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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.

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discusses charges in the FIFA corruption scandal on May 27, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charges Against FIFA Officials Announced In Brooklyn Federal Court

Seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a U.S. corruption probe.

05/27/2015

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

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5 Sports Events More Surprising Than Beck Winning Album Of The Year

Let’s take a look at five events in sports over the last year more surprising than Beck’s shocking GRAMMYs Album of the Year win.

02/09/2015

Fans hold a sign in support of Derek Jeter prior to the last game of the season against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014

Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.

12/31/2014

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The 10 Most Memorable Sporting Events Of 2014

When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock-car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we’ll remember the most.

12/26/2014

The front of FIFA's head office in Zurich on September 26, 2014 (Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA Prosecutor Resigns In Protest Over World Cup Report

Michael Garcia, who led the probe into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process, cited a “lack of leadership” at the top of FIFA in his resignation statement.

12/17/2014

The front of FIFA's head office in Zurich on September 26, 2014 (Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA In Turmoil After Clearing Qatar, Russia In World Cup Probe

Hours after a FIFA judge cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning World Cup bids, the American who led the investigation said Thursday he would appeal the decision.

11/13/2014

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A Travel Guide To London, England

Read on for a visitor’s guide to transportation, dining, hotels and the top attractions in London.

08/05/2014

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6 Stars Of The World Cup, Where Are They Now?

That guy who bit that other guy, what’s he up to?

07/24/2014

Geoff Cameron of the United States challenges Marouane Fellaini of Belgium during the World Cup Round of 16 match at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

USMNT Falls To 15th In FIFA Rankings Following World Cup

The United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16 where they lost to Belgium. The Americans were overtaken by the Dutch, Chile and France.

07/17/2014

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6 Worst Injuries Of The 2014 World Cup

Sometimes they aren’t just crying wolf.

07/15/2014

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7 World Cup Pitch Invaders Who Regret Nothing

Although their fates remain a mystery, these few moments of glory will always be remembered…by them.

07/14/2014

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany consoles Lionel Messi of Argentina after Germany's 1-0 victory in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi’s World Cup Ends On Bitter Note

After carrying his team through the group stage in Brazil with four goals, Messi seemed to run out of steam.

07/14/2014

Germany's forward Mario Goetze (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the final football match between Germany and Argentina for the FIFA World Cup at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA        (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Late Goetze Goal Gives Germany The Edge In 1-0 World Cup Title Win

Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

07/14/2014

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