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Six Cuban baseball players to feature in Can-Am League

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Yurisbel Gracial, Lázaro Blanco, Miguel Lahera, Alexander Ayala, Julio Pablo Martínez and Yordan Manduley will join the ranks of teams from the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am) League, which kicks off May 8 through the first week of September, as part of a collaborative initiative between the Cuban Baseball Federation and the aforementioned organization.

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Cuba qualifies for second round

Pelotero de Cuba

Alfredo Despaigne sent a 91mph pitch from left hander Lachlan Wells into the stands behind left field in the Tokyo Dome, catapulting Cuba into the second round of the World Baseball Classic, batting in four runs to ensure the 4-3 victory.

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Cuba wins its first game

Peloteros cubanos

Yesterday March 7, Cuba defeated China 6-0 in its second game of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, underway in the Japanese capital’s majestic Tokyo Dome. The game remained 0-0 for the first thee innings, with the Cuban team leaving several players on base, without being able to score.

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A shot on goal at La Polar

Goal

It’s difficult to follow him as he briskly walks around what will be Cuba’s first artificial-turf soccer pitch, currently being built in Havana’s La Polar sports complex. Caraballo, director of the center, keeps a keen eye on both the construction brigades and workers from a non-agricultural cooperative, working alongside Spanish specialists, to build the new facility.

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Cuba’s experience in Culiacán

Cuba deportes beisbol

Cuba finished its participation in the 59th Caribbean Series held in Culiacán, Mexico, taking fourth place, which does not adequately reflect the accomplishments of the team managed by veteran strategist Carlos Martí, who will lead the country’s players to the upcoming 4th World Classic.

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Latinoamericano Stadium turns 70!

stadiun latinoamericano

The Grand Cerro, now the Latinoamericano, or simply the Latino, stands majestically as the continuator of Cuba’s baseball history in its predecessors, the centenary Palmar de Junco in Matanzas, and other capital city venues like Almendares Park and the Tropical, currently known as the Pedro Marrero.

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Vigil to honor victims of terrorism

Vigilia Barbados

Hundreds of students, athletes, and workers gathered yesterday evening, October 5, to honor the thousands of victims of terrorist acts against Cuba over the last 50 years.

The event took place at Havana’s José Martí Memorial, on the eve of the anniversary of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner mid-flight off the coast of Barbados, with families of the martyrs in attendance.

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Omara Durand continues to break records

Omara Duramd

Omara Durand, who has already secured four records in this Paralympic Games, will seek her second gold medal this Monday, September 12, the third for the Cuban delegation.

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From Río to Tokyo

Rio clausura Juegos

Río 2016 is over, the 31st Olympiad has ended;, the first Olympic Games held in South America is now history. The curtain fell on the global competition Sunday, August 21, with the closing ceremony taking place in the legendary Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium, or simply the Maracaná. The Olympic torch was extinguished in this temple of Brazilian football, which since August 5 bore witness to multiple athletic achievements, while the Olympic flag was formally handed over to the governor of Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Games.

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Julio César secures Cuba’s third Río gold

Julio Cesar, medalla de oro

With Cuba’s third gold medal stemming from the fists of Julio César La Cruz, in the 81 kilogram boxing division, the Cuban delegation remains firmly in position 21 on the 31st Olympic Games medal table, while preparing for further competition in the closing days.