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Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race

In this Monday May 19, 2014 fie photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. left, smiles  as he sits with Norwegian IOC-member Gerhard Heiberg  during a meeting Norway's Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey in Oslo. Oslo said it is dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. (AP Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix, File) NORWAY OUT

LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo’s withdrawal left just two cities in the race.

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NFL joins poppy appeal to honor British war dead

LONDON (AP) — The NFL will join in honoring Britain’s war dead when the Jacksonville Jaguars play the Dallas Cowboys at Wembley Stadium next month.

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Serena Williams headlines Hopman Cup field

Serena Williams of the United States return a shots to Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain during the first round of China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January.

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PSG inflicts Barcelona’s first loss of the season

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, smiles after scoring his side's first goal during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Paris Saint German and Barcelona at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

LONDON (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain overcame goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar to inflict Barcelona’s first loss of the season on Tuesday.

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Totti becomes oldest scorer in Champions League

Roma's Francesco Totti, right, talks to his teammate Seydou Keita, after scoring a goal against Manchester City during a Champions League group E soccer match between Manchester City and Roma at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Roma’s Francesco Totti became the oldest player to score a Champions League goal when the 38-year-old Italian tied Tuesday night’s game against Manchester City.

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