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Joint working group formed to speed up preps for 2018 Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South Korean organizers and the IOC are setting up a special joint working group to accelerate the bumpy preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Blatter wants 2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18

President of FIFA Sepp Blatter arrives at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  Blatter arrived for the 129th annual general meeting of The International Football Association Board that is taking place Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England.

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UEFA extends probe of Monaco accounts, closes Liverpool case

Monaco's Geoffrey Kondogbia celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League round of 16 soccer match between Arsenal and AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has ordered further probes into the accounts of Champions League contender Monaco for possible overspending on player transfers and wages.

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Scale of racism in World Cup host Russia exposed by study

In this June 10, 2012, file photo,  Czech Republic's Theodor Gebre Selassie walks from the pitch after the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group A match between Russia and Czech Republic in Wroclaw, Poland. UEFA said it is investigating reports by anti-racism experts of abuse directed at the Czech players during Russia's 4-1 victory. Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, a dossier provided to The Associated Press revealed on Friday. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press.

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Spanish, Italian matchups in 3rd round of Europa League

Everton's Romelu Lukaku takes the ball downfield during his team's Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match between Everton and BSC Young Boys at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — All-Spanish and all-Italian matches headed the third-round draw in a Europa League increasingly affected by political tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

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