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FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks at the opening ceremony of the FIFA congress in Zuerich, Switzerland, Thursday, May 28, 2015. The FIFA congress with the president's election is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

- Associated Press

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has sat atop soccer's ruling body for five terms and faces a tough vote Friday to keep his position. (Associated Press)

FIFA scandal highlights culture of corruption in World Cup, Olympics bidding

- The Washington Times

Soccer’s World Cup is big business for host countries, and the game’s organizational structure does little to prevent graft, mismanagement and cost overruns, according to experts who say that driving factors such as tourism, global exposure and long-term infrastructure are chief motivators for some countries to fight — not always fairly — for the right to host.

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Golf Capsules

- Associated Press

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy missed the cut in his home Irish Open for the third straight year, following his opening 9-over 80 with a 71 at Royal County Down.

SMU's Benjamin Baxter competes during round one of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday, May 29, 2015. (Elaine Litherland/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)  PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BRADENTON HERALD OUT; TV OUT;  ONLINE OUT

Illinois takes lead in NCAA golf

Associated Press

Illinois' Thomas Detry shot 4-under 68 for a share of the individual lead and the Illini topped the team standings Friday after the first round of the NCAA tournament.