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Bach promises help for Nepal after devastating earthquake

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, addresses journalists at a press conference in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 27, 2015. Bach has dismissed speculation that India was planning to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games but said that it was a possibility at a later point in time. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

NEW DELHI (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will do everything possible to help sports in Nepal recover from the devastating earthquake in the Himalayan kingdom.

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2-time plane crash survivor Austin Hatch now a student aide

In this Dec. 22, 2014, file photo, Michigan head coach John Beilein, left, congratulates guard Austin Hatch (30) as he comes off the court in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Coppin State at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan basketball coach John Beilein has announced that Austin Hatch will go on a medical scholarship and remain with the Wolverines as an undergraduate student assistant. Hatch survived two airplane crashes eight years apart, including a 2011 crash that severely injured him and killed his father and stepmother. Hatch's mother, brother and sister were killed in the first crash. He played in five games as a freshman last season. Beilein said the school received approval from the Big Ten on Monday, April 27, 2015, for a medical exemption waiver. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Austin Hatch, who survived two deadly airplane crashes and went on to suit up for Michigan, is giving up playing basketball.

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Bach: India not ready to bid for 2024 Olympics

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, addresses journalists at a press conference in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 27, 2015. Bach has dismissed speculation that India was planning to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games but said that it was a possibility at a later point in time. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is not ready to bid for the 2024 Olympics but could be a candidate to host the games in the future, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday.

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Commonwealth Games officials visit Durban soon after attacks

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — A Commonwealth Games evaluation team began a four-day visit of 2022 host candidate Durban on Monday, weeks after attacks on immigrants in the South African city left six people dead.

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PawSox owners to pitch stadium proposal to state commission

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox are making a pitch to the state for a ballpark in downtown Providence.

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