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IOC 'confident' of strong new US bid after Boston quits KUALA LUMPUR: The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it was "confident" the US could find a "strong candidate" to host the 2024 Games, despite Boston pulling out of the contest shortly before a mid-September nomination deadline."We are confident that the US will make the right choice and that they can still put forward a strong candidate by 15 September," the IOC said in a statement from Kuala Lumpur, where it is currently meeting.Boston announced Monday it was no longer seeking to host the 2024 Games due to lack of public support, and the US Olympic Committee (USOC) now has August to find a possible replacement, with Los Angeles having shown interest."USOC have made it clear that they would still very much like to see a US city host the Olympic Games 2024," the IOC statement continued."We are still in the invitation phase and this is exactly what this phase ...

US to host first WC2018 qualifier at St. Louis CHICAGO: The United States will begin its quest for an eighth consecutive World Cup berth on home soil at St. Louis on November 13, US coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced Monday.The Americans will meet either Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the match at Busch Stadium, the home ballpark of Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals.The match will be part of the penultimate round of North American regional qualifying for the 2018 Russia World ...
Sergio Romero joins Manchester United Manchester United have signed Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero as a result of the uncertainty over David De Gea. Van Gaal has signed fifth new player this summer in form of Romero. Romero said it was a dream comes true for him to play for the biggest club, adding that he could not wait to get started on this new and exciting challenge of his career. Van Gaal previously worked with Romero when in charge of ...
Australia exile Tomic goes back-to-back in Bogota MELBOURNE: Australian bad boy Bernard Tomic has shrugged off his Miami arrest and banishment from the Davis Cup team to successfully defend his ATP title in Bogota.Tomic was accused of hitting "rock bottom" by Tennis Australia's high performance chief Pat Rafter after being charged for resisting arrest and trespass in relation to a noisy hotel room party he hosted earlier this month.However, the negative attention does not appear to have affected the controversial 22-year-old's tennis.He ...
Mexico defeats Jamaica in Gold Cup final PHILADELPHIA: Mexico shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday's Gold Cup final, hoisting a record seventh trophy and shrugging off any notion of a tainted title.Mexican captain Andres Guardado scored in the 31st minute, Jesus Corona added another in the 47th and Oribe Peralta scored in the 61st as two defensive blunders by Michael Hector doomed Jamaica's championship dream in the biennial North American regional football tournament."We're very happy," Mexico manager ...
Late birdie rush gives Willett European Masters crown CRANS-MONTANA: Englishman Danny Willett drained three late birdies and fired a bogey-free final round of 65 to win the European Masters by one shot over compatriot Matthew Fitzpatrick at Crans-Montana on Sunday. The 27-year-old Yorkshireman, who held the halfway lead at last week's British Open and eventually finished tied for sixth, hit a five-under par round that crucially included birdies at 13, 14 and 15 as Fitzpatrick, 20, paid the price for a bogey at ...
Froome set to ride into Paris in yellow PARIS: Chris Froome will ride into Paris on Sunday wearing the Tour de France yellow jersey as only a disaster can prevent him winning a second crown.The 30-year-old Briton has had an eventful Tour and even had to fight off the effects of a cough on Saturday as he battled grimly on Alpe d'Huez to prevent Nairo Quintana turning the overall standings on their head.Barring a crash or some unforseen event, Froome will claim his ...

 



 
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