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June 2, 2015 - 2:18pm
2 min 30 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Bowl will stick with the Saturday-before-Christmas schedule established in 2012.

ESPN Events announced Monday that the 24th Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will be played at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 at Sam Boyd Stadium and will be televised on ABC.

The game matches the top choice from the Mountain West Conference or BYU against the sixth pick from the Pac-12.

Last year, No. 22 Utah defeated Colorado State...

June 2, 2015 - 2:13pm
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein says Sepp Blatter's resignation as FIFA's president was "the right move."

Prince Ali made the comments to CNN on Tuesday night, just after Blatter announced in Zurich that he will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal.

He said: "I think that it is the right move from Sepp Blatter and I think we have to look to the future."

Prince Ali...

June 2, 2015 - 2:12pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has had hip surgery and is expected to be sidelined four to five months.

The Rangers announced Tuesday that Skapski had surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip.

The 20-year-old Skapski appeared in two games with the Rangers in 2014-15, posting a 2-0-0 record. He earned his first career NHL win while making his NHL debut on Feb. 20 at Buffalo, becoming the third-youngest goaltender...

June 2, 2015 - 1:52pm
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Southern California Heisman Trophy Winner Matt Leinart and former New Mexico star Brian Urlacher are among the players making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

The National Football Foundation released on Tuesday the players and coaches being considered for selection to the Hall of Fame this year. The new Hall of Fame class will be announced Jan. 8 in Arizona, where the College Football Playoff championship game will be held....

June 2, 2015 - 1:34pm
2 min 29 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — Text of statement Tuesday by Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, following Sepp Blatter's announcement that he will step down as FIFA president:

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Before I begin, I would like to thank the President. The decision that he has made today was difficult and courageous. In the current circumstances, this is the most responsible way to ensure an orderly transition. I know that he has truly acted with the best...

June 2, 2015 - 1:21pm
2 min 29 sec ago

BERN , Switzerland (AP) — Swiss attorney general says Sepp Blatter not under investigation by Swiss authorities.

June 2, 2015 - 1:19pm
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man who admitted operating a Zamboni while drunk has been convicted after the judge rejected his lawyer's argument that the ice-resurfacing machine didn't meet the definition of a vehicle under city code.

Twenty-seven-year-old Steven James Anderson was arrested in January during a girls' high school hockey game in Fargo. Witnesses complained he was driving erratically and crashing into the boards. Police say his blood-alcohol content was nearly...

June 2, 2015 - 1:18pm
2 min 29 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — Text of statement by Sepp Blatter on Tuesday announcing he will step down as FIFA president:

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I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the 40 years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to do only what is best for FIFA and for football. I felt compelled to stand for re-election, as I believed that this was the best thing...

June 2, 2015 - 1:17pm
2 min 29 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A wet track for the Belmont Stakes won't compromise Tale of Verve's bid to spoil the Triple Crown try by American Pharoah.

The long-range forecast for Saturday calls for a 50 percent chance of showers. Both American Pharoah and Tale of Verve proved in the Preakness they can handle whatever nature throws at them.

A violent storm hit Pimlico minutes before the race. Heavy rain instantly turned the track to slop while lightning flashed...

June 2, 2015 - 12:56pm
2 min 29 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor.

The 79-year-old Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term on Friday, two days after a corruption crisis erupted and seven soccer officials were arrested in Zurich ahead of the FIFA congress.

Speaking at a hastily arranged news conference on Tuesday, Blatter says...

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