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St Louis in running for Final Four nod

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito is hopeful after meeting with NCAA officials about the city’s bid to host an upcoming men’s basketball Final Four.

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Correction: Labor-Jazz Musicians story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about jazz musicians in New York City seeking pensions, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one musician. Her name is Keisha St. Joan, not St. John.

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Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

In this May 29, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general managerr Danny Ferry waits during a news conference in Atlanta.   Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

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Incheon touts Asian Games amid worries over costs

A worker carries trees for landscaping work outside of the main stadium for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games this month, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon could either be a model for Pyeongchang or a cautionary tale. Nearly 10,000 athletes will compete in 42 sports. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town.

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