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Tokyo 2020 Olympics have 3 venue changes approved by IOC

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got the go-ahead Friday from the IOC executive board to change three venue locations, with more changes expected in the next few months as the Japanese try to cuts costs.

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Joint working group formed to speed up preps for 2018 Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South Korean organizers and the IOC are setting up a special joint working group to accelerate the bumpy preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Rio Olympics: Will there be 1 flame, or 2?

Brazil's Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman speaks during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. IOC inspectors are visiting the Olympic city to check on preparations for the Olympics, just 18 months away. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The biggest mystery at the opening ceremony of most Olympics is who lights the cauldron that holds the flame.

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Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves the ball to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia during a Mexican Tennis Open quarterfinal match in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals.

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Costa Rica’s Alajuelense bests DC United 5-2

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica’s Alajuelense beat D.C. United 5-2 Thursday in the first leg of a two-match CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal.

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