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Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, May 29. He was voted to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round.

Prince Ali’s promise of a clean break from FIFA’s tarnished recent history was rejected despite the worst…

How to choose your summer race

They’re everywhere — on the streets, trails and at the gym — and they’re always running.

As the summer running season begins, many people set goals to get in shape, be more adventurous, have fun or be social. These are all things that running in races can provide this summer.

Anyone can run, but each individual should pay attention to his or her health needs. “You need to assess where your body is currently,” said Brock Valuch, employee at 26.2 Running Company. “You don’t have to be in…

BYU Fan Fest brings fans together for third year straight

BYU fans gathered in Lehi for a stop on the third annual BYU Athletics Fan Fest tour on May 28. Parents, children, and fans of all ages lined up to meet their favorite BYU athletes and get autographs.

BYU Athletics estimates they had over 1,000 fans in attendance at their first stop in Irvine, California. “Instead of always trying to get fans to come to us, we decided to go to them in their hometowns,” BYU Athletic Marketing Director David Almodova said.

Fans met and interacted with BY…

Now I Can Foundation gives hope to disabled children

A 14-year-old freshman at Provo High is one of the newest members of the JV cheer team. This would be no extraordinary feat, except that she has Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy.

Colby Anne Christensen was diagnosed with the disease when she was a baby. It affects the right side of her body.

The first four years of Christensen’s life were full of weekly physical therapy sessions, but none seemed to do the trick. Her parents, heard of an intensive physical therapy program in Poland specific to…

BYU baseball season in review

BYU’s baseball season finished after falling short to San Diego in the team’s second game of the West Coast Conference Tournament. The Cougars had many ups and downs this season but ultimately gave fans a reason to be excited for next spring.

The Cougars began the 2015 season with a rocky start by losing four straight games to No. 16 Santa Barbara. BYU lost six of its next eight games following the sweep by Santa Barbara.

“It’s been a grueling three weeks as we’ve played one of the tou…

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