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FIFA president Blatter resigns amid scandal

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced his resignation on Tuesday amid the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA's world governing body. Speaking at a news conference in Zurich, Blatter said a special election would be held shortly to appoint his successor.

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Who could replace Sepp Blatter?

Michel Platini might be the favorite, with 6-5 odds, but there are other options in this presidential race, including Luis Figo, who stepped down as a candidate just a week before last Friday's election. Potential contenders

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Why did Sepp Blatter resign now?

ESPN's Bob Ley wonders about the timing of Blatter's resignation: "In terms of the money, the alleged bribes have gotten closer and closer to the throne, closer and closer to FIFA," as the No. 2 guy there came under suspicion.


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NBA seeking college coaches again

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adidas statement on Sepp Blatter

"We welcome FIFA's commitment to change. As stated before, the adidas Group is fully committed to creating a culture that promotes the highest standards of ethics and compliance. Today's news marks a step in the right direction on FIFA's path to establish and follow transparent compliance standards in everything they do."

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I think Fred Hoiberg has already uttered more words to the media in the last seven minutes than Tom Thibodeau did in five years.

Hoiberg, Thibodeau not similar

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Why Adrian Peterson reported today

Ben Goessling explains: "He decided it was time to come in and get back to work. I think he realizes he's going to be [in Minnesota], and if he's going to be here, he might as well put his best foot forward and try to help this team win."


FIFA presidency: Who's next?

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop says the real problem with FIFA -- and what the next president needs to fix -- is "the culture within FIFA."