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Olympics get big ticket requests

London 2012 organizers say two million people have registered for tickets to the Olympics.

When tickets go on sale in March, 8.8 million seats will be available at prices ranging from $31 for standard events to a symbolic 2,012 pounds ($3,105) for the top-priced seats at the opening ceremony.

Organizers are trying to raise nearly $700 million from ticket sales, a quarter of their operating budget.

London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton said data from the two million registered people so far shows that "by and large more females than males" have signed up and many are opting to try to see several events.


Klitschkos willing to fight Haye

A German newspaper is reporting the Klitschko brothers have promised to fight David Haye in 2011 and are offering the British heavyweight a choice of which sibling to challenge.

A back injury forced Haye, the WBA champion, to withdraw from a fight with Wladimir Klitschko in 2009. Before retiring next October, he wants to fight both Wladimir -- who holds the IBF and WBO belts -- and older brother Vitali, who is WBC champion.


Namath's coach, Bruno, dies

Larry Bruno, a former Geneva College football star who turned down a chance to play for the Steelers but later coached Joe Namath in high school, has died. He was 88.

Bruno died Friday at Heritage Valley Beaver hospital. No cause was given.

Namath chose Bruno to present him when he entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

Compiled from wire service reports.