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Hosting Olympics may have significant influence on Boston real estate

Hosting Olympics may have significant influence on Boston real estate

Local organizing committee Boston 2024 recently submitted its bid to the United States Olympic Committee to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

If Boston becomes the host of the 2024 Olympics, it would have really significant influence on the city's real estate as the host city would need big stadiums, a lot of playing fields, a massive Olympic Village for athletes and trainers.

The IOC would require the host city to provide 30-35 competition venues, and a 100-acre Olympic Stadium, and 100-acre Olympic Village, as well as media facilities.

Mass. man wins Philadelphia Marathon; qualifies for 2016 U.S. Olympic trials

Mass. man wins Philadelphia Marathon; qualifies for 2016 U.S. Olympic trials

A Massachusetts man on Sunday finished the Philadelphia Marathon fast enough to qualify for the 2016 U. S. Olympic trials.

Dan Vassallo, a 29-year-old resident of Peabody, finished the Philadelphia Marathon in 2:17:28, within the limit of 2:18 that was set for competitors to qualify for the next Olympic trials.

Previously, Vassallo had won the Philadelphia Marathon in 2010. His winning time in yesterday's marathon was more than four minutes faster than his time consumption of 2:21:36 in 2010. This year, Vassallo beat the 2013-winner Abebe Mekuriya by seven seconds.

Concord wanted to honor seniors with one more win: Garin Justice

Concord wanted to honor seniors with one more win: Garin Justice

Concord University's football team wanted to honor its seniors by scoring one more victory on Senior Day, head coach Garin Justice said in a press conference after the recent game against Notre Dame College.

The Mountain Lions beat Notre Dame College 51-14, scoring one more home win for the team's fans.

The Revs still pursuing urban stadium: Jonathan Kraft says

The Revs still pursuing urban stadium: Jonathan Kraft says

Investor Jonathan Kraft, who owns the New England Revolution, said he was "hopeful" that the team would be able to move into a soccer-specific stadium in the near future.

In a Boston sports-talk radio appearance on Tuesday, Kraft said the Revs' long-term future was away from the 68,000-plus-seat Gillette stadium that the team currently shares with the NFL's New England Patriots.

Speaking on the 98.5 Sports Hub, Kraft added that he believed that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also wanted to the city to host a new stadium.

Concord-Carlisle girls qualify for MIAA Division 2 North semifinals

Concord-Carlisle girls qualify for MIAA Division 2 North semifinals

The Concord-Carlisle girls' soccer team on Monday qualified for the MIAA Division 2 North semifinals after defeating rival Dracut 3-0 at Doug White Field.

Commenting on the No. 9-seeded girls' victory, Concord-Carlisle coach Peter Fischelis said that the team was better prepared for the match than any other game in the current season.

When asked for a comment on the team's performance, Fischelis said, "It was a gratifying win. We were better prepared for this game than any other game this season."

New Hampshire jumps to first spot in Sports Network FCS Top-25

New Hampshire jumps to first spot in Sports Network FCS Top-25

Northern Iowa last Saturday snapped North Dakota State's record FCS 33-game winning streak 23-3, which dragged the Bison to No. 4 in the Sports Network FCS Top-25.

While the Bison slipped No. 4, New Hampshire on Monday jumped one spot to grab No. 1 in the Sports Network FCS Top-25 for the first time since October 2006.

In the new rankings, a total of four teams garnered at least thirteen first-place votes. New Hampshire defeated Rhode Island 41-14 last Saturday for its eighth time in a row since an opening loss at Toledo, garnered 70 of the 157 first-place votes and 3,800 points.

Marcus Smart suffers injury in left ankle

Marcus Smart suffers injury in left ankle

A stretcher was summoned to take Marcus Smart from the court in the fourth quarter of Friday night match between Celtics and the Indiana Pacers, after the Celtics rookie guard suffered an injury on his left ankle.

Smart stepped awkwardly on the foot of Lavoy Allen of the Indiana Pacers and instantly took hold of his left ankle after he crashed to the ground. Doctors rushed to the field to attend to him.

A few seconds later, a stretcher was summoned to the court and the injured player's leg was immobilized. Eventually, he was taken from the court.

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