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Sports in brief: USOC withdraws bid for 2020 Summer Games


usoc reverses field on 2020 bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug Monday on a bid for the 2020 Summer Games before the International Olympic Committee could say no to the Americans. The two sides have been at odds over a revenue-sharing agreement for years.

At the heart of the disagreement is the USOC's long-standing 20 percent share of global sponsorship revenues and 12.75 percent cut of U.S. broadcast rights deals. The IOC wants more of that money.

The last games on U.S. soil were the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.


Favored squad combines for no-hitter

Brandon Miller led off the bottom of the first with a homer and combined with starter Landon Breon on a no-hitter to lead the Little League World Series' hometown favorite from Clinton County, Pa., to a 10-0 rout of Lafayette, La., in South Williamsport, Pa.

Pennsylvania faces Georgia, which defeated La Grange, Ky., in an 8-5 victory.

Meanwhile, Langley, British Columbia, beat Kaoshiung, Taiwan, 5-3 and faces Hamamatsu City, Japan.


Holmes withdraws to focus on brain surgery

J.B. Holmes has withdrawn from the Barclays as he prepares to have brain surgery.

Holmes, a two-time PGA Tour winner who played in the 2008 Ryder Cup, has been diagnosed with structural defects in the cerebellum. He has been dealing with vertigo-like symptoms since May.

Holmes is to have the low-risk procedure Sept. 1 at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He says he should be able to return to competition in about three months.

et cetera

Basketball: Lakers forward Luke Walton, with two years and $11.5 million remaining on his contract, agreed to become an assistant coach with the Memphis Tigers until the NBA lockout ends. Walton, 31, has played sparingly the past two years because of recurring back problems and a logjam at small forward. He has played eight seasons for the Lakers and won two championships.

Times wires

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