MIAMI (AP) — Baseball. It's the national pastime of Cuba and has long united exiles and those still on the island. It also has divided them.
Over the years, dozens of top players have defected to the U.S. On Saturday, a retired group of those players will finally match up against their island counterparts in a game that would have been inconceivable a decade ago and that was nearly derailed earlier this summer.
The Fort Lauderdale game is between former members of the Industrials, Cuba's version of the Yankees.
It had been slated for last month at Florida International University in Miami. But in July, the university canceled the deal, citing "contractual issues." But a letter from the school's attorney sent to the ACLU shows officials got twitchy about the event's political nature.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
A 24-year-old man being sought after his mother and brother were found dead in their Lehigh Acres, Florida home may be heading to Buffalo.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Intense Lk Snow North early heads back to Ski Country Late; General Snow Saturday
It appears snowy weather scared off about half the crowd expected at Thursday night's Common Core forum at WNED TV studios in Buffalo.
GingerBread Lane, a 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, icing and candy, has been designated world's largest gingerbread village by Guinness World Records.