Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Usain Bolt to Compete in 100 and 4x100 at World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15811&SEO=usain-bolt-to-compete-in-100-and-4x100-at-world-championship Monaco, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican track and field star Usain Bolt confirmed Wednesday that he will only compete in the 100 flat and the 4x100 meter relay at the next edition of the World Championship in London, an event that will mark the end of his prolific competing career. Tour de France: Primoz Roglic Wins Stage 17 as Froome Extends Lead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15802&SEO=tour-de-france-primoz-roglic-wins-stage-17-as-froome-extends-lead Serre Chevalier,France,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Another dominant display from Sky and Chris Froome, in which the race leader showed little or no sign of weakness as he was forced to repel a number of attacks. German Goalkeeper Neuer Confirmed as New Captain of Bayern Munich http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15783&SEO=german-goalkeeper-neuer-confirmed-as-new-captain-of-bayern-munich Munich, July 19 (Prensa Latina) German Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named today as Bayern Munich´s new captain for the next German Football League season, as confirmed by Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigg Cuban Judokas Train in Budapest for the World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15759&SEO=cuban-judokas-train-in-budapest-for-the-world-championship Budapest, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A team of 13 Cuban judokas is now on a traning base in this capital, to get the needed shape to take part in the World Championship in this city, from August 30 to September 3 this year. Athletics: Kenya Has Conditions to Organize Diamond League Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15749&SEO=athletics-kenya-has-conditions-to-organize-diamond-league-meeting Nairobi, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Kenya today has the capacity to host a meeting of the Athletics Diamond League, said national track and field coach David Letting. Spanish Football Asociation President in Anti-Corruption Operation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15725&SEO=spanish-football-asociation-president-in-anti-corruption-operation Madrid, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The President of Spain´s Football Association (SFA) , Angel Maria Villar, has been arrested on Tuesday morning in an anti-corruption operation, as reported by the Guardia Civil and the High Court. IAAF Provisionally Suspends Frank Fredericks in Payment Probe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15696&SEO=iaaf-provisionally-suspends-frank-fredericks-in-payment-probe Mónaco, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Four-time Olympic medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty by track and field''s governing body, the IAAF, while he is investigated for alleged corruption suspected of being linked to the 2016 Olympics hosting vote. Lewis Hamilton Slashes Sebastian Vettel's Lead To Just One Point http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15661&SEO=lewis-hamilton-slashes-sebastian-vettels-lead-to-just-one-point London,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Lewis Hamilton slashed the deficit to Sebastian Vettel at the summit of the Formula One championship after a crushing performance at Silverstone to win the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time. Senegal: Eight Dead,Many Injured in Senegal Football Stadium Stampede http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15655&SEO=senegal-eight-deadmany-injured-in-senegal-football-stadium-stampede Dakar, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Eight people have been killed during a Senegal football league final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes at the end of the match,local media reported. Cuban Disco Thrower Silinda O. Morales Wins Gold in Nairobi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15624&SEO=cuban-disco-thrower-silinda-o.-morales-wins-gold-in-nairobi Nairobi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female discus thrower Silinda O. Morales won the world title at the World Junior Athletics Championship in the capital of Kenya, in competitions that are disputed until Sunday. Cuba Goes for New Medals in Disabled Athletics Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15585&SEO=cuba-goes-for-new-medals-in-disabled-athletics-competition London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Two time Paralympic Champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Leinier Savón, will open the Cuban participation on Friday in the Disabled World Athletics Cup of London, Great Britain, which will spread until July 23. Chuck Blazer, Key Figure in FIFA Corruption Scandal, Dies at 72 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15552&SEO=chuck-blazer-key-figure-in-fifa-corruption-scandal-dies-at-72 New York,Jul 13 (Prensa Latina)Chuck Blazer,72, the disgraced North American soccer executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA president Sepp Blatter, has died. Tour de France 2017, Stage 11: Marcel Kittel Wins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15506&SEO=tour-de-france-2017-stage-11-marcel-kittel-wins Pau, France,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Germany Marcel Kittel underlined his dominance of this year''s Tour de France sprints as he won stage 11 here for his fifth victory of the race, while Chris Froome came home safely to retain the yellow jersey. PSG Outbids Manchester City, Signs Dani Alves on 2 Year Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15501&SEO=psg-outbids-manchester-city-signs-dani-alves-on-2-year-deal París,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) In a surprise move,Brazilian Dani Alves is heading to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract. Cuba to Host Caribbean Table Tennis Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15469&SEO=cuba-to-host-caribbean-table-tennis-championship Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Havana´s Ciudad Deportiva Sports Center will host the 59th edition of the Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championship, as reported by the national table tennis commission. Romanian Halep Goes to Quaterfinals in Wimbledon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15379&SEO=romanian-halep-goes-to-quaterfinals-in-wimbledon London, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Romanian female tennis player Simona Halep went to the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam tennis tournament of Wimbledon, winning her match against Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka 7-6 (7/3) and 6-2. France Wins World Volleyball League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15343&SEO=france-wins-world-volleyball-league Brasilia, July 9 (Prensa Latina) Brazil was dropped by France 3-2 victory in the final, being the European squad champion of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League. Soccer Player Leo Messi Prison Sentence Lifted in Exchange for Fine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15290&SEO=soccer-player-leo-messi-prison-sentence-lifted-in-exchange-for-fine Madrid, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) A Spanish court said today it has exchanged a 21 month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine. Kasparov Returns to Chess for a Tournament in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15220&SEO=kasparov-returns-to-chess-for-a-tournament-in-usa Moscow, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian chess player Garry Kasparov announced today that he abandon his retirement to participate in an invitation tournament scheduled for August 14-19 in St. Louis, United States. Sports Experts Highlights in USA Fidel Castro's Love for Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15216&SEO=sports-experts-highlights-in-usa-fidel-castros-love-for-baseball Washington, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, was a great promoter of baseball in Cuba and one of his most faithful followers, scholars Ismael Sene and Yasel Porto highlighted in Washington. Cuban Arlenis Sierra to the 9th Place in Giro di Italia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15178&SEO=cuban-arlenis-sierra-to-the-9th-place-in-giro-di-italia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra went to the 9th place of the Giro di Italia (Tour of Italy) that closed its 9th stage Wednesday, with the victory of Finnish Lotta Lepisto, with a record of 2:50.36 hours in a stage of 116.16 kilometres in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy Wayne Rooney in Everton Return This Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15172&SEO=wayne-rooney-in-everton-return-this-week Liverpool, UK,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) Wayne Rooney will make a stunning return to Everton by the end of this week,according to The Sun. Panama Leads CentAm Athletics and Softball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15089&SEO=panama-leads-centam-athletics-and-softball Panama, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Panama became the new Central American champion in athletics and female softball Monday, as confirmed by press media here. Tour de France 2017: Peter Sagan Wins Stage Three http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15073&SEO=tour-de-france-2017-peter-sagan-wins-stage-three Longwy, France, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Peter Sagan has sprinted to his eighth career Tour de France stage victory, and Geraint Thomas preserved the overall race lead. Cuba and United States Start Friendly Fight in Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15041&SEO=cuba-and-united-states-start-friendly-fight-in-baseball Por By Alfredo Boada MolaRaleigh, North Carolina, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States are starting today in several North Carolina locations the sixth baseball cap, considered a national sport and cultural heritage in both countries. Cuba Finalist at World Volleyball Sub-21 Awaits Now for Rival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15030&SEO=cuba-finalist-at-world-volleyball-sub-21-awaits-now-for-rival Brno, Czech Republic, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban men''s volleyball team won ticket to the final World Sub-21 after surprisingly defeating the Russian selection and awaits for rival after game between Poland and Brazil. Cuba Reached Final of U21 Volleyball World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15026&SEO=cuba-reached-final-of-u21-volleyball-world-championship Brno, Czech Republic, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba delivered Saturday a major upset by defeating title-contenders Russia in the first semifinal of the Volleyball Men''s U21 World Championship and reaching the final of the tournament for the first time. Tour de France Starts with 22 Teams http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15018&SEO=tour-de-france-starts-with-22-teams Dusseldorf, Germany, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The 104th edition of the famous Tour de France, one of the principal cycling tours in the entire world, is beginning in this German city, with a counterclock stage of 14 kilometers and the participation of 22 teams in competition. Barbados: ODECABE with a New President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15007&SEO=barbados-odecabe-with-a-new-president Bridgetown, Barbados, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Barbadian Steve Stoute took the presidency of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (ODECABE) to replace recently deceased Hector Cardona, press media reported here Friday. World Taekwondo Championships Conclude in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14994&SEO=world-taekwondo-championships-conclude-in-south-korea Muju,South Korea,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) South Korea finish in the first place with 5 golds,one silver and 4 bronze medals in the World Taekwondo Championship that ended today here. Eastbourne 2017: Johanna Konta Edges Past Jelena Ostapenko http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14940&SEO=eastbourne-2017-johanna-konta-edges-past-jelena-ostapenko Eastbourne, UK, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) British number one Johanna Konta passed a major test before Wimbledon as she edged past French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Eastbourne. Cuba with 149 Tickets to CentAm Games in Barrranquilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14878&SEO=cuba-with-149-tickets-to-centam-games-in-barrranquilla Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has already got 149 athletes classified for the next Central American Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 2018, as confirmed by official sources here Wednesday. Novak Djokovic Glad To Be in Eastbourne After Reaching Last Eight Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14864&SEO=novak-djokovic-glad-to-be-in-eastbourne-after-reaching-last-eight-win Eastbourne, UK,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) World number four Novak Djokovic overcame Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-4 6-3 at Eastbourne today but he was forced to battle. Usain Bolt to Start Last European Tour Wednesday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14828&SEO=usain-bolt-to-start-last-european-tour-wednesday Ostrava, Czech Republic, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter and OLympic and World Champion Usain Bolt will start his last European tour in here today, a tour that will end with his goodbye at the World Championship in London ,UK, this year. Cuba still at the Head of IberoAm Shooting in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14821&SEO=cuba-still-at-the-head-of-iberoam-shooting-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba added another three gold medals Tuesday at the 5th Ibero American Shooting Tournament, to sum up the amount of 11 in its last day of competition, with the participation of 11 nations. Wrong Translation of Arturo Vidal Creates Tensions at Confed Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14804&SEO=wrong-translation-of-arturo-vidal-creates-tensions-at-confed-cup Moscow,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A bad translation of a statement made by Chilean Arturo Vidal about Cristiano Ronaldo has created tensions facing the semifinals of the Confederation Cup in Russia. Cuba Leader of the IberoAm Shooting Tournament in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14767&SEO=cuba-leader-of-the-iberoam-shooting-tournament-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is leading the 5th Ibero American Shooting Championship ending Tuesday in El Salvador, with 8 gold medals, 9 silver and 3 bronze, followed by Guatemala (3-4-10) and Portugal (3-1-0). Yohan Blake Takes Sprint Double at Jamaica Nationals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14741&SEO=yohan-blake-takes-sprint-double-at-jamaica-nationals Kingston, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Olympic Games silver medalist Yohan Blake copped his third sprint double at the Jamaican national track and field championships on Sunday, winning the 200 meters in 19.97 seconds. Tennis-Eastbourne International Women's Singles Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14727&SEO=tennis-eastbourne-international-womens-singles-results Eastbourne,UK,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay Verónica Cepede won in 3 sets overChinese Su-Wei Hsieh and advanced to the second round in Eastbourne. Cuba Wins Six Titles at Athletic Meeting in Bilbao, Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14700&SEO=cuba-wins-six-titles-at-athletic-meeting-in-bilbao-spain Bilbao, Spain, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban athletes won six titles, one silver medal and set a new record for the event at the Athletic Meeting in Bilbao, which is part of the preparatory tour for the London World Championships in August. Plans to Perpetrate Terrorist Attacks during Eurocup Revealed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14688&SEO=plans-to-perpetrate-terrorist-attacks-during-eurocup-revealed Paris, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The commandos who perpetrated the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 and Brussels in March 2016 were preparing an attack during the Eurocup of football in France, France Inter reported on Sunday. Roger Federer Reaches his 11th Halle Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14677&SEO=roger-federer-reaches-his-11th-halle-finals Halle, Germany, June 24 (Prensa Latina) Swiss tennis player Roger Federer beat Russian Karen Khachnov in two sets and moved forward to his 11th Halle finals. Cuban Wrestlers to Leave for 2017 Canada Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14644&SEO=cuban-wrestlers-to-leave-for-2017-canada-cup Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban freestyle wrestlers who will represent their country in the coming 2017 Canada Cup will leave for the northern country on Sunday to train and compete there. Usain Bolt to Run in Monaco in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14562&SEO=usain-bolt-to-run-in-monaco-in-july Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican legendary athlete Usain Bolt will run in Monaco, as part of his goodbye tour, in July, announced the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) Wednesday. FIFA Opens Case Against Juventus Over Paul Pogba Transfer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14534&SEO=fifa-opens-case-against-juventus-over-paul-pogba-transfer Laussanne,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) FIFA says it has opened a disciplinary case against Juventus after investigating the Italian champion''s world-record sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United. Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14489&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-due-in-court-on-july-31-for-tax-evasion-case Madrid,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to appear in a Spanish court on July 31 to testify in a case in which he is accused of evading taxes, according to The Confidential newspaper. 15 Cuban Shooters to Compete at the 5th Ibero-American Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14464&SEO=15-cuban-shooters-to-compete-at-the-5th-ibero-american-championship Havana, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba delegation, made up of 15 rifle and pistol shooters and led by the London-2012 Olympic Champion, Leuris Pupo, and by Beijing-2008 bronze medallist, Eglys Cruz, will compete at the 5th Ibero-American Championship in El Salvador. Cuban Cyclist Marlies Mejias Wins 2nd in USA North Star Grand Prix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14441&SEO=cuban-cyclist-marlies-mejias-wins-2nd-in-usa-north-star-grand-prix Minneapolis, US, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cylist Marlies Mejias, competing for professional club Shimano Ladies Power Team, won the 5th stage, and with that, the second place in the general classification list of the North Star Grand Prix in Minneapolis, US. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14411&SEO=2017-brics-games-kicks-off-in-guangzhouchina Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. Zinedine Zidane Tries to Convince Cristiano Ronaldo to Stay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14408&SEO=zinedine-zidane-tries-to-convince-cristiano-ronaldo-to-stay Madrid, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday. Marcel Keizer Named New Ajax Manager on Two-year Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14400&SEO=marcel-keizer-named-new-ajax-manager-on-two-year-deal Amsterdam,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Ajax have appointed Marcel Keizer as their new head coach on a two-year deal with the option of a third season. Cuban Pole-Vaulter Wins Gold Medal at IAAF Diamond League in Oslo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14314&SEO=cuban-pole-vaulter-wins-gold-medal-at-iaaf-diamond-league-in-oslo Oslo, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pole-vault Yarisley Silva has won on Thursday the gold medal in the fifth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in this capital, after exceeding 4.81 meters. FIFA Video Review Goal is Avoiding Errors, Not Perfection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14292&SEO=fifa-video-review-goal-is-avoiding-errors-not-perfection St Petersburgo, Russia,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina)''Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the Russia 2018 World Cup. IOC Proposes Ban Ki-Moon to Preside Ethics Commission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14242&SEO=ioc-proposes-ban-ki-moon-to-preside-ethics-commission Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Former secretary general of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon was proposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board as candidate to preside its Ethics Commission, IOC announced Wednesday. Nadal Pulls Out of Queen's To Rest Ahead of Wimbledon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14231&SEO=nadal-pulls-out-of-queens-to-rest-ahead-of-wimbledon Madrid,Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Aegon Championships at The Queen''s Club as he looks to rest his body in preparation for Wimbledon. Two Gold Medals and a Silver for Cuba in Pan Am Junior Wrestling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14189&SEO=two-gold-medals-and-a-silver-for-cuba-in-pan-am-junior-wrestling Lima, Jun 13 (Prensa LatinaL) Cuba won two gold medals and one silver at the junior Pan American Championship (female) of wrestling, in Lima, Peru, qualifying for the World Championship in Finland. Leo Messi Most Efficient Forward of Spanish Pro League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14177&SEO=leo-messi-most-efficient-forward-of-spanish-pro-league Madrid, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean forward Lionel ''Leo'' Messi, now playing for FC Barcelona, was the most efficient soccer player of the last Spanish League season, according to the statistics published Tuesday. Antoine Griezmann Signs New Atletico Madrid Contract Until 2022 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14161&SEO=antoine-griezmann-signs-new-atletico-madrid-contract-until-2022 Madrid,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has extended his contract with Atletico Madrid until June 2022. Iran Classifies for 2018 World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14123&SEO=iran-classifies-for-2018-world-cup Tehran, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran beat Uzbekistan 2-0 and became the 3rd national team with a ticket to participate in the 2018 World Soccer Cup in Russia. Mireya Luis with Another Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14114&SEO=mireya-luis-with-another-challenge Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban former female volleyball star Mireya Luis has now a new challenge in her agenda: to lead the North and Central Zonal Volleyball Association. South Korea Proposes To Host 2030 FIFA World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14103&SEO=south-korea-proposes-to-host-2030-fifa-world-cup Seoul,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina)South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed today that Northeast Asian countries co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup to ease tensions in the region. FIFA Optimistic for Conflict Resolution in Persian Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14070&SEO=fifa-optimistic-for-conflict-resolution-in-persian-gulf Bern, June 11 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed today his optimism about the resolution of the conflict in the Persian Gulf and indicated that Qatar-2022 World Cup is not in danger for the moment. Rafael Nadal to His 10th Finals of Roland Garros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14032&SEO=rafael-nadal-to-his-10th-finals-of-roland-garros Paris, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish tennis professional player Rafael Nadal won his march over Austrian Dominic Thiem in three sets (6-3, 6-4 and 6-0) to accede to the finals of the 2017 Ronald Garros Open Tournament, second Grand Slam of the present season. Usain Bolt Says Breaking Records Not a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14007&SEO=usain-bolt-says-breaking-records-not-a-priority Kingston,Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Usain Bolt says breaking records is not a priority and dedicates tomorrow''s farewell performance to fans. Having established two individual world records Usain Bolt said he would not be attempting to break his 9.58 and 19.19 clocking times to end his final season in glory.''I have already said it, this season is for the fans,'' said Bolt, during a JN Racers Grand Prix press briefing yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Cuba with Three Couples to World Beach Volleyball Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13980&SEO=cuba-with-three-couples-to-world-beach-volleyball-championship Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has classified with three couples; two of men and one of women for the next World Beach Volleyball Championship, taking place from July 28 to August 6 in Vienna, Austria, the Cuban federation announced today. Phil Bauhaus Takes Win on Stage Five of Critérium du Dauphiné http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13962&SEO=phil-bauhaus-takes-win-on-stage-five-of-criterium-du-dauphine Macon, France,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Team Sunweb''s German Phil Bauhaus took his first WorldTour win of his career on stage five of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Romanian Simona Halep in the Semifinals of Roland Garros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13911&SEO=romanian-simona-halep-in-the-semifinals-of-roland-garros Paris, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Romanian female tennis player Simona Halep advanced for the second time in her career to the semifinals of the French Open Roland Garros, toafter she defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in three sets. Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt to Run in Czech Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13878&SEO=jamaican-sprinter-usain-bolt-to-run-in-czech-republic Prague, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usian Bolt will run the 100 flat meters next June 28 in Czech tournament Golden Spikes, said the organizers of the event. Cuba to Attend Grand Prix in Cancun with Eight Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13832&SEO=cuba-to-attend-grand-prix-in-cancun-with-eight-athletes Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will attend the Grand Prix of Judo in Cancun, Mexico with 8 fighters, in a competition that has confirmed the presence of 190 athletes from 39 nations up to now, and giving points for the world ranking. 2018 Caribbean Series to Be Held in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13808&SEO=2018-caribbean-series-to-be-held-in-venezuela Santo Domingo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Juan Francisco Puello, president of the Caribbean Baseball Confederation, ratified the Venezuelan city of Barquisimeto as the host for the 2018 Caribbean Series. Barcelona- Qatar Airways Ties to be Severed June 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13798&SEO=barcelona-qatar-airways-ties-to-be-severed-june-30 Barcelona,Spain,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Barccelona footbal club of The La Liga outfit will see their current shirt sponsorship deal come to an end on June 30, with the club moving in a different direction for 2017-18. Ma Long Retains Table Tennis World Title http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13788&SEO=ma-long-retains-table-tennis-world-title Dusseldorf, Germany,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Defending champion, Ma Long repeated the success experienced two years earlier in Suzhou when, today when he won the Men''s Singles title at the Liebherr 2017 World Championships here. Boxers From Five Countries at International Tournament in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13712&SEO=boxers-from-five-countries-at-international-tournament-in-cuba Havana,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Fighters from five countries will take part at the International Giraldo Cordova Cardin Boxing Tournament, which 46th edition is hosted in the Havana''s Sports City Coliseum starting today. Pablo Carreno Busta Breaks New Ground at Roland Garros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13701&SEO=pablo-carreno-busta-breaks-new-ground-at-roland-garros París,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) In a contest between two closely matched gladiators, timing is often everything for the holder of the lighter weapon. Cuba Seeks for More Wins in Can-Am Baseball League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13627&SEO=cuba-seeks-for-more-wins-in-can-am-baseball-league Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Scoring more wins than last year and rising the quality of young athletes are the main goals of the Cuban baseball team which will play in the Can-Am Independent League, in Canada, and also play a friendly series in the United States. Rafael Nadal Demolishes Robin Haase in Straight Sets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13605&SEO=rafael-nadal-demolishes-robin-haase-in-straight-sets París,May 31 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Nadal looked in ominous form as he dispatched Robin Haase 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 and moved into the third round of the French Open. Nearly Half a Hundred Cuban Athletes Contracted Overseas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13570&SEO=nearly-half-a-hundred-cuban-athletes-contracted-overseas Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Almost half a hundred Cuban athletes from seven different disciplines are currently playing under contracts in 11 nations, protected by legal rules and by the principle of protecting the athletes. Garros: Favorite Rafael Nadal Wins First Match http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13504&SEO=garros-favorite-rafael-nadal-wins-first-match Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Spanish pro tennis player Rafael Nadal -nine times champion of French Ronand Garros Tournament- started with a victory over French Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4 and 6-1, in an hour and 52 minutes of a match played Monday. Spanish Coach Ernesto Valverde to Take Barcelona FC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13500&SEO=spanish-coach-ernesto-valverde-to-take-barcelona-fc Barcelona, Spain, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Spanish soccer coach Ernesto Valverde will be the new manager of professional soccer club Barcelona FC for next season, confirmed here the pro club president Josep Maria Bartomeu Monday. Vassily Ivanchuk Defends Title in Capablanca-2017 Chess Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13434&SEO=vassily-ivanchuk-defends-title-in-capablanca-2017-chess-tournament Varadero, Cuba, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian Grand Master (GM) Vassily Ivanchuk starts today defending the title of the Jose Raul Capablanca Inmemoriam International Chess Tournament, that will end on next June 6. Pablo Zabaleta Signs for West Ham After Leaving Manchester City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13398&SEO=pablo-zabaleta-signs-for-west-ham-after-leaving-manchester-city London,May 26 (Prensa Latina)Pablo Zabaleta signs for West Ham after leaving Manchester City. AFA Reach Agreement with Sevilla Over Jorge Sampaoli http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13395&SEO=afa-reach-agreement-with-sevilla-over-jorge-sampaoli Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s Football Association has agreed to pay Jorge SAMPAOLI''S release clause, reaching an agreement that will allow the Sevilla coach to take over as the national team coach of his homeland. China to Limit Investment in Signings of Foreign Football Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13344&SEO=china-to-limit-investment-in-signings-of-foreign-football-players Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Football Federation announced today that it will establish rules to limit the monetary expenditure of local clubs in the signing of foreign players. Victoria Azarenka Handed a Wildcard for Mallorca Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13339&SEO=victoria-azarenka-handed-a-wildcard-for-mallorca-open Mallorca, Spain,May 25 (Prensa Latina) Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka has been handed a wildcard for next month''s Mallorca Open as she gears up for a return to Wimbledon following the birth of her son last year. Cuba Entered 8 Judo Fighters in Mexico Grand Prix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13297&SEO=cuba-entered-8-judo-fighters-in-mexico-grand-prix Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba entered 8 judokas, four of them Pan American Champions, to rival 172 fighters from 32 nations that will be competing at the Grand Prix Tournament in Cancun, Mexico, June 16 through 18. Dayron Robles to Run in Havana This Weekend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13262&SEO=dayron-robles-to-run-in-havana-this-weekend Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sprinter Dayron Robles, Olympic Champion in Beijing in 2008 in the 110 hurdle meters, will appear before the Cuban fans this weekend in competition, in the 64th edition of the Jose Barrientos Memorial Tournament. Sandro Rosell Arrested in Anti Money Laundering Operation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13223&SEO=sandro-rosell-arrested-in-anti-money-laundering-operation Barcelona,Spain, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation. Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden Dies at 35 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13183&SEO=former-motogp-world-champion-nicky-hayden-dies-at-35 Cesena, Italy,May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died at the age of 35 following a cycling accident in Italy last week. Azarenka Announces Tennis Comeback http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13170&SEO=azarenka-announces-tennis-comeback Minsk, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka said today that she is ''ready to start competing'' again after the birth of her son and intends to target Wimbledon by taking part in one of grass events that precede it. Sevilla Thrash Osasuna in Likely Sampaoli Finale http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13140&SEO=sevilla-thrash-osasuna-in-likely-sampaoli-finale Sevilla, Spain, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Jorge Sampaoli led Sevilla to a 5-0 thrashing of already-relegated Osasuna in what could be his final game at the helm. Former World Champion MotoGP Hayden Still in Critical Condition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13130&SEO=former-world-champion-motogp-hayden-still-in-critical-condition Rome, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden is still in critical condition at a hospital in the city of Cesena, where he was admitted three days ago with brain and chest injuries sustained in a traffic accident. World Cup 2022:Qatar Khalifa Stadium Ready Five Years Before Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13118&SEO=world-cup-2022qatar-khalifa-stadium-ready-five-years-before-kick-off Doha,May 19 (Prensa Latina) Construction work has been completed at this iconic stadium which only highlights the speed at which Qatar is working towards delivering the World Cup 2022. Sampaoli, Argentina's New Coach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13107&SEO=sampaoli-argentinas-new-coach Madrid, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer trainer Jorge Sampaoli announced today he will stop directing the Seville club, of the Spanish Soccer League, to become the DT of the Argentinean selection. Domadores Ready to Defeat Tigers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13086&SEO=domadores-ready-to-defeat-tigers Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cuban boxing franchise participating in the 2017 edition of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) assured that they are ready today overcome the challenge in the match against the Uzbekistan Tigers in the quarterfinals of the 4th edition. Cuban Female Cyclist Sierra Leader of LAm Ranking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13083&SEO=cuban-female-cyclist-sierra-leader-of-lam-ranking Aigle, Switzerland, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra, running for the team of Astana Women, went up 8 places in the female cycling ranking of the International Cycling Union, leading the female Latin American pedalists in the order of the list. Milos Raonic Cruises into Italian Open Quarter Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13072&SEO=milos-raonic-cruises-into-italian-open-quarter-finals Rome, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Milos Raonic will face German Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals after beating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2. Didier Deschamps Omits Karim Benzema From France Squad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13070&SEO=didier-deschamps-omits-karim-benzema-from-france-squad París,May 18 (Prensa Latina) France coach Didier Deschamps has omitedcalled Karim Benzema from the next 3 games and said ''a squad comes before everything''. Argentinean del Potro Goes to Eighth Finals in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13025&SEO=argentinean-del-potro-goes-to-eighth-finals-in-rome Rome, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Alejandro del Porto, number 34 in the ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), defeated British Kyle Edmund (53 in the ATP ranking) in two sets, 7-5 and 6-4 in the Master 1000 Tournament, on clay court. Kroos, Muller Ozil Among Stars Left Out of Germany Confed Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13018&SEO=kroos-muller-ozil-among-stars-left-out-of-germany-confed-cup Berlín, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Joachim Low has opted to rest his biggest stars this summer in a bid to keep them fresh for a World Cup year in 2018. China, Russia for More Cooperation in Training Sports Talents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12999&SEO=china-russia-for-more-cooperation-in-training-sports-talents Beijing, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic International University of Russia will establish a campus in this capital to increase training of sports talents, noted Boris Titov, co-president of the Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development with China. Cuba Makes Victorious Debut at Under-21 Pan American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12987&SEO=cuba-makes-victorious-debut-at-under-21-pan-american Alberta, Canada, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban under-21 male volleyball team made its debut with a victory 3-0 against Chile at the Pan American Cup in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Cuba Competes in Guadeloupe with Six Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12963&SEO=cuba-competes-in-guadeloupe-with-six-athletes Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate tomorrow with six athletes in the 13th edition of the international meeting of Guadalupe, which is part of the circuit of seven meetings organized by the French Federation of the discipline, it was reported today. Sharapova Guarantees Wimbledon Return After Italian Open Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12912&SEO=sharapova-guarantees-wimbledon-return-after-italian-open-victory Rome,May 15 (Prensa Latina) Maria Sharapova has secured a place in Wimbledon qualifying after her first round victory against Christina McHale here. Increased Number of Athletes to Central American and Caribbean Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12889&SEO=increased-number-of-athletes-to-central-american-and-caribbean-games San Juan, May 14 (Prensa Latina) The Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO) has today revealed that over 1,300 athletes from 23 nations have already ensured their ticket to 2018 Barranquilla Central American and Caribbean Games. Cuban Discus Thrower Caballero Wins Bronze Medal at Diamond League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12872&SEO=cuban-discus-thrower-caballero-wins-bronze-medal-at-diamond-league Shanghai, China, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban discus thrower Denia Caballero today won the bronze medal during the second phase of the Diamond League of Athletics held here and won by Croatia''s Sandra Perkovic. Hemingway International Nautical Club Announces New Regatta in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12838&SEO=hemingway-international-nautical-club-announces-new-regatta-in-cuba Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Around 200 yachts will take part in the regatta to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Hemingway International Nautical Club of Cuba (CNIH) on May 19, along three nautical miles off the Malecon sea drive in Havana. Real Madrid Last Classified for Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12777&SEO=real-madrid-last-classified-for-finals Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish pro soccer club Real Madrid got the last ticket to the finals of the 2017 Champions League in Europe, despite its defeat in the match against also Spanish Atletico de Madrid 1-2. Los Angeles Agrees with Double Hosting Allocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12776&SEO=los-angeles-agrees-with-double-hosting-allocation Los Angeles, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The people responsible for the candidature of Los Angeles for the 2024 Olympic Games confessed they agree with the idea of granting the allocation of hosts for 2024 and 2028 in the same assembly. Giro d'Italia: Fernando Gaviria Sprints to Stage Five Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12755&SEO=giro-ditalia-fernando-gaviria-sprints-to-stage-five-win Messina, Italy,May 10 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the fifth stage of the Giro d''Italia today to claim his second victory of this year''s race, while Quick-Step teammate Bob Jungels remained in the overall lead. Remodelation of Modern Track in Cuba Goes On http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12721&SEO=remodelation-of-modern-track-in-cuba-goes-on Camaguey, Cuba, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The construction project of the new athletics running track in Camaguey, with the name of Cuban deceased famous sprinter Rafael Fortun, is now on the 82 percent of being completely finished, local sport executives said here. Dick Advocaat Appointed Netherlands Boss for 3rd Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12694&SEO=dick-advocaat-appointed-netherlands-boss-for-3rd-time Ámsterdam, May 9 (Prensa Latina)Dick Advocaat has been appointed as the Netherlands manager for the third time, it was confirmed today. Evergrande Advance in AFC Champions League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12690&SEO=evergrande-advance-in-afc-champions-league Beijing,May 9 (Prensa Latina) Guangzhou Evergrande secured their place in the AFC Champions League round of 16 after a 2-2 draw with Suwon Bluewings in their final Group G clash on Tuesday. Tour De France Champion Chris Froome Rammed Off His Bike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12688&SEO=tour-de-france-champion-chris-froome-rammed-off-his-bike París, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is counting his lucky stars after claiming he was intentionally ''rammed'' by a car while training in France. First Turkish Participation in Marathon of Mount Everest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12658&SEO=first-turkish-participation-in-marathon-of-mount-everest Ankara, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkish federation ''Sports for Everyone'' announced the appearance of local athlete Ece Vahapoglu as the Turkish representative in the Mount Everest Marathon for the first time in the history of Turkey. Colombian Cyclist Gaviria Leader of Tour to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12646&SEO=colombian-cyclist-gaviria-leader-of-tour-to-italy Sicily, Italy, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria confessed Monday his personal pride and joy for wearing the pink ''maillot'' identifying the current leader of the famous Giro di Italia (Tour to Italy) in its 100th edition this year. Defender Theo Hernandez to Transfer To Real Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12633&SEO=defender-theo-hernandez-to-transfer-to-real-madrid Madrid,May 8 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid look signed Atletico Madrid youngster defender Theo Hernandez after the full-back passed a medical with the Bernabeu club. Olympics: Pyeongchang Ticket Sales Slower Than Hoped http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12626&SEO=olympics-pyeongchang-ticket-sales-slower-than-hoped Seoul,May 8 (Prensa Latina) Ticket sales in South Korea for the Winter Olympics it is hosting next year have gone far worse than hoped, organisers admitted today, with barely a quarter of the first-phase target taken up. Messi Wins Appeal, FIFA Lifts Four Match Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12538&SEO=messi-wins-appeal-fifa-lifts-four-match-ban Zúrich, (Prensa Latina) FIFA today overturned Barcelona star Lionel Messi''s four-game ban from international matches imposed for swearing at an assistant referee, saying there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment. Scrabble Stars in International Mind Sports Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12537&SEO=scrabble-stars-in-international-mind-sports-conference-in-cuba Camagüey, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Scrabble was among the most accepted games at the International Conference on Mind Sports, (CIDEM 2017), which ends today in this center-eastern Cuban city, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Rally Legend Timo Makinen Has Died at The Age of 79 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12529&SEO=rally-legend-timo-makinen-has-died-at-the-age-of-79 Helsinki,May 5 (Prensa Latina)Rally Legend Timo Makinen, one of the original flying Finns of world rallying, has died at the age of 79. Barcelona's Neymar to Stand Trial for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12528&SEO=barcelonas-neymar-to-stand-trial-for-corruption Madrid,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona star Neymar da Silva will stand trial for alleged fraud and corruption in the transfer that brought him to Catalonia in 2013. Ecuadorian Minister Praises Cuban Contribution to Sport Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12507&SEO=ecuadorian-minister-praises-cuban-contribution-to-sport-achievements Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Minister for Sport Pamela Morcillo Ortiz praised Thursday the Cuban contribution in the development and the achievements reached by Ecuador in the field of sports. Maradona to Visit India Before U-17 World Soccer Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12483&SEO=maradona-to-visit-india-before-u-17-world-soccer-championship New Delhi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentinean soccer player Diego Armando Maradona confirmed today that he will visit the Indian city of Calcutta in September, one of the headquarters of the U-17 Men''s World Soccer Championship planned in this country from October 6 to 28. Cuban World Champions to Compete in IAAF Diamond League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12467&SEO=cuban-world-champions-to-compete-in-iaaf-diamond-league Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban world champions Yarisley Silva, pole vault, and Denia Caballero, discus throwing, as well as the Pan American Runner-Up Yaime Perez, will compete in the 2017 IAAF Diamond League. Giro d'Italia Renounces to Award Downhill Cycling Prizes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12439&SEO=giro-ditalia-renounces-to-award-downhill-cycling-prizes Milan, Italy, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Giro d''Italia decided today to cancel their innovative initiative to award the prizes of downhill speeds, after criticisms generated by the proposal. Cuba, Russia to Celebrate Antifascist Victory with Race http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12300&SEO=cuba-russia-to-celebrate-antifascist-victory-with-race Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The Race of Friendship to celebrate the Soviet victory over fascism will be held on May 6 with a start and finish lines in front of the Russian Embassy in Havana, organizers announced. Sharapova Reached the Semi-finals in Stuttgart Tennis Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12268&SEO=sharapova-reached-the-semi-finals-in-stuttgart-tennis-tournament Stuttgart, Germany, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Maria Sharapova, former world number one, advanced to the semifinals of the German tournament in Stuttgart by beating Estonian Anett Kontaveit in two sets. Cuba Achieves Great Results in Special Olympics in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12221&SEO=cuba-achieves-great-results-in-special-olympics-in-panama Panama, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With four gold medals, two bronze and one silver, the Cuban delegation of just six athletes attending the 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games is leaving today. Sharapova Returns to Porsche Grand Prix After 15 Months Doping Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12175&SEO=sharapova-returns-to-porsche-grand-prix-after-15-months-doping-ban Stuttgart,Germany,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian tennis player María Sharapova makes today her competitive return in match against Italian Roberta Vinci. 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 . Cuba for Qualifying to World Women's Volley Cup Under 18 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10787&SEO=cuba-for-qualifying-to-world-womens-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. Paris to Only Accept Being Host of the 2024 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10666&SEO=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 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. 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. Iran to Deny Visas to US Wrestlers for World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8849&SEO=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. 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. Granma Sorrels for the National Baseball Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8306&SEO=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 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. Cuban Sport Wants to Keep its Good Result Level http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8159&SEO=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. 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. 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. Dakar Rally: Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah Wins First Stage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7631&SEO=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. 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. World Boxing: Cuba Took Almost All http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7597&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7590&SEO=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. Cuba Wants to Include Complete Gymnastics Team in World Elite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7564&SEO=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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. holguin Completes Classified Teams for Playoffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4953&SEO=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 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. Peng Shuai Bundles Venus Williams Out of China Open in First Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4259&SEO=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 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. Venezuela to Ensure Security of Professional Baseball League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3967&SEO=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 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. New Guiness Record for Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3656&SEO=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. 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. Finnish Court Releases Cuban Volleyball Player Dariel Albo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3308&SEO=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 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. Japanese Mayor Emphasizes Quality of Cuban Baseball Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3186&SEO=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. 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. Indian PM Congratulates Brazil, Athletes for Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2775&SEO=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 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. Rio 2016: South Korean Archer Kim Woo-jin Sets First World Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2185&SEO=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. Michael Phelps to Carry U.S. Fflag at the 2016 Rio Opening Ceremony http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2076&SEO=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. Olympic Pole Vaulting Champion Yelena Isinbayeva Out of Rio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1906&SEO=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. Javier Mascherano Extends Contract Until 2019 with Barcelona http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1840&SEO=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. Russia in Defense of Honest Athletes After Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1715&SEO=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. Dual Meet between Cuba and the US in Baseball Agreed for July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1663&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1595&SEO=ioc-postpones-decision-on-russias-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. Bolivian National Team Goes Down in FIFA Rankings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1551&SEO=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. Chris Froome Keeps Yellow Jersey Amid Mayhem in Tour de France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1432&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1371&SEO=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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1331&SEO=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. The Eiffel Tower Closed to the Public Because of Riots http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1274&SEO=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. Milos Raonic Defeats Roger Federer in Five Sets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1206&SEO=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. Argentina Already Has its Olympic Football Team http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1140&SEO=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. Argentina: Head Coach of Football Team for Olympic Games Resigns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1080&SEO=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. A Month Before the Games, Rio Activates New Security Scheme http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1032&SEO=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. More than a Thousand Arrests since the Start of Euro France 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=982&SEO=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. Venezuela Registers 73 Athletes to Participate in Rio 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=74&SEO=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.