of the Loggers when the 53rd National Series starts next October.

This time the screening will be under coach Ángel Sosa, who returns to the Red and Green High Command, and begins preparing August 6

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World Open Chess: Cuban Bruzón Places Third

GM Lázaro Bruzón.Las Tunas.- Three divisions of the point in the later rounds left Cuban GM Lázaro Bruzón in the third place of the 41st World Open Chess Tournament, held in the U.S. city of Arlington, Virginia.

After five wins in their first six games, Bruzón (2689) could not keep pace at the end, and drew thrice against local GMs Varuzhan Hakobyan (2612) –champion at the end- and Sergey Ehrenburg (2615, and Georgian Tamaz Gelashvili (2572).

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GM Lázaro Bruzón: Excellent Performance in Panamerican Championship

Cuban GM Lázaro Bruzón.Las Tunas.- Although the Cuban performance in the 9th Pan American Team Chess Championship  held in Brazil was not as expected; Grandmaster (GM) Lázaro Bruzón, from Las Tunas, was selected the best player of the event.

The results of the Junior World Champion in 2000 were very positive, since he accumulated 4.5 points from six possible, after three draws and the same number of winnings; adding 5.8 units to his current ELO of 2701.

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Las Tunas Young Boxers To National Championship

The Yotuh Boxing National Tournament begins today.Las Tunas.– Eight boxers of the youth category trained hard to get ready for the Youth Boxing National Championship, which begins today in the province of Camagüey; and thus try to climb up in the national standings.

The Head of the Boxing Chair of the Carlos González Leyva Sports School, Disney Cutiño, said that "the training developed favorably despite the limitations. The athletes have prepapreted well, and will be able to meet the goals set."

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Football in Las Tunas: Commitment to Move Forward

The immediate goal is to play well to get to the finals.Las Tunas.- Full of confidence and with the aspiration to advance to the second stage, the football students from the Carlos González Leyva Sports School are getting ready to participate in the National Championships, to take place from February 2 in various provinces.

Athletes will compete in the events of school and youth categories. They ended fourth last year and now they are training hard to achieve their goals this year.

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