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San Antonio, Minneapolis, Dallas, Cleveland awarded Final 4s

Sep. 24, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

The Women's Final Four will have a familiar feel to it for the next few years. The NCAA on Monday chose San Antonio, Minneapolis, Dallas and Cleveland to host the event from 2021 through 2024. All four cities have hosted before. The next two sites were determined a few years ago, with Tampa Bay hosting in 2019...

Euro 2024 study: Human rights concern in Turkey, not Germany

Sep. 21, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

A week before the 2024 European Championship hosting vote, UEFA expressed concern on Friday about Turkey's human rights record and logistics, while raising no significant issues with Germany's proposals in an evaluation of the two bids. Turkey has taken an increasingly repressive direction under Recep Tayyip...

Joshua back 'home' to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

Sep. 20, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind boxing journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion. Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue. There was talk of $50 million being on the table. Instead, Joshua has to take a...

Pyeongchang Olympics: Costly venues may eventually be razed

Sep. 20, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that's now an abandoned dirt runway, strewn with rocks and unused gondolas. Rare trees once stood before the course was gouged out of a...

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

Sep. 19, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says "we're making tremendous progress" with North Korea, after an inter-Korean summit offered some apparent...

Koreas' leaders agree on military, nuclear steps

Sep. 19, 2018 7:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After holding consecutive summits with soaring but empty rhetoric, the two Korean leaders on their third try finally produced some substance. The meeting in Pyongyang on Wednesday came as nuclear negotiations have faltered between the U.S. and North Korea, raising doubts about...

North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

Sep. 19, 2018 5:04 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the...

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Sep. 19, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the United States...

North and South Korea have agreed to seek to jointly host the 2032 Summer Olympics

Sep. 18, 2018 11:03 PM EDT
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have agreed to seek to jointly host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

With Turin out, Italy moves forward with Milan-Cortina bid

Sep. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Following Turin's exclusion, the Italian Olympic Committee is sending a delegation featuring Milan and Cortina representatives to meet with IOC leaders on...