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Nine years after disaster, Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic baseball games
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Nine years after disaster, Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic baseball games

Yahoo News Fukushima, the prefecture that was hit by a tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster in March 2011, has been approved to host baseball and softball matches in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Faster play: how pro baseball commissioner hopes to speed up America's pastime
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Faster play: how pro baseball commissioner hopes to speed up America's pastime

Yahoo News Many of the rule changes the MLB is interested in – including implementing a 20-second pitch clock, and forcing the ball into play more rapidly while also limiting visits to the pitcher's

Japan's Otani says he won't pitch in World Baseball Classic
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Japan's Otani says he won't pitch in World Baseball Classic

Yahoo News TOKYO (AP) — Shohei Otani says he will not pitch for Japan in next month's World Baseball Classic due to injury, although he may still hit.

Some notable deaths of active pro baseball players
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Some notable deaths of active pro baseball players

Yahoo News A look at some of the notable deaths of active pro baseball players in recent years:

Jewish-American pros look to boost baseball in Israel
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Jewish-American pros look to boost baseball in Israel

Yahoo News PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — Israel has just one baseball-specific field, and most Israelis know little about the game. Yet the country has emerged as a potential spoiler in the upcoming

For Congress, defense contracts are like baseball, apple pie
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For Congress, defense contracts are like baseball, apple pie

WASHINGTON (AP) — For members of Congress, there's nothing more American than baseball, apple pie and big defense contracts.

Boras says labor deal will turn Latin players from baseball
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Boras says labor deal will turn Latin players from baseball

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Agent Scott Boras says baseball's new labor contract will cause Latin American players to turn away from the sport and play soccer.

Baseball-Tentative contract agreed by MLB players, owners
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Baseball-Tentative contract agreed by MLB players, owners

* New agreement to run through 2021 * Averts first labor action since 1994 players' strike * Details to be confirmed after draft of agreement (MLB confirms tentative agreement, adds background) Nov

Baseball-MLB, players' union optimistic about new CBA
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Baseball-MLB, players' union optimistic about new CBA

Nov 24 (The Sports Xchange) - With one week remaining before MLB's current collective bargaining agreement expires on Dec. 1, the league and players' union are optimistic about reaching a deal to

Olympics - Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020, says baseball boss
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Olympics - Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020, says baseball boss

- Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the sport's top official said. Tokyo

World baseball head not worried about Fukushima health risks
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World baseball head not worried about Fukushima health risks

TOKYO (AP) — Staging games in Fukushima for the 2020 Olympics will not present any health risk to players, the president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation said Friday.

BASEBALL-Mix of savvy, cash, luck, fans helps Ricketts lift Chicago Cubs
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BASEBALL-Mix of savvy, cash, luck, fans helps Ricketts lift Chicago Cubs

By Nick Carey CHICAGO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Ever since they bid to buy the Chicago Cubs in 2009, the Ricketts family has been credited with making sound business decisions that have brought the team to