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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

Darren Schield, who oversees the finances of The Sterling Family Trust, testified Monday that three banks are ready to recall their loans to Sterling because of his decision to dissolve the trust. His move was designed to rescind his signed agreement for the sale of the Clippers, a team he bought for $12 million.

49ers start fresh after forgettable offseason

Two key faces have been absent as they seek new contracts, right guard Alex Boone and tight end Vernon Davis. On the defensive side, linebacker Aldon Smith and cornerback Chris Culliver each dealt with offseason arrests and court appearances.

Bills' Dareus to enter substance abuse program

Rod Giddens wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Dareus was allowed to enter the program during a hearing at Calhoun County Court in Alabama earlier in the day. Dareus attended the hearing while being excused from training camp in suburban Rochester, New York.

Tour leader Nibali: A 'flag-bearer' against doping

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali knows that more than many. Both of cycling's other "Grand Tours" that he has already won were marred by doping cases. Last year's Giro d'Italia was tarnished by three positive tests while in the 2010 Vuelta Nibali's runner-up, Ezequiel Mosquera, later tested positive for a masking agent that can hide blood-booster EPO — long cycling's designer drug.

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the NASCAR season with the injury.

Gonzalez gets key hit, Dodgers beat Cardinals 4-3

Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night.

Royals shut down by Lester, Red Sox in 6-0 loss

The Royals have scored one run or none in four of their past six games.

 

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