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    OLY--IOC MEETING

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland IOC President Thomas Bach wants local governments to resist promoting independently run sports events that he believes go against the Olympic ideal. The organizers of profit-driven sporting ventures are "cherry picking" events without sharing the International Olympic Committee's duty to use profits to help athletes around the world, Bach told Olympic leaders on Tuesday at their annual meeting. Bu Graham Dunbar. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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    BKN--NBA AWARDS

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. _ The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year. By Beth Harris. SENT: 925 words, photos.

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    SOC--COPA AMERICA-LOOKAHEAD

    SÃO PAULO _ The group stage of the Copa America ended with Brazil and Uruguay still the favorites and Argentina still unable to meet expectations. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1700 GMT, photos.

    SOC--WWCUP-ITALY-CHINA

    MONTPELLIER, France _ Italy hopes to continue its impressive Women’s World Cup campaign after winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia when it plays China on Tuesday in the round of 16. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

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    CRI--CWC-WORLD CUP

    LONDON _ England goes into the Cricket World Cup group match against Australia at Lord's on Tuesday having dominated their recent matchups. England has won 12 of the last 14. SENT: 145 words, photos.

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    _ BBO--BASEBALL CAPSULES _ Yanks homer in record-tying 27th straight game, beat Toronto. SENT: 590 words, photos.

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