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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

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

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

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

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

Dayaris Mestre Wins Cuba’s First Title in Toronto (+photos)

Sancti Spiritus judo athlete, Dayaris Mestre, won this Saturday the first gold medal for the Cuban delegation attending the XVII Pan American Games being held in Toronto, Canada. Mestre, who had a wazari win over Argentinian Paula Pareto in the 48-kg final, retaliated for what happened in Guadalajara 2011, when the South American athlete, current […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Athletes Attend Judo Grand Prix Budapest

Sancti Spiritus judo athletes Dayaris Mestre and Greter Romero will compete at the Grand Prix of Budapest, Hungary, to be held June 13-14, with the attendance of some 70 countries. The event, which is part of the traditional European tour, will grant points for the world ranking in each of the categories, and will count […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Athletes to Compete in Toronto

When the qualifying period for Toronto’s XVII Pan American Games is almost over, Sancti Spiritus has already secured nearly twenty tickets, while hoping to add a few more before July. The already-classified group of athletes is led by locals Eglys de la Cruz (shooting), and Yosbani Veitía (boxing), who are both also qualified for the […] Continue reading

Outstanding Cepeda in Cuba’s Third Place at Champions Cup

Cuba secured third place at the NORCECA Champions Cup with a 25-17, 25-22, 25-15 victory over Mexico at Joe Louis Arena. The Caribbean country finished the tournament with a 1-2 record, while Mexico finished 0-3. Neither team qualified for the FIVB World Cup, but both brought young teams to the tournament. Sancti Spiritus Rolando Cepeda […] Continue reading

Canoe Sprint: Sancti Spiritus Serguey Torres Grabbed Gold Medal in Portugal

Cuban Serguey Torres conquered the gold medal in the C1 Senior Men Category at a distance of 5000 meters, in the last day of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup, with venue in the city of Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal. Torres dominated the distance (non-Olympic) last Sunday with time of 22.12.060 minutes, followed by Chinese Peng Fei […] Continue reading

Frederich Cepeda on the Caribbean Series: the True Hero was the Team

Sancti Spiritus outfielder Frederich Cepeda, who is considered one of the best Cuban baseball players ever, was interviewed by Escambray, upon his return from the Caribbean Series, where his performance was key factor for the victory of the team. “I already said I didn’t play to be the hero. The game just kept placing the […] Continue reading

Cuba Winner of Caribbean Baseball Series

Cuban Baseball Team Los Vegueros de Pinar del Rio became the champions of the Caribbean Series this Sunday, with the 3-2 defeat over Tomateros de Culiacán, in the tournament final. Yulieski Gourriel hit a solo homer in the top of the eighth for the run that gave Cuba a surprise victory in the Caribbean Series […] Continue reading

Cuba Beats Venezuela, Competes for Title in Caribbean Series Final (+photos)

Frederich Cepeda went 4 for 4 and drove in five runs, leading Cuba over Venezuela 8-4 Saturday night and into the championship game of the Caribbean Series. Cuba will play Mexico for the title. The Cubans had won only one previous game in this tournament going into this semfinal while Venezuela had been undefeated. Cepeda, […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Paid Posthumous Tribute to Heriberto Moreno

Sport workers and residents of Sancti Spiritus paid posthumous tribute this Monday to Heriberto Moreno Donate, who died last Saturday of a heart attack, at the age of sixty six.  Moreno was director of sports in this central Cuban province for almost forty years. The funeral service took place at the local Yayabo sport center, […] Continue reading

Best 2014 Athletes Honored in Sancti Spiritus

Sancti Spiritus Teatro Principal hosted this Saturday the ceremony in which the best athletes of this year were awarded. José Ramón Monteagudo Ruíz, first secretary of the Party in the territory, handed out diplomas of recognition to the best individual sport athletes Eglis de la Cruz Farfán (shooting), and Yosbany Veitía (boxing), as well as […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Athletes Outstanding in Veracruz (+photos)

Sancti Spiritus 19-athletes delegation which attended the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games, held in Veracruz, Mexico, had an significant performance.  Eighteen of them got at least one medal, while thirteen won the title in their respective competitions. Thus, the local sport team was awarded a total of 18 gold, 4 silver, and 5 bronze […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Athletes’ Wins on First Day in Veracruz

Sancti Spiritus delegation contributed with four medals to the Cuban medal table, during the first day of competitions in the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games, underway in Veracruz, Mexico, until next November 30th. Cuba’s first gold medal was won by Sancti Spiritus conoeist, Serguey Torres, who finished first in the C-1 1000 meters final.  […] Continue reading
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