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Ohtani, Star-Studded US Eye World Baseball Classic Crown

The battle to find baseball’s global champions gets under way this week when the pandemic-delayed World Baseball Classic returns after a six-year absence with Shohei Ohtani hoping to inspire Japan to a record third title.    

Teams from 20 countries are participating in the fifth edition of the tournament, with the four first round groups hosted at venues in Taiwan, Tokyo, Arizona and Florida before the bulk of the knockout rounds get under way in the United States.    

The tournament was last staged in 2017, with the United States finally winning the title for the first time with victory over Puerto Rico at details ⇒

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