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June 3, 2015 - 5:32am
5 min 15 sec ago

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has canceled a meeting in Berlin this weekend where member federations were to discuss ways of opposing a Sepp Blatter-led FIFA.

UEFA President Michel Platini says it is better to await developments after Blatter announced plans to resign.

Platini also noted the "unpredictable nature" of a U.S. federal investigation into corruption in world soccer.

He says "considering new information is revealed...

June 3, 2015 - 5:08am
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Portugal swept imperiously into the knockout rounds of the Under-20 World Cup with a 4-0 win over Qatar on Wednesday, while Mexico revived its campaign after a woeful opening match by defeating Uruguay 2-1.

Two Mexico players were sent off in their first-up, 2-0 loss to Mali, but they demonstrated greater discipline against Uruguay, rallying after conceding a late equalizer to seal the win with a goal in the third minute of stoppage time....

June 3, 2015 - 4:32am
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PARIS (AP) — Interpol has put six men with ties to FIFA on its most wanted list, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials and four executives on charges including racketeering and corruption.

The "Red Notices" announced Wednesday were for former FIFA vice president Jack Warner of Trinidad and former executive committee member Nicolas Leoz of Paraguay.

Others listed were Argentinians Alejandro Burzaco and brothers Hugo and Mariano...

June 3, 2015 - 4:18am
5 min 15 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Interpol puts 6 linked to FIFA on most wanted list on racketeering, corruption charges.

June 3, 2015 - 4:14am
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MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid has hired Rafa Benitez as its new coach to replace the fired Carlo Ancelotti.

The Spanish team says the 55-year-old Benitez has agreed to a three-year contract.

Benitez, who began his coaching career in Madrid's youth academy, will return to the Spanish league where he led Valencia to two titles in 2002 and 2004 before joining Liverpool, where he won the 2005 Champions League.

Ancelotti guided Madrid to...

June 3, 2015 - 4:10am
5 min 15 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Rafa Benitez has been appointed Real Madrid coach.

June 3, 2015 - 3:14am
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The chairman of Football Federation Australia says bidding for the 2022 World Cup awarded to Qatar was not clean, explaining in an extraordinary open letter Wednesday how he felt Australia never had a chance to be given hosting rights.

The day after FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced he was resigning his post and would call a new election within nine months, FFA chairman Frank Lowy said "world football might just be at the dawn of a new era."


June 3, 2015 - 3:01am
5 min 15 sec ago



Miami 5, Chicago Cubs 2

St. Louis 1, Milwaukee 0

Texas 15, Chicago White Sox 2



Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.


Milwaukee at St. Louis, 12:45 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Texas, 7:05 p.m...

June 3, 2015 - 2:26am
5 min 15 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer in the top of the 11th inning and Andrew Miller preserved the lead in the bottom half Tuesday night by striking out Nelson Cruz with two on to end the New York Yankees' 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Stephen Drew tied it in the ninth with an RBI double off Seattle closer Fernando Rodney as New York took the first two games of this three-game series.

With two outs, Jones drilled a fastball...

June 3, 2015 - 2:11am
5 min 15 sec ago
By The Associated Press

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RUNS_Harper, Washington, 43;...

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