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FIFA candidate denies wrongdoing in payments

SEOUL — FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon said on Wednesday that payments he made to Haiti and Pakistan in 2010 were “charitable donations” and any attempt to use them as part of a reported ethics investigation was “cynical and unethical.”

Judge urges NFL, union to try for settlement

NEW YORK — A federal judge Wednesday urged the National Football League and its players union to continue discussing a possible settlement to resolve their dispute over New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Report: Utley traded

LOS ANGELES — reported Wednesday that the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to trade second baseman Chase Utley and $2 million to the Dodgers in exchange for two unnamed minor leaguers but that the deal was not yet signed.

Seahawks’ Thomas returning to health

RENTON — An injury that undoubtedly has resulted in some restless nights for Seahawks fans alternately might have given Earl Thomas a little peace.

Justice minister blocks Pistorius parole

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius will not be freed on parole this Friday because the decision to do so was made without the right legal basis, South Africa’s justice minister said on Wednesday, shocking the athlete’s family as they prepared for his homecoming.

After prison, Pistorius set for ‘mansion arrest’

PRETORIA, South Africa — In one of the wealthiest suburbs of South Africa’s capital Pretoria stands a three-story mansion where Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius will be taken on his release from prison this week.

Former NFL players object to concussion settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former National Football League players who oppose the league’s potential $1 billion settlement of lawsuits claiming it hid the risk of concussions asked a federal appeals court on Monday to throw out the accord.

Allen says Redskins won’t change name to get stadium

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen made it clear with a one word answer that the organization will not reconsider changing the team’s name even if there is a political barrier to building a new stadium.

Murray, Bencic claim Rogers Cup titles

MONTREAL — Andy Murray recorded his first win over Novak Djokovic in more than two years Sunday, beating the world No. 1 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the final of the Rogers Cup.

Brewers minor-leaguer comes out as gay

HELENA, Mont. — A first baseman for the minor league Helena Brewers, a rookie affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, has come out publicly as gay, a first for an active player connected with Major League Baseball, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper.

Sam to ‘step away’ from football

MONTREAL — Michael Sam, who last year became the first openly gay player drafted by a National Football League team, said on Friday he was stepping away from football, citing concerns over his mental health.