- 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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