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  • FIFA vice president Michel Platini of France attends the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)
    THE LATEST: Brazil's Del Nero denies … Associated Press - 8 minutes ago

    ZURICH (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments: More »THE LATEST: Brazil's Del Nero denies …

    FIFA vice president Michel Platini of France attends the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)

    ZURICH (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments:

  • In this photo taken May 27, 2015, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson reacts after taking a knee to his head from Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals. The Warriors hope to get healthy and stay in tune over the next week before facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Thompson needs to pass through the league's concussion protocol and Stepehen Curry is trying to get his aching body back at full strength.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
    Warriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed … Associated Press - 10 minutes ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free. More »Warriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed …

    In this photo taken May 27, 2015, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson reacts after taking a knee to his head from Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals. The Warriors hope to get healthy and stay in tune over the next week before facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Thompson needs to pass through the league's concussion protocol and Stepehen Curry is trying to get his aching body back at full strength.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free.

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) shakes hands with FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke during the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 29, 2015
    Valcke confirms Russia, Qatar will host … AFP News - 13 minutes ago

    FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Friday confirmed Russia and Qatar will host the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively, despite the on-going corruption scandal … More »Valcke confirms Russia, Qatar will host …

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) shakes hands with FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke during the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 29, 2015

    FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Friday confirmed Russia and Qatar will host the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively, despite the on-going corruption scandal affecting football's governing body. Swiss police made dawn raids in Zurich last Wednesday when seven FIFA officials were arrested on charges of receiving …

  • Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior looks on during a training session in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on May 29, 2015
    Santos seek damages from Neymar, Ba … AFP News - 15 minutes ago

    Brazilian club Santos said Friday they have filed a complaint with FIFA against Neymar, his father, his company and Barcelona for short-changing them on the star striker's … More »Santos seek damages from Neymar, Ba …

    Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior looks on during a training session in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on May 29, 2015

    Brazilian club Santos said Friday they have filed a complaint with FIFA against Neymar, his father, his company and Barcelona for short-changing them on the star striker's May 2013 transfer. Santos president Modesto Roma Junior said the Spanish investigation into alleged tax fraud in Neymar's transfer had revealed that …

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    McIlroy makes fast getaway after missing … Reuters - 18 minutes ago

    By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy wasted little time after missing the cut for a third straight year at the Irish … More »McIlroy makes fast getaway after missing …

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    By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy wasted little time after missing the cut for a third straight year at the Irish Open as he headed straight for his parents' Belfast home on Friday. It left McIlroy four shots outside the cut-off mark of five- over-par in the 2.5 million …

  • Pakistan's captain Azhar Ali (C) celebrates after scoring a century as teammate Haris Sohail (L) and Zimbabwe bowler Brian Vitori (R) look on during the second One Day International (ODI) cricket match in Lahore on May 29, 2015
    Ali helps Pakistan win first series … AFP News - 25 minutes ago

    Azhar Ali hit a solid hundred to help Pakistan win their first one-day series in 17 months with a thumping six-wicket win in the second day-night international against … More »Ali helps Pakistan win first series …

    Pakistan's captain Azhar Ali (C) celebrates after scoring a century as teammate Haris Sohail (L) and Zimbabwe bowler Brian Vitori (R) look on during the second One Day International (ODI) cricket match in Lahore on May 29, 2015

    Azhar Ali hit a solid hundred to help Pakistan win their first one-day series in 17 months with a thumping six-wicket win in the second day-night international against Zimbabwe in Lahore on Friday. Ali scored a 104-ball 102 for his second one-day century to help Pakistan chase down a target of 269 in 47.2 overs at Gaddafi …

  • FILE - In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Texas Tech  head coach Tubby Smith points to his defense in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco, Texas. The National Association For Coaching Equity and Development, a group led by Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith, Georgetown coach John Thompson III and former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt, issued a statement to The Associated Press on Friday, May 29, 2015, saying it applauds the NCAA's effort to better prepare students for the rigors of college but feels the changes disproportionately target minority and less affluent students. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)
    APNewsBreak: Coaches blast new NCAA … Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    A new organization of minority coaches on Friday sharply criticized NCAA eligibility standards set to take effect next year for incoming freshmen, saying they will deny … More »APNewsBreak: Coaches blast new NCAA …

    FILE - In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Texas Tech  head coach Tubby Smith points to his defense in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco, Texas. The National Association For Coaching Equity and Development, a group led by Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith, Georgetown coach John Thompson III and former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt, issued a statement to The Associated Press on Friday, May 29, 2015, saying it applauds the NCAA's effort to better prepare students for the rigors of college but feels the changes disproportionately target minority and less affluent students. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

    A new organization of minority coaches on Friday sharply criticized NCAA eligibility standards set to take effect next year for incoming freshmen, saying they will deny too many athletes the opportunity to go to college.

  • Post Blatter's re-election, Coca-Cola … Reuters - 28 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co urged FIFA to take "concrete actions" to address the issues that have been raised, hours after Sepp Blatter was re-elected the president of … More »Post Blatter's re-election, Coca-Cola …

    (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co urged FIFA to take "concrete actions" to address the issues that have been raised, hours after Sepp Blatter was re-elected the president of the world football governing body mired in a corruption scandal. "FIFA must now seize the opportunity to begin winning back the trust it has lost," Coca-Cola, …

  • Raul Fernando Barriocanal, lawyer of Nicolas Leoz, talks to journalists at Migone Hospital, which Leoz owns, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Leoz’s lawyers said that he was hospitalized due to high blood pressure. Leoz, former FIFA executive committee member and Conmebol president, is one of the soccer officials involved in the US Justice Department of investigation into corruption at FIFA. Paraguay's foreign ministry says it has received an extradition request from the United States for Leoz. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
    FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy … Associated Press - 28 minutes ago

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile's soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even … More »FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy …

    Raul Fernando Barriocanal, lawyer of Nicolas Leoz, talks to journalists at Migone Hospital, which Leoz owns, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Leoz’s lawyers said that he was hospitalized due to high blood pressure. Leoz, former FIFA executive committee member and Conmebol president, is one of the soccer officials involved in the US Justice Department of investigation into corruption at FIFA. Paraguay's foreign ministry says it has received an extradition request from the United States for Leoz. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile's soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn't formally accused of anything.

  • Jonas Gutierrez celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England on May 24, 2015
    Newcastle release Gutierrez and Tay … AFP News - 29 minutes ago

    Newcastle have released Jonas Gutierrez less than a week after the Argentine helped the club avoid relegation, the Premier League team revealed on Friday. Gutierrez … More »Newcastle release Gutierrez and Tay …

    Jonas Gutierrez celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England on May 24, 2015

    Newcastle have released Jonas Gutierrez less than a week after the Argentine helped the club avoid relegation, the Premier League team revealed on Friday. Gutierrez started the season battling to recover from testicular cancer and ended it by inspiring the Magpies to a vital 2-0 win over West Ham on the final day of the …

  • Europe vows to fight for reform despite … Reuters - 32 minutes ago

    Europe's top soccer officials have vowed not to give up their fight to reform FIFA despite failing in their bid to oust Sepp Blatter as president of the sport's world … More »Europe vows to fight for reform despite …

    Europe's top soccer officials have vowed not to give up their fight to reform FIFA despite failing in their bid to oust Sepp Blatter as president of the sport's world governing body. UEFA president Michel Platini, one of the driving forces behind Europe's push to get rid of Blatter, said he was disappointed that Jordan's …

  • FIFA President Blatter reacts after he was re-elected at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich
    Blatter faces bigger challenge at divided … Reuters - 32 minutes ago

    As Sepp Blatter was re-elected FIFA president on Friday he made almost exactly the same speech he did in 2011 about the need to pull together and root out corruption. … More »Blatter faces bigger challenge at divided …

    FIFA President Blatter reacts after he was re-elected at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich

    As Sepp Blatter was re-elected FIFA president on Friday he made almost exactly the same speech he did in 2011 about the need to pull together and root out corruption. Not only has FIFA failed to change its scandal-plagued image, it faces an even bigger credibility crisis after United States prosecutors unveiled the gory …

  • U.S. sports executive pleads not guilty … Reuters - 33 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. head of a Brazilian sports marketing company pleaded not guilty in a New York court on Friday to bribery-related charges, one of 14 people … More »U.S. sports executive pleads not guilty …

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. head of a Brazilian sports marketing company pleaded not guilty in a New York court on Friday to bribery-related charges, one of 14 people indicted on federal corruption charges that have rocked the soccer world's governing body, FIFA. Aaron Davidson, 44, head of Traffic Group's U.S. …

  • 'Disappointed' U.S. soccer officials … Reuters - 34 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - American soccer officials expressed their disappointment after Sepp Blatter's FIFA election victory on Friday but were adamant they would continue to push … More »'Disappointed' U.S. soccer officials …

    (Reuters) - American soccer officials expressed their disappointment after Sepp Blatter's FIFA election victory on Friday but were adamant they would continue to push for change and reform within the game's governing body. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati congratulated Blatter on his re-election as president but made …

  • Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy plays out of the rough on the second day of the Irish Open at the Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle in Northern Ireland on May 29, 2015
    McIlroy battles back but misses Irish … AFP News - 36 minutes ago

    World number one Rory McIlroy's Irish Open jinx continued in missing the cut-off mark for a third year in succession following a shock nine over total after Friday's … More »McIlroy battles back but misses Irish …

    Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy plays out of the rough on the second day of the Irish Open at the Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle in Northern Ireland on May 29, 2015

    World number one Rory McIlroy's Irish Open jinx continued in missing the cut-off mark for a third year in succession following a shock nine over total after Friday's second round. McIlroy also has missed a second cut in succession on his return to the European Tour following his victory in the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship. …

  • 'Disappointed' US soccer officials … Reuters - 40 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - American soccer officials expressed their disappointment after Sepp Blatter's FIFA election victory on Friday but were adamant they would continue to push … More »'Disappointed' US soccer officials …

    (Reuters) - American soccer officials expressed their disappointment after Sepp Blatter's FIFA election victory on Friday but were adamant they would continue to push for change and reform within the game's governing body. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati congratulated Blatter on his re-election as president but made …

  • 'Disappointed' US football officials … Reuters - 42 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - American football officials expressed their disappointment after Sepp Blatter's FIFA election victory on Friday but were adamant they would continue to push … More »'Disappointed' US football officials …

    (Reuters) - American football officials expressed their disappointment after Sepp Blatter's FIFA election victory on Friday but were adamant they would continue to push for change and reform within the game's governing body. U.S. football President Sunil Gulati congratulated Blatter on his re-election as president but …

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball to Bosnia-Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur during the men's third round at the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 29, 2015
    Federer, Wawrinka advance at French … AFP News - 43 minutes ago

    Swiss pair Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both eased into the last 16 of the French Open on Friday as hopes grew of seeing a first home winner of the men's singles title … More »Federer, Wawrinka advance at French …

    Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball to Bosnia-Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur during the men's third round at the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 29, 2015

    Swiss pair Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both eased into the last 16 of the French Open on Friday as hopes grew of seeing a first home winner of the men's singles title in 32 years. Second-seeded Federer, whose sole title win in Paris came in 2009, reached the fourth round for the 11th straight year with a straightforward …

  • New Zealand's Luke Ronchi bats on the first day of the second cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on May 29, 2015
    Ronchi stars in New Zealand revival … AFP News - 50 minutes ago

    Luke Ronchi marked his Test debut with a quickfire 88 as New Zealand fought back on the first day at Headingley on Friday after James Anderson became the first England … More »Ronchi stars in New Zealand revival …

    New Zealand's Luke Ronchi bats on the first day of the second cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on May 29, 2015

    Luke Ronchi marked his Test debut with a quickfire 88 as New Zealand fought back on the first day at Headingley on Friday after James Anderson became the first England bowler to take 400 Test wickets. New Zealand, after being sent into bat by England captain Alastair Cook following a washed-out morning session, slumped …

  • Football: Newcastle release Gutierrez … AFP News - 50 minutes ago

    Newcastle have released Jonas Gutierrez less than a week after the Argentine helped the club avoid relegation, the Premier League team revealed on Friday. Gutierrez … More »Football: Newcastle release Gutierrez …

    Newcastle have released Jonas Gutierrez less than a week after the Argentine helped the club avoid relegation, the Premier League team revealed on Friday. Gutierrez started the season battling to recover from testicular cancer and ended it by inspiring the Magpies to a vital 2-0 win over West Ham on the final day of the …