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Japan players threaten WBC boycott

Updated: July 20, 2012, 12:08 PM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Japan's players' association has threatened to boycott the 2013 World Baseball Classic because calls for a larger share of tournament revenue weren't met.

Japan is the two-time defending champion but its players' union isn't satisfied with how sponsorship and merchandising revenues are divided. The tournament is organized by Major League Baseball.

"We made our demands to the organizers a year and half ago," said Takahiro Arai, chairman of the players' union. "But we have yet ...

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