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SEP 27, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Cuba will let athletes sign with foreign leagues

Cuba announced Friday that athletes from all sports will soon be able to sign contracts with foreign leagues, a break with a decades-old policy that held pro sports to be anathema to socialist ideals. [...] American baseball fans shouldn't throw their Dodgers or Rockies caps in the air in celebration just yet. Under the new policy, athletes will be eligible to play abroad as long as they fulfill their commitments at home, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported. Cuban defectors who have recently said "si" include Yasiel Puig, who signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the ... Read More

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