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Other Sport 25 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis admits defrauding supporters

LOS ANGELES: Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis, who implicated teammate Lance Armstrong in a doping scheme, agreed to a plea deal in federal court in San Diego on Friday, admitting he defrauded supporters out of nearly US$500,000 by claiming that he himself had not doped, prosecutors said.

Other Sport 16 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Thanou mulls legal action

Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou will consider legal action if the Sydney 2000 Olympics 100m gold medal, returned by disgraced US sprinter Marion Jones, is not awarded to her, her lawyer said on Friday.

Other Sport 24 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lance Armstrong sued by U.S. government over sponsor money

(Reuters) - The U.S. government filed court documents Tuesday laying out its case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, who is accused of defrauding the Postal Service by taking millions of dollars in sponsorship money while flouting professional cycling rules by doping.

Other Sport 24 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lance Armstrong sued by U.S. government over sponsor money

(Reuters) - The U.S. government filed court documents Tuesday laying out its case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, who is accused of defrauding the Postal Service by taking millions of dollars in sponsorship money while flouting professional cycling rules by doping.

Football 02 Jun 2015 | 10:52 PM Premium

Centenary Copa America tournament in U.S. in 2016 in doubt

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A 16-team football tournament to be played in the United States next year to celebrate 100 years of South America's Copa America has been cast into doubt by the arrest of top FIFA officials on multi-million dollar bribery charges.

Football 02 Jun 2015 | 1:27 PM Premium

NZ to grill Blatter over agenda, Oceania World Cup place

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter can expect a grilling if he shows up for the latter stages of the under-20 World Cup in New Zealand after the country's football officials said they were keen to hold clear-the-air discussions with him.

Football 05 Jun 2015 | 11:57 AM Premium

South Korea's Chung to meet Platini, discuss FIFA future

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Chung Mong-joon, who is weighing up a bid to replace Sepp Blatter as president of scandal-hit FIFA, said on Friday he will meet UEFA chief Michel Platini and other leading football figures while in Berlin for the Champions League final.

Football 02 Jun 2015 | 11:37 AM Premium

Japan FIFA official calls for 'pus' to be squeezed out

TOKYO (Reuters) - World football's scandal-hit governing body FIFA needs to have the 'pus' squeezed out of it but president Sepp Blatter will not be asked to resign by its executive committee, new Japanese committee member Kozo Tashima has told local media.

Football 02 Jun 2015 | 10:07 PM Premium

FIFA says Valcke not involved in $10 million payment

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA denied on Tuesday that President Sepp Blatter's right hand man Jerome Valcke was involved in $10 million (7 million pounds) bank transactions under investigation by U.S authorities despite the publication of a letter to Valcke outlining the payment.

Football 05 Jun 2015 | 1:52 PM Premium

Brazil football probe to put harsh glare on Nike, other sponsors

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Nike Inc and some other big international companies face a grilling over their powerful role in Brazilian football as a former star player turned senator vows to expose what he describes as suspect marketing contracts and their links to corrupt payments.