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Tyler Clary swims the butterlfy during the men's 400 meter individual medley at the U.S. nationals of swimming, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Irvine, Calif. Clary won the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Michael Phelps loses 100 fly at U.S. Nationals

- Associated Press

Two events, two losses for Michael Phelps. Tom Shields upset the three-time Olympic champion by a hundredth of a second to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships Friday night.

Oscar Pistorius, second from right, accompanied by a relative arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. On Thursday and Friday, both sides will summarize their versions of the shooting to Thokozile Masipa, the red-robed judge who will determine the fate of the double-amputee Olympic runner. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Prosecutor says Oscar Pistorius lied on stand

- Associated Press

The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial said Thursday in closing arguments that the athlete repeatedly lied during testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Washington Wizards basketball and Washington Capitals hockey teams owner Ted Leonsis gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

LOVERRO: Who are the men behind D.C. 2024 curtain?

- The Washington Times

The local Olympics bid is likely going to be some form of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia effort. Local organizers are trying to do all they can to hide their bid and keep the public in the dark as long as possible, until, perhaps, through some sort of cursed miracle, all of a sudden you wake up one morning and find out the Olympics are coming to the Washington region in 2024.

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The 36-foot-tall arch that is one of the most recognizable symbols left from the 2002 Winter Olympics is being moved off the University of Utah campus Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The city became the new caretaker of the arch this week after it was dismantled into 4,000 pieces by the University of Utah at a cost of $116,000. The arch had stood the last 11 years outside Rice-Eccles Stadium after being downtown during the Olympic games, where it graced the medals plaza. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Symbolic arch from 2002 Olympics being moved

- Associated Press

A towering arch that is one of the most recognizable symbols left from the 2002 Winter Olympics is being moved off the University of Utah campus and back into Salt Lake City.

Lindland seeks to revive US Greco-Roman wrestling

- Associated Press

There's hardly a sport in the world with a duller reputation than Greco-Roman wrestling. To many, it's just two guys in tights standing around and pushing each other in front of a puzzled crowd.

In this photo taken Friday July 27 2014, Francois Etoundi of Australia lifts during the men's 77kg weightlifting competition in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 in Glasgow Scotland.   Etoundi,  was stripped of his games accreditation Thursday July 31, 2014  after being arrested over an alleged assault during an altercation in the athletes' village in Glasgow.   (AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

Comm Games athlete convicted for assault on rival

- Associated Press

An Australian medal-winning weightlifter was convicted Thursday of head-butting another Commonwealth Games competitor in the athletes' village and Australia's athletics coach was sent home for criticizing his top star - just as the country's 20-year domination of the competition appeared to be coming to an end.

Nijel Amos, celebrates after winning the men's 800 meter race from David Rudisha, of Kenya 2nd and Andre Olivier of South Africa 3rd, at Hampden Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Amos relegates Rudisha to 2nd in 800 at Glasgow

- Associated Press

Nijel Amos of Botswana turned the tables on Olympic champion David Rudisha to win the 800-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on a cool, rainy Thursday night at Hampden Park.

Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

- Associated Press

Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.

FILE In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 file photo Germany's Markus Rehm makes a world record jump of 7.14 meters in the men's long jump F42/44 final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, in London. The German athletics federation has excluded an amputee long jumper from its squad for the upcoming European Championship, saying his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage it was reported Wednesday July 30, 2014. Paralympics champion Markus Rehm won the long jump competition at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusion

- Associated Press

A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Masuzoe has defended his call for a review of the venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens the proposal of having almost all the facilities close to the Athlete's Village. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics with a promise to deliver a compact games with 28 of the proposed 33 competition venues within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of the village. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

- Associated Press

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.

Gold medal winner Max Whitlock of England performs on the vault during the Men's All-Around gymnastics competition at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Usain Bolt in controversy at Commonwealth Games

- Associated Press

Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt.

FILE In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 file photo Germany's Markus Rehm makes a world record jump of 7.14 meters in the men's long jump F42/44 final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, in London. The German athletics federation has excluded an amputee long jumper from its squad for the upcoming European Championship, saying his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage it was reported Wednesday July 30, 2014. Paralympics champion Markus Rehm won the long jump competition at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

German federation drops amputee jumper from team

- Associated Press

Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.

Australia suspends coach for criticizing Pearson

Associated Press

Athletics Australia has suspended its head coach Eric Hollingsworth after he released an unauthorized statement criticizing Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson for not attending the team's pre-Glasgow training camp.