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5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe

A Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 photo from files showing FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter announcing that Qatar will be hosting the 2022 Soccer World Cup, during the FIFA  2018 and 2022 World Cup Bid Announcement in Zurich, Switzerland. Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. A person familiar with the cases confirmed the names Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, to The Associated Press after the five were identified in European media reports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the FIFA probe is confidential. FIFA President Sepp Blatter has backed the view that evidence in a 430-page report submitted by an investigations team cannot be disclosed. (AP Photo/Keystone/Walter Bieri, File)

GENEVA (AP) — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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Devon Still calls child support story “untruthful”

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still called his former girlfriend’s comments about child support “untruthful” on Wednesday and said he’s letting the dispute play out in court.

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Torpedo Moscow penalized 3 games for racial abuse

MOSCOW (AP) — Torpedo Moscow has been ordered to close part of its stadium for three games by the Russian Football Union as punishment for its fans racially abusing opposition players.

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Rudy Gay will miss Tuesday’s game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will miss Tuesday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a right Achilles injury.

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Conference suspends 21 players in football brawl

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Mid-American Athletic Conference has suspended 11 players from Norfolk State and 10 from South Carolina State for a sidelines-clearing brawl late in the schools’ football game last Saturday.

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