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COLORADO EXIT?: The U.S. Olympic Committee, a fixture in Colorado Springs for nearly three decades, is considering various proposals to relocate because of its aging, cramped facilities.

USOC spokesman Darryl Seibel said Saturday that the committee's needs include training space for athletes, news headquarters and administrative space for the various sports' national governing bodies.

"We're looking at options. No decisions have been made," Seibel said.

Seibel and city officials confirmed that one of the proposals for upgrading the training center came from Colorado Springs. Seibel declined to discuss any other proposals.

The USOC moved to Colorado Springs from New York City in 1978. Its 34-acre campus includes the committee's headquarters, offices for national bodies overseeing different sports and an Olympic training center that draws athletes from across the country.


CHICAGO MARATHON: In a race run in scorching heat that left one man dead, Kenya's Patrick Ivuti won the Chicago Marathon by a fraction of a second Sunday. More than 300 runners were taken to hospitals because of heat-related ailments. Ivuti leaned at the finish line to edge Jaouad Gharib of Morocco by 0.05 seconds. Ethiopia's Berhane Adere rallied to successfully defend her women's title.

RUNNER DIES: An unidentified runner from Fairfax County, Va., died Sunday during the Army Ten-Miler race, near the finish line at the Pentagon. The runner collapsed about 10:40 a.m., about 200 yards from the finish line, said Col. Jim Yonts. Arlington County medics responded immediately and took the runner to George Washington University Hospital.

The cause of death was not known. The runner was a civilian, not a member of the military, Yonts said.

Auto racing

FUNNY CAR WIN: Four-time series champion Gary Scelzi earned one of four berths in the two-race championship, beating teammate Ron Capps in the Funny Car final Sunday in the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Scelzi, who jumped from sixth to second place, was joined in the winner's circle by Top Fuel's Doug Kalitta and Pro Stock's Dave Connolly, who has won five straight races overall to take the No. 1 seed in the Countdown to 1.


GALAXY WINS: Gavin Glinton gave Los Angeles the lead in the 77th minute, and the Galaxy held off Houston 2-1 on Sunday in front of 30,588 fans, the Dynamo's first sellout. Houston (14-8-6, 48 points) opened the scoring in the 21st minute on Nate Jaqua's goal, and Carlos Pavon tied it for Los Angeles (8-13-6, 30 points) just before halftime. Glinton scored off Cobi Jones' header.

RAPIDS WIN: At Commerce City, Colo., Jovan Kirovski scored on a penalty kick in the 44th minute to help Colorado snap a five-game winless streak. Colorado improved to 8-12-8, and Toronto dropped to 6-16-6.


NBA PRESEASON: Chris Bosh scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Toronto Raptors held off a spirited Virtus Lottomatica Roma squad for a 93-87 preseason victory Sunday in Rome. Andrea Bargnani added 13 points and seven rebounds to help the Raptors win in his hometown. Danish forward Christian Drejer led Roma with 23 points.