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Soccer - Belgian prosecutors raid clubs: reports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors carried out a series of raids and arrests at soccer clubs across the country linked to investigations into financial fraud and possibly match-fixing, Belgian broadcasters VRT and RTBF said on Wednesday.

Football

Chelsea keep perfect record with 2-0 win over Bournemouth

Sept 1 (Reuters) - - Chelsea stretched their perfect Premier League start to four games after second-half goals from substitute Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard gave them a 2-0 home win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Football

Russian police told to keep lid on bad news during World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's interior ministry has ordered police to withhold negative news from the media during the soccer World Cup and instead report successes such as crimes being solved, two police sources said on Thursday.

Football

France seek thumping win over Australia to quash doubts

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - France head into their World Cup opener against Australia in Kazan on Saturday sweating on the fitness of fullback Djibril Sidibe and under pressure to deliver an emphatic win to erase doubts about the cohesion of a team of brilliant individuals.

Football

Blatter Will Attend the World Cup. 'It Will Be a Sporting and Diplomatic Mission.'

MOSCOW — Sepp Blatter, the disgraced former president of FIFA whose dramatic fall from power corresponded with revelations of widespread corruption among the organization’s top officials, will attend the World Cup in Russia as a personal guest of President Vladimir Putin.

Tennis

Belgium detains 13 in tennis match-fixing probe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium has detained 13 people in raids over an investigation into suspected match-fixing in the lower ranks of professional tennis, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Football

Ukraine police raid 35 clubs in push against match-fixing

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian police raided 35 football clubs and arrested at least one football referee on Tuesday in a massive operation against suspected match-fixing.

Football

European Commission raids offices in sports broadcasting investigation

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission on Tuesday raided the offices of a number of companies involved in sports broadcasting rights, including a unit of Rupert Murdoch's Fox, as part of an investigation into a possible cartel.

Football

Superb Dzeko goal sends Roma into quarter-finals

ROME (Reuters) - A determined AS Roma beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2008 as a magnificent finish by Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko sent them through on away goals.

Rugby

Superb Scotland stun England to end grand slam aspirations

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland produced a blistering display of attacking rugby to hand Eddie Jones just his second defeat as England head coach and end the visitors' grand slam aspirations with a 25-13 Six Nations victory at Murrayfield on Saturday.