Hurricane Irma rips through Cuba

World Sep 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma rips through Cuba

Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba's northern coast on Saturday as it headed for Florida, where millions of residents were told to evacuate after the storm killed 22 people in the Caribbean and left devastation in its wake. Still a Category 5 storm when it crashed into ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 16, 2017

Hawks activate Cuban pitcher Moinelo

The Fukuoka SoftBank signed and activated Cuban lefty Livan Moinelo on Friday before the team's series opener with the Hiroshima Carp. Moinelo pitched three innings for Cuba in March's World Baseball Classic, but did not play in a 11-6 loss to Japan at Tokyo Dome. ...

Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

Travel May 26, 2017

Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

by Tyler Rothmar

Though half a world apart in geography, history, language and just about anything else you could name, Cuba and Japan are not entirely without similarities. Both are island countries, albeit in different stages of development, and both are in the throes of full-on tourist drives, ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 18, 2017

Marines sign Cuban outfielder Santos

The Chiba Lotte Marines have agreed on a deal worth $200,000 with Cuban outfielder Roel Santos, the Pacific League club said Thursday. The 29-year-old Santos, who throws and bats left-handed, is known for his speed and defensive skills, and served as the leadoff hitter for ...