Timeline: Los Angeles’ path to 2028 Olympics

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A timeline of Los Angeles’ path to becoming an Olympic host city for the third time in 2028:

Dec. 16, 2014: The USOC announces it will bid for the 2024 Olympics. It names four finalists to be its bid city — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Jan. 8, 2015: The USOC announces it has chosen Boston to be its 2024 Olympic bid city.

July 27, 2015: Boston drops its 2024 Olympic bid after mayor Marty Walsh refuses to sign a document that could put taxpayers at risk if there are cost overruns. The USOC says it would like to bid for 2024 with a different city, but it has less than two months to submit a bid to the IOC.

Sept. 1, 2015: The LA 2024 Olympic bid becomes official, two weeks before the IOC deadline. It joins Budapest, Hamburg, Paris and Rome as bidders.

Nov. 29, 2015: Hamburg drops its 2024 Olympic bid after a majority of its voting residents opposed the bid.

Feb. 16, 2016: LA 2024 unveils its new bid logo and slogan — “Follow the Sun.”

Oct. 11, 2016: Rome suspends its 2024 Olympic bid after staunch opposition from the city’s new mayor. The bid is never revived.

Dec. 8, 2016: IOC president Thomas Bach doesn’t rule out awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Olympics in 2017, saying the current bidding process produces “too many losers.”

Feb. 22, 2017: Budapest 2024 says it will withdraw its bid, leaving LA and Paris as the only bidders for the 2024 Games set to be awarded in September.

February-March, 2017: Paris 2024 co-bid chief Tony Estanguet is quoted in reports issuing an ultimatum that Paris will accept the 2024 Olympics or nothing. LA bid officials issue no such ultimatum.

May 4, 2017: LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman reportedly says the city will not renew its Olympic bid for a future Games if it comes away empty-handed in host city voting this summer.

June 9, 2017: The IOC executive board discusses and recommends both the 2024 and 2028 Olympics to be awarded this summer — one to Paris, the other to Los Angeles, in some order. IOC membership is set to vote to approve the measure in early July.

July 11, 2017: The IOC approves awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Olympics this summer — one to Paris, the other to Los Angeles. Paris is seen as the 2024 favorite, but the move all but ensures the U.S. gets its first Olympics since 2002 (and first Summer Games since 1996). LA, Paris and the IOC will negotiate to try and agree to which city gets 2024 and which gets 2028. If they can’t agree, a scheduled IOC members vote of the 2024 host city will still take place in September.

July 31, 2017: It is announced that LA has reached an agreement to host the 2028 Olympics.

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Chloe Dygert crashes over guard rail at world championships, has surgery

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American Chloé Dygert crashed over a guard rail at the world road cycling championships time trial, where she appeared en route to a repeat title, and underwent leg surgery as a result.

Dygert, who last year won by the largest margin in history as the youngest-ever champion, lost control of her bike while approaching a curve to the right. Her front wheel bobbled, and she collided with the barricade, flipping over into an area with grass.

Dygert, who had a left leg laceration, was tended to by several people, put on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Bologna, Italy, about 25 miles from the worlds host of Imola.

“We are relieved that this crash was not worse than what it could have been,” USA Cycling chief of sport performance Jim Miller said in a press release. “While this crash is distressing, Chloe is young and a fighter. With Chloe’s determination, we know she will be back riding before we know it. For now, we want her to focus on healing.”

About 10 minutes after the crash, Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen won her first time trial title.

Van der Breggen took silver the last three years behind Dygert and countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, who missed this year’s race after breaking her wrist last week in the Giro Rosa.

Dygert, 23, had a 26-second lead at the 14-kilometer time check of the 31-kilometer race. Full results are here.

Dygert qualified for the Tokyo Olympics when she won last year’s world time trial title. She has been bidding to make the Olympics on the road and the track.

Worlds continue Friday with the men’s time trial airing on Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold for Cycling Pass subscribers at 8:15 a.m. ET. A full TV schedule is here.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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