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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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US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, Steve Pagliuca, managing director of Bain Capital, speaks during a conference at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, May 21, 2015, making Boston Celtics co-owner Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the effort to convince the IOC to send the Summer Olympics to the United States for the first time since 1996. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.

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SportAccord’s Vizer issues 20-point plan for talks with IOC

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) — As more sports cut ties with his umbrella association, SportAccord chief Marius Vizer issued a 20-point plan Thursday for discussions with the IOC — including prize money for Olympic athletes and a 50 percent stake for federations in the new Olympic television channel.

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Hull and Newcastle fighting for survival on final day

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League is set for an afternoon of goodbyes on Sunday — to either Hull or Newcastle as the relegation places are decided and to two of English soccer’s top midfielders.

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