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  • FILE - This is a Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 file photo of Jose Maria Marin, president of the Brazilian football confederation as he speaks during a press conference to announce the proposed host cities for football matches for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marin is among seven soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
    THE LATEST: Russia: Soccer arrests just … Associated Press - 18 minutes ago

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: More »THE LATEST: Russia: Soccer arrests just …

    FILE - This is a Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 file photo of Jose Maria Marin, president of the Brazilian football confederation as he speaks during a press conference to announce the proposed host cities for football matches for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marin is among seven soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

  • A combination photo shows eight of the nine football officials indicted for corruption charges
    Europeans lead outcry over latest FIFA … Reuters - 20 minutes ago

    Leading figures from across European soccer voiced dismay on Wednesday over the latest scandal to engulf FIFA, the game's powerful governing body, with many of them calling … More »Europeans lead outcry over latest FIFA …

    A combination photo shows eight of the nine football officials indicted for corruption charges

    Leading figures from across European soccer voiced dismay on Wednesday over the latest scandal to engulf FIFA, the game's powerful governing body, with many of them calling for its presidential election set for Friday to be postponed. The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil after U.S. and Swiss authorities …

  • FILE - The June 1, 2011 file photo shows Swiss  FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland.  Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich. Blatter is not among the six soccer officials who were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
    Criminal probe arrives at door of the … Associated Press - 25 minutes ago

    ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor. More »Criminal probe arrives at door of the …

    FILE - The June 1, 2011 file photo shows Swiss  FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland.  Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich. Blatter is not among the six soccer officials who were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor.

  • France's Gael Monfils screams as he scores a points in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina's Diego Schwarztman at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Monfils won in five sets 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
    The Latest: Monfils a picture of delight … Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open: More »The Latest: Monfils a picture of delight …

    France's Gael Monfils screams as he scores a points in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina's Diego Schwarztman at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Monfils won in five sets 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:

  • FILE - In this June 25, 2013 photo, UCLA closing pitcher David Berg (26) stands in front of teammate Ryan Deeter (40) as Berg and other players hoist the championship trophy after UCLA defeated Mississippi State 8-0 in the second game of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb. This season the Bruins are back in the NCAA regionals tournament after stumbling to a losing record the previous year. They have bounced back to set a program record with 22 Pac-12 victories and won all but one weekend series to earn the No. 1 national seed.  (AP Photo/Ted Kirk, file)
    Things to know about NCAA baseball tournament … Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament starts Friday with regionals. The 16 winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College … More »Things to know about NCAA baseball tournament …

    FILE - In this June 25, 2013 photo, UCLA closing pitcher David Berg (26) stands in front of teammate Ryan Deeter (40) as Berg and other players hoist the championship trophy after UCLA defeated Mississippi State 8-0 in the second game of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb. This season the Bruins are back in the NCAA regionals tournament after stumbling to a losing record the previous year. They have bounced back to set a program record with 22 Pac-12 victories and won all but one weekend series to earn the No. 1 national seed.  (AP Photo/Ted Kirk, file)

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament starts Friday with regionals. The 16 winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 13.

  • Former UEFA President Lennart Johansson gestures at the beginning of the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Prague
    Give England 2018 World Cup, urges Lennart … Reuters - 26 minutes ago

    By Philip and O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Lennart Johansson, former president of European football's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup … More »Give England 2018 World Cup, urges Lennart …

    Former UEFA President Lennart Johansson gestures at the beginning of the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Prague

    By Philip and O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Lennart Johansson, former president of European football's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar must now be reviewed in the light of the latest corruption allegations. Johansson, who lost the 1998 FIFA presidential election to Sepp …

  • Tempers flare in the crowd as Paire … Reuters - 26 minutes ago

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Temperamental Frenchman Benoit Paire's second round clash with Italian hot-head Fabio Fognini at the French Open on Wednesday always … More »Tempers flare in the crowd as Paire …

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Temperamental Frenchman Benoit Paire's second round clash with Italian hot-head Fabio Fognini at the French Open on Wednesday always promised fireworks but it was in the Court Seven stands that tempers boiled over.

  • Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni returns the ball to Romania's Simona Halep during the women's second round at the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 27, 2015
    Lucic-Baroni making up for lost years … AFP News - 27 minutes ago

    If Mirjana Lucic-Baroni hadn't been a tennis player, she would have become an archaeologist, happy to explore the ruins of Rome or her native Croatia. History is important … More »Lucic-Baroni making up for lost years …

    Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni returns the ball to Romania's Simona Halep during the women's second round at the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 27, 2015

    If Mirjana Lucic-Baroni hadn't been a tennis player, she would have become an archaeologist, happy to explore the ruins of Rome or her native Croatia. History is important for Lucic-Baroni, as are dates -- especially July 24, 1998. "I take a lot of strength and pride in what I went through in my life, the difficulties," …

  • Kei Nishikori of Japan plays a shot to Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil during their men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris
    Nishikori takes center stage, Halep … Reuters - 28 minutes ago

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks … More »Nishikori takes center stage, Halep …

    Kei Nishikori of Japan plays a shot to Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil during their men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori. The perils of Roland Garros were in evidence in the women's draw too where …

  • Trinidad and Tobago's former National Security Minister and former FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner, gestures after leaving the offices of the Sunshine Newspaper which he owns, in Arouca, East Trinidad
    Warner's "football tsunami" … Reuters - 29 minutes ago

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Almost exactly four years to the day since former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner stood in the lobby of the Baur au Lac hotel and … More »Warner's "football tsunami" …

    Trinidad and Tobago's former National Security Minister and former FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner, gestures after leaving the offices of the Sunshine Newspaper which he owns, in Arouca, East Trinidad

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Almost exactly four years to the day since former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner stood in the lobby of the Baur au Lac hotel and warned FIFA a "football tsunami" was about to hit it, his words have finally came true. This, though, was not the tsunami Warner had in mind when he himself …

  • The logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA is seen on its headquarters in Zuric
    Russia calls FIFA probe an "illegal" … Reuters - 33 minutes ago

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the arrests of officials with the soccer governing body FIFA appeared to be an illegal attempt by the United States … More »Russia calls FIFA probe an "illegal" …

    The logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA is seen on its headquarters in Zuric

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the arrests of officials with the soccer governing body FIFA appeared to be an illegal attempt by the United States to impose its laws on foreign states. "Without going into details about the charges that have been brought up, we point to the fact that this is another …

  • Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia celebrates after beating Simona Halep of Romania during their women's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris
    Lightning strikes twice as Halep bows … Reuters - 35 minutes ago

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Lightning struck twice for Romanian Simona Halep, last year's runner-up, as she was knocked out in a second round shock at the French … More »Lightning strikes twice as Halep bows …

    Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia celebrates after beating Simona Halep of Romania during their women's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Lightning struck twice for Romanian Simona Halep, last year's runner-up, as she was knocked out in a second round shock at the French Open 7-5 6-1 by Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Wednesday. Halep, who usually toys with her opponents, offering a mix of pace and accuracy, was the victim this …

  • Norwich make Dorrans move permanent Reuters - 36 minutes ago

    Norwich City have signed West Bromwich Albion's Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans on a permanent two-year deal, the Premier League newcomers said on Wednesday. "Graham … More »Norwich make Dorrans move permanent

    Norwich City have signed West Bromwich Albion's Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans on a permanent two-year deal, the Premier League newcomers said on Wednesday. "Graham has been a very important part of the team over the last few months and he has Premier League experience and is a top player," City manager Alex Neil told …

  • FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland
    Brazil football bosses back graft probe … AFP News - 36 minutes ago

    The Brazilian Football Confederation and the country's government said Wednesday they backed a corruption probe into world body FIFA following the arrest of seven top … More »Brazil football bosses back graft probe …

    FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland

    The Brazilian Football Confederation and the country's government said Wednesday they backed a corruption probe into world body FIFA following the arrest of seven top officials, including the man who led the CBF until last month. Two FIFA vice presidents were among those detained in a dawn raid in Zurich, where the body's …

  • Rousseff speaks with journalists during a news conference in Mexico City
    Brazil president urges broad investigation … Reuters - 37 minutes ago

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday called for all soccer tournaments and activities to be investigated after U.S. and Swiss authorities announced separate … More »Brazil president urges broad investigation …

    Rousseff speaks with journalists during a news conference in Mexico City

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday called for all soccer tournaments and activities to be investigated after U.S. and Swiss authorities announced separate inquiries into the activities of the game's powerful governing body, FIFA. Speaking to reporters during a visit to Mexico City, Rousseff said that she believed …

  • NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; … Associated Press - 38 minutes ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate results Wednesday, touting continued improvement by athletes in the classroom overall — even in … More »NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; …

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate results Wednesday, touting continued improvement by athletes in the classroom overall — even in two sports that have traditionally lagged — while acknowledging that lower-resource schools are struggling to perform.

  • The logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA is seen on its headquarters in Zuric
    Russia 2018 World Cup organizers say … Reuters - 38 minutes ago

    The organizing committee of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia said on Wednesday it is ready to cooperate with the relevant authorities investigating the 2018 and 2022 … More »Russia 2018 World Cup organizers say …

    The logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA is seen on its headquarters in Zuric

    The organizing committee of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia said on Wednesday it is ready to cooperate with the relevant authorities investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process. The committee's press service said in an emailed statement that the 2018 World Cup bid campaign was fully compliant with the …

  • FILE - This is a  Wednesday, April 29, 2015 file photo of Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko as he speaks during a press conference on World Cup 2018 issues in Moscow, Russia. Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
    Russia criticizes US over FIFA case Associated Press - 41 minutes ago

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry has heavily criticized the United States over the arrest in Switzerland of officials from soccer's ruling body … More »Russia criticizes US over FIFA case

    FILE - This is a  Wednesday, April 29, 2015 file photo of Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko as he speaks during a press conference on World Cup 2018 issues in Moscow, Russia. Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry has heavily criticized the United States over the arrest in Switzerland of officials from soccer's ruling body FIFA.

  • Li, president of Costa Rica's Football Federation, speaks to the media in San Antonio de Belen
    Costa Rica opens probe into arrested … Reuters - 41 minutes ago

    Costa Rican authorities said on Wednesday they had opened an investigation into Eduardo Li, one of the FIFA executives arrested in Zurich on suspicion of corruption, … More »Costa Rica opens probe into arrested …

    Li, president of Costa Rica's Football Federation, speaks to the media in San Antonio de Belen

    Costa Rican authorities said on Wednesday they had opened an investigation into Eduardo Li, one of the FIFA executives arrested in Zurich on suspicion of corruption, adding that its prosecutors were in contact with U.S. law enforcement. Li, the president of Costa Rica's soccer federation, is one of seven FIFA executives …

  • Kei Nishikori of Japan plays a shot to Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil during their men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris
    Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep … Reuters - 42 minutes ago

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks … More »Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep …

    Kei Nishikori of Japan plays a shot to Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil during their men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori. The perils of Roland Garros were in evidence in the women's draw too where …