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Baseball, softball cite WBC success in Olympic bid

Updated: March 26, 2013, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Baseball and softball leaders say their joint bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics has been boosted by the success of the World Baseball Classic.

Don Porter, co-president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, says "we believe baseball and softball can become the next global game."

The Dominican Republic won the WBC by beating Puerto Rico 3-0 in the final of the 28-team tournament in San Francisco on March 19.

Organizers say the WBC, in its ...

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