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  1. Big Time Athletes Drawn to the Big Top
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  3. Sydney Leroux returns home for Women's World Cup
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  7. Is Hope Solo ready for the Women's World Cup?
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  11. CFL extends TV/radio/digital contract with TSN/RDS through 2021: a good move?
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  • Blatter expected to win re-election despite football corruption scandal

    Blatter expected to win re-election despite football corruption scandal

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - World football boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected on Friday, defying growing calls for him to step down in the face of corruption scandals engulfing the sport's governing body. … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • FIFA congress resumes after bomb threat in Zurich

    FIFA congress resumes after bomb threat in Zurich

    Swiss police said on Friday they were investigating an anonymous bomb threat at the FIFA congress in Zurich that briefly halted proceedings. The threat was made by telephone to a Zurich-based newsroom on Friday morning, Zurich city police said, … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Qatar defends 2022 World Cup bid, will comply with further probe if asked

    Qatar defended its successful 2022 World Cup bid on Friday following corruption scandals in football's governing body FIFA and said it would carry on with plans to stage the event. Qatar's World Cup organising committee said in a statement Qatar … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • Coe, Bubka confirmed as only 2 candidates for IAAF president

    Sebastian Coe and Sergei Bubka will be the only two candidates in the IAAF presidential election. The final list of candidates was released Friday by the International Association of Athletics Federations. As expected, the two track and field … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago
  • Britain's Cameron says Blatter should go, 'the sooner the better'

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that FIFA President Sepp Blatter should step aside over allegations of corruption in soccer's world governing body, adding that it was "unthinkable" that he could lead FIFA forward. "In my view, … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Cameron says Blatter should go, 'the sooner the better'

    Cameron says Blatter should go, 'the sooner the better'

    Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that FIFA President Sepp Blatter should step aside over allegations of corruption in football's world governing body, adding that it was "unthinkable" that he could lead FIFA forward. "In my view, he … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • THE LATEST: Swiss say bomb threat made against FIFA Congress

    THE LATEST: Swiss say bomb threat made against FIFA Congress

    7:45 a.m. EDT) Swiss police say a bomb threat has been made against the venue where the FIFA congress is being held. FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke said ''an anonymous threat against the FIFA congress was received.'' The meeting then resumed … More »

    AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
  • U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten … More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

    Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

    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. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • England manager would want fans' support to stay on

    England manager would want fans' support to stay on

    (Reuters) - England manager Roy Hodgson wants the backing of supporters as well as the Football Association before extending his contract beyond Euro 2016. Hodgson, 67, told reporters at a news conference ahead of the friendly match away to the … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • Hartley dropped from England World Cup training squad

    Hartley dropped from England World Cup training squad

    Controversial hooker Dylan Hartley has been dropped from England's World Cup training squad after his latest disciplinary misdemeanour, the Rugby Football Union announced on Friday. Hartley received a four-week ban on Wednesday for headbutting … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Singapore probes match-fixing at SEA Games

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - At the same time as soccer's world leaders were meeting in Switzerland vowing to clean up the game following the latest corruption cases, another scandal emerged, this time involving match-fixing in Asia. … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • Qatar says it will go forward with plans to host World Cup

    Qatar says it will go forward with plans to host World Cup

    Qatar says it will go forward with its plans for the 2022 World Cup despite a Swiss investigation into allegations of wrongdoing during the vote to award the tournament to the Gulf nation. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which is … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • Swiss police investigate bomb threat at FIFA congress

    Swiss police are investigating a bomb threat at the FIFA congress, a spokeswoman said on Friday. "I can confirm there has been a bomb threat against the FIFA congress, officers have been dispatched" the spokeswoman for the city police said. … More »

    Reuters - 52 minutes ago
  • Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

    Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

    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. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 55 minutes ago
  • Britain's Fraud Office examining information relating to possible FIFA corruption

    Britain's Fraud Office examining information relating to possible FIFA corruption

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office said on Friday it was examining information relating to possible corruption at soccer's world governing body FIFA, which is in turmoil after several senior officials were arrested earlier this week. … More »

    Reuters - 55 minutes ago
  • Fraud Office examining information relating to possible FIFA corruption

    Fraud Office examining information relating to possible FIFA corruption

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office said on Friday it was examining information relating to possible corruption at football's world governing body FIFA, which is in turmoil after several senior officials were arrested earlier this … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • URGENT-Qatar defends 2022 World Cup bid, will comply with further probe if asked

    DUBAI, May 29 (Reuters) - Qatar defended its successful 2022 World Cup bid on Friday following corruption scandals in soccer's governing body FIFA and said it would comply with further investigations into the award if asked. Qatar's World Cup … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Stoke release Sorensen and Palacios

    LONDON (Reuters) - Danish international goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen and Honduras midfielder Wilson Palacios are among the senior players being released by Stoke City, the club announced on Friday. Sorensen, 38, who has more than 100 caps for Denmark, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Ivanovic hurries into French Open last 16

    Ivanovic hurries into French Open last 16

    PARIS (Reuters) - Former champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia raced into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Croatian Donna Vekic on Friday. The seventh seed, who won the Roland Garros title in 2008, suffered a minor glitch … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
  • FIFA scandal no surprise for Australian whistle-blower

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bonita Mersiades, a prominent activist for change in global soccer governance, might be expected to be feeling more than a little vindicated following this week's arrests of high-ranking FIFA officials in Zurich. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 58 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Ivanovic hurries into French Open last 16

    PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Former champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia raced into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Croatian Donna Vekic on Friday. The seventh seed, who won the Roland Garros title in 2008, suffered a minor … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
  • Sharper set for change-of-plea in sex assault case

    Sharper set for change-of-plea in sex assault case

    Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Russia, Qatar choice led to FIFA problems, says Blatter

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Scandal-plagued FIFA may have avoided its current problems if Russia and Qatar had not been chosen as hosts of the next two World Cups, President Sepp Blatter said on Friday. "But we cannot go back in time, we … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 19 minutes ago
  • Start of second test delayed by rain

    Start of second test delayed by rain

    LEEDS, England (Reuters) - The start of the second test between England and New Zealand at Headingley was delayed by heavy overnight rain on Friday. England won the first test in the two-match series by 124 runs at Lord's on Monday. ... … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
  • Orozco scores four as Santos crush Queretaro 5-0

    Orozco scores four as Santos crush Queretaro 5-0

    Santos Laguna have all but wrapped up their fifth Mexican league title with a 5-0 rout of Queretaro at home in the first leg of the Clausura final. Striker Javier Orozco scored four goals and midfielder Diego Gonzalez a late fifth in Thursday's … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 36 minutes ago
  • Djokovic on groin alert but safely into third round

    Djokovic on groin alert but safely into third round

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's hopes of completing a career grand slam by winning the French Open suffered a scare when he needed a medical timeout during a 6-1 6-4 6-4 win over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller at Roland Garros on … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Nepal may extend Everest climbing permits because of earthquake

    Nepal may extend Everest climbing permits because of earthquake

    Nepal may allow hundreds of foreign mountaineers to climb Mount Everest on the same permit next year after they were forced to abandon their expeditions due to an avalanche triggered by last month's devastating earthquake, a minister said on Friday. … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Milito's dream ends as Racing go out of Libertadores

    Diego Milito's dream of adding the Libertadores Cup to his Champions League victory with Inter Milan in 2010 has ended with Racing Club's elimination by Guarani in the quarter-finals. The Paraguayan side held 10-man Racing to a 0-0 draw in the … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Spurs sign Austrian international Wimmer

    Spurs sign Austrian international Wimmer

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur have signed Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer from FC Cologne, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 22-year-old, who moved to Cologne in 2012 from Austrian club LASK Linz, joined Tottenham for a fee of six … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Protester with Palestine flag ejected from FIFA Congress

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - A female protester waving a Palestine flag and shouting at FIFA president Sepp Blatter was ejected from the FIFA Congress on Friday. Blatter, sitting on the podium, called for security and the protester was led … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Emotional Platini says Blatter must go for good of FIFA

    Emotional Platini says Blatter must go for good of FIFA

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini delivered one of his most emotional and animated performances since his playing days when he said it was time for Sepp Blatter to quit as president of FIFA with world soccer's body … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women's crown continued to shrink and for a while on Thursday it looked as though top seed, Serena Williams, would also vanish. Shortly after former … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Fowler upstages struggling McIlroy at Irish Open

    Fowler upstages struggling McIlroy at Irish Open

    By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler proved an unwelcome guest for the second time in as many visits to the Royal County Down course when he outplayed his close friend and rival Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • German justice minister urges new start at FIFA without Blatter

    Germany's Justice Minister said on Friday he did not believe FIFA President Sepp Blatter could continue to lead world football's global governing body after the arrest of senior officials on corruption charges. "I don't know whether there is still … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • England FA chairman says World Cup boycott possible

    England FA chairman says World Cup boycott possible

    English FA chairman Greg Dyke said England would support a possible boycott of the 2018 World Cup if Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA. "If the whole of UEFA said that, and all of the countries were willing to do it I think that is … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • NZ to vote for challenger Ali in FIFA election

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Football will vote for FIFA presidential challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein later on Friday, snubbing their Oceania colleagues and switching allegiance from embattled incumbent Sepp Blatter. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Deans, Laporte to take charge of World XV to face Springboks

    Deans, Laporte to take charge of World XV to face Springboks

    Experienced coaches Robbie Deans of New Zealand and France’s Bernard Laporte have been asked to take charge of a World XV for a match against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on July 11. The clash is the first match of the year for the … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Thursday's Sports In Brief

    As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body. ''We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time,'' Blatter … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games

    (Adds late games) May 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's Major League baseball games: - - - Red Sox 5, Rangers 1 Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez tossed seven scoreless innings and the Red Sox handed Texas pitcher Nick Martinez his … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago