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Italy’s anti-corruption czar to join Rome bid team

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi delivers his speech at Italian Olympic Committee headquarters in Rome, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Renzi says Rome will bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. He says "the Italian government, together with CONI, is ready for this project." The move comes with Italy's economy still stagnant and amid a widening corruption and mafia scandal in the capital. Italy planned to bid for the 2020 Olympics but the project was scrapped after then-premier Mario Monti refused to provide financial backing. The 2024 host will be chosen in 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

ROME (AP) — Italy’s anti-corruption czar will join Rome’s bid team for the 2024 Olympics, a response to the widening mafia scandal in the capital.

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AP Source: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.

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US women rout Argentina 7-0 in Brasilia Tournament

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Christen Press scored four goals and Carli Lloyd had a hat trick as the United States women’s soccer team routed Argentina 7-0 in the Brasilia Tournament on Thursday, securing its place in the final of the four-team competition.

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‘Hands Up’ players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jared Cook wants to be more than hands up, he wants to be hands on this holiday season.

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FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia’s resignation

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is seen during the semi final soccer match between Auckland City FC and San Lorenzo at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.Michael Garcia cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague, German judge Joachim Eckert. Though Garcia did not identify Sepp Blatter by name, he also revealed that the FIFA executive committee — led by the longtime president — made a failed complaint of unethical conduct against the former U.S. Attorney in September.Speaking at the Club World Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter told The Associated Press he was stunned by Garcia's decision to resign."I'm just surprised," Blatter said. "It's all what I can say. Just that."(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report.

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