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FIFA boss Blatter faces criminal probe in Switzerland

Swiss authorities have gone all the way up to FIFA’s number one; they’ve opened a criminal investigation against the organization’s president Sepp Blatter. He’s being investigated “on suspicion of criminal mismanagement as well as – alternatively – on suspicion of misappropriation.” Blatter was questioned and his office was searched as part of the probe, and Read More

Premier League fixtures for September 26-28

Saturday, September 26 Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Leicester City vs Arsenal Liverpool vs Aston Villa Manchester United vs Sunderland Southampton vs Swansea City Stoke City vs Bournemouth West Ham United vs Norwich City Newcastle United vs Chelsea Sunday, September 27 Watford vs Crystal Palace Monday, September 28 West Bromwich Albion vs Everton (Image source: Read More

Jays await series at home to Rays

The AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays have the day off before a series with the Tampa Bay Rays; that starts tomorrow at the Rogers Centre. For those looking to see the Jays in the playoffs, you may be out of luck; the AL Division Series tickets were sold out this morning, less than two Read More

Switzerland seeking access to Valcke’s emails in FIFA probe

Swiss authorities want to access the email accounts of suspended FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke. Newspaper reports alleged that Valcke was part of scheme to sell World Cup tickets for above face value. The Frenchman has denied these allegations, calling them “fabricated” and “outrageous”. Meanwhile, an extradition to the US has been approved for Rafael Read More

Injured Australia bowler Cummins to miss Bangladesh series

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins will have to miss the two-Test series in Bangladesh next month due to a stress fracture in his back. Cummins wasn’t feeling quite right in the fifth ODI against England, and medical scans showed early signs of injury. It’s not known when he’ll return, but he hopes to be part Read More

Sourav Ganguly to lead Cricket Association of Bengal

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is the new president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya. The Bengal state chief minister Mamata Banerjee confirmed the decision by CAB senior officials. Dalmiya died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, and he was also the president of the BCCI, India’s Read More

Yankees legend Yogi Berra dies at 90

Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra has died at his home in New Jersey; he was 90 years old. One of the most legendary names in baseball, Berra was a 3-time MVP and 18-time All-Star, and won 10 World Series titles with the New York Yankees. He went on to be manager of the Yankees Read More

England’s Samit Patel to replace Ansari in Pakistan Test series

England has found a replacement for the injured Zafar Ansari. All-rounder Samit Patel was called up for England’s Test series against Pakistan in the UAE next month. Patel has made five Test appearances to date, most recently in 2012 against India. He steps in for Ansari, who dislocated his thumb playing for Surrey in a Read More

Bundesliga: Bayern’s Lewandowski puts five past Wolfsburg

Robert Lewandowski scored five goals in 9 minutes in Bayern Munich’s epic 5-1 triumph at home to Wolfsburg. Bayern were down 1-nil at halftime, but then Lewandowski was subbed in; the Polish striker worked his magic in the second half to keep the defending champions’ unbeaten streak running this season. This is the fastest any Read More

FIFA talks venue change for key December meeting

FIFA is considering a change of venue for the December executive committee meeting, which would originally have been in Japan. No reason was given for the move, but they’ll likely be discussing the leadership, in particular a replacement for Sepp Blatter. Blatter resigned in June, a month after seven FIFA officials were arrested on corruption Read More

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