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USOC out to save baseball, softball, modern pentathlon

Updated: October 29, 2002, 4:12 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Olympic Committee is getting help from some of its biggest sponsors in its bid to keep baseball, softball and modern pentathlon in the Summer Games.

A handful of key sponsors have sent letters to International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, supporting the continued existence of the sports, the head of the USOC said Monday.

''I am cautiously optimistic,'' USOC president Marty Mankamyer said. ''We figured that if we were going to lose, we were going ...

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