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Anderlecht raided in transfer cash probe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police raided the offices of Anderlecht and the national football association on Wednesday in relation to a money laundering investigation involving agents and player transfers.

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Olympics - IOC wants swift and tough punishment for doping offenders

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Wednesday demanded swift and tough sanctions for doping offenders -- both athletes and their support staff -- involved in a German-Austrian doping ring.


At least 21 athletes suspected of blood doping - German prosecutor

BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 21 athletes from eight nations across five sports are suspected of blood-doping linked to a German doctor who was arrested as part of an Austria-Germany doping raid last month, Munich's state prosecutor Kai Graeber said on Wednesday.


Hurricane of change is blowing through anti-doping - Tygart

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A hurricane of change is blowing through the world anti-doping system in the wake of the Russian scandal to the benefit of clean athletes, the United States' top anti-doping official said on Wednesday.


Cycling - Austrian Preidler admits to doping amid investigation

PARIS (Reuters) - Austrian cyclist Georg Preidler on Monday admitted to cheating amid an investigation into blood doping that brought down five skiers at the Nordic skiing world championships last week.

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Police raid Melbourne Cup-winning trainer's stables

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police raided the stables of Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into corruption and the possible use of electric-shock devices on horses.


Rondon hands slick Newcastle 1-0 win at Huddersfield


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Tough capital clash for Blues

THE London derby at Wembley Stadium today has the makings of an intriguing clash between two sides in the English Premier League’s top-four.


Belgian soccer club Mouscron raided over fraud suspicions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Investigators raided Belgian soccer club Royal Excel Mouscron on Wednesday and detained three people suspected of funnelling illicit funding from offshore companies and illegally obtaining a licence to operate as a professional club, prosecutors said.


PSG march on with record 12th successive win

PARIS (Reuters) - French champions Paris St Germain beat Lille 2-1 in Ligue 1 on Friday to break the record for the best start to a season in Europe's top five leagues with their 12th successive win.