Posts Tagged Government and politics

South Africa’s 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe

In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela is assisted by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, left, in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was announced that South Africa would host the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. The country's image has been shattered with allegations that its bid over a decade ago was involved in millions of dollars in bribes to secure FIFA votes and make sure of its historic place as Africa's first World Cup host. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — When South Africa won the right to host Africa’s first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.

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Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pool photo Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments Thursday, May 28, 2015, that it is "odd" that the probe was launched at the request of U.S. officials for crimes which do not involve its citizens and did not happen in the United States. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer’s governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.

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SEC to allow satellite camps if NCAA doesn’t ban them

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference will either change the rules regarding recruiting camps or join in the chase.

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Missouri lawmakers file lawsuit over Rams stadium

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are suing to challenge the authority of Gov. Jay Nixon and officials who oversee the current St. Louis Rams stadium over plans for a new one.

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Big 12 schools could face big penalties for court storming

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Conference schools could now face fines, and even the loss of future home games, for failing to keep fans from storming courts or rushing fields after games.

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