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Competition for 2024 Summer Olympics thins as Hamburg bows out

One of Los Angeles' main rivals in the competition to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has dropped out of the running.

Hamburg withdrew on Sunday after a slim majority of citizens in the German city voted not to support the bid.

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Mark Richt steps down at Georgia football coach

Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia's coach on Sunday in what is being called a “mutual” decision.

Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said in a statement he met with Richt on Sunday morning “to discuss the status of our football program.”

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Andy Murray delivers Britain its first Davis Cup title since 1936

With one perfect lob, Andy Murray ended eight decades of Davis Cup frustration for Britain.

By beating David Goffin, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, on Sunday, Murray secured Britain's 3-1 victory over Belgium in the Davis Cup final and ended a drought for the country dating back to 1936. The 79-year gap is the longest between titles in Davis Cup history.

“I can't believe we did it,” Murray said on court.

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What we learned from the Kings' 3-2 overtime victory over Chicago

What we learned from the Kings’ 3-2 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday:

1. It’s not so much what we learned as what we reaffirmed in watching a game that was played hard, fast and with only one penalty called on each team — hockey doesn’t need tweaks like bigger nets when it’s played like this.

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How the contenders can reach the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff picture became clearer yesterday when most of the contenders continued their winning ways.

Unless there's a shocking shake-up in the rankings on Tuesday, No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Iowa and No. 5 Michigan State control their own destinies. The Big Ten championship game will serve as a knockout round for the last two.

If Clemson (12-0) defeats No.

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Last-play field goal lifts No. 9 Stanford over No. 6 Notre Dame, 38-36

Kevin Hogan put quite a capper on his Stanford career on senior day.

Hogan threw four touchdown passes and drove the No. 9-ranked Cardinal to the winning 45-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina on the last play of a 38-36 victory over No. 6 Notre Dame in a playoff elimination game Saturday night.

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