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HAVANA michael kors jet set travel large satchel black , Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Women's volleyball in Cuba, already reeling from numerous defections, lost yet another key player when Yoana Palacios quit the national team just before it was to leave Friday to compete at a regional tournament in the United States, according to sports news portal JIT.

The site carried a statement from the Cuban Volleyball Federation that said, "Yoana Palacios will not be attending the competition, since her personal career path differs from that programmed by the national commission and the coaches of the women 's team."

Palacios' "sudden" decision has hampered Cuba, which will now have to compete with just 11 players michael kors bedford large satchel black , instead of the usual 12, in the North and Central American and Caribbean tournament, which gathers nine regional countries, the federation said.

Palacios, 21, has been considered the "spark plug" of Cuba's team since the 2011 world cup in Japan.

Winners of the NORCECA tournament, to be held Monday in Omaha michael kors miranda satchel medium blue , Nebraska, get to go to the World Grand Champions next November in Japan.

NORCECA's Group A comprises the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, while Group B includes Cuba, the United States as the defending champion, and Mexico, and Group C includes Puerto Rico michael kors jet set wallet australia , Canada and Saint Lucia.

Cuba has the most number of wins of all in NORCECA, with 13 titles, followed by the United States with six, Mexico with two, and the Dominican Republic with one.

Only four countries have ever reached the top spot on the podium since the founding of the regional tournament in 1969.

Cuba's women's volleyball team had a golden age that lasted three decades (1970-2000), garnering three Olympic titles and a similar number of world titles.

But following a bronze-medal win in Athens in 2004, the team has lost momentum michael kors wallets australia , due to frequent defections by its top players, a problem that also plagues the men's volleyball team, as well as other sports in Cuba.

Neither of the teams, for example, classified for the 2012 London Olympics, an unprecedented setback for national volleyball.

Cuba's state National Sports Institute (INDER) announced in July it was willing to negotiate the return to the national team of Cuban players currently contracted by foreign professional clubs, with the exception of those whose sudden and illegal departure affected Cuba's performance at international events.

In turn michael kors value spree australia sale , several Cuban players who left the island legally to play abroad and are doing well have indicated they are willing to play for their national team again, if allowed. Among them are Osmany Juantorena, who plays for Trentino, champion of the Italian League, and Robertlandy Simon, who plays for Piacenza, second in the Italian League.

On Tuesday michael kors value spree sale , officials from the volleyball federation held talks with three players who have gone abroad: Fernando Hernandez (Japan) , Yoandy Leal (Brazil) and Henry Bell (Turkey), but the outcome of the meetings have not been made public.

Cuba banned pro sports in 1961, following the socialist revolution, leading many players to look abroad for a chance to earn good money. But the island nation is gradually rethinking that policy, especially in boxing, baseball and volleyball.

Rice University President David Leebron (left) welcomes Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong to make the keynote address to the US-China University Presidents Roundtable at Rice University in Houston on Monday. (China DailyMay Zhou)

China's Vice-Premier Liu Yandong on Monday challenged university presidents from both China and the United States to deepen and broaden cooperation in higher education.

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