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With Boston out, can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint....

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....

AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules
The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs....

Warriors trade David Lee to Boston for Wallace, Babb
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday....

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox for stretch run
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge....

Mets acquire closer Tyler Clippard from Athletics
NEW YORK (AP) -- In their second trade in four days, the Mets acquired closer Tyler Clippard from Oakland on Monday for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner in a swap of right-handers that increases New York's payroll by a little more than $2 million....

A-Rod takes pride in being 40 and still playing in majors
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez doesn't remember any clubhouse conversations as a young player about still being in the game at 40 years old....

Column: NASCAR blew it on Indy rules package
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Run, NASCAR, don't walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected....

Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason....

Marlins Park proves a challenge for home run hitters
MIAMI (AP) -- The weekend before the Reds' Todd Frazier won the All-Star Home Run Derby, he couldn't slug his way out of Marlins Park....

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