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Rawlings Costa Rica, maker of Major League baseballs, lays off 190 workers

The absence of Major League Baseball in the United States has had ramifications in Costa Rica.

Baseball legend, all-star fisherman: Wade Boggs in Costa Rica

I have never been inside a NFL locker room, but I can image what it sounds like. I sat in the restaurant area of...

With Obama visit, Cubans hope for home run in baseball diplomacy

Cuba's communist government is trying an unusual diplomatic tool to crack the economic trade barrier with the United States: baseball.

Football makes strides in baseball-mad Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Despite having no famous players, no high-profile league and inadequate stadiums, football in Nicaragua is starting to awaken, grabbing more and more attention in a nation traditionally crazy about baseball.

Major League Baseball gets in on US-Cuba thaw

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban baseball stars José Abreu and Yasiel Puig returned home Tuesday for the first time since defecting to join the American big leagues, part of an unprecedented Major League Baseball tour made possible by the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations.

Quick Venezuela facts on Election Day

Here are some facts about Venezuela, which votes on Sunday in elections that could see the opposition win control of the legislature.

Rawlings lays off 200 employees at its Costa Rica apparel operation

The jobs will be moved to El Salvador, a company manager said. Baseball manufacturing, however, will remain unchanged here.

An MLB first? Fans locked out as riots rock Baltimore

BALTIMORE, Maryland – The Baltimore Orioles will face the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium on Wednesday after riots prompted officials to take what is believed to be the unprecedented step of ordering the game played behind closed doors.

A big injury to Cuba’s new baseball experiment

Yulieski Gourriel plays in the Cuban league for about $50 a month, even though he's a speedboat ride away from a $10 million-a-year Big League contract.

Normalized relations between Cuba and US could have ‘drastic’ impact on MLB

The political thaw would eliminate the dangerous back channels of defection. The impact on the sport could be immense and, in the words of one team official, "drastic."

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