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July 28, 2015 - 4:39pm
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Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the 2024 Olympics finally rolls around.

That's still more than two years away, and the U.S. Olympic Committee has seven weeks to replace Boston with a more willing candidate.

On Tuesday, the next phase of the USOC's selection process began, with all eyes focused on Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already expressed a...

July 28, 2015 - 4:37pm
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TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract.

The 18-year-old Marner was selected fourth overall by the Maple Leafs in the draft.

Marner finished second in Ontario Hockey League scoring last season with 126 points (44 goals, 82 assists) in 63 regular-season games with the London Knights. He added 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in seven playoff games.

In two...

July 28, 2015 - 4:36pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown has changed his mind and is finally willing to honor some of the franchise's best players at a stadium where there is virtually no trace of the past.

Brown says he's never been nostalgic and doesn't care for paying tribute to past stars. The only nod to the Bengals' history at Paul Brown Stadium is that it's named after his father, something that left him with mixed feelings. There is no Bengals Hall of Fame.

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July 28, 2015 - 4:36pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is upholding the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

In announcing his decision today, Goodell said that Brady had told an assistant to destroy the quarterback's cell phone -- either on March sixth or shortly before that date. That was the day Brady met with the investigator looking into the episode.

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July 28, 2015 - 4:22pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's Hall of Fame is cutting the number of voters in its annual election by eliminating writers who have not been active for more than 10 years.

The change was announced Tuesday by the Hall's board of directors.

Until now, the electorate has included people who have been active members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America for 10 consecutive years at any point.

The Hall says in a statement "BBWAA...

July 28, 2015 - 4:18pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's window for another WNBA championship is still open.

That's why they worked so hard to acquire Sylvia Fowles. That's why she wanted to play for the Lynx.

The Lynx were more than willing to part with two players and a first-round draft pick for the 29-year-old Fowles, a two-time Olympian with career averages in the league of 15.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. The three-team trade was finalized Monday, seven...

July 28, 2015 - 3:53pm
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DENVER (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki's gone. Carlos Gonzalez may be up next. Possibly even just-acquired Jose Reyes, too.

The Colorado Rockies are overhauling their roster in the midst of another dismal season. This time, no one is off limits.

For years, Tulowitzki was almost considered untouchable, especially in the eyes of owner Dick Monfort. That changed late Monday, when Toronto made an offer the Rockies couldn't refuse.

The teams...

July 28, 2015 - 3:41pm
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Austin Hill and released kicker Andrew Furney, one day before the team reports for training camp.

Hill was signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Arizona by Oakland in May, but released two weeks later. He had 49 catches for 635 yards and four touchdowns last year after missing the 2013 season with a knee injury.

Furney spent last summer with the Jets...

July 28, 2015 - 3:40pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Bowles is heading into training camp with his new team — and a new knee.

The New York Jets' first-year coach had a partial right knee replacement on July 6, but doesn't expect to have any restrictions during training camp practices this summer. The Jets report for camp Wednesday at their facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.

The 51-year-old Bowles, who played safety for eight NFL seasons with Washington and San Francisco, wore a...

July 28, 2015 - 3:26pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with Muhammad Wilkerson's plans says the defensive end will report for training camp with the New York Jets despite being unhappy with his contract.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because neither Wilkerson nor the Jets announced the decision.

Wilkerson reported for mandatory minicamp last month, but was non-committal about showing for training camp. He stayed away from the...

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