Basketball legend Shaq O’Neal arrives in Cuba today for a four-day visit, sent by President Obama as a special ambassador for the sport.
Yulieski Gourriel, the star Cuban infielder from Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, has taken his second step towards achieving the dream of playing in the Majors, obtaining his free agency Monday that makes him eligible to sign with any MLB team. We could be seeing his debut as early as July or August this year.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, 74, died on Friday night at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona where he was admitted in the morning for respiratory problems. The three-time heavyweight champion suffered from Parkinson’s disease.
The 2015-2016 Cuban baseball season came to end on Sunday with Ciego de Avila winning game seven of the championship series 8-0 over Pinar del Rio. Ciego repeated as the league champions.
A spectacular comeback by Pinar del Rio set the stage for game seven of the Cuban baseball league finals today in Ciego de Avila. The probable starting pitchers are right-handers Erlis Casanova for Pinar y Dachel Duquesne for Ciego de Avila.
The Cuban baseball league best-of-seven finals shifts to Pinar del Rio on Sunday with the hosts down 2-0 to the defending champion Ciego de Avila. On Thursday, Ciego won 2-1 in a 13-inning pitching duel.
The semifinals of the Cuban baseball playoffs are in full swing with Matanzas holding a 2-1 lead over Pinar del Rio while the defending champion Ciego de Avila holds a 2-0 lead over Havana’s Industriales.
On Tuesday March 22nd, a freshly renovated Latinoamericano Stadium hosted the Tampa Bay Rays for an exhibition game against Team Cuba, with the assistance of presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro, giving the game an even greater historical connotation. (36 photos)
It was a historic day at Havana’s Latinoamericano Stadium on Tuesday with the Tampa Bay Rays playing the Cuban national team in an exhibition game with presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro among the 50,000 strong audience.
The awaited exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Team Cuba takes place shortly after 2:00 p.m this afternoon at Havana’s Latinoamericano Stadium.