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Japan agrees to play in 2013 WBC

Updated: September 4, 2012, 3:33 PM ET
Associated Press

OSAKA, Japan -- Japanese players have agreed to take part in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, backing off a threat to boycott the event because of a dispute over the way tournament money is shared.

The players' union had demanded that two-time defending champion Japan control all the sponsorship and licensing revenue generated by its participation in the tournament. Currently, all such revenues are pooled and distributed by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, ...

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