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FIFA: Blatter to skip Olympic meeting next week

The embattled president announced plans to resign from FIFA earlier this week.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, June 5.

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Yahoo to live-stream October NFL game

The Oct. 25 game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars will be the first NFL game to be live-streamed.

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LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry: Playoff duel

Two of the game's biggest stars prepare to square off in the NBA Finals, which tip off tonight.

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American Pharoah draws fifth post at Belmont

The colt could become the first Triple Crown winner in nearly four decades.

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FBI extends FIFA scrutiny to World Cup bids

Russia and Qatar have denied wrongdoing in the conduct of their bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

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Slow start, fast finish for Blackhawks as they win Game 1

For 48 minutes, the Chicago Blackhawks trailed the Tampa Bay Lightning in Wednesday's opener for the Stanley Cup finals at Amalie Arena ... but it's not over 'til it's over.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, June 4.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's quarter-final match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, June 3, 2015.

Novak Djokovic thrashes Rafa Nadal to reach French Open semis

Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros.

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah pauses as he is led around the barn by trainer Bob Baffert after arriving at Belmont Park, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y. American Pharoah will try for the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 6, in the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race.

American Pharoah gets 1st look at Belmont Park

American Pharoah will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in Saturday's Belmont.

Serena Williams of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Italy's Sara Errani at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Serena Williams eases into French Open semifinals

Serena Williams overpowered Sara Errani to reach the French Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win.

Chicago Bulls new head coach Fred Hoiberg smiles during an NBA basketball news conference where he was introduced by general manager Gar Forman, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Fred Hoiberg leaves Iowa State for the Chicago Bulls

Fred Hoiberg leaves Iowa State stocked with talent, and turns his attention to the Chicago Bulls.

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter attends a news conference at the Kubok Sodruzhestva (Commonwealth Cup) youth soccer tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he has received personal assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that the country's economic problems will not affect its ability to host the 2018 World Cup.

Sepp Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

Despite a recent re-election, FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign amid a widening corruption scandal.

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson is returning to the Minnesota Vikings after missing the final games last season while addressing child abuse charges.

Jimmie Johnson poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

Jimmie Johnson wins the Fed-Ex 400

Jimmie Johnson wins the Fed-Ex 400, finishing just ahead of Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne.

Bronze medal winner Nicole Hosp of Austria reacts after her run in the women's super-G at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

World Cup ski champion Nicole Hosp retires

Austrian skier Nicole Hosp says she's retiring, less than four months after winning her 12th medal at a major championship.

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Governor’s Proclamation Extended

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Governor Terry Branstad has extended the State of Disaster Emergency...

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Sheldon Burglary/Theft

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A Sheldon kennel is broken into with a puppy stolen.

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July 4th Travel

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Many Iowans will be celebrating their freedom this coming holiday weekend by hitting the open highway for a road trip.

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Ruthven Couple Buys Bowling Alley

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A Ruthven couple has taken over ownership of Spencer's Bowling Alley.

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Lake Goers Warned of Swimmers Itch

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State fisheries biologist Mike Hawkins warns lake enthusiasts of the potential of swimmers itch.