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Softball leaders back baseball merger

Updated: October 31, 2012, 12:37 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The International Softball Federation has approved a resolution to merge with baseball's governing body as part of a combined bid for the sports to return to the Olympics in 2020.

The ISF announced Tuesday that the resolution to create a confederation with the International Baseball Federation passed with 71 percent of the vote during a special congress in Houston.

Both sports were voted off the Olympic program in 2005 and made their final appearance at the 2008 Beijing ...

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