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7 Aug 2021
Baseball fan Masamitsu Takahashi opened his "izakaya" bar-restaurant in 2013, when Tokyo was chosen to host the 2020 Olympics. Never had he imagined that, eight years later, he would be watching Japan beating the USA in the quarter-final there all alone. Other bars have decided to stay open despite the state of emergency, but Takahashi says he prefers "to avoid the situation deteriorating to the point where there isn't even baseball".
22 Jun 2020
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27 Feb 2020
Barbies rocking Tokyo 2020 Olympic uniforms took over Mattel's sneak peek preview of this year's New York Toy Fair on Friday. The dolls reflected the five new sports added to the Olympic program - baseball/softball, sport climbing, karate, skateboarding and surfing.
3 Sep 2017
Baseball returns to Houston as the Astros defeat the New York Mets and starting pitcher Matt Harvey in first game since hurricane.
1 Sep 2017
Amid rising food shortages, Venezuela's baseball talent pool is shrinking because many players from poor families are not getting the nourishment needed to propel them into U.S. professional baseball.
9 Jun 2017
It may come second to soccer or baseball, but American football is taking off in China, as parents embrace more team sports and look to immerse their kids in U.S. culture.
21 Mar 2017
Gaza coach hopes to establish baseball as a sport in the Gaza strip for both men and women, and possibly form a team to represent Palestinians in the Asian baseball championship.

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