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  • ESPN’s Bob Ley Breaks Down FIFA Bribery Scandal, Laughs Off Viral ‘Wire’ Quote

    As embattled soccer organization FIFA tries to figure out its future, ESPN’s top journalist Bob Ley is trying to sort through the mess affecting his favorite sport. Ley’s name became a trending Twitter topic on Tuesday when he dropped the following quote from “Wire” character Omar Little during his…

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  • Blatter gets ovation at FIFA as corruption storm grows

    FIFA staff gave Sepp Blatter a standing ovation on Wednesday even as his resignation failed to quell a corruption storm that could yet touch world football's fallen leader. About 400 staff at the FIFA headquarters applauded the 79-year-old Swiss official the day after Blatter announced he would…

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  • 5 Barcelona players to watch in Champions League final

    The ''best player in history'' for his coach, an ''extraterrestrial'' for his rivals, Lionel Messi is the undisputed leading man of the Champions League final in Berlin on Saturday. Facing Juventus, the Barcelona forward can become the first player to score in three Champions League finals as he…

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  • Rodgers stays in Liverpool hotseat after talks

    Brendan Rodgers will be given another chance to deliver Liverpool their first league title in over a quarter of a century after he held talks with the club's American owners on Tuesday both the Press Association and the BBC reported. The 42-year-old Northern Irishman -- who failed to land any…

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  • Global reaction to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign

    Reaction from around the globe to Sepp Blatter's sudden announcement Tuesday that he will step down as FIFA president amid a corruption scandal: --- ''It was a difficult decision, a brave decision, and the right decision.'' - Michel Platini, president of European soccer federation UEFA. --- ''A…

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  • Russia forges ahead with World Cup plans despite Blatter's exit

    Russia insisted Wednesday that it was pushing on with preparations for the 2018 World Cup despite the shock resignation of FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, who is fiercely backed by the Kremlin despite a corruption scandal. "The main thing is Russia is continuing preparations for the 2018 World Cup," said…

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  • Here's are the favorites to replace Sepp Blatter as the next FIFA president

    In a shocking move, Sepp Blatter announced on Tuesday that he will step down as president of FIFA...

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    Betting odds for the next FIFA president (7 photos)

    Last week Sepp Blatter won a landslide re-election for a fifth term as FIFA president. Amid indicitments and scandal, Blatter announced that he was stepping down on Tuesday morning. William Hill Sports Book has released odds on the next FIFA president following Blatter's resignation. Check…

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  • Emotional Benitez named Real Madrid coach

    Rafael Benitez was overcome with emotion as he was presented as the new coach of Real Madrid on Wednesday. The former Liverpool boss has signed a three-year deal to take charge of the club where he began his coaching career in the youth ranks during the early nineties. Madrid president Florentino…

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    2022 Qatar World Cup Will Never Happen: Fry

    June 3 -- Former Chairman of the English Premiere League Anthony Fry discusses what's next for FIFA after president Sepp Blatter's resignation. Fry speaks on “Market Makers.”

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  • Soccer-Players' union says Blatter's successor not most pressing issue

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH, June 3 (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter's successor as FIFA president is not the most urgent issue facing football and the sport should no longer exist in a "bubble", the world players' union FIFPro said on Wednesday. "The election of a new FIFA President is not the most pressing…

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  • Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal

    GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.

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  • Venezuela's Maduro suggests Maradona as FIFA president

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday suggested that Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona become the next FIFA president, hours after a deepening soccer scandal spurred the resignation of the group's top official. Sepp Blatter stepped down as FIFA president less than a week after charges…

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  • Soccer-South Africa again rejects 2010 World Cup bribe allegations

    JOHANNESBURG, June 3 (Reuters) - South Africa have again denied that a payment of $10 million to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner during their successful bid for the 2010 World Cup was a bribe. Sports minister Fikile Mbalula on Wednesday told a news conference that neither South Africa's…

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  • New Zealand media hail 'best ever' Test team

    New Zealand media on Wednesday said the Black Caps' crushing win over England at Headingley showed Brendon McCullum's men were emerging as the country's best ever Test side. "It was a mighty victory after the anguish of the final day batting at Lord's, and put them another step towards the worthy…

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  • Centenary Copa America tournament in U.S. in 2016 in doubt

    A 16-team soccer tournament to be played in the United States next year to celebrate 100 years of South America's Copa America has been cast into doubt by the arrest of top FIFA officials on multi-million dollar bribery charges. Jose Luis Meiszner, general secretary of the South American Football…

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