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GENEVA -- After declaring FIFAs image crisis over four months ago, questions are being raised about Gianni Infantino as he heads to world soccers next big election. Wholesale Rockets Jerseys .The FIFA president will be a guest in Athens on Wednesday as his former UEFA colleagues vote to replace Michel Platini, who was ousted after the FIFA ethics committee banned him for taking a $2 million payment from Sepp Blatter.The favorite to become the next UEFA president is Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia, who was so little known before the campaign that many wonder if Infantino and his staff have intervened to support him. Ceferin will be up against UEFA vice president Michael van Praag of the Netherlands, an outspoken critic of Blatter in recent years.I am neutral. The FIFA president is neutral in any election at confederation level, Infantino said. This is very clear.Infantino said his staff also has not acted, dismissing reports in Dutch and Scandinavian media that one of his FIFA advisers, who is from Norway, has lobbied for Ceferin. Van Praag reportedly sought a meeting in May in Milan to ask Infantino if he had chosen sides.Ceferins campaign for UEFA president emerged in May, soon after Infantino joined his former UEFA colleagues on a trip to Slovenia to open a national soccer center. Weeks later, FIFA appointed Tomaz Vesel as an independent auditor overseeing its billion-dollar annual income -- and Infantinos salary and bonuses. Vesel is also from Slovenia and plays on a veterans soccer team with Ceferin.Mark Pieth, a former FIFA reform adviser, said he was skeptical of claims that Infantino has changed the FIFA culture after years of scandal and murky decision-making.There is no `new FIFA, Pieth told The Associated Press. Its a bit of a variation on what we have been used to. Here, its blatant cronyism.UEFA is the richest and most influential of soccers six continental bodies. It organizes the Champions League, which showcases most of the worlds best players. The European Championship draws a global TV audience for the final that is more than double that of the Super Bowl.The next UEFA president will serve the final 2+ years of Platinis term. The winner also becomes a FIFA vice president, helps shape strategy in the FIFA Council, and supports Infantino in urgent rulings made by the confederation heads.Infantino came to power after a cycle of turmoil that started in May 2015 when American and Swiss federal authorities revealed an investigation into bribery and corruption. A generation of FIFA leaders were removed from office, including Blatter and one-time protege Platini.Van Praag, a former club president of four-time European champion Ajax, is an election veteran compared to Ceferin. He opposed Blatter for the FIFA presidency in 2015, defying a UEFA strategy to unseat the incumbent but struggled to get support from his colleagues. He withdrew days before the vote, leaving Prince Ali of Jordan as the sole challenger.Ceferin, a criminal lawyer, joined the board of Olimpija Ljubljana before being elected Slovenian soccer federation president in 2011. He later joined the FIFA disciplinary committee.The 48-year-old Ceferin is untainted by FIFAs past excesses, but his clear link to Vesel, the governing bodys new audit and compliance committee chairman, has caused concern.FIFA rules state the job of overseeing how it earns and spends its World Cup revenue can only go to a person with no material financial relationship to a member federation. It was done until May by Domenico Scala, a pharmaceutical industry executive who resigned amid disputes with Infantino, including a no-bonus rule for the president.Vesel, however, could within days be responsible for setting the FIFA salary of his teammate on the soccer team in the Slovene capital.Pieth, a compliance expert, said the Slovenia link was less camouflaged than in the Blatter era.There is a personal friendship, Pieth told the AP. Theres not a general rule against that kind of thing but its simple patronage. Its clear.Infantino dismissed such doubts when asked if the institutional independence of Vesel, Slovenias state auditor, could be compromised by his connection to Ceferin.Everyone plays football, everybody loves football, Infantino said last week. Its good that people (who) love football work in football as well.I just hope that the one who will be elected will work in a positive way with me as well, Infantino added. 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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- OG Anunoby spent most of Wednesday night helping Indiana restore its national image.He wound up needing two staff members to assist him into the locker room with a bad ankle.Anunoby scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds and James Blackmon Jr. added 14 points to help No. 13 Indiana knock off No. 3 North Carolina 76-67 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.Now the questions are all about Anunoby.Hes getting evaluated in there. He couldnt have gone back in there, but it was high, coach Tom Crean said. His spirit is good, so well see how that turns out.Clearly, the Hoosiers (5-1) are a different team when Anunoby plays well.When he missed most of last weeks game at IPFW, Indiana was stunned. Since returning, the Hoosiers have won two straight.And he was terrific Wednesday, going 6-of-8 from the field with two blocks and an outstanding defensive performance before landing awkwardly after a dunk with 1:36 to go. Anunoby, Blackmon and Robert Johnson combined for 41 points, 20 rebounds and seven assists.The way he played tonight is the way we expect him to play on a consistent basis, Johnson said of Anunoby. The way he came out determined to get on the glass, that really got him going.The difference was that the Hoosiers moved the ball, sped up the pace and got the Tar Heels (7-1) uncomfortable and into early foul trouble. North Carolina never recovered.After trailing for a total of 16 seconds during its four-game trip to Hawaii, the Tar Heels never led and spent most of the game trailing by double digits. Justin Jackson scored 21 points and Kennedy Meeks finished with 10 points and eight rebounds on a night North Carolina had a season-low point total.One team really played right from the get-go and the other team did not, and that was us, coach Roy Williams said. We werent ready for the intensity, the enthusiasm, anything that you want to talk about in the first half.Indiana jumped to a 17-7 lead, extended the margin to 28-11 and never allowed the Tar Heels to get closer than 61-57 with 4:52 to play.BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: The curse of No. 3 continues. With Kansas losing on opening night to the Hoosiers, IIndiana losing last week and now the Tar Heels falling, three of the four teams ranked No. Cheap Rockets Jerseys China. 3 this season have lost in their first appearance in that spot.Indiana: Crean promised to fix the flaws from last weeks loss. He did, and the Hoosiers delivered one of the most notable wins of his Indiana tenure. Now the Hoosiers must prove they can keep playing this way over the long haul.FAMILIAR FACESThe magnitude of two of college basketballs blue-blood programs brought out some familiar faces Wednesday. Indianas 1981 national championship team celebrated the 35th anniversary of the title they won by beating the Tar Heels on the night President Ronald Reagan was shot.Among the returnees were former NBA coaches Isiah Thomas, who called on former coach Bob Knight to come home, and Randy Wittman. Roy Tolbert, the 1980-81 Big Ten Player of the Year, also attended. Knight did not.Jim Cornelison, who sings the national anthem before Chicago Blackhawks games, returned to his alma mater and sang the national anthem.?Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber also visited his former school and was named Indianas honorary captain for the game.FORGETTABLE MILESTONEWilliams might have preferred the milestone of his 1,000th career game as a college head coach happened under different circumstances.Indiana won its fifth straight home game against a top-three team and tied Duke for the most wins in the nation against top-three teams (six) since 2011-12.Williams, meanwhile, became the 10th active college coach to reach the 1,000-game mark. He is 790-210 in his career.North Carolina shot just 39.3 percent from the field was 13-of-22 from the free throw line.UP NEXTNorth Carolina: The Tar Heels host Radford on Sunday. After three straight games against Power 5 conference teams, the Tar Heels will try to rebound against a Big South foe.Indiana: The Hoosiers host SIU-Edwardsville on Friday. With two top-five wins on the résumé, the Hoosiers begin a stretch of three straight games against lower-level opponents. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '