Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba returns blow to Virgin Island in basketball qualifier Charlotte Amalie, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Supported by forward player Yoel Cubillas, Cuba returned the blow as a visitor to the Virgin Island, by beating it 91-64 in the first qualifying round for the 2021 Ameri Cup of basketball. US triathlete Ferrante satisfied with success in Havana 24 de febrero de 2020, 11:36 Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) American Melissa Ferrante expressed her satisfaction for the title won on Sunday in the Olympic distance of the 6th International Triathlon of Havana. Messi responds to Abidal's statements Barcelona, Spain, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Lionel Messi, forward for Barcelona football club, explained why he riposted the statements of the team's manager, Erick Abidal, since he felt attacked. Cuba and Panama outline interests in anti-doping struggle Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) In search of a cleaner and more honest sports, authorities from Cuba and Panama outlined in Havana interests in the anti-doping fight on the way to the 24th edition of the Central American and Caribbean Games. Cuban high jumper Zayas celebrates new victory in Europe Paris,  (Prensa Latina) Cuban high jumper Luis Enrique Zayas is celebrating his second victory in indoors contests in Europe, after winning the Val de Reuil athletics meeting in France. Cuba to call national soccer players contracted in foreign leagues Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will convene national soccer players contracted in foreign leagues to participate in the next FIFA competition or the elimination round for the 2021 Gold Cup, this was reported at the end of the Association Congress of this discipline in the island. Cuban Zayas leads high jump in athletics ranking Monaco, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Luis Enrique Zayas is currently leading the world ranking in the men's high jump within the World Athletics (formerly IAAF) indoor meeting circuit, with a record of 2.33 meters. Varadero Half Marathon aims to exceed the number of participants Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The III Half Marathon of Varadero will be held on March 29 and its organizers intend today to exceed the figure of 1,700 contestants. Program of preparation of Cuban baseball teams picks up pace Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Matanzas Crocodiles and the sub-23 pre-selection have begun the second stage of the face-off of teams in preparation for next engagements abroad. Cubans Silva and Antomarchi get bronze in judo in Paris Paris, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban judocas Iván Felipe Silva and Kaliema Antomarchi won bronze medals today at the Grand Slam in Paris. Cubans Granda, Silva and Antomarchi go for bronze in judo in Paris Paris, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban judocas Andy Granda, Iván Silva and Kaliema Antomarchi fight today for bronze at the Grand Slam in Paris, after yielding in quarterfinals and overcoming in semifinals. Eight Cuban baseball figures exalted to Hall of Fame Matanzas, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Eight Cuban personalities linked to baseball (one commentator, one historian, and six players) were added to the Hall of Fame of Baseball in Palmar de Junco, Matanzas, following their designation by an electing committee. Cuban manager optimistic over baseball Olympic Qualifier 5 de febrero de 2020, 9:33 By Fausto Triana Havana,  (Prensa Latina) Manager of the Cuban baseball team, Miguel Borroto, was optimistic today with view to the Olympic Qualifier in Arizona, United States, in which a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Games is at stake. Qatar prepares 2022 FIFA World Cup   Doha, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, noted that Qatar will be ready to host the 2020 World Cup two years early. According to the official, it is a record time that none of the countries that have hosted the event has achieved. Algerian Olympic Committee President starts visit to Cuba Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Olympic Committee of Algeria, Mustapha Berraf, begins today a working visit to Cuba, where he will sign a collaboration agreement with his counterpart Roberto León Richards. Cuban Grand Master defends his national crown Santa Clara, Cuba, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Grand Master Carlos Daniel Albornoz, Cuba's chess champion, is defending his grown as of today at the National Championship being held in this central city. Coronavirus affects athletics Lausanne, Switzerland. Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The coronavirus is worldwide danger, and affects sports as well, as evidenced by the postponement of the World Indoor Athletics Championship by the International Athletics Association Federation. Cuban Javier Sotomayor receives 'Myth of Sport' award in Spain Barcelona, Spain, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban high jump record holder Javier Sotomayor was confered the 'Myth of Sport' award during the annual gala of Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, organized at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, in Barcelona. Sports stars regret death of basketball player Kobe Bryant Havana, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) World sports stars on Monday mourned the death of U.S. basketball player Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday with his daughter Gianna in a plane crash in California. Football fans protest against Chilean president again Santiago, Chile,  (Prensa Latina) 'Piñera, an assassin like Pinochet' has become a recurrent refrain among football fans to reject the president during the games of the Chile Cup, as proved in the southern city of Temuco on Wednesday.