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Paris Olympic bid team tells IOC it doesn't want 2028 Games

LONDON (AP) -- The Paris bid team issued an ultimatum to the IOC on Tuesday: It's the 2024 Olympics or nothing. With only Paris and Los Angeles left as 2024 bidders after rivals dropped out, IOC President Thomas Bach has raised the prospect of one city being awarded 2024 and the other taking 2028 to avoid there being a loser.

US marathon legend Meb Keflezighi nears the end of the road

BOSTON (AP) -- Meb Keflezighi helped the running world reclaim the Boston Marathon with a sensational American victory the year after the deadly 2013 bombings. Now he's nearing the end of the road, and he couldn't be happier. Keflezighi says he'll hang up his racing shoes for good after running next month's Boston Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. By then, he'll have racked up 26 marathons and he'll be 42.

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NBA Boston over Washington in key Eastern Conference faceoff BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

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NBA Boston over Washington in key Eastern Conference faceoff BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

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BRADY JERSEY FOUND Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico BOSTON (AP) -- Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots' locker room -- but the mystery isn't over.

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BASEBALL-SPRING TRAINING-WBC As regular season beckons, competition for jobs intensifies in Major League Baseball UNDATED (AP) --New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be sidelined for a bit.

Suspended Russian anti-doping agency gets new acting CEO

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian anti-doping agency, which remains suspended over an alleged cover-up, has named a new acting CEO. The agency known as RUSADA says on its website that Tatyana Chirkina has taken charge temporarily. Russian media reported Chirkina was previously the organization's chief accountant, and her appointment will last only until a candidate for the permanent position is found. RUSADA did not respond to a request for comment.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT-MEN No games today UNDATED (AP) -- They're still talking about the big upset in the NCAA -- no Duke. Duke lost yesterday, 88-81 to South Carolina. After the game, coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee) said, "at the end of the season I want my guys to either be crying because we've lost or crying because we've just won." Krzyzewski said, "This is one of the most proud teams for me.

2020 Olympic golf course votes to amend membership policy

TOKYO (AP) -- The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has avoided being stripped of the event by deciding to change its membership policy to include women. The Kasumigaseki Country Club said Monday its executive board decided on the change after discussions among its members. The membership policy came under scrutiny when Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike urged it to admit women as full members.

Gold medalist Roche to challenge IOC VP Coates in elections

SYDNEY (AP) -- International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates will have his leadership of Australia's Olympic movement challenged for the first time in decades after 1996 field hockey gold medalist Danni Roche got backing to run against him in May elections. Nobody has run against Coates, the head of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Games, since he was elected as president of the Australian Olympic Committee in 1990.

Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa, American Molly Huddle win NYC Half

NEW YORK (AP) -- Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia ran the fastest time in five years in winning the NYC Half, and Molly Huddle of the United States won her third straight women's title in the 13.1-mile race Lilesa, the silver medalist in the marathon at the 2016 Olympics, was timed in 1 hour, 4 seconds Sunday and finished ahead of Britain's Callum Hawkins (1:00:08) and fellow Ethiopian Teshome Mekonen (1:00:28).

Friday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALL GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State didn't have to look very far to find its next men's basketball coach. The school has hired UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts to take over as head basketball coach, staying in its home state to find a coach who had spent time as an assistant to a Hall of Fame coach before leading his own NCAA Tournament team.

Conlan walks with McGregor, beats Ibarra in pro debut

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Conlan marched into his pro boxing debut alongside UFC champion Conor McGregor and picked up a third-round TKO of Tim Ibarra in a spirited St. Patrick's Day scene Friday night. Conlan is a former Irish amateur star who gained fame after a disputed defeat to Russia's Vladimir Nikitin at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Women players dispute USA Hockey numbers on wages

Women players are calling USA Hockey's characterization of their wage demands "patently false" after the organization stated it would exceed $8 million in an Olympic year and $5.7 million in a non-Olympic year. USA Hockey posted compensation estimates on its website Friday and said it would contact players' lawyers in an effort to resolve the ongoing labor dispute.

Column: IOC must consider serious reforms to save Olympics

And the winner is ... Paris! Oh, and also ... Los Angeles! The International Olympic Committee, no stranger to embarrassing predicaments, has devised an unprecedented strategy to avoid -- or, at least, put off -- the indignity of having an empty queue of cities willing to fork over billions of dollars for the right to host 2 1-2 weeks of badminton, taekwondo and a bunch of other sports no one would pay attention to otherwise.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT-SCHEDULE Trojans, Rams deliver big stunners UNDATED (AP) -- Southern California and Rhode Island have become the second and third No. 11 seeds to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. And tenth-seeded Wichita State made it five double-digit seeds reaching Round 2. Sixth seed SMU had won 16 in a row until Elijah Stewart led the 11th-seeded Trojans to a 66-65 triumph over the Mustangs in Tulsa.

British film company buys rights to Syrian swimmer's story

BERLIN (AP) -- A British film company has agreed to buy the rights to the story of a teenage refugee who fled Syria and swam at the Olympics a year later. Yusra Mardini and her sister Sara were forced to swim for hours alongside their overloaded boat to reach Greece from Turkey in 2015. The International Olympic Committee picked Yusra for its first ever refugee team at the Summer Games in Rio.