Victor Rivas, 22, born in Cuba’s Isla de la Juventud, is one of the nearly 200 Cuban baseball players trying their luck in the Dominican Republic, hoping to make the leap to the Major Leagues with his talent, effort, the help of some friends and, most importantly, a lot of luck.
Crippled by player losses over the last several years, the Cuban national baseball team was eliminated from the Premier 12 baseball tournament in the quarter final round by South Korea in a lopsided 7-2 game on Monday in Taipei.
After finishing its qualifying round play 3-2, team Cuba plays a do-or-die quarter final game with South Corea in Taipei as of 5:30 a.m. Cuban time on Monday.
After a poor opener, losing 5-1 to Canada, team Cuba rebounded for two hard fought wins over Holland 6-5 and Puerto Rico 8-7 in 10 innings in the Premier 12 baseball tournament in Taipei. They have the day off on Friday, playing the host Chinese Taipei on Saturday.
From November 8 to 21, Japan and Taiwan will welcome the world’s best 12 baseball squadrons, set to compete for the first time in Premier 12, a tournament that today replaces yesterday’s World Cups while preserving the aim of gathering the best teams on the planet and awarding the winning country the world title.
The Executive Committee of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) has made a decision many consider controversial and hasty: to strip Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KO) of his super-bantamweight belt. WBO executives explained that the decision was made over the Santiago de Cuba boxer’s long periods of inactivity
Cuban gymnast Manrique Larduet made history this Friday after winning a silver at the all-around competition of the 46th World Gymnastics Championship held in Glasgow, Scotland.
Despite their incipient nature, the current, more flexible diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States have had multiple repercussions on the island, and one of them has been the increase in famous people interested in visiting the country.
The loneliness of the long distance runner is one of the harshest. This what we read in Alan Sillitoe’s story, but it is also a reality the millions of people around the planet who undertake this noble activity face every day, in an unequivocal show of strength, will and limitless endurance.
US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather made a quick visit to Cuba on Tuesday, former Cuban boxer Jorge Hernandez told dpa news. “Floyd was here in Havana,” explained Hernandez