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Next Women’s World Cup a big chance for US soccer

IFLE - In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach celebrates her goal against Trinidad and Tobago during the second half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Kansas City, Kan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada in June 2015 _ and if the favored U.S. squad advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences.  (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

The chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” can rev up again next summer.

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Ban to remain on IOC member visits to bid cities

In this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC pushed forward Thursday with plans to revamp the troubled Olympic bidding process by making it more of an “invitation” rather than an “application” — but upheld the ban on member visits to candidate cities.

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Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3

At left in an Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. At right, in a Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Guthrie and Hudson will be the starters for Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Don Boomer, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

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Wozniacki beats Radwanska at WTA Finals

Serena Williams of the US makes a backhand return to Canada's Eugenie Bouchard during their singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore,Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defense remain in the balance.

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New LeBron banner to be unveiled before opener

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls' Tony Snell during the fourth quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The Cavaliers beat the Bulls 107-98. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The new gigantic banner celebrating LeBron James’ return to Cleveland will be unveiled Oct. 30 before the Cavaliers open the NBA season.

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