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English FA chairman **** says Blatter must quit FIFA presidency

Football Association chairman Greg **** has called for Sepp Blatter to go as FIFA president and dismissed any chance of England being installed as replacement World Cup hosts in three years' time. FIFA is in crisis following the arrests of seven officials including two vice-presidents which prompted former UEFA president Lennart Johansson to say that England could take over as 2018...
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Lazio and Napoli face off for Champions League spot

ROME (AP) Lazio and Napoli face each other in the final round of Serie A matches on Sunday with a Champions League berth at stake. All eyes will be on the game in Naples to see which club will reach the final playoff round with the aim to advance to the lucrative group stage of the competition. Combining UEFA prize money and projected ticket sales, qualifying for the group phase...
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Scott Skiles -- yes, Scott Skiles -- the hottest name in coaching searches

How slim are the pickings among NBA head coaching candidates? Apparently Scott Skiles is the second coming of Red Auerbach. Skiles, who has missed the playoffs more than made them in his 13-year career, whose career winning percentage is a tick over .500, who has taken a team past the first round of the playoffs all of two times, is now the hottest name on the NBA’s coaching hot...
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Blatter calls crisis meeting, skips 3rd public appearance

ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies, while staying out of public view himself. Blatter called together leaders of FIFA's six regions Thursday as world soccer is rocked by an American federal racketeering case. FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer says ''there was a meeting today with the president with the representatives...
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Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship

LONDON (AP) Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship. Coca-Cola also made it clear it is unhappy with the scandals rocking the organization it and others support with millions of dollars a year. On Wednesday, seven...
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Manchester City in pole position to land Juventus star Pogba

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Rafa Benitez wants to make Liverpool's Raheem Sterling one of his first transfer targets for Real Madrid. Bayern Munich want Angel di Maria - but Manchester United will demand most of his record £59.7million...
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THE LATEST: Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs

ZURICH (AP) The Latest on FIFA developments: 11:30 a.m. (0930 GMT, 5:30 a.m. EDT) Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments Thursday that it is ''odd'' that the probe was launched at the request of U.S. officials for crimes which do not involve...
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Ahead of FIFA election, sponsor Visa threatens to pull out

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter was preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of several officials and a key sponsor threatening to cut ties with the scandal-tainted organization. In the two-pronged criminal investigations, Swiss prosecutors on Thursday were planning to question 10 members of the FIFA executive committee who voted on the awarding...
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Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs

MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments Thursday that it is ''odd'' that the probe was launched at the request of U.S. officials for crimes which do not involve its citizens and did not happen in the United States. In a separate...
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Japanese parliament enacts bill to create Olympics minister

TOKYO (AP) The Japanese parliament has enacted a bill to create a ministerial post in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics minister will coordinate work among related government agencies ahead of the games. Toshiaki Endo, a former senior vice education minister, is seen as the top candidate and is expected to be appointed in June. Up until now, the education, culture...
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The Latest: 23 seeds in action on Day 5 of French Open

PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open: --- 11:17 a.m. Thwack, grunt, thwack. Play is underway on Day 5 of the French Open, where 23 seeded players will be kicking up clay dust against lower-ranked opponents looking to upset the hierarchy. The top seeds, Serena Williams for the women and Novak Djokovic among the men, are both in action in successive second-round matches on Court...
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Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia's World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia's World Cup.
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Blatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view

ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has skipped another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day. Blatter missed giving a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of FIFA's medical conference in a Zurich hotel. FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak says Blatter has to ''manage the situation,'' after the governing body was rocked Wednesday by...
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Video: Noah Syndergaard crushes first major-league home run

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is certainly living up to his nickname of "Thor." The young righty not only had everything going for him on the mound on Wednesday, pitching 7.1 scoreless innings in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies, but also hit his first major-league home run. And it was no dinker. Syndergaard, who bats left-handed, smashed a ball to left-center, which...
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Arsenal looks to retain FA Cup to salvage season

With Champions League and Premier League titles still seemingly way beyond the team, Arsenal is again relying on an FA Cup triumph to salvage some silverware from its season. For the second straight year, Arsenal heads into the final of the world's oldest club competition as the big favorite against a team that has ended the season fighting against relegation from the Premier League...
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Dwight Gooden says 'time is now' for Mets, suggests trading for a bat

Former New York Mets great Dwight Gooden was a part of some pretty darn good pitching staffs with the Mets, but he thinks the Mets' current rotation is even better, and thinks the front office should round out the team in hopes of making a serious postseason run. "Our staff was great, but I really think these guys have the potential to be even better," Gooden told the New York Daily...
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Report: Billingsley has important doctor's appointment on Friday

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Chad Billingsley is slated to see a doctor on Friday who will determine if he's ready to start throwing again, according to the Delaware News Journal. Billingsley has been on the disabled list with a shoulder strain in his throwing arm, and has been predominantly limited to lower-body exercises in his rehabilitation. "I've been out a couple...
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Report: Ben Revere staying with the Phillies for now

Although it appeared as though a deal between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim involving Phillies outfielder Ben Revere was imminent, it now looks as though Revere will stay put in Philadelphia. According to a report from MLB.com, the Angels' acquisition of New York Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis on Wednesday signifies that the Phillies won't trade...
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THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich

ZURICH (AP) The Latest on FIFA developments: --- 9 a.m. (0700 GMT, 3 a.m. EDT) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has cancelled another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day. FIFA says Blatter will not give a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of a soccer medical conference in a Zurich hotel. Blatter skipped two meetings of continental soccer organizations...
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Matt Williams sides with safety in 'foreign substance' debate

The spotlight in MLB is on pitchers using "foreign substances" to their advantage after a few pitchers have been caught using them in the past few weeks. Matt Williams has given his opinion on the use of foreign substances as Washington Nationals manager, and a former major-league hitter as well. "I certainly want the other pitchers to control the baseball when they throw it," Williams...
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Tanner Roark unaffected by relegation from Nats rotation

Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark has been demoted from the team's rotation, in large part due to the addition of Max Scherzer, but he doesn't seem to mind it. "I mean, it doesn’t matter, honestly. I love to start and now I've done back-and-forth relief. I just like being out there on the mound, competing," he told 106.7 The Fan, per CBS DC. Roark, who has been pitching...
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Ahead of FIFA election, key sponsor Visa threatens to quit

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter is preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of key officials and a key sponsor threatening to quit the scandal-tainted organization. The FIFA Congress, which will see Blatter challenged by Prince Ali of Jordan for the presidency on Friday, is due to start later Thursday but European body UEFA is threatening a...
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Myanmar's month of milestones on international soccer stage

For Myanmar's fledgling soccer squad, it doesn't get much better than this. The next month will be the biggest in Myanmar's football history. The national team starts qualification for the 2018 World Cup on June 11, but what's really getting the country's fans excited is the under-20 team's first appearance in that tournament on Saturday against the United States in New Zealand....
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Dodger prospect Corey Seager proving himself at next level

Corey Seager, the Dodgers’ presumed future shortstop, seems to have adjusted well to his promotion from Double A to Triple A earlier this month. On Monday Seager hit his first two home runs with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Tuesday he went 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles. That was actually the first four-hit game by an Oklahoma City player this season, according to True Blue LA.The top...
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Rousey plans to make Correia pay after tasteless suicide comment

Bethe Correia did a lot of promoting to land in a title fight against Ronda Rousey on August 1 at UFC 190, but in her latest interview the undefeated Brazilian stepped way over the line when taking a jab at the UFC women's bantamweight champion. Correia did an interview with Brazilian outlet Combate while she was in Las Vegas recently where the top-rated contender talked about her...
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