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YMPICS

LONDON (AP) -- Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are cities that want to host the games rather than shun them.

Even before Oslo became the fourth city to drop out of the race for the 2022 Games, the International Olympic Committee had started reviewing its bidding system to make it more appealing and less expensive for future host cities.

Making the process more flexible - allowing cities to tailor a bid to their own needs from the start rather than adhere to strict IOC requirements - is central to IOC President Thomas Bach's "Olympic Agenda 2020" reform package.

Recommendations are being finalized this week at an IOC executive board meeting in Montreux, Switzerland.

Potential bidders for 2024 are waiting to see exactly what changes are being made. The new rules will be put to a vote at a special IOC assembly in Monaco from Dec. 8-9.

Bids will need to be submitted next year. The host city will be chosen in 2017.

HOCKEY

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

Voynov was booked and released at the Redondo Beach jail after his arrest early Monday morning at a Torrance hospital on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman said. The 24-year-old Russian defenseman posted $50,000 bail.

Craig Renetzky, the attorney representing Voynov, told The Associated Press that Voynov hasn't yet been charged with a crime. His next court date is Dec. 1, Renetzky said.

Redondo Beach police responded to a neighbor's report of a woman screaming and crying in Voynov's neighborhood on Sunday night, but couldn't find anyone, Hoffman said. About 90 minutes later, Voynov was arrested after a nurse at the Torrance hospital called police to report the alleged victim was being treated for injuries that "alarmed" the emergency-room staff.

Police didn't release the alleged victim's name or her relationship to Voynov, citing her confidentiality rights.

TENNIS

SINGAPORE (AP) - With no injuries to slow her down, Serena Williams extended her winning streak at the WTA Finals to 16 straight matches with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ana Ivanovic on Monday.

The top-ranked Williams came into the season-ending tournament after injuries forced her out of her previous two tournaments and with the off-court distraction of disparaging comments about her from Russian tennis official Shamil Tarpischev.

Before the WTA Finals, Williams retired from the China Open and Wuhan Open because of illness and a left knee injury that had her in doubt for Singapore. But with the win over Ivanovic, she closed in on Martina Navratilova's record of 21 straight wins at the tournament.

In the other Red Group match, Simona Halep beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-3 in a meeting between the only two newcomers in the eight-player field.

On Tuesday in the White Group, Maria Sharapova will take on Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova will face Agnieszka Radwanska.

SOCCER

NEW DELHI (AP) - The Mizoram Football Association says a 23-year-old Indian soccer player has died after injuring his spine while celebrating a goal with somersaults.

Peter Biaksangzuala landed on his back while doing flips last Tuesday in the northeastern state of Mizoram. He died Sunday. Biaksangzuala scored in the 62nd minute. After his celebration went bad, he was stretchered off the field to a hospital.

The football association is planning to organize a match in his memory.