Sports


Yulieski Gourriel Gets $47.5 Million from Houston Astros

July 16, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Yulieski Gourriel, the most complete Cuban baseball player, has signed a $47.5 million dollar contract with the Houston Astros, reports baseballdecuba.com.




Is Cuba Ready for Women in the Ring?

July 13, 2016 | No Comments »

For quite some time now, the famous Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, where almost all of Cuba’s professional boxing champions have come from, has women among its regular trainees. They dream of being able to compete officially in international competitions.




Cuba Will Punish Volleyball Players Suspected of Rape in Finland

July 4, 2016 | 8 comments

The Cuban Volleyball Federation said today that it will take action against six players of the national team who are detained in Finland, accused of allegedly raping a woman.




Is an International Cuba Baseball Team Possible?

June 30, 2016 | No Comments »

It’s what the great majority of Cuban baseball fans want, but taking a team to the 2017 World Baseball Classic including players who have abandoned the island, is more of a dream than a reality.




Shaq O’Neal, Joy on a Havana Basketball Court

June 27, 2016 | 1 Comment »

What struck me the most about Shaquille O’Neal wasn’t his giantesque stature but his fun and open personality that very few sports stars or artists who come to the City of the Moment recently, have.




Obama Sends Shaq O’Neal to Cuba as a Sports Ambassador

June 25, 2016 | No Comments »

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.




Bidding War Coming over Cuba’s Yulieski Gourriel

June 14, 2016 | No Comments »

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.




The One and Only Muhammad Ali Dies

June 3, 2016 | 4 comments

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.




Cuba Baseball Season Ends, Ciego de Avila Repeats as Champs

April 17, 2016 | No Comments »

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.




Cuban Baseball Finals Down to Tie-Breaker on Sunday, Watch Live

April 17, 2016 | No Comments »

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.