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Next Women’s World Cup a big chance for US soccer

IFLE - In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach celebrates her goal against Trinidad and Tobago during the second half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer match in Kansas City, Kan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada in June 2015 _ and if the favored U.S. squad advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences.  (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

The chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” can rev up again next summer.

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Ban to remain on IOC member visits to bid cities

In this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC pushed forward Thursday with plans to revamp the troubled Olympic bidding process by making it more of an “invitation” rather than an “application” — but upheld the ban on member visits to candidate cities.

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NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

This March 2, 2014, file photo shows Johnny Weir, left, and Tara Lipinski at the Oscars in Los Angeles. NBC is promoting Weir and Lipinski to its top figure skating broadcasting team. The network said Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014,  that the two former Olympians and play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon will take over the role starting with this week's Skate America.  (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s top pairs figure skating couple is in place: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.

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World Series rating for opener drops to low

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, left, celebrates with Pablo Sandoval the team's 7-1 victory in Game 1 of baseball's World Series over the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons.

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South Carolina women’s hoop team picked to win SEC

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley answers a question during a news conference at the Southeastern Conference women's basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows the work it took to reach the top of the Southeastern Conference. She understands it’ll be an even greater challenge for the defending SEC champs to stay there.

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