LONDON — Whether he sambas off the stage, trades jokes with the scribes or guarantees another victory, Usain Bolt usually makes these pre-event news conferences must-see events. The world-record holder holds court Tuesday, three days before he hits the track to compete at his final world championship. By Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 650 words 2000 GMT, photos.
BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona is worried, very worried, that Neymar might be headed to Paris-Saint Germain. The Brazil striker is expected to be at practice on Wednesday, but no one seems to know if he'll accept a world record transfer or show up for training. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 470 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
One of the beautiful things about the Olympics is that the runners-up get prizes, too. Which brings us to Los Angeles. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 860 words, photos.
PARIS — After failing three times in recent bids, sheer joy was expected from Paris officials when Los Angeles ceded the 2024 Olympics to the City of Lights. Paris bid leaders, however, opted for a diplomatic approach, stopping short of claiming the 2024 Games were guaranteed to be organized in their city. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 530 words, photos.
FBN--HALL OF FAME-EASLEY
SEATTLE — For more than a decade, the Pro Football Hall of Fame wasn't a consideration for Kenny Easley. He wasn't interested in anything regarding football. Thirty years after Easley walked away from football due to health issues that were the source of his disillusionment with the game, he is embracing the recognition he is finally receiving. By Tim Booth. SENT: 840 words, photos.
Europe's Pro12 has confirmed it will add two South African teams dropped from Super Rugby and expand to a 14-team, two-continent competition from this season. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 390 words, photos.
— BBO--MLB CAPSULES — Gonzalez loses no-hit bid in 9th, Nationals beat Marlins 1-0. SENT: 1,310 words, photos.
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