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Softball makes own pitch for inclusion

Updated: February 27, 2009, 1:06 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Softball chose to go its own way for the Olympics, rejecting a proposal from baseball for a joint bid to get reinstated for the 2016 Summer Games.

The president of the International Softball Federation, Don Porter, made the announcement Friday.

"We have offered the IOC a doping-free, universal team sport that reflects the values of Olympism all over the world," Porter said in a statement.

Porter met Thursday with Harvey Schiller, president of the International Baseball ...

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