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Fifa President Sepp Blatter suspended for 90 days

After the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against Blatter, 79, last month members of Fifa's ethics committee met this week and BBC reported Wednesday evening that Blatter has received a provisional suspension for 90 days.

Blatter is reportedly accused of signing a contract "unfavourable" to football's governing body and making a "disloyal payment" to Uefa president Michel Platini, 60.

China: British-Somali born athlete Mo Farah wins gold in Beijing

Mo Farah has won Britain's first gold at the World Athletics Championships in the 10,000m race on Sunday. 

According to BBC, the Olympic medalist ran to victory in 27 minutes 01.13 seconds at the event in Beijing, China.

Mo's now won four world titles plus two Olympic gold medals. BBC says next up, he will be hoping to grab gold in the 5,000m race too.

UK: Coach of Somali-born British athlete Mo Farah innocent in violating anti-doping rules case

According to the latest reports, an initial investigation by UK athletics into allegations made about Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar finds no evidence of wrongdoing, Eurosport reported Thursday.

According to reports, the review followed a BBC documentary last month that alleged Salazar and U.S. Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp had violated anti-doping rules. UK Athletics said in a statement that it had received this week the initial findings of the review by its Performance Oversight Group (POG).

USA wins Women’s World Cup beating Japan 5-2 in Canada

USA has beaten Japan 5-2 in Women’s World Cup in Canada becoming the first nation to win the tournament three times.

Llyod opened the evening  with 3 goals then followed by neat goal from Holiday. A goal from Health made it 5-1 in the second half. US’s Captain Lloyd completed the fastest hat-trick in Women's World Cup history with a wonder goal on 16 minutes.

Japan’s Yuki Ogimi and a Julie Johnston own goal gave Japan a lifeline, but a Tobin Heath tap-in sealed it on 53 minutes.

Madrid Airport guards seize US $ 50,000 from Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother

(By Bonny Apunyu)

Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother was told to hand over €45,000 ($50,220) after Civil Guard officers discovered the money in her hand luggage, Eurosport reported Monday.Dolores Aveiro, 61 was reportedly carrying money way over the €10,000 limit that passengers are allowed to carry in cash without declaring to customs.

Eurosport quoted Spanish newspaper El Mundo as saying Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, who lives between her native Madeira and Madrid, had the cash confiscated after being unable to prove its origin.

Somalia born British athlete, Mo Farah pulls out of Sunday’s Birmingham race

Public photo of Mo Farah taken recently(By Bonny Apunyu)

Somalia born British athlete Mohamed "Mo" Farah has withdrawn from Sunday's Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. BBC reported on Sunday that the "emotionally and physically drained" double Olympic champion wants "to go back to the US and seek answers" after a "stressful week" that saw a BBC Investigation allege his coach Alberto Salazar had been involved in doping.

Football: FIFA President Sepp Blatter's resignation statement in full

Below is a full resignation statement by FIFA president Sepp Blatter obtained from Eurosport.

“I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the forty years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football.

"I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to do only what is best for FIFA and for football. I felt compelled to stand for re-election, as I believed that this was the best thing for the organisation. That election is over but FIFA’s challenges are not.

FIFA President Blatter resigns a week after being re-elected amidst corruption scandal

(By Bonny Apunyu)

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has on Tuesday announced he will resign as president amid corruption scandal that has hit the global football body. 

Blatter who was re-elected last week, has called an extraordinary Fifa congress "as soon as possible" to elect a new president, according to reports.

The 79-year-old Swiss said "My mandate does not appear to be supported by everybody". Seven top Fifa officials were reportedly arrested two days before the vote as part of a US prosecution.