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Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body....

THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:...

A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting
FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term Friday, based on statements in recent months issued by continental confederations, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this week by the U.S. government....

US to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatter
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter....

Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau, cite lack of trust
CHICAGO (AP) -- In five seasons under Tom Thibodeau, the Chicago Bulls soared to heights they had not reached since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were collecting championships....

Tebow makes his Philly debut
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A slimmer Tim Tebow threw passes in shorts while a horde of reporters critiqued his mechanics and analyzed his arm motion....

Adrian Peterson vents on Twitter about honoring contract
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of Minnesota Vikings' offseason....

Bowditch shoots 62, leaving Spieth 7 shots back at Nelson
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Steven Bowditch considers the AT&T Byron Nelson his home tournament - just maybe not to the extent Jordan Spieth does....

New French Open challenges await Williams, Djokovic, Murray
PARIS (AP) -- For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set....

Thompson's father says son 'on track' to return for finals
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused "concussion-like symptoms."...

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