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Olympic powerbroker turns back on Vizer, backs Thomas Bach

In this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, President of The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah speaks during a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The FIFA executive committee might have the worst reputation of any international sports body, still many candidates want to sit at the high table of soccer’s world governing body, known as the Exco. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is among nine men who formally join the Exco at FIFA’s congress on Friday May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

LONDON (AP) — A senior Olympic powerbroker turned his back on Marius Vizer on Tuesday and threw his full support behind IOC President Thomas Bach in the latest backlash against the leader of umbrella body SportAccord.

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Only 1 winner, 1 loser in Vizer’s Olympic fight with IOC

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — If this were a boxing match, the referee would have stopped the bout by now.

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Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo lead AP Global Football 10

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

LONDON (AP) — Juventus took over as team of the week in the AP Global Football 10 on Tuesday for its two big wins, including a 2-1 victory over Lazio in the Italian Cup final.

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FA charges Ipswich player Bishop with breaking betting rules

LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association says it has charged Ipswich midfielder Teddy Bishop with multiple breaches of its betting rules.

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Gustafson, McBride join Europe as Solheim Cup vice captains

LONDON (AP) — European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has named Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as vice captains for this year’s competition against the United States.

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