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Afternoon News Updates: 2018 Winter Olympics, Brett Favre, LA Dodgers

Let's take a quick, early-afternoon look at some of the sports stories making headlines today.

South Korea Olympics: South Korea wins bid for 2018 Winter Olympics - latimes.com

South Korea on Wednesday was selected as the host site for the 2018 Winter Olympics, beating out two European challenges from France and Germany.

The announcement -- made by the International Olympic Committee in Durban, South Africa – came after months of intense lobbying by the South Korean contingent, which included a visit to the selection city by South Korea President Lee Myung-bak, who delivered a pitch to the voting panel.

The South Koreans beat out bids by Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France. Earlier in the day, all three cities made 45-minute presentations, followed by 15 minutes of questions before IOC members cast their votes by secret ballots.

The 2018 Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, a town in South Korea's third-largest county of the same name.

Brett Favre return rumors thanks to Gil Brandt

Although quarterback Brett Favre has been quiet in the off-season, rumors of his return are swirling because of an off-hand comment by an NFL senior contributor.

On Tuesday Gil Brandt wrote, I do think Favre would be interested in talking to a team about returning.  But I don't see a team out there right now that would bring him back as a starter.

Thanks a lot, Gil! Please, please no more rumors about this guy.

Dodgers seek to prove MLB's 'abusive conduct' | Reuters

WILMINGTON, Del., July 6 (Reuters) - "Abusive conduct" by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig created the cash crunch that led to the bankruptcy of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team says.

Now the team is requesting that a bankruptcy court order Major League Baseball to turn over documents the Dodgers say will prove the allegations. And if the league is forced to produce the materials, it could cast a harsh light on the New York Mets and other teams struggling with financial problems.

The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy last month after the league vetoed the team's proposal to sell future cable television rights, a deal that would have helped it meet payroll.