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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Some lawmakers in Germany want the


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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Russia’s alleged involvement in


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Blatter, Emir of Qatar meet for labor rights talks

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has met with the Emir of Qatar to discuss improving migrant workers’ rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation. In a


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Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO — Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends. The now four-time champions, the first European team to win the World Cup


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O-le Canada! Hockey homeland is mad for World Cup

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has not sent a team to the World Cup in a generation. But that hasn’t stopped Canadians from going a little Cup crazy. The nation known more


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Brazil tries to come to grips with big WCup loss

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Catastrophic. Suffering. A Historic Humiliation. Those were just some of the apocalyptic headlines Brazilian newspapers used online to


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World Cup quarters average 10M-plus viewers in US

NEW YORK (AP) — The four World Cup quarterfinals averaged more than 10 million viewers in the United States combined on ABC, ESPN networks and Spanish


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Does sport really imitate life?

I may be committing something close to blasphemy, but in spite of all the hoopla and hullaballoo over the 2014 FIFA World Cup going on right now, I find it more


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FIFA asks magazine for proof of match-fixing

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA expressed “substantial doubts” Wednesday about a German magazine’s claims that a World Cup game could have been fixed and asked the


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Match-fixer denies predicting World Cup result

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A convicted match-fixer denied a report in a German magazine Tuesday that he predicted the result and details of a World Cup game. Cameroon’s


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