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Rome backs out of 2024 Summer Olympic bid

The Rome city council voted in favor of scrapping the bid for the 2024 Olympics, a week after Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the candidacy, citing concerns over costs.

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WADA adds ADHD drug to prohibited list

The World Anti-Doping Agency has released its 2017 list of prohibited substances for athletes, adding a drug used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and eating disorders.

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Japan OKs $1.5B contract for new Tokyo stadium

The Japanese government approved a 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract Friday to build a new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a project that has been delayed by more than a year.

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Panel warns Tokyo Games' cost could top $30B

The price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken and several key venues are relocated, an expert panel warned Thur

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Skicrosser Traxler breaks leg, out for season

The Austrian ski federation says Daniel Traxler will miss the upcoming skicross season, including the world championships in March, after breaking his right upper leg in a training crash.

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Report: Tokyo to propose moving more venues

A Tokyo government panel reviewing the cost of hosting the 2020 Games is set to propose moving venues for volleyball, swimming, rowing and canoe sprint, among others, Kyodo news agency reports.

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The beautiful saves of Ashleigh Johnson

Ashleigh Johnson might not yet be a household name like Serena Williams or Simone Biles, but the Princeton senior and recent Olympic gold-medal winner is arguably e the best goalie in the toughest sport on the planet.

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Froome: Action needed on TUEs 'urgently'

Chris Froome has labelled the current system surrounding therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) in sport as "open to abuse" and says authorities need to act "urgently".

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Ledecky named USA Swimming athlete of year

Katie Ledecky won USA Swimming's athlete of the year for a record fourth consecutive time and was honored for her world-record victory in the 800-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics.

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More allegations against ex-USA Gymnastics doc

A former USA Gymnastics team physician accused of sexually abusing at least two gymnasts faces 16 more abuse complaints at the university where he was a faculty member, according to a newspaper r

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Knierims WD from 2 pairs events after illness

U.S. pairs team Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim have withdrawn from two Grand Prix events as Scimeca Knierim recovers from an unspecified medical procedure.

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U.S. Olympic sports lag on minority, women hires

The U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports it oversees are behind the curve when it comes to placing women and minorities in key coaching and leadership positions, according to an internal study.

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Raisman embraces being Olympic mentor (1:23)
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Australia to study possible 2028 bid in Brisbane

The Australian Olympic Committee says it supports a decision by mayors in southeast Queensland state to fund a feasibility study into bidding for the 2028 Olympic Games.

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Why Bears DE Mitch Unrein isn't the most decorated athlete in his house (4:08)
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The Third Man

The image is iconic and unforgettable. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, standing on the podium at the 1968 Olympics, staging their powerful protest. But what about the third man, Peter Norman? Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman tells the stories behind all three Olympians.

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Hackers target GB heroes Adams and Trott

Nicola Adams and Laura Trott are among an additional four British athletes whose medical records with the World Anti-Doping Agency have been leaked by computer hackers.

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Kevin Maguire Golf 

Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps jumps back into "competitive" play when he tees it up in this afternoon's celebrity matches at the 41st Ryder Cup. Needless to say, the 28-time Olympic medalist is in great demand for autographs at Hazeltine.

Usain Bolt's guilty pleasure

Usain Bolt says chicken wings are his favorite food, but that they weren't on his menu in Rio de Janeiro. It was the first thing he asked for when he left the Olympics.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Lochte signs endorsement deal with Debt.com. Will be featured in ads for company whose tagline is "When Life Happens."

Lochte 'a little hurt' after 'DWTS' incident

Ryan Lochte's time on the season premiere of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" was interrupted by an apparent altercation.

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Wayne Drehs ESPN Senior Writer 

USA Swimming and USOC announce sanctions for gas station incident in Rio. Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months, making him ineligible for 2017 World Championships. Also loses 25k gold medal bonus, athlete funding and is required to complete 20 hours of community service. Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen suspended four months without athlete funding. Bentz required to complete 10 hours of community service since he was underage and out past curfew in Rio. And none of the swimmers will be part of the US delegation that will visit the White House later this month. The sanctions have no bearing on the college eligibility of Bentz, who swims at Georgia, or Conger, a junior at Texas.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Who are your top U.S. Olympians from Rio? Simone Biles? Katie Ledecky? Michael Phelps? Matt Centrowitz? Claressa Shields? And which team? Women's hoops? The U.S. rowing eight? Water polo? Gymnastics? Cast your vote at TeamUSA.org/Awards

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

San Antonio has a deal with Argentina guard Nicolas Laprovittola and will give him a shot to win its 15th roster spot, league sources say.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

In conjunction with Ujiri's new deal, Toronto promotes Masai's top aides Jeff Weltman (to general manager) and Bobby Webster (assistant GM).

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Raptors just announced they've finalized the multi-year contract extension with team president Masai Ujiri that @espn reported Aug. 11.

How Hope Solo Can Fight her Suspension

U.S. Soccer suspended Hope Solo from competing with the U.S. women's national team for six months and terminated her contract. Where does Solo go from here? Solo's options

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Solo lashes out after contract termination

Hope Solo is livid after learning her contract has been terminated by U.S. Soccer.

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Lochte: Rio incident blown out of proportion

Ryan Lochte thinks his incident during the Rio Olympics has been overblown and he just wants everyone to move on.

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Hope Solo Banned 6 Months

Max Kellerman explains why Hope Solo's suspension is an attempt by U.S. soccer to -- at least temporarily -- get rid of a "high-profile troublemaker."

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Polish Olympian makes amazing gesture for boy with cancer

SportsCenter reacts to Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctioning off his silver medal to pay for the treatment of a 3-year-old boy with eye cancer.

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Is Lochte a perfect fit for 'Dancing with the Stars'?

Mike & Mike react to reports that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte will appear on the next season of the DWTS competition show.

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Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

At a press conference in NYC announcing the dates and location of the first Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament pitting Europe vs. the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer discussed what it will be like to be teammates instead of rivals. "To be on the same side of the net as Rafa and to play doubles with him will be unbelievable," Federer said. "For once, I will enjoy watching him hit shot after shot."

Feigen apologizes for drawing attention away from Olympics

Mike & Mike react to the apology U.S. swimmer Jimmy Feigen issued through his lawyers' website for his involvement in the international fiasco Feigen and his fellow teammates caused in Rio.

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Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

Two days after the close of the 2016 Rio Olympics and one day after announcing via a statement that, "Ralph Lauren's endorsement agreement with Ryan Lochte was specifically in support of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the company will not be renewing his contract," this is the window display of the 5th Avenue Ralph Lauren store in NYC. And yes, the video is drawing a crowd.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

BREAKING: Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his endorsements today. Airweave, the mattress company who paid him, just terminated its deal

USOC CEO: Success defines USA, not Lochte

Scott Blackmun says Team USA won't be defined by the incident involving Ryan Lochte.

Simone Biles can't handle bees

She may be fearless on the floor, but Biles is afraid of bees -- especially when they find her on the podium.

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