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  • Former NFL star Darren Sharper and his attorney Leonard Levine appear at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles
    Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty in … Reuters - 15 minutes ago

    By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - Former NFL player Darren Sharper, accused of drugging and raping women in four states, pleaded guilty on Friday to related federal charges … More »Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty in …

    Former NFL star Darren Sharper and his attorney Leonard Levine appear at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles

    By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - Former NFL player Darren Sharper, accused of drugging and raping women in four states, pleaded guilty on Friday to related federal charges in New Orleans, prosecutors said. Sharper, 39, already had pleaded guilty or no contest to rape or attempted rape in Arizona, California and Nevada as …

  • The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Marco Polo Del Nero (C) speaks to the media after former CBF President Jose Maria Marin was arrested in a FIFA corruption scandal, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 29, 2015
    Brazil football federation boss says … AFP News - 17 minutes ago

    The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Marco Polo del Nero, said Friday he knew nothing about bribes allegedly paid to his arrested predecessor Jose Maria … More »Brazil football federation boss says …

    The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Marco Polo Del Nero (C) speaks to the media after former CBF President Jose Maria Marin was arrested in a FIFA corruption scandal, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 29, 2015

    The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Marco Polo del Nero, said Friday he knew nothing about bribes allegedly paid to his arrested predecessor Jose Maria Marin, rejecting calls to resign. Del Nero flew home Friday morning from Switzerland, where he had been due to take part in the FIFA vote that re-elected …

  • 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: Blatter wins, warns UEFA … Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    ZURICH (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments: More »THE LATEST: Blatter wins, warns UEFA …

    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:

  • White House says FIFA president's … Reuters - 21 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had no response to the re-election of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, despite a scandal involving allegations of … More »White House says FIFA president's …

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had no response to the re-election of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, despite a scandal involving allegations of corruption in world soccer. "This is a decision for that organization, that's now in some turmoil, for them to make. And we'll let them make …

  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 30-31 - In this photo taken, Thursday, May 21, 2015, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert speaks during a interview at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, Baffert had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training thoroughbreds. It wasn’t long before he piled up 11 wins in Triple Crown races and ditched his big hat but kept the boots. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Bob Baffert grows into racing's … Associated Press - 25 minutes ago

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered … More »Bob Baffert grows into racing's …

    ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 30-31 - In this photo taken, Thursday, May 21, 2015, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert speaks during a interview at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, Baffert had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training thoroughbreds. It wasn’t long before he piled up 11 wins in Triple Crown races and ditched his big hat but kept the boots. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training regally-bred thoroughbreds.

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015, where he runs for re-election as FIFA head. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
    Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA … Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations … More »Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA …

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015, where he runs for re-election as FIFA head. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

    ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

  • FIFA President Blatter waves after his speech before the election process at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich
    Blatter re-elected FIFA president Reuters - 35 minutes ago

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter has been re-elected FIFA president for a fifth term after Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein conceded defeat at the annual … More »Blatter re-elected FIFA president

    FIFA President Blatter waves after his speech before the election process at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter has been re-elected FIFA president for a fifth term after Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein conceded defeat at the annual Congress of world soccer's governing body on Friday. Blatter secured 133 votes and Prince Ali got 73. There were cheers in the auditorium when FIFA …

  • Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to France's Benoit Paire during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Paris,  (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
    The Latest: 4th-seeded Berdych into … Associated Press - 37 minutes ago

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open: More »The Latest: 4th-seeded Berdych into …

    Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to France's Benoit Paire during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Paris,  (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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

  • Factbox: Sepp Blatter, FIFA preside … Reuters - 42 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Sepp Blatter of Switzerland, president of FIFA since 1998, who was re-elected for a fifth term after Friday's vote in Zurich despite world soccer's … More »Factbox: Sepp Blatter, FIFA preside …

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Sepp Blatter of Switzerland, president of FIFA since 1998, who was re-elected for a fifth term after Friday's vote in Zurich despite world soccer's governing body being engulfed by a corruption scandal. EARLY CAREER Graduated from the Sion and St Maurice colleges in Switzerland and then secured …

  • Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel … Reuters - 49 minutes ago

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Palestine unexpectedly dropped its motion to suspend Israel from international football on Friday amid highly-charged scenes at … More »Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel …

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Palestine unexpectedly dropped its motion to suspend Israel from international football on Friday amid highly-charged scenes at the FIFA Congress. Instead, soccer's governing body agreed to send observers to monitor the freedom of players and officials to travel to and from the Israeli-occupied …

  • FIFA President Blatter gestures after he was re-elected at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich
    Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger … Reuters - 49 minutes ago

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after the only other candidate conceded … More »Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger …

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

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after the only other candidate conceded defeat after a first round of voting in an election overshadowed by allegations of corruption in world soccer. Blatter's victory came despite demands that …

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures as he speaks after being re-elected following a vote to decide on the FIFA presidency in Zurich on May 29, 2015
    FIFA marathon man Blatter comes through … AFP News - 49 minutes ago

    A new election triumph in the midst of a corruption scandal established FIFA president Sepp Blatter as the politician who can come through any storm. Unapologetically … More »FIFA marathon man Blatter comes through …

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures as he speaks after being re-elected following a vote to decide on the FIFA presidency in Zurich on May 29, 2015

    A new election triumph in the midst of a corruption scandal established FIFA president Sepp Blatter as the politician who can come through any storm. Unapologetically divisive, Blatter has had to deal with scandal virtually since his first day in office. Blatter, who has been at FIFA for 40 years, 17 as its president, …

  • The President of Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) Del Nero arrives to the announcement of the Brazilian soccer squad for the Copa America Chile 2015 in Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil soccer head to review suspicious … Reuters - 55 minutes ago

    The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will review any contracts under suspicion in charges filed by United States prosecutors, the group's president said on Friday … More »Brazil soccer head to review suspicious …

    The President of Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) Del Nero arrives to the announcement of the Brazilian soccer squad for the Copa America Chile 2015 in Rio de Janeiro

    The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will review any contracts under suspicion in charges filed by United States prosecutors, the group's president said on Friday and ruled out resigning. Marco Polo Del Nero, who took over from jailed former CBF chief Jose Maria Marin last year, said he was saddened by the corruption …

  • Los Angeles Clippers v San Antonio Spurs - Game Four
    Boris Diaw wants you to dance your way … Ball Don't Lie - 57 minutes ago

    The Spurs big man uses his famously nimble footwork to emphasize the importance of staying fit. More »Boris Diaw wants you to dance your way …

    Los Angeles Clippers v San Antonio Spurs - Game Four

    The Spurs big man uses his famously nimble footwork to emphasize the importance of staying fit.

  • Arsenal's Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny takes a break during warm up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 11, 2015
    Szczesny slams father over Arsenal  … AFP News - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has become embroiled in a war of words with his own father over controversial comments his parent made about Gunners boss Arsene … More »Szczesny slams father over Arsenal  …

    Arsenal's Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny takes a break during warm up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 11, 2015

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has become embroiled in a war of words with his own father over controversial comments his parent made about Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and his team-mates. Szczesny is likely to start for Arsenal in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday despite losing his position …

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    Bill Laimbeer: 'There's no question … Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    The New York Liberty coach and former Jordan combatant might be slightly biased as he compares the two. More »Bill Laimbeer: 'There's no question …

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    The New York Liberty coach and former Jordan combatant might be slightly biased as he compares the two.

  • Bournemouth have signed Ghana winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the newly-promoted Premier League club confirmed
    Bournemouth sign Chelsea's Atsu … AFP News - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    Bournemouth have signed Ghana winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the newly-promoted Premier League club confirmed on Friday. Atsu had previously … More »Bournemouth sign Chelsea's Atsu …

    Bournemouth have signed Ghana winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the newly-promoted Premier League club confirmed

    Bournemouth have signed Ghana winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the newly-promoted Premier League club confirmed on Friday. Atsu had previously been loaned out to Vitesse Arnhem and Everton after failing to break into the Chelsea first team since his transfer from Porto and will now continue his …

  • Officials open ballot boxes as vote counting gets underway following the vote to decide on the FIFA presidency in Zurich on May 29, 2015
    Blatter-Prince Ali duel for FIFA goes … AFP News - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    The duel between incumbent Sepp Blatter and Prince Ali bin al Hussein for the FIFA presidency went into a second round Friday when Blatter fell seven votes short of the … More »Blatter-Prince Ali duel for FIFA goes …

    Officials open ballot boxes as vote counting gets underway following the vote to decide on the FIFA presidency in Zurich on May 29, 2015

    The duel between incumbent Sepp Blatter and Prince Ali bin al Hussein for the FIFA presidency went into a second round Friday when Blatter fell seven votes short of the required majority.

  • FIFA staff empty ballot boxes after the first round of the election to decide the organisation's presidency at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich
    FIFA presidential vote goes to second … Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Voting in the election to lead soccer's world governing body FIFA will go to a second round after neither incumbent President Sepp Blatter nor … More »FIFA presidential vote goes to second …

    FIFA staff empty ballot boxes after the first round of the election to decide the organisation's presidency at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Voting in the election to lead soccer's world governing body FIFA will go to a second round after neither incumbent President Sepp Blatter nor Jordanian challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein got two thirds of the vote on Friday. Blatter secured 133 votes and Prince Ali won 73 at FIFA's annual Congress …

  • Football: Bournemouth sign Chelsea's … AFP News - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    Bournemouth have signed Ghana winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the newly-promoted Premier League club confirmed on Friday. Atsu had previously … More »Football: Bournemouth sign Chelsea's …

    Bournemouth have signed Ghana winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the newly-promoted Premier League club confirmed on Friday. Atsu had previously been loaned out to Vitesse Arnhem and Everton after failing to break into the Chelsea first team since his transfer from Porto and will now continue his …