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Bach welcomes US decision to bid for 2024 Olympics

FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives at the IOC executive board meeting in Monaco. The U.S. Olympic Committee board voted Tuesday Dec. 17, 2014, in favor of a bid, but must still decide which city to put forward among their four candidates of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Games. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, FILE)

LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a “very strong” contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race.

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Real Madrid to face Schalke in Champions League

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball next to Ludogorets' Yordan Minev during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — A Champions League draw heavy with reunions on Monday paired Real Madrid and Barcelona with the same last 16 opponents as last season, and sent Arsene Wenger back to the club where he made his reputation.

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Real Madrid to face Schalke in Champions League

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball next to Ludogorets' Yordan Minev during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Defending champion Real Madrid will play Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League, a year after routing the Germans at the same stage last season.

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Last-16 draw kicks off real Champions League race

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball next to Ludogorets' Yordan Minev during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

GENEVA (AP) — Defending European champion Madrid was perhaps most impressive in the group stage with a perfect record, contributing six of the club’s current Spanish record streak of 20 straight wins.

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Sundby, Johaug win cross-country races for Norway

Didrik Toenseth of Norway, 2nd, Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway, 1st, and Dario Cologna of Switzerland, 3rd, from left, pose after  the 15 km men's classic race at the Davos Nordic FIS Cross Country  skiing World Cup in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec.13, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Gian Ehrenzeller)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Therese Johaug led 1-2 finishes for Norway in men’s and women’s cross-country skiing World Cup races on Saturday.

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