The Cuban baseball team that will play a series of five exhibition games with a USA university selection was announced on Monday by manager Alfonso Urquiola. The games will be played in Matanzas on July 23-24 and in Pinar del Rio on the July 25-27.
With five gold medals, Cuba was crowned champion in the category of wrestling continental sports festival that continues today in the capital of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, reported Prensa Latina.
A record number of five former modern-era Cuban League veterans appear in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Minneapolis, Alexei Ramirez, Aroldis Chapman, Jose Dariel Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig. The only larger Cuban All-Star contingent numbered six in 1968,
There is nothing Cuban baseball fans would like more than to watch tonight’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game with five of their favorite players on the National and American League teams.
In the rain-delayed thirtieth renewal of the increasingly popular and always evolving Derby, Yoenis Céspedes wrote a piece of history by becoming only the second repeat (back-to-back) competition winner and the first since guaranteed Hall-of-Famer Ken Griffey Jr. a full fifteen years in the past.
The Cubans are back squarely in the major league limelight – at least if a somewhat tarnished mid-season All-Star Game extravaganza is any yardstick for center-stage attention.
Now that Argentina has made it to the World Cup final against Germany, the vast majority of Cubans are rooting for the white and sky-blue team. It’s not that the Germans have no followers in Cuba, but the greatest number of Cuban fans are divided between Brazil and Argentina.
Olympic champion and four-time world champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, Mijaín Lopez, heads the Cuban delegation that will compete July 15-17 in the Pan American Sports Festival in Mexico.
The Cuban under-18 baseball team defeated its Canadian rival by a score of 11-1 at the Palmar de Junco Stadium in Matanzas on Monday. It has now has won the first four games of an eight game exhibition series.
Two pitchers from Villa Clara, lefty Yasmany Hernandez and righty Diosdany Castillo, were suspended indefinitely from Cuban baseball after an attempt to escape the island two weeks earlier, states the local Vanguardia newspaper.