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Aug 12, 2015

USOC and Los Angeles explore 2024 Olympic bid

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will explore a possible Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Summer Games after Boston pulled out of the race, USOC chairman Larry Probst said on

Wednesday.

Following the rescinding of Boston’s candidature due to a lack of public support, the USOC has been forced to move quickly to find another potential host with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) having set a Sept. 15 deadline for interested cities to submit a letter of intent.

Aug 12, 2015

Olympics-USOC and Los Angeles explore 2024 Olympic bid

Aug 12 (Reuters) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will explore a possible Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Summer Games after Boston pulled out of the race, USOC chairman Larry Probst said on Wednesday.

Following the rescinding of Boston’s candidature due to a lack of public support, the USOC has been forced to move quickly to find another potential host with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) having set a Sept. 15 deadline for interested cities to submit a letter of intent.

Aug 12, 2015

Serena shakes off rust, Bouchard woes continue at Rogers Cup

TORONTO (Reuters) – Serena Williams shook off some hard-court rust before rolling to a 2-6 6-3 6-0 win over Italy’s Flavia Pennetta at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, but the home crowd failed to fire up local favorite Eugenie Bouchard, who slumped to another first round exit.

Williams, playing her first match of the North American hard-court swing after pulling out at Stanford last week with a sore right elbow, endured a ragged opening set in which she was broken four times and fired four double faults.

Aug 12, 2015

Tennis-Serena shakes off rust, Bouchard woes continue at Rogers Cup

TORONTO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Serena Williams shook off some hard-court rust before rolling to a 2-6 6-3 6-0 win over Italy’s Flavia Pennetta at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, but the home crowd failed to fire up local favourite Eugenie Bouchard, who slumped to another first round exit.

Williams, playing her first match of the North American hard-court swing after pulling out at Stanford last week with a sore right elbow, endured a ragged opening set in which she was broken four times and fired four double faults.

Aug 12, 2015

Bouchard stays positive despite another early exit

TORONTO (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard was hailed as the new face of women’s tennis just 12 months ago but the Canadian’s downward spiral continued on Tuesday with a humbling 6-0 5-7 6-2 loss to Swiss Belinda Bencic in the opening round of the Rogers Cup.

Home fans had come out in force to cheer on the 21-year-old but had little reason to get excited as the error-prone Bouchard fell at the first hurdle for the eighth time in 10 tournaments.

Aug 12, 2015

Tennis-Bouchard stays positive despite another early exit

TORONTO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard was hailed as the new face of women’s tennis just 12 months ago but the Canadian’s downward spiral continued on Tuesday with a humbling 6-0 5-7 6-2 loss to Swiss Belinda Bencic in the opening round of the Rogers Cup.

Home fans had come out in force to cheer on the 21-year-old but had little reason to get excited as the error-prone Bouchard fell at the first hurdle for the eighth time in 10 tournaments.

Aug 11, 2015

Williams shakes off rust, rolls ahead at Rogers Cup

TORONTO (Reuters) – Serena Williams needed a set to shake off some hard court rust then rolled to 2-6 6-3 6-0 win over Italy’s Flavia Pennetta and into the third round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.

Playing her first match of the North American hard court swing after pulling out of last week’s event in Stanford with a sore right elbow, Williams played a ragged opening set in which she was broken four times while firing four double faults.

Aug 11, 2015

Tennis-Williams shakes off rust, rolls ahead at Rogers Cup

TORONTO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Serena Williams needed a set to shake off some hard court rust then rolled to 2-6 6-3 6-0 win over Italy’s Flavia Pennetta and into the third round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.

Playing her first match of the North American hard court swing after pulling out of last week’s event in Stanford with a sore right elbow, Williams played a ragged opening set in which she was broken four times while firing four double faults.

Aug 11, 2015

Lisicki routs Venus Williams at rain-hit Rogers Cup

TORONTO (Reuters) – After a long rain delay Germany’s Sabine Lisicki made quick work of Venus Williams, strolling into the second round of the Rogers Cup on Monday after routing the American 6-0 6-3.

Rain wiped out most of the opening day action but play finally resumed on the Toronto hardcourts late in the evening following a nine-hour wait with Williams and Lisicki walking out onto a near empty center court.

Aug 11, 2015

Tennis-Lisicki routs Venus Williams at rain-hit Rogers Cup

TORONTO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – After a long rain delay Germany’s Sabine Lisicki made quick work of Venus Williams, strolling into the second round of the Rogers Cup on Monday after routing the American 6-0 6-3.

Rain wiped out most of the opening day action but play finally resumed on the Toronto hardcourts late in the evening following a nine-hour wait with Williams and Lisicki walking out onto a near empty centre court.