Humiliated Blatter says only FIFA Congress can bar him

ZURICH Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday he believes that only the Congress of soccer's governing body, and not its Ethics Committee, can bar him from office.

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St. Louis Rams player hospitalized after shooting in Florida

MIAMI Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was in critical but stable condition in a hospital on Wednesday after being shot in a car near his Miami-area hometown.

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Man dies at Ohio State after taking annual lake plunge

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Retired Olympic medalist Devetzi fails doping test

ATHENS Retired triple jumper Piyi Devetzi, 39, could be stripped of her Olympic silver and bronze medals after Greece's track and field federation (SEGAS) said on Wednesday that she had failed a doping test.

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Gothenburg's Eriksson says Eugene decision must be investigated

MONACO The man who led Gothenburg's bid to host the 2021 world athletics championships says he is still waiting for a plausible explanation of how the event was awarded to Eugene, Oregon, and is concerned at suggestions that Sebastian Coe lobbied for the American city.

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