Sepp Blatter

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FIFA’s Top Spokesman Leaves Job; Blatter Urged To Do Same

FIFA’s top spokesman left his job Thursday, hours after Sepp Blatter was urged to do the same by the European Parliament.

06/11/2015

Abby Wambach of United States heads the ball during the first half of an international friendly against South Korea at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, on May 30, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Crooks: Crazy Week In Soccer Is About To Get Even More Wild With Women’s World Cup

Admittedly, I am finding it difficult to focus on one particular soccer topic for this column. It has been an eventful week on multiple levels.

06/05/2015

Former FIFA official Chuck Blazer in 2004 (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Ex-FIFA Official Admits To World Cup Bribes

Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others in soccer’s governing body agreed to receive bribes in the votes for the hosts of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.

06/04/2015

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Embattled Sepp Blatter To Resign As President Of Scandal-Marred FIFA

The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.

06/02/2015

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Sepp Blatter Resigns: Who Should Be FIFA’s Next President?

Sepp Blatter has resigned. Who should be the next president of FIFA?

06/02/2015

Oguchi Onyewu passes the ball for Team USA against Guatemala at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, on July 5, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Crooks: NYCFC’s Struggles In The Air Need To Be Addressed Immediately

New York City FC has given up the first goal in nine of its 13 matches this season, in large part due to their lack of an intimidating force along their back line. That, however, could change soon.

06/01/2015

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Sepp Blatter Survives As President Of Scandal-Marred FIFA

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

05/29/2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and FIFA president Sepp Blatter attend the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 13, 2014. (Photo by Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)

Blatter On FIFA Corruption Scandal: ‘I Cannot Monitor Everyone All The Time’

As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer’s world governing body.

05/28/2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and FIFA president Sepp Blatter attend the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 13, 2014. (Photo by Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin Accuses U.S. Of Meddling Into FIFA Affairs

The Russian president tried to portray the probe as an attempt to go after dissenters, likening the case to the persecution of U.S. whistleblowers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

05/28/2015

FIFA director of communications Walter de Gregorio attends a press conference at the organization's headquarters on May 27, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a hotel to detain top FIFA officials as part of a U.S. investigation. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

FIFA Says It Embraces Blockbuster Arrests Of Top Officials

FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio says soccer’s governing body is the “damaged party” in the corruption probe and will cooperate fully with authorities.

05/27/2015

Australian and English cricket fans observe a minute's silence to mark the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Dec. 6, 2013. (Photo WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Sporting Tributes For Nelson Mandela

The former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95, leading to a vast outpouring of tributes from the world’s best-known athletes and top sporting bodies.

12/06/2013