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ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey has dropped its bid to host the 2020 European Championship final and semifinals, and will focus on hosting Euro 2024 alone. Turkeys football federation announced its decision ahead of Fridays bidding deadline despite Istanbul being a front-runner for the marquee matches with support already pledged by UEFA President Michel Platini. "We believe ... we are at a point where we can undertake the entire tournament, not just the semifinals and final," the Turkish federation said in a statement. The strategic move makes England and Germany favoured to receive the prestige package of final and semifinals for the 24-nation 2020 tournament. England has proposed Wembley Stadium in London and Germany has offered the Allianz Arena in Munich. UEFA will choose 13 host cities across Europe for Euro 2020 at a Sept. 19 meeting of its executive committee. Twelve winning bidders will each host three group-stage matches and a single knockout match from the last-16 or quarterfinals rounds. At least 20 UEFA member countries are expected to meet Fridays deadline to bid, including Italy and the Netherlands, plus newcomers Azerbaijan and Romania. A total of 32 countries expressed interest last September when Turkey was already a clear favourite for the final. Platini has publicly supported Turkeys claim since his native France won a close race between the countries in May 2010 to host Euro 2016. Turkey seemed sure to host Euro 2020 alone but the campaign was complicated by Istanbuls insistence on bidding for the 2020 Olympics, scheduled weeks later. Despite UEFA and Platini seeking a firm commitment for its tournament, Turkeys political and sporting leaders proceeded in the Olympics contest won by Tokyo last year. 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The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer.IRVING, Texas - For all the drama Dez Bryant created on and off the field early in his career, the Dallas receiver has never really had a public spat with a high-profile rival.Tony Romos top target isnt going to start with Richard Sherman, the talented Seattle cornerback whos been known to call out opposing receivers in pointed ways.I feel like at times he says what he feels and thats what he believes, said Bryant, who will try to match his second-longest touchdown streak at five games when the Cowboys (4-1) visit the Seahawks on Sunday. Theres really nothing wrong with what hes doing. He has issues with other players that are a conflict, but thats not here. We have respect.Days after dismissing Washingtons Pierre Garcon as a receiver who doesnt matter, Sherman had entirely different words for Bryant, one of the leagues most productive receivers since the Cowboys drafted him in 2010.The timing might have had a little to do with it because Bryant had just made one of the best catches of his career a€” a leaping, juggling 37-yarder on third down to set up the winning field goal in a 20-17 overtime victory against Houston.He made a fantastic play for them last week, which is indicative of what he can do when the ball is in the air, Sherman said. Hes definitely physical throughout the route.The Cowboys bring a surprising record and NFL rusher leader DeMarco Murray to Seattle (3-1), and the matchup of Murray against the leagues top rushing defence is certainly a talker. But Sherman against Bryant is probably the most intriguing one-on-one battle in the game.Its unlikely that Dallas will follow the lead of other teams and simply stay away from Sherman. The Cowboys have generally been better when theyve found ways to get the ball to Bryant, whose 44 scoring catches through 64 games are more than twice what Drrew Pearson had and 15 more than Michael Irvin at the same point in the careers of those No.dddddddddddd 88s for Dallas.They have really good players all across their defence, so I think if you got into that game with these guys you wouldnt really snap the ball, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. Theyre awfully good. Just put the tape on. But we have to do what we do.Even if Sherman took aim at Bryant the way he did with San Franciscos Michael Crabtree, its unlikely he would get much of a response from Bryant. While the fifth-year receiver had a petty sideline moment as recently as last season when he went to the locker room before the clock expired in a loss to Green Bay, he usually dances away from headline-grabbing sound bites.He wouldnt oblige reporters Thursday when asked if he considered himself the best, and after Garrett playfully pushed him away from the conversation, he came back for one more answer a€” and a politically correct one at that.But Bryant isnt naive enough to believe all the niceties will extend into the game.Im pretty sure hes going to say something to me, said Bryant, who said he chatted with Sherman and exchanged phone numbers at an event during the off-season. Im pretty sure Im going to say something to him. But at the end of the day, when its all said and done, were going to congratulate one another and talk and take pictures and get back on the plane and go our separate ways.NOTES: LB Bruce Carter is out for a second straight game because of a strained quadriceps, but LB Rolando McClain (groin) practiced Friday. Hes listed as questionable, but owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show that he anticipated McClain playing.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler ' ' '

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