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FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president

In this Monday June 8, 1998 file photo, Switzerland's Sepp Blatter, left, and Swedish UEFA president Lennart Johansson hold a replica of the World Cup trophy in Paris, after Blatter defeated Johansson and was elected FIFA president, the world 's soccer governing body. Sepp Blatter's widely expected re-election on May 29, 2015 as president of soccer's world governing body for a fifth term has seldom seemed a real contest. His hold on the top job is so secure that Blatter published no manifesto, declined to debate opponents and rarely engaged with media worldwide. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has been routinely called “scandal-plagued” for much of Sepp Blatter’s 17-year presidential reign.

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John Coates re-elected as head of sports arbitration court

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Australian Olympic official John Coates has been re-elected president of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.

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Ex-top female boxer Holm schedules next UFC fight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The world’s former No. 1-rated female boxer has scheduled her next Ultimate Fighting Championship bout.

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Taekwondo venue for Tokyo Games under review

TOKYO (AP) — Taekwondo could become the latest sport to have its venue moved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as part of a widening review into plans for the games.

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Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead

Anaheim Ducks players celebrate after defeating the Chicago Blackahwks 2-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question.

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