Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Richard Gasquet Falls to Yuichi Sugita in Barcelona Open Barcelona, Spain, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Richard Gasquet''s return to court from appendix surgery was short-lived at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday as the Frenchman lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to Japan''s Yuichi Sugita. Cuba Gets First Medal in Special Olympiads Panama, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won its first medal at the 3rd Special Olympiads, being held in Panama, with swimmer Lizandra Utria, one of the six athletes from the island in the competition, winning bronze in the 50 meters backstroke, a performance she expects to repeat at the finals of the 50 meters freestyle at the Eileen Coparropa swimming pool. IOC Sanctions Russian Olympic Medalist Tatiana Chernova Moscow, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committtee (IOC) has disqualified Russian athlete and Olympic bronze medal in heptathlon in the 2008 Olympic Games -and also a participant in the World Championship in Doha in 2010- Tatiana Chernova for having used the steroid turinabol. U.S.A and Belarus to Meet in Fed Cup Final Florida, USA,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The United States and Belarus will meet in the Tennis Fed Cup final in November after winning their respective semi-finals on Sunday. Pair of Brouwer/Meeuwsen Win Xiamen Beach Volley Men's Gold Xiamen, China, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)The Dutch team of Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen made good on their first FIVB Tournament appearance of the year, bringing home the title after a 21-14, 21-17 win over Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy. Nadal Wins Historic 10th Monte-Carlo Title Monte Carlo,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)Spanish Rafael Nadal captured an incredible 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters crown today in beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in the 76-minute final. London Marathon 2017: Wanjiru and Keitany Win Men's and Women's Races 23 de abril de 2017, 10:10London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Mary Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe''s women''s-only world record to win the London Marathon today. Geraint Thomas Wins Tour of the Alps Trento, Italy (Prensa Latina)Uk Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)won stage 5 and the title in the Tour of the Alps with a time of 20:49.37 in the final stage betweeen Smarano and Trento. Lucas Pouille Fights Back For Final Four Spot In Monte-Carlo Monte Carlo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Lucas Pouille came within two points of losing against Uruguayan No. 16 seed Pablo Cuevas on Friday, but fought back from a 3-5 deficit in the deciding set to win the quarter-final 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 in one hour and 58 minutes. Panama Hosts Latin American Special Olympics Games 21 de abril de 2017, 11:57Panama, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games, which today brings together more than 800 athletes and coaches from 21 countries stands out for the determination, skill, dedication, but above all, inclusion. Ex-Costa Rican Soccer Chief Banned For Life by FIFA San José, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, Eduardo Li, was banned from the game for life by FIFA''s independent Ethics Committee today, the organization said. Tour of the Alps: Matteo Montaguti Wins Stage 4 Trento, Italia, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Matteo Montaguti (AG2R La Mondiale) narrowly out-sprinted Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) to claim Thursday''s fourth stage of the Tour of the Alps. Olympic Silver Medallist Germaine Mason Dies in Motorcycle Crash Kingston,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germaine Mason, the British athlete of Jamaican origine, who won a high jump silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, has died in a motorcycle accident in Jamaica. Geraint Thomas Wins Stage 3 of Tour of the Alps Funes, Italy, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina)Geraint Thomas had doubts about his form after a hard block of altitude training before the Tour of the Alps but he looked strong, determined and on track for to be at his best for the Giro d''Italia with a powerful late attack on the uphill finish of stage 3 of 143.1 kms to Funes. The Welshman won the stage and pulled on the leader''s jersey as a result. Shuai Peng Advances to Quarter-finals of Zhengzhou Tennis Open Zhengzhou, China, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Hostess Shuai Peng, a favorite number one, advanced today to the quarter-finals of the Zhengzhou Women''s Tennis Open, by beating Japan''s Riko Sawayanagi 6-1 6-4. Rohan Dennis Wins Tour of the Alps Stage 2 Innervillgraten, Austria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Rohan Dennis (BMC) claimed victory with 3 hours 20 minutes 12 seconds on the snow-shortened second stage of the Tour of the Alps in Innervillgraten, while Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) divested Michele Scarponi (Astana) of the race leader''s fuchsia jersey. Monte-Carlo Masters 1000, First Round Results Montecarlo,Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and Argentinian Diego Schwartzman advance to thje second round at the Masters 1000 in Montecarlo after wining over Serbian Viktor Troicki and Australian Bernard Tomic. Cuban Men´s Beach Volleyball Team Wins Tittle in Malaysia Langkawi, Malaysia, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban men''s beach volleyball pair Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez won today the title at the Men''s Beach Volleyball Open, held in Langkawi, Mayaysia. Sebastian Vettel Fastest in 1st Session at Sakhir,Bahrain GP Manama,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the first practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix, while Formula One rival Lewis Hamilton saved his pace for Friday''s second practice and did not push for a leading time. No Argentina Approach for Jorge Sampaoli Sevilla, España,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Jorge Sampaoli made enphasis in that he has not say yes to coaching the Argentina team. Gareth Bale Out of Sporting Game With Calf Injury, Could Miss Bayern Madrid, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Gareth Bale has a new calf injury and will miss the La Liga leaders'' trip to Sporting Gijon on Saturday, while he is a doubt for Tuesday''s Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Bayern Munich. IOC Keeps 50-Km March as Part of Olympic Program 13 de abril de 2017, 19:14London, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rejected unanimously the proposal presented by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to supress the 50-kilometer march from the program of the Olympic Games. IOC Ratifies Lima as Host of its September Session 13 de abril de 2017, 18:36Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed today that the city of Lima, capital of Peru, as the venue of its 130th meeting session in September. Blake and Thompson to Lead Jamaican Team for World Relay Kingston, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinters Yphan Blake and Elaine Thompson will be the leaders of the Jamaican 41-member team to represent the Caribbean island at the World Relay Race Championship from April 22 and 23 in Bahamas. Top-seeded Dimitrov Loses Opening Tennis Match in Morocco Marrakech, Marocco,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov lost his opening match at the Grand Prix Hassan II, bowing out against veteran Tommy Robredo 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 today. Cuban Province of Camaguey Host of Conference on Mind Sports Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of various nationalities will meet in this Central-Eastern Cuban city at the International Conference on Mind Sports (Cidem 2017), scheduled from May 3 to 5. Bayern Munich Striker Robert Lewandowski Out of Real Madrid Game Munich,Germany,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina)Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out of Wednesday''s Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Real Madrid with a shoulder injury his place will be taken by Thomas Muller. Fernando Alonso to Miss Monaco Grand Prix to Compete in Indy 500 London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Alonso will miss this year''s Monaco Grand Prix after it was confirmed by McLaren that he will compete at the blue-riband Indianapolis 500 event instead. Paralympic Champion Omara Durand Receives Samaranch Award 11 de abril de 2017, 15:59Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban World champion Omara Durand received today the Juan Antonio Samaranch Award of Athletic Excellency for her results in competitions for disabled athletes during 2016. Brazilian Neymar Suspended Three Games, To Miss El Clasico Madrid,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Federation of Soccer brought the hammer down on Barcelona''s Neymar on Tuesday, handing him a three-game red card suspension according to Sports Illustrated. Tennis: Haas Edges Through, Monaco Out in ATP Houston Houston,USA, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Tommy Haas claimed a long-awaited win as defending champion Juan Monaco bowed out of the US Men''s Clay Court Championship. American Sports Council Assembly Highlighted By Rolando de la RiberaSanto Domingo, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Ordinary Assembly of the American Council of Sports (CADE, in Spanish), which discussed key issues for the development of sports in the region, was highlighted as very important for all the countries of the Americas. Several Cuban Players to PLay in Can-Am League 07 de abril de 2017, 17:22Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Several Cuban baseball players will integrate the payrolls of the teams of the Canadian-American Independent League (Can-Am), said today sources of the National Federation of the sport. Olympic Marathon Champion Positive in Doping Test London, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic champion in the marathon at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Kenyan cross-country runner Jemima Sumgong, turned out to be positive for doping, said the organizers of the London Marathon. Brazilian Rafinha Off from FC Barcelona for the Season 07 de abril de 2017, 15:43Barcelona, Spain, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian midfielder Rafinha Alcantara will miss the rest of the pro soccer season, after suffering an arthroscopy in his right knee, an operation to which he was submitted to this Friday, said the Spanish pro osccer club today. Cuban Beach Volleyball Teams to Compete on NORCECA Circuit Havana, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban male and female beach volleyball teams will compete at the first stop of the North, Central America and Caribbean (NORCECA) Beach Volleyball Circuit, in La Paz, Baja California. Russia With More Security Measures Ahead of FIFA 2018 World 06 de abril de 2017, 13:05Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Football Union will take additional measures to boost security at stadiums ahead of the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Real Madrid without Cristiano, Bale and Kroos before Leganes in Spani 05 de abril de 2017, 15:53Madrid, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Real Madrid will meet today the Leganes, in a match corresponding to the Spanish Football League without several of its heavyweights, such as the Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo, Welshman Gareth Bale and German Toni Kroos. IOC Disqualifies another Three Gold Medalists from 2008 and 2012 05 de abril de 2017, 15:52Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) informed Wednesday the disqualification -because of doping- of two fighters - champion and runner-up - who competed in the Games of Beijing in 2008, and to a female weightlifter, gold medalist in London 2012. European Football Head Says NO to Super League Helsinki,Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Ceferin today strongly opposed the idea that the best clubs in Europe should be in a Super League, and warned that his organisation will not give in to blackmail of the most powerful and rich clubs in the continent. Al-Attiyah Extends Cars Lead in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Abu Dabi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah extended his advantage in the car category to 1hr 46min 03sec after the fourth 250.25km selective section of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan on Wednesday. UEFA Approves Helsinki Congress Reform Package Helsinki, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union Football Union (UEFA) unanimously approved a 55-member reform package, led by Slovenian President Aleksander Ceferin. Cuban Participation in Can-Am Baseball League 04 de abril de 2017, 16:51Havana, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Canadian officials will arrive in Cuba to evaluate the participation of a Cuban baseball team in the independent Can-Am League and the possible Cuban ballplayers hiring. Abu Dhabi Challenge: Dominant Nasser Al Attiyah Holds Advantage Abu Dabi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah has promised not to take his foot off the gas in the remaining two stages of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge despite his sizeable lead at the top of the standings after three days of impeccable driving in his Toyota Hilux Overdrive. FIFA Trusts Russia's Safety for Confederations and World Cup Zurich, Switzerland, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Football Federation (FIFA) today expressed its confidence in the safety of Russia for the holding of the Confederations Cup next June and the 2018 FIFA World Cup following the tragic event in St. Petersburg. Bolivia Counts on Help of China to Organize Sports Games 03 de abril de 2017, 15:17La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of five experts from China arrived in Bolivia Monday to help in the arrangments for the ceremonies of inauguration and closing of the South American Sports Games in Cochabamba in 2018. IOC Denies Having Hidden Doping Results of Jamaican Athletes 03 de abril de 2017, 13:52Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) denied today having covered up positive doping from Jamaican sprinters in the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008, as reported by the German public channel ARD. FIFA Bans Former Guatemala FA President Brayan Jimenez For Life Zúrich, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FIFA has banned the former president of the Guatemala football federation for life. German TV Assures that ICO Hid Jamaican Athletes' Doping Frankfurt, Germany, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s public television station ARD assured on Sunday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) hid and stopped investigating cases of doping by Jamaican athletes. FIFA Lets Known Proposal to Confederations for World Cup 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:19Brna, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The International Soccer Federation (FIFA) let known its proposal for the number of admission or classification tickets to grant to regional confederations for the 2026 World Cup, with 48 teams in competition. Performance by Guyanese Athlete in Havana Highlighted Georgetown, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The bronze medal won by Guyanese weightlifter Matthew Assing at the recently concluded Manuel Suarez in Memoriam International Tournament in Havana, was published and highlighted by Guyanese newspaper Starbrook News. IAAF Withdraws Olympic Medals from Two Turkish Athletes 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:51Ankara, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The International Athletics Federation (IAAF) announced the removal of the silver Olympic medals won by Turkish female athletes Gamze Bulut and Elvan Abeylegesse. UN: For Sponsoring Role of Sport as Peace Instrument By Waldo Mendiluza United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Activists and representatives of international federations today called on the United Nations to promote the use of sports, as an instrument of peace and unity among human beings. Cruyff Statue to be Placed at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona Barcelona, Spain, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) FC Barcelona revealed that it will put a statue of Johan Cruyff at the Camp Nou, in honor of the legendary Dutch footballer, one of the most emblematic banners in the history of the well-known club, deceased one year ago . Cuba for Qualifying to World Women's Volley Cup Under 18 Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban under 18 women''s volleyball team will endevor to get the pass for the World Championship of this age category at the upcoming Pan American Cup, said head coach Juan Carlos Ruiz. Cuban Giraldilla de La Habana Tournament with 11 Countries Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Badminton players from 11 countries of the world will be present today at the International Giraldilla de La Habana Tournament, sources from the organizers of the event told here. Paris to Only Accept Being Host of the 2024 Olympic Games Paris, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The people in charge of the postulation of the city of Paris for reaching the right to organize the Olympic Games, said they would only accept the postulation for the Olympic Games of 2024, after the door to another suspension by the International Colympic Committee (IOC) was opened. Nine Countries to Dispute Pan American Cup Monterrey, Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Teams from nine countries of America, will dispute the under 19 Pan American Cup of Volleyball, a competition that grants three places for the World Championship of the category in Bahrein. Climbers to Take GPS to Climb the Everest 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Katmandu, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Nepal will use systems of global position (GPS, for its initials in English) to climb the Mount Everest in spring, to locate them in case of accidents and to prevent false climbing of the top, official sources said today. World Baseball Classic, the Moment of Truth San Diego, United States, March 19 (Prensa Latina) Out of the WBC 16 teams only four of them have gotten through the semifinals one day before the so-called moment of truth. Special Olympiad: Cuba to Seek the Gold on Floor Hockey Vienna, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban male team of floor hockey -also called ''roller skate hockey'' or ''roller hockey''- will try to repeat the win of the gold medal got in Japan in 2005 at the World Winter Special Olympiad Games. Cuba Strengthens Policy for Sportsmen Overseas Contracts 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:48Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The policy for hiring Cuban athletes in foreign leagues has been strengthened since 2013, according to Ramiro Domínguez, legal director of the National Sports Institute (Inder). Cuba Strengthens Policy for Sportsmen Overseas Contracts 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:46Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The policy for hiring Cuban athletes in foreign leagues has been strengthened since 2013, according to Ramiro Domínguez, legal director of the National Sports Institute (Inder). Cuba Gives Attention to Volleyball Players Arrested in Finland 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:32Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban volleyball players imprisoned in Finland are not abandoned, the Legal Director of the National Sports Institute (Inder), Ramiro Domínguez stated. Brazil, Paraguay and Chile Classify for World under 17 Soccer 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:19Santiago de Chile, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The teams from Brazil, Paraguay and Chile achieved their classification ticket for the World under 17 Soccer Cup in India, in October, after they beat Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela respectively. Cuban Athletes Get Ready for Pan American Championship Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban junior World Championship medalist Maria Viera and another 7 Cuban racketball players are reinforcing their training in Cuba, to get ready to compete at the Pan American Championship in Costa Rica, from April 8 to 15. Cuban Discus World Champion Denia Caballero Reaches Minimum Record 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female discus thrower and world champion in Beijing (China) in 2015, besides Olympic bronze medalist in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, reached her personal minimum record required to ensure her participation in the World Championship in London. Cuba to Host Pan American Women's Volleyball Cup Under 18 La Habana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) A total of 10 teams will take part in the female under 18 Pan American Cup of volleyball in Cuba, from March 28 to April 2 as stated by the Cuban Volleyball Federation. Peru: Mayor of Lima vs. Pan American Games 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:09Lima, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Luis Castaneda, conservative mayor of Lima, stated today his refusal to hold Pan American Games 2019, surrounded by the polemic triggered by opposing companies and politicians. Carlos Marti Grateful for Performance of Cuban Players Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Despite being defeated 8-5 Cuban baseball team manager to the 4th World Baseball Classic Carlos Marti was grateful for the performance of his players during the match against Japan early Tuesday morning (early evening in Asia) and was sorry for the the error that defined the match in favor of the Japanese team. Nine Countries to take Part in Giraldilla Tournament Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Badminton Federation confirmed the participation of 9 countries to the 18th International Giraldilla Tournament, from March 23 to 26 in this capital. Maria Sharapova to Come Back to Courts in April 13 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina)Russian tennis female star Maria Sharapova will be able to return to the tennis courts starting from April 27, after a suspension period of 15 months. Fernando Gaviria Edges Out Peter Sagan in Tirreno-Adriatico Stage Six Macerata, Italia, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) edged out Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the final road stage of Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 between Ascoli Piceno and Civitanova Marche. Chile Leads SouthAm Under-17 Soccer Worldl Qualifier Santiago de Chile, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile is leading the South American Under-17 Football Championship, just a step ahead of the Soccer World Championship in India this year, after beating Colombia 1-0, while Brazil, the runner-up, crushed Venezuela 4-0. Simon Yates Moves into Podium Contention at Paris-Nice París, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Simon Yates (Orica Scott) took a resounding victory on stage 6 of Paris-Nice, with 193.5 kilometers between Aubagne and Fayence, with a long-range attack that saw him claw his way pack into contention for a podium spot. Paris-Nice: Greipel Rockets to Stage 5 Sprint Win 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:31París, March 9 (Prensa Latina) André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) claimed victory in Thursday''s fifth stage of Paris-Nice, sprinting to victory ahead of Arnaud Démare (FDJ) and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo). FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is Pregnant Kingston, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Double Olympic gold medallist and seven times world champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce this morning announced that she is pregnant, she wrote in Instagram, this means she might be absent also in London 2017 Athletics. France and Cuba to Match in Jai Alai Dual Meet 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:22Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) France and Cuba will realize a friendly basque pelota dual meet at 36 meters from March 13 to 17, reported today official sources. At Least 10 Countries to Cuban International Weightlifting Tournament 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:16Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua are included so far in the dozen countries interested in participating in the Manueal Suarez in Memoriam International weightlifting tournament, from March 22 to 26, in Cuba. Frank Fredericks Leaves Post in IOC 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Brna, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Namibian Frank Fredericks left his posts in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being accused of receiving bribery at the lection process for the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Cuban Baseball Team to Play at Can-Am League in Canada 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:49Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban baseball team will make its debut before Canadian Trois Rivieres in the Canadian-American Independent League (Can-Am), a tournament in which the Cuban players will participate for the 2nd consecutive time. Sam Bennett Beats Top Sprint Stars to Win Paris-Nice Stage Three 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:36París, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Irish sprinter Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) took the biggest win of his career to date on Tuesday, beating an array of top sprint names to secure stage three of Paris-Nice. Manfred Confirms Negotiations between Cuba and Major League Baseball By Yasiel Cancio Vilar, special envoy Tokyo, March 7 (Prensa Latina) US Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed here today that negotiations between his organization and Cuba are underway. Zinedine Zidane Sends Fernando Torres Best Wishes Madrid, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane,send Atlético de Madrid stricker Fernando Torres best wishes for his complete recovery. Argentinean Local Football on Hold Due to Strike of Players Buenos Aires, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Despite an attempt to dialogue, Argentine football is now on hold because of the local players'' strike, who ratified their decision not to go to the field until they are paid the salary arrears. Bolivia File CAS Appeal Over Forfeited World Cup Qualifying Matches 02 de marzo de 2017, 13:33Barn, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sport,CAS, says the Bolivian football federation appealed against FIFA orders to forfeit two World Cup qualifying matches for fielding an ineligible player. Fernando Verdasco Beats Monfils to Reach Semifinals in Dubai Abu Dabi, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Spain Fernando Verdasco advanced to the semifinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating fourth-seeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-5 today. Pan-American Cadet and Youth Fencing Championship Begins in Cuba Havana, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Fencers from 21 countries are competing in the Pan-American Cadet and Youth Championship of this sport. Worls Championship: Cuba with 10 Athletes to London 01 de marzo de 2017, 15:35Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has already classified 10 athletes for the upcoming World Athletics Championship from August 4 to 13 in London (UK) after the ninth domestic competition of the national team, said sources of the Cuban Athletics Federation Wednesday. Putin Calls for Creation of a New Antidoping System Moscow,Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin called today to create a new anti-doping system in Russia and rejected accusations governmental support to doping, when he attended a facility ready for the University Games in 2019. Former Soviet Gymnast Olga Korbut Sells Her Olympic Medals 28 de febrero de 2017, 16:58Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The former Soviet gymnastics star Olga Korbut, who dazzled the world the 1972 Olympic Games of Munich, sold her Olympic medals after turning out to be wrapped in financial difficulties in the United States, a country where she is living at present. Regatta between Cuba and the US Restarted after 60 Years Washington, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) For the 1st time in 60 years a group of sailboat navigators are travelling from the US city of St. Petersburgh towards the island of Cuba, in a regatta that started Tuesday morning. Eliona Svitolina Celebrates 250th Win In Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The No.1 seed Ukraine Elina Svitolina continued her fine form with a 6-2, 6-3 over qualifier Korean Su Jeong Jang in the first round of the Alya WTA Malaysian Open. Ronaldinho and Barcelona FC Support Football Progress in China Beijing, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) China''s long-awaited plan to become a world football powerhouse begins today after children from southern Hainan province received the support of famed Ronaldinho and Barcelona Football Club. Cuban Delegation at Rio 2016 Receives IOC Olympic Button Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation that attended the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will receive today the Olympic Button of the International Olympic Committee at the Morro-Cabaña complex in Havana. Maradona Remembers 40 Years of Debut with Argentinean Soccer Team Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean former soccer star Diego Armando Maradona remembered with joy his 40 years from his debut with the Argentinean national soccer team, in a message in the social networks Sunday. Cycling: Rui Costa takes lead in Abu Dhabi Tour 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:51Abu Dabi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina)Portugal''s Rui Costa snatched the overall lead of the Abu Dhabi Tour on Saturday after powering to victory in the third stage. WADA Recognizes Insufficient Evidence to Accuse Russia 25 de febrero de 2017, 17:28Moscow, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today acknowledged the absence of sufficient evidence in the report of the Canadian jurist Richard McClaren''s commission to accuse Russian athletes of violations and doping. Evidence against Russian Athletes Insufficient, WADA Acknowledges Moscow, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has acknowledged today the insufficient evidence in the report of the Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren''s commission to accuse Russian athletes of violations and doping. Venezuela vs. Argentina in sub 17 Soccer 24 de febrero de 2017, 15:41Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The debut of the male soccer team of Venezuela at the South American under-17 Soccer Championship in Chile, to classify for the World Championship in October, is calling great attention in the press. Venezuela to Contest French Gov't for Discriminating against Skier Caracas (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez said that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will present today a complaint to the French government for the discriminatory behavior of its authorities against the skier Adrián Solano. Boxing Helps Strengthening Links between Cuba and US Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The boxing dual meet between a Cuban provincial team, and a team from the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showed that sport exchanges between Cuba and the US are opening ways for normalization of bilateral relations. Abu Dhabi Tour: Mark Cavendish Sprints to Opening Stage Win Abu Dabi,Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Britain''s Mark Cavendish won the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour after a sprint to the line. Valencia Beats Madrid in Spanish Pro League 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:48Madrid, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Spanish professional soccer club Valencia beat favorite Real Madrid at the Mestalla Stadium 2-1 Wednesday. Cuba, Taiwan Suspend Preparatory Game Due to Rain Taipei, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s third exhibition game versus Taiwan in its Asia tour in preparation for the 4th World Baseball Classic was suspended today due to the rain. Olympics: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike Says Will Pay Part of Costs Tokyo,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina)Tokyo's Metro governor has warned that the bill for the city''s 2020 Olympics could yet spiral out of control despite exhaustive efforts to rein in runaway costs. Scott Sunderland Wins Opening Stage Of Le Tour De Langkawi Kuala Lumpur,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Australian rider, Scott Sunderland of IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness Cycling Team won the opening stage of Le Tour de Langkawi in Malayasia stretching a distance of 124.8 km from Kuala Berang to Kuala Terengganu,with 2:54.45 here today. South American Soccer Sub-17 Starts in Chile on Thursday Santiago de Chile, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The 17th edition of the South American Sub 17 (under 17 years old) tournament of soccer, which grants four places to the World Cup in India in October, will begin next Thursday in two cities of the center of Chile. Leo Messi Arrives in Egypt to Promote Fight Against Hepatitis C 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:29Cairo,Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona superstar Leo Messi has jetted to Egypt on Tuesday as part of a domestic health campaign to fight Hepatitis C. Roger Federer Signs Deal to Play at Swiss Indoors Basel Until 2019 21 de febrero de 2017, 12:36Bern, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Swiss Roger Federer has put to bed any talk of retirement in the next season or two by committing himself to the Swiss Indoors Basel until 2019. China Wants to Return to World Podium in Wrestling 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:44Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The dream of the main coach of the Chinese Greco-Roman wrestling squad, Tian Shang, is to return to the podium in a World Championships of the discipline. Cuban Track and Field to Work for Recovering Lost Grounds Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban national federation of track and field and its commission want to strengthen athletics in Cuba, and increase the results reached in the last years at the international arena, according to statements by the head of the Commission, Agustin Abril. US Boxing Team Arrives in Cuba for Bilateral Meet 20 de febrero de 2017, 17:24Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) A boxing team coming from the US city of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) arrived in Cuba Monday, where the US fighters will have a bilateral (dual-meet) meeting against fighters from the Cuban western province of Pinar del Rio. Cristiano Ronaldo to Star With Angelina Jolie in Turkish TV Drama Ankara,Feb 20 (PrensaLatina)The reigning World Player of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo will make a sensational debut TV show role alongside Hollywood star Angelina Jolie. World Circuit Adventure Race Being Prepared in Paraguay Asuncion, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The race for expedition adventure race called Aventura Exopedicion Guarani, is already on preparation for the start in Paraguay, from March 6. Tour of Oman: Kristoff Victorious on Stage 4 Mascate, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Katusha-Alpecin''s Alexander Kristoff took his second stage win of the 2017 Tour of Oman as he managed to stay in contention over three tough climbs in the final 45km to out-sprint Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing). Legislators from Mexico and Cuba Plan to Increase Cooperation Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Mexico-Cuba interparliamentary meeting begins today in Merida, capital of Yucatan, with a broad agenda that fosters cooperation between both countries. Cuba with New Blood for Upcoming World Baseball Classic Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) 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. Jamaican Nesta Carter Appeals Doping Penalty Bern, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is appealing the ruling that cost him, Usain Bolt and the rest of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Cuba Ready to Belong to the Caribbean Series, but USA Prevents it Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has everything ready to be a full member of the Caribbean Baseball Series, the acting baseball national commissioner Yosvani Aragon said. Argentina Announces Boxers to Cuban Tournament 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:37Bern, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine Condors boxing team announced its five boxers to fight the Cuban Domadores (Tamers) at the World Series of Boxing (WSB), the event''s website reports. Cuba and MLB Negotiate on Baseball Issues Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Baseball Federation President Higinio Velez has confirmed today that Cuba and MLB are holding talks on dissimilar issues. Tennis- Qatar Open Women's Singles Results Doha, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Puertorrican tennis player Mónica Puig advanced to quarte finals at the Qatar Open after winning over German Laura Siegemund and Yulia Putintseva, in that order. Cuba Welcoming Foreign Athletes at Internacional Wrestling Event 14 de febrero de 2017, 17:00Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is expecting at least 11 foreign delegations to participate at the traditional Granma-Cerro Pelado International Wrestling Tournaments scheduled for coming weekend. Russia will Increase Dope Tests in 2017 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:55Moscow, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia has announced today that it will increase dope tests this year, following the most recent McLaren report that included more than 1000 Russian athletes involved in doping between 2011 and 2015. Alexander Kristoff Wins 2017 Tour of Oman Opener Mascate, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Norweian Alexander Kristoff, del equipo Katusha-Alpecin, won today the first stage of the Tour of Oman that had 176.5 kilometers between the cities of Sawadi Beach and Naseem Park. Manchester City Confirm Gabriel Jesus Suffered Broken Metatarsal London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) MANCHESTER CITY striker Gabriel Jesus has broken his metatarsal and will miss two to three months, the club have confirmed. Boxing Dual Meet between Cuba and US Announced 13 de febrero de 2017, 16:11Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Boxing Federation announced Monday that there will be a dual meet among fighters from the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio and the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 22. 2016 Refugee Olympic Team Awarded the Laureus Prize Monte Carlo, Feb 13 (PL) The Olympic Team of Refugees (OTR), that competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, will be conferred the Laureus Award for sport inspiration in a Gala that will take place tomorrow in Monaco. Kenya Wins Twice in Half Marathon in Barcelona Madrid, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Kenya won twice today in the half-marathon of Barcelona, winning the women''s category with Florence Jebet Kiplagat and the men''s one with Leonard Langat. Cuban Judokas Competing at Highest Level in Paris Paris, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Slam of Judo in Paris, in its 2017 edition, is offering Cuban athletes a possibility to get ready, fight and get experiences, just whyen the training cycle towards the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 is starting. Cuban Slugger Despiagne Signs a New Contract in Japan 10 de febrero de 2017, 15:33Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban outstanding baseball player and outfielder Alfredo Despaigne signed a new contract to play at the Professional Japanese Baseball League with a club called Fukuoka Softbank Falcons, for three seasons. Works in Nicaragua for CentAm Games in Progress Managua, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan authorities stated they verified the progress of certain installations under construction for the celebration of the 11th Sport Central American Games, which will be held in Nicaragua from December 3 to 17 this year. Maradona, New FIFA Ambassador Buenos Aires, Diego Armando Maradona will be from on the new Ambassador of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), a charge with which he claims to have fulfilled another of his dreams. Half a Hundred Cities Support Paris 2024 Olympic Bid Paris, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Half a hundred cities from all continents issued a statement today in support of the candidacy of Paris to host 2024 Olympic Games, recognizing the leadership of the French capital in many areas. Cuban Pitcher, the Best Starter in Caribbean All Star Team Culiacan, Mexico, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban right-handed Lázaro Blanco was picked up the Best Starter of the 2017 Caribbean Baseball Series, that the Puerto Rican Caguas Creoles won by beating Mexically Eagles, of Mexico, 1-0 in a sensational final game. Cuba Chooses Players for 2017 World Classic 07 de febrero de 2017, 16:39Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) let know today the payroll of the 28 members of the national baseball team, that will participate in the World Baseball Classic starting March 7. FIFA Extends Ban on Top Nigerian Officials Abuja,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) FIFA today informed it had extended a ban on five Nigerian officials who have been involved in a leadership battle for control of the game in Nigeria. Russia Assumes Exclusion of World Athletics Championship 2017 Moscow, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutko showed his resignation today after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to exclude Russia from the World Athletics Championship London 2017 in the coming August. New Book Highlights Feats of Cuban Former Volleyball Player Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) ''Entre cielo y tierra, Mireya Luis'', a biographical book on the former volleyball player from Camaguey, Cuba, will be launched in this central eastern city as part of the literary program for the celebration of the Culture Week. Cuban Judo Wins Three Gold and One Silver Medals in Belgium Brussels, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban judokas have won three gold and one silver medals in Visé and Arlon Open Tournaments in Belgium, and are now preparing to compete next demanding Grand Slam in Paris. Caribbean Baseball Series Enters in Semifinals Culiacan, Mexico, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) 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). Iran to Grant Visas to U.S. Wrestlers Tehran, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Iran will grant visas to U.S. wrestlers who will participate in an international competition, after a federal judge in Seattle suspended the ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries to enter U.S. territory. Despaigne Praises the Teams´ High-Level in Caribbean Baseball Series Culiacan, Mexico, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Slugger Alfredo Despaigne, Granma Sorrels´ clean-up hitter, praised the level of all participating teams in the Caribbean Baseball Series, Culiacán-2017, but also warned that Cuba will be the champion. Iran to Deny Visas to US Wrestlers for World Cup Tehran, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran announced today that it will deny visas to US wrestlers to the World Cup in retaliation for US President Donald Trump''s decision to veto the nation''s entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. Luke Rowe Wins Stage Two of Herald Sun Tour in Australia 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:03Canberra, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina Luke Rowe (Team Sky) won stage two of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Friday after attacking from the day''s break, taking his first victory since 2012. Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique Values the Great Contribution of Messi 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:42Madrid, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The coach of the Spanish football club Barcelona Luis Enrique Martínez valued today the great contribution of his main star: Argentine striker Lionel Messi. Domadores and Caciques Ready to Rumble in WSB Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The teams of Cuba (Domadores) and Venezuela (Caciques) said they are both ready to rumble for the first day of action at the Havana Sports City for the World Series of Boxing (WSB) in its 7th edition. Juventus Top UEFA Table of Euro 2016 Payouts Barn,Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Juventus got nearly 3.5 million ($3.78m) eros from UEFA to top the list of club payments for releasing players for the 2016 European Championship. Cuba Opens the World Boxing Series with Olympic medalists Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Domadores de Cuba (Tamers of Cuba) will open the 7th World Series of Boxing next Friday facing Venezuela''s Caciques (Chiefmen) at Havana Sports City with three Olympic medalists from Rio de Janeiro 2016. Cuba Wants to Classify for CentAm Gymnastics Event 01 de febrero de 2017, 16:58Havana, Feb 1 (PL) Cuba will search how to conquer the classificatory gymnastics tournament for the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2018, in the city of Guatemala, in July, said today the head coach of the Cuban selection, Carlos Gil. Baseball Leader Predicts Great Series in Culiacan, Mexico 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:11Culiacan, Mexico, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The chairman of the Caribbean Baseball Confederation, Juan Francisco Puello, has predicted the Series starting today in Culiacan, Mexico, that gather the region''s best players will be a great event. Five Countries Confirmed to Pan-American Fencing Championship Havana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Fencers from Cuba, Argentina, Costa Rica, the United States and Venezuela confirmed their participation in the forthcoming Pan-American Cadet and Youth Fencing Championship, wich will be held from March 1st to 7th, in Havana. Barcelona Sign Uruguayan Defender Santiago Bueno 31 de enero de 2017, 11:59Madrid, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona have confirmed the signing of teenage Uruguayan defender Santiago Bueno from CA Penarol,reported his agent Pablo Boselli. Culiacan Ready for Caribbean Baseball Series 31 de enero de 2017, 10:34Culiacan, Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) 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. Odecabe to Visit Barranquilla to Evaluate 2018 CentAm Games San Juan, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Central American and Caribbean Sport Organization (Odecabe) reported that it will travel to the Colombian city of Barranquilla to discuss issues related to the organization of the upcoming regional games. Cuba for Good Results in World Floor Hockey 30 de enero de 2017, 15:56Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba aspires to take a good part and do a good performance at the World Floor Hockey Games from March 14 to 25 in Austria, said official Leonel Cano Perez, director of Organization of Special Olympiads in Cuba. UEFA Aleksander Ceferin Asks for Increase in Amount of Teams for 2026 30 de enero de 2017, 13:06Barne,Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) One change that has been made by FIFA is for the World Cup to be expanded from 32 to 48 teams from 2026. Cuban Team Promises to Win at Caribbean Baseball Series 30 de enero de 2017, 12:51Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The members of Granma team promised today to win courageously the coming Caribbean Baseball Series. Taiwan Open Women's Singles Round 1 Results Taipei, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Anastasija Sevastova won oiver at the Taiwan Open with a victory of 6-0 and 6-4 over Japanese Miyu Kato. Usain Bolt, Losing an Olympic Gold Medal Does Not Tarnish his Legacy Kingston, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican runner Usain Bolt said that losing one of his nine Olympic titles due to the doping sanction of his teammate Nesta Carter will not tarnish his legacy, said the Observer newspaper today. Girls of the Cycling Tour of Uruguay Ride Today 62 kilometers Montevideo, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) The athletes participating in the first women''s International Cycling Tour in Uruguay will ride today a total of 62 kilometers, with the Pan American champion, the Cuban Marlies Mejías, leading the overall standings. Cuban Marlies Mejias Seeks to Win Cycling Race in Uruguay Montevideo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Pan American champion Marlies Mejias will seek to win the first International Women''s Cycling Tour of Uruguay, after concluding the second stage in the city of Minas, in Lavalleja department. Cuban First Provincial Baseball Hall of Fame to Open In Matanzas 26 de enero de 2017, 13:45Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 25 (Prensa latina) With the first-overwhelming emotion of three great sporting figures, Matanzas´s Baseball Hall of Fame will be opened next February 4th, at Palmar de Junco Ballpark. Stockholm to Host the 2026 Winter Olympics 26 de enero de 2017, 13:33Stockholm, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Stockholm authorities announced today that the Swedish city will present tomorrow a study on its conditions to opt for the venue for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Carlos Martí to Lead Cuban Team in World Baseball Classic Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Carlos Martí will be the manager of the Cuban team for the fourth World Baseball Classic, which will begin next March 6. Cuban Triple Olympic Champ Evaluates Competition in Tokyo 2020 Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban three-time Olympic Champion Mijain Lopez is evaluating to compete for a fourth Olympic title in the 2020 Games in Tokyo, official sources revealed Thursday. Cuban Yargelis Savigne as Possible Bronze Medal Winner in 2008 25 de enero de 2017, 17:04Brna, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female triple jumper Yargelis Savigne might be benefitted with the bronze medal of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (China), after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that Russian athlete Tatiana Lebedeva had been consuming drugs, and was disqualified. The First Executive Vicepresident of FIVB Visits Cuba 25 de enero de 2017, 13:52La Habana, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina)The First Executive Vicepresident of the International Federation of Volleyball, FIVB, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz from the Dominican Republic, since today will carry out a brief working program where he will be holding talks with different local sport authorities. Usain Bolt Loses Beijing Olympic Gold for Relay Disqualification 25 de enero de 2017, 12:06Bern, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has reduced his Olympic gold collection from nine to eight titles, after the confirmation of the International Olympic Committee today of the disqualification of the 4x100-meter relay Beijing 2008, by doping of Nesta Carter. Cristiano Ronaldo Denies War Between Him and Lionel Messi Beijing, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo denied today that there is a war between him and his Argentine pair Lionel Messi, and believes that this is a creation of the football business. Agreement between Cuba and Hungary to Strenghten Cuban Sports 24 de enero de 2017, 16:07Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The new agreement between Cuba and Hungary will strenghten the development of sports in both countries, and the use of free time for recreation, said Hungarian State Minister for Sports, Tunde Szabo. More Than 10 Russian Athletes Request to Compete Under Neutral Flag Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latian) At the request of the Olympic champion in London-2012 high jump, Ivan Ujov, totaled 12 Russian athletes who have asked the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) to compete under a neutral flag, reported today the country''s publications. Kremlin to Host Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw Gala Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Kremlin palace will host the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia finals on December 1, informed the country''s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko. Nadal Reaches 30 Grand Slam Quarterfinal with Australian Open Win Canberra,Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Nadal beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils in four sets today to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 30th time, prompting talk of a potential Australian Open final against Roger Federer. Granma Sorrels for the National Baseball Series Bayamo, Cuba, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Granma Sorrels is ahead 3-0, and intends to finish today the fourth game of the series: to win the Cuban baseball series for the first time. Six Cuban Judokas on Tour on Europe Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Six Cuban judo athletes will make a winter tour in European countries to participate in the Grand Prix of Paris and Dusseldorf (Germany) and the Open of Arlon (Belgium). Chile Eliminated from World Handball Championship 20 de enero de 2017, 17:50Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile said good-bye to the World Handball Championship, losing against Saudi Arabia 25-26 in the last day of the classification stage. Fall of Ethiopian Bekele Stops Attempt for New Record 20 de enero de 2017, 16:50Abu Dabi, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele desisted today from his determination to set a world marathon record in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after falling down in the start, and leaving the competition for the 23 kilometers afterwards. French Navigator Wins the Vendee Globe Paris, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) French vessel (sailship) Banque Populaire VIII, led by French navigator Armel Le Cleac''h won the 8th edition of the Vendee Globe, a competition sailing the whole world in a sail ship vessel alone, with his record of 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds. Cuban Sport Wants to Keep its Good Result Level Havana  (Prensa Latina) Antonio Becali, the president of the Cuban Institute for Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) reiterated Wednesday that the main objective of Cuban sport is to keep the good result level, and remain in the first places among the best countries of the planet in every relevant sport competition. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Obama Pardons MLB Duke Snider Tax Evasion Fraud Charge 18 de enero de 2017, 11:31Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) US Baseball legend Donald ''Duke'' Snider (1926-2011) is among those pardon by President Barack Obama,3 days before expiring is presidency. Maradona Receives Trophy as Member of the Hall of Fame in Italy 17 de enero de 2017, 15:36Rome, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona received today a trophy as a member of the Hall of Fame of Italian soccer, in the city of Florence. India Builds the Largest Cricket Stadium in the World 17 de enero de 2017, 12:37New Delhi, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the largest cricket stadium of the world, valued in some 100 million dollars, began in the western Indian state, with a capacity of 110 000 people, sources of this sport reported today. Cuba Present with Two Players at Women's Chess World Championship Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Grand Masters Maritza Arribas (2295 points ELO) and Yaniet Marrero (2255) will attend the Womken''s Chess World Championship in Tehran, Iran, from February 10 to March 5, it was announced in this capital. Kenyan Athletes Approve New Antidoping Measures 16 de enero de 2017, 14:30ATHLETICS-KENYA-WORLD City of Naples Pays Tribute to Diego Armando Maradona Rome, Jan 16 (PL) With gratitude and affection, the city of Naples has paid homage today to Argentine star Diego Armando Maradona, who led the local football team 30 years ago to be crowned champion of Italy for the first time. Cuban Alejandro Valdés for the Title in German Bundesleague 14 de enero de 2017, 14:25Berlin, Jan 14 Jan (Prensa Latina) Cuban freestyle wrestler Alejandro Valdés today will seek the title of the German League during the second confrontation of the finals between his team SVG Weingarten and KSV Ispringen. Cuban Volleyball Goes to the Beach 14 de enero de 2017, 10:20By Alfredo Boada Mola Russia Wants to Postulate for 2028 Olympics Moscow, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia is making evaluations to present its candidature to organize the 2028 Olympic Games, assured the president of the National Olympic Committee of Russia, Alexander Zhukov. Tour to Tachira Starts in Venezuela 13 de enero de 2017, 15:58Caracas, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The 52nd edition of the Tour to Tachira started Friday in San Cristobal, the capital of the Venezuelan southwest state of Tachira, with the participation of 180 pedalists. Over 400 Competitors from 20 Countries to International Triathlon 13 de enero de 2017, 14:40Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 competitors from 20 countries announce their presence in the 3rd International Triathlon Tournament of Havana, scheduled for February 25 and 26, it was reported today in this capital. Fernando Santos: World Cup of 48 Teams Will Be More Competitive 12 de enero de 2017, 16:20Lisbon, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The head coach of Portugal, Fernando Santos, considered today that the expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams will be a more competitive model and without increasing the burden on parties for each selection. Cuba Announces Complete List of Fighters for 7th WSB Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The franchise Domadores de Cuba (Cuba Tamers) let know the complete list of the Cuban fighters to represent the Caribbean island in the 7th World Series of Boxing (WSB), a list in which three Olympic Champions are included. FIFA: 48 Soccer Selections in the World Cup Bern (Prensa Latina) The Council of the International Football Federation (FIFA) approved the proposal to increase the number of teams participating in the World Cups from 32 to 48, media reported today. Cristiano Ronaldo Granted the Award to Best Soccer Player 09 de enero de 2017, 17:06Zurich, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward player Cristiano Ronaldo was given today at the TPC Studios in Zurich the Best Player of the Year award during 2016, granted for the first time by the International Football Association (FIFA). Messi and Barcelona Players will not Attend FIFA's The Best Awards 09 de enero de 2017, 10:46 Madrid, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Lionel Messi and Barcelona''s players will be absent from The Best FIFA Football Awards. Bolivia: Sixth Stage of the Dakar Rally is Suspended due to Rain La Paz, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), organizer of the Dakar Rally, confirmed today the suspension of the sixth stage due to the heavy rain. Cuban Wrestlers for New Successes This Season 07 de enero de 2017, 00:37Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban fighters will look for new successes in 2017, in events such as the World Championship in France (21-26 August) and the World Cup of Greco-Roman Style (March 16 and 17) in Iran. 2017: A Year for Sport in Venezuela, Says Minister 06 de enero de 2017, 16:50Caracas, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The VenezuelanMinister for Youth and Sport, Mervin Maldonado, said today that 2017 will be a year for the improvement and spread of sports in Venezuela. China Starts Preparing for World Military Games 2019 Beijing, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The armed forces started officially preparing for the 7th World Military Games (WMG) 2019 by establishing the organizing committee of the event. Lionel Messi Only LatAm Player in Ideal UEFA Team Brna, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean professional soccer forward player Lionel Messi was chosen the only Latin American player included by internauts as a member of the ideal team formed by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as stated by this organization Thursday. I am Very Proud of Being a Paralympic Athlete Says Omara Durand 04 de enero de 2017, 17:48Havana, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban multi-champion Omara Durand, 25, has been selected as the best disabled athlete of Cuba for 2016. IAAF Supports Unprecedented Competition in Australia Canberra, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) President of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF), the British Sebastian Coe, showed his support today the first edition of the fair Nitro Athletics, to be held in Australia. Cuban Beach Volleyball for New Victories in 2017 Havana, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban beach volleyball player Sergio Gonzalez predicted that the main Cuban pair in this sport would achieve new victories in the World Circuit in 2017. Dakar Rally: Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah Wins First Stage Buenos Aires, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Two-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah set the pace on the opening stage of the 2017 edition. Oscar Dos Santos to Chinese Super League Club Shanghai SIPG 02 de enero de 2017, 09:35Beijing,Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian stricker Oscar dos Santos arrived today in China to join the Shanghai SIPG club and was welcomed by thousand of fans at the airport. Ethiopian Runners Sweep at Xiamen International Marathon Beijing,Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian runners swept the top three in both men''s and women''s competition at the 2017 Xiamen International Marathon here on Monday. Preparations for 2017 Rally Dakar Continue in Bolivia 01 de enero de 2017, 14:50La Paz, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Authorities continues the arrangements for welcoming the participants of the 2017 Rally Dakar, the most important extreme danger competition of the world that begins tomorrow in Asuncion, Paraguay. World Boxing: Cuba Took Almost All By Lemay Padrón Oliveros Havana, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) World Boxing (non profesional) saw in 2016 the return of its prodigal son in the last 40 years, Cuba. Nadal Wins Abu Dhabi Exhibition Tournament Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in the final of the Mubadala exhibition tournament. Leinier Dominguez the Best of Latin America in Lightning Chess 30 de diciembre de 2016, 16:12Doha, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez was the best player of Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Fast and Ligthning Chess Championship in Doha (Qatar), concluding in the 7th place with 13 points, among 108 competitors from 43 countries. Cuba Wants to Include Complete Gymnastics Team in World Elite Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba wants to include a gymnastics complete team in the world elite, assured Cuban national team head coach, Carlos Gil, on Friday. Over 1,000 journalists to cover the 2017 Dakar in Bolivia La Paz, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,000 journalists will cover the Rally Dakar on its way through Bolivia January 6 through 9, the Culture Minister Marko Machicao said today. Cuban Leinier Dominguez Eighth in World Blitz Chess 29 de diciembre de 2016, 16:16Doha, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez is now in the 8th place after the first day of the World Blitz Chess Championship. Lionel Messi Distinguished as World Best Game Creator Berlin, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi was distinguished Thursday as ''Best Game Creator'' of the world for a second consecutive year according to the International Football Federation for History and Statistics (IFFHS). Sport is a Means Not an End Says IOC Vice-president 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:48Madrid, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch, one of the vice presidents of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said today that sporting events should be a means and not an end to generating income. International Cycling Union to Keep up Tough Anti-Doping Fight 29 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Paris, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), Brian Cookson, said today that his organization would keep up their fight against doping. Carlos Tevez Moves to China and Becomes World's Highest Paid Player Buenos Aires,Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After several weeks of rumors Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua has confirmed today the signing of Argentinian Carlos Tevez in a deal which will make the former Manchester United striker the world''s highest-paid player. Serbian Tennis Star Ana Ivanovic Says Goodbye to Courts 28 de diciembre de 2016, 17:02London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Serbian female tennis player, Ana Ivanovic accounced today in a video posted on her Facebook account that she was retiring from tennis. Mexico, Canada and US Propose Joint Candidature for World Cup 28 de diciembre de 2016, 16:10Bern, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Soccer executives from Mexico, the United States and Canada, are analyzing the possibility of launching a joint candidature to host the 2026 World Cup, according to today''s media reports. Bolivian Woman Driver Optimistic with Performance in Dakar Rally 2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:10La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian driver Suany Martínez is optimistic about her performance in the Dakar Rally 2017, the most important extreme danger race in the world. Diego Simeone Chosen Best Soccer Coach of 2016 Madrid, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Diego Simeone received the Award for Best Head Coach at Club Level of the year 2016, an award annually given by the International Soccer Federation of Statistics and History. Georgian Pantsulaia Defeats Carlsen in Rapid Chess Match Doha, (Prensa Latina) Classic chess Grand Master and World Champion Magnus Carlsen, from Norway, was today beaten, with black pieces, against Georgian Levan Pantsulaia during the start of the Rapid and Lightining World Championships. Countdown for San Silvestre Race in Angola 26 de diciembre de 2016, 12:46Luanda, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Five days before the start of the Race of San Silvestre, authorities from the Angolan National Athletics Federation (FAA) are expecting the participation of 2,000 runners, including international competitors. FIBA to Evaluate Creation of New Basketball Confederation in Brazil Brasilia, 26 Dec (Prensa Latina) An official at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), José Luiz Sáez, has proposed that a new Brazilian confederation be created to put an end the crisis facing the sport in the South American nation. Putin to Depoliticize Sport, Culture and a Transparent WADA Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out today to depoliticize sport and culture, and demand a more transparency in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Two-Time Olympic Champion Miruts Yifter Dies Addis Abeba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian long distance racer and two-time Olympic Champion in Moscow-1980, a real king of African track and field, died Thursday, at the age of 72, his familiy annouced. Juantorena: Cuban Sport Needs Significant Effort By Alfredo Boada Mola Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sports will need to make significant effort in the new cycle which will culminate in Tokyo 2020, according to Alberto Juantorena the double Olympic champion in the 400 and 800 meters in Montreal 1976. Brazilian Soccer Team and Catherine Ibarguen Win PL Sports Poll Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian male soccer team, Olympic Champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, was the winner of Best Team of the Year in the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina, to award the best Caribbean and Latin American athletes of the year 2016. Mexican Athletics Federation President Formally in Prison 22 de diciembre de 2016, 13:38México, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) A federal judge dictated today an order of formal imprisonment to the president of the Mexican Athletics Federation Associations (FMAA), Antonio Lozado, for his alleged responsibility in a crime of embezzlement. Three-times Cuban Olympic Champion Felix Savon Receives AIBA Award Bern, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The three-times Cuban Olympic champion and six-time world champion Felix Savon has been recognized in the Swiss city of Montreux on the 70th anniversary of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Insufficient Nitric Oxide in the Brain May Cause Alzheimer's 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:58London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese experts reveal in a study published today that a lack of nitric oxide (NO) in the brain can cause Alzheimer''s, a disease that affects about 47 million people worldwide. Chief of Russian Duma Defense Committee Receives Cuban Ambassador 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:10Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the State Duma Defense Committee (Russian lower house), Vladimir Shamanov, welcomed the Cuban ambassador to the country, Emilio Lozada Garcia, diplomatic sources reported today. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Hall of Fame of Cuban Western Province to be Opened Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Hall of Fame of Baseball of the western province of Matanzas will be opened here to the public in January, in the emblematic stadium Palmar de Junco, reported today managers of the institution. Cuba Nourishes a new Breed of Talented Boxers 19 de diciembre de 2016, 14:13Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has a group of young and talented boxers with a capacity to compete for the title in any international competition, according to a commentary in Granma newspaper on the recently finished Playa Giron National Tournament. President of Mexican Athletics Federation Arrested Mexico, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mexican Athletics Federation, Antonio Lozano, was arrested in the early hours of today at the Terminal two of the International Airport of Mexico City, complying with an arrest warrant. Former Police Officer amid Attackers to Mexican Senator Ana Guevara Mexico, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Senator and great sports star Ana Gabriela Guevara identified a former police officer from Mexico State as one of the four attackers that violently beat her some days ago, said sources today. Evo Morales: Hospitality for Dakar Rally Competitors La Paz, (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales asked the people of Bolivia to make the best use of its hospitality, and support the attendants to the 2017 Dakar Rally. Tokyo Decides to Build New Volleyball Stadium for 2020 Olympics 16 de diciembre de 2016, 15:55Tokyo, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Yuriko Koike, Governor of the city of Tokyo, proposed to build a new host for the volleyball competitions at the 2020 Olympic Games in the district of Ariake, to replace the one exisiting in Yokohama. Sex-abuse Scandal Hits U.S. Gymnastics Washington, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The world has been left shocked today after learning that 368 US gymnasts have been sexually abused by coaches and managers over the last 20 years. Medvedev Denounces Anti-Russia Campaign under Anti-Doping Pretext 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:15Moscow, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has denounced the campaign against Russia, which is being fought under the pretext of eliminating doping from sport. He also called for a clear definition of prohibited substances. Idalys Ortiz and Mijain Lopez Cuban Athletes of the Year Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female silver judo medalist, Idalys Ortiz and Mijaín López, a Greco-Roman wrestler, have been chosen as the Best Cuban Athletes of the Year by the Cuban Institute of Sport. Usain Bolt over 35 Votes for Best Athlete of the Year 14 de diciembre de 2016, 15:09Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican three-time Olympic Champion, Usain Bolt has received 36 votes in the race to be selected for Best Athlete of the Year in Latin America and the Caribbean and is likely to be declared the winner. Investigation Ongoing on Aggression Against Mexican Senator Mexico, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General''s Office (PGR) is investigating the acts of violence against the Olympic senator and Olympic medalist Ana Gabriela Guevara, who was beaten on the Mexico-Toluca highway. Usain Bolt Increases Edge to Win Award for Best Athlete of 2016 Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican male sprinter Usain Bolt increased his edge to win the Award for Best Latin American and Caribbean Athlete of the Year in 2016, after receiving the votes of two Salvadoran press media Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the 2016 Golden Ball 12 de diciembre de 2016, 17:39Paris, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward Cristaino Ronaldo won the 2016 Golden Ball, the mythical award given by spport magazine France Football to the best soccer player of the world in the present season. Latin Athletes of the Year Mijaín and Ibargüen says Vietnam Daily Havana, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban wrestler Mijaín López qnd Colombian triple-jumper, Caterine Ibargüen were selected today by the Vietnamese newspaper People''s Daily as the Best Athletes of the Year in the Prensa Latina news agency survey. Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris for 2024 Games Host City 08 de diciembre de 2016, 15:56Brna, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The cities of Budapest (Hungary), Los Angeles (USA) and Paris (France) were elected the finalist candidates for the thirs round of selection of the host for the 2024 Olympic Games, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here Thursday. IOC Approves New Sports for 2018 Youth Games 08 de diciembre de 2016, 15:28Brna, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the inclusion of karate, rock climbing and breakdance dancing as three new sports for the 3rd Youth Games in Buenos Aires in 2018. Kashima Beats Auckland City 2-1 in Opener of Club World Cup Tokyo, Dic 8 (Prensa Latina) Japanese champion Kashima Antlers beat Auckland City of New Zealand 2-1 in the opening game of the Club World Cup today. IOC Approves Facilities for Olympic Games in 2020 Brna, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the facilities, for Tokyo 2020, that will host the five new sports recently incorporated into the Olympic Games. IOC Reiterates the Games of Rio Were Successful 06 de diciembre de 2016, 15:48Brna, Dec 6 (PL) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) repeated today that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio of Janeiro, Brazil were the most wonderful Games of the history. Jamaican Bolt Expands Domain in PL Sports Poll Havana, 6 Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt extended today its domain in the survey of Cuban press agency Prensa Latina, to choose the best athletes of the year. Tevez to China? Shanghai Shenhua Claim Breakthrough in Talks 06 de diciembre de 2016, 12:36Beijing, Dic 6 (Prensa Latina )Carlos Tevez could be the latest player to go to China after Shanghai Shenhua revealed they are close to a deal. Cubans Add Up to 13 Wins in Wrestling German League Berlin, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) With a balance of 13 victories and only one defeat, fare the three Cuban wrestlers competing in the Gernan League of that sport, one of the best in the world for its level and organization. Tribute to Fidel Castro in the Spanish Football League Madrid, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) A huge banner in honor of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, was deployed in the stands of the Mendizorroza stadium during the Deportivo Alavés and the Las Palmas Sports Union match in the Spanish Football League. Japan Studies Reducing Costs of the 2020 Olympic Games 05 de diciembre de 2016, 06:30Tokyo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Tokyo government is studying how to reduce the costs of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while doubts are growing over the negative implications these costs will have for the Japanese economy and society. Total of 150 Riders in Cuban Cycling Hilly Titan Tropic 04 de diciembre de 2016, 15:12Havana, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Around 150 riders from more than 10 countries will begin tomorrow the second version of the mountain cycling Titan Tropic tournament, which will have four stages of rough and abrupt territories of the western region of Cuba. Der Spiegel Accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of Tax Evasion 04 de diciembre de 2016, 01:31Berlin, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) According to the German publication, since 2009, the Real Madrid striker could have moved 150 million euros from rights image contracts into offshore accounts. West Ham 1 Arsenal 5: Alexis Sanchez Hat Trick Earns London Derby Win 04 de diciembre de 2016, 00:02London, Dic 4 (Prensa Latina) An Alexis Sanchez hat-trick heaped further pressure on West Ham as Arsenal won 5-1 at the London Stadium to keep in touch with league leaders Chelsea as Slaven Bilic''s side continue to hover near the relegation zone. North Korea Outscore France To Win U-20 WWC in Papua 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:50Port Moresby, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) North Korea have won the eighth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women''s World Cup in Papua New Guinea after coming from a goal down to beat France 3-1 in the final today. Coe Will Present Saturday Reforms Program of World Athletics Montecarlo, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The President of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF), Sebastian Coe, will present today the reforms program to rescue the prestige of this discipline, involved in several scandals over the last months. Bolt to Concentrate Training in 100 Flat Meters for 2017 Montecarlo, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican male sprinter and Olympic and World Champion Usain Bolt has expressed his desire to get concentrated in tarining for the 100 flat meters during his 2017 competing season, the last in his successful sports career. Diego Maradona in Cuba to Take Part in Fidel Castro Tribute 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:19Havana, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s former soccer star Diego Armando Maradona is in Havana to participate in the tribute to Fidel Castro, historical leader of the Cuban Revolution. Colombia to Complete Repatriation of Plane Crash Victims to Brazil Bogota, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry has reported that the repatriation of the 71 victims of the plane crash in Medellín on Monday will be completed with the departure of the remains of the Brazilian and Bolivian citizens. Olympic Leader Highlights Fidel Castro's Contribution to Sports Port of Spain, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro knew as few did the potential of sport, and turned it into the center of life in Cuba and a source of popular narrative, said the president of the Olympic Committee of Trinidad and Tobago, Brian Lewis. IOC Asks to Reduce Budget for Tokyo 2020 Games 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:45Tokyo, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The vicepresident of the International Olympic Olympic Committee (IOC) John Coates asked Japan to reduce its budget for the 2020 Olympic Games. Running Legend Gebrselassie Promises to Clean Ethiopia Athletics 01 de diciembre de 2016, 13:23Montecarlo,Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) Retired running legend Haile Gebrselassie who has been elected president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation promises to clean the image of the federation. Colombians Pay Tribute to Brazilian Soccer Club Bogota, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Colombian soccer fans and the population have paid homage to the Chapecoense Brazilian club at the stadium where the South American Cup was to be contested against Atletico Nacional last night. Usain Bolt to Dedicate 2017 to His Fans London, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter and World and Olympic Champion, Usain Bolt, will dedicate the last season of his glorious athletic career - 2017, to his fans, according to the Jamaican media. Gareth Southgate Named England Manager 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:34London, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Gareth Southgate has been confirmed as the permanent England manager on a four-year deal, the Football Association,FA, has confirmed. Brazilian Football Club Chapecoense to Be Honored in Colombia Bogota, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) At the same time that the first leg was today scheduled between Atlético Nacional and Chapecoense for the South American Cup, the Antioquia fans will pay tribute to the victims of the Brazilian club in the plane crash. Back in Argentina Winers of Davis Cup Buenos Aires,Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinian team is back home after wining over Croatia 3-2 bringning with them for the first time the Cup. Jamaican Usain Bolt Against Doping London, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Multi Olympic champion Usain Bolt requested today here 'cero tolerance with those that practice doping'. Maradona Expresses Grief for Fidel Castro's Death Zagreb, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentinean soccer player Diego Armando Maradona expressed grief on Saturday after learning about the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz. Cuban Junior Fighters Win their Respective Matches 25 de noviembre de 2016, 16:16Moscow, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba had a perfect day at the semifinals of the World Junior Boxing Championship, at the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, by the results of four of its representatives, who won their respective matches Friday. Bolt and Paula Pareto Voted as Best Athletes by Xinhua Havana, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican male sprinter and Olympic Champion Usain Bolt and Argentinean female judoka, also an Olympic Champ, Paula Pareto, received the vote of Chinese news agency XINHUA as Best Latin American Athletes of the Year 2016 in the sports of Cuban agency Prensa Latina. Cuba Won Three Silver Medals in Wrestling Golden Grand Prix Baku, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cubans Yowlys Bonne, Alejandro Valdes and Reineris Salas won silver medals in the Wrestling Golden Grand Prix final in Baku. Bolt and Elaine Thompson Increase Leading Votes Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) World track and field star Usain Bolt and his female comrade and two-time Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson increased their votes as Best Athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016, in the annual sports by Cuban news agency Prensa Latina. Inter Milan's Gary Medel Surgery Successful 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:05Rome, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Inter have confirmed that Chilean Gary Medel''s knee surgery this morning was ''a complete success''. Argentina Keeps Lead in World Soccer, but Brazil Stalks Bern, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentina remains in first place in world list of the International Football Federation (FIFA), but ever more threatened by Brazil, says an update published today. Prensa Latina Launches 53rd Edition of its Sports Poll Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina has just published the bases of the 53rd edition of its Sports Poll which awards and distinguishes the best sportspeople of Latin America and the Caribbean in the year about to end. First Qatar Ladies Golf Open This Week 23 de noviembre de 2016, 12:05Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The maiden Qatar Ladies Open (QLO) will serve up a four-day flurry of fun for friends and families, as supreme golf meets an action-packed programme of off-course activities and entertainment. Spanish Court Wants Two Year Prison Sentence for Barca's Neymar Madrid, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing today. Three Cuban Beach Volley Duettos to NORCECA Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Three Cuban duettos will travel to Trinidad & Tobago for the Grand Final of the Norceca Circuit of Beach Volleyball from November 25 to 27, to close the beach volley competitions this year. FIFA Chief Wants Video Refereeing for Next World Cup París, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is in favour of introducing video refereeing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after previously expressing fears it would break up games too much. Inter's Medel Out For Several Weeks With Knee Injury Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Inter Milan''s Gary Medel is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks after suffering a knee injury during Sunday''s 2-2 derby draw with AC Milan. IOC Removes another Seven Olympic Medals from London 2012 Brna, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) removed another 7 Olympic medals corresponding to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK, after doping control tests with new technologies to samples taken in London during the Games. Cuban Silva Sets Sight on London Athletics Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban world champion pole vaulter Yarisley Silva sets her eye on the retention of her crown at the next world championship in London in 2017. Cuban Silva Sets Sight on London Athletics 21 de noviembre de 2016, 11:00Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban world champion pole vaulter Yarisley Silva sets her eye on the retention of her crown at the next world championship in London in 2017. Misleidys Vargas and Henry Jaen: Winners of the Marabana 2016 20 de noviembre de 2016, 12:35Havana, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) On a sunny day, but with a very pleasant temperature for running, the Cuban runners Misleidys Vargas and Henry Jaen won today the title in the 30th edition of the marathon of Havana, Marabana. Andy Murray Beats Stan Wawrinka to Reach ATP World Tour Finals London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Andy Murray qualified for the semi-finals and stayed on track to retain the world number one ranking with victory over Stan Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals. The Briton only needed one set to reach the last four, but beat the Swiss 6-4 6-2 to top the John McEnroe Group. FIFA Gianni Infantino Suggests 32 Team Club World Cup in 2019 Barn, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. Bolt Increases Lead in Vote for Best Latin American Athlete Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has increased his lead in Prensa Latina''s competition to elect the best athlete of the year. Doping: 2008 Beijing Olympics Medal Winners Among 16 Athletes Banned 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:53Barne, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee has stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples. Spanish GP Pilot Marc Marquez Considers Lionel Messi The Best Madrid, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Spanish GP motorcycle pilot, and now world champion Marc Marquez said in a prpmotion activity Thursday, that he considers Argentinean Lionel Messi as the best pro soccer player in the world right now. Novak Djokovic Beats David Goffin at ATP World Tour Finals 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:07London,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Novak Djokovic kept up the pressure in the race for the year-end number one ranking with victory over Belgian David Goffin at the ATP World Tour Finals today. Butragueño Expects to Extend Link Between Real Madrid and Cuba 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:14Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Popular Spanish ex-soccer player Emilio Butragueño stated today that he hopes to extend relations between Real Madrid and Cuba to strengthen soccer on the island. Bartomeu Convinced Messi Will Retire at Barcelona Madrid,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina)There is no possible outcome other than the Argentine superstar committing his future once more to Barca, the club president insists as they announce a new sponsorship deal. Saudi Arabia Expects to Score with Football Clubs Privatization 16 de noviembre de 2016, 13:37Riad, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina ) Saudi Arabia has taken a step toward its goal to privatize the teams in its top football division, a move which has been tipped to revitalize the sport,according to Pricess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saoud. South African Wayne van Niekerk, Best Male Athlete in Rio-2016 Pretoria, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The South African Wayne van Niekerk, gold medalist and world record holder in the 400 meters, was named best male athlete of the Rio-2016 Olympic Games, according to local media. Cape Verde and Cuba Sign Agreement in Sports 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:29Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Elisio Freire, Minister of Sports of Cape Verde, signed an agreement for sports cooperation in this capital Tuesday with the Cuban Institute for Physical Education and Sports (INDER) represented by its president Antonio Becali. Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers Third Round: UAE 2-0 Iraq 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:28Abu Dabi,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)Ahmed Khalil''s thunderous first half volley helped put the United Arab Emirates back in contention for a place at the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as Mahdi Ali''s side secured a 2-0 win over Iraq at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium today. Kenya Beat Liberia 1-0 in Friendly 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:19Nairobi, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan national football team has beaten Liberia 1-0 in a friendly match in Nairobi. Record Participation in Marabana 2016 Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The traditional Cuban marathon, Marabana, will have a record number of participants this year, according to the list updated today, five days before it is held in the Cuban capital. Real Madrid Foundation Starts Campus in Havana 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:00Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Real Madrid Foundation started a training campus in this capital Monday, which will extend up to next Friday, with the visit of former Spanish soccer star Emilio Butragueño. Pope Francis Welcomes Germany's Football Team to Vatican 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:59Rome, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis welcomed the German national football team at the Vatican and said that sports need discipline and self sacriface, team work and respect for your fellow player. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. Nishikori Beats Stan Wawrinka in Straight Sets at ATP Finals 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:31London,Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)For the first time, Stan Wawrinka lost a match at the ATP finals to someone who hasn''t been ranked No. 1 in the world. Narinder Batra is First NonEuropean President of International Hockey Abu Dabi,Nov 13 (Prensa Latina)India''s Narinder Batra became the first non-European President of the International Hockey Federation after he was elected to the top post by an overwhelming margin during the penultimate day of the 45th FIH Congress. Uganda Gets First Victory in African Qualifiers for Russia 2018 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:39Kampala, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Uganda won over Congo 1-0 y the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. 'Krasava', is the Name of Ball for Soccer Confederation Cup in Russia Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The name of the ball of Confederation Cup football in Russia will be Adidas Krasava 2017, as announced today by organizers of the event. England Notch Up Three Goal Win Against Scotland at Wembley 12 de noviembre de 2016, 09:36London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) England cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley, overcoming an uncertain opening spell to take all three points thanks to headed goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill. Real Madrid to Teach Experience to Cubans in Workshop 11 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Havana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Children and soccer instructors coming from 10 primary schools in Havana, will take part in a football workshop starting next Monday, organized by Spanish professional soccer club REAL MADRID and Cuban sport institutions. Can-Am Baseball Teams More Interested in Cuban Players 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:26Havana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Canadian baseball teams participating in the Can-Am Independent Baseball League are now requesting a bigger presence of Cuban players for the next season, as it was reported in this capital today. Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the Goal 50 Award Madrid,Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled Lionel Messi''s record of four Goal 50 wins after being named the world''s best player for 2016, with his great rival Lionel Messi having to settle for fourth place. Wayne Rooney To Captain England Against Scotland London, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Wayne Rooney is to return to England''s starting lineup as captain in Friday''s eagerly anticipated World Cup qualifier against Scotland having been handed the chance to reassert his authority within the national team. Barcelona Defender Umtiti Out 3 Weeks Because of Injury 10 de noviembre de 2016, 15:56Madrid Nov. 10 Prensa Latina-- France defender Samuel Umtiti will be sidelined for about three weeks because of a muscle injury. Cuba to Help Bolivia in Creating School for Athletes La Paz, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) ''Cuba can help Bolivia in the sports sector,'' said to Prensa Latina Alberto Juantorena, who won both the 400m and 800m titles in Montreal 1976. Roger Federer, Del Potro Honoured at 2016 ATP Awards Montecarlo, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina)Former World No. 1 Roger Federer has won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the 12th time in his career. Usain Bolt,Elaine Thompson Among IAAF Athlete of the Year Finalists 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Kingston,Nov 9 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF''s World Athlete of the Year awards today after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics according to Caribbean 360 web site. Gareth Bale Named Welsh Player of the Year London, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina)Real Madrid player Gareth Bale has been named Welsh player of the year for the fourth successive time. Bolt Again Among Finalists to IAAF Athlete of the Year Monte-Carlo, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt appears today again among the three finalists in the men''s category Athlete of the Year of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF). With this nomination, Bolt could arrive at his sixth recognition of this type, after the received in the years 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and surpass the American Ashton Eaton, deserving last year of that distinction. Paraguayan Roque Santa Cruz Announces International Retirement Asunción, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz, a veteran of three World Cups, with 32 goals in more than 100 games played, announced today that he will retire from international football after their qualifiers against Peru and Bolivia. Barcelona Star Neymar to Go on Trial in Spain Over Corruption Charges 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:10Madrid,Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Neymar, his parents and two of the club''s executives should stand trial for alleged corruption, Spain''s High Court said today. Mediterranean Games Postponed for 2018 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:32Madrid, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the Spanish city of Tarragona announced Monday that the Mediterranean Games scheduled for the summer of 2017, will be held one year later. Gebrselassie, New President of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation Addis Ababa, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The legendary Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie was elected to a four-year term as president of the Athletics Federation of his country, reported the national media today. Palmeiras Consolidates Leadership in Brazilian Soccer Championship Brasilia, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian socecr team PALMEIRAS, now the leader in the Brasileirao (National Soccer Championship, Series A) will be against the Internacional, to try to achieve its 21st victory, in a position list it is now leading, with 67 points. Two Brazilian Soccer Classics in 34th Round of 'Brasileirao' Río de Janeiro, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Two classics of Brazilian soccer : Flamengo-Botafogo and Sao Paulo-Corinthians, will be apperitives in the kick-off of the 34th date of national soccer championship, series A, led by club Palmeiras alone. Kvitova Beats Strycova to Advance at Elite Trophy Tournament Beijing,Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Third-seeded Petra Kvitova secured a semifinal spot in the WTA Elite Trophy tournament by beating Czech compatriot Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-4 on Friday. Russia Approves Fines and Imprisonment for Doping in Sports 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:20Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Duma (Chamber of Deputies) approved today a law that sanctions with fines and imprisonment sentences to coaches, doctors or officials that promote consumption or use of prohibited substances in sports. Gambian National Golkeeper Drowned Crossing Mediterranean 03 de noviembre de 2016, 13:21Banjul, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Fatim Jawara, believed to have been just 19, was on board a boat that ran into trouble last week crossing from Libya to Europe Svitolina Runs Past Vesnina, Earns Zhuhai Semifinal Spot 03 de noviembre de 2016, 13:03Beijing,Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elina Svitolina wins the Rose Group after her straight sets victory over Elena Vesnina to return to the semifinals at the Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. Cuba with Nine Boxers to World Youth Championship in Russia Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present nine fighters at the World Youth Boxing Champìonship in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, from November 17 to 26, with the aim of conquering its 16th crown in these tournaments. Japan: Local Leaders in Tokyo Criticize Organizers of Olympic Games Tokyo, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The head of a local government group in Tokyo, who are charged with raising the funds needed to build the infrastructure for the 2020 Olympic Games, has criticized the organizers for not collaborating to reduce the cost. FIFA Nominates 10 Candidates to Award for Coach of the Year Bern, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) announced today the list of the 10 coaches who will compete for World Coach of the Year for Men''s Football. FIFA- Bolivia Forfeit Two Matches For Fielding Ineligible Player Barn, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Football Federation has had two of their 2018 World Cup qualifiers declared to be forfeited by FIFA after they fielded an ineligible player. Elina Svitolina Wins Opening Matches at WTA Elite Trophy in China Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina rallied after dropping serve three times in the opening set to beat No. 10-seeded Kiki Bertens 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Venezuelan Female Forward Wins Best Gol Award 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:10Bern, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan forward Deyna Castellanos won the award for best goal of the FIFA U-17 Women''s World Cup, reported the website of the International Football Federation (FIFA). FIFA Unveil The Best Awards Barn, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)FIFA have unveiled their new individual prize they hope will rival the Ballon d''Or after splitting their association with the historic gong back in September. Paulo Dybala's New Juventus Contract Revealed Rome,Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)Juventus star Paulo Dybala is set to remain out of action for another couple of weeks, but the Argentinean star is being using his time off the field to carry on negotiations with his club over a contract extension. Low Continues to Coach the German National Football Team Until 2020 Berlin, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Joachim Low will remain as coach of the German national football team until 2020, after being confirmed today the contract extension for two years by the German Football Federation (DFB). Mexico City Police Ready to Protect the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix 28 de octubre de 2016, 12:50México, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina)Mexico City Police Deparment will deploy 4,960 police officers on Sunday to garanted security at Fomula 1 Grand Prix that will be run at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit here. The police press release stated that they will be protecting those who will attend the tournament before,during and aftwer the show. Radwanska Books Singapore Semifinals Ticket With Win Over Pliskova Singapur,Oct 28 (Prensa Latina)In the White Group match deciding who would grab the last spot in the WTA Finals semifinals, defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-3, joining Angelique Kerber, Dominika Cibulkova and Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final four in Singapur WTA Finals. IOC Disqualifies Nine Athletes from Beijing 2008 for Doping Bern, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed the disqualification of nine athletes, including six medalists in weightlifting, wrestling and track and field for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. FIFA Fines Spain Over Transfer of Under Age Players Barn, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) FIFA today fined the Spanish football federation more than $220,000 in the latest stage of its battle with the country over the transfer of under-age players. US Blockade Stops Cuba's Sport Development Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The US economic, commercial and financial blockade against the island of Cuba for more than 50 years, limits the Cuban sports development , beside causing deep affectations to the Cuban economy and society. Farah Confirms Final London IAAF Diamond League Appearance London,Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed that his race at the Müller Anniversary Games on Sunday 9 July 2017 will be his last at the IAAF Diamond League fixture in the British capital. British Aircraft Training for Aerobatic Show in China 24 de octubre de 2016, 06:05Beijing, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The Aerobatics team of the British Royal Force is training in Zhuhai, south, for its first performance in China''s biennial air show. holguin Completes Classified Teams for Playoffs Havana, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Hoguin fought for 12 innings until gettting victorious to Isla de la Juventud 4-3 and reached the 6th and last place to classify for ther second stage of the Cuban National Championship. Neymar Signs New Barcelona Deal Until 2021 Madrid,Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian superstar Neymar signed a new five-year contract with Barcelona today that will keep him at the Spanish champions until 2021, saying he felt ''at home''. Argentina still in the Top of FIFA World Ranking 20 de octubre de 2016, 15:51 Brna, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Argentina is still in the first place of the world soccer ranking, published today by the International Federation of the discipline (FIFA). World Anti-Doping Agency Issued Ultimatum to Five Countries 20 de octubre de 2016, 15:34Ottawa, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that it gave an ultimatum to Brazil, Guatemala, Azerbaijan, Greece and Indonesia. The anti-doping agencies in those countries risk being suspended. Usain Bolt Heading Nominee List for Athlete of the Year Monaco, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Jmaican male sprinter Usain Bolt is heading the list of nominees of the International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF) to select the Athlete of the Year. 2017 World Weightlifting Championship Moves to the US 19 de octubre de 2016, 17:01Budapest, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced on Wednesday that the 2017 World Weightlifting Championship would be transferred to the U.S.A, instead of being held in Malaysia, as first scheduled. Morinari Watanabe Elected New FIG President 19 de octubre de 2016, 16:21Tokyo, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese, Morinari Watanabe, was today elected President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), after a vote held during the FIG congress held in Tokyo. Nadal Inaugurates Sports Academy Accompanied by Federer Madrid, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal today opened in his home town of Manacor, the sports academy with his name that will combine tennis instruction and education. FIFA Bans Former President of Thai Football Association Bern, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced today the suspension from football-related activities for five years of former president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), Worawi Makudi. Javier Mascherano to Renew with FC Barcelona 17 de octubre de 2016, 15:28Madrid, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean pro soccer player Javier Mascherano today renewed his contract with the Football Club Barcelona until June 30, 2019. Cuban Erick Hernandez Sets New Football Control Record Havana, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Erick Hernandez set on Saturday the world football control record, after hitting the ball with his head only from a sitting position for 40 minutes and two seconds. Bolivia to Open III Students Special Education Games La Paz, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian authorities confirmed that everything is ready to open today the III Plurinational Student Special Education Games President Evo in Sucre. Angelique Kerber Crashes Out Of Hong Kong Open 14 de octubre de 2016, 12:37Beijing, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Angeqlique Kerber''s hopes of finishing the year as World No.1 were rocked by a 6-3, 6-1 defeat to Australian youngster Daria Gavrilova at the Hong Kong Open today. Arbitration Court Sanctions Five Russian Atheles by Doping 13 de octubre de 2016, 14:58Brna, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) the International Sport Arbitration Court announced today the suspension for four years to five Russian marchers, because of consumption of erythropoietin (EPO). Maradona considers Messi and Cristiano Above all World Players Madrid, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The star of Argentine soccer, Diego Armando Maradona, avoided comparisons between his fellow countryman Lionel Messi and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo saying they are above all other players in the world. Indigenous Resistance Day Games Begin in Venezuela 12 de octubre de 2016, 17:56Caracas, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The 6th National Indigenous Games began today in Maturin, in the state of Monagas, as a celebration of the original peoples in Venezuela and in recognition of their achievements during the Bolivarian revolution. Argentinian Trainer Jorge Sampaoli Received Iberoamerican Trophy Madrid,Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian trainer Jorge Sampaoli today received the trophy Iberoamerican Community, given to personalities distinguished in international sports. Tashkent Grand Prix 2016-Uzbeck Team in Number One Position 07 de octubre de 2016, 12:19Tashkent, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The Uzbeck Judo team went to the first place after wining 3 gold medals,one silver and one bronze during the second stage of the competition in this tournament. Cuba and USA in a Friendly Soccer Match Havana, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban soccer team will play today its first friendly with the United States, in the history of the two countries. AIBA Excludes 36 Referees from Boxing Competitions 06 de octubre de 2016, 17:49Brna, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) suspended 36 referees having participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero (Brazil) from boxing competition activities, until the conclussions of an investigation on the referees during they were working in the Olympics. Pope Francis Calls for Sports to Preserve its Authenticity 05 de octubre de 2016, 18:00Rome, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis made a call today for the authenticity of sports to be preserved and for it to be protected from manipulation and market exploitation. Cuban Team for Friendly Match against US Announced 04 de octubre de 2016, 16:08Havana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban forward Maikel Reyes, a man playing for Mexican team Cruz Azul (Blue Cross) in the Mexican soccer league, is one of the convoked players for the friendly match to be held on Friday between the Cuban team and the US team in the Cuban capital. FIFA Sanctions Chilean Soccer Federation 04 de octubre de 2016, 15:16La Paz, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Soocer Association (FIFA) sanctioned the national Chilean Federation because of offensive chants by Chilean soccer fans against the Bolivian national team, sport press media said here Tuesday. Several Football Associations Sanctioned By FIFA Berna,Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) FIFA today confirmed sanctions imposed on several football associations for the discriminatory and unsporting conduct of fans during recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. On The Reduction of Maria Sharapova's Penalty 04 de octubre de 2016, 12:00Moscow,Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Arbitration (CAS) for Sport has granted Russian Maria Sharapova a victory, reducing the International Tennis Federation''s two-year ban on the five-time Grand Slam champion to 15 months. Peng Shuai Bundles Venus Williams Out of China Open in First Round Beijing, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) China Peng Shuai,30, today became in the big surprise of the China Open when she defeated US Venus Williams in only two sets 7-5, 6-1. Evo Morales Ratifies Support for Sports in Bolivia La Paz, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales on Saturday ratified the government''s will to support the sports sector. After inaugurating a modern irrigation system in the department of Cochabamba, Morales noted that the practice of physical activity is a way to fight diseases, improve health and, at the same time, it is a way to integrate all Bolivians. Bolivia Prepares Dakar Rally in La Paz La Paz, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares today the Dakar Rally for December in La Paz, which will promote places of interest in this department, as announced by Deputy Minister of Tourism, Joaquín Rhodes. Vietnam Hosts Thousands of Participants in Asian Beach Games Hanoi, Sept 25 (Prensa Latina) Athletes and coaches from 45 countries and territories are participating in the V edition of the Asian Beach Games in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang, inaugurated by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Maradona to Play Game for Peace, Promoted by Pope-Francis Rome, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Former soccer player Diego Armando Maradona confirmed today that he would play the next Game for Peace, promoted by a foundation boosted by Pope Francis. Venezuela to Ensure Security of Professional Baseball League Caracas, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace Nestor Reverol said today that Venezuela will ensure the security of the competition of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP), the opening of which will take place on October 6th. Cuba Opens Sports Scientific Research Center Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) With the opening of the Cuban Center for Sports Scientific Research (CIDC), the Caribbean nation will further raise development in this field, the Granma newspaper reports today. Controversy in Italy Around Decision to Host 2024 Olympics 22 de septiembre de 2016, 10:24Rome, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The storm unleashed on Thursday as a result of the refusal of the mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, to hold the 2024 Olympics in this capital reflects the sensitivity around an issue with political implications. Cuban Sport and Culture Are Also Victims of US Blockade Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) In addition to the direct damages to the Cuban economy, the U.S.-imposed blockade on Cuba for almost 60 years has lacerated the development of sport and culture in the Caribbean nation. China Welcomes Paralympic Delegation after Successful Rio Campaign 21 de septiembre de 2016, 14:26Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Sports officials in China praised the Paralympic delegation, which made their triumphant return to the capital city following 12-days of competition in Rio. Golden Ball Will Have a New Formula in Next Edition 16 de septiembre de 2016, 11:29 Bern, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) A new formula will come into force to select the winner of the Golden Ball next year, after the cancellation of the agreement between the French weekly France Football and the International Football Federation (FIFA) announced today. Russia Denies Links with Sports Hackers 15 de septiembre de 2016, 16:05Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian government today rejected accusations by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) according to which the recent attacks by hackers of that country against this entity would have government support, and vowed to fight them. Brazil climb to 4th Place in the FIFA World Ranking 15 de septiembre de 2016, 14:37Bern, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian soccer team climbed up to fourth position in the world soccer ranking, according to an update published today by the International Football Federation (FIFA). Cuban Chess Player Dominguez Wins Silver as First Table Player Baku, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban chess player Leinier Dominguez won the silver medal for first table players in the World Olympiad celebrated in this capital, ended Tuesday after playing 11 rounds. New Guiness Record for Venezuela Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is now counting on a new record in the Guiness Record Book in apnea, thanks to Carlos Coste, a man who dove 177 meters Tuesday. Latin America: More Podiums in Rio Paralympic 13 de septiembre de 2016, 11:36Latin America: More Podiums in the Sixth Day of Rio Paralympic Nairo Quintana Renews with Movistar after Winning Tour of Spain 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:38Madrid, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana renewed today his contract with the Spanish team Movistar up to the year 2019, only hours after winning the 2016 Tour to Spain 2016. Angelique Kerber New First Place in Female Tennis World Ranking 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:20London, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) German female tennis star Angelique Kerber replaced US player Serena Williams as the one with the first place of the female tennis world ranking Monday. Del Potro Goes up in World Tennis Ranking 12 de septiembre de 2016, 14:18Montecarlo, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean tennis player Juan Martin del Potro is rising in the world tennis rankings, after gaining 78 points. MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa Wins in San Marino San Marino, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Dani Pedrosa became the record eighth different MotoGP winner in a row as he came from eighth on the grid to win the San Marino Grand Prix. Ghost Town in Italy Hosts the World Hideout Championship Rome, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Near Milan in Consonno, former Las Vegas from Italy turned-ghost town, this weekend more than 300 players divided into 64 teams hold the World Championship Hideout. FIFA Bans ex-CONCACAF Chief Jeffrey Webb For Life For Taking Bribes Berna, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The FIFA ethics committee has banned former vice president Jeffrey Webb for life and fined him $1 million for taking bribes. Rome About to Drop Bid for Olympic Games 2024 09 de septiembre de 2016, 12:13Rome, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The controversy around the Rome''s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games continues today despite the anticipated opposition by mayor Virginia Raggi and her Five Star Movement Party (M5E). Cuban Runner Omara Durand Brakes Record in Rio 08 de septiembre de 2016, 15:39Rio de Janeiro, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban runner Omara Durand broke the Paralympic Games record for the 100 flat meters Class T12, with a chrono of 11.58 seconds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio Paralympics 2016-Kenya's Samwel Mushai Kimani Won First Gold 08 de septiembre de 2016, 13:02Río de Janeiro,Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The first gold of the Rio Paralympics went to Kenya''s Samwel Mushai Kimani in the men''s T11 5,000m as Brazil''s Odair Santos took silver. US Open: Serena Williams in Semi-final Against Karolina Pliskova 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:52 Washington,Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) World number one Serena Williams was pushed to three sets by a spirited Simona Halep before progressing to the US Open semi-finals. 38 final at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Competition Opening 08 de septiembre de 2016, 09:31Rio de Janeiro, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) With 38 finals in six disciplines today will start the competition program of the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, which until next September 18th will encourage more than four thousand athletes representing 160 countries. 73 Year Old Man Completes Swim in the Tsugaru Strait in Japan 07 de septiembre de 2016, 12:14Tokyo,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A 73-year-old man successfully completed a 30-km swim today in the Tsugaru Strait in ten hours, making him the oldest swimmer to achieve the feat in those dangerous waters. FIFA President Open to World Cups with 40 Teams 07 de septiembre de 2016, 01:56Bern, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) President of the Federation International of Football Associatiohns (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, expressed he is open to the possibility of having a world cup competition with 40 national selections and several hosting countries in 2026. Cuba ceded as Latin American Leader of Chess Olympics 06 de septiembre de 2016, 16:01Bakú, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba ceded today its condition of Latin American leader at World Chess Olympics disputed in this capital in both sexes.. Chess Olympiad Protest at Toilet Rule 05 de septiembre de 2016, 12:44 Bakú,Sep 5 (Prensa Latina)Judit Polgar, Jon Speelman and Malcolm Pein are leading a petition to remove the new anti-cheating rule that requires players to inform an arbiter when they want to go to the toilet. Finnish Court Releases Cuban Volleyball Player Dariel Albo Havana, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban volleyball player Dariel Albo Miranda was released by the court of Tampere, Finland, and will arrive in Cuba soon. Yaya Toure Left Out of Manchester City's Champions League Squad 02 de septiembre de 2016, 12:26 London,Sep 2 (Prensa Latina)Yaya Toure will not be eligible to play in Manchester City''s Champions League group games after being left out of Pep Guardiola''s squad. Felipe Massa Announces He Will Retire From F1 At End of Season 01 de septiembre de 2016, 11:15 Rome, Sep 1 Prensa Latina) Williams driver Brazilian Felipe Massa announced today that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season. New Doping Cases Darken World Sport 31 de agosto de 2016, 17:10Brna, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Four medalists at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, among them three weightlifters, gave positive in retroactive doping tests and now they darken the honor of world sport, as announced by the International Olympic Committee Wednesday. Japanese Mayor Emphasizes Quality of Cuban Baseball Players Tokyo, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the city of Iwaki, of the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, Toshio Shimizu, stressed today before the ambassador of Cuba here, Marcos Rodriguez, the quality of baseball players from the Caribbean island. Russia Organizes Games for its Disabled Athletes 31 de agosto de 2016, 09:04Moscow, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Russia will hold national games for its disabled athletes, following the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to prohibit their participation in the Rio de Janeiro competitions, according to official sources. Durand Leads Cuban Delegation to Paralympics in Brazil Havana, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sprinter Omara Durand, three times champion in Doha 2015, leads Cuban delegation to the 15th Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro from September 7th to 18th. Wayne Rooney Confirms Will Retire From International Football 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:55 London,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina)England captain Wayne Rooney has confirmed he will retire from international football after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Barcelona Sign Paco Alcacer From Valencia on Five Year Deal 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:37 Madrid,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona have announced the signing of Paco Alcacer from Valencia on a five-year deal. Campaign Against Racism in Football Begins in Costa Rica 28 de agosto de 2016, 13:32San Jose, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Association for the Development of the Costa Rican Black Women and the Union of Football Clubs of First Division today began for the second consecutive year, the Respect campaign for Diversity, No to racism in football. Campaign Against Racism in Football Begins in Costa Rica 28 de agosto de 2016, 13:32San Jose, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Association for the Development of the Costa Rican Black Women and the Union of Football Clubs of First Division today began for the second consecutive year, the Respect campaign for Diversity, No to racism in football. Russian Paralympic Committee to Appeal against Paralympics Ban 26 de agosto de 2016, 15:51Moscow, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Paralympic Committee filed today an appeal with the Swiss Federal Court due to a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that prevents the participation of Russian athletes in the Rio de Janeiro Games. US Swimmer Wanted by Brazilian Justice Gets Sponsor 26 de agosto de 2016, 12:58Washington, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) US swimmer Ryan Lochte will be sponsored by a cough syrup, after Speedo and Ralph Lauren brands abandoned him for the scandal he starred at the Olympic Games in Rio-2016. Beckham Is Better Than Cristiano Ronaldo and Cantona, Says Solskjaer 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:48 London, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) David Beckham was a better football player than Cristiano Ronaldo and Eric Cantona because of the way he struck a ball and worked for the team, former Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. Kenya Disbands National Olympic Committee 25 de agosto de 2016, 11:51 Nairobi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Kenya has disbanded its national Olympic committee amid investigations into alleged mismanagement of the country''s team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016. Colombian Darwin Atapuma Keeps as Leader of Tour of Spain 24 de agosto de 2016, 16:20Madrid, aug 24 (Prensa Latina)Colombian Darwin Atapuma (BMC) maintained today the general leadership in the Tour of Spain, after the dispute of the fifth stage between the cities of Viveiro and Lugo, on 171,3 kilometers. Olympic Flag Arrives in Tokyo 24 de agosto de 2016, 13:00Tokyo, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina)It will be the second time the Summer Olympics are held in the Japanese capital, which previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics. Finnish Justice to Starts Trial against Cuban Volleyball Players 24 de agosto de 2016, 10:18 Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish justice will start next Monday the trial against six Cuban volleyball players who were arrested in that European nation for an alleged crime of sexual nature, today reported the Cuban Volleyball Federation (FCV, in Spanish). Russia Protest Against Suspension to the Rio Paralympics 24 de agosto de 2016, 09:42 Moscow, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia announced on Wednesday the filing of a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights, following the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to prohibit assistance of the national team to the Rio 2016 games. Kenya, Best African Country in Rio-2016 23 de agosto de 2016, 09:04 Luanda, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Kenya emerged as the best African country in the Rio-2016 Olympics, occupying the fifteenth position in the overall medal table, as announced by the Public Television. Ban Ki-Moon Congratulates Brazil and the IOC on Olympic Games of Rio 22 de agosto de 2016, 15:27United Nations, Aug 22 ago (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, congratulated today the authorities of Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilians and to the International Olympic Committee, for the successful celebration of the Olympic Games. Indian PM Congratulates Brazil, Athletes for Olympic Games New Delhi, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today congratulated Brazil for the celebration of the newly completed Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and all the athletes who took part in the competition. Table of Medals of the Olympic Games Rio-2016 Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The following is the table of medals of the Olympic Games being held in Rio de Janeiro. India Celebrates First Olympic Silver in Rio-2016 New Delhi, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) India today celebrated its first silver medal in the Olympic Games Rio-2016 won by Sindhu Pusarla in women''s single badminton. Yelena Isinbayeva Officially Announces her Retirement in Rio 19 de agosto de 2016, 16:53Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian female pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva officially announced her retirement from active competition at 34, without forgiving those who marginated this excellent Russian athlete, not letting her take part in the 2016 Olympic Games, because of the international doping sanction to the Russian track and field. Ryan Lochte Breaks Silence and Apologizes 19 de agosto de 2016, 15:22Washington, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) US male swimmer Ryan Lochte, a member of the US swimming team that represented the North American country in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, apologized himself for his nad behaviour in Rio de Janeiro, a place where he committed vandalic acts, and later, he invented the story that he had been attacked and robbed. Brazilian Police: U.S. Swimmers Lied About Robbery 19 de agosto de 2016, 13:44 Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) No apologies from them or the other athletes are needed,'' said Mario Andrada, a spokesman for the Rio Olympics organizing committee. Usain Bolt Runs his Olympic Goodbye 19 de agosto de 2016, 13:08 Río de Janeiro, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Two days before turning 30, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will come out to race what he anticipated will be his last final in Olympic Games, the relay 4x100 meters. Four US Swimmers Vandalized Rio Gas Station 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:33 Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian authorities claim today that four U.S. Olympic swimmers vandalized a petrol station, among them the Olympic champion, Ryan Lochte, who managed to return to his country before his arrest. US Olympic Swimmers Held in Brazil 18 de agosto de 2016, 10:45 Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian police have taken two US Olympic swimmers off their plane due to inconsistencies in their complaint of an alleged assault. Bolt Faces Personal Challenge: 200m in Less Than 19s 18 de agosto de 2016, 10:27 Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Usain ''Lightning'' Bolt will come out into the Bolt encara desafío personal: 200 metros en menos de 19 segundos Indian Prime Minister Congratulates Olympic Bronze Medallist 18 de agosto de 2016, 08:13 New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today congratulated female wrestler Sakshi Malik who won a bronze in 58 kg category to give her country the first medal at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. IOC Member Arrested in Rio over Ticketing Scam 17 de agosto de 2016, 17:51Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian police arrested today Patrick Hickey, an Irish member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over his alleged involvement in a network of illegal sale of tickets for the Olympic Games. Joao Havelange Dies at 100 16 de agosto de 2016, 15:02Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Joao Havelange, ex-president of the International Soccer Federation (FIFA), died here at the age of 100, at the Samaritan Hospital, revealed today, without specifying the causes of his death. Rio 2016-Dutch Swimmer Ferry Weertman Wins Men's Open Water 10K 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:49Río de Janeiro,Aug 16 (Prensa Latina)Dutch swimmer Ferry Weertman won gold in the men''s 10-kilometer open water race in the sewage-filled waters off Copacabana beach today. Spyridon Giannitois of Greece earned silver and France Marc-Antoine Olivier took the bronze. The Burkini, the Muslim Swimsuit, Raises Heated Debate in France 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:39Paris, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Amid a heated debate about the burkini (the Muslim swimsuit), the candidate to lead the Foundation for Islam in France, Jean-Pierre Chevÿnement, called on Tuesday for freedom whenever it does not affect public order. Van Niekerk's Secret: Anna Botha, Rio's Super-Gran 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:29Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) ''My biggest dream and prayer for Wayde (van Niekerk) is that he does not abandon humility,'' said Anna Botha, the coach of the South African sprinter, new world record holder and Olympic champion in the 400 meters. Cuban Community Happy after Mijain Lopez' Victory 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:11 Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The community of Herradura, in Pinar del Rio province, is happy today about Mijail Lopez'' victory in the Rio-2016 Olympic Games. Venezuelan Finol after the Olympic Gold in Boxing of Río-2016 15 de agosto de 2016, 16:02Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan boxer Yoel Finol keeps on dreaming in big and today he advanced to the quarterfinals of 52 kilograms of the tournament of boxing of the Olympic Games of Río-2016. Darya Klishina, Russia's Only Track and Field Athlete in Rio, Banned 14 de agosto de 2016, 11:53Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The only Russian track and field athlete due to compete at the Rio Olympics has been banned by the sport''s governing body on the eve of competition. Michael Phelps Wrapped Up His Olympic Career 14 de agosto de 2016, 11:12Rio de Janeiro,Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Michael Phelps says he didn''t set out intending to upstage legendary swimmers that came before him, like Mark Spitz. He just wanted to be the best Michael Phelps possible. Usain Bolt Says Athletics Needs Him to Win at Rio 2016 Olympics 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:45Rio de Janeiro,Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt stressed in an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien that the sport of athletics needs him to win in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Olympic Standard Bearer for Namibia Arrested 10 de agosto de 2016, 15:45Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Boxer, Jonas Junios, the standard-bearer for Namibia at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, is now under arrest, suspected of a sexual attack against a female employee working at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro. Israeli Judoka Destroys Olympic Dream of Congolese Refugee 10 de agosto de 2016, 14:53Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli judo athlete, Linda Bolster has destroyed the Olympic dream of the Congolese refugee Yolande Mabika, whom she eliminated in the 70 kilograms division. Cuban Judoka Asley González to Debut in Rio 2016 10 de agosto de 2016, 08:48Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban judoka Asley González, 90 kilograms, winner of the silver medal in London 2012 and 2013 World Champion, will debut today at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Usain Bolt Wants to Win the 200 Flat Meters in Brazil 09 de agosto de 2016, 15:41Rio de Janeiro, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican and world track and field superstar Usain Bolt admitted himself he will not have an easy task with running to win the 200 flat meters in Brazil, in the Olympic Games, in his Tuesday statements. Paris Saint-Germain Sign Jese Rodriguez From Real Madrid 08 de agosto de 2016, 11:15París, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Paris Saint-Germain have have completed the signing of Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez on a five-year deal. Rio 2016-Annemiek van Vleuten Recovering in Hospital After Accident 08 de agosto de 2016, 10:52Río de Janeiro, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten is recovering in hospital with three cracks in her spine after her horrific crash in the women''s road race at Rio 2016. Pacquiao: Death Penalty is Lawful and Moral for Narcos 08 de agosto de 2016, 10:37Manila, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina)People''s champ Senator Manny Pacquiao in his first privilege speech asked his colleagues to support and pass the measure that would reimpose the death penalty. Cuban Judoka Mestre Qualifies for Quarterfinals at Rio-2016 06 de agosto de 2016, 11:35Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban judoka Dayaris Mestre qualified for the quarterfinals at the 31st Olympic Games being held here from August 5-21. Rio 2016: South Korean Archer Kim Woo-jin Sets First World Record 05 de agosto de 2016, 12:23Río de Janeiro, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) South Korean world champion Kim Woo-jin set the first world record of the Rio Olympics with a score of 700 in the 72-arrow ranking round. CAS Opens The Way For Russia To Go to Rio 2016 05 de agosto de 2016, 11:19Moscow, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled against the discriminatory decision to ban Russia from participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Cristiano Ronaldo Among Contenders for UEFA Best Player Award 05 de agosto de 2016, 11:18Berna, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina ) Real Madrid pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will fight it out with Atletico rival Antoine Griezmann for the Best Player in Europe Award, after UEFA announced the final three today. Demonstrations Against Coup Precede Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony 05 de agosto de 2016, 10:35Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Two popular demonstrations to denounce the ongoing parliamentary coup in Brazil and the exclusive nature of Rio 2016 Olympics will precede the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Begins Today 05 de agosto de 2016, 10:06Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The 31st Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro-2016, the first in South America, will open today attended by more than 10,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees. FIFA Former President Blatter Still Insists on His Innocence 04 de agosto de 2016, 10:23Berlin, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The former president of the International Association Football Federation (FIFA), Sepp Blatter, has insisted on his innocence following the charges of corruption that led to him being dismissed from his post. Ban Ki-moon to Meet with Olympic Team of Refugees 04 de agosto de 2016, 09:08Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon will hold a meeting today with the 10 members of the first team of refugees who will participate in the Olympic Games - Rio 2016. France Aspires to Gain 5th Place in the Olympic Games 03 de agosto de 2016, 18:07Paris, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) France aspires to obtain fifth place in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), an ambitious but realistic goal, according to an official statement released today. Michael Phelps to Carry U.S. Fflag at the 2016 Rio Opening Ceremony 03 de agosto de 2016, 10:46Río de Janeiro,Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Michael Phelps, who has never walked in an Olympic Opening Ceremony before, will carry the U.S. flag at the 2016 Rio Opening Ceremony on Friday, August 5. France Gets Ready for Rio 2016 and Fights for Paris 2024 03 de agosto de 2016, 09:53Paris, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) France will pay full attention to the performance of their athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a topic that will be discussed today during the last Council of Ministers before the summer recess period. Track Boss Coe Cites Kenya, Ethiopia In Need For Anti-doping Steps 03 de agosto de 2016, 09:44Berlín,Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) World track and field boss Sebastian Coe said today he sees Kenya and Ethiopia as having to step up their anti-doping efforts. Nepali Swimmer Singh the Youngest at Rio 2016 03 de agosto de 2016, 09:12Katmandú,Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s wonder kid Gaurika Singh imprinted her name in the history books by becoming the youngest athlete of the 31st Olympic Games scheduled for August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Admission of Five Sports for the 2020 Olympic Games to Be Voted Wedne 03 de agosto de 2016, 00:10Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The members of the 129th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Assembly, will vote Wednesday, for the admission of five sports for the 2020 Games of Tokyo, Japan. IBA Claims for Evidence of Inside Corruption 02 de agosto de 2016, 17:58London, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The International Boxing Asoociation (IBA) claimed British newspaper The Guardian to show the evidence on corruption accusations inside this boxing organization before the celebration of the Olympic Games this year. IOC Calls for Strengthening Doping Control in Rio de Janeiro 02 de agosto de 2016, 14:32Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, urged today officials of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to be more rigorous in their controls. Chile Have 42 Athletes for the Olympic Games in Rio 02 de agosto de 2016, 09:39Santiago de Chile, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Chilean National Television (TVN, in Spanish) will have a special coverage of the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with the emphasis on the southern country''s delegation composed of 42 athletes. Guatemala: Winner of Third Central American Volleyball Championship 01 de agosto de 2016, 09:03Guatemala, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The National Volleyball Federation of Guatemala confirmed today that their youth team has been crowned the Under 23 Central American champions in Panama. Modi Wishes Success to Athletes at Rio 2016 31 de julio de 2016, 09:16New Delhi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, said today that the national delegation to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is the largest in the history of the country and wished success to the athletes. Uruguay Goes to Brazil with Big Representation in Individual Sports 30 de julio de 2016, 11:37Montevideo, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) A delegation by 17 athletes will represent Uruguay in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, considered the most numerous, and formed by individual sports representatives. Russia Welcomes 19 Countries To Kick Off Its Military Olympics 30 de julio de 2016, 11:10Moscow,Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s International 2016 Army Games kicks off in gritty style today. Russian Weightlifters Get Veto to Participate in Rio 29 de julio de 2016, 16:37Budapest, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) prohibited to the total number of the Russian team to take part in the Olympic Games of Rio of Janeiro 2016 because of their doping precedents, reported today the entity in a bulletin. New Sprout of Zika in Olympic Games Disregarded 29 de julio de 2016, 14:56Geneva, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) rejected that the Olympic and pre-Olympic Games in Brazil turn into a catalyst of a possible global pandemic of the virus of zika. Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger Announces International Retirement 29 de julio de 2016, 11:05Berlín, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger announced today that he is retiring from international football after making 120 appearances over 12 years. Olympic Pole Vaulting Champion Yelena Isinbayeva Out of Rio 29 de julio de 2016, 10:35Moscow, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Two-time Olympic pole-vaulting champion Yelena Isinbayeva''s application for participation in the Rio Games was denied Thursday by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), she announced. Ortega Champions Olympic and Paralympic Delegations of Nicaragua 29 de julio de 2016, 09:49Managua, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega has handed over the country''s flag to the delegates who will be participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Games - Rio de Janeiro 2016,in a ceremony which took place in the capital today. ICU Excludes Six Russian Cyclists from Participation in Olympics 28 de julio de 2016, 16:24Brna, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Cycling Union (ICU) excluded six Russian athletes from participation in the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month, because of doping problems. Atletico Madrid Simeone Admits He Has Future Premier League Ambitions 28 de julio de 2016, 11:52Madrid,Jul 28 (Prensa Latina)Highly-rated Argentine Diego Simeone has a growing reputation and admits move to England would be ''very attractive''. He has admitted he would like to manage in the Premier League one day. Man Utd Transfer News: Paul Pogba Books Medical 28 de julio de 2016, 11:35London, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Paul Pogba is a Manchester United player according to The Sun. Russian Olympic Committee President Sees Off Delegation to Rio 28 de julio de 2016, 11:23Moscow, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, today saw off a representation of athletes for the Rio-2016 Games, at the Sheremetevo international airport. Chinese Trainers Continue Preparation of Bolivian Athletes 28 de julio de 2016, 09:02La Paz, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Sport stated today that a group of Chinese trainers will continue preparing Bolivian athletes in different disciplines. Javier Mascherano Extends Contract Until 2019 with Barcelona 28 de julio de 2016, 00:02Madrid,Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian Javier Mascherano will continue at FC Barcelona until 30 June 2019, as announced by Director of Professional Sports Albert Soler during a press conference. Alexander Pato Signs with Villareal After Chelsea Loan 27 de julio de 2016, 09:57Madrid, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina)After spending the last six months of last season on loan with Chelsea, Brazilian Alexandre Pato has found his next club after Villarreal signed him on a permanent basis after passing his medical according to Fernando Roig the club president who also said that his presence is very helpful. Russian Gymnasts and Volleyball Players to Participate in Rio 2016 27 de julio de 2016, 08:44Moscow, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian rhythmic gymnasts will participate in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by decision of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG), sports authorities reported today. Russia Finalizes List of Athletes to Compete in Rio Olympics 26 de julio de 2016, 13:57Moscow, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) President of the Russian Olympic Committee (COR) Alexander Zhukov said today that the list of the national representatives to the Rio Olympics is in its closing stage. Cuban Olympic Delegation Celebrates National Rebellion Day 26 de julio de 2016, 13:39Havana, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro-2016 sent today, from the Olympic village, a message to the people for the July 26, Day of National Rebellion. Cuban Olympic Delegation Celebrates National Rebellion Day 26 de julio de 2016, 13:37Havana, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro-2016 sent today, from the Olympic village, a message to the people for the July 26, Day of National Rebellion. In Cuba, 173 Peruvian Professors of Physical and Special Education 24 de julio de 2016, 12:40Lima, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) A total of 173 Peruvian professors of Physical and Special Education are in Cuba to participate in an upgrading course, the National Scholarships and Educational Credit Program (PRONABEC) reported on Sunday. Cuban Pole Vaulter Silva Wins Silver Medal at Diamond League 24 de julio de 2016, 10:52London, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva, with a jump of 4.72 meters, won a silver medal on Saturday at the Diamond League held in this city. Uruguay Strengthens Security Measures in Border with Brazil 23 de julio de 2016, 00:02Montevideo, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay has reinforced control and security on the border with Brazil through the increased presence of troops and military equipment a few days before the Olympic Games Rio 2016 begin, the media reported today. Russia Announces Antidoping Commission 22 de julio de 2016, 17:14Moscow, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) By initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia will create an antidoping commission, to fight against doping, attached to the Russian National Olympic Committee, said its president Alexander Zhukov after a meeting of the Russian NOC Executive Friday. Doping: Another 45 New Olympic Cases Revealed 22 de julio de 2016, 16:35Brna, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Retroactive analyses to samples of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (China) and the 2012 Games in London (UK) revealed 45 new positive cases, announced the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Friday. Russia in Defense of Honest Athletes After Ban 22 de julio de 2016, 09:34Moscow, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, today reaffirmed that the authorities, organizations of the country and athletes would persevere in their attempts to defend the innocent athletes banned from participation in the Olympic Games Rio 2016, along with the rest of the Russian team. The CAS Rejects Request of Russian Athletes to Compete in Rio-2016 21 de julio de 2016, 10:22Bern, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today rejected the appeal by Russian athletes to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro-2016. Dual Meet between Cuba and the US in Baseball Agreed for July 21 de julio de 2016, 00:05Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The national teams of Cuba and the United States will celebrate their traditional dual meet in baseball with five matches from July 23rd to 27th, in several provinces of Cuba. IOC Postpones Decision on Russia's Participation in Rio 2016 19 de julio de 2016, 11:41Bern, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today postponed, until the weekend, its decision on possibly banning the Russian national team from the Rio Olympics. WAA Proposes Total Exclusion of Russia from 2016 Olympic Games 18 de julio de 2016, 16:14Ottawa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Antidoping Agency (WAA) proposed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to consider the total exclusion of Russia from competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Russian Athlete Isinbayeva in Arbitration Court for Olympics 18 de julio de 2016, 13:15Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isimbayeva will represent the national team in the arbitration court in Lausanne, Switzerland, in a lawsuit brought by the Russian Olympic Committee and Russian athletes. Bolivian National Team Goes Down in FIFA Rankings 18 de julio de 2016, 11:01La Paz, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) According to the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) Bolivia''s national team has descended 27 places in its ranking, to 109. Sport Used as Part of Greater Policy Against Russia - IAAF Member 17 de julio de 2016, 08:44Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Sport is being used as part of the policy of open war against Russia, and that scheme is well designed and implemented step by step, a member of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Women''s committee and Olympic 2004 long jump champion Tatyana Lebedeva said today. Athletics Celebration in El Salvador Nacac Under 23 16 de julio de 2016, 10:35San Salvador, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The 9th Athletics Championship North America, Central America and the Caribbean (Nacac) Under 23 began in El Salvador with a recognition to the double medalist at the 1976 Olympics, the Cuban Alberto Juantorena. Colombian Cyclist Fernando Gaviria Leader of Tour to Poland 15 de julio de 2016, 17:43Warsaw, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Colombian cylcist Fernando Gaviria, from the team ETTIX, consolidated his leadership in the general classification list in the Tour to Poland, by winning the fourth stage of the Tour Friday, disputed between the cities of Nowy Sacz and Rzeszow, covering 218 kilometres. Argentina Heads World Soccer Ranking 14 de julio de 2016, 16:47Brna, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Despite its loss against Chile in the America Cup, the Argentinean national soccer team is still at the head of the Football International Federation (FIFA) world ranking, with a total of 1,585 points. Chris Froome Keeps Yellow Jersey Amid Mayhem in Tour de France 14 de julio de 2016, 13:41París, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Chris Froome was allowed to keep the yellow jersey after the Tour de France race jury ruled he lost his bike in unfair circumstances during a wacky conclusion to the 12th stage on Thursday. Official - Porto Sign Brazilian Alex Telles 13 de julio de 2016, 13:14Lisbon,Jul 13 (Prensa Latina)After not having been bought back by Inter, Brazilian left-back Alex Telles (23) has officially joined Porto on a full basis for the next 5 seasons. Colombian Gaviria Second in First Stage of Tour of Poland 12 de julio de 2016, 15:14Warsaw, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria finished second today during the first stage of the Tour of Poland, a stage won by Italian Davide Martinelli, while Australian Caleb Ewan was third. Cuba: International Fishing Tournament Called 12 de julio de 2016, 00:05Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Cayo Guillermo''s Marlin Marina and Travel Agency ECOTUR are calling for professional and amateur fishermen worldwide to take part in the 7th edition of the International ''Jardines del Rey'' fishing tournament, this time nicknamed ''Big Game Trolling''. Olympics: Brazilian Republic Attorney General Office Creates Cabinet 11 de julio de 2016, 15:43Brasilia, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Republic''s Attorney General''s Office (PGR) today reported the creation of a cabinet of crisis and a group of support for the 2016 Olympic Games, programmed from August 5th until August 21st. Maria Sharapova Out of Rio Olympics After Doping Appeal is Postponed 11 de julio de 2016, 12:24Moscow,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) A ruling on Maria Sharapova''s appeal against her two year doping ban has been postponed until September, ruling her definitively out of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The Eiffel Tower Closed to the Public Because of Riots 11 de julio de 2016, 11:33Paris, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The French authorities decided today to close the access to the Eiffel Tower after serious disturbances in its surroundings after the 0-1 defeat of the French football team to Portugal. Portugal and France Face in UEFA Euro 2016 Final 10 de julio de 2016, 11:34Paris, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese and French soccer teams face today to define the champion of the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship. Milos Raonic Defeats Roger Federer in Five Sets 08 de julio de 2016, 13:11London,Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Milos Raonic put himself for the first time in a Grand Slam final when he won 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 4-6, 7-5 and 6-3 over Roger Federer in Wimbledon. Sixth Stage of Tour de France Attracts World Class Sprinters 07 de julio de 2016, 16:07Paris, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The sixth stage of the Tour of France, competition that returns today to the plain, can turn out to be tasty for the sprínters. Wimbledon 2016: Pablo Cuevas Fined For Toilet Threat and Sit-in 07 de julio de 2016, 13:31London,Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) A tennis player who threatened to urinate in a ball can on court, then staged a sit-in protest during a match, has been fined by the International Tennis Federation almost Âú7,000. Brazil's Defense Minister: There Will Be No Lack of Security in Rio 07 de julio de 2016, 12:21Rio de Janeiro, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann reiterated today that the Olympic Games Rio 2016 will have all the security guarantees, and will count on more than 41,000 troops. Argentina Already Has its Olympic Football Team 07 de julio de 2016, 11:25Buenos Aires, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Following the protest and resignation of Gerardo Martino from the Argentinean team, national football authorities have named Julio Olarticoechea as head coach. 2016 Havana Marathon Registers Over 700 Foriegn Athletes 06 de julio de 2016, 15:06Havana, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Over 700 visiting athletes have already registered to participate in the prestigious Havana marathon (Marabana), according to official sources. Barcelona FC Supports Lionel Messi 06 de julio de 2016, 13:15Madrid, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona FC released a statement in support of Lionel Messi. Argentina: Head Coach of Football Team for Olympic Games Resigns 06 de julio de 2016, 09:27Buenos Aires, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Tired of the lack of support from the leadership of national football, Gerardo Martino resigned to lead the Argentinean selection to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, and after him, the rest of the coaching staff did the same. Kenya: Investigations on Doping Continue 05 de julio de 2016, 15:12Nairobi, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The investigations on doping on the Kenyan athletics continued today with the examinations, and the interrogations to two Italian sports agents, Doctor Gabriele Rosa and son Federico. Nadal is Progressing Well Ahead of Rio-2016 05 de julio de 2016, 13:56Madrid, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Rafa Nadal is progressing well from his wrist injury with a view to his participation in the Olympic Games Rio-2016, confirmed today Angel Ruiz Cotorro, doctor of the Spanish Tennis Federation. Jose Mourinho Says Manchester United is 'The Job Everyone Wants' 05 de julio de 2016, 13:29London,Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Jose Mourinho has described the Manchester United job as ''the one that everyone wants''. A Month Before the Games, Rio Activates New Security Scheme 05 de julio de 2016, 10:37Rio de Janeiro, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Just a month away from the inauguration of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Brazil activates today a complex and unprecedented security operation in which 85,000 troops will be involved. CAS Says To Rule on Russian Athletes and Rio Janeiro 2016 by July 21 04 de julio de 2016, 13:03Barn, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and 68 Russian athletes have agreed the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will settle a dispute over the 68 Russian athletes'' participation in next month''s Olympic Games, CAS said today. Wimbledon 2016:Angelique Kerber Downs Misaki Doi ,Reach Quarterfinals 04 de julio de 2016, 12:57London,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)Angelique Kerber became the first quarter-finalist of Wimbledon 2016 defeating Misaki Doi by 6-3 6-1 today. More than a Thousand Arrests since the Start of Euro France 2016 04 de julio de 2016, 10:12Paris, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than a thousand arrests have been made by security forces since the start of the European football championship, the French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said today in an interview with the French newspaper La Provence. Out of that number, 600 people are still under arrest and 56 have been sentenced. Last Pre-olympic Boxing Tournament in Venezuela 03 de julio de 2016, 12:45Caracas, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 boxers from 40 countries will seek 26 Benfica Sign Colombia International Guillermo Celis From Junior F.C. 02 de julio de 2016, 11:54Lisboa,Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Benfica have confirmed the signing of Colombia international Guillermo Celis, on a five-year deal. Sanya Richards-Ross Misses Olympic Team 02 de julio de 2016, 11:48Washington,Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Olympic champion of London 2012 US Sanya Richards-Ross, will not defend her title at Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, accordind to officila sources. Rio 2016: Usain Bolt Withdraws From Olympic Trials in Jamaica 02 de julio de 2016, 09:52Kingston,Jul 2 (Prensa Latina)Jamaica is very worried today because its star runner Usain Bolt suffered a hamstring injury Pelé Asks Messi to Continue Playing for Argentina 01 de julio de 2016, 10:44London, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento ''Pelé'' today asked Lionel Messi to reconsider his decision to quit the Argentinean national team. Venus Williams Beats Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 In Wimbledon 30 de junio de 2016, 13:38London,Ju 30 (Prensa Latina) Venus Williams won 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Court 18 against Maria Sakkari and goes to second round in Wimbledon today. UEFA Denies Having Agreed to Face Europe and America Champions 30 de junio de 2016, 11:27Paris, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) denied today having accepted the proposal of its South American counterpart (Conmebol) so the Eurocopa and America Cup champions can dispute a match. Michael Phelps Makes History, First to Make 5 Olympic Teams 30 de junio de 2016, 10:41Washington, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The US swimmer Michael Phelps turns 31 today and celebrates it after making history by getting a place to his fifth Olympics and becoming the oldest swimmer to win a qualifying competition in his country. Zenit St Petersburg Star Hulk To Join Shanghai SIPG 29 de junio de 2016, 09:09Beijing,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Shanghai SIPG signed Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk,whose name is Givanildo Vieira according to Chinese and Russian media. Cape Verde Welcomes XI Edition of CPLP Games 29 de junio de 2016, 08:42Praia,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) As a member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, CPLP,Cape Verde through the Ministry of Sports, will receive another edition of the Sports Games of CPLP from July 17-24 in Sal city, according to PANA news agency. Cuba to Recall Nelson Mandela with a Race 29 de junio de 2016, 00:20Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital and provincial capitals will stage on July 17, a race in honor of South African leader Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), reported the organizers of the event. Paris Saint-Germain Appoint Unai Emery as New Coach 28 de junio de 2016, 13:37París,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Paris Saint-Germain have appointed former Sevilla boss Unai Emery as their new coach on a two-year contract. Another Great Goal of Maradona 28 de junio de 2016, 09:44Buenos Aires, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean national football hero Diego Armando Maradona has shown support for Lionel Messi after fall out from his missed penalty shot, which lost Argentina the American Cup against Chile. India Supports Messi 28 de junio de 2016, 09:08New Delhi, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Messi stay, repeat today the sports press, specialists and Indian athletes after the surprise announcement of retirement from the star of the Argentina football team, defeated by its similar of Chile in the Copa America final. LeBron James Will Skip Rio Olympics 27 de junio de 2016, 13:23Washington,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina)Bascketball star LeBron James will skip the 2016 Summer Olympics. James, who just won his third NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers, will sit out to rest. French Police Evacuate Shopping Centre After Bomb Scare 27 de junio de 2016, 13:02París,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) French Police have reportedly evacuated 2 thousand persons from a busy shopping centre after a bomb scare in the centre of the French city of Nice, just hours before England''s Euro 2016 encounter with Iceland. Anisley Garcia Wins Regional Diving Competition in Guatemala 27 de junio de 2016, 10:17By Isabel Soto Mayedo EURO 2016 Enters Knockout Round 25 de junio de 2016, 12:10Paris, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) European Championship in France EURO 2016 enters the round before the quarter-finals, a stage that will last until June 27th. Michael Phelps a Commentator in the US Swimming Championship 24 de junio de 2016, 14:10Washington, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) US male swimmer Michael Phelps will be a sport commentator starting Sunday, at the inuaguration of the US Swimming Championships in the city of Omaha, Nebraska, trying to compse the US team to compete in Rio de Janeiro at the Olympic Games in August. Cuban Boxer Robeisy Ramírez Gets Ticket for Rio 2016 23 de junio de 2016, 17:35Baku, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramírez defeated today Kenyan Benson Gicharu and reached the ticket for the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro, in the pre-Olympic event that takes this capital as a host. Jamie Vardy Snubs Arsenal to sign New Four Year Deal at Leicester 23 de junio de 2016, 14:17London,Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract to finally end Arsenal''s hopes of signing the England international. Antoine Griezmann Signs Atletico Madrid Contract Extension 23 de junio de 2016, 14:04Madrid,Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has signed a contract extension committing him to the Estadio Vicente Calderon until 2021, the club have announced. Athletics: Kenyan President Signs Anti-doping Measures into Law 23 de junio de 2016, 13:04Naibori, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina)Kenya''s president Uhuru Kenyatta signed an anti-doping amendment bill into law today, after the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) said Kenyan legislation passed in April needed further changes if the country was to be declared compliant with Wada codes. Russia Will Present Appeal over Olympics Ban 23 de junio de 2016, 11:21Moscow, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Athletics Federation (Russian acronym: FAR) announced on Thursday that it will file a lawsuit at the International Court of Arbitration for Sport following their team''s ban on participation in the Olympics. Italian Race Walker Alex Schwazer Denies to Having Taken Drugs 22 de junio de 2016, 16:18Rome, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Italian race walker Alex Schwazer today denied having taken prohibited substances to improve his competitive performance, after a positive result in an antidoping test last January. Messi and Maradona, Momentum and Glamorous History 22 de junio de 2016, 15:01By Martin Hacthoun Kenya Boosts Dope Tests Under New Olympic Rule 22 de junio de 2016, 13:42Nairobi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan Olympic chief Kipchoge Keino confirmed that 60 athletes, have already undergone the new testing procedure and more tests were expected before the team departs for the Olympics. Rio 2016: Rory McIlroy Pulls Out of Olympics Over Zika Virus 22 de junio de 2016, 12:53London,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina)Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy, fourth in the world ranking, has pulled out of the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 because of concerns about the Zika virus. IOC Leaves Door Open For Some Russians and Kenyans to Compete in Rio 21 de junio de 2016, 13:51Barn,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee,IOC, agree to allow athletes from Russia and Kenya that are clean to compete at the Olympic in Rio from Aug 5-21. Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Call Time on Sweden Career After Euro 2016 21 de junio de 2016, 13:05París, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he will retire from international football after Sweden''s participation at Euro 2016. Genzebe Dibaba's Coach Arrested in Doping Raid in Spain 20 de junio de 2016, 13:39Madrid, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The coach of World 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba and other long distance runners Somalian Jama Aden, was arrested today near Barcelona after Spanish police raided his hotel room and found traces of EPO and other banned substances. More than 550 Arrests in France in 10 days during Euro Cup 20 de junio de 2016, 10:56Paris, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) French law enforcement arrested 557 fans for participating in violent incidents since the start of the European football championship on June 10, reported today Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. US Madison Keys Conquers Crown of the Tournament of Birmingham 19 de junio de 2016, 11:51London, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) US female tennis player Madison Keys beat Czech Barbora Strycova 6-3 and 6-3 and won the title of the tennis tournament in the British city of Birmingham. Nico Rosberg Clinches European Grand Prix Win in Baku 19 de junio de 2016, 11:37Bakú,Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Nico Rosberg led from start to finish as the Mercedes driver secured an untroubled victory in F1''s first ever race in Baku. Hungary, Belgium and Portugal to Face UEFA Charges 19 de junio de 2016, 10:27París,Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Hungary, Belgium and Portugal are the latest countries to face UEFA disciplinary procedures as a result of their fans'' behaviour at Euro Cup 2016. Miguel Angel Lopez Moves Into Tour de Suisse Lead 19 de junio de 2016, 08:22Barn, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)Miguel Angel Lopez will take an eight-second lead into the final stage of the Tour de Suisse after a fine effort in Saturday''s time-trial. Violence Overshadows Football, Former Stars Appeal to Sanity 18 de junio de 2016, 10:13By Waldo Mendiluza Eurocup: Italy Advances to Second Round 17 de junio de 2016, 17:13Paris, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Italy beat today to Sweden 1-0 in the Soccer EuroCup of France 2016, to guarantee its ticket to the second round. Roger Federer to Compete in Río de Janeiro-2016 17 de junio de 2016, 01:02Bern, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Swiss tennis player will compete in the Olympic Games of Río de Janeiro-2016, announced the Swiss Olympic Committee. More than 300 Arrests in France in Six Days of the UEFA Euro 16 de junio de 2016, 10:31Paris, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) French police have made more than 300 arrests for violence, theft or damage to property since the start of the European Football Championship (UEFA EURO 2016), on July 10th. Over 450 People Climbed Everest in 2016 Season 16 de junio de 2016, 08:37Kathmandu, June 16 (Prensa Latina) At least 456 climbers, including 199 from 29 other countries, reached in April and May the top of Mount Everest from Nepal side, today revealed the Tourism Ministry. Cuba Reaches Quarterfinals in Pre-Olympic Basketball Tournament 15 de junio de 2016, 16:34Paris, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban female basketball team has reached the quarterfinals of the Pre-Olympic Tournament of Basketball in Nantes, France, defeating New Zealand 64-62 in Group A. Ernest Hemingway Once Again Immortalized in Havana 15 de junio de 2016, 15:48Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A group of more than 400 fishermen from all over the world have immortalized the deceased American writer and novelist Ernest Hemingway, in the 66th edition of one of the oldest fishing tournaments on the planet ''The Hemingway International Marlin Tournament 2016''. Cuban Olympic Committee President Receives Honoris Causa Title 14 de junio de 2016, 14:52Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Olympic Committee (COC) president Jose Ramon Fernandez received the Doctor Honoris Causa title Tuesday, from the Manuel Fajardo University of Sciences of Physical Culture and Sports (UCCFD). West Ham Sign Sofiane Feghouli From Valencia on Three Year Deal 14 de junio de 2016, 11:54London,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) West Ham of the Premier League have signed winger Sofiane Feghouli from Valencia on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Ukrainian Ivanchuk Undefeated in Capablanca in Memoriam 13 de junio de 2016, 13:24Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian Great Chess Master, Vasily Ivanchuk, who is still undefeated in the chess tournament, Elite Group of the Capablanca in Memoriam, which is held in Varadero, Matanzas, will play against the Cuban player, Leinier Dominguez. Cuban Pole-Vaulter Yarisley Silva Celebrates Another Victory 13 de junio de 2016, 11:52Berlin, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pole-vaulter Yarisley Silva, world champion in Beijing-2015, celebrates today another victory during her tour across Europe, on the road to win the Himmelssturmer Cup in Germany. Without much opposition, the Cuban won the event with a 4.65 meter- jump achieved in her second attempt. Evo Morales Complies with Doctors' Orders as He Meets His Staff 13 de junio de 2016, 10:36La Paz, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales held a working meeting with his ministers, while he resting and recovering from his knee surgery on Wednesday. Venezuela Registers 73 Athletes to Participate in Rio 2016 12 de junio de 2016, 11:44Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela reports 73 athletes who are classified for the Rio de Janeiro''s Olympic Games, after swimmer Paola Pérez finished 8th in the 10-km open water competition in Setúbal, Portugal. Ukrainian Chess Player Vasily Ivanchuk Leads Elite Group 11 de junio de 2016, 15:24Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian chess player Vasily Ivanchuk, leader of the Elite Group, will play against Cuban Grand Master (GM) Lazaro Bruzon on Saturday in the third round of the Capablanca International Chess Tournament, being held in the coastal resort of Varadero, in Matanzas. France to Deploy Over 90,000 Agents During Eurocup 2016 11 de junio de 2016, 00:40Paris, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) France will deply more than 90,000 police, soldiers and private security agents to ensure safety during the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, taking place until July 10, here. Bolivian Satelite Could Broadcast Olympic Games to Europe 10 de junio de 2016, 16:09La Paz, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia could broadcast the Olympic Games Rio 2016 to Europe through Tupac Katari telecommunications satellite, informed the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE). Cuban Sport Leader Meets with Nancy Pelosi in the United States 10 de junio de 2016, 13:50Washington, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Cuba National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) Eduardo Becali met today with Democratic minority leader of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Stanford Rape Case: Brock Turner Banned From USA Swimming For Life 10 de junio de 2016, 13:47Washington, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman last week, has been banned from USA Swimming for the rest of his life. Tennis: Stuttgart Match Win Sets Another Roger Federer Record 10 de junio de 2016, 12:47Berlín, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Roger Federer beat Florian Mayer 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/1)today to reach the Stuttgart grass semi-finals with another tennis record.