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SBD/March 21, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Published March 21, 2012
VACANT SEAT: The AP's Graham Dunbar noted CONMEBOL, the South American soccer confederation, is "being told it must act 'immediately' to find a replacement for Ricardo Teixeira on FIFA's executive committee." Teixeira resigned his seat Monday for "personal reasons." FIFA's 24-member ruling panel, "chaired by president Sepp Blatter, meets next week in Zurich." CONMEBOL has three FIFA seats and "traditionally elects one member from each of Brazil and Argentina" (AP, 3/20).
ATLANTIC RETURN: In Atlantic City, David Weinberg noted the UFC will be "ending its seven-year hiatus from Atlantic City" on Friday, June 22 when it stages a card at Revel's 5,500-seat entertainment arena. The event will be televised on FX as part of the UFC's Fuel TV series. The show, headlined by Gray Maynard-Clay Guida, will be the seventh UFC event in Atlantic City in a 12-year span, but the outfit has "not staged a card on the boardwalk since UFC 53 was held at Boardwalk Hall" on June 4, 2005 (PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY, 3/19).