SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The city of Los Angeles launched a bid on Tuesday to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, just weeks after an expected bid by the city of Boston fell apart.
According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support a bid to bring the games back to California. The 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta were the most recent games in the U.S.
The bid, announced by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, USOC Chairman Larry Probst, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun, and other city officials and representatives, is called "environmentally sustainable" and would feature the vast majority of proposed venues within 30 minutes travel of the proposed Athletes' Village.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Los Angeles as our U.S. bid city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Blackmun said in a statement. "L.A. has proven experience in hosting the Games, and knows how to deliver world-class events for athletes and an extraordinary experience for fans."
Garcetti called it "an honor for any city to host the Olympic Games," and said his city was "uniquely prepared for this task."
L.A. has previously hosted the Summer Games in 1932 and 1984.
The announcement comes just two weeks before the September 15 deadline for cities to submit bids to the International Olympic Committee.
Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged with murder on Tuesday in the 1983 death of his girlfriend.
According to charging documents from a court in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Snuka faces with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges. He was arrested in New Jersey on Tuesday and posted bail later that day.
Snuka, who had been at a World Wrestling Federation taping at the Allentown Fairgrounds at the time of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino's death, told police shortly afterwards that he had returned to the couple's Whitehall Township hotel room to find her unresponsive in bed. She was pronounced dead at a hospital several hours later.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are Tuesday's scores and winners:
INTERLEAGUE Texas 8, San Diego 6
AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa Bay 11, Baltimore 2 Toronto 5, Cleveland 3, 10 Innings N-Y Yankees 3, Boston 1 Minnesota 8, Chi White Sox 6 Detroit 6, Kansas City 5 Seattle 7, Houston 5 L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 2
NATIONAL LEAGUE Arizona 6, Colorado 4, GAME ONE Arizona 5, Colorado 3, GAME TWO Miami 7, Atlanta 1 Philadelphia 14, N-Y Mets 8 Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 8, Washington 5 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1
ABC News(EL DORADO, Cali.) -- A high school football player in California is hospitalized in critical condition, one of two teammates who suffered brain injuries during a Friday game.
Authorities say they are investigating whether drug use among players – particularly the prescription drug Adderall, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD – may have played a role.
The investigation includes a review of game footage and other matters, authorities said.
Union Mine High School students Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz had finished playing a junior varsity game against Foothill High School when teammates and onlookers noticed something wrong.
The two teens lost consciousness and collapsed, and were rushed to hospitals. Schwartz was treated for a concussion and nerve injury before being released. He’s now recovering at home.
Brown, meanwhile, remains hospitalized in critical condition after undergoing emergency brain surgery. His family released a statement, acknowledging that he “suffered a high impact blow to the head that caused a subdural brain bleed.”
Authorities are investigating whether Adderall may have played a role, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. While a fellow 17-year-old student was arrested for allegedly providing the drug to classmates, authorities say they have not connected the suspect to Brown and Schwartz’s injuries.
The identity of the student facing charges has not been released.
Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided not to reconsider the lifetime ban of Chicago White Sox star "Shoeless" Joe Jackson from the MLB Hall of Fame.
According to a post on the Facebook page of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Manfred determined that "it would not be appropriate for [him] to re-open" the matter of Jackson's eligibility for the Hall of Fame.
"It is not possible now, over 95 years since those events took place and were considered by Commissioner [Kenesaw Mountain] Landis, to be certain enough of the truth to overrule Commissioner Landis' determinations," Manfred wrote.
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum says that Manfred's letter was dated July 20, and that a response from the museum about ten days later has gone unanswered.
Jackson was placed on baseball's ineligible list for his role in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, in which the White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series.
Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Team Penske has announced a special paint scheme for Joey Logano's No. 22 Ford Mustang in this weekend's XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.
The black-and-gold scheme will pay homage to the Hertz/Shelby GT350H “Rent-A-Racer” program from the 1960s.
“I’m pretty excited to run this special Hertz paint scheme,” Logano said in a statement. “Anytime you can get behind the wheel of a car that has a new look to it, people take notice. And the Hertz Rent-A-Racer car just looks fast. I think it will stand out, especially among all the cars that will have really cool throwback paint schemes that weekend in Darlington.”
Darlington will have a throwback theme for its events this weekend. The track will host the XFINITY Series' VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 on Saturday.
Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said early Tuesday that an Instagram photo criticizing the team that was "liked" by his account was not intentional and not done by him.
The post criticized team owner Dan Snyder and the team's front office while arguing that Griffin "does not deserve the blame or bad rap" for the team's failures.
"I did not 'like' that IG post ridiculing our team," Griffin said in an Instagram post of his own. "I have not been social media active consistently for awhile [sic] now and am ultra-focused on working to get back on the field and trying to help this team."
Griffin explained that an intern who "helps with Instagram" was the one who had liked the post, and that when it came to his attention, Griffin had the "like" removed.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is set to find out within the next two days whether his four-game suspension is upheld or overturned, according to the judge hearing his lawsuit against the NFL.
Brady is fighting his four-game suspension that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered over the "Deflategate" accusation that stemmed from the last playoff season.
Federal judge Richard Berman said at a hearing Monday in New York that the two sides did not reach a settlement, and that he would issue a written ruling on Tuesday or Wednesday. Brady smiled as he walked in the courthouse, with his hands stuffed in his blue suit pants pockets.
Both sides — Brady and the NFL Players Association in one corner and the NFL and Goodell in the other — had asked the judge for a ruling by Friday. Patriots fans are waiting with bated breath before the team's first game of the season on Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Berman credited each side with trying to reach a settlement, saying Monday, "I have no qualms about everybody's dedication."
Brady's suspension was first handed down in May, along with a fine levied on the New England Patriots. The suspension was then upheld by the NFL in July. The punishment revolves around the deflation of footballs used during the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 18. The Patriots won that game 45-7, then went on to win the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.
"I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either," Brady wrote in a Facebook post last month.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he regrets not taking legal action in May when the team was first fined by the NFL.
"I was wrong to put my faith in the league," Kraft said during a news conference last month, adding that Brady "is a person of great integrity and is a great ambassador of the game both on and off the field."
Attorney Ted Wells, who has led the Deflategate investigation, stated in May that it "is more than probable" that Brady "was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" involving the release of air from the Patriots' footballs. Brady has denied the allegation.