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Blatter named FIFA president for 5th term

Sepp Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term as FIFA president, when Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein withdrew from the race following the first round of voting in Zurich.

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Peterson sounds off on Vikes' contract stance

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McIlroy misses cut at Irish Open

US Open chances hit as World No.1 misses weekend action for second successive tournament - and third straight year at his home event.

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Time for some fearless predictions!

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Jake Trotter @Jake_Trotter

Big 12 announces it will distribute roughly $27 million in TV revenue to its members. TCU, West Virginia will get $23 million.

Conferences announce earnings
College Football 

The SEC will distribute $435M out of an NCAA-record $455 million in revenues between its 14 institutions, sources told ESPN. Each league member will receive $31.07M, an increase of more than $10M per school from last year. The Big 12 will distribute "north of $250 million."

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Belichick: We're onto 2015
NFL 

Commenting for the first time publicly since the Patriots were penalized for underinflated footballs, coach Bill Belichick told reporters today at OTAs: "That's a long time ago. We're on to next year. It's 2015. You can forget about last year. That was last year."

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NFL 

Blatter: I won't touch the World Cup
Soccer 

In his acceptance speech after his re-election as FIFA president, Sepp Blatter vowed reform and to "bring this boat back ... to shore," but said, "I will not touch the World Cup because the World Cup is too important."

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Soccer 

Max Bretos @mbretosESPN

That Speech did nothing to alter the image of Sepp Blatter. Delusional & dealing in non-specifics. Acting as if nothing happened this week.

Blatter re-elected as FIFA president
Soccer 

With Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein withdrawing his candidacy, Sepp Blatter has been re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president. Blatter wasn't able to garner a two-thirds majority with the first vote, but Bin Al Hussein conceded shortly after. Reaction on ESPN & Watch ESPN

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ESPN FC @ESPNFC

Blatter: "I promise you, in the end of my term, I will give this FIFA to my successor in a very strong position." #FIFACongress

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Blatter now addressing #FIFACongress. "I would like to give compliments and express my gratitude to His Royal Highness Prince Ali."

Sepp Blatter gives victory speech

Acknowledging that FIFA has to "work on things," president Sepp Blatter told the FIFA congress after being re-elected, "I thank you, I thank that you have accepted me."

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Bin Al Hussein withdraws his candidacy

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein gathered enough votes to deny Sepp Blatter a first-round ballot win of the FIFA presidency, but conceded the race shortly after. Live on ESPN & Watch ESPN

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Missed cut for McIlroy
Golf 

Rory McIlroy will miss the cut at the Irish Open, the seventh time he's missed the cut at an official worldwide event in the 82 weeks he's been ranked No. 1 in the world.

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Golf 

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Doug McIntyre @DougMacESPN

Gulati was right: election results closer than many expected. And yet Blatter’s still going to win in a landslide.

WATCH: Bob Ley has had enough
Soccer 

Ley got a little heated on SportsCenter this morning by FIFA's inability to follow its own agenda.

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Sepp Blatter received 133 votes to Prince Ali's 73. Blatter falls seven votes short of reaching the two-thirds majority.

FIFA vote going to a second round
Soccer 

Neither Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein nor Sepp Blatter were able to get two-thirds of the 209 ballots cast so there will be a second vote. Now just a simple majority will be enough to win the presidency. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Soccer 

Sepp Blatter's FIFA presidential elections
Soccer 

  • 2015: Faces Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein
  • 2011: Re-elected unopposed
  • 2007: Re-elected unopposed
  • 2002: Defeated Issa Hayatou
  • 1998: Defeated Lennart Johansson

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Soccer 

FIFA's presidential votes are in
Soccer 

All 209 votes are in. Officials are counting the results, literally, by hand. Bob Ley on SportsCenter: "This is basically how you elect a class president in an American high school." Live coverage on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Soccer 

FIFA elections: What you need to know
Soccer 

There is just one other option besides Sepp Blatter for FIFA president: Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (right). Key facts

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Soccer 

Who is voting for FIFA president?
Soccer 

Each of the 209 nations' votes count equally. To secure the presidency, a two-thirds majority is necessary on the first ballot, and if no one secures that, a simple majority vote on the second.

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