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Rochester team made baseball history in Cuba

In this April 20, 1960, file photo, Cuban leader Fidel Castro tosses the traditional first ball at ceremonies opening the International League baseball season, in Havana, Cuba. At right is Rochester Red Wings manager Clyde King, whose Redwings met the 1959 Little World Series champion Havana Sugar Kings, in the season opener. In June, 1960 the Red Wings were the last American ball club to play a regulation game in Cuba until the Baltimore Orioles played an exhibition game in Havana in 1999. It's too soon to tell what impact the normalizing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba might have on the game. (AP Photo/File)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — News that President Barack Obama is moving to normalize relations with Cuba has some baseball fans remembering a time when Cuban baseball was big, and the night in 1960 when the Rochester Red Wings fled Havana while explosions rocked the city. They were the last American team to play a regular game in Cuba before the U.S. embargo went into effect.

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Rangers’ Nash awarded hat trick day after game

The New York Rangers celebrate a goal by Rick Nash, left, as Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, right, looks away during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — It took 141 regular-season games and one extra day for Rick Nash to get his first hat trick with the New York Rangers.

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