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Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.

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Rice discipline a big mistake by Goodell

When Roger Goodell became commissioner of the NFL in 2006, he vowed to clean up the game via the players’ personal conduct policy and in the name of on-field safety.

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Reds lose to Dbacks 2-1 in 15, fall below .500

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fifteen innings. Six hits. One run. No matter how long the game goes, Cincinnati's offense can't do much of anything.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

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Panthers' Hardy: 'I hate I've distracted my team'

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Convicted Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy said he wants to remain with the Carolina Panthers beyond this season.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014

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Hall of Fame adds businesslike Braves, Frank Thomas, managers La Russa and Torre

The Braves pitchers were almost businesslike -- something you might expect from a trio that won so consistently. Managers Joe Torre and Tony La Russa remained calm and collected throughout their addresses. Frank Thomas took care of the emotional side, his voice breaking and his eyes moist during a heartfelt speech.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014

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It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014

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