LLWS title game pushed back due to Irene

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA. (AP) - The start time of the Little League World Series championship game Sunday between Japan and California has been pushed back to 3 p.m. EDT because of Tropical Storm Irene.

Little League officials said they wanted to ensure any remnants of the storm were clear of the area. Williamsport received some rain overnight into Sunday morning but was on the outer fringes of the storm system.

The game was initially scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday. Then, on Friday, Little League moved the start to noon based on early forecast predictions before deciding again Sunday to push it back.

Little League vice president Lance Van Auken said officials would monitor the Lamade Stadium field. A new drainage system was installed there two years ago.

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