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  • A timeline on the FIFA scandal

    A timeline on the FIFA scandal
    A rundown of some of the notable events that led to Tuesday's announcement that FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign: December 2010: FIFA, soccer's governing body, awards Russia the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 World Cup. June 2011: Former...
  • Q&A: Is meaningful reform possible within FIFA?

    Q&A: Is meaningful reform possible within FIFA?
    Sepp Blatter’s decision to resign as FIFA president four days after winning election to a fifth term as head of world soccer’s governing body is sure to produce a pitched battle to pick a replacement. But it also leaves several issues...
  • Sepp Blatter's inability to reform FIFA to doom him despite reelection

    Sepp Blatter's inability to reform FIFA to doom him despite reelection
    Now that Sepp Blatter has been elected to a fifth term as FIFA president, the focus shifts to "What's next?" And the tea leaves aren't aligning favorably for world soccer's beleaguered leader. Corporate sponsors, who helped FIFA accumulate revenue...
  • Putin casts FIFA scandal as U.S. plot to wreck Russia's 2018 World Cup

    Putin casts FIFA scandal as U.S. plot to wreck Russia's 2018 World Cup
    Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted Thursday with trademark indifference to the bribery scandal plaguing the world soccer federation FIFA, denying any wrongdoing by Russia and accusing the United States of trying to wreck his country's hosting of the...
  • FIFA's top spokesman leaves job, Blatter urged to do same

    FIFA's top spokesman left his job on Thursday, hours after Sepp Blatter was urged to do the same by the European Parliament. FIFA responded by announcing that its executive committee will meet on July 20 in Zurich to decide when from December to February...
  • David J. Neal: Parallels endless for LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain

    Somewhere in the next plane of existence, Wilt Chamberlain shakes his head in sympathy for LeBron James. Then Wilt shows it Wilt-style, by roaring statistics that remind all the spirits around that he ruled the NBA individually while Boston kept walking...
  • Bush happy to echo father's legacy in eastern Europe

    Jeb Bush strolled the halls of the Polish parliament, praised Germany's economic boom since the fall of the Berlin Wall and visited Estonia, a once-bleak Soviet state that now has a growing, free-market high-tech economy. If the goal was to stoke...
  • Lady Gaga helps open European Games open in Azerbaijan

    The first European Games opened in Azerbaijan on Friday with an extravagant opening ceremony featuring Lady Gaga, although even her star power failed to dispel some of the concerns hanging over the event. The games in the oil-rich nation's capital Baku...
  • Who was Hillary Clinton aiming at? Women and ascendant voters

    Who was Hillary Clinton aiming at? Women and ascendant voters
    Hillary Clinton will never win the presidency on the sheer force of lofty rhetoric, as her announcement speech demonstrated Saturday. But if she does win the White House, it will be because she accomplished what her speech set out to do: harness the...
  • Jeb Bush makes it through Europe unscathed, if not more popular at home

    When he flies home from here Saturday, Jeb Bush can boast that his ripple-free trip to three European nations this week proved he is capable of striding without stumbling on a global stage. But that may not provide much political benefit to the former...
  • Margaret Carlson: Hey, Democrats, have you forgotten Joe Biden?

    Margaret Carlson: Hey, Democrats, have you forgotten Joe Biden?
    At Beau Biden's funeral on Saturday, President Barack Obama said his own family had become part of the Biden clan, playing by "Biden rules." "We're always here for you," Obama said looking at Vice President Joe Biden and his family, giving them his...