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Yankees, China Agree on Exchange Program to Promote Baseball

The New York Yankees baseball team and China's government-backed Chinese Baseball Association have agreed to an exchange program to help promote the game in China.

The C.B.A. will receive the Yankees' help in training baseball players in an arrangement that will allow the two organizations to exchange coaches, scouts and trainers.

Baseball is not as popular in China as soccer and basketball. The Yankees and the C.B.A. hope their cooperation will spark more interest in the game among Chinese sports fans.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.