Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sports in brief

Soccer

Related News/Archive

blatter has a 'small breakdown'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Sepp Blatter remained hospitalized Wednesday after what his spokesman called a "small breakdown." The suspended president of the sport's governing body, FIFA, is expected to leave the hospital Monday, Klaus Stoehlker said.

Blatter "will be back officially in business on Tuesday next week," Stoehlker said.

Blatter's American lawyer said Friday that Blatter, 79, was at a hospital.

Blatter is appealing his 90-day ban by the FIFA ethics committee over suspected financial misconduct. He hopes to host the European player of the year award ceremony in Zurich on Jan. 11, after the suspension expires, his aide Walter Gagg said.

MORE SOCCER

U.S. UNDER-23: Gabriel scored in the 42nd minute, Luan in the 47th and Brazil beat the United States 2-1 in a men's under-23 exhibition game in Recife, Brazil. Jerome Kiesewetter converted a penalty kick in the 60th minute for the Americans, who are preparing for a two-leg playoff against Colombia in March for a berth in next year's Olympics.

drugs

Putin orders Russian inquest

Facing allegations that Russia engages in extensive, state-sponsored doping, President Vladimir Putin called on sports officials to carry out an internal investigation but said clean athletes shouldn't be punished for the actions of those who take banned drugs. Putin's comments at a meeting in Sochi, which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, reflected concerns that Russia's track and field athletes could be banned from next year's Summer Games. Putin ordered Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko and "all colleagues connected with sport" to pay close attention to the doping allegations and for an internal investigation to be conducted, one that guaranteed full cooperation with international antidoping bodies. The meeting came in the wake of Monday's report by an independent commission appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency that said Russian sports is plagued by extensive, state-sanctioned doping. As a result, Putin is now up against a Friday deadline for track's governing body to decide whether to suspend Russia, a first step toward excluding its athletes from next year's Olympics.

ET CETERA

autos: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office said it is cutting nearly $6 million in funding for the U.S. Grand Prix, raising questions about the Formula One race's future and F1's future in the United States.

tennis: Novak Djokovic won the ATP World Tour No. 1 award for the second straight year and fourth overall. Roger Federer was voted by his peers as the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award winner for the 11th time. He also got the fans' favorite award for a 13th straight year.

Times wires

Sports in brief 11/11/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10:49pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. HomeTeam 100: Players 31-40

    Footballpreps

    Wesley Chapel High School running back Dexter Leverett (6) runs the ball past Hudson High School offensive linebacker Cody Sutphin (8) during the second half at Wesley Chapel High School in Wesley Chapel, Fla., on Oct. 8, 2016. Wesley Chapel won the game 39 to 34
  2. Florida Gators' 2018 recruiting class cracks top 10

    Blogs

    While I was out on vacation, the Florida Gators apparently picked up their recruiting.

    By a lot.

  3. Five undrafted rookies to watch in Bucs training camp

    Blogs

    Rookies report today for Bucs training camp, with veterans joining in Thursday and the first practice Friday morning, and with HBO's "Hard Knocks" chronicling this year's camp, there's always an interest in the underdog storyline of undrafted rookies trying to make the 53-man roster.

    Bucs linebacker Richie Brown, an undrafted rookie trying to make Tampa Bay's roster this preseason, is shown during last year's St. Petersburg Bowl after he recovered a fumble for Mississippi State.
  4. Rays morning after: The bats have disappeared

    Blogs

     

    Center fielder Mallex Smith reacts after striking out swinging in the seventh inning.
  5. Bryan Harper's path to the majors, where his brother is a star, has been bumpy

    The Heater

    He has thrown 215 professional innings over 168 minor-league outings, and at various points the kid from Las Vegas has called Viera and Hagerstown, Md., and Harrisburg, Pa. and Syracuse, N.Y., and even Arlington, Va. home. During that summer he lived in the D.C. suburbs, he would rise some mornings with his brother in …