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Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

After the winter of their discontent, it's been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians.

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WATCH: Annual Virginia pony swim

"Salt water cowboys" round up dozens of horses for the tradition off the Virginia coast, now in its 90th year.

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Sin City mafia museum to display FIFA’s ‘rampant corruption’

A museum devoted to the exploits of Tommy gun-wielding mobsters will open a permanent display exploring the "rampant corruption" of global soccer's scandal-rocked governing body.

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Brady blasts Deflategate suspension, denies wrongdoing

The New England Patriots says there is "zero evidence" against him in the Deflategate scandal.

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PREVIEW: Quicken Loans National

Tiger Woods hosts the 9th annual Quicken Loans National where there is bound to be an exciting finish at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, July 30.

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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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Platini to run for FIFA presidency

UEFA head Michel Platini announced on Wednesday his intention to stand for presidency of FIFA in place of Sepp Blatter.

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ANALYSIS: Women’s impact on men’s professional sports

The Arizona Cardinals say new coach Jen Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.

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U.S. dentist accused of killing beloved Cecil the Lion

Wildlife officials accused an American hunter of killing one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, July 29.

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NFL upholds Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension

The New England QB's punishment for his role in using under-inflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season was upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Arizona Cardinals hire the NFL’s first female coach

The Arizona Cardinals are being hailed as groundbreakers after hiring Dr. Jen Welter to be a coaching intern during training camp this year, working with inside linebackers.

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WATCH: Ohio State football players ‘dummy’ prank

This Nike uniform "mannequin" did a better job bringing quarterback Cardale Jones to the ground than any Oregon player.

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Spieth may be the best putter ever, says Poulter

U.S. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth could go down as the greatest putter golf has ever seen.

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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, July 28.

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Watch NFL rookies react to their ‘Madden 16′ ratings

Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Melvin Gordon and other NFL rookies react to their ratings in the upcoming installment of the storied video game franchise.

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U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

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Race to succeed Blatter is ‘poker’ game: FIFA executive member

A number of candidates are expected to vie for the chance to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

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Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes

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With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ coming to the big screen

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Warner Brothers says the popular fantasy role-playing game is being converted into a feature film.

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Love is not dead: Will and Jada aren’t divorcing

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"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.

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Gwen and Gavin are calling it quits

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: When a giant crane lands on your house

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Two construction cranes and a portion of a bridge being replaced in the Netherlands came crashing down, landing on nearby homes.