Iroquois lacrosse team stuck in NY ahead of Game 2

NEW YORK (AP) - An Iroquois lacrosse team blocked from traveling
to a tournament in England because they refuse to use U.S. or
Canadian passports are spending another day in limbo while hoping
for a diplomatic breakthrough.

The 23 members of the Iroquois Nationals team have already
missed their first scheduled game of the World Lacrosse
Championships.

The United Kingdom has refused to recognize passports issued by the Iroquois confederacy.

Team manager Ansley Jemison said Friday that negotiations were
continuing with British authorities. Jemison said squad still hoped
to be able to leave on a flight early Friday evening, in time to
play their second game, scheduled for Saturday afternoon.


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