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Ten detained in match-fixing raids across Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - At least ten people were detained on Monday as part of a police operation against match-fixing in Spain's third (Segunda B) and fourth tier (Tercera), police sources told Reuters.


Ruthless Cilic routs ailing Edmund to reach final

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A business-like Marin Cilic doused the fire of Kyle Edmund before crushing the ailing Briton 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2 to become Croatia's first Australian Open finalist on Thursday.


Police raid French rugby HQ in Laporte investigation - source

PARIS (Reuters) - Police raided the headquarters of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged conflict of interest involving the federation's president Bernard Laporte, a source close to the matter said.


Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Late goals by in-form Jesse Lingard and fit-again striker Romelu Lukaku helped Manchester United to reach the FA Cup fourth round as they ground out a 2-0 home win over Championship (second-tier) side Derby County on Friday.


Man United win over Brighton leaves Mourinho unimpressed



Euro 5000m champ Fifa temporarily released after doping arrest

MADRID (Reuters) - - European 5,000 metre champion Ilias Fifa and eight other athletes have been provisionally released by police after their arrest on Wednesday for alleged links to a doping network, Spanish legal officials said on Friday.


Court rejects Newcastle's legal challenge to tax raids

(Reuters) - Newcastle United have lost a High Court challenge over document seizures by tax officials investigating soccer club finances.


U.N. panel urges Russia to fight racism by neo-Nazis, in sports

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights panel called on the Russian Federation on Monday to step up prosecutions of racist attacks by ultra-nationalists and neo-Nazis and of hate speech by politicians.


Spanish soccer federation head arrested in graft investigation

MADRID (Reuters) - The head of Spain's soccer federation (RFEF) Angel Maria Villar, a FIFA vice president, was arrested on Tuesday after a raid on several offices in Madrid as part of an anti-corruption investigation, police said.


Exclusive - Julius Baer seeks to stem fallout from FIFA corruption case: sources

ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Julius Baer executives have told U.S. prosecutors that a former employee acted alone when he allegedly helped funnel kickbacks and bribery payments to a soccer official in the Americas, people familiar with the investigation told Reuters. The former banker, Jorge Arzuaga, is expected to plead guilty over his role in the FIFA-related corruption, one of the people said.