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POSTED September 28, 2013 12:31 a.m.

• TIGER PGA TOUR’S TOP PLAYER: Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world. It was the third time Woods won the Jack Nicklaus Award despite not winning a major. He made up for that with two World Golf Championships and The Players Championship among his five wins.

• CUBA WILL LET PLAYERS LEAVE: Cuba announced Friday that athletes from all sports will soon be able to sign contracts with foreign leagues, a break with a decades-old policy that held pro sports to be anathema to socialist ideals. But American baseball fans shouldn’t throw their Dodgers or Rockies caps in the air in celebration just yet. The Cold War-era embargo against Cuba means it may not happen anytime soon. If it does come to pass, it could increase — astronomically, in some cases — the amount of money Cuban baseball players can earn.

• KANAAN JOINING GANASSI: Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will not return to KV Racing next season and is finalizing a deal to join Chip Ganassi Racing, The Associated Press has learned.

• NFL NOTES: Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at San Diego because of a hamstring injury. … Matt Cassel will replace injured starter Christian Ponder at quarterback against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

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