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Japan commissioner apologizes

Updated: April 11, 2014, 6:43 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- The commissioner of Japanese baseball has apologized after random tests showed the official ball is livelier than it should be.

The tests revealed that balls used at six stadiums on March 29 were livelier than they should have been.

Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki says, "I want to apologize for causing a commotion."

Japanese baseball plans to re-test the ball and has asked ball manufacturer Mizuno to explain why the balls are livelier ...

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