Posts Tagged Government and politics

Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race against Blatter

In this Friday, June 30, 2006 file photo, Portugal's national soccer player Luis Figo eyes the ball during a training session in Marienfeld, Germany. Luis Figo said in an interview on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 that he wants to become FIFA president and has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte, File)

GENEVA (AP) — Luis Figo wants to be FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed for official challenge against Sepp Blatter.

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Saints, Pelicans owner asks judge to dismiss heirs’ lawsuit

In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and his wife Gayle Benson pose for a photo with his granddaughter, and Pelicans co-owner Rita Benson LeBlanc, left, at the Pelicans NBA basketball media day in Metairie, La. Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, asserted in a statement released Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, that removing his daughter and grandchildren from the operation of his sports franchises _ and inserting his wife of 10 years in their place _ will ensure the clubs’ long-term stability and future in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by recently estranged heirs who are seeking control of his NFL and NBA teams.

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Closed Detroit rec center to see upgrades, new programs

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and city officials have announced a $10 million plan to update the Lipke Recreation Center.

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Wisconsin governor proposes plan to help fund Bucks arena

Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives around San Antonio Spurs’ Boris Diaw (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker proposed a plan Tuesday that calls for Wisconsin to help build a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks with $220 million in bonds that would be funded by projected growth in income taxes from NBA players.

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Nonprofit plans $1.3M fundraising campaign for youth hockey

DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit is planning a $1.3 million fundraising campaign as part of its efforts to promote the growth of youth hockey in the Detroit area.

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