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Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

ZURICH - The corruption charges engulfing football's governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the scandal. | Video

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Misfiring McIlroy faces missing cut for second week running

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland - World number one Rory McIlroy faces missing the cut for a second week in succession after posting a nine-over-par 80 in the opening round at his home Irish Open on Thursday.

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Fowler upstages struggling McIlroy at Irish Open

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland - Rickie Fowler proved an unwelcome guest for the second time in as many visits to the Royal County Down course when he outplayed his close friend and rival Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open.

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FIA seeks new Formula One team from 2016

LONDON - Formula One's governing body launched a tender on Thursday for a potential new team that could join the starting grid as early as next season.

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Bowditch charges into early lead at Byron Nelson

- Australian Steven Bowditch, putting superbly, took advantage of a rain-softened layout to charge into an early two-shot lead in the opening round of the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, on Thursday.

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Underdogs Aston Villa can win FA Cup, says Sherwood

LONDON - The way Aston Villa overcame the odds to beat Liverpool in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley is the template for success in Saturday's final against Arsenal, manager Tim Sherwood said on Thursday.

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