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Ryne Sandberg Resigns as Philadelphia Phillies Manager

Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg pauses during a news conference where he announced his resignation before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg pauses during a news conference where he announced his resignation before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA—An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. Sandberg quit...




  • FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President greeted by UEFA President Michel Platini, right, at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)

    Sepp Blatter Back at Work at FIFA Headquarters Amid Crisis

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  • President Sepp Blatter after his election as President greeted by UEFA President Michel Platini, right, at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)

    Sepp Blatter Back at Work at FIFA Headquarters

    ZURICH (AP) — A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst... Read more

  • Paraguay's Nicolas Leoz, President of the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, and former FIFA executive member, left, speaks with former Brazilian soccer player Pele during a news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (AP/Andre Penner)

    Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for 6 Linked to FIFA Probe

    PARIS—Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to its most wanted list on Wednesday, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials and... Read more

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from his position amid corruption scandal. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

    Blatter Says He Will Resign as FIFA President

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and promised Tuesday to call for fresh elections to choose... Read more

  • In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Texas Tech  head coach Tubby Smith points to his defense in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

    Big-Name Coaches Nonplussed by Shorter Shot Clock

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.—John Calipari bluntly downplayed the effect a shorter shot clock might have on college basketball. “Thirty seconds is not going to have an... Read more

  • America's soccer player Russo heads the ball as teammate Marlon watches during practice at the America Football club on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Small Clubs, Youth Teams Feel Victimized by FIFA Scandal

    RIO DE JANEIRO—The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their... Read more

  • Mexico fans cheer their team against Bolivia during a friendly match in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup on Feb. 24, 2010 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Mexico won 5-0. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

    Visa Becomes First FIFA Sponsor to Warn It Could Jump Ship

    LONDON—Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer’s global governing body clean up its act,... Read more

  • Federal agents load a van with boxes and computers taken from the headquarters of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF,) Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Soccer Officials Arrested at Swiss Hotel in Corruption Probe

    ZURICH—The U.S. government launched a corruption attack on soccer’s global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Zurich hotel to face racketeering... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem.  (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    FIFA’s Commercial Partners Urged to Make Their Voices Heard

    LONDON — FIFA’s sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer’s global governing body to clean up its act — and fast... Read more

  • Barry Bonds (Photo courtesy of BASHOF)

    Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Welcomes Five Sports Legends

    Barry Bonds, Dusty Baker, Roger Maltbie, Jonny Moseley, and Franklin Mieuli were inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) at a recent... Read more

  • USA's Team Alvimedica sails around world for heart health - It's American Heart Month and the USA entry in the Volvo Ocean Race today announced a World Heart Health Charity Tour to benefit 10 heart charities at the 10 race ports around the world. The USA stop is in Newport, RI, May 5-17.  The race's youngest team, Team Alvimedica is led by skipper Charlie Enright, Bristol, RI. Image by Gilles Martin-Raget. (PRNewsFoto/Team Alvimedica) THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY PRNewsfoto and is for EDITORIAL USE ONLY**

    Volvo Ocean Race Heading for Thrilling Leg Finish in Newport

    ALICANTE, Spain— After two weeks and nearly 4,000 nautical miles of sailing, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet was still locked together on Sunday with any... Read more

  • WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao pose during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will face each other in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Filipinos Urged to Turn Off Appliances During Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight

    MANILA, Philippines—An officer at a Philippine electric company has urged customers to turn off major appliances to help prevent outages that have recently plagued his... Read more

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany in an early lap of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

    Lewis Hamilton Wins Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, Rosberg Complains

    SHANGHAI—Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes back on top with a win at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but it may have come at a cost... Read more

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez smiles with defense attorney Charles Rankin in the courtroom of the Bristol County Superior Court House in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The fate of Hernandez is now in the hands of a jury, which began its first full day of deliberations Wednesday in his murder trial. Hernandez is charged with the June 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Faith Ninivaggi, Pool)

    Judge Questions 2 Jurors in Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial

    FALL RIVER, Mass.—Two jurors have been questioned by the judge in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. The two were... Read more

  • Simona di Silvestro, here in action in the first practice session for the IndyCar St. Pete Grand Prix, March 27, 2015, will drive for Andretti Autosport in the Indianapolis 500. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

    IndyCar’s Andretti Autosport Signs Di Silvestro, Wilson for Indianapolis 500

    PHILADELPHIA—Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that it had filled out its five-car line-up for the iconic Indianapolis 500 IndyCar race this May. ChampCar and IndyCar veteran Justin... Read more

  • Serena Williams poses with a cake celebrating her 700th career win after she defeated Sabine Lisicki during their quarterfinal match at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams won the match 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Serena Williams Wins 700th Match to Reach Miami Open Semis

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla.—Seven-time champion Serena Williams overcame some shaky play Wednesday for her 700th career victory, beating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 to reach... Read more


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