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Blatter's future as president at stake

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ZURICH (AP) The future of soccer's embattled governing body was at stake Friday as Sepp Blatter sought a fifth term as FIFA president amid the biggest corruption crisis in the organization's 111-year history.

Voting among the 209 member federations began Friday with the 79-year-old Blatter up for re-election against Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. Both men gave final speeches just before the vote.

Blatter said he would guide FIFA through the "storm" caused by the investigations.

Federer, Ivanovic through to 4th round

PARIS (AP) Stepping on center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion had been caught cold at a previous French Open by a player ranked as low as the 23-year-old Bosnian, and he made sure that did not happen again. Federer advanced to the fourth round for the 11th straight year with a clinical 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win Friday. (MORE)

Belgium marks 30 years of Heysel tragedy

BRUSSELS (AP) Survivors, relatives of victims and football authorities on Friday marked the 30th anniversary of the Heysel stadium tragedy where 39 people died during fan violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus in Brussels.

With a bugle blowing, flowers and wreaths were laid at a remembrance plaque early Friday at the King Baudouin Stadium, which was renovated and renamed after the tragedy. (MORE)

Klopp preparing for last Dortmund game

BERLIN (AP) While he'd love to sign off with a win, outgoing Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp doesn't want to be the hero in Saturday's German Cup final against Wolfsburg.

"It's not my aim to be the hero tomorrow," Klopp said Friday ahead of his last game in charge. "I'm happy to leave that to the players." (MORE)

Anderson takes 400th test wicket

LEEDS, England (AP) Jimmy Anderson became the 12th player - and the first from England - to reach 400 test wickets when he removed Martin Guptill on day one of the second test at Headingley on Friday.

Bowling his eighth delivery of the match, Anderson found the edge of Guptill's bat and Ian Bell took the catch at second slip to leave New Zealand on 2-1 in the third over. (MORE)

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