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FIFA goes after Blatter, Platini in bid to recover $2m

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Blatter faces probe in Switzerland World football ruling body FIFA on Monday filed claims in a court in Switzerland seeking to recover two million Swiss francs (about £1.56 million) from former French football star Michel Platini. It said the money was paid inappropriately by ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter to Platini. “FIFA has today filed claims in the relevant Swiss courts against former FIFA President Joseph Blatter and former FIFA Vice-President Michel Platini, seeking restitution of the two million francs unduly paid to Platini back in February 2011,” FIFA said. It added it was “duty-bound to try to recover the funds illicitly paid by one former official to another”. Blatter and Platini, who could not immediately be reached for comments, have maintained they did nothing wrong. This has come amid what became part of the biggest corruption scandal to shake the world football body, resulting in numerous prosecutions and convictions in the US. Both men were banned from football in late 2015 over the payment made to the Frenchman by FIFA with Blatter’s approval in 2011 for work he had done a decade earlier. Platini, the head of European football body UEFA from 2007 to 2015, was originally banned from all football-related activities for eight years. The Court of Arbitration for Sport later reduced the suspension to four years, with his ban ending this year. Blatter’s ban was reduced from eight years to six, a period later upheld by CAS. This was a decision which concluded that the now-83-year-old had “breached the FIFA Code of Ethics since the payment amounted to an undue gift as it had no contractual basis”.Tags: FIFAMichel PlatiniSepp Blatterlast_img read more

Syracuse drops rubber game, 6-2, at Louisville

first_img Published on April 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (25-21, 9-11 Atlantic Coast) could not take the rubber game of a weekend series at Louisville (32-10, 13-5) Sunday afternoon, falling 6-2 at Ulmer Stadium.The Orange and Cardinals split Saturday’s doubleheader.Syracuse pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti was sharp early, retiring the first seven hitters and holding UofL hitless through three innings.But Gatti could not get out of the fourth inning. After inducing a groundout, she allowed a single, a walk and a pair of doubles. With one out in the inning and UofL up 3-0, Jocelyn Cater relieved Gatti, getting the next two batters on groundouts to end the frame.In the fifth, Louisville’s Brittany Sims doubled to right center, scoring Megan Hensley and Jessica Adell to make it a 5-0 ballgame. UofL tacked on another run in the sixth.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGatti took the loss, allowing three runs in 3 1/3 innings of work.SU scored both of its runs in the sixth, when outfielder Maddi Doane led off the inning with a walk. After Corinne Ozanne singled and Sydney O’Hara reached on an error, Andrea Bombace scored Doane on a fielder’s choice. Two batters later, Alicia Hansen singled home O’Hara to make it 6-2.Louisville ace Maryssa Becker allowed just one earned run in her complete-game effort, earning her 19th win of the year. Becker also beat the Orange in game one on Saturday, tossing a complete-game shutout.Despite having one more hit than UofL, the Orange was just 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position.Syracuse’s next game is at Albany (29-12, 9-1 American) on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Commentslast_img read more

Player of the year award for McCarthy

first_imgTipperary’s Aisling McCarthy has added to her honours.She has been selected as the TG4 intermediate Players’ Player of the Year to add to her player of the match award in the All Ireland Ladies Football final win over Tyrone.The Cahir star contributed 1-4 of Tipp’s tally in their 1-13 to 1-10 victory in Croke Park in September. Photo © @LadiesFootballlast_img