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Beijing faces Almaty in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

FOR STORY OLYMPICS 2022 BID - In this Dec. 26, 2014 file photo, a worker walks past an ice rink with the logo for Beijing's Winter Olympics bid ahead of a countdown event to the new year in front of the iconic Beijing National Stadium "Bird's Nest" in Beijing. The International Olympic Committee will be faced with two starkly different choices, Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan , when it selects the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, on July 31 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

The world’s most populous nation against a new kid on the block. A global capital that hosted an Olympics just a few years ago against a city which many people may not be able to find on a map. A Chinese region with few big mountains and little natural snow against a former Soviet winter sports resort surrounded by towering peaks and plenty of real snow.

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Wyoming streams reclassified to allow higher E. coli levels

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — Tens of thousands of miles of smaller streams throughout Wyoming have been reclassified with lower water quality standards that allow five times higher concentrations of E. coli bacteria.

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NCAA: Southern Miss, Tyndall committed multiple violations

In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 file photo, Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pikeville in Knoxville, Tenn. The NCAA says Southern Mississippi’s men’s basketball program and former coach Donnie Tyndall  have committed multiple violations, including arranging fraudulent academic credit, impermissible financial aid and obstructing the governing body’s investigation, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

The NCAA has outlined serious rules violations committed at Southern Mississippi, finding multiple infractions by the men’s basketball program during former coach Donnie Tyndall’s tenure.

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UND president says he will consider no nickname as an option

In this March 28, 2015 file photo, North Dakota players Bryn Chyzyk, (29),  Colten St. Clair, (17), and Jordan Schmaltz (24), wearing uniforms without the Fighting Sioux moniker, celebrate a goal against St. Cloud State in Fargo, N.D. Selecting a new nickname for the University of North Dakota has been so fraught with backlash that the school’s president said Friday, July 24, 2015 he’d reconsider another option _ none at all. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Selecting a new nickname for the University of North Dakota has been so fraught with backlash that the school’s president said Friday he’d reconsider another option — none at all.

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FIFA asks Russia why it banned player for reaction to racism

In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Ghanaian soccer player Emmanuel Frimpong speaks during a press conference in Athens. FIFA has asked the Russian Football Union to explain why it banned a Ghanaian footballer for two matches for his reaction to fan racism and did not sanction the alleged abusers' team. In video from Friday, July 17, 2015's Russian Premier League game, Spartak Moscow fans could be heard racially taunting FC Ufa midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong. Reacting with a finger gesture to the fans led to Frimpong being banned for two games, while Spartak escaped punishment over the latest racism incident to blight Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The RFU found no evidence of racism (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has asked the Russian Football Union to explain the latest high-profile incident of racism that saw a Ghanaian player banned for two matches for his reaction to fan abuse and the alleged abusers’ team escape action.

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