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Harden loses handle on ball in Rockets’ season-ending loss

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After carrying Houston to the Western Conference finals, James Harden couldn’t even hold onto the ball when the Rockets needed him most.

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Soccer world shocked by FIFA raids

The June 1, 2011 file photo shows Swiss  FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland.  Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich. Blatter is not among the six soccer officials who were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

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FIFA’s commercial partners urged to make their voices heard

In this May 19, 2015 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem. Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich where six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.   (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer’s global governing body to clean up its act — and fast — following Wednesday’s arrest of seven officials.

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Prosecutors seek 7 years for Boston Marathon bomber’s friend

BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might have prevented a university police officer’s shooting death by helping authorities find Tsarnaev instead of helping him, the officer’s family said in a court filing Wednesday.

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New Orleans among 9 bidding to host playoff championship

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — New Orleans is among nine cities and regions bidding to host College Football Playoff championship games.

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