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Blatter, Platini suspended from soccer by FIFA’s ethics body

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his possible successor, European soccer chief UEFA Michel Platini, have been provisionally suspended for 90 days, the ethics committee of football's global governing body said.


PREVIEW: 2015 Presidents Cup

The 2015 President's Cup kicks off in Incheon, South Korea today.


Cubs beat Pirates after another Arrieta pitching gem

The Chicago Cubs celebrated their first postseason win in 12 years when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the Major League Baseball playoffs on Wednesday.


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 8.


Cleveland appeals ‘jock tax’ ruling to Supreme Court

The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.


FIFA’s Blatter calls Swiss investigation ‘outrageous’

The outgoing FIFA President said a criminal investigation against him was "not correct" and defended his decision not to step down sooner as head of the world soccer body.


Pacquiao planning to retire

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao, a winner of world titles in eight different weight categories, said he is likely to retire from the sport after one more fight next year.


The MLB wants answers from DraftKings

Major League Baseball said it was surprised to learn that fantasy sports operator DraftKings, in which it has an equity investment, allowed its employees to participate in contests and has reached out to the company to discuss the matter.


Astros launch postseason with win over Yankees

The Houston Astros blasted into the next round of the Major League Baseball postseason with a 3-0 shutout of the New York Yankees in their Wild Card playoff game.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Oct. 7.


Eclectic mix of teams gear up for MLB postseason

From pitching powerhouses to aging warhorses, an eclectic cast of clubs are gearing up for MLB's playoff extravaganza.


DraftKings, FanDuel defend integrity after insider bet

The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies are defending their businesses' integrity after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.


Controversial non-call denies Lions chance of first win

A controversial non-call may have cost the Detroit Lions their first win of the season following a wild finish to their 13-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.


Rio Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession

Olympic organizers, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, say they are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Oct. 6.


Headed to rehab, Yankees’ Sabathia to miss playoffs

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason.


Dolphins fire coach Joe Philbin

Joe Philbin has been fired four games into his fourth season as coach of the Miami Dolphins, and one day after a flop on an international stage sealed his fate.


Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to baseball antitrust immunity

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Major League Baseball’s long-standing exemption from U.S. antitrust laws brought by San Jose as part of the city's effort to become the new home of the Oakland Athletics.


College Football: Top 25 shakeups

There are several changes atop The Associated Press college football poll.


Floundering kickers under spotlight after new rules

The task of a kicker in the National Football League (NFL) has become considerably more challenging this season, and the floundering early results have affected game outcomes and job security.

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