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Owners have grand plans for new MLS club in LA

Major League Soccer announces the details of the league's plan to launch a second team in the Los Angeles area after shutting down Chivas USA, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Flanking MLS commissioner Don Garber, second from right, are members of the ownership group Tom Penn, Peter Guber and Henry Nguyen, right. The new team, the Los Angeles Football Club, will begin play in 2017 with strong owners and plans for a soccer-specific stadium. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Nguyen and Peter Guber envision their new Major League Soccer team taking the field somewhere in the Los Angeles area in early 2017 in a sparkling new stadium filled with roaring fans.

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Astros, Rockets games to have wider TV audience

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston judge has approved a bankruptcy reorganization plan allowing AT&T and DirecTV to buy Comcast SportsNet Houston and convert it to Root Sports Houston, allowing Houston Astros and Rockets games to be seen by a much wider television audience.

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Warriors exercise options on Barnes, Ezeli

Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli, right, of Nigeria, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday Oct. 29 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have picked up the fourth-year options on the contracts of forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli for next season.

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Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, left, and State of Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox turn on the "Lighting Ceremony" celebrating the solar array project of panels built on top of the parking cover outside of the Utah Olympic Oval with creates enough power to take over 500 homes off the power grid Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Kearns.  (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart, Deseret News)

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake City officials don’t know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance.

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Vols have undergone major makeover since Sweet 16

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just seven months after playing in the NCAA regional semifinals, Tennessee is being picked to finish near the bottom of the Southeastern Conference.

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