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Cuba lets athletes compete in foreign leagues

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig follows through on a solo home run off San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Friday that its athletes will be allowed to sign contracts to compete in foreign leagues, a shift from decades of policy that held professional sports to be anathema to socialist ideals.


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Twitter to broadcast NFL video clips as part of new ad program

By Gerry Shih and Jennifer Saba (Reuters) – Twitter said on Wednesday it would carry instant-replay footage from National Football League games as part of a new advertising partnership that could boost the social media company’s revenue before its high…

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Man Utd stunned by West Brom fightback (AFP)

AFP – Manchester United squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion as Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to leave Wayne Rooney on the bench backfired Saturday.

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New immigration rules announced

Details of rules controlling the number of skilled migrants from outside the European Economic Area working in the UK are due to be revealed later. Ministers say the rules would have cut skilled migrants...

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Serbs to have easier travel in EU

By Oana Lungescu BBC European affairs correspondent, Brussels Serbs are to be offered free visas by 17 European countries, days before their country’s parliamentary election. The announcement comes a week after the EU signed...