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Fri, May 29 2015

Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes

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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

World, Sports 29 May 2015

Lightning edge Rangers to claim Stanley Cup berth

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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.

12:52am EDT

Hamilton laps up Texas homecoming with double blast

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- 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.

29 May 2015

Asia chief hails Blatter re-election as FIFA head

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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.

2:05am EDT

Rangers fans applaud Lundqvist after Game Seven loss

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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.

1:13am EDT

U.S. official 'fairly confident' of more FIFA indictments: NYT

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.

29 May 2015

The show goes on in Canada despite FIFA crisis

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.

29 May 2015

Rookie Curran in tie for lead at weather-hit Byron Nelson

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- 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.

29 May 2015

Interpol raids office of Argentine execs named in FIFA scandal: media

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.

29 May 2015

Timely eagle earns Pressel one-shot lead

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- 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.

29 May 2015