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4:53pm

Mon July 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Boston's 2024 Olympic Bid Is Over

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 8:19 am

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at a news conference last month. He and the USOC announced Monday that his city is no longer in the running to host the 2024 Olympics.
Elise Amendola AP

It's official. The 2024 Olympic Games will not take place in Boston.

The Associated Press reports that the U.S. Olympic Committee "severed ties" with Boston on Monday. In a statement, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, "I strongly believe that bringing the Olympic Games back to the United States would be good for our country and would have brought long-term benefits to Boston." He continued, "However, no benefit is so great that it is worth handing over the financial future of our City and our citizens were rightly hesitant to be supportive as a result."

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3:39pm

Mon July 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Major League Soccer Gambles On Star Power Of Aging Foreign Players

New York City FC's Andrea Pirlo warms up before an MLS soccer match against Orlando City SC on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Jason DeCrow AP

"We want Pirlo! We want Pirlo! We want Pirlo!"

On Sunday night, this chant thundered through Yankee Stadium, where Major League Soccer's prized acquisition from a top European club, legendary Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo, was set to make his debut with the New York City FC. The 36-year-old former Juventus star took the field as a sub in the second half, but from the cheers of the more than 30,000 fans, it was as if Babe Ruth had just scored the winning touchdown for the Knicks.

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6:03am

Mon July 27, 2015
Monkey See

The Giant Foam Finger: Sports Hatred

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles during a game against the New York Knicks on Oct. 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jason Miller Getty Images

A couple weeks ago, Code Switch blogger Gene Demby and I sat down to reflect on a decade-old sports moment — a single play in a single game — and describe how it affected us as rival fans of the teams involved. In this second episode of the series we're calling The Giant Foam Finger, the two of us tackle a far unwieldier subject: hatred.

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2:57pm

Sun July 26, 2015
The Two-Way

British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins Tour De France

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, with the race leader's yellow jersey, celebrates his overall victory on the podium after the 109.5-km (68 mile) final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France.
Stefano Rellandini Reuters/Landov

British cyclist Chris Froome rode to his second Tour de France win in just three years on Sunday, edging out his toughest rival, Colombian Nairo Quintana.

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7:41am

Sun July 26, 2015
Sports

Pro Gaming Joins Other Sports As It Begins Drug Testing

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:38 am

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7:41am

Sun July 26, 2015
Code Switch

On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 7:05 pm

The Eastside Bicycle Club on a 35 mile Saturday evening ride with stops for tacos.
Carlos Morales

Decked out in spandex and a yellow and orange racing jersey with Eastside Bicycle Club: Ride To Live on the front, Gabriela Bilich was hanging out at club founder Carlos Morales' bike shop before a Saturday evening group-ride last weekend, joking with the other cyclists in spanglish.

Bilich says a couple of years ago, she would never have imagined herself riding a bike through the streets of LA. She says the cycling world just didn't feel welcoming to a 40-something Latina from Southeast LA who struggled with her weight.

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7:48am

Sat July 25, 2015
Sports

Athletes Make News On Social Issues: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 10:55 am

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I look forward all week to saying it's time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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5:19pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Sports

Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 11:04 am

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2:14pm

Fri July 24, 2015
The Two-Way

Hulk Hogan's WWE Contract Terminated After Alleged Racist Language In Sex Tape

Hulk Hogan's contract with World Wrestling Entertainment has been terminated.
Chris O'Meara AP

World Wrestling Entertainment has terminated its contract with wrestler Terry Bollea, a.k.a. Hulk Hogan after reports the wrestler used racist language in a sex tape. The alleged transcripts from the leaked tape were published in a joint investigation by Radar and The National Enquirer and depict Bollea using the N-word and identifying himself as a racist.

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5:55am

Fri July 24, 2015
Sports

Baseball Writer To Be Honored By Hall Of Fame, But He's Out Of A Job

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 7:56 am

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