Posts Tagged North America

Blatter not traveling to Women’s World Cup final in Canada

In this Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, President of FIFA Sepp Blatter arrives at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  FIFA says President Sepp Blatter will not go to Canada for Sunday's Women's World Cup final, amid criminal investigations into soccer's governing body. Secretary General Jerome Valcke will also be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer, it was reported on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women’s World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game’s ruling body.

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Rays sign first-round draft pick Garrett Whitley

Tampa Bay Rays first-round draft pick Garrett Whitley takes batting practice after signing his contract before a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have signed first-round pick Garrett Whitley, the 13th overall selection in this year’s baseball draft.

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Rusney Castillo rejoins Red Sox, just in case

TORONTO (AP) — Outfielder Rusney Castillo has rejoined the Boston Red Sox on a standby basis, just in case Hanley Ramirez’s injured hand doesn’t heal.

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Yow savors Wolfpack’s work to reach goal of Top 25 status

In this Dec. 2, 2012, file photo, North Carolina State Chancellor Randy Woodson, from left, head football coach Dave Doeren and athletic director Debbie Yow pose while holding a letterman jacket during an NCAA college football news conference introducing Doeren in Raleigh, N.C. Yow has spent five years pushing to turn N.C. State into a top-25 program. N.C. State earned its best finish in the Directors’ Cup rankings of Division I sports programs. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Athletic director Debbie Yow has spent five years pushing to turn North Carolina State into a top-25 program. The 2014-15 sports season has brought the Wolfpack to the edge of that goal.

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FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan’s looks

MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA is being criticized for its treatment of the women’s game. Again.

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