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FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter attends a news conference at the Kubok Sodruzhestva (Commonwealth Cup) youth soccer tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he has received personal assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that the country's economic problems will not affect its ability to host the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA: Blatter not making U-turn on pledge to leave office

In the midst of an international scandal, Sepp Blatter says he stands by his plans to leave office.

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Ex-NFL star Warren Sapp charged with domestic abuse

The Hall of Fame defensive tackle faces three counts of domestic abuse, just months after his arrest for soliciting a prostitute.

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Welcome to the big leagues: Every first-round pick in the ’15 NBA draft

Check out the shock and surprise as some of basketball's best make it to the big time.

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Timberwolves take Towns in top pick, Russell goes second

Kentucky's versatile big man Karl-Anthony Towns was the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft but surprises followed at Barclays Center on Thursday.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, June 26.

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Rookies arrive in NYC for NBA draft

Some of the NBA hopefuls are enjoying their time in the Big Apple before tonight's draft.

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Oscar De La Hoya considering comeback

The boxer is seriously considering a return to the ring for a blockbuster fight with either Floyd Mayweather, Jr. or Gennady Golovkin.

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PGA: Travelers preview

The PGA heads to the TPC River Highlands, one of the shortest - and most challenging - courses on the tour.

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NHL: League opens formal expansion process

The National Hockey League has given the go-ahead to opening a formal expansion process but that there is no guarantee any new franchises will ultimately be awarded.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, June 25.

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Boston bomber apologizes to victims as he’s formally sentenced to die

Parents of the dead and some of the scores wounded in the Boston Marathon attack confronted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, calling him "cowardly" at a hearing where he was formally sentenced to death.

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WATCH: Cubs fan catches ball while holding baby

A man holding a baby made a great barehanded catch over the glove of Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, prompting a replay review.

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Ohio lawmakers delay action on Rose reinstatement

Lawmakers were set to vote on a resolution urging the MLB to reinstate the all-time hits leader and make him eligible for the Hall of Fame.

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Tom Brady awaits NFL’s decision on Deflategate suspension appeal

The Patriots QB is fighting his four-game suspension for participating in a scheme to deflate footballs.

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A pug’s-eye view of Dodger Stadium

Dog life and sports correspondent Gizmo T. Pug, reporting.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, June 24.

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Report: Maradona to run for FIFA president

The retired soccer star could run for president of the sport's governing body.

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Hornets to host 2017 All-Star game

Charlotte last hosted the All-Star game in 1991.

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U.S. eliminates Colombia, Bronze pure gold for England

The United States will face China on Friday.

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Tom Brady’s ‘DeflateGate’ appeal begins in New York

The Patriot's QB is appealing his four-game suspension, pitting the NFL's most popular player against the most profitable sports league in the United States.

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The prima ballerina is the first black woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.