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Fifa: Ex-general secretary Jerome Valcke banned for 12 years
Fifa has banned its former secretary-general Jerome Valcke from all football-related activity for 12 years. The governing body's independent ethics committee also fined the 55-year-old 100,000 Swiss francs (£70,800) after it investigated allegations of misconduct relating to sales of World Cup tickets. During the inquiry, other acts of potential misconduct arose concerning travel expenses and regulations. Valcke's lawyer said his client had done "absolutely nothing wrong". The lawyer's...
Tennis fixing: ITF bans two umpires and suspends four more
Two umpires have been banned by the International Tennis Federation and four more are being investigated over allegations of fixing. The ITF has revealed it barred Kazakhstani Kirill Parfenov for life in February 2015 and suspended Croatia's Denis Pitner for a year last August. Four others are being investigated for allegedly taking bribes to manipulate scores on the Futures Tour. This follows BBC and BuzzFeed claims of match-fixing in tennis. That joint investigation uncovered fil...
Neymar investigated in Brazil over fraud allegations
Prosecutors in Brazil are recommending that football star Neymar be charged over four counts of fraud in relation to a tax case prior to his transfer to Barcelona in 2013. It is alleged that companies were set up as fronts in order for the striker to pay a lower rate of tax. Officials in Brazil say the allegations against the Barcelona striker cover a seven-year period from 2006. The allegations are separate from a case heard in Spain on Tuesday. Neymar appeared in court in Madrid in connect...
Australian Open 2016: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic advanced to his sixth Australian Open final with a 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory over Roger Federer. The world number one dominated the first two sets with some superb hitting, then had to hold off a spirited Federer fightback. It is the third straight Grand Slam in which Djokovic has beaten the Swiss, prolonging Federer's wait for an 18th major title. Djokovic will face Andy Murray or Canada's Milos Raonic in the final. The Serb has beaten British number one Murray in the final on ...
Tennis match-fixing claims: Review into anti-corruption
Tennis officials will carry out an independent review into their anti-corruption practices after the sport was hit with claims of match-fixing. The announcement at the Australian Open follows a BBC and BuzzFeed News investigation that revealed suspected illegal betting in tennis over the past decade. Files showed that over the past 10 years, 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over suspicions they have thrown matche...
Australian Open 2016: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer through
Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova for the 18th time in a row to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The American defending champion, seeded number one and chasing a 22nd Grand Slam title, saw off fifth seed Sharapova 6-4 6-1 at Melbourne Park. It is 12 years since Williams lost to the Russian, and the world number one moves on to face fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the last four. In the men's draw, Roger Federer beat Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 6-4. The Swiss 17-time Grand Slam cha...
Adidas to end IAAF sponsorship deal early in wake of doping crisis
Adidas, the IAAF's biggest sponsor, has told athletics' world governing body it is to terminate their sponsorship deal four years early. The sportswear giant informed the IAAF of its decision - understood to be a direct result of the doping scandal sweeping the sport - last week. Sources have told the BBC the move will result in tens of millions of dollars in lost income to the IAAF. It is sure to come as a major blow for embattled president Lord Coe. Adidas has not commented, but the IAAF -...
Tennis match-fixing 'a secret on the tour everybody knows'
An ex-tennis player from South America has told the BBC that match-fixing is commonplace and even some elite players are "a little bit dirty in some way". He also claimed fixing is not just limited to lower-ranked professionals and is "a secret that everybody knows". The player, who requested anonymity, said tennis authorities "know who is doing it" but are unwilling to stop it. The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said it rejects "any suggestion that evidence of match-fixing has been suppressed"....
Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed
Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News. Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the tennis integrity unit over suspicions they have thrown matches. All of the players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were allowed to continue competing. The Tennis Integrity Unit - set up to police the sport - ...
Athletics doping crisis: Secret plan to delay naming Russian cheats
A senior athletics world governing body figure was planning to delay naming Russian drug cheats in the run-up to the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. The plan is outlined in an email from IAAF deputy general secretary Nick Davies to Papa Massata Diack. Diack, who worked as an IAAF marketing consultant at the time, is the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack. Davies wrote he needed to "sit down" with the anti-doping team to discuss "Russian skeletons in the cupboard". The Englishman w...
Sepp Blatter & Michel Platini set to learn fate from Fifa ethics judge
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will learn if they are banned from football when Fifa's ethics judge delivers verdicts against the pair on Monday. Fifa's ethics investigators want both president Blatter and his Uefa counterpart Platini to have life bans. But speaking to Swiss newspaper Blick on Sunday, Blatter said the corruption charge against him had been dropped. A spokesman for Hans Joachim Eckert, Fifa's ethics head, declined to comment. Blatter, however, faces other charges, including ...
Jose Mourinho will not be taking sabbatical after Chelsea sacking
Jose Mourinho will not be taking a break following hissacking by Chelsea on Thursday. The Portuguese manager was dismissed after nine defeats in 16 Premier League games this season which left the Blues one point above the relegation zone. "He will not be taking a sabbatical, he isn't tired, he doesn't need it," said a statement from the agency which represents the 52-year-old. "He is very positive and is already looking forward." Former Netherlands boss Guus Hiddink is set to succe...
Fifa: FBI probing Sepp Blatter role in $100m bribery scandal
The FBI is investigating the role played by Fifa president Sepp Blatter in a $100m (£66.2m) bribes scandal, a BBC investigation has discovered. Sports marketing company ISL paid a total of $100m to officials including former Fifa president Joao Havelange and ex-Fifa executive Ricardo Teixeira. In return, ISL was granted lucrative television and marketing rights throughout the 1990s. Blatter denied knowing about the bribes and took no action. He even allowed Teixeira to take part in the...
Police make arrests in Fifa inquiry at Zurich hotel
Fifa says it "will continue to co-operate fully" after police made arrests at a Swiss hotel used by its officials for a second time this year. Police swooped on the luxury Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich and two people were seen being taken to a garage and then to two unmarked cars, which drove away. A two-day meeting of Fifa's executive committee is taking place in the city. "Fifa became aware of the actions taken today by the US Department of Justice," football's world governing body said. "Fi...
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