Catania chief confesses to match-fixing: Prosecutor
Catania chief confesses to match-fixing: Prosecutor

A match-fixing scandal in Italy that has rocked Catania took a new twist on Monday when the Serie B club`s president admitted to buying the results of five league games in a bid to "save the club".

Seven Italian football officials arrested for match-fixing
Seven Italian football officials arrested for match-fixing

 Italian football club Catania's president Antonino Pulvirenti and six others were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of match-fixing to keep the club from being relegated from the country's second division (Serie B) this year, the local police said.

Felt so good to hear Mustafizur Rehman's comments: Mohammad Aamir
Felt so good to hear Mustafizur Rehman's comments: Mohammad Aamir

 Gearing up for a comeback to international cricket in three months time, Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir said he felt happy to learn that new Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rehman idolises him.

Match-fixing harms the spirit of the game: Emraan Hashmi
Match-fixing harms the spirit of the game: Emraan Hashmi

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, who is playing the role of former Indian cricket team captain Mohammed Azharuddin in the upcoming flick "Azhar", feels that malpractices in sports, like match-fixing, diminish the spirit of the game.

Italian newspaper decries match-fixing in FIFA 2002 World Cup
Italian newspaper decries match-fixing in FIFA 2002 World Cup

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport on Friday reported that world football governing body FIFA and Ecuadorian referee Byron Moreno were involved in match-fixing in the 2002 World Cup in favour of co-hosts South Korea who won the quarterfinals after two of Spain's goals were rescinded.

It's fine to have match-fixing case in biopic: Mohammad Azharuddin
It's fine to have match-fixing case in biopic: Mohammad Azharuddin

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin has said he has no objection over the two important phases of his life, the match fixing episode and his marriage, being shown in his upcoming biopic, "Azhar".

Mohammad Aamir could play in Big Bash T20
Mohammad Aamir could play in Big Bash T20

 Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir could feature in the Australian Big Bash T20 tournament later this year.

N Srinivasan gives up Chennai Super Kings ownership: Reports
N Srinivasan gives up Chennai Super Kings ownership: Reports

Former Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) president Narayanaswami Srinivasan has reportedly transferred his entire stake in India Cements – the principal owners of Chennai Super Kings to a trust. He is the managing director of India Cements and owns 29 per cent shares.

IPL-6 scandal: Court questions 'match fixing' theory of police
IPL-6 scandal: Court questions 'match fixing' theory of police

The investigation by Delhi Police in IPL-6 spot-fixing scandal case on Monday came under close scrutiny of a local court which questioned its theory of 'match fixing' saying there was prima facie no evidence which showed that matches were fixed by the arrested accused.

Five Spanish players charged in possible match-fixing scandal
Five Spanish players charged in possible match-fixing scandal

Five Spanish footballers were charged with match-fixing on Friday.

Pakistan`s Aamer suffers comeback washout

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Aamer on Wednesday shrugged off the disappointment of his comeback match being washed out following a five-year ban for spot-fixing.

Former Osasuna chiefs arrested over missing millions
Former Osasuna chiefs arrested over missing millions

Three former board members of Spanish second division club Osasuna have been arrested in an investigation into the destination of 2.4 million euros ($2.67 million) taken from the club`s accounts, a court source confirmed on Thursday.

Match-fixing scrutiny for All Black Tests
Match-fixing scrutiny for All Black Tests

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said Thursday it had contracted a specialist monitoring service to ensure match-fixing does not taint All Blacks, Super 15 or domestic rugby matches.

Antonio Conte among 130 named in match-fixing investigation
Antonio Conte among 130 named in match-fixing investigation

Italy coach Antonio Conte and Atalanta`s Stefano Colantuono are among 130 people who face formal investigation after prosecutors concluded a four-year probe into match-fixing, the Italian news agency Ansa said on Monday.

Japan fire head coach Javier Aguirre
Japan fire head coach Javier Aguirre

 Japan fired their national coach Javier Aguirre on Tuesday because of fears the Mexican`s alleged involvement in an ongoing match-fixing case could effect the team`s bid to qualify for the next World Cup.

Match-fixing scrutiny for Asian Cup
Match-fixing scrutiny for Asian Cup

Fears of match-fixing will lurk in the background at the Asian Cup as the stain of corruption proves hard to shift despite efforts to clean up football.

Scandal clouds Japan`s Asian Cup defence
Scandal clouds Japan`s Asian Cup defence

Japan`s quest to retain the Asian Cup title they won four years ago has been severely undermined by a match-fixing scandal engulfing coach Javier Aguirre.

Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies Spain match fixing allegations
Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies Spain match fixing allegations

Japan coach Javier Aguirre on Saturday denied allegations that he was part of a match-fixing scandal that has rocked world football.

AFC extend match-fixing ban against Bangladeshi official
AFC extend match-fixing ban against Bangladeshi official

The Asian Football Confederation extended the one-year ban on Bangladeshi official Mohidur Rahman Mirax for match-fixing continent wide on Friday as corruption in the region showed no signs of slowing.

Javier Aguirre, Ander Herrera named in Spanish matchfixing case
Javier Aguirre, Ander Herrera named in Spanish matchfixing case

Spanish prosecutors filed match-fixing allegations against Japan coach Javier Aguirre and Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera on Monday, accusing them and 39 others of rigging a decisive 2011 league match.