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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
The boxing dual meet between a Cuban provincial team, and a team from the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showed that sport exchanges between Cuba and the US are opening ways for normalization of bilateral relations.
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
Havana.- The Cuban Boxing Federation announced Monday that there will be a dual meet among fighters from the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio and the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 22.
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Havana.- Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne will sign with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, club of the Japanese Baseball League (NPB), the Cuban Federation of that sport said.
Despaigne, leader of the Cuban team to the coming 4th World Baseball Cla... Continue reading
Paris, Half a hundred cities from all continents issued a statement today in support of the candidacy of Paris to host 2024 Olympic Games, recognizing the leadership of the French capital in many areas.