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  • Swiss police detain soccer officials ahead of FIFA congress

    Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. Sepp Blatter was not among them.

  • Selfie time

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James poses for a selfie with fans after the Cavaliers defeat the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals for a sweep, on Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP/Tony Dejak)

  • Some of Brazil's most successful coaches out of a job

    Some of the most successful coaches in Brazilian soccer are without a job, slowly losing out to a younger generation who are bringing fresh ideas and willing to accept lower salaries.

  • Benitez well-placed in Madrid search for Spanish-speaking boss

    Upon sacking Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid coach, club president Florentino Perez offered the solace that the 10th boss of his reign in charge will be named next week.

  • New members of FIFA's scandal-hit executive committee

    The FIFA executive committee might have the worst reputation of any international sports body. Still, many candidates want to sit at soccer's high table, known as the ExCo.

  • Di Matteo resigns at Schalke

    Roberto di Matteo has stepped down as coach of Schalke after a disappointing season that saw the Gelsenkirchen outfit finish only sixth in the Bundesliga, a club statement announced on Tuesday.

  • Tense talks on Israel expulsion vote at FIFA

    FIFA leaders on Tuesday stepped up efforts to head off a vote called by Palestine to expel Israel from football's world body claiming unfair treatment of its players.

  • Diego Costa dropped from Spain squad

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been omitted by Spain boss Vicente del Bosque from his 24-man squad for a friendly against Costa Rica and a Euro 2016 qualifier away to Belarus next month.

  • Premier tests won't faze rising star Neil

    Norwich manager Alex Neil is relishing the prospect of pitting his wits against the best of the Premier League after his remarkable rise reached a new high with promotion at Wembley.

  • Lampard can't wait to sample New York life

    Frank Lampard can't wait to start his new life in New York after ending his glittering Premier League career in typically stylish fashion.

  • Football: Arsenal's Welbeck to miss Cup final

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says striker Danny Welbeck is set to miss the FA Cup final against Aston Villa on Saturday.

  • Football: Thousands flock to Chelsea victory parade

    An estimated 70,000 people took to the streets of west London on Monday to watch Chelsea show off their Premier League and League Cup trophies in an open-top bus parade.

  • Liverpool's decline leaves Rodgers' future in jeopardy

    As subscribers to the "Moneyball" approach, Liverpool's American owners like to do their business based on cold, hard statistics.

  • Barzagli headache for Juventus ahead of final

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has been handed a potential tactical dilemma for next month's Champions League final after defender Andrea Barzagli was diagnosed with a torn thigh muscle on Monday.

  • Platini says Blatter lied about quitting FIFA

    UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday backed Prince Ali bin al Hussein's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, accusing the football leader of lying to him about seeking a new term.

  • Sealed with a kiss

    Chris Kirk kisses the champion's trophy after winning the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday. (AP/LM Otero)

  • Happy faces

    Chelsea’s English defender John Terry (center) holds up the trophy during the presentation of the Premier League trophy after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday. Chelsea was officially crowned the 2014-2015 Premier League champion. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

  • Sterling axed after week of speculation over Liverpool future

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling was dropped to the bench for Sunday's clash at Stoke after his contract dispute with the Premier League club turned ugly this week.

  • Ferdinand moved by support after wife's death

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he has been "overwhelmed" by the support he has received following the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison.

  • Drogba announces last Chelsea game

    Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba has announced that the Premier League game at home to Sunderland later on Sunday will be the final appearance of his second spell at the club.

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