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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach gives a press conference at the end of the 133rd IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
October 12, 2018 - 5:49 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stockholm's bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates. A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm's city government, between a center-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 file photo, Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich sits in his box before the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. Roman Abramovich withdrew an application for residency in Switzerland, according to the Swiss migration office, as lawyers for the Russian oligarch lashed out at “defamatory” allegations involving money laundering and denied that he has links to organized crime. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:42 am
GENEVA (AP) — Russian oligarch and Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich has withdrawn an application for residency in Switzerland after authorities made clear that it would be rejected, officials said Wednesday. Lawyers for Abramovich lashed out at "defamatory" allegations involving money...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018 file photo, Republican Glenn Jacobs waits for early results to come in for the mayoral race in Knoxville, Tenn. The Tennessee mayor will once again don his “Kane” gear to participate in the WWE Super Show-Down pay-per-view event in Australia. Jacobs said Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Oct. 6 event is what he and WWE CEO Vince McMahon agreed to when it became likely Jacobs would be elected. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File )
September 20, 2018 - 12:47 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new Tennessee mayor who's also a semi-retired pro wrestler will once again don his "Kane" gear to participate in the WWE Super Show-Down pay-per-view event in Australia. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs said Wednesday the Oct. 6 event is...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017 file phtoo, the pinnacles of the Duomo gothic cathedral are lit by the afternoon sun and backdropped by the new Business Center, in Milan, northern Italy. Italy's three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Following Turin's exclusion, the Italian Olympic Committee is sending a delegation featuring Milan and Cortina representatives to meet with IOC leaders on Wednesday to update the situation. The move comes after government undersecretary and sports delegate Giancarlo Giorgetti told the Senate on Tuesday that the three-pronged proposal "is dead." (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
September 18, 2018 - 10:02 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Following Turin's exclusion, the Italian Olympic Committee is sending a delegation featuring Milan and Cortina representatives to meet with IOC leaders...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, people in New York walk past a Nike advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. In response to Nike's support of Kaepernick, the Rhode Island town of North Smithfield is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 17, 2018 - 10:14 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has voted to ask its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, one of a handful of local governments or agencies that have called for boycotts in recent weeks. The North Smithfield Town Council passed the resolution on a 3-2 vote...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, people in New York walk past a Nike advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. In response to Nike's support of Kaepernick, the Rhode Island town of North Smithfield is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 17, 2018 - 9:20 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a Rhode Island town considering a boycott of Nike (all times local): 9:13 p.m. A Rhode Island town voted has voted 3-2 Monday for a resolution to refrain from purchasing Nike products. The North Smithfield Town Council will ask its departments to not buy Nike...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1972, file photo, members of Japan's self-defense ground forces raise Olympic Flags in Sapporo at Makomanai speed skating stadium in a rehearsal of ceremony at the official opening of Winter Olympic. The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to withdraw from bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics. This would leave four candidates as the International Olympic Committee finds it increasingly difficult to find hosts, particularly for the Winter Olympics. The IOC will name the winning bidder a year from now. The four remaining are: Stockholm, Sweden; Calgary, Canada; Turin, Milan, and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; Erzurum, Turkey. (AP Photo, File)
September 14, 2018 - 7:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to stop pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four possible candidates as the IOC struggles to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games. A city official said Deputy Mayor Takatohsi Machida and Japanese Olympic Committee president...
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Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn rescinds his order banning the city’s recreation department from purchasing Nike products for use at city recreation facilities, during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Veteran's Park in Kenner, La. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 9:14 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) — The mayor of a New Orleans suburb said Wednesday he is rescinding his order banning his city's recreation department from purchasing Nike products for use at city recreation facilities. Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn said at a news conference that he did so on the advice of the city...
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September 01, 2018 - 6:04 pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs Jefferson beat Sioux City North 99-81 on Friday night in the highest-scoring game in the history of Iowa high school football. Council Bluffs led 57-21 at halftime. North rallied to score 60 points in the second half but still managed to lose by 18,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Columbus Crew fans show their support for the team before the start of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal soccer match against New York City FC in Columbus, Ohio. The Austin City Council is scheduled to decide Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 whether to move ahead with a stadium plan that could prompt Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew to leave its home city after 22 years. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 15, 2018 - 5:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt got a major boost to his effort to move the Major League Soccer club to Texas when the Austin City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land. Precourt has been courting Austin for a...
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