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FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter open the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday.

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The Latest: New Zealand grouped with Fiji, Solomons, Vanuatu

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest on Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):

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The Latest: 1st part of FIFA draw over

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter open the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest on Saturday’s World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):

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Russia suggests Kazan as future Olympic host

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Russia says its central city of Kazan could be a future Olympic host, with less than two months before the application deadline for the 2024 summer games.

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Haley Anderson of US wins 5k open water at world swim

South Africa's Chad Ho celebrates winning the gold medal after finishing the men's 5km open water swim competition at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Fighting off wind and choppy conditions, Haley Anderson of the U.S. defended her title in the 5-kilometer open water race to claim the first medal of the FINA world swimming championships Saturday.

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