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Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, file photo Ukraine's relay team Vita Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, Olena Pidhrushna and Valj Semerenko, from left, celebrate with a Ukrainian flag with writings on it after winning the gold during the women's biathlon 4x6k relay, at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of holding the Winter Olympics in the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn’t given up on its bid for the 2022 Games. Lviv remains among the five contenders in what is turning into a very unstable race, vying with Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; and Oslo. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn’t given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.

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Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

Boston Police officer John Quinn walks with, Miller, his bomb detection canine, over the finish line while sweeping the area in preparation for the Boston Marathon, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.

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Pistorius forensic expert continues testimony

Oscar Pistorius, middle, accompanied by brother Carl Pistorius, behind, and police officers leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense’s forensic experts Thursday after the judge overseeing the case warned spectators watching the televised proceedings in an adjacent room for their “unruly” behavior.

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Entertainment venue planned for old Akron stadium

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Developers who recently bought the University of Akron’s old football stadium have dropped a plan to pursue a pro football team for the facility and are pitching a multiuse entertainment venue instead.

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Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank smiles during a news conference announcing the city is getting a Major League Soccer expansion team on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Atlanta. MLS announced its newest franchise, unveiling a the team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta.

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