Posts Tagged Western Europe

Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

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

The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates.

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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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Australia, Spain, Turkey, US reach quarters

ISTANBUL (AP) — The United States, Australia, Spain and Turkey all have won their groups at the women’s world championship and earned byes to the quarterfinals, which begin Friday.

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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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