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July 6 , 2017
Cuban beach volley duo to debut in Gsteed, Switzerland

The Cuban duo of Sergio Gonzalez-Nivaldo Diaz will make its debut today against the hosts Nico Beeler-Marco Krattiger, on the second day of the stop of the World Beach Volleyball Tour in Gsteed, Switzerland.

June 1 , 2017
Cuban Despaigne leads Japan´s Pacific League in RBIs and HRs

Cuban ballplayer Alfredo Despaigne had one of his best performances this season in Japanese professional baseball (NPB) when hitting 3 for 4, with a home run and two RBIs, to tie in the leadership of both stats in the Pacific League.

May 24 , 2017
National Championship for Physically Disabled started in Granma

The national swimming championship for physically disabled began this Tuesday  at the Vicente Quesada Sports Combination of Bayamo, with the participation of 68 Cuban athletes and 15 guests from Mexico.

May 16 , 2017
Cuban Arlenis Sierra third in Tour of California, leads in sprints

Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra had an amazing performance in the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, United States, by finishing third in the women´s general individual classification.

May 4 , 2017
Cuban Despaigne ranks Third in RBIs in Japanese Professional Baseball League

Cuban Alfredo Despaigne hit 1 for 4 and drove in two runs to help the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks to beat 14-4 the Seibu Lions on the Japanese professional baseball league (NPB). Despaigne now amounts 20 RBIs and ranks third of that stat in the Pacific League.

April 26 , 2017
Granma Baseball Team will head May Day parade in Bayamo

The Granma baseball team, also known as Alazanes, and champion of the last National Series, will lead the May Day parade, International Workers’ Day, in this National Monument City.

April 19 , 2017
Cuban slugger Despaigne homers in Japan

Cuban baseball player Alfredo Despaigne hit his second home run of the season in the Japanese Professional Baseball League (NPB), thus contributing to the 10-3 victory of his team, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, over the Chiba Lotte Marines.

April 10 , 2017
Cuban beach volleyball pairs win tournament in Mexico

The Cuban pairs of Karell Peña-Daisel Quesada and Leila Martínez-Lidianis Echeverría won the La Paz beach volleyball tournament in the Mexican state of Baja California.

March 20 , 2017
Cuban Sierra finishes second in UCI Women´s World Tour stage in Italy

Cuban Arlenis Sierra, Guadalajara 2011 Pan-American champion and member of the Italian-Kazakh club Astana, ranked second in the third round of the UCI Women´s World Tour, held in Cittiglio, province of Varese, Italy.

February 17 , 2017
Cuba with New Blood for Upcoming World Baseball Classic

Cuba is readying its National Team for the upcoming 4th World Baseball Classic, incorporating young talented prospects that are willing to excel and show their potential on the field.

February 15 , 2017
Cuba’s experience in Culiacán

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.

February 13 , 2017
Bayamo said good bye to the players for the World Baseball Classic

A huge representation of residents of this city, said good bye at the Plaza of the Revolution this Sunday, to members of the Granma team that will play as Cuba in the fourth World Baseball Classic.

February 13 , 2017
Cuban outfielder Roel Santos says he will have great performance in WBC

Roel Santos, member of the Cuban team to the 4th World Baseball Classic (WBC), said that currently his priority is to make every effort to have a great performance in that strong tournament and contribute to the victories of his squad.

February 10 , 2017
Cheerful and huge welcome to the Granma Sorrels

With music, dancing, hugs and kisses, hundreds of residents of Bayamo, capital of the Granma province, received this Thursday members of team that represented Cuba in the 59 Caribbean Baseball Series, finished last day in Culiacán, Mexico.

February 8 , 2017
Announced List of Cuban Squad to the World Baseball Classic

The Cuban team to the 4th World Baseball Classic was announced today.

February 8 , 2017
Granma baseball team arrives from Caribbean Series

The Granma Alazanes, representatives of Cuba in the 59th Caribbean Baseball Series, will be received today in this city after their participation in that strong contest, won by Puerto Rico´s Caguas Criollos.

February 7 , 2017
Cuban team sad for loss in semifinal of Caribbean Series

Unhappy as Cubans are when something does not go well, that´s the way in which the Granma Alazanes felt are after being defeated by the Mexicali Aguilas in the semifinal of the 59 th Caribbean Baseball Series, whose final will take place today in Culiacan city, Mexico.

February 6 , 2017
Caribbean Baseball Series Enters in Semifinals

Mexico is playing Cuba and Venezuela, Puerto Rico in the semifinals today of the Caribbean Baseball Series in the New Stadium of the Culiacan Tomateros (Tomato Growers).

February 3 , 2017
Vladimir Garcia announced as starter against Puerto Rico

Vladimir Garcia was announced as the starting pitcher to face today Puerto Rico´s Caguas Criollos, in the second presentation of the Cuban team in the 2017 Caribbean Baseball Series, based in the city of Culiacan, Mexico.

February 2 , 2017
Cuba opens Caribbean Series with victory over the Dominican Republic

The Cuban team Granma defeated 4-0 their Dominican counterpart of the Licey Tigres, in the first match for the 59th Caribbean Baseball Series, at the Tomateros stadium in Culiacan, Mexico.

February 1 , 2017
Lázaro Blanco and the challenge to win in the Caribbean Series today

Lázaro Blanco Matos, the best pitcher of the last national season, will have the challenge of bringing the first victory to the Granma Sorrels, Cuba champions, in the Caribbean Series, which will start in the Mexican city of Culiacán today.

February 1 , 2017
Cuba to face the DR in opening game of the Caribbean Series

The 2017 Caribbean Baseball Series will start today at 5 pm with the game between Cuba and the Dominican Republic at Bancomer Stadium, in Culiacan city, Mexico.

January 31 , 2017
Culiacan Ready for Caribbean Baseball Series

Everything is ready in Culiacan, Mexico, for the start tomorrow of the 59th Caribbean Baseball Series with the champion teams of the professional leagues of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the host country, with Cuba as the invited nation.

January 31 , 2017
Cuban Cyclist Marlies Mejias wins the Uruguay Tour

Cuban cyclist Marlies Mejías became the absolute champion of the first Uruguay Tour when winning the fourth and final stage, 90 kilometers, of the race, during which she ratified her almost perfect performance.

January 30 , 2017
Cuban Team Promises to Win at Caribbean Baseball Series

The members of Granma team promised today to win courageously the coming Caribbean Baseball Series.

January 30 , 2017
Carlos Martí and his championship strategy

The gods of baseball have finally rewarded Carlos Martí with a championship title. Cuban baseball’s longest-serving active manager can now add a National Series trophy to his display case, after dethroning two-time champion Ciego de Ávila in the final of the 56th National Baseball Series.

January 23 , 2017
Despaigne: to be champion with Granma is the best of my career

Alfredo Despaigne Rodríguez, who participated in the last three seasons of the Professional Baseball League of Japan and is considered the best player resident in Cuba, said in this city that to be a champion with Granma is the greatest thing of his career.

January 23 , 2017
Granma Sorrels champion of National Baseball Series

Despite many expectations, the Granma Sorrels were crowned champion of the 56th National Baseball Series for the first time in history, surpassing this Sunday 3-2 to Ciego de Avila team, until yesterday monarch of Cuba.

January 23 , 2017
Granma, a new champion!

In an epic playoff final to conclude the 56th National Baseball Series, the Granma Sorrels swept two-time champions Ciego de Ávila to win the team’s first title in their 40 year history.

January 20 , 2017
Joy in Granma, Alazanes wins once more

The conga rhythm animated the streets in many part of this province on Thursday night when the Granma baseball team reached its second success in the second match of the grand final play off of the 56 National Season.

January 19 , 2017
Happiness in Granma for first victory in the final of the baseball serie

The people of Granma enjoyed the victory of its team, also known as Alazanes, in the first match against the Tigers of Ciego de Avila in the final of the 56th National Baseball Season, with a score of 4-3.

January 19 , 2017
Granma wins first game of final playoff in Cuban baseball

In a hard-fought match that needed extra innings, Granma won away 4-3 over Ciego de Ávila and went ahead in the grand final of the 56th Cuban National Baseball Series.

January 16 , 2017
For the first time, Granma will be in Cuban Baseball Finals

By knocking out Matanzas in the last game of the semifinal playoff, the Granma team became the rival of Ciego de Avila and will have the change to discuss the first place of the Cuban baseball championship.

January 10 , 2017
Granma beat Matanzas 11-3 in baseball semi-finals

After winning 11-3 the game suspended by rain on Sunday, Granma appears ahead 2-1 over Matanzas in one of the semifinal playoffs of the 56th Cuban National Baseball Series.

January 9 , 2017
Granma leads Matanzas in match cancelled due to the rain

The Granma baseball team overtakes the Matanzas (11- 3) runs in the 3th match of the 56 National Baseball Series that was cancelled this Sunday at the Martires de Barbados Stadium in Bayamo.

December 23 , 2016
Ex baseball player Agustín Arias passed away in Granma

Former player Agustín Arias Tornés, winner of six gold medals and one silver with the Cuba baseball team at international events, died on Thursday in this city at the age of 74, as result of a bacterial bronchopneumonia.

December 14 , 2016
Granma and Villa Clara fight for third place in Cuban baseball

Granma and Villa Clara resume today their dispute for the third seat in the standings of the 56th Cuban National Baseball Series when facing each other at Martires de Barbados ballpark.

December 7 , 2016
Cuba announces pre-team to World Baseball Classic

Cuba´s pre-selection to the 4th World Baseball Classic (WBC) was published in a message released by the National Federation of this sport.

November 22 , 2016
Granma stopped Villa Clara winning streak in Cuban baseball

With its victory (3-1) at the Augusto César Sandino Stadium, the Granma’s baseball team stopped the winning streak of its similar of Villa Clara, with eight successes in a row.

November 16 , 2016
Granma Baseball Team defeated Matanzas

With a super ¨nocaut¨ the Granma baseball team defeated Matanzas at the Mártires de Barbados Stadium of Bayamo tonight, concluding the fourth subseries of the second stage of the 56th National Baseball Season.

November 1 , 2016
Second Stage of Cuban Baseball starts Today

The ballparks Victoria de Giron, in Matanzas province; José Ramón Cepero (Ciego de Avila) and Martires de Barbados (Granma) will today host the first matches of the second stage of the 56th Cuban Baseball National Series.

October 12 , 2016
Granma qualifies to second round of Cuban baseball

Granma earned their direct qualification to the second round of the Cuban baseball championship, when combining their victory over Guantanamo with Holguin´s defeat to the leader Matanzas.

October 5 , 2016
Excellent Performance of Cuban Depaigne at Nippon Professional Baseball League

Cuban baseball player Alfredo Despaigne hit a double in the playoffs of the Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB) on his return to action with the Chiba Lotte Marines, after recovering from an injured wrist.

September 30 , 2016
Granma baseball team qualifies for second round of Serie Nacional

Granma reached the direct qualifying area to the second round of the Cuban baseball championship, when combining its victory over Santiago de Cuba with Holguin´s loss to Pinar del Rio.

September 20 , 2016
Cuban sprinter Savon goes for gold in Paralympics

Cuban sprinter Leinier Savón will seek today the gold medal in the men´s 100m-T12 event, in the eighth competitive day of the 15th Paralympic Games taking place in this Brazilian city.

September 14 , 2016
Swimmer Perez gives another bronze to Cuba in Paralympics

The swimmer Lorenzo Perez won the sixth bronze medal for Cuba in the 15th Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro, but he still has an opportunity to get a crown for the first at this level.

September 1 , 2016
Cuban Despaigne hits 24th homer in Japanese baseball

Cuban baseball player Alfredo Despaigne hit his twenty-fourth homer of the season in Japan Professional League (JPL), personal record at the tournament.

August 24 , 2016
Cuban Olympians return home

This Tuesday, August 23, the last contingent of the Cuban delegation to the Río 2016 Olympic Games touched down in Havana.

August 23 , 2016
Cuban Despaigne hits 20th home run in Japanese baseball

  Cuban baseball player Alfredo Despaigne hit his twentieth homer of the season in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), Japanese baseball league, personal record at the tournament, and drove in three runs to help his team winning over the Seibu Lions.

August 16 , 2016
A promise kept, Mijaín wins gold

On August 15, Cuban pride filled the Carioca Arena 2 of this city, when Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López won the island its second gold medal of the 31st Olympic Games, also becoming three-times Olympic champion and confirming his title as King, as his family call him.

August 15 , 2016
Mijain Lopez wins in debut in Rio

Cuban Mijain Lopez (130 kg), double Olympic champion, debuted with victory in the Greco-Roman wrestling tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, based in this Brazilian city.

August 15 , 2016
Borrero, Cuba’s first Olympic Champion in Rio

Ismael Borrero (59 kg) filled Cuba with joy on August 14, after winning gold in the Greco-Roman wrestling competition of the Río Olympic Games.

August 13 , 2016
Cubans Go to Quaterfinals in Beach Volleyball

Cubans Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez were included among the competitors for quaterfinals in the tournament of beach volleyball of the 31st Olympic Games in Brazil, after having won their first three presentations on the court.

August 11 , 2016
Cuban beach volleyball duo wins third match, advance to second round in Rio

With its third consecutive victory, the Cuban pair of Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez advanced to the second round of the beach volleyball event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which hosts this Brazilian city.

August 10 , 2016
Johannys Argilagos secures first medal for Cuba

49kg World Champion Johannys Argilagos defeated Kenya’s Peter Warui by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 30-26), to secure Cuba its first medal (bronze) of the 2016 Río Olympic Games.

August 9 , 2016
Cuban boxers debut in Rio Olympics

Cuban boxing will have today its first commitments in the 31st Olympic Games, based at the Riocentro Complex of this city, through the debut of light flyweight Joahnys Argilagos and heavyweight Erislandy Savon.

August 8 , 2016
Sports by air, sea, land

As yet without medals, Cuba’s presence is being felt in the Río Summer Games, with the men’s beach volleyball duo of Nivaldo Díaz and Sergio González defeating Brazil.

August 4 , 2016
Cuba up and running in Río

Voting continues in the Olympic Village to elect members of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, as delegations arrive and prepare for the 31st Games’ opening ceremony tomorrow, August 5.

August 2 , 2016
Cuba will raise its flag in Rio today

Cuban flag will fly today in the Olympic Village, where a large part of the Cuban delegation, led by Mijail Lopez, flag bearer for the third consecutive time in this kind of events, is already staying.

July 29 , 2016
Sportwares  from the Sierra Maestra to Industriales and Santiago

The pants that will wear eight teams of the 56 National Baseball Season, including Industriales and Santiago de Cuba, are made in the Buey Arriba town, located in the Sierra Maestra.

July 19 , 2016
Cuban Yarisley Silva wins in pole vault in Italy

Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva, London 2012 Olympic silver medalist, won the gold medal with record for the event in the International Athletic Meeting in Padua, Italy, when reaching 4.71 meters high.

June 27 , 2016
Videaux of Granma qualifies to finals in Gymnastics World Challenge Cup

Cuban Marcia Videaux qualified to the finals of vault and uneven bars events, on the opening day of the 2016 Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup, in Anadia, Portugal.

June 22 , 2016
The Cuban battle for a 4x100m Olympic relay spot

A relentless battle broke out immediately after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced the qualification system for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Río de Janeiro.

June 14 , 2016
Cuban baseball team suffers third loss in Can-Am league

Cuba suffered its third defeat in four presentations at the Canadian-American (Can-Am) Baseball League when losing 7-1 to the Quebec Capitales.

May 5 , 2016
Cuban badminton player qualifies to Rio Olympics

Cuban Osleni Guerrero officially qualified to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the International Badminton Federation announced today.

April 26 , 2016
Lorenzo Pérez won Gold medal at the Swimming Game Brazil 2016

Lorenzo Perez of Granma province won the title in the 100 meter freestyle, S6 category in the open Swimming Olympic, CAIXA Lotteries in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which places him among the favorites to win the gold medal at the Paralympic Games in that city.

April 11 , 2016
Ciego de Avila about to win Cuba´s National Series of baseball

Ciego de Avila reached their third win of the final play off and now appears within walking distance of Cuban baseball title when beating 6-5 Pinar del Rio in match held at Capitan San Luis stadium in this city.

March 22 , 2016
History to be made: Cuba against Tampa Bay Rays

The Cuban national baseball team will play an exhibition game today against the Major League Baseball squad Tampa Bay Rays at the iconic Latinoamericano Stadium in Havana city, with the presence of US President Barack Obama.

March 18 , 2016
Víctor Mesa will lead Cuban team against Tampa Bay Rays

The Cuban Baseball Federation has announced that Víctor Mesa Martínez will lead the national team this coming March 22 against the Tampa Bay Rays from the U.S. major leagues.

January 29 , 2016
Cuba: International Triathlon Competition in February

More than 350 athletes of 25 countries will take part in the 2nd International Triathlon of Havana, scheduled for the February 13th and 14th, said the Cuban commissioner of the discipline, Alejandro Puerto.

January 14 , 2016
Arlenis fourth in the timed trial

Cyclist Arlenis Sierra from Manzanillo, Granma province, reached the four best position in the individual timed and today was the best of her team, but she remains in the struggle for the podiums of the Third Female Tour of San Luis.

December 26 , 2015
Major League request permission from U.S. government to sign Cuban players

Major League Baseball is asking the U.S. government for special permission to sign players in Cuba, handing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama the opportunity to try some baseball diplomacy. The U.S. blockade prevents MLB from establishing any agreement that would generate any money for the Cuban government, but the White House says that

December 24 , 2015
An evening of awards, dreams and new efforts for 2016

Havana’s Convention Center played host to the awards ceremony for the best athletes of 2015 this Wednesday, December 23. Gymnast Manrique Larduet was presented with the award for best male athlete by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and first vice president of

April 7 , 2015
Cuban Federation Confirms Contract of Yulieski Gourriel Canceled

The Cuban Baseball Federation today confirmed the cancellation of the contract with the Central Yulieski Gurriel Professional Baseball in Japan for the 2015 season.

February 9 , 2015
Cuban Baseball Team Wins Caribbean Series

Cuba made history in San Juan-2015 Caribbean Baseball Series, in Puerto Rico, by beating 3-2 on Sunday the Culiacan Tomateros (Mexico) to win its eighth crown in these contests.

February 3 , 2015
Pinar del Rio Loses First Game of Caribbean Series to Mexican Team

Cuban national champion Vegueros de Pinar del Rio lost their opening game against Mexico´s Tomateros de Culiacan 1-2 in the Caribbean Series underway in the Puerto Rican city of San Juan.

February 2 , 2015
Cuba Debuts against Mexico in Caribbean Series of Baseball

The Cuban squad Pinar del Río Vegueros will face today the Tomateros de Culiacan from Mexico in the first game of the Caribbean Baseball Series, underway in the Puerto Rican city of San Juan.

January 20 , 2015
Granma: The trout fishing competition ends today

With an awards ceremony in the historic center of the Bayamo city, the 33th “Incendio de Bayamo” national fishing trout competition will end today, which began on January 17, at the Leonero lagoon, in the municipality of Río Cauto, province of Granma.

January 19 , 2015
Granma Sweeps Baseball Champion in Cuba’s Serie Nacional

Granma achieved its eighth consecutive victory in the Cuban baseball championship by beating 6-3 the current monarch Pinar del Río, to complete the sweep and maintained the siege of the top.

January 15 , 2015
Industriales Beat Matanzas in Serie Nacional

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 15 (acn) Matanzas lost some ground on top of Cuban baseball championship when being beaten 8-7 by Industriales in an excellent 1 0-innings game lasting over five hours.

January 2 , 2015
Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame inducts new members

The first 10 legendary Cuban baseball players to be added to the newly reopened Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame received plaques recognizing them as immortal baseball stars in a ceremony held prior to the 28th All-Star Game on December 28.

December 23 , 2014
Best Cuban Athletes Receive their Awards

The female judoka Idalis Ortiz and Greco-Roman style wrestler Mijaín López were awarded in this city as the best Cuban athletes in 2014, at a gala attended by Miguel Díaz-Canel, First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers. The Palace of Conventions brought together luminaries of sport, in an enclosure filled with joy,

December 16 , 2014
Mártires de Barbados is dressed up

The renovation and maintenance works in the Mártires de Barbados Stadium, of Bayamo will receive a workforce support today in order to the tasks will be ready before the All-Star Game to be held on December 27- 28.

December 10 , 2014
Improvement works in the Martires de Barbados stadium for the all-star game

A huge construction program covering the total restoration of the Martires de Barbados Stadium, the maintenance of its surrounding areas and the Motel Deportivo runs from last November in Bayamo, due to celebrate here, on December 27 and 28, the all Star Game, the main sport event of Cuban baseball.

December 9 , 2014
Cuban Baseball National Series: Industriales Sweeps Cienfuegos

Industriales beat Cienfuegos 5-4 to complete the only swept of the weekend in the Cuban baseball championship and now appears at just two games behind the leader Matanzas.

December 2 , 2014
Cuba Wins CAC Games

  HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 1 (acn) With a harvest of 123 gold, 66 silver and 65 bronze medals, Cuba concluded on top of the standings of the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014. Yesterday, the Cuban delegation ended its participation in this competition with three titles, two in beach volleyball and one in

December 2 , 2014
Raul Castro Welcomes Victorious Cuban Athletes at Central American .

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 2 (acn) Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed at Havana´s International Airport the last group of athletes from the victorious sports delegation that participated at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games.

November 21 , 2014
The Cuban girl Eglys de la Cruz, adds her second title in Veracruz

Eglys Cross today won his second gold medal in the sport shooting of Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014, by winning the final of the rifle from three positions at 50 meters.