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NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

This Nov. 23, 2014,  file photo shows San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Police say Chicago Bears defensive end McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. McDonald was taken into custody Monday, May 25,  2015, on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week.

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Ahead of FIFA election, key sponsor Visa threatens to quit

This is a Wednesday, June 1, 2011  file photo of FIFA president Joseph Blatter, right, welcomes former CONCACAF secretary general Chuck Blazer prior to the 61st FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Blazer was one of four men who pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's corruption investigation into FIFA announced Wednesday May 27, 2015. (Keystone, Patrick B. Kraemer, File via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of several officials and a key sponsor threatening to cut ties with the scandal-tainted organization.

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Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia’s World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia’s World Cup.

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US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect

A police vehicle is parked outside of the five-star hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at  the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich. In a statement Wednesday the FOJ said U.S. authorities suspect the officials of having received paid bribes totaling millions of dollars.   (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.

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Things to know about the Under-20 World Cup

In this June 10, 2008 file photo, England's rugby team players stretch during their training at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. The FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday, May 30, 2015 in New Zealand. The final will be held at Auckland's 25,000-seat North Harbour Stadium on June 20. (Wayne Drought/NZPA via AP, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday in New Zealand and will likely feature some of the stars of the future. Here’s some things to know:

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