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Japan's baseball league places several bets on its future

Fans will be asked to watch in hotel rooms and cheer by using in-app tipping

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano throws against the Hanshin Tigers at Tokyo Dome during Japanese professional baseball season opening day action on June 19. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

TOKYO -- Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan's biggest sports league, opened its 2020 season on Friday, but without fans in the stands due to the COVID-19 situation.

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