IN THE NEWS TODAY'S QUOTE SHORT HOPS ON DECK
Miami 102Philadelphia 93
Oklahoma City 116Charlotte 94
Indiana 115Orlando 86
Memphis 103Cleveland 92
Brooklyn 95Washington 78
Dallas 102Detroit 99
Chicago 89Utah 88
Boston 107Atlanta 102 (OT)
Portland 136San Antonio 106
Phoenix at Sacramento(n)
Houston at Golden State(n)
Toronto at L.A. Lakers(n)
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Ottawa 3N.Y. Rangers 2
Winnipeg 3Florida 2 (OT)
Nashville 6Edmonton 0
Colorado 6Chicago 2
Calgary at Anaheim(n)
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"For a new car, I thought last week was a really good debut for it. I personally think it's off to a great start, and it's got a lot of potential. We had good racing, we had a good finish, and everybody is going to keep learning. Everybody has their piece of the equation that they will figure out. You have to start somewhere, and for it to debut the way that it has, I think, has been a very positive start." -- Tony Stewart, on the new Gen-6 cars being used by NASCAR this season.
Los Angeles wants back into the Olympics, throwing its hat into the ring to bring them back to southern California on the 40th anniversary of its last turn as host -- the 1984 Games that revived the flagging reputation of the brand.
The U.S. Olympic Committee received a letter from the host of the 1932 and 1984 Games, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa expressing "enthusiastic interest" in pursuing a bid for 2024.
The USOC is deciding whether to bid for the 2024 Games and recently sent a letter to 35 of America's largest cities to gauge interest. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation has received a handful of responses and he is pleased with how the process is going.
He said he was "delighted" Los Angeles has expressed interest.
"Obviously, LA can handle the Games," Blackmun said Friday after the USOC's quarterly board meeting. "They've done a great job in the past."
The Los Angeles Games of 1984 were considered a triumph, coming at a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union were trading boycotts, when the Games were largely viewed as money-losing propositions and when cities were reluctant to try for them; Tehran was the only other city that expressed any interest in hosting the 1984 Games.
But Los Angeles lost out to Chicago in the domestic bid process the USOC held to choose its 2016 candidate. That was a lengthy, costly, somewhat unwieldy affair that Blackmun said will not be repeated if the USOC decides to try for the 2024 Games.
Los Angeles would be vying to join London as the only three-time hosts.
Check out the Sunday News for Dave Byrne's story on the conclusion of the PIAA Wrestling Championships. Also look for a report from Mike Gross on the McCaskey-Coatesville boys' matchup and Jason Fulginiti on the Lancaster Catholic-Susquehannock girls' game in the opening round of the PIAA Basketball Championships.