Sepp Blatter wins FIFA re-election the old fashioned way

<p><br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Dan+Wetzel/SIG=139mf76cq/*https%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/sepp-blatter-wins-fifa-re-election-the-old-fashioned-way-162620493.html"><img src="https://s.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2015-05-29/a41ee110-0622-11e5-b863-dd17f57c178a_sepp.jpg"  width="840" height="550"  alt="Sepp Blatter won his bid for re-election as FIFA president. (AFP)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Despite scandal all around him, Sepp Blatter remained FIFA's president thanks to a voting bloc he's spent years building using old-school politics.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Standing tall after The Decision, a familiar gut punch staggers Cleveland faithful again</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Dan+Wetzel/SIG=1496u8kko/*https%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/standing-tall-after-the-decision--a-familiar-gut-punch-staggers-cleveland-faithful-again-060537444.html"><img src="https://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/2015-nba-finals-game-one-20150605-011605-047.jpg"  width="3000" height="2013"  alt="OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game One of the 2015 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>And here were the crowds, hit by doom, hit by reality, hit by Cleveland, hit by the vision of Kyrie Irving on crutches postgame, the rug pulled out on them.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Browns' Mike Pettine has remedy to overcome 'Johnny Football' drama and team in-fighting</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Dan+Wetzel/SIG=147rr9l5f/*https%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/browns--mike-pettine-has-remedy-to-overcome-johnny-football-drama-and-team-in-fighting-185834305.html"><img src="https://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505081310474189634"  width="4857" height="3280"  alt="Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine talks to the media after practice at NFL football minicamp in Berea, Ohio, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/David Richard)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>There are still a million questions about the Browns, especially at QB, but there is also a sense of quiet confidence that the culture has shifted.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Stephen Curry needs to resemble the league MVP before it's too late</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Dan+Wetzel/SIG=13kvuvosn/*https%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/stephen-curry-needs-to-resemble-the-league-mvp-before-it-s-too-late-064049702.html"><img src="https://media.zenfs.com/en-US/video/video.nba.com/4d15b135045dce10843ca9ccc54e9fe2"  width="640" height="320"  alt="Stephen Curry has a easy opportunity but can't get the layup to drop before the clock expires ending the 3rd quarter." align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>The star guard must reach another level if the Warriors want to turn back a determined LeBron James and the Cavs.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>What the FIFA indictments could mean for the U.S.'s 2026 World Cup bid</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Dan+Wetzel/SIG=13ngi7vff/*https%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/what-the-fifa-indictments-could-mean-for-the-u-s--s-2026-world-cup-bid-150924021.html"><img src="https://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505270207076456444"  width="3049" height="1999"  alt="FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem. Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich where six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Will FIFA look to punish the United States, or will the U.S.'s attempt to clean up the mess assure itself the Cup bid?</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Weight of carrying Cavs taking its toll on LeBron James</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Dan+Wetzel/SIG=132vbjo9l/*https%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/weight-of-carrying-cavs-taking-its-toll-on-lebron-070654538.html"><img src="https://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201506100424158965354"  width="1920" height="1290"  alt="CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter during Game Three of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>As the Warriors ratcheted up their game, the star of these NBA Finals is perhaps feeling the effects of doing everything for the Cavs.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Tom Brady in position to put NFL on defensive over deflate-gate probe</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Dan+Wetzel/SIG=13mkn294l/*https%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/tom-brady-in-position-to-put-nfl-on-defensive-over-deflate-gate-probe-044707322.html"><img src="https://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505071943710228512"  width="4871" height="2680"  alt="New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass., Thursday, May 7, 2015. An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations. The 243-page report released Wednesday, May 6, 2015, said league investigators found no evidence that coach Bill Belichick and team management knew of the practice. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>The NFL should've sought a clear-cut determination, whether there is guilt or innocence. What it has is competing arguments and intense backlash because of the process.</p><br clear="all" /></p>
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