Boston's bid as 2024 Olympics host done

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(AP) -- Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.

Next, it may be time to see if there's more Olympic love in Los Angeles.

After the USOC and Boston cut ties on Monday, CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation still wants to try to host the 2024 Games. The USOC has until Sept. 15 to officially name its candidate. Several Olympic leaders have quietly been pushing Los Angeles - the city that invented the modern-day template for the Olympics when it played host in 1984 - as the best possible substitute.

Angels acquire OF Victorino from Red Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge.

The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. He has spent the past three years in Boston, batting .245 in just 33 games this season with two stints on the disabled list. (MORE)

Mets acquire closer Clippard from A's

NEW YORK (AP) In their second trade in four days, the Mets acquired closer Tyler Clippard from Oakland on Monday for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner in a swap of right-handers that increases New York's payroll by a little more than $2 million.

The 30-year-old Clippard, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is 1-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves in 21 chances. The Athletics obtained him from Washington in January. (MORE)

Cavs give Dellavedova 1-year, $1.2M deal

CLEVELAND (AP) Matthew Dellavedova has hustled his way back to the Cavaliers.

Dellavedova, who emerged as an unlikely postseason hero when All-Star guard Kyrie Irving was injured, signed a $1.2 million contract for next season on Monday. (MORE)

Rangers, C Stepan agree to 6-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers and center Derek Stepan avoided salary arbitration, agreeing on a six-year contract.

General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal Monday, hours before a contract arbitration hearing for the 25-year-old Stepan was to be held in Toronto. (MORE)

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