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FAMED SLUGGER KILLEBREW, 74, GRAVELY ILL

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Harmon Killebrew announced Friday that he no longer plans to fight his esophageal cancer and has settled in for his final days, saddening friends and fans of the Hall of Fame slugger. In a statement released by the Twins and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Killebrew, 74, said "it is with profound sadness" that he will no longer receive treatment for the "awful disease." The Twins hung his No.3 jersey, above, in their dugout for their game against Toronto and will continue to do so. Killebrew, 11th in all-time home runs with 573, thanked his well-wishers.

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Can FIFA survive if president loses?

If you're a soccer fan, hope for the status quo or else everything you believe in, all that is good and decent about "The Beautiful Game" might soon die! Uh ... at least if you believe FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who is cranking up the rhetoric in his re-election bid. Blatter said the "survival of FIFA is at stake" if he is deposed next month as head of the sport's world governing body. The 75-year-old Swiss is being challenged by Mohammed bin Hammam of Qatar. The election comes amid fresh allegations of corruption over the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 event to Qatar.

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