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5:18am

Fri May 29, 2015
Sports

Under Cloud Of Scandal, Sepp Blatter Seeks 5th Term As FIFA President

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 8:39 am

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5:15am

Fri May 29, 2015
Sports

Indictments Bring To Light FIFA's Veil Of Secrecy

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 8:07 am

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Now, many soccer fans reacted to the FIFA arrests with a collective it is about time. But if millions around the world suspected wrongdoing, how might FIFA officials have gotten away with it for so long? Here's NPR's Tom Goldman.

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4:47pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Business

What Are $26 Million In American Express Rewards Points Worth?

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

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4:47pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Sports

FIFA Delegate: Indictment 'Brought A Cloud' On Upcoming Presidential Vote

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:01 pm

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11:22am

Thu May 28, 2015
The Two-Way

FIFA President Blatter: Bribery Scandal Puts 'Long Shadow' Over Soccer

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 4:18 pm

FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the audience at the opening ceremony of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich on Thursday. The leader of soccer's governing body has rejected calls to resign.
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Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter is speaking at the beginning of the 65th Congress of soccer's worldwide governing body. Blatter faces a re-election vote Friday, in the face of new corruption and bribery charges against senior members of FIFA.

"These are unprecedented and difficult times for FIFA," Blatter said. "The events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football and over this league's congress."

It was a somber opening to FIFA's meeting of international sporting bodies, an assembly that was celebrated with flag-bearers and other pageantry.

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9:38am

Thu May 28, 2015
The Two-Way

FIFA Update: Europe's UEFA Backs Blatter's Opponent; Raids In Brazil

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 1:27 pm

UEFA President Michel Platini says his organization is backing FIFA President Sepp Blatter's opponent in Friday's presidential election. When asked if UEFA might consider leaving FIFA, Platini said, "Of course."
FABRICE COFFRINI AFP/Getty Images

One day after a string of bribery arrests and indictments was revealed to center on FIFA, the soccer organization's president, Sepp Blatter, says he will not resign. Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA came just days before Blatter stands for reelection in Switzerland Friday.

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6:25am

Thu May 28, 2015
Business

Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:00 am

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6:24am

Thu May 28, 2015
Business

Sponsors Monitor Corruption Charges Against Soccer Officials

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:00 am

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6:10am

Thu May 28, 2015
Sports

After Arrests, Calls For Soccer's Governing Body To Be Overhauled

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:41 am

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1:02am

Thu May 28, 2015
The Two-Way

Golden State Beats Houston, Will Face Cleveland For NBA Title

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 2:36 am

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors drives on James Harden of the Houston Rockets in the second half of the Warrior's series-clinching win Wednesday night in Oakland, Calif.
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The Golden State Warriors managed to dominate a stacked Western Conference all season long; with Wednesday night's 104-90 win over the Houston Rockets, they'll get a chance to finish the job in the NBA Finals.

The Warriors got a team-leading 26 points from star point guard Stephen Curry, who had struck his head in a fall in the previous game on Monday. Curry's shot wasn't as accurate as usual, but he made up for it with steals, rebounds and free throws. Harrison Barnes added 24 points for Golden State and Klay Thompson added 20.

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