Stories by Graham Dunbar

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Federer still having too much fun to think about retiring

BASEL, Switzerland - Like many dads, Roger Federer is talking with his family about how to spend Christmas.
By Graham Dunbar

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Swiss place FIFA President under criminial investigation

ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was placed under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities on Friday as a probe into soccer corruption reached the highest levels and left his grip on the ...
By Graham Dunbar

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

US Attorney General expects more arrests in FIFA probe

ZURICH - FIFA and embattled President Sepp Blatter faced more pressure Monday as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch warned of new indictments in a widening investigation of corruption in ...
By Graham Dunbar

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Detained FIFA official is extradited

GENEVA - One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States.
By Graham Dunbar

Thursday, July 9, 2015

American banned for life by FIFA

GENEVA - Chuck Blazer was banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday for widespread corruption, finally ending the career of the longtime most senior American in world football.
By Graham Dunbar

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Blatter urged to commit to leaving office

GENEVA - Sepp Blatter got a clear message on Sunday from FIFA election monitor Domenico Scala - stop flirting with the FIFA presidency and say for sure you are going.
By Graham Dunbar

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Platini has big decision to make about FIFA election

GENEVA - After years of waiting, Michel Platini's destiny with FIFA is coming faster than he thought. Platini has his 60th birthday today with much to celebrate and a big decision to take.
By Graham Dunbar

Thursday, June 11, 2015

FIFA spokesman quits after joke

The latest upheaval saw communications director Walter De Gregorio, closely tied to the embattled president since 2011, abruptly exiting FIFA three days after telling a joke.
By Graham Dunbar

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

More turmoil delays bidding for 2026 World Cup

On another day of turmoil for FIFA and the World Cup, the bidding contest for the 2026 tournament was put on hold.
By Graham Dunbar

Saturday, May 30, 2015

FIFA president fires back at his critics

ZURICH - Having come through another FIFA election largely unscathed, Sepp Blatter was in a typically defiant mood Saturday when addressing the challenges that still lie ahead.
By Graham Dunbar

Friday, May 29, 2015

Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.
By Graham Dunbar

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Blatter brushes off calls for resignation

ZURICH - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing ...
By Graham Dunbar

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The U.S. government has launched a corruption attack on soccer's global governing body

ZURICH - The U.S. government launched a corruption attack on soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Zurich hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding ...
By Graham Dunbar

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Americans settle for tie with Swiss

ZURICH -The United States held on for 1-1 draw with Switzerland in an international friendly on Tuesday after veteran forward Jozy Altidore was sent off.
By Graham Dunbar

Monday, March 9, 2015

UCI chief: Doping still endemic in cycling

AIGLE, Switzerland - As cycling deals with a scathing report into its deep-rooted culture of doping, UCI President Brian Cookson said the governing body will "no longer turn a blind eye."
By Graham Dunbar

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

FIFA recommends plan to move Qatar World Cup to winter

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition.
By Graham Dunbar

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Ronaldo earns third FIFA Player of the Year award

ZURICH - Cristiano Ronaldo hopes his third FIFA Player of the Year award brought him closer to being remembered as one of soccer's all-time greats.
By Graham Dunbar

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

American lawyer resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA - The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.
By Graham Dunbar

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

FIFA will review corruption probe

GENEVA - FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.
By Graham Dunbar

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

FIFA files criminal complaint in case

GENEVA - The latest twist in FIFA's World Cup bid corruption case has landed on the desk of Switzerland's attorney general.
By Graham Dunbar
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