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Tokyo 2020 organizers mull IOC’s reform agenda

International Olympic Committee, IOC, president German Thomas Bach speaks to journalists after a round table with various athletes from around the world to present the new Olympic agenda 2020 discussions at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Olympic Agenda 2020 discussions with a set of 40 recommendations that will shape the future of the Olympic Movement, will be presented, discussed and voted upon by the full IOC Membership at the 127th IOC session in Monaco on Dec. 8 and 9. (AP Photo/Jean-Christophe Bott, Pool)

TOKYO (AP) — Baseball and softball’s bid to return to the Olympic program got a boost Wednesday as organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Games considered ways the International Olympic Committee’s reform agenda could impact planning for the event.

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Dodgers add 4 more to front office staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have added four front-office hires as new president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman continues to make over the staff.

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Stanton can opt out of deal after $107 million

In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton follows through on a solo home run of off Milwaukee Brewers' Yovani Gallardo during the third inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee. A person familiar with the negotiations says Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn't confirmed the agreement Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton will make just $6.5 million in the first year of his record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins.

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2 minor league free agents suspended for drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — Two minor league free agents who played in the Oakland Athletics’ organization last season have been suspended after positive drug tests.

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Mets move in fences at Citi Field for 2nd time

A white chalk line marks the location of the prior season's outfield wall at Citi Field in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Mets are moving their fences in at Citi Field for the second time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time.

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