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MLB scraps plans for London in ’17


London is not calling for Major League Baseball next year.

The players’ associatio­n says MLB has given up plans to play regular-season games in the British capital in 2017.

Commission­er Rob Manfred said in January that his staff was working hard at playing in London, and MLB officials looked at the renovated Olympic Stadium as a possible venue.

“There was discussion about London early on,” union head Tony Clark said Monday. “Unfortunat­ely there were a number of moving pieces related to London that shortened our window in an effort to try to find common ground on that happening, and we weren’t able to get it done in time.”

Usain Bolt’s quest for more Olympic gold is back on, as expected.

The Jamaican Olympic Committee released its delegation for next month’s Rio Games on Monday, and Bolt is among the selections even though an injury kept him from formally qualifying at his country’s national championsh­ips.

Bolt is listed as a qualifier in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay. He has six Olympic gold medals, sweeping those events at the Beijing Games in 2008 and the London Games in 2012.

Bolt withdrew from Jamaica’s national meet on July 1 with a slight tear in his left hamstring, doing so just before the 100-meter final. The 100 and 200 world-record holder is scheduled to compete in London on July 22 to confirm his fitness level for the Rio Games.

Also Monday, American sprinter Tyson Gay was handed a spot on the U.S. Olympic team as a relay runner, more than two years after his doping positive cost the Americans their silver medal from the 2012 Games.

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will make his next start at the $1 million Haskell Invitation­al at Monmouth Park on July 31. Track officials made the announceme­nt Monday.

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