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  • PRESS BOX: Judge rules in favor of Clippers sale

    A California judge ruled on Monday that the record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can move forward, siding in favor of Shelly Sterling on all three counts in a probate court trial against Donald Sterling. Donald Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly,…

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  • Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

    Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. This is the image Rio organizers want the world to see. I guess you can get seriously ill.'' But sail they will, starting Sunday with the first…

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  • Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

    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. It's one of those costly facts of life in the Olympics thanks to the Joint Marketing Program Agreement that a country's Olympic federation must sign…

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  • Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games

    The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games. Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group, said in a statement released by the company that he has accepted the…

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  • US LPGA stars hope Phelps' golden touch rubs off

    For America's team of LPGA stars at the International Crown, winning twice Friday after a humbling start was nice, but handshakes with US Olympic swim star Michael Phelps were priceless. Phelps, whose record haul of 22 Olympic medals includes 18 golds, greeted Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis at the…

  • USOC meets with four potential 2024 bid cities

    US Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst said Friday after meeting with officials from four American cities that he was "more optimistic than ever" that a US bid for the 2024 Olympics could succeed. Representatives from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met with this week with…

  • City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met Friday with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

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  • Ahki predicts big rugby stars coming on board for Olympics

    New Zealand playmaker Pita Ahki said Friday he envisaged "bigger" rugby union names coming on board after sevens was included in the Rio Olympics in 2016. A surge in 15s stars to the abbreviated game has long been predicted ahead of Rio, albeit alongside warnings from sevens coaches that a certain…

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  • Wiggins bids farewell to road, targets Rio Olympics

    Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final of the men's team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games. The Australian quartet of Jack Bobridge, Luke Davison, Alex Edmondson and Glenn O'Shea set a new Commonwealth record on…

  • Crown will give clues on 2016 Olympic gold fight

    Rivals at the LPGA International Crown see this week's global team matches as a sneak peek at the fight for gold in golf's 2016 Olympic return in Rio de Janeiro. "This is definitely the best preview we have ever had of the Olympics," world number one Stacy Lewis said. After years of watching the…

  • Pettit Center, USOC renew training site agreement

    WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- The Pettit National Ice Center will continue to be an official U.S. Olympic training site.

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  • IOC: no final decision on meeting in Sochi

    The IOC says no final decision has been made on holding an executive board meeting next year in Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee said earlier Wednesday that the board would meet in Sochi from April 22-24 in conjunction with the…

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  • Brazil looking for medal 'bounce' in Rio Olympics

    Brazil hopes to nearly double its medal total for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, using increased funding to follow the pattern of recent Olympic host nations Britain and China. Marcus Vinicius, executive director of sport for the Brazilian Olympic Committee, said Wednesday that Brazil was…

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  • AP NewsBreak: Cities to meet with USOC about 2024

    The USOC has asked teams from Los Angeles, Boston, Washington and San Francisco to send up to four people each for what it is billing as a low-key informative session about the finances and other details about bidding for the Olympics. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun told The Associated Press the list of…

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  • Wiggins, Aussies target cycling gold at Commonwealth Games

    Cycling gets under way at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday with a large number of world class riders spread across track, road, mountain bike and the new games discipline of para-cycling. Track cycling will be one of the highest standard competitions held at Glasgow with world championship level…

  • PyeongChang organizers appoint interim head

    (Reuters) - The head of the South Korea Olympic Committee will step in to take over interim leadership of the 2018 PyeongChang Games following the surprise resignation of two senior officials. Kim Jung-haeng will take charge until a full-time replacement is found for Kim Jin-sun, who abruptly…

  • Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

    The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said. South Korean media reported he was fired by the government over poor preparations for the games, citing delays in construction of the…

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  • Russia turns Sochi Olympic site, Crimea into casino zones

    Russia has designated Sochi's Olympic site and the annexed Crimean peninsula as gambling areas on Wednesday, in a bid to boost investment and tourism. Under the law signed by President Vladimir Putin casinos will be legal in some areas of the former Olympic park in Sochi, where Russia hosted the…

  • Sochi chosen to host 2015 global sports convention

    The sports world will return to Sochi next year - despite the global criticism of Russia following the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, announced Tuesday that it will hold its annual sports industry…

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  • Malaysian athletes to wear black armbands

    Malaysian athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games held a minute's silence at their flag-raising on Tuesday and plan to wear black armbands at the opening ceremony in memory of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash. The crash over Ukraine killed 298 people, including 44 Malaysians. …

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