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Cities to meet with U.S. Olympic Committee about 2024

Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested parties.

Clippers CEO: Sterling staying would be 'disaster'

Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.

COMMENTARY: Maty Mauk's confidence rubs off on teammates

Maty Mauk inspires belief in his teammates. Even in a pickup basketball gym.

Michael Sam excited about next phase of career

As the preseason fast approaches, Michael Sam and other St. Louis Rams draft picks are back on the practice field.

Single-game Missouri football tickets on sale this week

Tickets for Missouri football nonconference home games, along with options that include select SEC home games, will go on sale Thursday for season ticket holders and Tiger Scholarship Fund members and Friday for the public.

UPDATE: Royals break out for 7-1 win over White Sox

Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Rams, Chiefs in middle of AP Pro32 NFL power rankings

In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days.

Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

Riding in his 10th Tour, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia won his first Tour stage behind savvy racing, well-paced riding and the absence of his Tinkoff-Saxo Bank leader Alberto Contador. The Spaniard crashed out in Stage 10, inadvertently freeing up Rogers to go after the stage win.

James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped Colombia reach the quarterfinals in Brazil, passed a medical examination at the Sanitas Clinic in the northern suburb of La Moraleja.

Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

Former assistant coach Jay Paterno and another former assistant, Bill Kenney, filed a federal lawsuit in Philadelphia on Monday, seeking more than $1 million and a statement from the university saying they did nothing wrong related to Sandusky, who was convicted of abusing several boys, some on campus.

Texas' Strong prefers not talking national title

The new coach toned down his honest assessment in future stops, then said Tuesday in his first appearance at Big 12 media days that he prefers not even talking about championships.

CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at the trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Second Missouri diver qualifies for USA Diving National Championships

Missouri diver Clark Thomas' win in last weekend's 3-meter competition at USA Diving Zone C National Preliminaries in Dallas earned him a spot in this year's National Championships.

Tryouts for Missouri Stealth fast-pitch softball teams set for Sunday

Tryouts for all Missouri Stealth Fastpitch softball teams will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the softball complex at Scott Boulevard and Chapel Hill Road. The tryouts will be on fields 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Sale pitches White Sox past Royals 3-1

Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

Diminutive Austin ready to give Rams more

After a rookie season that featured a handful of brilliant highs mixed with stretches of low productivity and three weeks of downtime at the end with a high ankle sprain, the St. Louis Rams wide receiver came clean. Especially early on, the playbook had him bamboozled.

Chiefs' expectations change after last season

General manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid are firmly entrenched, and there has been less personnel turnover. That means most players will have had a year in Reid's system, and that could help build on an 11-5 season that ended with a playoff loss to Indianapolis.

McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

Through it all, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland never doubted he could return. He won the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship by eight shots. That wasn't an accident. He won the money title on both sides of the Atlantic. There was never a question of his skill.

Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the "strange environment" that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools.

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