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X Games Leaving LA After 11 Year Run

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Mike Brown celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men's Moto X Enduro X during day four of X Games 18 at L.A. LIVE on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 01: Mike Brown celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s Moto X Enduro X during day four of X Games 18 at L.A. LIVE on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Decorated Soldier Reunited With Family During Rose Parade
PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A decorated soldier originally from Michigan was reunited with his family Tuesday in a heartwarming moment captured by cameras and witnessed by millions during the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade. Army Sgt. First Class Eric Pazz was riding on the “Canines of Courage” float sponsored by Natural Balance Pet Foods Tuesday when he was reunited with his wife Miriam and four-year-old son, Eric Jr. Both were watching the parade from the grandstands after winning seats. They were under the impression that 32-year-old Pazz, who was deployed, was still in Afghanistan. Video of the parade shows the heartwarming scene as Eric Jr. runs toward his father and the announcer says, “he sees Daddy. he had no idea.” After the reunion, his family joined him on the float for the remainder of the parade.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After an 11-year run, the X Games are skating, riding and revving away from LA.

ESPN announced Tuesday that from 2014 to 2016 the U.S. edition of its action sports extravaganza will be held in Chicago, Detroit, Austin, Texas, or Charlotte, N.C.

The X Games‘ deal with Anschutz Entertainment Group, the Los Angeles entertainment giant behind Staples Center, several LA sports franchises and a stalled attempt to return the NFL to the city, runs out after this year. With AEG up for sale, the two sides did not agree on a new contract.

ESPN has instead installed an Olympics-style bidding process where cities make pitches to play host. Fifteen cities made bids, including two that would have kept the games in Southern California.

A decision will be announced this summer.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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