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FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia’s resignation

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is seen during the semi final soccer match between Auckland City FC and San Lorenzo at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.Michael Garcia cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague, German judge Joachim Eckert. Though Garcia did not identify Sepp Blatter by name, he also revealed that the FIFA executive committee — led by the longtime president — made a failed complaint of unethical conduct against the former U.S. Attorney in September.Speaking at the Club World Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter told The Associated Press he was stunned by Garcia's decision to resign."I'm just surprised," Blatter said. "It's all what I can say. Just that."(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter will lead an executive committee meeting on Thursday with the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia now on the agenda.

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Cycling chief seeks end of Dr. Ferrari’s influence

ROME (AP) — The president of the Italian Cycling Federation is calling on law enforcement authorities to prevent banned physician Michele Ferrari from seeing riders anymore and conclude his long-running stain on the sport.

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Cleaning begins for famed Houston Astrodome

HOUSTON (AP) — Work has begun to clean the exterior of Houston’s famed Astrodome.

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Djokovic, Williams get top ITF annual awards

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been selected as the International Tennis Federation’s world champions for 2014.

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31 mushers sign up for Kuskokwim 300

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Thirty-one mushers have signed up for the Kuskokwim 300 next month.

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