Fri, May 29 2015
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer. | Video
NEW YORK - The Tampa Bay Lightning booked a Stanley Cup Finals berth with a tense 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday, the visitors breaking home goalie Henrik Lundqvist's Game Seven dominance to claim the Eastern Conference championship.
- Josh Hamilton has returned to Texas with a bang, hitting two home runs in his second game in front of the Arlington crowd as he led the Rangers to a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday.
SINGAPORE - Asia football chief Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa congratulated FIFA president Sepp Blatter on his re-election for a fifth term -- a victory the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) played a major role in delivering.
NEW YORK - The Madison Square Garden crowd saluted New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist with chants of "Henry, Henry" after the final horn had sounded on Friday despite the Swede's failure to carry the Rangers to another Game Seven victory.
WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official said on Friday he is "fairly confident" there will be another round of indictments in the criminal investigation into alleged corruption within soccer's governing body, FIFA, the New York Times reported.
HAMILTON, Ontario - Despite the storm raging in world soccer, the show must go on and Canada and England met in a women's friendly in front of a passionate sellout crowd on Friday that offered hope the game can survive its latest crisis.
- PGA Tour rookie Jon Curran capitalized on a fast start and some pinpoint iron shots to surge into a three-way tie for the lead in the weather-disrupted second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas on Friday.
BUENOS AIRES - Interpol agents raided on Friday the offices of three Argentine businessmen accused by the United States of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes in a corruption scandal that has shaken world soccer, local media reported.
- Morgan Pressel, benefiting from a swing change made earlier this year, spectacularly eagled her final hole to seize a one-shot lead in the opening round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, New Jersey on Friday.
Bill Clinton had his saxophone. Martin O'Malley has his guitar.