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Larkin, Watley head to India on State Dept program

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm •  Published: February 13, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympians Barry Larkin and Natasha Watley will be in India this week as envoys for a program run by the U.S. Department of State.

Larkin and Watley are taking part in the State Department's first joint baseball and softball venture to encourage youth participation in sports.

Major League Baseball and USA Softball are working with the State Department.

Larkin and Watley will be in India through Monday, leading clinics and talking about sports and diversity.

Larkin was a Hall of Fame shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds and played in the 1984 Olympics. Watley was a softball star at UCLA and played in the Olympics in 2004 and 2008.