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Members of Australia's softball team arrived in Japan more than a month ahead of the Tokyo Games, hoping to face their first international competition since before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
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Plus: The latest 'difficult' Tampa Bay Rays trade fits into the team's calculating pattern, and Jacob deGrom delights a low-level minor league team.
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What did we lose in a year without the minors? We may not know for years. Plus: Bunched-up MLB standings, a glut of no-hitters and Mets drama.
Plus: Byron Buxton's long-awaited breakout, Rob Manfred's misguided comments on pace of play, and the 5-foot-8 antidote to baseball's flood of strikeouts.