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Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The 2024 Olympics may still be hosted in America, but they aren't going to be in Boston.

On Monday, the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled an offer for the 2024 Olympics to be hosted in Boston.

Many Boston residents were hesitant to support the bid from the start, a main reason for the committee's decision.

"We have not been able to get a majority of the citizens of Boston to support hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," said a statement from the USOC. "Therefore, the USOC does not think that the level of support enjoyed by Boston’s bid would allow it to prevail over great bids from Paris, Rome, Hamburg, Budapest or Toronto."

In a statement, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said he was concerned how the high cost of the Olympics would affect the city.

"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," said Walsh in a statement. "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."

Hosting the Olympics in 2024 may be over for Boston, but what about 2028?

"I'm not really thinking about 2028 at this point," said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. "I'm more interested in taking some of the ideas out of the 2024 stuff."

The last Summer Olympic Games hosted in the U.S. were nearly twenty years ago in Atlanta.


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Willard/iStock/ThinkStock(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- Taking another step toward incorporating women into male-dominated professional sports, the Arizona Cardinals Football Club announced Monday that they've hired a woman to be a coach intern.

A press release from the Arizona Cardinals Football Club states that Dr. Jen Welter "is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL."

Dr. Welter will be a staff member of the Cardinals coaches during training camp and the preseason.

She is expected to be formally introduced at a news conference on Tuesday.

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valio84sl/iStock/ThinkStock(COSTA MESA, Calif.) -- It's been several years since Gilbert Arenas has played in the NBA, but the basketball star had a seemingly unfair advantage when he went to play the basketball games at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California.

The former Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic player wrote on Instagram Sunday: "We just got banned from all the basketball hoops at #orangecountyfair".

"every one screamed #theRimsarebent I screamed #hibachi ...#ArenasFamily #CountyFairRockstars" Arenas added, along with this hilarious photo of him surrounded by all his big winnings.

Despite Arenas' social media post, a rep for the Orange County Fair told ABC affiliate KABC that Arenas is not banned.

The fair has 15 basketball games and you are allowed to win 1 prize per game, per day, the spokesperson said. Arenas won all 15 that day.

Arenas is welcome to return any other day, the rep added -- he had just reached the limit for the day.

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says the embattled FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, deserves a Nobel Prize, according to the BBC.

Soccer's governing body, FIFA, is currently in a corruption crisis as an investigation is being held into the selection of Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Swiss authorities are also holding a separate criminal investigation.

A United States investigation indicted 14 people in corruption charges and seven FIFA officials were arrested.

Blatter stepped down from his position in early June following the arrests, but will remain in his office until a successor is appointed.

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Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A group that advocates to end violence against women says Ray Rice, the former Ravens running back who was caught on video punching his then-fiancee in an elevator, deserves another chance.

The founders of A Call to Men, a national anti-violence group, have worked with Rice since November and believe he deserves to play in the NFL again, ESPN reports.

“We have been around a lot of abusive men, but our experience with Ray has been tremendously positive," Tony Porter of A Call to Men said, according to ESPN. "We feel strongly about him having the opportunity of having a second chance. He's deserving of it."

Porter’s A Call to Men co-founder, Ted Bunch, said Rice is “seeing the bigger picture,” and has “held himself accountable.” Though Rice does want to compete again, he’d also like to “make a difference in the world,” reports ESPN.

As of yet, there’s been discussion of bringing Rice back to the league, but no actual plans have been confirmed.

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Phil Ellsworth/ESPN(CLEVELAND) — The Portland Trail Blazers struck a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers to get Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood. The deal will expand options and save luxury-tax money for the Cavs, sources told ESPN.

ESPN reports the Blazers could cut Haywood and arrange a buyout with Miller to receive two future second-round picks from the Cavs.

The deal will also mean cash for the Cavaliers, who will make two trade exceptions, one for $2.94 million and another for $10.5 million — the largest trade exception in the league.

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iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUE
San Francisco 4, Oakland 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 2
Chicago White Sox 2, Cleveland 1
Kansas City 5, Houston 1
N.Y. Yankees 7, Minnesota 2
L.A. Angels 13, Texas 7
Seattle 6, Toronto 5, 10 Innings
Boston 11, Detroit 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
N.Y. Mets 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 10 Innings
Pittsburgh 3, Washington 1
Atlanta 3, St. Louis 2
Philadelphia 11, Chicago Cubs 5
Colorado 17, Cincinnati 7
San Diego 3, Miami 2
Arizona 3, Milwaukee 0

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Robert Laberge/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Kyle Busch's hot streak continued at the Brickyard this weekend.

He won the Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Crown Royal Presents The Jeff Kyle 400, on Sunday -- one day after taking the Xfinity Series event at the same track.

Busch has won the last three Cup races and four of the last five.

He's now just 23 points outside the top 30 in the point standings. A driver must be in the top 30 in order to be eligible for the Chase.

Busch suffered a leg and foot injury in February that sidelined him for a few months.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the Crown Royal Presents The Jeff Kyle 400 at The Brickyard:

1. Kyle Busch
2. Joey Logano
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Martin Truex Jr.
5. Denny Hamlin
6. Clint Bowyer
7. Matt Kenseth
8. Kurt Busch
9. Kyle Larson
10. Brad Keselowski

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Photo by Elsa/Getty Images(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) -- Three of the best pitchers of a generation were among the honorees on Sunday as the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed four new members.

At the annual induction ceremony, the Hall of Fame welcomed Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio to its ranks. Thousands attended the ceremony.

Martinez joined former San Francisco Giants great Juan Marichal as the only Dominican players in the Hall of Fame. That fact was not lost on Martinez who said that "we waited 32 years for another Dominican," but that he expects more to join the pair in the near future.

He thanked the fans, the writers who voted him in to the Hall of Fame, and even his opponents, joking that he always respected his opponents, even if "by the pitches, sometimes you wouldn't tell that."

Johnson, at 6-feet-10 inches tall, is the tallest player in the Hall of Fame. He called it "humbling" to become a part of "baseball's greatest fraternity."

Perhaps most notable was Smoltz' speech, in which he called for parents to rein in their children when it comes to playing baseball. Regarding the number of teens having surgery for arm injuries caused by baseball, Smoltz said that kids playing baseball aren't "having fun" and that every pitch they throw is "maxed out." He urged parents to take care of those young arms.

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Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- One of the biggest dominoes has fallen in the lead up to the Major League Baseball trading deadline as the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals announced a deal Sunday that sent ace Johnny Cueto to the defending American League champions.

Cueto, 29, was considered one of the top pitchers available this month. Word came out on Saturday that a deal to the Royals was nearly completed before one of the players involved had a medical issue that halted the trade.

Still, on Sunday, the two teams came to an agreement and the deal was made official. The Royals acquire three left-handed pitchers in the move, Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed.

Finnegan factored in for the Royals in the postseason last year, but had been pitching in Triple-A for Kansas City.

Cueto finished second in last year's National League Cy Young Award voting.

In eight seasons, Cueto has won 92 games in Cincinnati.

For the Royals, who made the postseason for the first time in nearly 30 years last season, acquiring Cueto is a sign that they hope to capitalize on their chance to win big this year. They currently stand 6.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central and hold the best record in the American League.

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