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Former Olympic wrestling champion suspended 1 year

PARIS (AP) — Former Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot was suspended for one year Thursday by the French anti-doping agency for missing doping tests.

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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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Biathlon investigating vice president over doping

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Biathlon’s governing body is stepping up its investigation into alleged doping infringements by one its vice presidents.

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Man trying to find Ronaldo to sue over underwear

In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a chance during a Champions League Group B soccer match against Basel at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. Christopher Renzi, of Rhode Island, had until November 2014, to notify the Portuguese soccer star of a lawsuit in a dispute over an underwear line, but Ronaldo's team refused to accept the legal papers. A U.S. judge has extended the deadline till March 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is trying to sue international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in a dispute over an underwear line, but he can’t get to him.

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Black Captain America leading comic book diversity

This comic book cover image released by Marvel shows the "All-New Captain America." Marvel Comics and DC Comics are leading a push for diversity in their industry’s mainstream characters. The new black Captain America comic book debuted in November.  (AP Photo/Marvel)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society.

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