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Cuban Athletes To Be Allowed To Sign Contracts To Compete In Foreign Leagues

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.

09/27/2013

Center fielder Andres Torres #56 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 8, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 7-4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

#MetsAreBetterThan Trending Nationwide On Twitter In Light Of Amazins’ Fast Start

On Thursday afternoon, #MetsAreBetterThan was trending nationwide, and it elicited a wide range of comments. Here were some of the responses.

05/10/2012

Terry Collins (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images), Ozzie Guillen (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Dyer: Mets’ Terry Collins Is The ‘Anti-Guillen’

If Ozzie Guillen is the quick-fix it takes to win the NL East, the Mets should proudly sign up for a losing season.

04/11/2012

Protesters rally outside as Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen seen on a screen speaks during a press conference about comments made about Fidel Castro at Marlins Park on April 10, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins suspended Guillen for five games over his pro-Castro comments. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ozzie Guillen – Lost In More Than Translation

The First Amendment is our most prized and most perilous constitutional right. Just ask Ozzie Guillen, who always took his to the ledge, and now must defend his use of it to the world and to Miami’s enraged Cuban community.

04/10/2012

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Ex-Met, Fellow Venezuelan Alfonzo ‘Surprised’ By Castro Comments; Guillen Suspended

Ozzie Guillen’s remarks sparked an uproar in Miami, whose home team just opened up its brand new ballpark in a neighborhood dubbed Little Havana.

04/10/2012

Pope Benedict XVI meets with Cuban President Raul Castro - Havana, Cuba - Mar 28, 2012 (credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jerseyans React To Pope’s Visit To Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting the island nation of Cuba today and those of Cuban descent living in Hudson County have something to say about it.

03/28/2012