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USOC awaits talk with Massachusetts governor on Olympic bid

In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo,  Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks during a news conference in Boston, as Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, second from right, and other looks on, after Boston was picked by the USOC as its bid city for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. The leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are supposed to hear from the governor of Massachusetts on Monday, July 27, 2015. What he tells them could very well dictate the future of Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics.  (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

The leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee were set to talk to the governor of Massachusetts on Monday. What comes out of that conversation could well dictate the future of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.

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Russia getting on with World Cup job as FIFA fights scandal

This aerial view shows the construction site of the new Zenit Stadium, among proposed names are Zenit Arena or Gazprom Arena, which will host some of the matches of the 2018 World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — As he shared the stage with FIFA’s departing president Sepp Blatter, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s message was simple. FIFA may be in chaos, but Russia is getting on with the job.

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FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter open the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday.

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The Latest: New Zealand grouped with Fiji, Solomons, Vanuatu

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest on Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):

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The Latest: 1st part of FIFA draw over

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter open the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest on Saturday’s World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):

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