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FIFA ethics committee opens formal bribery case against former president Sepp Blatter
ZURICH (AP) - FIFA ethics committee opens formal bribery case against former president Sepp Blatter.
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FIFA opens bribery case against Sepp Blatter, 2 others
ZURICH (AP) - The FIFA ethics committee says it has opened a formal bribery case against former president Sepp Blatter and two others over million-dollar bonuses in their contracts. FIFA revealed in June, after finance director Markus Kattner was fired, that he, Blatter and Jerome Valcke agreed to pay themselves ...
1 points by The Washington Times | FIFA Sepp Blatter 2006 FIFA World Cup Switzerland Political corruption Sion Switzerland
For immigrants in U.S., a soccer world cup of their own
During Bawitha Tling's tumultuous journey fleeing war and forced labor under Myanmar's dictatorship — first to a Malaysian refugee camp, and eventually to Philadelphia — one of the few constants in ...
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For immigrants in US, a soccer world cup of their own
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - During Bawitha Tling's tumultuous journey fleeing war and forced labor under Myanmar's dictatorship - first to a Malaysian refugee camp, and eventually to Philadelphia - one of the few constants in his life was soccer. "We played every day in our country at school ... in recess ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Major League Baseball Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Association football Pennsylvania FIFA National Hockey League
Wanda-Owned Infront CEO Philippe Blatter on China’s Sports Buying Spree
Philippe Blatter is President and CEO of Switzerland-based global sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, which Dalian Wanda Group acquired in 2015 for more than $1 billion. A nephew of ousted FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, he is proving instrumental to turning China into a soccer nation, in accordance with a mandate that comes straight from... Read more »
15 points by Variety | FIFA World Cup FIFA 2006 FIFA World Cup United States People's Republic of China Association football Winter Olympic Games FIFA World Rankings
Glamour girls of Nizhny Novgorod play in inaugural ‘Beautyball’ tournament (PHOTOS)
The inaugural match of Beautyball, a brand new version of football played by girls in makeup, was played last weekend as part of the build-up to the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Russia FIFA World Cup Association football FIFA Nizhny Novgorod Oblast FIFA Confederations Cup Nizhny Novgorod Trans-Siberian Railway
Russian World Cup LOC chief Sorokin hopes to run as FIFA Council candidate in place of banned Mutko
World Cup 2018 Local Organizing Committee CEO Alexey Sorokin has expressed willingness to stand as a candidate for the FIFA Council in place of barred council member Vitaly Mutko. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hope Solo’s star pal can’t help her as goalie’s shoved to brink
Hope Solo has been locked out of international soccer for over five months, since she was suspended by US Soccer in August for calling the Swedish national team “cowards” at the Rio Olympics, yet her imprint on the US women’s national team remained like a bad dream. Until now. On Thursday, Solo’s former teammate and...
7 points by New York Post | United States women's national soccer team Sunil Gulati United States men's national soccer team FIFA United States Soccer Federation Negotiation United States U-23 women's national soccer team Collective bargaining
Mexico-Iceland match on pace to break Las Vegas’ soccer attendance record
The Mexico-Iceland exhibition at Sam Boyd Stadium on Wednesday is on pace to be the most attended Las Vegas soccer match ever.
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Pacifist white poppies make record sales as red flower increasingly ‘militarized’
White poppy sales have hit a record high this year, with manufacturers of the peace symbol suggesting the militaristic overtones of the traditional red flower worn to commemorate Britain’s war dead have put people off. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cyprus official wants law passed to fight match-fixing
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus' top sports official is urging lawmakers to pass legislation enabling authorities to wiretap suspects' telephones and access bank accounts in the fight against match-fixing. Cleanthis Georgiades, president of Cyprus Sports Organization, tells The Associated Press that those involved in match-fixing are "extremely dangerous" people, with ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Cyprus Associated Press Cyprus national football team FIFA Bowl Championship Series Cyprus Football Association College football Cypriot First Division
Mutko responds to claims of corruption in World Cup stadiums construction
Vitaly Mutko, the Russian deputy prime minister overseeing the FIFA 2018 World Cup local organizing committee (LOC), has said that the construction of World Cup 2018 infrastructure is under tighter scrutiny. Read Full Article at RT.com
7 points by Russia Today | FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup bids FIFA Saint Petersburg Building FIFA Confederations Cup Association football FIFA World Rankings
Inside Abby Wambach’s battle with booze and pills
Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April. “I was stubborn and I was in denial,” soccer’s most prolific international goal scorer told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “I didn’t want to face the truth.” In “Forward,” her memoir set...
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Abby Wambach: I abused alcohol, prescription drugs for years
Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest in April for driving under the influence. Soccer's most prolific scorer tells The Associated Press in a phone interview: "I was stubborn and I was in denial." In "Forward," her memoir being released Tuesday,...
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Surge in ER visits for injuries and concussions from soccer
CHICAGO — Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found.
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Blatter and two others facing FIFA investigation over salaries
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke, already banned from football for ethics violations, are facing a fresh investigation over the salaries and bonuses they received in office.
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