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Fifa has postponed all men's and women's international matches due to be played in June, as well as this year's Under-20 and Under-17 Women's World Cups

Panama-based Mimo International Exports and Imports has become the latest company or individual to be sanctioned as part of the US prosecution into corruption in world football and will be dissolved as part of its plea agreement.

North American baseball league the MLB has announced it will stage the first major league games in Panama since 1947, with the New York Yankees set to face the Miami Marlins in a two-game series on March 15-16.

Chuck Blazer, the FIFA Executive Committee member who played a key role in exposing apparent corruption at the heart of global football administration earlier this year, is to resign as secretary general of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF).

CONCACAF, the football body that represents North, Central American and Caribbean countries, has called for FIFA to award the region an extra place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

NASN has secured exclusive pan-European rights to televise the inaugural World Baseball Classic.

TelefC3nica S.A. has agreed a package of new media broadcast rights covering all 64 matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup for almost all territories in Latin and South America.

Infront Sports & Media has reached agreement with OTI (OrganizaciC3n de Telecomunicaciones Iberoamericanas) for the broadcast rights to the 2006 FIFA World Cup across Central and South America.

UEFA and its partnering agency TEAM Marketing have concluded a number of TV rights negotiations for the next Champions League contract after announcing a raft of new deals.

Sportswear firm Lotto Sport has been confirmed as technical sponsor of the Colombian Football Federation.

Brazil has withdrawn its threat to have Barcelona thrown out of the European Champions League if they do not release Rivaldo for international duty.

Roberto ‘Mano de Piedra’ Duran has squandered more than $25m (B

Dominican government leaders have applauded Santo Domingo's selection as host city for the 2003 Pan American games, but some opposition leaders dismissed spending on the sports event as inappropriate during recovery from a vicious hurricane.

Roberto `Mano de Piedra? Duran has squandered more than $25m (?28.395m) in his career which is why he needs to keep fighting at the age of 50.

Brazil has withdrawn its threat to have Barcelona thrown out of the European Champions League if they do not release Rivaldo for international duty.

The first person to be convicted on federal charges of running an illegal offshore Internet sports gambling operation has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison.