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FIFA’s Blatter calls Swiss investigation ‘outrageous’

The outgoing FIFA President said a criminal investigation against him was "not correct" and defended his decision not to step down sooner as head of the world soccer body.


Pacquiao planning to retire

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao, a winner of world titles in eight different weight categories, said he is likely to retire from the sport after one more fight next year.


The MLB wants answers from DraftKings

Major League Baseball said it was surprised to learn that fantasy sports operator DraftKings, in which it has an equity investment, allowed its employees to participate in contests and has reached out to the company to discuss the matter.


Astros launch postseason with win over Yankees

The Houston Astros blasted into the next round of the Major League Baseball postseason with a 3-0 shutout of the New York Yankees in their Wild Card playoff game.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Oct. 7.


Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game

Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game.

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Lynx pull out tense Game 2 to even WNBA Finals 1-1

Sylvia Fowles made 10 of 13 shots for 21 points and Maya Moore added 19 points and eight boards for the Lynx, who are looking for their third championship in the last five years.


UCLA’s injured LB Myles Jack drops out, heads to NFL

UCLA head coach Jim Mora says Jack and his family had already decided Jack should drop out of school to prepare for the NFL before speaking to Mora. The veteran NFL coach says the move is "very risky."

International Friendly match between Germany and USA at RheinEnergieStadion

Featuring: Lukas PODOLSKI
Where: Cologne, Germany
When: 10 Jun 2015
Credit: ATP/

**Not available for TV, Print in Germany. No Contact Music.**

Lukas Podolski out of Germany’s final Euro 2016 qualifiers

The German football federation (DFB) says Podolski travelled with a swollen ankle from his club Galatasaray and was diagnosed upon arrival in Frankfurt with "a painful capsule irritation of the left upper ankle joint."

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ESPN cuts sponsored daily fantasy sports elements from shows

ESPN is cutting sponsored DraftKings content from within shows but continues broadcasting commercials from the daily fantasy sports site.


Penguins forward Dupuis to miss at least a month

Dupuis was limited to 16 games during the 2014-15 season because of blood clots and missed the second half of the 2013-14 season with a knee injury.


Eclectic mix of teams gear up for MLB postseason

From pitching powerhouses to aging warhorses, an eclectic cast of clubs are gearing up for MLB's playoff extravaganza.


DraftKings, FanDuel defend integrity after insider bet

The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies are defending their businesses' integrity after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.


Controversial non-call denies Lions chance of first win

A controversial non-call may have cost the Detroit Lions their first win of the season following a wild finish to their 13-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.


Rio Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession

Olympic organizers, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, say they are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Oct. 6.


Dos Santos to miss Mexico’s playoff vs US

Forward Giovani Dos Santos will miss Mexico's playoff game at the United States on Saturday, a match that determines which nation will represent its region at the 2017 Confederations Cup.


Nationals fire manager Matt Williams, coaching staff

The Nationals say they have fired manager Matt Williams and his coaching staff after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs.


Headed to rehab, Yankees’ Sabathia to miss playoffs

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason.


Dolphins fire coach Joe Philbin

Joe Philbin has been fired four games into his fourth season as coach of the Miami Dolphins, and one day after a flop on an international stage sealed his fate.

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