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Much-investigated ref denies fixing soccer matches


ZURICH (AP) — It was in the final minutes of a June 2011 soccer game between Nigeria and Argentina when the little green flags on

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Arrested Singaporean reveals match-fixing secrets

PARIS (AP) — When police arrested Wilson Raj Perumal in Finland, it didn’t take long for him to realize that his criminal buddies had ratted him out. He’s been exacting

Germany's Andreas Bachmann of the Bochum prosecution service, is seen during a press conference on match fixing in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday Feb. 4, 2013.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
European match-fixing probe: 380 suspicious games

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A wide-ranging match-fixing investigation has uncovered more than 380 suspicious matches – including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games –

Former England captain Andrew Strauss
Strauss awarded honorary life membership of MCC

London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss was on Monday awarded honorary life membership of the MCC, the prestigious English institution responsible for safeguarding the game’s rules. Strauss, 35, guided England

Asad Shafiq celebrates his half century as Misbah-ul-Haq looks on. -Photo by AP
Battling Pakistan hold up South Africa victory bid

Karachi (AFP): Pakistan batsmen Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq held up South Africa’s push for victory with a defiant fifth wicket partnership on the third day of the first Test at

Russian tennis player Victoria Azarenka celebrates her shot with China's Li Na during the Australian Open final.
Australian Open final: Victoria Azarenka vs Li Na

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was back in 2011 that Li Na remembers first feeling the benefits of being a big tennis star. She had just won her first Grand

Cricket-Twenty20 boom no threat to tests, says Lara

DHAKA, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The growing popularity of Twenty20 internationals will not harm test cricket because the two formats of the game can thrive together, former West Indies captain

Soccer-English premier league top scorers

Top scorers of the English premier league on Wednesday : 17 Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 15 Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 14 Demba Ba (Chelsea) 13 Michu (Swansea City) 10 Edin Dzeko

Armstrong admits doping: ‘I’m a flawed character’

CHICAGO (AP) — He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped. He was light on the details and didn’t name names. He mused that he might not have been