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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

Leinier Dominguez: I Try to Reach My Limits in Chess

When entering the home of Lenier Dominguez in Havana, a board with a game of chess with glass pieces receives you in the middle of a small table in the middle of this living room, and you already realize that you aren’t in anyone’s old home, but in a kind of temple where Caissa, the goddess of 64 squares, rules. Continue reading

Yasmany Acosta, a Cuban Wrester Competing for Chile

Chile took the medal for South America in the World Wrestling Championships a few days ago in Paris. However, this historic event is in grand part due to Cuba’s group of trainers. Yasmani Acosta was the one responsible for this debut on the medal stand at the 2017 Paris Championships. Continue reading

7 Cuban Boxers Qualify to WBC Semi-finals

With seven boxers in semi-finals, Cuba is the most-represented country in the World Boxing Championship (WBC), which is held in Hamburg, Germany. Continue reading

Cuba Baseball 2017 Schedule

Many visitors to Cuba like to catch a baseball game as part of their trip. The 2017-2018 season got under way on August 5th. The first round of play continues through October 3rd. Continue reading

A Cuba-Canada Baseball Relationship

Last month, from July 14 to July 25, a Cuban baseball team visited Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast. The team from Union de Reyes in Matanzas province was hosted by the Chemainus & District Baseball Association. (8 photos) Continue reading

Messi and CR7 Headline UEFA Player of the Year Shortlist

Barcelona FC star Lionel Messi, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon have been shortlisted for the 2016/17 UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award, with the winner to be named during the group stage draw on A... Continue reading

Yarisley Silva Wins First Medal for Cuba at IAAF World Championship

Local Yarisley Silva won the bronze medal at the Athletics World Championship underway in London, Great Britain. Continue reading

Baseball in Cuba, Where’s it Going?

Word on the street has caused uneasiness among managers and trainers, but every day there are less and less ways of avoiding it: Cuban baseball is suffering a crisis and nothing else. Teams involved in international competitions have just proven this i... Continue reading

Cuba Continues Losing Ways in Baseball

The Cuban squad managed by Roger Machado suffered its second defeat in the friendly series with a university team of the United States. Including the team’s play in the Can-Am league in Canada, the islanders now have 18 losses in 23 games. Continue reading

Cuba and United States Start Friendly Fight in Baseball

Cuba and United States Start Friendly Fight in Baseball
Cuba and the United States are starting today in several North Carolina locations the sixth baseball cap, considered a national…
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Cuba Baseball Coaches Get Rough with Canadian Umpires

The Cuban team (5-16) playing in the Can-Am baseball league in Canada ended its play for the season with a 6-5 loss to the league leading Rockland Boulders (30-10) on Thursday evening. It was in the top of the ninth inning that all hell broke loose af... Continue reading

Sentences Reduced on Cuban Volleyball Players Convicted of Rape in Finland

Five Cuban volleyball players convicted after a rape scandal in Finland received a reduction in their sentences by an appeals court in the northern city of Turku, and one of them was immediately released. Continue reading

Víctor Mesa: “I Will Be Better than my Dad”

“I will be better than my dad”, that was the beginning of a dialogue with Victor Mesa, who is training these days at Capitan San Luis stadium of Pinar del Rio, along with the junior team that will participate in the World Baseball Championship of the category the upcoming September.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to appear in a Spanish court on July 31 to testify in a case in which he is accused of evading taxes, according to The Confidential newspaper. Continue reading

Cuba’s Domadores Looking to Create a Dynasty

For the fourth consecutive time, Cuban boxing has reached its goal of making the finals in the World Series of Boxing (WSB), just as the Tournament of the Americas is underway in Honduras, June 10-18, where they hope to qualify for the 19th World Champ... Continue reading

Cuba to Attend Grand Prix in Cancun with Eight Athletes

Cuba will attend the Grand Prix of Judo in Cancun, Mexico with 8 fighters, in a competition that has confirmed the presence of 190 athletes from 39 nations up to now, and giving points for the world ranking. Continue reading

Nearly Half a Hundred Cuban Athletes Contracted Overseas

Almost half a hundred Cuban athletes from seven different disciplines are currently playing under contracts in 11 nations, protected by legal rules and by the principle of protecting the athletes. Continue reading

Cuban Pitching Needs Improvement

Since its emergence in the second half of the 19th century, baseball has featured nine positions, of which one is considered to be the most important of all: the pitcher. Continue reading

Five Cuban Players Sign with Can-Am League

Five Cuban baseball players that will participate in the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am) League, signed their respective contracts on May 5, in the protocol lounge of Havana’s Latinoamericano Stadium.

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A Return to Soccer

It took the President of the International Football Association Board (FIFA), Gianni Infantino from Switzerland, only a few hours to gain a good impression of Cuba, traveling to the island for the first time on Saturday, April 29, as part of a working ... Continue reading

Reoffending Cuban Volleyball Players

Less than a month ago, there was a commotion in international sports media outlets after a report was published about the five Cuban volleyball players who are locked up in Finland, complaining about their living conditions and the lack of communicatio... Continue reading

Double Gold for a Second Time

Cuba’s men’s and women’s teams saw a repeat of their success in La Paz, Baja California, at the beginning of the month, after winning gold in the Norceca Beach Volleyball Tour, held in the Caiman Islands.

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Crossing Cuba on a Bicycle without Resting

Austrian cyclist Jacob Zurl has set himself the challenge to cross the entire island of Cuba without a break. It entails 1,450 kilometers (900 miles) and he plans to cover it in 55 hours. Continue reading

Real Madrid, a Soccer Fan Club in Havana

The world’s biggest soccer teams have fan clubs in every corner of the Earth, but because of Cuba’s peculiarities, there are very few official fan clubs based in this corner of the Caribbean. “Official” fan clubs are those which have received the soccer team’s approval, as many unofficial ones have popped up all over the archipelago. Continue reading

Guerrero Secures a Home Victory

The title stayed in town, with Cuban Osleni Guerrero winning his sixth consecutive title in the Giradilla International Badminton Tournament, March 26, defeating Italy's Rosario Maddaloni, ranked number one in the event, 2-0, with the same score, 21-15... Continue reading