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Former FIFA official Fernando loses appeal against life ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando has lost his appeal against a life ban from soccer for bribery and corruption. 107 more words

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Russia Football Union appoints new anti-racism leader

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Football Union has appointed its first dedicated anti-racism official in an effort to crack down on discrimination ahead of the World Cup. 94 more words

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The NSA considered ending controversial call records program before Snowden leaks

Supporters of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs have argued that the ability to collect information about potential threats is needed to protect the United States from attacks. 463 more words


Russia goalkeeper Akinfeev fit again after flare attack

MOSCOW (AP) — CSKA Moscow says Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev should be ready to play this weekend after recovering from being hit in the head with a flare during a European Championship qualifying match against Montenegro. 93 more words

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In the News...Killing of journalists should be war crime – AP chief

The president and CEO of The Associated Press has called for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. 95 more words

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3 Greek soccer players slightly hurt in Hungary taxi crash

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Greek embassy in Budapest says three national team soccer players were slightly injured when their taxi crashed on its way to the airport. 103 more words

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