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NEW YORK (AP) — American Pharoah has arrived in New York to begin final preparations for this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. He made his way to Belmont Park on Tuesday, after a flight from Louisville,...
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein says Sepp Blatter's resignation as FIFA's president was "the right move." Prince Ali made the comments to CNN on Tuesday night, just after Blatter announced in Zurich that he will resign from soccer's governing body amid a...
ZURICH (AP) — Soon, soccer won't have FIFA President Sepp Blatter to kick around any more. At the age of 79, Blatter, longtime leader of the scandal-scarred governing body of the world's most popular sport, has announced he is leaving football's governing body. Under Blatter's...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man who admitted being drunk while operating a Zamboni during a high school hockey game was convicted Tuesday after the judge rejected his lawyer's argument that the ice-resurfacing machine didn't meet the definition of a vehicle under city code...
ZURICH (AP) — A brief look at Sepp Blatter, who said Tuesday he would resign as FIFA president amid a widening corruption scandal: ___ Age: 79 Country: Switzerland Background: FIFA President since 1998, re-elected for a fifth term on Friday at FIFA congress. Has worked for FIFA...
ZURICH (AP) — Text of statement by Sepp Blatter on Tuesday announcing he will step down as FIFA president: ___ I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the 40 years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ahmed Zayat boldly spends big bucks buying and betting on horses, and brags about how successful he's been at everything he's set out to accomplish. From buildings to beer to breeding, when Zayat becomes involved in business, he's going for the gusto. No glass...
BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, will be closed to climbers on the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of its summit. The Alpine resort of Zermatt says the 24-hour shutdown on July 14 is being imposed "out of respect for the mountain" and in...
Jack Sock's run at the French Open was notable not only as the first time the 22-year-old reached a Grand Slam round of 16 in singles. He also became the youngest American man since Pete Sampras in 1993 to advance that far at Roland Garros. Tennis may be an individual sport, but...