Hungarian capital pulls out of 2024 Olympic race

Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.

Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs confirmed the withdrawal to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The joint decision by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos and the Hungarian Olympic Committee will be formally voted on by the Budapest City Assembly, where Orban’s governing Fidesz party has a comfortable majority.

The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city in September.


OPEN 13: Daniil Medvedev upset eighth-seeded Benoit Paire 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the first round in Marseille, France, and defending champion Nick Kyrgios advanced to the quarterfinals.

The 21-year-old Medvedev rallied from a double break down in the decider after breaking his French opponent when Paire served for the match in the second set.

DUBAI TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: American teen Catherine “CiCi” Bellis captured her first career Top 10 win when she upset sixth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in third-round play.

The 17-year-old Bellis, ranked 70th, had lost her previous four matches against top-10 opponents.

RIO OPEN: Second-seeded Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Dusan Lajovic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Thiem is now the clear favorite to win his eighth ATP singles title after top-seeded Kei Nishikori was beaten in the first round by Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci.

Thiem faces a quarterfinal against Diego Schwartzman, who advanced with a 6-4, 7-6 (1) win over fellow Argentine Federico Delbonis

No. 5 Albert Ramos-Vinolas defeated Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3 to secure a quarterfinal spot. He will face Nicolas Kicker, who defeated Arthur De Greef, 6-3, 6-3.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Sevilla was unable to capitalize on its dominant performance in a 2-1 win over Leicester in Seville, Spain, as Jamie Vardy scored a crucial goal – his first of the year – to keep the English champions alive in the Round of 16.

MLS: The LA Galaxy’s reserve team will hold open tryouts in England this summer in an attempt to find overlooked talent for the Major League Soccer franchise.

Players between 16 and 25 years old will be welcomed in London on May 31-June 1 and in Manchester on June 3-4.


NFL: The Chicago Bears hired three assistants, bringing in Zach Azzanni as receivers coach, Brandon Staley as outside linebackers coach and Derius Swinton II as assistant special teams coach.

 The Miami Dolphins signed six ex-players — quarterbacks Bob Griese and Dan Marino, cornerback Sam Madison, guard Larry Little, wide receiver Nat Moore and defensive end/linebacker Kim Bokamper — so they can retire as Dolphins.

Each player signed a contract, was added to the active roster, and then officially retired in a ceremony that was carried live on Dolphins.com

• The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent cornerback K’Waun Williams to a one-year deal.

Williams originally signed with Cleveland in 2014.

 Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the NFL Players Association through strikes in 1974 and 1982, died at age 76 in Verona, Wisconsin, reportedly of Parkinson’s disease.

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