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European track body cites lack of process in Eugene decision

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The head of Europe’s track and field federation expressed surprise Thursday at the “complete lack of process” in the IAAF’s decision to award the 2021 world championships to Eugene, Oregon.

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Hungary PM Orban ready to back 2024 Olympic bid by Budapest

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The prime minister of Hungary says his government would support a bid by Budapest to host the 2024 Olympics.

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FINA could offer Phelps extra place to race at swim worlds

Michael Phelps swims laps during a practice session, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. The 18-time Olympic champion will compete in the Area Pro Swim Series after serving a six-month suspension for DUI. (AP Photo/Matt York)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming’s governing body wants to give Michael Phelps a special invitation to race at the world championships.

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British taekwondo fighter approved to compete for Moldova

This is a Saturday May 5, 2012 file photo of Britain's Aaron Cook, right, as he aims a kick on his way to controversially beating Ramin Azizov of Azerbaijan in the final of the Men's -80kg competition during the European Taekwondo Championships, at the Manchester Regional Arena, Manchester, England. British Olympic officials Thursday April 16, 2015  approved top-ranked taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook’s request to switch nationalities so he can compete for Moldova.  Cook announced last month he had obtained a Moldovan passport and hoped to represent the eastern European country at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He was overlooked for a spot on the British team for the 2012 London Olympics after leaving the national training academy despite being the No. 1 athlete in his 80-kilogram category. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)

LONDON (AP) — Top-ranked taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook can compete for Moldova in the Olympics and other international competitions after the British Olympic Association approved his request to switch nationalities.

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Buoyant United looks to stop Chelsea’s march to the title

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, bottom right, celebrates with teammates including captain Wayne Rooney, top, after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United’s resurgence in the Premier League will be given the ultimate test when the team heads to Stamford Bridge on Saturday bidding to halt Chelsea’s march to the title.

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