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Denouncing FIFA, whistleblower fears for safety

LONDON (AP) — A whistleblower in the World Cup bidding controversy fears her treatment by FIFA will prevent people from coming forward with allegations of corruption and says she was approached three years ago by the FBI, which was worried about her safety.

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Eckert, Garcia to meet amid FIFA probe crisis

GENEVA (AP) — The judge and prosecutor behind FIFA’s World Cup bid corruption investigation will meet Thursday in an effort to repair their relations and restore the reputation of a case seemingly in disarray.

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Chiefs look to avoid letdown vs. winless Raiders

Kansas City Chiefs players including Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Josh Mauga (90) celebrate after Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith, right, broke up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, unseen, at the end of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The Kansas City Chiefs won 24-20. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wedged between a pair of games against last season’s Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to get a bit of a breather with a visit to the winless Oakland Raiders.

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DH Billy Butler and Athletics reach 3-year deal

In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler runs to third as he advances on an Alex Gordon single in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City, Mo. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent designated hitter Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Nov. 18, 2014, because the A's had not announced the deal, their typical practice until a new player passes a physical. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga. File)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with designated hitter Billy Butler through the 2017 season.

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Ukraine punished for fan racism in Lviv

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine has been punished by UEFA for another racist incident involving fans in Lviv, which is already banned from hosting World Cup qualifying matches.

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