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Softball Seeks Distance From Baseball

From the Associated Press: Softball's world governing body told its members they must break their ties with baseball to help the sport get back into the Olympics. The International Softball Federation has asked 35 of its 131 national bodies that...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 31, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Softball Working on Europe

The Amateur Softball Association is continuing its efforts to get the sport reinstated for the 2016 Olympics. The organization is sending two-time Olympian Jessica Mendoza and two-time Olympic head coach Mike Candrea will lead softball clinics in London -- site...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 12, 2008; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Softball: Gold for Japan, Silver for U.S.

Note: Dave Sheinin's full game report is now available. A stunner in softball: The U.S. team, which has dominated the sport since its introduction to the Olympic in 1996, has lost the gold medal game to Japan, 3-1. With the...

By Dave Sheinin  |  August 21, 2008; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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Seventh-Inning Wretch

We're one inning away from what could be -- dare we say? -- the biggest upset of the Olympics. After six innings of play, Japan maintains a 2-1 lead over the Americans in the gold medal softball game, after the...

By Dave Sheinin  |  August 21, 2008; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bustos Gets U.S. Softball on Board

Designated player Crystl Bustos, considered the Babe Ruth of women's fast-pitch, homered to lead off the bottom of the fourth for the U.S. team's first run. They still trail Japan, 2-1, in the gold medal game -- the first time...

By Dave Sheinin  |  August 21, 2008; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Rain Delay at Softball Over

It turns out there was a tarp. But now it's off again, and we're back underway. U.S. still trailing, 2-0, to Japan. Gold medal game. More later....

By Dave Sheinin  |  August 21, 2008; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Underway In Softball, But For How Long?, Dave Sheinin , August 21, 2008
Softball: U.S. Beats Japan, Tracee Hamilton , August 20, 2008
(Update) Softball: U.S. Beats Japan, Tracee Hamilton , August 19, 2008
Softball: U.S. Keeps Rolling, Tracee Hamilton , August 18, 2008
Softball: Abbott Perfect, U.S. Unbeaten, Tracee Hamilton , August 17, 2008
Softball: Another U.S. Shutout, Tracee Hamilton , August 16, 2008
Softball: U.S. Smacks Canada, Tracee Hamilton , August 15, 2008
Softball: Shutout for U.S. Team, Tracee Hamilton , August 15, 2008
Softball: Osterman Throws No-Hitter, Tracee Hamilton , August 13, 2008
The Ichiro of Women's Softball, Dave Sheinin , August 12, 2008
Softball Opens With Win, Tracee Hamilton , August 12, 2008
 
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