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No Cuba-Taiwan Preparatory Baseball Game Due to Rain

Cuba’s third exhibition game versus Taiwan in its Asia tour in preparation for the 4th World Baseball Classic was suspended today due to the rain The Caribbean team was expected to play its third practice game against a Taiwanese university team, but the field in the Intercontinental Stadium was in very poor condition due to […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses in Rematch Game vs. Mexico at Culiacan 2017

Despite another great outing of Granma starter Lázaro Blanco, Cuba lost the semifinal match to locals Águilas de Mexicali and could not fight for the title of Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series vs. Puerto Rico. Mexican LHP Miguel Peña and Héctor D. Rodríguez combined for 8 innings, 2 hits allowed and 9 strikeouts to dominate Cuba’s […] Continue reading

The Enigma Ends: Cuba Repeats vs. Mexico in Caribbean Series Semifinals

Outstanding performance of Cuban starter Vladimir Baños, an out away from pitching a complete game, and back-to-back homers by Alfredo Despaigne and William Saavedra lead Granma Alazanes to a 4-0 victory over locals Águilas de Mexicali. Nevertheless, the Cuban shutout to the unbeaten local team was clouded by the confusion created with the TQB rule […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses to Venezuela Águilas del Zulia in 2017 Caribbean Series

Granma Alazanes could only score three runs while their amazing pitching and solid defense had poor performances Nothing worked for Granma Alazanes in Saturday game at Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series vs. Águilas del Zulia. Their amazing pitching and solid defense had poor performances and the offense was reduced to three runs. Cuban starter Fredy Asiel […] Continue reading

Culiacan 2017: Cuba Goes to Semis!

Cuba won its second game at Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series and classified to semifinal stage to start next Monday Granma Alazanes defeated Puerto Rican Criollos de Cagua 6×1 and guaranteed a place in the semifinals. Starter Vladimir García worked 6.0 innings, allowing five hits and an earned run, while his teammates shot 12 hits that […] Continue reading

Cuba Grabs First Game at Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series (+photos)

Granma Alazanes got their first win in Culiacan by defeating Dominican Republic representative Tigres de Licey 4-0 in the opening game of the 2017 Caribbean Series It might come as a surprise but the champion of Cuban baseball beat the holder of ten Caribbean Series titles in game one at Culiacan, Mexico. Granma’s starter Lázaro […] Continue reading

Cuban Manager to WBC Acknowledges Importance of Frederich Cepeda for National Team

In an interview with Harold Iglesias Manresa, Carlos Martí, the Cuban manager to the Caribbean Series and the World Baseball Classic (WBC) referred to the possibility of counting with Sancti Spiritus baseball player Frederich Cepeda Cruz for the top international event of the year. The Cuban outfielder, who underwent surgeries in his right knee and […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Granma for Good Performance in Caribbean Series

The members of Granma Alazanes team promised to fight each game in the coming Caribbean Baseball Series, to be held in Culiacán, Mexico Fourth batter, Alfredo Despaigne, received at the Granma Memorial Cuban flag the team will take to the competition, which will bring together in Culiacan, Mexico, the champions of the Leagues held in […] Continue reading

Carlos Martí, Cuban Manager to World Baseball Classic

Should the Manager of the Year Award exist in Cuba, the unanimous vote of the present season would go to Carlos Martí, the leader of the surprising Granma Alazanes Carlos Martí Santos, the leader of the current champions of Cuban baseball, Granma Alazanes, leads team Cuba to the most important international events of 2017: the […] Continue reading

Olympic Legend Usain Bolt Loses Gold Medal After Teammate Fails Drug Test

Usain Bolt will have to return the Olympic gold medal he won as part of the Jamaican 4x100m relay team at the 2008 Beijing Games, after teammate Nesta Carter was sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) The IOC ruling stated that reanalysis of Carter’s samples taken at the Games had tested positive for banned substance […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball Team to 2017 Caribbean Series Announced

Alfredo Despaigne and other 18 players crowned as champions of the Cuban baseball make up the national team to participate in the upcoming Caribbean Series, to take place February 1 to 7 in Culiacán, Mexico Manager Carlos Martí will be accompanied by five of Granma coaches and the commissioner of the Cuban eastern province Juan […] Continue reading

Granma Alazanes, New Champions of Cuban Baseball

In an epic playoff final to conclude the 56th National Baseball Series, the Granma Sorrels swept two-time champions Ciego de Ávila to win the team’s first title in their 40 year history Rarely is a team with so much determination seen. Granma first defeated heavily favored Matanzas in the semi-finals on that club’s home field, […] Continue reading

Cuba Reveals Complete List of Fighters for 7th WSB

Sancti Spiritus will be represented in the competition by team members Jorge Griñán (49kg), Yosbany Veitía (52kg), and Dariesky Palmero (60kg) The franchise Domadores de Cuba (Cuba Tamers) let know the complete list of the Cuban fighters to represent the Caribbean island in the 7th World Series of Boxing (WSB), a list in which three […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Athlete among Cuban Best Athletes of the Year

Sancti Spiritus volleyball player Osniel Melgarejo was awarded the rookie of the year recognition, while Mijaín López and Idalis Ortiz were chosen as best athletes of the year The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. […] Continue reading

Cuba: Fidel Castro Was Always Concerned about Sports

Escambray reproduces the opinions of some outstanding sport personalities who tells  thier own experinces with the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Right fielder and former member of Cuban baseball team Luís Giraldo Casanova considered the recently deceased leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, as the best sponsor of sports in Cuba. […] Continue reading

Bolt and Thompson, NACAC’s Best Athletes of the Year

The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) made the anouncement on November 18th, as reported by the president of the association, Victor López in Havana Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson were chosen as the male and female 2016 North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Athletes of the Year, […] Continue reading

Henry Jaen and Misleidys Vargas Winners of Marabana 2016

Cuban runners Henry Jaen and Misleidys Vargas were the protagonists of this authentic party in the streets of Havaa, after they took the lead to become the marathon male and female winners, respectively Havana once again became host to the world’s runners this Sunday, November 20, with record participation in the 30th edition of the […] Continue reading

Cuba Announces Baseball Game for the Blind

A baseball match for the visually impaired will be held between teams from Cuba and Italy during the second half of November, which will be the first international event of this type involving Cuban athletes. Cuban blind people first practiced this sport in 2000 with Italian teachers Alfredo Mellit and Patricia Bombardieris, twelve years before […] Continue reading
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