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USA sweeps Brazil, clinches World Grand Prix title

United States players including Kayla Banwarth (2) celebrate a point against Brazil in a women's FIVB World Grand Prix volleyball match in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The United States clinched its first FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship since 2012 Saturday night by defeating the two-time defending champion Brazil.

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A template is there for team medal in Olympic golf

United States’ Jordan Niebrugge poses for photographers with the silver medal for top amateur player after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 20, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Only individual medals will be awarded next year when golf returns to the Olympics for the first time since 1904. Whether a team competition is added for Tokyo in 2020 depends partly on the success of golf in Rio, and more on whether the IOC deems it worthy of adding golf medals.

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Construction of 2020 main stadium to start in early 2016

Heavy machinery works to dismantle Japan's National Stadium for the renovation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, in Tokyo Saturday, July 18, 2015. Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue. The government has been under mounting criticism as the estimated cost of the new National Stadium rose to 252 billion yen ($2 billion), nearly twice as much as the initial estimate of 130 billion yen. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Construction of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin in January or February.

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