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

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces a re-election vote Friday, in the face of new corruption and bribery charges against senior members of FIFA.
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FIFA Update: Europe's UEFA Backs Blatter's Opponent; Raids In Brazil

Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA came just days before Sepp Blatter is set to stand for re-election Friday. Europe's UEFA says it will back Blatter's lone opponent.
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Sponsors Monitor Corruption Charges Against Soccer Officials

The arrest of 7 FIFA officials in Zurich is raising questions for corporations that underwrite soccer's main event, the World Cup. Coca-Cola, Adidas and others are withholding public comment for now.
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Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Most of the charges relate to bribes paid by sports marketing executives to secure lucrative marketing and media rights. One of the companies named has its North American headquarters in Miami.
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After Arrests, Calls For Soccer's Governing Body To Be Overhauled

Some of the biggest leaders in world soccer have been charged with corruption stretching back decades. Reaction from around the world is pouring in as the story continues to unfold.
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Golden State Beats Houston, Will Face Cleveland For NBA Title

The Warriors return to the Finals for the first time in 40 years with a convincing 104-90 victory over the Rockets.
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Soccer Fans In Latin America React To FIFA Corruption Charges

Several of those indicted on corruption charges were from Latin America or the Caribbean. Most people from Brazil, the country that just hosted the World Cup, see the soccer leadership as corrupt.
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Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tim Elfrink, the Miami New Times managing editor, about Aaron Davidson, president of Traffic Sports USA, Inc., who was indicted Wednesday in the FIFA corruption case.
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U.S. Justice Department Files Corruption Charges Against FIFA

The Justice Department unveils criminal charges against 14 people in connection with rampant racketeering and a bribery scheme at FIFA, the world's premiere soccer organization. The FBI secretly secured guilty pleas from four officials and two companies.
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Indictments Raise Questions About Sepp Blatter's Reign Over FIFA

Joseph "Sepp" Blatter remains the front-runner in the race for FIFA president despite allegations of corruption during his 17-year reign as one of the most powerful figures in sports.

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