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Statement by FIFA President Blatter on the investigations by the US and Swiss authorities

FIFAThis is a difficult time for football, the fans and for FIFA as an organisation. We understand the disappointment that many have expressed and I know that the events of today will impact the way in which many people view us.

As unfortunate as these events are, it should be clear that we welcome the actions and the investigations by the US and Swiss authorities and believe that it will help to reinforce measures that FIFA has already taken to root out any wrongdoing in football.

Malawi's Boxer Isaac Chilemba dominates undefeated prospect Vasily Lepikhin

Isaac ChilembaVeteran out-fighter Isaac Chilemba had an easy night on his hands, skillfully outboxing the undefeated Vasily Lepikhin over 10 rounds.

Fans who were anticipating Isaac Chilemba vs Artur Beterbiev were almost certainly disappointed in the man who replaced Beterbiev, undefeated Russian prospect Vasily Lepikhin. Lepikhin (17-1, 9 KO) looked to be a stiff challenge in the first round, moving forward behind heavy punches and taking the round on two judges' scorecards. After that, however, the fight became a thoroughly one-sided affair.

Dakar 2015, Stage 5: Steady Performance by De Villiers, Heartache for Poulter

Dakar RacingANTOFAGASTA - The Dakar is known as a race that takes no prisoners, and Stage 5 of the world's toughest motorsport event proved to be a turning point for Leeroy Poulter and Rob Howie in their Toyota Imperial Hilux (#327). The pair lost nearly an hour to the leaders on the stage, after an electrical short over the rough terrain stopped the car.

De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz second on stage 7 of Dakar 2015, as Poulter Consolidates

ToyotaUYUNI - As if the Dakar Rally isn't tough enough, the crews had to go off into Bolivia on their own for Stage 7 - without the support of their service crews at the end of the day. For Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz, in the Toyota Imperial Hilux, however, it was a fantastic stage that saw the crew post the sixth-fastest time on the stage, and taking three minutes out of rally leader Nasser Al-Attiyah (MINI) in the process.

Dakar 2015, Stage 3: Tough day for Poulter, As De Villiers cements second position overall

ToyotaCHILECITO - Stage 3 of Dakar 2015 took place in some of the most spectacular scenery on the face of the planet, but Giniel de Villiers and German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz (#303) clearly didn't take a moment to enjoy their surroundings. The pair posted the second-fastest time on the stage, losing out on a stage win by just 1:54 after 284 km of cross-country racing. In the end it was MINI driver Orlando Terranova that pipped them to the post, but De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz remain in second place overall, 5:18 behind Nasser Al-Attiyah (MINI). @2009 - 2014 The Maravi Post an Eltas EnterPrises INC Publishing Company
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