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May 28, 2015 - 4:57am
12 min 12 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has skipped another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day.

Blatter missed giving a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of FIFA's medical conference in a Zurich hotel.

FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak says Blatter has to "manage the situation," after the governing body was rocked Wednesday by an American federal racketeering case.

Blatter has...

May 28, 2015 - 3:34am
12 min 12 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter is preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of key officials and a key sponsor threatening to quit the scandal-tainted organization.

The FIFA Congress, which will see Blatter challenged by Prince Ali of Jordan for the presidency on Friday, is due to start later Thursday but European body UEFA is threatening a boycott.

And Visa became the first sponsor to issue a warning to FIFA...

May 28, 2015 - 3:31am
12 min 12 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

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9 a.m. (0700 GMT, 3 a.m. EDT)

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has cancelled another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day.

FIFA says Blatter will not give a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of a soccer medical conference in a Zurich hotel.

Blatter skipped two meetings of continental soccer...

May 28, 2015 - 3:02am
12 min 11 sec ago

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Chicago 5 Anaheim 2

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 5, Toronto 3, 10 innings

Washington 3, Chicago Cubs 0

St. Louis 4, Arizona 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Clinton 8, Peoria 2

Quad Cities 13, Kane County 4

THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE...

May 28, 2015 - 2:13am
12 min 11 sec ago
BC-BBN--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING_DGordon, Miami, .376; AGonzalez, Los Angeles, .341; LeMahieu, Colorado, .338; Harper, Washington, .331; Goldschmidt, Arizona, .329; Aoki, San Francisco, .322; Holliday, St. Louis, .320; Pollock, Arizona, .320.

RUNS_Harper, Washington, 41;...

May 28, 2015 - 1:29am
12 min 11 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a concussion after getting kneed in the side of the head by Houston's Trevor Ariza.

Thompson was injured after he faked a shot and Ariza knocked him to the floor with a knee to the head in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night.

Thompson received stitches in his right ear and passed a concussion test during the game that would have allowed him to return...

May 28, 2015 - 1:13am
12 min 11 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrelton Simmons had two hits and scored the go-ahead run on Adam Liberatore's wild pitch in the eighth inning, Cameron Maybin homered to continue his hot month and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.

With the game tied 1-1, Simmons led off the eighth with a single against Chris Hatcher (1-4) and, after making his way to third base, came home when Liberatore uncorked a wild pitch over the...

May 28, 2015 - 1:10am
12 min 11 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton and Matt Kemp hit two-out RBI singles in the seventh inning and Will Middlebrooks had a two-run homer to help give run-starved Andrew Cashner all the support he would need as the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Cashner (2-7) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings and struck out six in the rubber game of the interleague series. The right-hander, making his Angel Stadium debut, had...

May 28, 2015 - 12:46am
12 min 11 sec ago

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Juninho scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and Los Angeles beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Wednesday night to extend the Galaxy's home unbeaten streak to 23 games.

Juninho caught goalkeeper Nick Rimando diving the wrong way on a penalty kick in the seventh minute. RSL was whistled for an unlucky hand ball in the penalty area when the ball bounced off Jamison Olave's stabilizing hand during a slide.

Los Angeles (5-4-5)...

May 28, 2015 - 12:46am
12 min 11 sec ago
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