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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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Oct. 7.
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.
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 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."
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."
ESPN is cutting sponsored DraftKings content from within shows but continues broadcasting commercials from the daily fantasy sports site.
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.
From pitching powerhouses to aging warhorses, an eclectic cast of clubs are gearing up for MLB's playoff extravaganza.
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.
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.
Olympic organizers, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, say they are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced.
Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Oct. 6.
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.
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.
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason.
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.