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2024 Olympics in L.A. would pay their own way, mayor believes

As Los Angeles moves closer to bidding for the 2024<p>Summer Olympics, officials said they can host the massive 17-day sporting event for $4.1 billion and offered to guarantee that the city will cover any cost overruns.<p>In an interview with The Times' editorial board Monday, Mayor<p>Eric Garcettisaid he …

Plenette Pierson keeps Tulsa pointed toward playoff berth

When Tulsa coach Fred Williams came in for practice on Monday, he could have found his Shock players far less than revved up to be there. That would …

College Sports

Coin toss determines Buckeyes' starter for first drill

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The first major decision in Ohio State's heated quarterback competition was made by flipping a coin. The final verdict won't be …

College Football

Petra Kvitova: Two-time Wimbledon champ diagnosed with 'kissing disease'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been a disappointing season for two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova -- but the tennis star now has a reason for the lethargy that has plagued her.<p>The world No. 4 has struggled to recapture the scintillating form she showed in trouncing Canadian starlet Eugenie Bouchard in the …