• Usain Bolt closed out the season Friday with another win in the 100 meters, finishing in 9.80 seconds in the Memorial Van Damme.

    Usain Bolt from Jamaica, center, runs to win the men's 100 meters at the Diamond League Memorial Van Damme athletics event, at Brussels' King Baudouin stadium, on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. At left is Justin Gatlin from the U.S., at right is James Dasaolu from Great Britain.
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 06, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT
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  • This Nov. 11, 2012 file photo shows Candlestick Park is shown during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams in San Francisco. A football fan fell from an elevated pedestrian walkway and died at San Francisco's Candlestick Park Sunday Sept. 8, 2013, during the 49ers-Green Bay Packers game. San Francisco police spokesman Gordon Shyy says multiple people witnessed the man's fall onto a sidewalk from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around Candlestick.

    Falls by fans at stadiums in San Francisco and Indianapolis during NFL season openers have left one man dead and two other people injured, authorities said.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 09, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT
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  • In this Dec. 5, 2008 file photo, U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst poses for a photo at a hotel in Costa Mesa, Calif. Probst has been elected to the IOC, a big boost for the U.S. to regain influence on the Olympic stage. Probst made it onto the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 with 71 votes in favor and 20 against.

    The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee has been elected to the IOC, a big boost for the U.S. to regain influence on the Olympic stage.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 10, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT
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  • Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose reports Tokyoites Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics at the Tokyo Municipal Government main office in Tokyo Tuesday evening, Sept. 10, 2013 shortly after returning from the International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires.

    Tokyo's governor promises that the return of the Olympics in 2020 — nearly a half century after the city's first games — will be a sports success and an economic boost to the nation.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 10, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT
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  • Thomas Bach, vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), attends a report session during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

    Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, succeeds Jacques Rogge, the Belgian who is stepping down after 12 years as head of the Olympic body.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 10, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT
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  • In this May 24, 2012 file photo, United States Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst, left, and Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge shake hands after signing an agreement between the IOC and the USOC at the SportAccord conference in Quebec City. Probst has been elected to the IOC, a big boost for the U.S. to regain influence on the Olympic stage. Probst made it onto the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, with 71 votes in favor and 20 against.

    The newest American member of the IOC believes there are only a few U.S. cities that could realistically contend for the 2024 Olympics.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 11, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT
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  • A trio of helicopters flies past Emirates Team New Zealand before the start of the fifth race of the America's Cup against Oracle Team USA on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in San Francisco. Emirates Team New Zealand won the race.

    New Zealand leads 4 to minus-1 and needs five more wins to claim the oldest trophy in international sports for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 11, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT
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  • Supporters wait for the first round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, to resume after a rain delay, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

    The first day of play at the Evian Championship was washed out Thursday after heavy morning rain soaked the newly-designed course.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 12, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT
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  • US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) puts on the yellow jersey as overall leader on the podium at the end of the14th stage of the 90th Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Girons and Loudenvielle-le-Louron, 20 July 2003. Italian Gilberto Simoni (Saeco/Ita) won the stage.

    Lance Armstrong has returned his Olympic bronze cycling medal, the latest fallout from his confession to using performance-enhancing drugs.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 12, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT
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