Hiroshima and Nagasaki — site of atomic bombings in World War II — are teaming up to make a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics that will emphasize world peace.
The announcement comes a little more than a week after Tokyo lost its bid to host the 2016 Olympics. Tokyo organizers have not indicated whether they will bid again.
A number of cities already have expressed interest in vying for the 2020 Olympics, including Istanbul, Budapest and Delhi. A host city is expected to be named in 2013, and only one city per country is allowed to submit a bid.
Track and field
Sammy Wanjiru earned a $100,000 bonus for winning the Chicago Marathon with the fastest time on American soil, finishing in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 41 seconds. The Kenyan beat by one second the mark set by Khalid Khannouchi in Chicago in 1999. He also got $75,000 for winning the 26.2-mile race. Abderrahim Goumri took second in 2:06:04. Liliya Shobukhova won the women's race in 2:25:56. American Deena Kastor (2:28:50) was sixth in her first marathon since breaking her foot in the Beijing Olympics.
Canadian Chris Baryla won the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Classic for his first Nationwide Tour title, beating Troy Kelly by a stroke. Baryla shot a 2-under 70 for a 19-under 269 total. He earned $90,000. Kelly finished with a 65.
Novak Djokovic won the China Open with a 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over Marin Cilic, and Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4 in the women's final in Beijing.
Gayego posted a 11/4 length victory over Crowns of Thorn in the $300,000 Ancient Title Stakes at Santa Anita. Gayego ($4.40), a 4-year-old colt ridden by Garrett Gomez and trained by Saeed bin Suroor, ran six furlongs in 1:08.28 and claimed the automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint on Nov. 7 at Santa Anita.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was ruled out for up to four weeks. The Spanish club said Ronaldo suffered a severely sprained ankle while playing for Portugal in World Cup qualifying Saturday.