The prominent journalist, narrator and sports commentator Ramon "Piti" Rivera Garcia, one of the essential voices of Radio Rebelde, died a victim of a long-standing illness against which he battled tirelessly.

The young Fide Master (FM) of Villa Clara, Roxangel Obregon, has become the latest news in Cuban chess. It turns out that the young lady from La Plana has just achieved her second International Master (IM) standard in the national championship, first category, in Holguin.

The young Master Fide (MF) of Villa Clara, Roxangel Obregon, had a sensational spike in the semifinal stage of the women's national chess championship, which was played in Holguin, achieving this Sunday, one of the four places to the finals.

With the sharpest axes they could wield, the Lumberjacks made an epic comeback at the playoffs against Industrials and they will be the challengers of Granma, the current champion, in an unprecedented final for the most coveted title of Cuban sport.

This Monday, January 15th begins the semifinal stage of the national men's chess championship. Villa Clara will have two representatives in Havana: MI Diasmany Otero and GM Yasser Quesada, which reappears in the Cuban science game tournaments.

Once again it is shown that in sports nothing is written. That is well known now by the sub 23 years soccer teams of Cienfuegos and Villa Clara, participating at the national championship of the category, because the first, against all odds, was out of the final, qualifying the second.

Radio Reloj will be the broadcasting station responsible for the official start of the race-walk that will simultaneously take place throughout the country next Saturday, September 9th, against the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, which has been maintained for almost six decades.

Therewas no historic significance linked to the number 56 in Cuban baseball series until Carlos Alberto Tabares Padilla appeared. For 25 years he wore the blue-flannel Industriales jersey with the number 56 on the back, and now, having retired, is looking to continue his legacy from the bleachers.

eaching speeds of almost 125 miles per hour during the final stretch of their journey, Jay Johnson and Nigel Hook from the U.S., broke the powerboat record travelling from Key West to Havana on August 17, in one hour 18 minutes and three seconds.