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Jan 9, 2015

Boston named U.S. bid city for 2024 Olympics

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a grueling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

Boston, which has never hosted an Olympics, was unveiled as the surprise pick over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington following the United States Olympic Committee’s(USOC) board meeting at the Denver International Airport.

Jan 9, 2015

Olympics-Boston named U.S. bid city for 2024 Olympics

Jan 8 (Reuters) – Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a gruelling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

Boston, which has never hosted an Olympics, was unveiled as the surprise pick over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington following the United States Olympic Committee’s(USOC) board meeting at the Denver International Airport.

Jan 8, 2015

Quarterbacks poised to steal playoff spotlight

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – If you want to win a championship you better have a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback, a truism that will be underlined in red this weekend with four tantalizing divisional playoff matchups.

From the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, to the rarified air of the Mile High City, where the Denver Broncos play, eight teams will take to the gridiron and five will be led by Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.

Dec 19, 2014

Sport-Off-field drama takes focus away from top displays

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – The stadiums and arenas where fans go to escape were invaded like never before in 2014 as the reality of racism, domestic violence and equality turned the Fields of Dreams into gloomy landscapes.

LeBron James’s homecoming, a Super Bowl blowout, a throwback World Series pitching performance and a Stanley Cup comeback for the ages all provided enough drama, suspense and awe to keep the turnstiles twirling and television ratings soaring.

Dec 7, 2014

Canada thanking their lucky after World Cup draw

GATINEAU, Quebec (Reuters) – Canadian coach John Herdman was thanking his lucky stars on Saturday after his team avoided the so-called ‘Group of Death’ and landed in a challenging but familiar pool at the 2015 Women’s World Cup draw on Saturday.

Herdman got just about everything he had wished for as he watched the balls pulled from the pots during an intimate ceremony conducted by FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke at the Canadian Museum of History.

Dec 7, 2014

Soccer-Canada thanking their lucky after World Cup draw

GATINEAU, Quebec Dec 6 (Reuters) – Canadian coach John Herdman was thanking his lucky stars on Saturday after his team avoided the so-called ‘Group of Death’ and landed in a challenging but familiar pool at the 2015 Women’s World Cup draw on Saturday.

Herdman got just about everything he had wished for as he watched the balls pulled from the pots during an intimate ceremony conducted by FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke at the Canadian Museum of History.

Dec 6, 2014

Americans put in tough group in women’s World Cup draw

GATINEAU, Quebec (Reuters) – Concerns over artificial turf were replaced by worries over opponents as number one ranked Olympic champions the United States found themselves in the ‘Group of Death’ at the 2015 women’s World Cup draw on Saturday.

The Americans were placed in Group D alongside fifth ranked Sweden, who conceded just one goal in 10 qualifying matches, 10th ranked Australia and African champions Nigeria.

Dec 6, 2014

Soccer-Americans put in tough group in women’s World Cup draw

GATINEAU, Quebec Dec 6 (Reuters) – Concerns over artificial turf were replaced by worries over opponents as number one ranked Olympic champions the United States found themselves in the ‘Group of Death’ at the 2015 women’s World Cup draw on Saturday.

The Americans were placed in Group D alongside fifth ranked Sweden, who conceded just one goal in 10 qualifying matches, 10th ranked Australia and African champions Nigeria.

Dec 5, 2014

Equal pay for women many World Cups away, says FIFA

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Women should not expect to be paid the same as men for many World Cups to come, said FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Friday, adding that any comparisons between the two tournaments was not worth debating.

Valcke, who will conduct the 2015 women’s World Cup draw on Saturday, noted that women will see prize money jump from the $10 million at the last World Cup in Germany to $15 million next year in Canada but it will be a long, long time before there will be the same type of pay parity that women enjoy at the tennis grand slams.

Dec 5, 2014

Soccer-Equal pay for women many World Cups away, says FIFA

OTTAWA, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Women should not expect to be paid the same as men for many World Cups to come, said FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Friday, adding that any comparisons between the two tournaments was not worth debating.

Valcke, who will conduct the 2015 women’s World Cup draw on Saturday, noted that women will see prize money jump from the $10 million at the last World Cup in Germany to $15 million next year in Canada but it will be a long, long time before there will be the same type of pay parity that women enjoy at the tennis grand slams.