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IOC discusses Olympic TV channel with global sponsors

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Leaders of the world’s top-tier Olympic sponsors have been briefed on the IOC’s future strategy, including the launch of a digital Olympic television channel.

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IOC dismisses idea of joint Saudi-Bahrain bid for Olympics

In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency, Prince Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, son of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, left, and newly enthroned King Salman, center, receive dignitaries who arrived to give their condolences for Saudi King Abdullah, who died early Friday at age 90, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/SPA)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC has dismissed a suggestion by a Saudi Arabian official that the ultraconservative nation could seek to co-host the Olympics with neighboring Bahrain and hold men’s and women’s events in separate countries.

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2016 Brit Open’s Royal Troon to review male-only membership

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Royal Troon Golf Club, the host of the 2016 British Open, says it will review its male-only membership policy.

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Dongfeng wins 3rd leg of Volvo Ocean Race

SANYA, China (AP) — Dongfeng Race Team, led by French skipper Charles Caudrelier, claimed a slice of Volvo Ocean Race history Tuesday when it became the Chinese entry to win a leg of offshore sailing’s most prestigious event.

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Arsenal faces tricky FA Cup game against Middlesbrough

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Arsenal was handed a potentially tricky fifth-round game in the FA Cup on Monday when it was drawn at home against second-tier Middlesbrough.

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