Baseball: Japan to play Dominican Republic in Tokyo Olympics opener

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Japan will face the Dominican Republic in the opening game at the Tokyo Olympics, the World Baseball Softball Confederation said Monday as it announced the schedule for the six-team games competition. Samurai Japan, ranked first in the world ranking, will face the seventh-ranked Dominican Republic at Fukushima Azuma stadium on July 28 before taking on fifth-ranked Mexico three days later at Yokohama baseball stadium in Group A. Group B features third-ranked South Korea as well as the United States, ranked fourth, and Israel, 24th. The knockout stage follows between Aug. 1 and 4 in a double-eli...

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