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  • Warriors' Thompson better after blow to head: father
  • Thu, May 28  (Reuters) - Golden State guard Klay Thompson was recovering well from a blow to the head that caused headaches and vomiting and should be ready for the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, his father has said.

  • Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens
  • Thu, May 28  ZURICH (Reuters) - The corruption charges engulfing world soccer's governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the widening scandal.

  • Accused former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner freed
  • Thu, May 28  PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, who has been accused of soliciting bribes as part of a vast corruption case against senior soccer officials, left jail in Trinidad and Tobago via ambulance on Thursday after he was granted bail, according to local media.

  • What next for Clippers after season of promise ends?
  • Thu, May 28  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors prepare to battle for the NBA championship, the Los Angeles Clippers can only reflect on what might have been after a season of rich promise ended abruptly.

  • Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall
  • Thu, May 28  PARIS (Reuters) - The pre-tournament shortlist of favorites for the French Open women's crown continued to shrink and for a while on Thursday it looked as though top seed, Serena Williams, would also vanish.

  • FIFA brothers scrambled to deposit cash hoard at U.S. banks, U.S. court documents show
  • Thu, May 28  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two brothers who pleaded guilty in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal deposited large sums of cash in a frenzied series of visits to U.S. banks, hoping to avoid detection by authorities, U.S. court documents released this week showed.

  • Bowditch charges two ahead at Byron Nelson
  • Thu, May 28  (Reuters) - Steven Bowditch took advantage of a rain-softened layout to move two shots clear at the AT&T Byron Nelson where Masters champion Jordan Spieth struggled on the greens after teeing off later in Thursday's opening round.

  • World's policeman wins rare applause for FIFA crackdown
  • Thu, May 28  BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has infuriated some of its closest allies in recent years by fining their banks and spying on their citizens. But its latest extra-territorial salvo, a crackdown on graft at soccer's global governing body, is winning wide applause abroad.

  • Misfiring McIlroy faces missing cut for second week running
  • Thu, May 28  NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy faces missing the cut for a second week in succession after posting a nine-over-par 80 in the opening round at his home Irish Open on Thursday.

  • Sharks hire DeBoer as head coach
  • Thu, May 28  (Reuters) - The San Jose Sharks, who failed to make the playoffs this season for the first time since 2003, appointed Peter DeBoer as the franchise's eighth head coach on Thursday.

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