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BATA, Equatorial Guinea - African Cup of Nations organizers got through the first round of group games without any serious problems — unlike heavyweight teams Ghana and Ivory Coast. Anfernee Simons Jersey .Equatorial Guineas hurried preparations havent been world-class, but theyve held up OK so far after the small Central Africa nation had just two months to prepare for Africas biggest sports event.That doesnt mean there have been no problems at all.At least three teams have complained about the standard of their hotels, and the pitches in Ebebiyin and Mongomo, two remote venues in the countrys far east, have been bad. Players have spent plenty of time replacing ripped up chunks of turf during games there.But the issues across the four host cities have generally been met with good spirit by the players and coaches.Ahead of the tournament opener, Republic of Congos French coach Claude Le Roy complained there was no running water in his squads hotel in the city of Bata. While reporters questioned him about the issues, the lights failed in the room at Bata Stadium and it was plunged into darkness. As they flickered back on again, Le Roy broke into a wide smile and shrugged.Its OK, he said.Some players also appear to be understanding of the challenges Equatorial Guinea has had to face to rapidly put the tournament together after Morocco pulled out as host late last year.In Ebebiyin, a town in the jungle, Tunisias squad has been eating dinner by candlelight because of regular electricity cuts at their hotel. Ebebiyins training grounds are also pretty rugged and the field at the stadium — which is carved out of the dense rainforest — has been troublesome.Its the same for both teams so weve got no excuses, Congos Premier League player Youssouf Mulumbu said.After all, those tricky conditions often make the African Cup one of the sports most unpredictable and interesting tournaments.Already, four-time champion Ghana — with Asamoah Gyan sidelined by a mild bout of malaria — was beaten in its opening game by Senegal on Monday. And star-studded Ivory Coast lost forward Gervinho to a red card after a moment of madness in a 1-1 draw with a surprisingly competitive Guinea on Tuesday.The host team — with its rowdy supporters set to pack out Bata Stadium again — wants that run of upsets to continue on Wednesday in the second round of matches in Group A: Equatorial Guinea versus 2013 finalist Burkina Faso and group leader Gabon versus Republic of Congo.___Gerald Imray is on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GeraldImrayAP Cheap Portland Trail Blazers Jerseys .Mihajlovic was sent off minutes from the end of Thursdays 2-0 win over Brescia and has been punished for using a disrespectful expression toward the fourth official and throwing the contents of a bottle of water at him, thus assuming an intimidating attitude. Cheap NBA Jerseys . The thinking at the time was Clowney could have already been promised he would be selected first overall by the Houston Texans, therefore negating any need to meet with any other teams. The plot took another twist this week. http://www.cheapblazersjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-evan-turner-jersey . Got Jacks? Pulling off a comeback for the ages, feisty Stephen F. Austin became the latest No. 12 seed to pull off an upset, tying the game on Desmond Haymons did-that-just-happen four-point play with 3.NEW YORK, N.Y. - Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.Its absolutely a natural, just as the Dominican was and Venezuela. You go to where the talent is, the former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager said Wednesday. The high talent level for Cuban players is still there.That talent has faced obstacles getting to the U.S. since 1961, when the United States terminated diplomatic relations with Cuba. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the two nations were re-establishing relations.The path to the major leagues for Cuban players has often involved smugglers who bring them out of the island nation for a price. Its hard to foresee exactly how that will change in the short-term, or whether MLB teams will be allowed to invest resources in the communist country.While there are not sufficient details to make a realistic evaluation, we will continue to track this significant issue, and we will keep our clubs informed if this different direction may impact the manner in which they conduct business on issues related to Cuba, MLB said in a statement.Twenty-five Cuban-born players appeared in the major leagues this year, a group that includes outfielders Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes, and hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman. There have been 59 since 1995, according to STATS.Many have received large contracts, topped by a $72.5 million, seven-year agreement in August between outfielder Rusney Castillo and the Boston Red Sox. Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was voted AL Rookie of the Year this season after agreeing to a $68 million, six-year deal with the Chicago White Sox. Yasmany Tomas, an outfielder who may be shifted to third base, signed $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks this month.Because of the American trade embargo, a player who defects from Cuba has to obtain a license from the U.S. Treasury Departments Office of Foreign Assets Control to unblock him before he can sign with a majorr league organization. Wholesale Blazers Jerseys. It would take congressional action to lift the embargo.We remain hopeful that todays announcement will lead to further positive developments, the Major League Baseball Players Association said in a statement.The Cuban government has approved a policy allowing athletes to sign in foreign leagues and pay tax on their earnings, but the U.S. embargo prevents American teams from employing Cuban residents. Well regarded outfielder Alfredo Despaigne agreed this year to a contract with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japans Pacific League.Defecting players have established residency outside the U.S. in order to become free agents and not be subject to MLBs amateur draft. But free-agent riches could come to an end in 2017, when MLB teams hope to start an international draft.Under MLBs collective bargaining agreement with the players association that runs until December 2016, Cubans and others who reside outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico are included in each MLB teams international signing pool unless they are 23 or older and have played as a professional in a professional league for at least five seasons.Teams are penalized for exceeding their signing bonus pools. The New York Yankees, Boston and Tampa Bay have forfeited their rights to give any international player a bonus over $300,000 in the next two signing years, which start each July 2.MLB and the union instituted similar signing pools in 2012 for players covered by the amateur draft each June. But Cuban defectors remain exempt from those limits for now.Frankly, American players, many of them have a lesser

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