Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Richard Gasquet Falls to Yuichi Sugita in Barcelona Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12119&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12101&SEO=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. U.S.A and Belarus to Meet in Fed Cup Final http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12080&SEO=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. Nadal Wins Historic 10th Monte-Carlo Title http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12042&SEO=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. Geraint Thomas Wins Tour of the Alps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11989&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11985&SEO=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. Ex-Costa Rican Soccer Chief Banned For Life by FIFA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11980&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11955&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11951&SEO=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. Shuai Peng Advances to Quarter-finals of Zhengzhou Tennis Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11894&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11854&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11800&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11764&SEO=cuban-mens-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. No Argentina Approach for Jorge Sampaoli http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11710&SEO=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. Blake and Thompson to Lead Jamaican Team for World Relay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11674&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11673&SEO=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. Bayern Munich Striker Robert Lewandowski Out of Real Madrid Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11625&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11621&SEO=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. Brazilian Neymar Suspended Three Games, To Miss El Clasico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11570&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11565&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11472&SEO=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. Olympic Marathon Champion Positive in Doping Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11417&SEO=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. Cuban Beach Volleyball Teams to Compete on NORCECA Circuit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11377&SEO=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. Al-Attiyah Extends Cars Lead in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11279&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11266&SEO=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. FIFA Trusts Russia's Safety for Confederations and World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11211&SEO=fifa-trusts-russias-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. FIFA Bans Former Guatemala FA President Brayan Jimenez For Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11169&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11133&SEO=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. Performance by Guyanese Athlete in Havana Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11036&SEO=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. UN: For Sponsoring Role of Sport as Peace Instrument http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10935&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10837&SEO=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 . Cuban Giraldilla de La Habana Tournament with 11 Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10679&SEO=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. Nine Countries to Dispute Pan American Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10620&SEO=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. World Baseball Classic, the Moment of Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10573&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10552&SEO=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. Cuban Athletes Get Ready for Pan American Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10509&SEO=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. Cuba to Host Pan American Women's Volleyball Cup Under 18 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10462&SEO=cuba-to-host-pan-american-womens-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. Nine Countries to take Part in Giraldilla Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10389&SEO=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. Fernando Gaviria Edges Out Peter Sagan in Tirreno-Adriatico Stage Six http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10366&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10317&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10288&SEO=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. FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10239&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10199&SEO=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. Manfred Confirms Negotiations between Cuba and Major League Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10132&SEO=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. Argentinean Local Football on Hold Due to Strike of Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10032&SEO=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. Fernando Verdasco Beats Monfils to Reach Semifinals in Dubai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9998&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9987&SEO=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. Putin Calls for Creation of a New Antidoping System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9959&SEO=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. Regatta between Cuba and the US Restarted after 60 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9894&SEO=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. Ronaldinho and Barcelona FC Support Football Progress in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9872&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9838&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9813&SEO=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. Evidence against Russian Athletes Insufficient, WADA Acknowledges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9787&SEO=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 to Contest French Gov't for Discriminating against Skier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9668&SEO=venezuela-to-contest-french-govt-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9704&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9683&SEO=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. Cuba, Taiwan Suspend Preparatory Game Due to Rain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9645&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9637&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9628&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9607&SEO=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. Cuban Track and Field to Work for Recovering Lost Grounds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9550&SEO=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. Cristiano Ronaldo to Star With Angelina Jolie in Turkish TV Drama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9527&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9464&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9439&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9436&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9384&SEO=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. Cuba Ready to Belong to the Caribbean Series, but USA Prevents it http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9351&SEO=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. Cuba and MLB Negotiate on Baseball Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9335&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9323&SEO=tennis-qatar-open-womens-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. Manchester City Confirm Gabriel Jesus Suffered Broken Metatarsal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9284&SEO=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. 2016 Refugee Olympic Team Awarded the Laureus Prize http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9244&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9204&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9188&SEO=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. Works in Nicaragua for CentAm Games in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9127&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9113&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9083&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9027&SEO=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. FIFA Extends Ban on Top Nigerian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8995&SEO=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. New Book Highlights Feats of Cuban Former Volleyball Player http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8973&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8955&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8930&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8904&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8884&SEO=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. Domadores and Caciques Ready to Rumble in WSB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8804&SEO=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. Cuba Opens the World Boxing Series with Olympic medalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8764&SEO=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. Five Countries Confirmed to Pan-American Fencing Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8710&SEO=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. Odecabe to Visit Barranquilla to Evaluate 2018 CentAm Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8650&SEO=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. Taiwan Open Women's Singles Round 1 Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8615&SEO=taiwan-open-womens-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8588&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8585&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8547&SEO=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 Triple Olympic Champ Evaluates Competition in Tokyo 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8493&SEO=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. Cristiano Ronaldo Denies War Between Him and Lionel Messi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8446&SEO=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. Kremlin to Host Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw Gala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8370&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8334&SEO=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. Six Cuban Judokas on Tour on Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8280&SEO=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). French Navigator Wins the Vendee Globe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8217&SEO=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. City of Naples Pays Tribute to Diego Armando Maradona http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8036&SEO=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. Russia Wants to Postulate for 2028 Olympics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7999&SEO=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. Cuba Announces Complete List of Fighters for 7th WSB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7860&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7839&SEO=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. Messi and Barcelona Players will not Attend FIFA's The Best Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7815&SEO=messi-and-barcelona-players-will-not-attend-fifas-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7782&SEO=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. China Starts Preparing for World Military Games 2019 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7735&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7720&SEO=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. IAAF Supports Unprecedented Competition in Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7661&SEO=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. Ethiopian Runners Sweep at Xiamen International Marathon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7616&SEO=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. Lionel Messi Distinguished as World Best Game Creator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7535&SEO=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). Carlos Tevez Moves to China and Becomes World's Highest Paid Player http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7517&SEO=carlos-tevez-moves-to-china-and-becomes-worlds-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. Diego Simeone Chosen Best Soccer Coach of 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7453&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7413&SEO=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. FIBA to Evaluate Creation of New Basketball Confederation in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7390&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7333&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7325&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7318&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7277&SEO=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. Three-times Cuban Olympic Champion Felix Savon Receives AIBA Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7265&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7237&SEO=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. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7194&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7180&SEO=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. President of Mexican Athletics Federation Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7157&SEO=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. Evo Morales: Hospitality for Dakar Rally Competitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7101&SEO=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. Sex-abuse Scandal Hits U.S. Gymnastics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7086&SEO=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. Idalys Ortiz and Mijain Lopez Cuban Athletes of the Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7014&SEO=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. Investigation Ongoing on Aggression Against Mexican Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6988&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6962&SEO=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. Latin Athletes of the Year Mijaín and Ibargüen says Vietnam Daily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6918&SEO=latin-athletes-of-the-year-mijain-and-ibarguen-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. Kashima Beats Auckland City 2-1 in Opener of Club World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6818&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6788&SEO=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. Jamaican Bolt Expands Domain in PL Sports Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6745&SEO=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. Cubans Add Up to 13 Wins in Wrestling German League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6727&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6695&SEO=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. Bolt to Concentrate Training in 100 Flat Meters for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6634&SEO=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. Olympic Leader Highlights Fidel Castro's Contribution to Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6598&SEO=olympic-leader-highlights-fidel-castros-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. Colombians Pay Tribute to Brazilian Soccer Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6544&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6521&SEO=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. Brazilian Football Club Chapecoense to Be Honored in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6497&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6452&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6409&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6364&SEO=maradona-expresses-grief-for-fidel-castros-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. Bolt and Paula Pareto Voted as Best Athletes by Xinhua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6325&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6283&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6279&SEO=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. Argentina Keeps Lead in World Soccer, but Brazil Stalks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6255&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6223&SEO=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. Spanish Court Wants Two Year Prison Sentence for Barca's Neymar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6210&SEO=spanish-court-wants-two-year-prison-sentence-for-barcas-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6189&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6162&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6160&SEO=inters-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6115&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6092&SEO=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. Andy Murray Beats Stan Wawrinka to Reach ATP World Tour Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6033&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6020&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6012&SEO=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. Spanish GP Pilot Marc Marquez Considers Lionel Messi The Best http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5969&SEO=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. Bartomeu Convinced Messi Will Retire at Barcelona http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5901&SEO=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. South African Wayne van Niekerk, Best Male Athlete in Rio-2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5872&SEO=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. Record Participation in Marabana 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5819&SEO=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. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5792&SEO=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. Narinder Batra is First NonEuropean President of International Hockey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5737&SEO=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. 'Krasava', is the Name of Ball for Soccer Confederation Cup in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5723&SEO=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. Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the Goal 50 Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5690&SEO=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. Soccer Match Minute of Silence Commemorates 2015 Attacks in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5669&SEO=soccer-match-minute-of-silence-commemorates-2015-attacks-in-paris Paris, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Official commemorations of the first anniversary of the November 13th 2015 Paris attacks will begin, today, during a football match between France and Sweden, which will be preceded by a minute of silence in honor of the 130 dead. Wayne Rooney To Captain England Against Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5650&SEO=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. Cuba to Help Bolivia in Creating School for Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5638&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5635&SEO=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. Gareth Bale Named Welsh Player of the Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5575&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5568&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5519&SEO=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. Gebrselassie, New President of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5471&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5441&SEO=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' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5429&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5394&SEO=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. Cuba with Nine Boxers to World Youth Championship in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5327&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5316&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5299&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5262&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5261&SEO=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. Paulo Dybala's New Juventus Contract Revealed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5216&SEO=paulo-dybalas-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5211&SEO=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). Radwanska Books Singapore Semifinals Ticket With Win Over Pliskova http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5156&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5088&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5038&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5009&SEO=us-blockade-stops-cubas-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4996&SEO=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. Neymar Signs New Barcelona Deal Until 2021 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4927&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4901&SEO=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). Usain Bolt Heading Nominee List for Athlete of the Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4865&SEO=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. Nadal Inaugurates Sports Academy Accompanied by Federer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4841&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4815&SEO=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. Cuban Erick Hernandez Sets New Football Control Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4719&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4713&SEO=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. Maradona considers Messi and Cristiano Above all World Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4616&SEO=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. Argentinian Trainer Jorge Sampaoli Received Iberoamerican Trophy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4485&SEO=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. Cuba and USA in a Friendly Soccer Match http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4425&SEO=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. Several Football Associations Sanctioned By FIFA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4303&SEO=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. Evo Morales Ratifies Support for Sports in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4229&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4182&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4041&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4009&SEO=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. Cuba Opens Sports Scientific Research Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3958&SEO=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. Cuban Sport and Culture Are Also Victims of US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3936&SEO=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. Golden Ball Will Have a New Formula in Next Edition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3763&SEO=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. MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa Wins in San Marino http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3574&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3553&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3519&SEO=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. US Open: Serena Williams in Semi-final Against Karolina Pliskova http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3465&SEO=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. Chess Olympiad Protest at Toilet Rule http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3369&SEO=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. Yaya Toure Left Out of Manchester City's Champions League Squad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3285&SEO=yaya-toure-left-out-of-manchester-citys-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3234&SEO=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. Durand Leads Cuban Delegation to Paralympics in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3155&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3143&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3140&SEO=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. Beckham Is Better Than Cristiano Ronaldo and Cantona, Says Solskjaer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2991&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2945&SEO=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. Russia Protest Against Suspension to the Rio Paralympics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2881&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2835&SEO=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. Table of Medals of the Olympic Games Rio-2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2753&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2743&SEO=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. Usain Bolt Runs his Olympic Goodbye http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2720&SEO=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. Bolt Faces Personal Challenge: 200m in Less Than 19s http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2665&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2661&SEO=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. Cuban Community Happy after Mijain Lopez' Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2588&SEO=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. Cuban Judoka Asley González to Debut in Rio 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2329&SEO=cuban-judoka-asley-gonzalez-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. Rio 2016-Annemiek van Vleuten Recovering in Hospital After Accident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2251&SEO=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.