Sports at the Forefront of New Cuba-US Relations

May 22, 2015 | 3 comments

As part of a phenomenon that extends beyond the political and touches other areas of society, the sports sector reacted quickly and US professional clubs began to express their interest in hiring Cuban baseball players only hours after that historical announcement.

From World Boxing Champion to Pig Farmer

May 20, 2015 | 2 comments

Richard Abril has just returned from the United States. When I contacted him for this interview, the first and only question on my mind was whether he was actually thinking about quitting boxing to raise pigs on his farm on the Isla de la Juventud?

Havana Challenge Boats Arrive in Cuba

May 19, 2015 | 9 comments

Sailboats and other vessels participating in the Havana Challenge regatta arrived to Cuba from Florida around noon on Tuesday in the area of the US Interests Section, soon to be the US Embassy. (14 photos)

Cuban Female Boxer Waiting For a Ring

May 19, 2015 | 2 comments

Namibia Flores returned to the United States some days ago after attending the screening of a documentary about her life, which glosses over a young woman’s frustration over being denied the opportunity to represent her country, Cuba, as women’s boxing remains without recognition by the island’s sports institute.

Sailboats revive the Florida Strait between Cuba and the USA

May 17, 2015 | 1 Comment »

After a 15 year freeze, the waters separating Cuba and the United States warmed again to the event dubbed the “Havana Challenge,” organized by the Cuban Yacht Club, the Key West Yacht Club and the Key West Navigation Center.

MLB Commissioner Manfred Announces Possible Spring Training Games in Cuba for 2016

April 25, 2015 | 8 comments

Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed the intentions of Major League Baseball to stage exhibition games in Cuba during the Spring Training of 2016, notes on Friday.

NBA Begins First Training Academy in Cuba

April 24, 2015 | 3 comments

The NBA opened the first training academy of a professional US basketball league in Cuba on Thursday, made possible by the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Havana

Cuban Baseball Star Suspended after Escape Attempt

April 19, 2015 | 3 comments

The bleeding of Cuban baseball continued this past week with the announcement of the suspension of Villa Clara player Ramón Lunar after he was caught in an attempt to leave the country illegally.

Ciego de Avila Wins Cuba Baseball Title

April 13, 2015 | No Comments »

A Yander Guevara made for deciding games and an offensive that took off from the very first episode, left no doubt about the intentions of the Ciego de Avila Tigers to win the Cuban baseball league championship.

Isla de la Juventud Forces Ciego de Avila to Play Game 7 on Saturday

April 11, 2015 | No Comments »

Against the wall, the Isla de la Juventud Pirates managed a 5-3 win over Ciego de Avila on Friday to force a deciding game seven of the Cuban baseball championship series on Saturday afternoon at 4:15 p.m. in Ciego de Avila.