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With Boston out, can LA revive US Olympic bid?

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the US Olympic Committee (Usoc) who were tired of the city’s ever-changing blueprint.

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Pacman joins bid to help Philippines land Fiba Cup hosting

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao will travel to Japan next month to lend a hand as the Philippines bids against China to host the 2019 basketball World Cup. 

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Phl Little Leaguers score big in Asia-Pacific and Mideast tilt

Guilin, China—Little League Philippines Major Boys, 12 years old and younger, scored an impressive run in the recent Asia Pacific and Middle East Regional Tournament, concluding their World Little League qualifiers with an exciting second runner-up finish. 

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US ponders shocking loss; Mexico chalks up ugly win

Atlanta—After the feel-good summer of 2014, the United States was eager to pick up another Gold Cup title and lock up its spot in the next Confederations Cup. Instead, the Americans are dealing with one of their most shocking losses. Giving up two first-half goals on set plays, one delivered by goalkeeper Brad Guzan’s blunder on a routine throw, the …

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Japan starts from scratch on Olympic stadium plan

Tokyo—Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs, and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue.

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Snow not seen a problem for Beijing Winter Games

Beijing—Snow won’t be a problem for Beijing and co-bidder Zhangjiakou if they are awarded the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, according to ski industry experts.

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Djokovic, Williams bust a move with ‘Night Fever’

London—After winning titles again on Wimbledon’s grass, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed they can cut a rug, too.

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World Cup success distanced women from Fifa scandal

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada— For a few moments over the past month, the Women’s World Cup seemed to push aside the International Football Federation (Fifa) scandal that is simmering a half planet away.

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Air Force man, student top Milo run qualifier

Runners proved they can overcome challenges as they conquered the wet roads at the 39th National Milo Marathon Baguio qualifying leg last week.

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Dollars fly in NBA free agency deals

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will make Phoenix a new contender in the NBA’s tough Western Conference.

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