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FILE - This April 12, 2010, file photo shows baseball Commissioner Bud Selig during a news conference prior to the Minnesota Twins' home opener baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at their new stadium, Target Field, in Minneapolis.  Selig delivered the keynote address at the World Congress of Sports on Wednesday, telling attendees from the sports business world that he is "very hopeful" baseball's progress toward a labor agreement goes as smoothly as the last one came together in 2006. Baseball's current labor deal will expire in December. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)
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FILE - This April 12, 2010, file photo shows baseball Commissioner Bud Selig during a news conference prior to the Minnesota Twins' home opener baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at their new stadium, Target Field, in Minneapolis. Selig delivered the keynote address at the World Congress of Sports on Wednesday, telling attendees from the sports business world that he is "very hopeful" baseball's progress toward a labor agreement goes as smoothly as the last one came together in 2006. Baseball's current labor deal will expire in December. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

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