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Baseball, softball weigh merger for Olympic bid

Updated: November 15, 2011, 2:59 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Baseball and softball could merge into one international governing body in hopes of returning to the Olympics.

The sports are meeting with Olympic officials this week to find out how much co-operation is required to regain their summer games status, International Softball Federation President Don Porter said Tuesday.

"There are a lot of benefits of being an Olympic sport. That is what you have to weigh against losing your identity," Porter told The Associated ...

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