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Bolt leaves 'em laughing and a new star comes out in 400

...Kenyans coming up in the field events and the sprints," Yego said. "We have talent there."Other gold medalists included Cuba's Yarisley Silva in the pole vault and Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic in the 400 hurdles. Meanwhile, a few more U...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-27/bolt-leaves-em-laughing-and-new-star-c
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Cuba, US improve relations, but sports defections continue

TORONTO - The manager of Cuba's baseball team at the Pan Am Games...about defections to the United States.Cuba has acknowledged that two players defected...changed even as the United States and Cuba open embassies today in the other's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-20/cuba-us-improve-relations-sports-defec
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Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties

...Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century...that he would make a reciprocal visit to Cuba to dedicate the U.S. Embassy in Havana...Bay, stop efforts to change or reform Cuba's communist government and pay compensation...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-21/grievances-persist-despite-start-new-
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Dempsey's 3 goals lift US over Cuba 6-0, into Gold Cup semis

...hat trick, and the United States routed Cuba 6-0 on Saturday to reach its eighth straight...for a water break after the third goal.Cuba, which has a history of defections at...for the first time since a 6-1 win over Cuba in 2008.Chandler, who has a sore knee...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-19/dempseys-3-goals-lift-us-over-cuba-6-0
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Today In Sports History for August 21-22

...S. men's basketball team with a 120-115 victory in the Pan Am Games. Oscar Schmidt scores 46 points to lead Brazil. Cuba wins a record 10 of 12 gold medals in boxing and beats the U.S. 13-9 in the baseball final.1989 - Nolan Ryan of the Texas...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-21/today-sports-history-august-21-22
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Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

...largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba.Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans...first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips...volunteer there.CEO Arnold Donald called the Cuba plans "an important first step" for his...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-08/carnival-aims-launch-miami-cuba-cruis
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Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

...half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies...Despite the historic step, the U.S. and Cuba are still grappling with deep divisions...U.S. is particularly concerned about Cuba's reputed human rights violations. Cuba...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/overcoming-hostilities-us-and-cuba-op
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Weldon wins judo medals

...90-kg Juvenile Division competitor.Weldon then went to a camp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from July 14-16, taught by Cuba Olympic Judo members Israel Hernandez and Amarilis Savon.After that camp, Weldon participated in the 2015 U.S. Junior Opens...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-04/weldon-wins-judo-medals
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Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...from the pope over his role in the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations and his insistence that unfettered capitalism has hurt...largely ignored his climate change encyclical. Francis added a Cuba leg onto the beginning of the trip, from Sept. 19-22.Christopher...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/poll-us-views-francis-dim-plunge-appr
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Today In Sports History for July 29

...The jury finds that the NFL violated antitrust laws, as the USFL claimed, but awards the USFL only $1 in damages.1989 - Cuba's Javier Sotomayor becomes first person to high jump 8 feet, sets world record at the Caribbean Championship in San Juan...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-29/today-sports-history-july-29
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