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Peru pulls out of hosting Marius Vizer’s World Combat Games

In this Monday, April 20, 2015 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Sochi, Russia.  The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city.  (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — The Olympic backlash against Marius Vizer widened, as Peruvian organizers pulled out of hosting one of his showcase multi-sports events and basketball became the latest federation to suspend ties with his umbrella body.

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The Latest: Premier League permutations for the drop, Europe

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, and Southampton's Victor Wanyama battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday May 24, 2015. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — 5:10 p.m.

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Drogba to leave Chelsea again, wants to play 1 more season

LONDON (AP) — Didier Drogba will end his second spell at Chelsea after Sunday’s Premier League match against Sunderland, and intends to play at least one more season before retiring.

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Army removes WWII bomb near London’s Wembley Stadium

An army bomb disposal expert inspects an unexploded World War II bomb found in Wembley, north London, Thursday May 21, 2015. The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb was discovered by workers at a construction site near Wembley stadium. It is believed to have been dropped over London during German bombing raids in the early 1940s. (Sergeant Rupert Frere of the Royal Logistic Corrps/MoD Crown Copyright via AP) NO SALES

LONDON (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London’s Wembley Stadium.

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Summer Olympic sports chief to Vizer: You don’t represent us

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — Marius Vizer’s latest foray into IOC politics earned a blunt rebuke from a senior Olympic leader Friday, as more sports suspended ties with his umbrella body.

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