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Cho named as new head of Pyeongchang 2018 organizers


SEOUL - South Korean businessman Cho Yang-ho, who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics, has been named as the new president of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.

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Bosh officially re-signs with the Heat


- The Miami Heat on Wednesday officially confirmed the re-signing of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh, nearly three weeks after the move had been reported by multiple media outlets.

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Glazers to raise $150 million by cutting Man Utd stake


LONDON - The Glazer family will make around $150 million by selling part of its stake in Manchester United although the deal will leave the Americans firmly in control of the English soccer club.

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Redskins hire PR firm Burson-Marsteller amid fight over name


- The National Football League's Washington Redskins have hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as it battles criticism that its name is a racial slur, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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Firestone a perfect place for Tiger to salvage season


- Tiger Woods, still tournament rusty after spending much of this year recovering from back surgery, could not have picked a better venue as he strives to turn his season around at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Argentine FA chief, FIFA executive Grondona dies

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine Football Association president Julio Humberto Grondona died in hospital on Wednesday at the age of 82, South American soccer's governing body CONMEBOL said.

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Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals


NEW YORK - Visions of acquiring a difference-making player for this season or possible future stars stir the imagination of Major League Baseball fans ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

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Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati with injury


TORONTO - Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury that has put his status in doubt for a title defense at the year's final grand slam.

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U.S. man sues soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over CR7 trademark


- Global soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is also known to fans by the shorthand CR7, prompting the company behind his line of sleek underwear to target a Rhode Island man who has trademarked the letter-number combination, according to a new lawsuit.

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Belkin strike it lucky with Dutch lottery sponsorship


AMSTERDAM - A sponsorship deal with the Dutch national lottery operator guaranteed the Belkin cycling team's future on Wednesday.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.