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Qatar says it will will press ahead with 2022 World Cup despite probe

DOHA, Qatar -- Qatar says it will go forward with its plans for the 2022 World Cup despite a Swiss investigation into allegations of wrongdoing during the vote to award the tournament to the Gulf nation. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which is leading Qatar's development of World Cup venues and other projects, says it has ''fully complied with every investigation...
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Perfect offseason paying off for Pirates

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Tottenham sign Austria center-back Wimmer from Cologne

Tottenham started their summer recruitment drive with the £4million signing of Austria center-back Kevin Wimmer from Cologne. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has highlighted defence as one of the areas where his team needs to improve next season and he has moved quickly to sign 22-year-old Wimmer on a five-year deal. Pochettino gave spells to Vlad Chiriches, Younes Kaboul...
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Qatar says it will go forward with plans to host World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Qatar says it will go forward with its plans for the 2022 World Cup despite a Swiss investigation into allegations of wrongdoing during the vote to award the tournament to the Gulf nation. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which is leading Qatar's development of World Cup venues and other projects, says it has ''fully complied with every investigation...
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Platini still haunted by Heysel on 30th anniversary of tragedy

UEFA president Michel Platini says the horrors of the Heysel disaster have "never left" him as football marks the 30th anniversary of the tragedy. A collapsing wall at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels before the start of the European Cup final between Juventus and Liverpool on May 29, 1985 caused 39 deaths and over 600 injuries. The match went ahead and Platini, then a star midfield...
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Sharper to change rape plea; original 9-year sentence intact

  Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed drugs with the intent to commit rape in Nevada, Arizona and California. He previously pleaded not guilty in New Orleans, but is set...
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JABO Mailbag: Why do White Sox strike out when acquiring sluggers?

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MLB Quick Hits: Nats' Werth out until at least August

Jayson Werth's bruised left wrist is actually a fractured left wrist, per a new exam on Thursday. Werth is not expected to return before August, and you can feel free to waive him in shallow redraft leagues. The Nats' website sees a continued rotation of Tyler Moore, Michael Taylor and Clint Robinson replacing Werth in left field, but the Washington Post beat writer seems to think...
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Blatter says scandal caused by Russia, Qatar World Cup decisions

ZURICH -- The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. He has refused calls to resign after FIFA was targeted by U.S. and Swiss...
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Spurs sign Austria defender Wimmer from Cologne

LONDON (AP) Austria center back Kevin Wimmer has joined Tottenham on a five-year deal from German club Cologne as the English Premier League side moved to improve its leaky defense. The transfer fee for the 22-year-old defender was not disclosed by Spurs when the deal was announced Friday. Wimmer joined Cologne from Austrian side Linz in 2012 and has been a regular for the Bundesliga...
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Blatter asks for re-election, blames crisis on vote for Russia, Qatar

ZURICH The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday as he asked to be re-elected despite the scandal. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. He has refused calls to...
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Arsenal close to signing for Porto's Colombia striker Martinez

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... Liverpool are prepared to go head-to-head with Manchester United for Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan and Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne. Italian side Roma have joined Liverpool in the hunt for Manchester...
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Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

ZURICH (AP) The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. He has refused calls to resign after FIFA was targeted by U.S. and...
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Platini reflects on Heysel 30 years after 39 fans died

ZURICH (AP) Exactly 30 years after 39 fans died at the European Cup final, UEFA President Michel Platini says he is ''still doing everything in my power'' to prevent a similar tragedy. Platini was a Juventus player on May 29, 1985 preparing to face Liverpool at the Heysel stadium in Brussels when English fans started rioting. The match went ahead and Platini scored in a 1-0 Juventus...
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Sharper set for change-of-plea in sex assault case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed drugs with the intent to commit rape in Nevada, Arizona and California. He previously pleaded not guilty in New Orleans...
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Belgium marks 30 years of Heysel tragedy with solemn service

BRUSSELS (AP) Survivors and relatives of victims are marking the 30th anniversary of the Heysel stadium tragedy where 39 people died during fan violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus in Brussels. With a bugle blowing, flowers and wreaths were laid at a remembrance plaque early Friday at the King Baudouin Stadium, which was renovated and renamed after...
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The Latest: Lucic-Baroni opens play on Day 6 at French Open

PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open: --- 10:50 a.m. Former tennis prodigy Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is about to open play on center court at the French Open. Now 33, the 70th-ranked Croat is bidding to reach the fourth round for the first time in Paris after upsetting 2014 runner-up Simona Halep in her previous match. Lucic-Baroni made her breakthrough in 1999 when she reached...
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Reports: Bradford limps at Eagles OTAs, Kelly brushes it off

The first day of Eagles organized team activities that was open to the media was certainly not short on headlines. Tim Tebow’s return to the field, Chip Kelly denying allegations of racism by a former player, new running back DeMarco Murray’s verbal spat about meat with a former teammate -- it was a banner day Thursday at the NovaCare Complex. But lost amid the attention-grabbing...
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THE LATEST: Activist disrupts Blatter's opening address

ZURICH (AP) The Latest on FIFA developments: --- 09:56 a.m. (0756 GMT; 3:56 a.m. EDT) A pro-Palestinian activist briefly disrupted the FIFA congress after President Sepp Blatter's opening address. An activist held up a red card and shouted ''Red card to racism'' to draw attention to a campaign that aims to stop Palestinian players being detained by Israeli security forces. Blatter...
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Most stressful workout ever: Kobe stops by Lakers draft workouts, watches prospects

Imagine, if you will, that you're on the brink of landing your dream job. It's in a field with very few open positions each year, and the application process largely happens out in the open, with everyone judging your every move and performance. Welcome to the land of NBA draft prospects -- especially in May and early June. This is where millions of dollars can be made or lost, depending...
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Report: Lafleur wants Gallagher to be Habs' next captain

Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur knows who he wants to be the next captain: Brendan Gallagher. After playing the entire 2014-15 season without a captain, it seems to be finally time to name one. Lafleur feels that Gallagher encapsulates what the team needs from a leader. "A captain shouldn’t be chosen on the amount of goals he’s going to score,” Lafleur told the Montreal...
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THE LATEST: Small straw poll has Blatter ahead pre-vote

ZURICH (AP) The Latest on FIFA developments: 09:10 a.m. (0710 GMT; 3.10 a.m. EDT) FIFA President Sepp Blatter seemed to be ahead in a small straw poll of soccer officials arriving for their election congress on Friday. It's a small sample, but most delegates prepared to give opinions as they entered seem to be loyal to Blatter, the FIFA president of 17 years, despite the latest...
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Ehrhoff healthy, set for free agency

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has been given a "clean bill of health," his agent Rich Curran told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Ehrhoff has suffered from concussions, sustaining at least two last season. The good news regarding his health comes at a welcome time, as Ehrhoff is set to hit free agency on July 1st. The defenseman has stated his interest in re-signing...
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Thursday's Sports In Brief

FIFA INVESTIGATION ZURICH (AP) As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body. ''We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time,'' Blatter said in his first public remarks on the crisis that has further tainted his leadership on the eve of his...
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Shelvin Mack is latest injured Hawk, out 3-4 months with shoulder separation

You can say this for the 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks -- nothing about their season or the way it ended was boring.That's not necessarily a good thing, of course. First, Thabo Sefolosha was lost for the remainder of the season in an odd altercation with the New York Police Department. Then, Kyle Korver went down when the Hawks needed him most. And now, Shelvin Mack is on the sidelines in...
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