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Newly Re-Elected, FIFA's Sepp Blatter Denies Ties To Corruption

At a press conference Saturday, newly re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter was defiant, insisting he had nothing to fear from the ongoing investigation. NPR's Scott Simon talks with AP's Rob Harris.

Despite Scandal, FIFA Re-Elects Sepp Blatter As President

FIFA, soccer's international governing body, has reelected its president for a fifth term of office, only days after seven FIFA officials were arrested on corruption charges.

Running 26.2 — At 92 Years Of Age

On Sunday, thousands of runners will take to the streets in San Diego for the annual Rock'n'Roll marathon. A record might be set, too — not for the fastest finisher but for one of the oldest.

The Big Numbers Behind The Beautiful Game's Ugly Scandal

More than 715 million people watched the final of the World Cup in South Africa. FIFA collected $1.6 billion from its sponsors between 2011-2014.

As The Soccer World Staggers, What's Next For FIFA?

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Roger Bennett, host of Men in Blazers on NBC Sports Network, about what's ahead for FIFA and fans of soccer.

Blackhawks Or Ducks: Whom Will The Lightning Face In NHL Finals?

NPR's Tom Goldman joins Scott Simon to talk about the Women's World Cup. He'll also talk hockey playoffs, previewing the Chicago Blackhawks - Anaheim Ducks matchup.

FIFA Scandal Has Echoes Of Salt Lake Olympics Corruption Crisis

Officials of both organizations were accused of taking bribes. Leaders of both said they couldn't watch subordinates' behavior. Persistent outsiders found evidence of misconduct.

Sepp Blatter Reelected To 5th Term As FIFA President

Sepp Blatter was reelected as president of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, on Friday. The vote comes as two separate international investigations probe allegations of corruption.

Indictment Against FIFA Raises Questions About Nike's History In Brazil

A U.S. indictment alleges an unnamed sportswear company paid bribes to secure a 1996 deal with Brazil. That's the year Nike signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship with Brazil's soccer federation.

At FIFA Meeting, Israeli And Palestinian Delegates Shake Hands

The "handshake for peace" was perhaps the only thing that could compete with accusations of corruption and bribery that have dominated the international gathering of soccer's governing body.