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World football rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

ZURICH/NEW YORK - The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior football officials were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups. | Video

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Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep crashes out

PARIS - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori.

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Inter beat Santa Fe to reach Libertadores Cup semi-finals

- Internacional scored two minutes from either end of the match to beat nine-man Independiente Santa Fe of Colombia 2-0 and reach the Libertadores Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

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Analysis - Quality shines through as Sevilla triumph over Dnipro

WARSAW - In the end the harsh realities of a gap in class, budgets and big time experience came to bear on Wednesday's Europa League final as favourites and holders Sevilla retained the trophy.

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England's Hartley ruled out of World Cup opener by ban

LONDON - Hooker Dylan Hartley will be unavailable for England's opening Rugby World Cup game against Fiji after being handed a four-week ban on Wednesday for head-butting an opponent.

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Napoli ban questions about Benitez's future

- Napoli will not allow questions about coach Rafa Benitez's future at a news conference on Thursday amid widespread expectations the Spaniard is poised to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.

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