Corruption in sports

A girl poses for a photo in front of a clock counting down to the first match of the 2018 World Cup, which is installed on Manezh Square, outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
December 01, 2017 - 6:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup draw (all times local): ___ 2:05 p.m. At a media event that overran its one-hour slot, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko defended Russia against allegations of doping and wrongdoing. Mutko says "we are a good partner of the world sports movement. I...
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A girl poses for a photo in front of a clock counting down to the first match of the 2018 World Cup, which is installed on Manezh Square, outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
December 01, 2017 - 5:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup draw (all times local): ___ 1:30 p.m. FIFA President Giannni Infantino says he will not speculate on allegations in an American federal court linking 2022 World Cup host Qatar to payments received by South American soccer officials. Infantino says he will...
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A girl poses for a photo in front of a clock counting down to the first match of the 2018 World Cup, which is installed on Manezh Square, outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
December 01, 2017 - 5:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup draw (all times local): ___ 1:05 p.m. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko says "there is no proof" of a state-backed doping system in the country, despite an Olympic judging panel this week detailing why it believed there was an organized conspiracy...
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A signpost directing people to the entrance of the World Cup Final Draw is placed on the Red Square, with the St. Basil cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The Final Draw for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia will take place on December 1 in the concert hall of the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 30, 2017 - 1:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin welcomes soccer luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian president to attempt to burnish the image of a country scandalized by sports corruption. By staging the ceremony for the 32 World Cup finalists at...
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November 30, 2017 - 10:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Even taking a financial hit from Italy and the United States failing to qualify, FIFA's top salesman insists the 2018 World Cup will make its income target. Italy's loss in the playoffs wiped tens of millions of dollars off the value of an unsold broadcasting deal. One of FIFA's most...
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November 29, 2017 - 10:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Argentinian accountant described on Wednesday how he handled the payment of millions of dollars in bribes to former South American soccer officials, including former FIFA vice president Julio Grondona, by using wire transfers, offshore accounts and money couriers. Eladio...
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November 29, 2017 - 10:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Argentinian accountant described on Wednesday how he handled the payment of millions of dollars in bribes to former South American soccer officials, including former FIFA vice president Julio Grondona, by using wire transfers, offshore accounts and money couriers. Eladio...
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November 29, 2017 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Argentinian accountant has described how he handled the payment of millions of dollars in bribes to former South American soccer officials, including former FIFA vice president Julio Grondona, by using wire transfers, offshore accounts and money couriers. Eladio Rodriguez...
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November 29, 2017 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Argentinian accountant has described how he handled the payment of millions of dollars in bribes to former South American soccer officials, including former FIFA vice president Julio Grondona, by using wire transfers, offshore accounts and money couriers. Eladio Rodriguez...
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November 29, 2017 - 9:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Argentinian accountant has described how he handled the payment of millions of dollars in bribes to former South American soccer officials, including former FIFA vice president Julio Grondona, by using wire transfers, offshore accounts and money couriers. Eladio Rodriguez...
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