Baseball in Cuba, Where’s it Going?

July 11, 2017 | 8 comments

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 in recent days.

Cuba Continues Losing Ways in Baseball

July 4, 2017 | 3 comments

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.

Cuba Baseball Coaches Get Rough with Canadian Umpires

June 30, 2017 | 12 comments

The Cuban team playing in the Can-Am baseball league in Canada ended its play for the season with a loss to the Rockland Boulders on Thursday. However, all hell broke loose in the 9th inning after an overturned call, in a highly embarrassing finish silenced thus far in Cuba.

Sentences Reduced on Cuban Volleyball Players Convicted of Rape in Finland

June 30, 2017 | 2 comments

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.

Reoffending Cuban Volleyball Players

April 27, 2017 | No Comments »

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 communication with their families.

Crossing Cuba on a Bicycle without Resting

April 17, 2017 | 7 comments

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.

Real Madrid, a Soccer Fan Club in Havana

April 12, 2017 | No Comments »

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.

Cuba Sent Home by the Netherlands with 14-1 Debacle

March 15, 2017 | No Comments »

The World Baseball Classic ended for Cuba on Wednesday after losing an embarrassing 14-1 to the Netherlands in seven innings, shortened on the mercy rule.

Cuba Fights Hard, Loses to Japan in WBC

March 14, 2017 | No Comments »

Three times Cuba had the lead over Japan in their World Baseball Classic clash on Tuesday in Tokyo. However, it wasn’t enough. With three runs in the bottom of the eighth, including the second homer of the game by Tetsuto Yamada, Japan took an 8-5 lead that held.

Cuba Loses 4-1 to Upstart Israel in WBC

March 12, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Cuba has more than a century of baseball tradition; people in Israel have little interest in the sport. When the two teams met earlier today in the Tokyo Dome, it was the upstarts that outplayed the weakened Cuban team by a score of 4-1.