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Indian Centenarian Athlete Wins Gold at World Masters Games (+photos)

The Indian sprinter clocked one minute 14 seconds, a mere 64.42 seconds off Usain Bolt’s 100m world record set in 2009 101-year-old Man Kaur won the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on April 24, the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete’s remarkable late-blooming career. According to news.asiaone.com, the Indian […] Continue reading

LatAm Athletes Attend Panama Special Olympics

The event brings together more than 800 athletes and coaches from 21 countries, including Cuba The 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games, which today brings together more than 800 athletes and coaches from 21 countries stands out for the determination, skill, dedication, but above all, inclusion. Until April 28, the Flame of Hope will burn, […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball Players to Play in Can-Am League

The news was announced during a press conference held at Havana’s Latinoamericano stadium with the participation of the manager of Les Capitales de Quebec Yurisbel Gracial, Lázaro Blanco, Miguel Lahera, Alexander Ayala, Julio Pablo Martínez and Yordan Manduley will join the ranks of teams from the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am) League, which […] Continue reading

Cuba-United States Baseball Tournament Next July

Cuba and the United States will face each other in the traditional bilateral baseball tournament, founded in 1987, this July 2-7 According to various media outlets on the island, this time the event will be held in South Carolina and will be co-hosted by the U.S. baseball clubs Charlotte Knights and Durham Bulls. This annual […] Continue reading

America Celebrates First World Baseball Classic Win

The United States broke through to win their first World Baseball Classic title with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico in Los Angeles on Wednesday   Puerto Rico came in with a spotless 7-0 record in the 16-team tournament but the Americans (6-2) were not to be denied and the losers finished runners-up for […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Archers Seek to Stay on Top

Sancti Spiritus will host from this Thursday to next Saturday the Elite Archery Tournament, where the best archers of the national team as well as athletes from 10 provinces will participate. It is worth mentioning the presence in the competition of Cuba’s three best archers of the moment, led by local athlete Adrián Puentes, who […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses to Netherlands, Out of WBC

The Netherlands knocked out 14-1 Cuba, which ended thus its performance in the 4th World Baseball Classic (WBC) The European team deployed an overwhelming offensive of 13 hits, including 4 homeruns, and also had an outstanding performance of its starting pitcher, lefty Diegomar Markwell, who allowed only one run and 4 hits in six innings. […] Continue reading

Cuba Qualifies for Second Round in WBC

Alfredo Despaigne sent a 91mph pitch from left hander Lachlan Wells into the stands behind left field in the Tokyo Dome, catapulting Cuba into the second round of the World Baseball Classic, batting in four runs to ensure the 4-3 victory. If  Despaigne made the big play, pitcher Miguel Lahera certified the win delivering two […] Continue reading

WBC: Cuba Defeats China and Gest First Win (+photos)

With a 1-1 record through two games and only a game against Australia remaining, the Cubans kept alive their chances of advancing to the tournament’s second round An opening loss to Japan put Cuba under pressure in the World Baseball Classic, and three innings of frustration against China and Bruce Chen only made things worse. […] Continue reading

US Major League Baseball Holds Negotiations with Cuba

US Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed in Tokyo that negotiations between his organization and Cuba are underway There is a dialogue of mutual interest that continues. The main topics are the free circulation of Cuban players to the Major Leagues and the possibility that they return to their country out of season, Manfred […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses First Game to Japan in WBC

While it wasn’t a great night for Cuba, 19-year-old right fielder Yoelkis Cespedes made an impressive World Baseball Classic debut Japan manager Hiroki Kokubu was concerned his team would feel nervous in Tuesday night’s World Baseball Classic opener. The nerves went away fast. Japan took an early lead, broke the game open with a five-run […] Continue reading

Peruvian Soccer Player Dedicates Scored Goal to Fidel Castro (+photos)

During a press conference also held in Havana, the athlete noted that he was very sad to hear of the news of the Comandante en Jefe’s passing Until recently, Juan Comingues was unknown to Cubans. He has been gaining notoriety on the island since November 27, 2016, after dedicating a goal to Comandante en Jefe […] Continue reading

Sancti Spíritus, Best Province in National Cycling Classic

Sancti Spíritus finished in the first place among the Cuban provinces that participated in the National Cycling Classic, which was run between Guantánamo and Havana, and was attended by nearly a hundred cyclists. The previous preparation of the competitors, the collective work and their commitment, were highlighted as the key aspects that led to success, […] Continue reading

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
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