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Blatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view

AP Photo/Michael Probst ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter skipped another speaking engagement early Thursday as he avoids appearing in public for a second day. Blatter missed giving a scheduled speech to open a session of FIFA’s medical conference in a Zurich...
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Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

AP Photo/Ben Margot Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars taking basketball’s biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of...
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US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect

AP Photo/Ennio Leanza BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. They knew that the moment to strike would come when FIFA, the sport’s governing body, held its...
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Former FIFA member Blazer’s plea seems key to investigation

AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer NEW YORK (AP) — When Chuck Blazer answered the phone at his Trump Tower apartment, his pet macaw Max could often be heard squawking in the background. The former FIFA executive committee member and U.S. soccer power broker has been out of sight for...

Byers, NCAA’s 1st executive director, dies at 93

Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization, has died. He was 93. Byers died Tuesday at his home in Emmett, Kansas, when a urinary tract infection spread into his bloodstream, son Fritz said Wednesday. A main part...
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Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs

AP Photo/PAUL BEATY CHICAGO (AP) — Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run, Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 to outduel Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday night. The top two free-agent pitchers on the market last offseason,...
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Howard could face suspension if Rockets force Game 6

AP Photo/Tony Avelar OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Howard could miss Houston’s next playoff game after picking up his seventh technical foul of the playoffs. Howard and Golden State’s Andrew Bogut were called for a double technical in the second quarter of Game...
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NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

AP Photo/Tony Avelar SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order by being at...
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Curry ‘ready to go’ for Game 5 after frightening fall

AP Photo/David J. Phillip OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State star Stephen Curry said he has no lingering effects from his frightening fall and is ready to play Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night. Curry took part in the Warriors’ morning...
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Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her to appeal suspension

AP Photo/Matt York 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. The...