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Fleeting Bolt visit could be key to Glasgow Games

In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his third gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Competing in just one event, Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic. Two years after the exuberance of the London Olympics, where Bolt left with three golds, Britain is welcoming the world back this week - or former members of the British Empire at least - for Scotland's largest-ever multi-sports event.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Competing in just one event, Usain Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic.

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Olympic TV channel gains support at IOC meeting

Moving forward on IOC President Thomas Bach’s reform process, Olympic leaders backed his proposals Saturday for setting up an Olympic television channel, reshaping the bid city procedure, and adding more flexibility to the sports program.

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One down, one to go: Rio Olympics next for Brazil

This June 27, 2014 aerial view photo shows Olympic Park under construction in an area previously occupied by the Jacarepagua Autodrome, and the nearby athlete village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil has just pulled off the World Cup. Now the tough work begins: preparing Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics, which is an even larger challenge than football's big event. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics, which poses an even bigger challenge.

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US chooses 19 players for men’s basketball roster

Derrick Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men’s basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer’s U.S. national team roster.

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