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‘I saw a monumental theft’: Maradona in scathing attack after England victory

'I saw a monumental theft': Maradona in scathing attack after England victory
Argentina legend Diego Maradona has declared England's 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Colombia in the last 16 of the World…
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Interview with Cuban Gymnast Erick Lopez

Erick Lopez is the athlete with the largest number of medals from the Pan American Games (18) and the most honored in the history of Cuban gymnastics, however, he has always been uncomfortable in front of the cameras. Publicity wasn’t his thing, and in spite of being unable to avoid the media, he has always appeared quite shy. Continue reading

Skateboarding in Cuba: a Marginalized Sport

The name of Havana’s iconic “Ciudad Libertad” (Liberty City) never made better sense. Four years ago, a group of young people created a space, using their own resources and initiative, where they could express themselves freely: their own skatepark. Continue reading

Cuba’s Soccer Fans Ready for the World Cup

Cuba will be one of the more than a hundred countries that won’t have its national soccer team playing in the World Cup in Russia, but that won’t stop soccer fever from taking over the island’s sports enthusiasts. Continue reading

Seeing Cuba Through Basketball

The spring of 2017 I got the chance to study abroad at the University of Havana at an exchange program managed by Butler University. It was my junior year at Gettysburg College and, as a Political Science major I jumped at the chance to study in a coun... Continue reading

Andres Iniesta’s Wine Business Is Central To His Next Career Move

Andres Iniesta's Wine Business Is Central To His Next Career Move
Andres Iniesta is poised to end his glittering stint with Barcelona very soon, and it seems as though the Spaniard's…
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Cuba with Strong Team to Wrestling World Cup

If visa is approved Cuba will attend the Wrestling World Cup in Iowa, US, with a very strong team of nine freestyle fighters, scheduled Friday and Saturday, the National Federation of this discipline said. Continue reading

Pinar on the Podium of Elite Archery Tournament

A total of six medals, one gold, two silvers and three bronzes, were won by the archers of the province in the National Elite Tournament of the sport held in Santiago de Cuba. Continue reading

Domadores of Cuba Lose Match in WSB

The Tigers of Uzbekistan broke the unbeaten record of the Domadores (Tamers) of Cuba in the 8th World Boxing Series (WSB) winning the match between them 4-1 in this capital. Continue reading

Lisandra Ordaz: I’ve Still Got Many Dreams to Fulfill

Even if she decided never to play chess again, Lisandra Ordaz has already made history. During the Don Modesto Castellón tournament at the end of 2017, she became the first Cuban woman to break the 2,400 Elo rating barrier, winning the title of International Master.

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Cuba Eliminated in Semifinals of the Caribbean Series

The Alzanes de Granma representing Cuba were eliminated on Wednesday evening from the Caribbean Series losing their semifinal do-or-die match 7-4 against the team from the Dominican Republic (Aguilas Cibaeñas). Continue reading

The Cuban Tamers Plan to Reach the Finals of 8th World Series

The Domadores (Tamers) of Cuba is now working to get included at the finals of the 8th edition of the World Series of Boxing (WSB), said Cuban National Boxing Federation president Alberto Puig. Continue reading

Cuba Baseball Finals Open Saturday Jan 20th

The grand finale of Cuban baseball will begin this Saturday in Las Tunas; After game two on Sunday, there will be a rest day before heading to Bayamo, home of the Granma team for games 3, 4 and 5. If needed, games 6 and 7 will be in Las Tunas. Continue reading

Cuba Begins its Baseball Postseason on January 4th

The performances of Matanzas and Las Tunas stood out, the latter with their best result ever, while the team from the capital (Industriales) took advantage of their good first half, because in the second they lost more than they won. Meanwhile, Granma ... Continue reading

Boxing: Once Again the Everlasting Spark of Cuban Sports

Boxing: Once Again the Everlasting Spark of Cuban Sports
  Boxing, with five gold medals and two more in the World Championship of Hamburg, ran off as the best…
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Pole Vaulter Silva and Boxer La Cruz, Cuba’s Best in 2017

Pole vaulter Yarisley Silva and boxer Julio Cesar La Cruz were voted as the best athletes of Cuba in 2017, it was announced at a ceremony held at the Coliseum of the Sports City. Continue reading

Quality Basketball Returns to Havana’s Sports City

The new qualifiers for the 2019 Basketball World Cup meant that Havana’s Sports City Coliseum was able to receive a national team from Puerto Rico, an excellent opportunity for fans of the game. Thanks to a donation from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the sporting arena also put on its best face and the floorboards were painted, huge screens were put up and clocks on top of the backboards and the players’ dressing rooms were reconditioned after a month of hard work. Continue reading

Nicaragua Ready to Receive Central American Games

Nicaragua is ironing out the final details before receiving around 3500 athletes from 28 different sports disciplines next month for the XI Central American Games, government authorities in Managua reported on Tuesday. Continue reading

Cuban Athletes Win Marabana Marathon Race

Henry Jaen, who scored time of 2 hours, 28 minutes and 42 seconds, was the first to cross the fibisging line Cuban Henry Jaen won for the fifth time, second in a row, the marathon event of the Marabana Marathon Race, while his countryman Richer Perez became champion for 7th consecutive year of the half […] Continue reading

Cuban Official Appointed Chairman of WSB Commission

Cuban Alberto Puig de la Barca, member of the AIBA Executive Committee and head of the Cuban Boxing Federation (FCB by its Spanish acronym), was appointed chairman of the Commission of the World Series of Boxing (WSB), which eighth edition will begin n... Continue reading

Yuliesky Gourriel, the Rookie Champion from Cuba

For 13 seasons, Yuliesky Gourriel was unsuccessfully looking for the crown in Cuba's National Baseball League. However, in his first full season in Major League Baseball, he won the champion ring with the Houston Astros. Continue reading

Liván Moinelo: “I’m very tired …”

Pinar del Rio pitcher Liván Moinelo is making a praiseworthy performance in the Japanese Professional League with his team Softbank Falcons, which discusses the title against the stars of the DeNA these days.

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Houston Astros Win Game 5 And Take 3-2 Lead In World Series

Houston Astros Win Game 5 And Take 3-2 Lead In World Series
After five hours and 17 minutes and more than 400 pitches, the Houston Astros won Game 5 of the World…
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Houston Astros Win Game 5 And Take 3-2 Lead In World Series

Houston Astros Win Game 5 And Take 3-2 Lead In World Series
After five hours and 17 minutes and more than 400 pitches, the Houston Astros won Game 5 of the World…
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Will Fans in Cuba Get to See the World Series?

The voice ran from mouth to mouth, and social networks exploded: the World Series of Major League Baseball was to be broadcast live in Cuba. Informed sources gave it as a fact, and thousands of fans gathered before their television on Tuesday evening t... Continue reading

Rugby & US Football in Cuba, Past and Present

Rugby, in its different forms, has been played in Cuba for many years, although it still continues to suffer a kind of curse because it doesn’t receive the institutional support it should. Continue reading