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Swiss prosecutor cleared in FIFA probe, to leave job

ZURICH (Reuters) - A top Swiss federal prosecutor has been cleared of wrongdoing after being suspended amid questions about his conduct during investigations into suspected corruption surrounding world soccer body FIFA, a special prosecutor in Zurich said on Friday.

Swiss investigate alleged Russian cyber attack on World Anti-Doping Agency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether Russian agents tried to hack the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Office of the Attorney General said on Saturday, broadening the scope of alleged espionage against institutions in Switzerland.

Informant says Peru soccer chief paid off judge - document

LIMA (Reuters) - An informant in a probe of Peru's judiciary has testified that FIFA's top representative in the South American nation paid a judge in exchange for his help winning exclusion from a murder investigation, according to a statement to prosecutors seen by Reuters.

Nigeria and Ghana could face bans over interference - FIFA

BERLIN (Reuters) - Nigeria and Ghana could face international football bans this month over political interference with their football associations, world soccer's governing body FIFA said on Tuesday in a final warning to the two African nations.

Banned FIFA chief Blatter attends Moscow match, says: "It's my World Cup"

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter attended a World Cup match in Moscow on Wednesday, saying the tournament in Russia felt like "my World Cup", but soccer's world governing body said his presence did not directly violate his ban from football activities.

Ex-FIFA head Blatter flying to Moscow for World Cup - spokesman

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will fly to Moscow on Tuesday to visit the soccer World Cup and meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman told Reuters.

Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million - attorney

(Reuters) - Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney and federal officials said.

Blatter hits out at FIFA's World Cup bidding process

ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter says he is shocked at a rule which has been inserted into the World Cup bidding process that could allow a five-man task force to disqualify a candidate before a democratic vote is held.

Blatter says he wants FIFA to reconsider his case

ZURICH (Reuters) - Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter intends to ask the ethics committee of the global soccer body to reconsider his case and lift his six-year ban from the sport.

U.S. Education Dept. to probe Michigan State over sex abuse scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education will investigate how Michigan State University handled reports of sex abuse made by female athletes against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, the department said on Monday.