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IOC shakes up bid process for 2024 Summer Olympics

The IOC shook up the bidding process for the 2024 Olympics on Sunday, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote. Read more »

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AP Source: Seahawks nearing extension with former USU linebacker Bobby Wagner worth a reported $43 million

A person familiar with the deal says the Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Bobby Wagner are close to finalizing a contract extension that would keep the All-Pro middle linebacker with the club after... Read more »

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From Russia with love: Italian swimmer proposes marriage after gold-medal win

It started with nausea and vomiting. It ended with a winning strategy. And it was punctuated with a marriage proposal. Read more »

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Phinney to make comeback to cycling at Tour of Utah

Cyclist Taylor Phinney will return to racing next week in the Tour of Utah, more than a year after a devastating crash that could have ended his career. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Column: Harbaugh is ... 'The Most Interesting Man in Big Ten'

Compared to the rest of Jim Harbaugh's year, this was tame stuff. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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BYU opponent preview: Mixing Riley's system with QB's skills challenges Nebraska

Nebraska's offense will look different under new coach Mike Riley. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Big Ten touts plan for tougher schedules as playoff push

The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is most daunting. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Pay day: Wilson signs 4-year extension with Seahawks

Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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NBA in Africa: Visiting Mandela's house and planning safaris

Chris Paul keeps waking up in his hotel at 3 a.m. because of jet-lag and is wiped, though it hasn't stopped him getting out and visiting the house where Nelson Mandela lived. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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No move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination

Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a... Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national team have done their part, too. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Kaka helps MLS All Stars to 2-1 win over Tottenham

Kaka scored on a penalty kick and set up David Villa's goal minutes later in the first half to help the best players in Major League Soccer beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on a blustery Wednesday night. Read more »

Published July 29, 2015

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Agent: Timberwolves agree to terms with Andre Miller

Andre Miller's agent tells The Associated Press his client has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read more »

Published July 29, 2015

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California independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes

No blaming or booing the umpire for a questionable called third strike this week in a Northern California independent league. Read more »

Published July 29, 2015

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Bill Belichick says Brady suspension won't alter camp; Kraft slams the NFL

Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using deflated footballs (all times local): Read more »

Published July 29, 2015

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Tom Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Read more »

Published July 28, 2015

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Rockies trade shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays

After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Colorado Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki. Read more »

Published July 28, 2015

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Boston out and USOC to look elsewhere

Only seven weeks remain before cities have to be officially nominated. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation wants to stay in the race. If so, Los Angeles would be the likely choice. Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title with 3-1 victory over Jamaica

Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title Sunday with a 3-1 victory over upstart Jamaica. Read more »

Published July 26, 2015

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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Baseball Hall of Fame

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Read more »

Published July 26, 2015

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Paris police open fire on car at Tour de France barricades

Paris police were searching for four occupants of a car that struck a taxi and tried to crash barricades set up near the Tour de France finish line on Sunday morning, drawing police fire hours... Read more »

Published July 26, 2015

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Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

Michelle Obama has welcomed thousands of athletes to the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles. Read more »

Published July 25, 2015

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Beckerman, Rimando on the bench as Panama beats US 3-2 on penalty kicks for Gold Cup 3rd place

Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place... Read more »

Published July 25, 2015

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