Sepp Blatter

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.

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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