Posts Tagged Switzerland

Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil wins Geneva Open title

Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil returns a ball to Joao Sousa of Portugal, in their final match during the Geneva Open  tennis tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, May 23, 2015.  (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

GENEVA (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil won the revived Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6 (4), 6-4.

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Blatter set to polarize opinion for 4 more years at FIFA

FIFA President  Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Blatter said Tuesday he is on a “mission of peace” to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in hopes of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter divides opinion so much even his opponents are charmed by him.

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Clock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open

In this May 15, 2015, file photo, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns the ball to Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, during a quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Federer will be competing in the 2015 French Open tennis tournament.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

PARIS (AP) — There are two distinct sounds one hears when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life’s clock.

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Bellucci, Sousa advance to Geneva Open final

GENEVA (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the Geneva Open final on Friday and will play Joao Sousa of Portugal for the title.

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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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