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Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) US duo composed of Jay Johnson and Nigel Hook set a new record, covering the distance from Key West, Florida, to Havana, the Cuban capital city in one hour 18 minutes and three seconds.

Zurich, Switzerland, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid''s coach Zinedine Zidane tops the shortlist of candidates for 2017 Best FIFA Men''s Coach, as presented today by the International Football Federation.

Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S. powerboat pilots, Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson, will try to set two world speed record on the Key West-Havana and Havana-Key West routes today.

Madrid, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Appeal Committee of the Spanish Football Federation has today dismissed Real Madrid appeal for the five-match ban imposed on Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, according to local media.

Nairobi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Kenya is to launch a bid to host the athletics world championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last 10 years.

Nyon, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona FC star Lionel Messi, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon have been shortlisted for the 2016/17 UEFA Men''s Player of the Year Award, with the winner to be named during the group stage draw on August 24.

St.Louis, USA, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz event started off at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis today as a relaxed and jovial affair, despite being next leg of the Grand Chess Tour with equal weightage of Grand Prix points.

Madrid, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Cristiano Ronaldo faced today a 5-game ban for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos in first leg Spanish Super Cup againstFC Barcelona.

London, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese female march walker Inês Henriques and French male Yohann Diniz turned today into the first world champion in the march of 50 kilometers, the lady with record of 4:05:56 hours, the first world record in the World Cup in London.

Moscow, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Government validated by an official decree published today the creation of a new anti-doping laboratory independent of the Ministry of Sports.

London, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female athlete Rose Mary Almanza is classified for the semifinals of the 800 flat meters for ladies in the 2017 edition of the World Championship in London.