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Baseball, softball join forces

Updated: October 15, 2012, 9:58 AM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- The International baseball and softball federations have signed an agreement for their joint bid to get back into the Olympics, and are proposing a shortened tournament they hope will attract Major League Baseball players.

The International Baseball Federation and International Softball Federation announced a memorandum of understanding Monday to move ahead with a proposed merger overseen by an eight-person joint committee.

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