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Five enter FIFA presidency race; Bility, Platini sidelined

FIFA has approved five candidates for its February presidential election amid the worst crisis in its history, after barring Liberia's Musa Bility on integrity grounds and leaving out UEFA chief Michel Platini while he remains under suspension.


CAUGHT ON TAPE: Skier survives 1,600-foot fall down mountain

Twenty-four-year-old pro-skier Ian McIntosh survived a tumble down an Alaska mountain and a new video released documents the entire event.


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Nov. 12.

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2015, photo, workers set up a DraftKings promotions tent in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass., before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets. New York's attorney general on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, ordered the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the state, saying their operations amount to illegal gambling. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

New York orders FanDuel, DraftKings to stop accepting bets in the state

In a pair of letters sent to the companies, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that after a one-month investigation, his office had concluded that the daily contests are essentially games of chance, not skill.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, background, and running back James Starks are seen on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Starks replaces slumping Lacy as Packers’ No. 1 back

Coach Mike McCarthy tabbed James Starks as the Packers' top back going into this weekend's game against the Lions, replacing Lacy.


Authorities investigating former Braves, Angels pitcher Hanson’s death

Coweta County coroner Richard Hawk said an autopsy began Tuesday, following Hanson's death at the age of 29 on Monday night at Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attends the World Olympians Forum in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)

Bach expects IAAF to take ‘necessary’ action against Russia

IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday he expects track and field's world governing body to take "the necessary measures" against the Russian federation for its record on doping.

Former St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock looks on from the dugout during a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros in Jupiter, Fla., Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Cardinals great Lou Brock recovering after leg amputation

The Cardinals and a longtime friend, Dick Zitzmann, confirmed Wednesday that the 76-year-old Brock had had surgery last month. Brock is undergoing therapy at an area hospital and will be fitted for a prosthetic leg.


Michael Phelps opens up about sobriety battle

The Olympic swimming champion says he was so low after his arrest for driving under the influence in 2014 that he wanted his life to end.


Clemson, ‘Bama, Ohio State and Notre Dame top four

The latest College Football Playoff selection committee rankings are out.


Fantasy sports sites barred from taking bets in New York

The New York state attorney general ordered fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in New York, saying that the operations were essentially illegal gambling.


Russian athletics doping row could spread to other sports

The international investigation into alleged drug cheating inside Russian athletics could draw in other Russian sports since they used the same laboratory that now stands accused of covering up failed drugs tests.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Nov. 11

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney

Clemson remains No. 1 in College Football Playoff rankings

Clemson remained No. 1 on Tuesday night, with Alabama moving up two spots to No. 2, Ohio State staying at No. 3 and the Fighting Irish up a spot to No. 4.


New York to daily fantasy sports: Stop staking bets here

In letters sent to the companies Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) said their contests are promoted like a lottery and are essentially games of chance, not skill.


Stewart AP preseason All-American for third straight year

UConn's Breanna Stewart has been selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team for the third straight year, joining an elite group.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck

Colts QB Luck out 2-6 weeks with kidney, muscle injuries

That will make 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck back in the starting job for the foreseeable future.


FIFA hopeful Infantino plans 40-team World Cup

The World Cup could be expanded by eight teams to 40 if Gianni Infantino is elected FIFA president.


Donaldson, Harper named top players

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has been voted the major league player of the year and the AL outstanding player in the annual Players Choice Awards.


NHL: Fedorov, Lidstrom enshrined in Hall of Fame

Seven of hockey's greatest players were welcomed into the Hall of Fame on Monday.

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