Baseball and Softball

US dominate to pull off second shutout at World Cup of Softball

By James Crook at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City

71784939July 12 - The United States asserted their dominance with a 4-0 shutout in a repeat of last year's final against Australia in scorching temperatures here to continue their 100 per cent record and keep on track for a sixth consecutive World Cup of Softball triumph.

Delegates arrive in Tokyo in preparation for baseball-softball joint campaign launch

By James Crook at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo

Hotel New Takanawa TokyoApril 13 - A sense of anticipation is building here today on the eve of a landmark announcement which will see the merging of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and the International Softball Federation (ISF), with the newly-formed World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) also set to launch its campaign to re-gain a place on the Olympic sports programme for 2020.