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Michaux: There's a reason why the U.S. women's soccer team is so strong every year

...rest of the world have taken it way more seriously than America ever has. It is the most prominent sport for Europe, South America and Africa ? continents which cultivate the best athletes into international futbol stars.The U.S. ranks No...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2015-06-27/michaux-theres-reas
World is speeding past America on high-speed trains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Travelers whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/world-speeding-past-americ
NBA pipeline from Europe getting bigger, deeper and stronger

...Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Ricky Rubio. Manu Ginobili, Nene and Anderson Varejao all honed their basketball skills in South America, while Andrew Bogut and Kyrie Irving were born in Australia.Their once-subtle impact on the NBA is also growing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-06-23/nba-pipeline-europe-getting-b
Diego Maradona considering FIFA presidential run, report says

...Sergio Aguero, has the most talented attack in the game.Colombia has won this title only once. But it's probably South America's fastest rising power, has an Argentine coach in Jose Pekerman and its own set of talented scorers including Rodriguez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-22/diego-maradona-consi
Bidding for 2026 World Cup on hold because of more turmoil

...164-page indictment - which alleged $150 million in bribes linked mostly to non-FIFA tournaments in North and South America - officials familiar with the case have said he is a target.Valcke, however, has been scrutinized for his direct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-10/bidding-2026-world-c
Luis Figo drops out of FIFA election, cites corruption

...and the region covering North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), plus upgrading playoff entries for South America and Oceania to become guaranteed qualifying slots.Prince Ali also pledged to give $1 million per year to FIFA members...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-21/luis-figo-drops-out-
Defiant FIFA chief Blatter dismisses idea that US corruption case could lead to him

...S. federal case which alleged a $150 million bribe scheme linked to broadcast rights for tournaments in North and South America. Two FIFA vice presidents were among seven men arrested."I do not see how FIFA could be directly affected by this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-30/defiant-fifa-chief-b
FIFA president Sepp Blatter brushes off calls for resignation

...decades in connection with marketing rights worth hundreds of millions of dollars awarded for tournaments in North and South America. Seven officials ? including two FIFA vice presidents and members of its finance committee ? remained in custody...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-28/fifa-president-sepp-
Corrupt culture of FIFA must change now

...neighboring UAE, India or China.Then establish a rotation starting in 2026 ? North America, Europe, Africa, South America and Asia getting a turn every 20 years. If a country with existing infrastructure like the U.S. can handle the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-06/corrupt-culture-fifa
The U.S. government has launched a corruption attack on soccer's global governing body

...media rights deals involving World Cup qualifying matches in the Caribbean and Central America, the Copa America - South America's continental championship - plus the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Champions League."They were expected to uphold the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-27/us-government-has-la