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  • Bacca proves too hot to handle for plucky … Reuters - 16 minutes ago

    By Toby Davis WARSAW (Reuters) - Sevilla's Carlos Bacca is a striker at the peak of his powers and no amount of preparation by Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk coach Myron Markevych … More »Bacca proves too hot to handle for plucky …

    By Toby Davis WARSAW (Reuters) - Sevilla's Carlos Bacca is a striker at the peak of his powers and no amount of preparation by Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk coach Myron Markevych could stop the Colombian making his mark in Wednesday's Europa League final. Markevych expected Bacca to have an impact and set his team up accordingly …

  • Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final
    Local boy Krychowiak shows his potential … Reuters - 20 minutes ago

    By Adrian Krajewski WARSAW (Reuters) - Sevilla's Europa League victory was all the sweeter for the locals packed into Warsaw's National Stadium on Wednesday because … More »Local boy Krychowiak shows his potential …

    Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final

    By Adrian Krajewski WARSAW (Reuters) - Sevilla's Europa League victory was all the sweeter for the locals packed into Warsaw's National Stadium on Wednesday because of the coming of age of a player they hope will be Poland's next big international talent. Grzegorz Krychowiak, 25, capped an assured performance at the heart …

  • A police vehicle is parked outside of the five-star hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at  the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich. In a statement Wednesday the FOJ said U.S. authorities suspect the officials of having received paid bribes totaling millions of dollars.   (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
    US, Swiss target top soccer officials … Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    ZURICH (AP) — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA … More »US, Swiss target top soccer officials …

    A police vehicle is parked outside of the five-star hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at  the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich. In a statement Wednesday the FOJ said U.S. authorities suspect the officials of having received paid bribes totaling millions of dollars.   (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

    ZURICH (AP) — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

  • NZ watchful as FIFA scandal strikes … Reuters - 28 minutes ago

    New Zealand Football executives have labelled the corruption controversy embroiling world soccer's governing body FIFA as "serious" and said they were "monitoring the … More »NZ watchful as FIFA scandal strikes …

    New Zealand Football executives have labelled the corruption controversy embroiling world soccer's governing body FIFA as "serious" and said they were "monitoring the situation" ahead of the under-20 World Cup. The tournament begins in New Zealand on Saturday with 24 teams playing 52 games over three weeks. FIFA was thrown …

  • Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final
    Bacca double helps Sevilla clinch Europa … Reuters - 36 minutes ago

    By Toby Davis WARSAW (Reuters) - Sevilla retained their Europa League title and lifted the trophy for a record fourth time amid a cascade of tears and ticker tape after … More »Bacca double helps Sevilla clinch Europa …

    Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final

    By Toby Davis WARSAW (Reuters) - Sevilla retained their Europa League title and lifted the trophy for a record fourth time amid a cascade of tears and ticker tape after securing a 3-2 victory over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Wednesday's final. Carlos Bacca claimed the plaudits with a superb double strike, including a late …

  • Soccer sponsors dismayed by corruption … Reuters - 42 minutes ago

    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - World Cup sponsor Nike Inc said on Wednesday it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against … More »Soccer sponsors dismayed by corruption …

    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - World Cup sponsor Nike Inc said on Wednesday it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against senior FIFA officials were announced by U.S. prosecutors and arrests were made in Switzerland. The indictment said the company had agreed to financial terms …

  • The president of Chile's Professional Football National Association Sergio Jadue, shows the name of Chile during the Copa America 2015 draw, at the Quinta Vergara in Vina del Mar, Chile, on November 24, 2014
    Chile federation leader denies Copa … AFP News - 44 minutes ago

    The president of Chile's football federation denied Wednesday accepting bribes to sell television rights for the upcoming Copa America tournament amid US and Swiss corruption … More »Chile federation leader denies Copa …

    The president of Chile's Professional Football National Association Sergio Jadue, shows the name of Chile during the Copa America 2015 draw, at the Quinta Vergara in Vina del Mar, Chile, on November 24, 2014

    The president of Chile's football federation denied Wednesday accepting bribes to sell television rights for the upcoming Copa America tournament amid US and Swiss corruption probes against FIFA. A US indictment says a company named Datisa agreed to pay $100 million in bribes to officials from CONMEBOL, South America's …

  • 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)
    THE LATEST: English football chairman … Associated Press - 58 minutes ago

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: More »THE LATEST: English football chairman …

    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) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

  • Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final
    Analysis - Quality shines through as … Reuters - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    By Patrick Graham WARSAW (Reuters) - In the end the harsh realities of a gap in class, budgets and big time experience came to bear on Wednesday's Europa League final … More »Analysis - Quality shines through as …

    Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final

    By Patrick Graham WARSAW (Reuters) - In the end the harsh realities of a gap in class, budgets and big time experience came to bear on Wednesday's Europa League final as favourites and holders Sevilla retained the trophy. But it was not before Ukraine's Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk gave one of Spain's top sides the …

  • Bethe Correia Takes Cheap Shot at Ronda Rousey, Says She Hopes Rousey Doesn't Kill Herself
    Bethe Correia: I hope Ronda Rousey doesn't … Cagewriter - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Bethe Correia crossed the trash-talking line while trying to goad Ronda Rousey during a recent interview. More »Bethe Correia: I hope Ronda Rousey doesn't …

    Bethe Correia Takes Cheap Shot at Ronda Rousey, Says She Hopes Rousey Doesn't Kill Herself

    Bethe Correia crossed the trash-talking line while trying to goad Ronda Rousey during a recent interview.

  • 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
    Former FIFA VP Jack Warner surrenders … Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner surrendered after being accused on corruption charges, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a spokeswoman for the … More »Former FIFA VP Jack Warner surrenders …

    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

    (Reuters) - Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner surrendered after being accused on corruption charges, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a spokeswoman for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Warner, who is among the nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives who were accused in New York, said he has never …

  • FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Chicago Sky center Markeisha Gatling (9) shoots past Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) during a WNBA basketball game in Phoenix. Glory Johnson had no idea her fight with Griner would become such a big deal. After the engaged WNBA All-Stars stars battled so intensely at their home that the police were called, the couple immediately began working through the incident together. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
    Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her … Associated Press - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic … More »Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her …

    FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Chicago Sky center Markeisha Gatling (9) shoots past Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) during a WNBA basketball game in Phoenix. Glory Johnson had no idea her fight with Griner would become such a big deal. After the engaged WNBA All-Stars stars battled so intensely at their home that the police were called, the couple immediately began working through the incident together. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the league.

  • US court papers alleged that soccer executives were handed $40,000 cash bribes stuffed into envelopes at an upmarket Caribbean hotel ahead of the 2011 FIFA presidential election
    $40,000 in envelopes, alleged bribes … AFP News - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    US court papers alleged Wednesday that soccer executives were handed $40,000 cash bribes stuffed into envelopes at an upmarket Caribbean hotel ahead of the 2011 FIFA … More »$40,000 in envelopes, alleged bribes …

    US court papers alleged that soccer executives were handed $40,000 cash bribes stuffed into envelopes at an upmarket Caribbean hotel ahead of the 2011 FIFA presidential election

    US court papers alleged Wednesday that soccer executives were handed $40,000 cash bribes stuffed into envelopes at an upmarket Caribbean hotel ahead of the 2011 FIFA presidential election. The payments were allegedly arranged by a high-ranking official at FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) who was a candidate …

  • Football sponsors dismayed by corruption … Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - World Cup sponsor Nike Inc said on Wednesday it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against … More »Football sponsors dismayed by corruption …

    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - World Cup sponsor Nike Inc said on Wednesday it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against senior FIFA officials were announced by U.S. prosecutors and arrests were made in Switzerland. The indictment said the company had agreed to financial terms …

  • Indians players shave heads to support … Associated Press - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles is touched by the show of support he's getting from teammates for his 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed … More »Indians players shave heads to support …

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles is touched by the show of support he's getting from teammates for his 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia this month.

  • Nicolas Leoz is among 14 football officials and marketing executives named in a US indictment charging them with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies that span 24 years beginning in 1991
    Former S.America federation boss ill … AFP News - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    The former president of South America's football confederation fell ill and was hospitalized in Paraguay on Wednesday as US authorities sought his extradition in connection … More »Former S.America federation boss ill …

    Nicolas Leoz is among 14 football officials and marketing executives named in a US indictment charging them with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies that span 24 years beginning in 1991

    The former president of South America's football confederation fell ill and was hospitalized in Paraguay on Wednesday as US authorities sought his extradition in connection with a FIFA corruption scandal. The 86-year-old Nicolas Leoz, who has Parkinson's and heart problems, took ill upon learning the arrests of seven FIFA …

  • Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle looks on during an NFL football organized team activity, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
    McClain, Bryant on offseason missing … Associated Press - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys figured they would be without receiver Dez Bryant most of the offseason because of the star receiver's contract situation. More »McClain, Bryant on offseason missing …

    Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle looks on during an NFL football organized team activity, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys figured they would be without receiver Dez Bryant most of the offseason because of the star receiver's contract situation.

  • NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; … Associated Press - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cash counts in college sports — even in the classroom. More »NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; …

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cash counts in college sports — even in the classroom.

  • FBI agents take boxes with documents from the headqueartes of the CONCACAF soccer organization after a raid on May 27, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida
    FIFA case highlights long arm of US … AFP News - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Whether they are targeting Olympic corruption or doping scandals like the Lance Armstrong case, US justice authorities have rarely missed an opportunity to shine a light … More »FIFA case highlights long arm of US …

    FBI agents take boxes with documents from the headqueartes of the CONCACAF soccer organization after a raid on May 27, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida

    Whether they are targeting Olympic corruption or doping scandals like the Lance Armstrong case, US justice authorities have rarely missed an opportunity to shine a light into the darkest corners of the sports world. The full beam of US justice is now illuminating financial skullduggery in world football after charges were …

  • Sunderland's Dutch manager Dick Advocaat looks on during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
    Saviour Advocaat decides to call it … AFP News - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    Veteran Dutch coach Dick Advocaat is to step down as head coach of Sunderland days after he ensured they retained their English Premier League status. "Sunderland has … More »Saviour Advocaat decides to call it …

    Sunderland's Dutch manager Dick Advocaat looks on during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015

    Veteran Dutch coach Dick Advocaat is to step down as head coach of Sunderland days after he ensured they retained their English Premier League status. "Sunderland has been one of the highlights of my career," said Advocaat, who wept tears of joy when Sunderland got the point they required to stay up last Wednesday in the …