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Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis
ZURICH (AP) -- The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday....

THE LATEST: Handshake for Palestinian, Israeli soccer chiefs
ZURICH (AP) -- The latest on FIFA developments:...

Bob Baffert grows into racing's grateful elder statesman
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....

The Latest: Relaxed Roger Federer into French 4th round
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest from the French Open:...

LEADING OFF: Harvey hopes to bounce back, Shields unbeaten
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:...

At $75 a game, indoor football isn't about the money
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Chuck Wright was hooked the first time he tried professional indoor football. His pay for that game: a $10 bill and six-pack of Bud Light....

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body....

A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting
FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term Friday, based on statements in recent months issued by continental confederations, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this week by the U.S. government....

US to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatter
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter....

Federer, Ivanovic through to 4th round at French Open
PARIS (AP) -- Stepping on center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard....

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