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  • Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship

    Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship

    Associated Press - 5 minutes ago
    Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship

    Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ... …

  • Nishikori through to last 16 after Becker pulls out

    Nishikori through to last 16 after Becker pulls out

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
    Nishikori through to last 16 after Becker pulls out

    PARIS (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori became the first player through to the fourth round of the French Open without hitting a ball on Thursday when his third-round opponent Benjamin Becker withdrew injured. The Japanese fifth seed will now get an extended break as his clash with German Becker was scheduled for Friday, meaning he will not play again until Sunday. The U.S. Open runner-up beat Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci on Wednesday and is yet to drop a set as he looks to better his previous run at …

  • The Latest: Kvitova through to French Open third round

    The Latest: Kvitova through to French Open third round

    Associated Press - 8 minutes ago
    The Latest: Kvitova through to French Open third round

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

  • Benitez leaving Napoli, raising chance of Real Madrid move

    Benitez leaving Napoli, raising chance of Real Madrid move

    Associated Press - 9 minutes ago
    Benitez leaving Napoli, raising chance of Real Madrid move

    ROME (AP) — Rafa Benitez bids goodbye to Napoli on Thursday, raising the possibility he will move to Real Madrid. …

  • FIFA sponsors pile pressure on Blatter ahead of AGM vote

    FIFA sponsors pile pressure on Blatter ahead of AGM vote

    AFP News - 9 minutes ago
    FIFA sponsors pile pressure on Blatter ahead of AGM vote

    Sponsors piled pressure on FIFA leader Sepp Blatter to clean up world football as two major corruption scandals overshadowed the start of a congress Thursday at which he will seek a new term. Blatter remains favourite to win the presidential election on Friday however. Credit card giant Visa said it would "reassess" its sponsorship of FIFA unless it takes immediate action after the arrest of top FIFA leaders accused by US authorities of taking huge bribes. …