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SEC’s Slive steps down amid record revenue, new conduct rule

In this July 14, 2014, file photo, Southeastern Conference  Commissioner Mike Slive speaks during SEC media days in Hoover, Ala. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league’s revenue was $309.6 million last year. The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to each of its 14 schools, a figure that does not include $19 million in bowl revenue. Slive announced the record payout Friday, May 29, 2015, the final day of the league’s spring meetings. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive unexpectedly stepped down Friday, just minutes after announcing record revenue and a groundbreaking rule.

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Adrian Peterson vents on Twitter about honoring contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of Minnesota Vikings’ offseason.

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Montreal mayor wants some MLB regular-season games in 2016

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre poses for a photograph beside Major League Baseball's logo after a press conference following a private meeting with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred at MLB headquarters in New York, Thursday, May 28, 2015.  The Mayor is seeking to bring a baseball team back to Montreal. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — The mayor of Montreal has asked Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to consider playing three or four regular-season games in the city next year.

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THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich

In this Thursday, June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Warner was one of the 14 people indicted Wednesday May 27, 2015 in the U.S. on corruption charges.  (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)

ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

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Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship

In this Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo the newly elected president of CONCACAF Jeffrey Webb talks to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, as they arrive at the meeting of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), prior to the two-day congress of FIFA in Budapest, Hungary. Webb is among the soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich.  (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer’s global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship.

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