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July 31, 2015 - 10:01am
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July 31, 2015 - 9:54am
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MOSCOW (AP) — The man who organized last year's Winter Olympics in Sochi is pushing for the Russian city to host the 2024 Summer Games.

Dmitry Chernyshenko wants Sochi to follow the example of Beijing, which will be the first city to host a summer and winter games after it won the right to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday.

Chernyshenko, an influential figure who heads a Russian state media company, tells Russia's R-Sport agency that Sochi "has...

July 31, 2015 - 9:51am
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government's data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show water near where triathletes are preparing to compete this weekend is "unfit" for swimming.

The designation is available on the website of the Rio de Janeiro state's environmental agency.

The most recent pollution reading was taken from a sample this past Monday. The environmental agency didn't respond to requests for comment.

The area...

July 31, 2015 - 9:51am
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TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Suzann Pettersen was the only player to break par in tough conditions for the early starters at the Women's British Open on Friday, shooting a 3-under 69 to set a challenging clubhouse lead in the second round.

While her rivals floundered in the stiff breeze off the western Scottish coast, the Norwegian double major winner said she was in "100 percent control" of every shot in one of her best rounds.

The sixth-ranked...

July 31, 2015 - 9:27am
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — 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.

Luol Deng couldn't wait to talk to Pau Gasol about Gasol's trip to one of South Africa's most beautiful cities.

Gregg Popovich is planning a safari. As he said, "If you come all this way, you may as well do something."

Oh yeah, there's...

July 31, 2015 - 9:20am
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Pat Meyer as a football operations consultant, and he also has a background as an offensive line coach.

The hiring was announced on Friday, shortly before the Bills opened training camp in suburban Rochester.

Meyer spent the past two seasons as an offensive line coach with the Chicago Bears under coordinator Aaron Kromer, who was hired by the Bills in January.

Kromer's future is...

July 31, 2015 - 8:17am
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons has reported for training camp.

The team says Clemons arrived at the facility early Friday, one day after failing to report because of "personal things." Clemons had been the only player on the team's 90-man roster who didn't show.

Coach Gus Bradley said Thursday he didn't expect Clemons' absence to be lengthy.

The 33-year-old Clemons is a 12-year veteran...

July 31, 2015 - 6:45am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is taking steps to ensure the name of football coach Urban Meyer doesn't show up on knock-off apparel.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the university has secured a trademark designation for that name.

Former coaches such as Jim Tressel have had agreements and protections for the use of their name embedded in their contracts, but this is the first time Ohio State has registered a coach...

July 31, 2015 - 5:57am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics.

July 31, 2015 - 5:55am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Swiss city of Lausanne has been awarded the Winter Youth Olympics for 2020, beating Brasov, Romania, in a vote by International Olympic Committee members.

Lillehammer, Norway, will host the Winter Youth Olympics in 2016.

The Winter Youth Olympics, featuring seven sports from the Winter Games, is for athletes between the ages of 15 and 18.

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