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Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell....

Rockies, Blue Jays swap star shortstops
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have swapped star shortstops....

Beijing bid faces same old questions ahead of 2022 IOC vote
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Two of China's most storied winter Olympic athletes faced tough questions about Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Games - namely about air pollution and a lack of snow....

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues....

For No Boston Olympics, time to celebrate, then 'go away'
BOSTON (AP) -- On Boston's last day as a potential Olympic host, Chris Dempsey ate lunch at an Irish pub across from City Hall and waited for the bid for the 2024 Summer Games to crumble....

IOC urges US to come up with another bid city for 2024 Games
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick "the most appropriate city" as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members....

Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for the state and city....

Seau lawyer: family won't disrupt Hall of Fame ceremonies
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction....

High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables....

AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president
GENEVA (AP) -- Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week....

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