A Young Cuban Baseball Player In Search of a Future

November 26, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

Cuba Ousted at Premier 12 by South Korea

November 18, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

Cuba – South Korea Live in Must Win Quarterfinal Game

November 16, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

Cuba Edges Past Holland and Puerto Rico in Premier 12 Baseball Tournament

November 12, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

Premier 12: The Monetary Incentives of a New Baseball Tournament

November 5, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

Cuban Boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux Stripped of His Belt

November 3, 2015 | 1 Comment »

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

Cuba’s Manrique Larduet Becomes World’s Second Best Gymnast

November 2, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

Showbiz and Sport Legends in Havana

October 28, 2015 | 2 comments

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.

On Being a Marathon Runner in Cuba

October 14, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

Floyd Mayweather in Brief Visit to Cuba

October 13, 2015 | 2 comments

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