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Paris enters race to host 2024 Olympic Games

PARIS — Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring the global sports event back to the French capital for the first time in a century.

Riis knew his team was doping, probe says

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis failed to act after learning that riders on the professional cycling team he managed were using performance-enhancing drugs, a damning report from Danish sporting authorities said.

De La Hoya ‘50-50’ onfight comeback at 42

LOS ANGELES — Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya is considering a return to the ring at the age of 42 after overcoming substance abuse, the fighter told ESPN.com on Monday.

Brady’s appeal of NFL suspension begins

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game National Football League suspension for participating in a scheme to deflate footballs during last season’s playoffs began Tuesday at NFL headquarters on swanky Park Avenue.

Seattle’s offensive woes continue in loss to Kansas City

SEATTLE — In the hours before his team’s 4-1 defeat against Kansas City — a three-hour exercise in hitting futility — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was discussing the impact of new hitting coach Edgar Martinez, who’s been on the job for all of three games now.

Cameroon’s success is a win for African women

EDMONTON, Alberta — Cameroon Coach Enow Ngachu said his team's surprising run through group play and into the second round of the World Cup is having a profound effect back home, where opportunities for women in sports have remained limited by societal and cultural traditions.

Ex-MLB player Hamilton dies

HOUSTON — Former Major League outfielder and baseball broadcast analyst Darryl Hamilton has been killed in an apparent murder-suicide in suburban Houston, police in Pearland said on Monday.

Russia cuts World Cup spending amid crisis

MOSCOW — The Russian government ordered 30 billion rubles ($560 million) in cuts in spending on the 2018 World Cup on Monday but said the construction of stadiums would not be affected.

Report: Rose bet on baseball during playing days

NEW YORK — Pete Rose, despite longstanding denials, bet on baseball during his playing days, according to an ESPN report on Monday that could hurt his bid to overturn a lifetime ban imposed on him in 1989 for gambling as a manager.

Spieth is golf’s present, future

In the end, it was all just a swirl of raw emotion for Jordan Spieth, who once was deemed the future of golf but now is its shining present.

Commentary: Women’s soccer goes from novelty to must-see

How refreshing that the overriding narrative of the Women's World Cup is no longer: "Gee, isn't it great that stadiums are filling up for a women's sport?" or "Gee, it's amazing how many little girls are playing soccer," or "Gee, some of those ponytailed players are hot."

Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer: Tuesday night ‘wasn’t our proudest moment’

The U.S. Open Cup match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers at Starfire Stadium, which ended with three Sounder ejections, plastic bottles tossed at the visitors and the referees leaving the field via police escort “wasn’t our proudest moment,” Seattle owner Adrian Hanauer said following practice on Thursday morning.

Mariners blanked by Giants

SEATTLE — Ryan Vogelsong pitched 6 2/3 innings, and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a Seattle defensive miscue to score three early runs Thursday on the way to a 7-0 win over the Mariners.

Neymar named in fraud lawsuit

BARCELONA, Spain — A Spanish judge has accepted a legal complaint filed by Brazilian investment fund DIS that alleges it was the victim of a fraud perpetrated in Barcelona's signing of forward Neymar from Santos. DIS, which owned 40 percent of Neymar's rights when he was at Santos, alleges it was paid less than half the cash it was entitled to when the player agreed to join the Spanish and European champions in 2013.