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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

Frederich Cepeda in Cuban Team to Veracruz 2014

Sancti Spiritus outstanding outfielder Frederich Cepeda Cruz, is one of the 24 players that make up the Cuban baseball team to participate in the Central American and Caribbean Games, to be held November 14th to 30th. The team was announced in a press conference at Havana’s Latinoamericano Stadium. The squad will be coached by Victor […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Baseball Team: End of a Generation?

A lot of fans in the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus are concerned about the team’s last place in the past Baseball National Season (SNB, for its Spanish acronym); and their restlessness won’t disappear for the coming edition (54th SNB) to be initiated in September. Breaking Ball: the Gourriel Brothers out of the Roosters […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Swimmer Queen of School Games

All the fears that Melisa Maura Morejón Moreira felt four years ago, when she went into the water for the first time, were left behind. According to her swimming coach, Iván Reyes, she overcame them with discipline, will, strength, and resistance. This way, Melisa managed to win eight medals, all the possible ones, at this […] Continue reading

2014 World Cup Inaugurated

Brazil 2014 World Cup was inaugurated this afternoon at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians, which led to the first game of the event, the match between Brasil and Croatia. The ceremony lasted only 25 minutes, thus becoming one of the shortest in the history of World Cup competitions. The show artistic director, Brazilian Daphné Cornez, had […] Continue reading

Sao Paulo Zero Hour: 2014 World Cup Brazil

With a backdrop of last-minute tensions and a gorgeous stadium still undergoing its final touches, Sao Paulo is inscribing its name today in soccer history, with the honor of opening a World Cup still full of unknowns. The trend of social protest and more than a few organizational problems in recent weeks, will necessarily end […] Continue reading
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