Monday's Sports In Brief


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships - a trial run for next summer's Olympics - and the team doctor said she suspected it was due to pollution in the lake where the competition took place.

The event took place amid rising concerns about the water quality at venues for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, now less than a year away.

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The Americans were by far the hardest hit at the regatta that concluded over the weekend, with reports of vomiting and diarrhea. Other teams in the competition reported some illnesses, according to World Rowing, the sport's governing body, but those were about as expected at an event that featured more than 500 young rowers.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston's recent drop from contention, the organizers' proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion plus a $400 million contingency, according to a senior adviser to Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The sum includes $200 million to cover city expenses, Jeff Millman said. The city's projection anticipates revenues far in excess of $4.5 billion and a significant profit, Millman said.

The budget would not come from city funding, but would instead come to the Los Angeles organizing committee from such sources as broadcast revenue, sponsorships and tickets. Boston had proposed a budget under $5 billion - considered frugal for the Olympics - but still struggled to sell the public on the idea it wouldn't need major public funding to host the games.


SAN DIEGO (AP) - The city and county's updated plans for a new $1.1 billion stadium were immediately trashed by the Chargers, making it look increasingly doubtful the long-running, contentious issue can be solved by City Hall's Sept. 11 deadline to have a deal in place to qualify for a January vote.

The city and county unveiled the updated plans a few hours after a local contingent made a presentation to the NFL's Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities in Chicago.

The Chargers, who appear eager to move to Los Angeles, will update all owners on Tuesday on their joint plan with the archrival Oakland Raiders to build a stadium in Carson.

St. Louis owner Stan Kroenke will give an update on his competing bid to build a stadium in Inglewood.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Lavonte David isn't fazed by heightened expectations that'll come with being one of the highest-paid linebackers in the NFL.

The fourth-year pro welcomes them after signing a five-year $50.25 contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are counting on him to help the franchise become relevant again.

David, who's guaranteed $25.5 million, joins three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy as the second core player the team has given lucrative, long-term deals since coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht began making personnel decisions in 2014.

The Bucs have missed the playoffs seven consecutive seasons and haven't won a postseason game since their 2002 Super Bowl run.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - After winning a world championship, Jordan Wilimovsky returned home to claim a national title.

Wilimovsky touched first in the 1,500-meter freestyle on the final night of the U.S. national championships in San Antonio, adding to the 10-kilometer open water title he won two weeks ago at the world championships in Russia while becoming the first American swimmer to earn a spot at the Rio Olympics. His winning time at the Northside Aquatics Center was 14 minutes, 57.05 seconds.

Other winners Monday included World University Games champion Lindsay Vrooman (women's 800 free), Laura Sogar (women's 200 breaststroke), Amanda Weir (women's 100 free), Jacob Pebley (men's 200 backstroke) and Great Britain's Craig Benson (men's 200 breaststroke).


NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Rangers are giving former Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll a second chance a few months after he pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a cocaine case.

The Rangers signed Stoll to a one-year, $800,000 contract in a deal that gives the NHL's best team in the regular season in 2014 a center who is outstanding on faceoffs, good on the penalty kill and a veteran who knows what it takes to win the Stanley Cup.

The negative is obviously Stoll's recent problems off the ice. The 33-year-old pleaded guilty in June to two reduced misdemeanor charges to resolve a felony cocaine case stemming from his April arrest at a Las Vegas Strip swimming pool. A felony charge of cocaine possession was dismissed.


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said suspended cornerback Dominique Hatfield is ''going to be allowed to stay in school,'' but has not yet been cleared to return to the team.

School spokesperson Liz Abel, however, said Hatfield was never kicked out of school in the first place and remains on scholarship.

Hatfield's lawyer, Greg Skordas, was surprised by the university's statement and believed his client had been suspended from the university.

Hatfield was dismissed from the team last month after he was charged with aggravated robbery and theft. Those charges were dropped, but the investigation is ongoing. Hatfield was also charged with misdemeanor assault last week stemming from a fight during a party.