• IOC suggests more changes needed in Olympic host bidding

    The International Olympic Committee wants to keep considering changes that could result in both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games awarded in September.

  • Budapest assembly to vote Wednesday on revoking Olympic bid

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Budapest city assembly will vote Wednesday on a motion to withdraw the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

  • Russia says no more athletes approved for European indoors

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian track and field officials say they don’t expect any more of their athletes to be allowed to compete at the European indoor championships next week.

  • Manchester United to face Rostov in last 16 of Europa League

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The risk of fan violence looked high in the last 16 of the Europa League after Friday’s draw produced a volatile matchup between Manchester United and Rostov.

  • French soccer on a high as Lyon advances in Europa League

    In the latest show of strength in French soccer, Lyon powered into the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday by handing AZ Alkmaar a second heavy beating in a week.

  • Novak Djokovic will return in Acapulco

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nursing an aching right shoulder injury, Novak Djokovic planned to return to tennis at Indian Wells in the California desert. But the Serbian star changed his mind and accepted a wild card to play in the Acapulco tournament that starts Monday.

  • Top seed Monfils and No. 2 Tsonga into Open 13 quarterfinals

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Top-seeded Gael Monfils and No. 2 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals of the Open 13 on Thursday.

  • Pellegrino makes history in world cross-country ski sprint

    LAHTI, Finland (AP) — Italian skier Federico Pellegrino became the first man from outside Scandinavia to win a Nordic championship in freestyle cross-country sprint on Thursday.

  • Olympic bid withdrawal new setback for Hungarian leader

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The decision to withdraw Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is the third political defeat for Hungary’s populist prime minister in less than a year.

  • US musician makes mics in Russia using Kalashnikov machinery

    TULA, Russia (AP) — Claims of hacking by the Russian state may be feeding international tensions, but they’ve given Californian musician David Brown a great icebreaker when selling his line of Russian-made microphones.