Posts Tagged Government appointments and nominations

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 become FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed to be an official candidate 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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