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TOP STORY:

OLY--PARIS-2024 BID

PARIS -- Paris declares its candidacy for the 2024 Olympics, becoming the fourth city to enter the race and setting out its vision for bringing the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years. By Samuel Petrequin and Stephen Wilson. SENT: 750 words, photos.

ALSO:

OLY--AZERBAIJAN-2024 OLYMPICS

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Azerbaijan could bid for the 2024 Olympics after hosting this month's European Games but wants IOC requirements on the host nation to be reduced, the country's sports minister said Tuesday. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 444 words, photos.

OLY--BUDAPEST-2024 BID

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The Budapest city council votes overwhelmingly to back a bid for the 2024 Olympics. The project still needs approval from the Hungarian government. SENT: 120 words, photos.

CRICKET:

CRI--ENGLAND-NEW ZEALAND

MANCHESTER, England -- England beat New Zealand by 56 runs in a one-off Twenty20 international on Tuesday, adding to the feel-good factor surrounding its team ahead of the Ashes and denying the Black Caps a farewell victory on their tour. SENT: 347 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

SOC--CATANIA-MATCH-FIXING

ROME -- The president of Catania and six others were arrested Tuesday for alleged match-fixing, in an apparent scheme to prevent the Sicilian club from relegation to the third division. SENT: 299 words.

SOC--COPA AMERICA-NEYMAR

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Brazil captain Neymar has denied insulting a referee after being sent off in the Copa America game against Colombia, calling the incident a mix-up. SENT: 406 words, photos.

ALSO:

-- BRUSSELS -- BC-SOC--UEFA-CLUB FINANCES. Lawyers claim win over UEFA in ongoing legal fight against rules that curb club spending. SENT: 270 words.

-- SANTIAGO, Chile -- BC-SOC--COPA AMERICA-FINANCES. South American football body may use $10 million reserve fund after cash-flow problem from FIFA scandal. By Luis Andres Henao. SENT: 141 words, will be updated.

-- SAO PAULO -- BC-SOC--RIVALDO RETURNS. Former Brazil star Rivaldo ends retirement to play for his own team in Brazil's 2nd division. SENT: 126 words.

CYCLING:

CYC--DOPING-RIIS

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Former manager Bjarne Riis chose to ignore drug-taking by riders on the former Team CSC, a report by Denmark's anti-doping agency says. Senior Team CSC members Johnny Weltz and Alex Pedersen also were aware of the practices. By Jan Olsen. SENT: 570 words.

TENNIS:

TEN--NOTTINGHAM

NOTTINGHAM, England -- Top-seeded David Ferrer lost to Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Aegon Classic at Nottingham on Tuesday. Ferrer, the world No. 7, lost his first two service games to Baghdatis, who earned his first win over a top-10 player in more than two years. SENTL: 161 words.

ALSO:

-- EASTBOURNE, England -- BC-TEN--EASTBOURNE -- Second seeded Wozniacki and 2014 Wimbledon finalist Bouchard reach 3rd round in Eastbourne. SENT: 264 words, photos.

OTHER NEWS:

-- UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington -- BC-GLF--GOLF NOTES. PGA Tour players have 14 spots to British Open available the next 3 weeks. SENT: 1,203 words, photos.

-- UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington -- BC-GLF--ON THE FRINGE-062315. Thanks to Jordan Spieth, Chambers Bay deserves another US Open, with a few changes. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 828 words, photos.

-- KAMPALA, Uganda -- BC-ATH--KIPROTICH-INJURY. Olympic, world marathon champ Stephen Kiprotich worried by back injury ahead of Beijing. SENT: 130 words.

-- PARIS -- BC-CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-SCHLECK. Frank Schleck, 3rd in 2011, withdraws from Tour de France with knee injury. SENT: 108 words.

-- BAKU, Azerbaijan -- BC-CAR--F1-AZERBAIJAN. Azerbaijan gov't interested in taking over or backing a Formula 1 team, sports minister says. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 344 words, photo.

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Updated : 2021-01-22 21:28 GMT+08:00