Los Angeles will try for its third Summer Olympics.
Organizers announced yesterday that the city will bid for the 2016 Olympics, pledging to hold the Games at no cost to taxpayers.
The 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles were the first to turn a profit, heavily involving corporate sponsorships in the Games. Los Angeles, the only U.S. city to hold the Summer Games twice, also hosted the 1932 Olympics.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Barry Sanders, chairman of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, said the U.S. Olympic Committee is being notified of the city's intention to bid for the Games.
* COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Miami safety Anthony Reddick apparently has a torn knee ligament, and the 14th-ranked Hurricanes expect him to miss the rest of the season. Preliminary reports show that Reddick, who started six games in 2004, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Miami's 10-7 loss to Florida State on Monday night.
* CYCLING: Lance Armstrong plans to train with his team this winter, increasing speculation he will end his retirement and attempt an eighth straight Tour de France victory.
"It's definitely an open possibility, I know he is on the bike," Discovery Channel team director Johan Bruyneel said.
"He absolutely wants to be part of the training camp in December and wants to get fit to compete with the guys there," Bruyneel said, adding that Armstrong can decide to return as late as February.
* BASEBALL: Chris Latham hit a first-inning grand slam, sending the United States to a 12-6 victory over Puerto Rico at the Baseball World Cup in Amsterdam.
The Americans (4-0) lead Group B in the 18-team tournament. Cuba is the defending champion.
The U.S. team is managed by Davey Johnson and comprises professionals not on 40-man major league rosters.
* PRO BASKETBALL: Free agent point guard Damon Jones has reached agreement on a four-year, $16.1 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jones, who spent last season with the Miami Heat, will be in Cleveland today to finalize the deal.
* HOCKEY: Vincent Damphousse retired, ending an 18-year NHL career in which the star center won a Stanley Cup title with Montreal in 1993.
-- From News Services