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  • Brazil vows 'vigorous' probe …

    Brazil vows 'vigorous' probe …

    Brazil will investigate with "great vigor" accusations that led to the arrest of seven FIFA officials, including the vice president of the Brazilian Football … More »

    AFP News - 4 hours ago
  • THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince …

    THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince …

    The Latest on FIFA developments: 12:31 a.m. (2231 GMT, 6:31 p.m. EDT) The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president … More »

    Associated Press - 4 hours ago
  • THE LATEST: Ex-FIFA VP Warner leaves …

    THE LATEST: Ex-FIFA VP Warner leaves …

    The Latest on FIFA developments: 11:48 p.m. (2148 GMT, 5:48 p.m. EDT) Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner has left a jail in Trinidad by ambulance a day after he … More »

    Associated Press - 6 hours ago
  • FIFA probe shines light on middle-man …

    FIFA probe shines light on middle-man …

    The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global … More »

    Associated Press - 6 hours ago
  • THE LATEST: Brazilian soccer federation …

    THE LATEST: Brazilian soccer federation …

    The Latest on FIFA developments: 10:45 p.m. (2045 GMT, 4:45 p.m. EDT) The head of the Brazilian soccer confederation, FIFA executive committee member Marco Polo Del … More »

    Associated Press - 7 hours ago
  • THE LATEST: FIFA scandal has big implications …

    THE LATEST: FIFA scandal has big implications …

    The Latest on FIFA developments: 10:31 p.m. (2031 GMT, 4:31 p.m. EDT) The FIFA corruption scandal is having wide-ranging implications in soccer-loving Brazil. The … More »

    Associated Press - 7 hours ago
  • THE LATEST: 3 Argentine businessmen …

    THE LATEST: 3 Argentine businessmen …

    The Latest on FIFA developments: 9:39 p.m. (1939 GMT, 3:39 p.m. EDT) Following a U.S. extradition request, a judge in Buenos Aires has ordered the arrest of three … More »

    Associated Press - 7 hours ago
  • IOC president tells FIFA it's time …

    IOC president tells FIFA it's time …

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA needs to learn from the Olympic movement's experience and become more transparent if it is to regain its credibility, the … More »

    Reuters - 9 hours ago
  • Putin condemns US over FIFA probe

    Putin condemns US over FIFA probe

    Russia switched the focus of its tensions with America from Ukraine to the football pitch Thursday with President Vladimir Putin lashing out over the US probe into … More »

    AFP News - 12 hours ago
  • Putin backs Blatter, says FIFA arrests …

    Putin backs Blatter, says FIFA arrests …

    By Darya Korsunskaya and Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Russia's right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup on … More »

    Reuters - 13 hours ago
  • Holders Japan beat Italy in women's …

    Holders Japan beat Italy in women's …

    Japan beat Italy 1-0 on Thursday in their final warm-up game before jetting off to Canada to defend their women's World Cup title. German-based striker Yuki Ogimi … More »

    AFP News - 14 hours ago
  • IOC's own bitter lessons could prove …

    IOC's own bitter lessons could prove …

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - FIFA could learn from the lessons of the International Olympic Committee's own bribery affair as it battles to survive the … More »

    Reuters - 14 hours ago
  • Schooling sets his sights high at SEA …

    Schooling sets his sights high at SEA …

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As one of Singapore's most successful and popular swimmers, Joseph Schooling knows the next two weeks of his life will be … More »

    Reuters - 18 hours ago
  • Graft raid mars Latin America's …

    Graft raid mars Latin America's …

    Latin America is the cradle of some of football's greatest stars, but the arrest of top FIFA officials from the region in an international corruption sting … More »

    AFP News - Thu, May 28, 2015 11:51 AM PHT
  • Brazil leader, soccer bosses back FIFA …

    Brazil leader, soccer bosses back FIFA …

    Brazil's Football Confederation (CBF) and the country's president said Wednesday they backed a corruption probe into FIFA, as one of seven people detained, Jose … More »

    AFP News - Thu, May 28, 2015 11:19 AM PHT
  • FIFA case highlights long arm of US …

    FIFA case highlights long arm of US …

    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 … More »

    AFP News - Thu, May 28, 2015 6:07 AM PHT
  • Boston leader assures IOC on securing …

    Boston leader assures IOC on securing …

    LONDON (AP) — The new leader of Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics assured the IOC on Wednesday that local residents will support the effort once they've … More »

    Associated Press - Thu, May 28, 2015 4:12 AM PHT
  • US indicts nine football officials in …

    US indicts nine football officials in …

    The US Justice Department announced conspiracy and corruption charges against nine football officials and five business executives Wednesday, after Swiss … More »

    AFP News - Thu, May 28, 2015 12:45 AM PHT
  • Rudisha faces new injury concern ahead …

    Rudisha faces new injury concern ahead …

    Kenya's Olympic 800m champion and world record holder David Rudisha has been hit by another injury scare ahead of this summer's world athletics championships after … More »

    AFP News - Wed, May 27, 2015 10:23 PM PHT
  • Sharapova hits out at Fed Cup ' …

    Sharapova hits out at Fed Cup ' …

    Maria Sharapova dismissed Fed Cup organisation as a "hassle" and "pointless" on Wednesday despite the tournament being the gateway to the 2016 Olympics. The … More »

    AFP News - Wed, May 27, 2015 9:27 PM PHT

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