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Blatter named FIFA president for 5th term

Challenger Prince Ali withdraws from the FIFA presidential race, meaning Sepp Blatter wins a fifth term after a first round vote of 133-73 failed to secure him a winning majority.

4hStephan Uersfeld

Bomb threat in Zurich

A bomb threat has been received in relation to Friday's FIFA Congress ahead of the presidential elections, the Zurich city police have confirmed.


FIFA: Timeline of latest events

FIFA are in crisis amid corruption charges levelled at them by both the US Department of Justice and the Swiss government. Here's a timeline of events

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1mESPN Staff

Rory McIlroy crashes out of Irish Open

US Open chances hit as World No.1 misses weekend action for second successive tournament - and third straight year at his home event.


Utd must keep Di Maria - Scholes

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says his former club cannot afford to lose record signing Angel Di Maria as they prepare to return to Europe.

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9hLaurence Edmondson

FIA on the search for a new F1 team

The FIA has opened up a new selection process to try to attract a new Formula One team to the grid for either 2016 or 2017.

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6hESPN staff

Wimmer signs for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of defender Kevin Wimmer from Cologne.

3hDavid Usher

Benteke potentially a waste of £32.5m

Christian Benteke may not be the right fit at Liverpool considering Brendan Rodgers' system, so why is he reportedly ready to pay £32.5m for him?

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3hRob Bartlett

Dallaglio: Itoje and Burgess can lay World Cup marker

The Aviva Premiership final will see two England hopefuls in a battle of the blindsides, with former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio backing both young stars to have an impact.


Hodgson vows to quit if not wanted

Roy Hodgson says he will walk away from his job as England manager if the tide of public opinion turns against him following Euro 2016.

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8hTristan Barclay

Slade: I'm ready for England World Cup role

Exeter Chief tells ESPN that he is refusing to let England talk go to his head but admits making debut at World Cup would be a dream come true.

5hDarren Rovell

Nike denies bribe knowledge

Nike released a second statement in response to the U.S. Department of Justice indictments denying 'knowingly' being involved in bribery schemes.

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21hPA Sport

Barbarians clinch narrow win over Ireland

Jack McGrath faces a ban which could jeopardise his World Cup hopes after kneeing Konstantin Mikautadze in 22-21 defeat in Limerick.

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20hDan Rafael

Carl Frampton signs with Al Haymon

Junior featherweight titleholder Carl Frampton announced on Thursday that he has signed with adviser Al Haymon. Frampton joins Haymon's stable of around 200 fighters.

1dNate Saunders

FIA will not ban F1 alcohol sponsorship

Governing body president Jean Todt says the matter is out of the FIA's hands and that it is down to brands to educate people not to drink and drive.



Blatter: "I promise you, in the end of my term, I will give this FIFA to my successor in a very strong position." #FIFACongress


Blatter now addressing #FIFACongress. "I would like to give compliments and express my gratitude to His Royal Highness Prince Ali."


Sepp Blatter remains FIFA president, will serve his fifth four-year term as the head of football's world governing body.


BREAKING: Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein withdraws from FIFA presidential election.