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Manfred downplays possibility of big leaguers in Olympics

In this April 15, 2015, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during a news conference prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners on Jackie Robinson Day in Los Angeles. Manfred said Thursday, April 23, 2015, that Pete Rose will play some role during this summer's All-Star Game in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t expect to see big league baseball players at the 2020 Olympics, even if the IOC reinstates the sport for the Tokyo Games. And new Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the sport’s international governing body should demand a long-term pledge from the International Olympic Committee before agreeing to return.

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Ioka takes WBA flyweight title from Reveco

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Japanese boxer Kazuto Ioka beat Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina for the WBA flyweight title Wednesday by a majority decision.

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