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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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Platini to run for FIFA presidency

UEFA head Michel Platini announced on Wednesday his intention to stand for presidency of FIFA in place of Sepp Blatter.

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ANALYSIS: Women’s impact on men’s professional sports

The Arizona Cardinals say new coach Jen Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.

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U.S. dentist accused of killing beloved Cecil the Lion

Wildlife officials accused an American hunter of killing one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, July 29.

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NFL upholds Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension

The New England QB's punishment for his role in using under-inflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season was upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Arizona Cardinals hire the NFL’s first female coach

The Arizona Cardinals are being hailed as groundbreakers after hiring Dr. Jen Welter to be a coaching intern during training camp this year, working with inside linebackers.

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WATCH: Ohio State football players ‘dummy’ prank

This Nike uniform "mannequin" did a better job bringing quarterback Cardale Jones to the ground than any Oregon player.

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Spieth may be the best putter ever, says Poulter

U.S. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth could go down as the greatest putter golf has ever seen.

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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, July 28.

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Watch NFL rookies react to their ‘Madden 16′ ratings

Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Melvin Gordon and other NFL rookies react to their ratings in the upcoming installment of the storied video game franchise.

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U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

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Race to succeed Blatter is ‘poker’ game: FIFA executive member

A number of candidates are expected to vie for the chance to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

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New hopes for David Beckham’s Miami soccer dream

The retired England captain announced his plans to create a new Major League Soccer (MLS) team in the city in February, 2014 but his attempts stalled a few months later.

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Pitchers and Pedro rule at Hall of Fame induction

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz became the first trio of pitchers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in the same year as they joined Craig Biggio in Sunday's Class of 2015 at Cooperstown, New York.

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Briton Froome wins second Tour de France title

The 30-year-old Froome, a late bloomer who surged into the limelight when he took second place in the 2011 Tour of Spain, beat Colombian Nairo Quintana by one minute 12 seconds.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, July 27.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

Here is a look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

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REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ is a fun road trip for a new generation

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Miranda Lambert launches scholarship fund for women

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The country superstar is establishing a new scholarship at Nashville's Belmont University to help women pursue jobs in the entertainment industry.

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Conan O’Brien accused of stealing jokes

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The late night host is being sued for allegedly lifting gags from Twitter.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral set for Saturday

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Her body will then be flown to New Jersey so she can be buried next to her mother at Fairview Cemetery on Monday.