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FIFA president Blatter resigns amid scandal

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced his resignation on Tuesday amid the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA's world governing body. Speaking at a news conference in Zurich, Blatter said a special election would be held shortly to appoint his successor.

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NFL eyes games in Germany, Mexico, Brazil

Commissioner Roger Goodell casually mentioned last month the NFL's interest in adding more international games. He mentioned potential contests in Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

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Welker open to reunion with Pats, a 'great team'

Free-agent wide receiver Wes Welker hopes to play in 2015 and said Tuesday he would be open to a return to the New England Patriots despite a messy divorce after the 2012 season.

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NBA union to investigate concussion protocol

The NBA union has hired neurologists to examine the league's concussion policy and determine whether any changes are needed to prevent players from playing with an undiagnosed concussion.

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter resigns

Just days after being re-elected to a fifth term as FIFA president, Sepp Blatter has resigned his post. "FIFA needs profound restructuring. Although members have given me the new mandate, this mandate does not seem to be supported by everyone." Story

Blatter on why he is stepping down
Soccer 

"I appreciate and love FIFA more than anything else, and I only want to do the best," Blatter said in a news conference this afternoon in Zurich. "I am very much connected to the interests of FIFA ... and this is why I've taken to this decision." Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president
Soccer 

Blatter said today at a news conference in Zurich: "The elections are closed. But the challenges that FIFA is facing have not come to an end. FIFA needs profound restructuring. ... I will continue to exercise my function as president until the new election is going to be held." Watch SportsCenter on ESPN

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Jeff Carlisle @JeffreyCarlisle

At FIFA presser, Sepp Blatter announces he is stepping down, & that he is calling extraordinay Congress to choose next FIFA president.

FIFA to hold news conference
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In the wake of a NY Times report that FIFA's second-in-command helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes, FIFA has called a news conference that has begun. FIFA president Sepp Blatter will make a statement, but will not take questions.

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Wawrinka ousts Federer from French
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Stan Wawrinka defeated Roger Federer in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6, to advance to the French Open semifinals. Wawrinka will play the Jo-Wilfried Tsonga-Kei Nishikori winner. Scoreboard

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Devin Gardner told me he worked exclusively at QB for Steelers today. Was signed as receiver but sounds like team trying him out at both

Devils officially hire Hynes as coach
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John Hynes, who led the Penguins' AHL affiliate the past five seasons, becomes the NHL's youngest head coach at age 40. New Jersey will send Pittsburgh a third-round draft pick in 2016 as compensation.

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(8) Stan Wawrinka beats (2) Roger Federer in straight sets in French Open quarterfinals Wawrinka: 4-5 career in Grand Slam quarterfinals

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Stan Wawrinka beats Roger Federer in straight sets to reach the semi-final at French Open.

OTD: Armando Galarraga's imperfect game
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Five years ago today, the Tigers RHP had a perfect game through 8 2/3. But Indians SS Jason Donald was called safe by umpire Jim Joyce on a grounder to first, a call that became controversial on replays. Said Joyce after the game: "I just cost that kid a perfect game."

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Why Adrian Peterson will report today

Ben Goessling explains: "He decided it was time to come in and get back to work. I think he realizes he's going to be [in Minnesota], and if he's going to be here, he might as well put his best foot forward and try to help this team win."

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