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US qualifies for Olympics with Japan win at softball worlds

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MAKUHARI, Japan - The United States has qualified for the softball tournament at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after Japan beat Canada 3-0 at the women's world softball championship on Sunday.
By losing to Japan, Canada finishes third in the tournament that doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan plays the U.S. later Sunday in the championship game.
The winner of the tournament will be awarded an Olympic spot. If Japan wins, the second-place finisher will get the Olympic spot because Japan has an automatic berth as host.
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