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Baseball Stays Home For Opener

Because of the threat of war in Iraq, major league baseball has canceled the season-opening series in Japan between Oakland and Seattle. The clubs had planned to leave today for games March 25th and 26th at the Tokyo Dome.

Commissioner Bud Selig says “given the uncertainty that now exists throughout the world, we believe the safest course of action for the players involved and the many staff personnel who must work the games is to reschedule the opening series.”

Union head Donald Fehr says with world tensions so high, this is the prudent course of action. The games have been rescheduled for April third and June 30th in Oakland.

Earlier today the NCAA announced it would not change its schedule for the men´s and women´s basketball tournaments, which get underway this week.