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Russia’s Drozd beats Janik to defend WBC cruiserweight title

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Grigory Drozd defended his WBC cruiserweight title for the first time Friday, defeating Poland’s Lukasz Janik with a ninth-round technical knockout.

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US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, Steve Pagliuca, managing director of Bain Capital, speaks during a conference at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, May 21, 2015, making Boston Celtics co-owner Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the effort to convince the IOC to send the Summer Olympics to the United States for the first time since 1996. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.

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Prince to miss beginning of WNBA season to play for Russia

New York Liberty WNBA basketball players Epiphanny Prince, right, and Tina Charles talk during practice Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Tarrytown, N.Y. Prince will miss perhaps the first month of the WNBA season to try to help Russia qualify for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Liberty guard Epiphanny Prince will miss perhaps the first month of the WNBA season to try to help Russia qualify for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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SportAccord’s Vizer issues 20-point plan for talks with IOC

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — As more sports cut ties with his umbrella association, SportAccord chief Marius Vizer issued a 20-point plan Thursday for discussions with the IOC — including prize money for Olympic athletes and a 50 percent stake for federations in the new Olympic television channel.

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KHL looks to expand into China

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League wants to expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market.

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