Quote of the Day

"This is now an integrity issue for football. Those responsible for running the games should hear the warnings."
-- Europol Dir Rob Wainwright, on the organization's investigation that found evidence of widespread match-fixing in football. (REUTERS, 2/4)
Tuesday February 5, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 165 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Global Betting Scam Busted

    Muenchen's Franck Ribery reacts during the Champions League Group F match against Bayern Nov. 7. Europol said Champions League matches were among those fixed.

    Hundreds of football matches have been fixed in a global betting scam run from Singapore in "a blow to the image of the world's most popular sport" and a multibillion-dollar industry, according to Thomas Escritt of REUTERS. About 680 "suspicious matches," including qualifying games for the World Cup and European Championships, and the Champions League for top European club sides, have been identified in an inquiry by European police forces, the European anti-crime agency Europol, and national prosecutors.

  • Flying First Class

    F1 CEO Ecclestone to sign Emirates to five-year, $200M sponsorship deal.

  • Raining Red Ink

    UEFA puts heat on European clubs to get finances under control.

  • Grounded

    Air Berlin pulls out of sports sponsorship deals to cut costs.

  • Ducking Tax Man

    Beckham's contract with PSG designed to avert big tax bill.

  • Powering Up

    Super Bowl delivers ratings increase for Germany's Sat.1.

  • Another Run

    U.K. tax authority gets OK to appeal case against Rangers.

  • Ready To Race

    Putin says Russia ready to host GP, Ecclestone lauds preparation.

  • Road Warriors

    Hong Kong government forks over $1M to bring ManU in for friendly.

  • Help For Kids

    Second-tier club Kaiserslautern turns to fans to help upgrade youth academy.

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