Monthly Archives: May 2011

Distinction Earned is a distinctive read

By CHARLES R. SAUNDERS*

PAUL MACDOUGALL’s recently published book, Distinction Earned: Cape Breton’s Boxing Legends 1946-1970, chronicles the exploits of an exceptional group of gloved warriors from one of the smallest Canadian provinces. As well, it’s about the last years of a time when boxing was part and parcel of the community, rather than the niche sport it has become today.

From the beginning of the last century up to the late 1960s, boxing was a dominant sport in North America. In the United States, it shared the spotlight with baseball. In Canada, it was second only to hockey. Continue reading

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Cuban and Japanese baseball coaches share experiences

Cuban and Japanese baseball coaches met in April in Havana and Santiago de Cuba to exchange experiences. According to Cuban national baseball commissioner Higinio Velez, the meetings were very productive

By ANTONIA DÍAZ SUSAVILA

HAVANA (9 May 2011) – Cuban and Japanese baseball coaches met in April in Havana and Santiago de Cuba to exchange experiences.

According to Cuban national baseball commissioner Higinio Velez, the meetings were very productive. “We learned new things. They are very humble, heartfelt admirers of Cuban baseball, and made it very clear that their intention was to be reciprocal,” said Velez. Continue reading

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