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USA Softball faces precarious future

Updated: July 21, 2010, 6:11 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- With the world championships approaching, Jay Miller gathered his U.S. national softball team for two days of practice and then headed off to another continent to play.

Gone are the days of a long national tour to prepare for the competition. With the sport being dropped from the Olympics for at least the rest of the decade, there's a new, sobering reality for USA Softball.

Losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in support from the U.S. Olympic Committee means a limited ...

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