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Ryan Lochte signs endorsement deal for cough drops

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte landed a new endorsement deal on Thursday days after losing all his major sponsors even as the fallout from the Rio Olympics continued as Brazilian police recommended he be charged with falsely reporting a crime.

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Chiefs: Australian cricket, football not linked to doping

SYDNEY: Australian cricket and football chiefs insisted their sports were not implicated in a damning report into widespread doping but rugby league bosses admitted they had a case to answer.


Sport - Australia streamlines integrity watchdogs

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's sports integrity watchdogs are being streamlined into a single agency to better fight doping, match-fixing and organised crime, the federal government said on Tuesday.


Third arrest made in Pakistan corruption probe

LONDON (Reuters) - A third man has been arrested in relation to an ongoing investigation into possible corruption in Pakistani cricket, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.


Brazilian police recommend charges against U.S. swimmer Lochte

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police recommended on Thursday that prosecutors present charges against Ryan Lochte for a false crime report, after the U.S. swimmer told police and media last week that he and three team mates were robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics.


Hungarian swimmers stand by coach Kiss despite 1961 rape case

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian national swim coach Laszlo Kiss resigned on Thursday after an old conviction for a sex crime resurfaced in local media earlier this week, reigniting a public outcry.


Fourteen people arrested in Singapore over match-fixing

(Reuters) - Fourteen people thought to be members of an organised crime ring involved in football match-fixing have been arrested in Singapore, law enforcement authorities said on Wednesday.


Fan-related violence in Argentina this year

(Reuters) - An average of five people died each year in fan-related violence in Argentina between 2000 and 2009, according to reform group Salvemos al Futbol, cited in a recent Insight Crime report.


Marseille football ex-boss in crosshairs of French underworld investigation

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - An inquiry into organised crime and the top football club in the French city of Marseille expanded on Thursday, when magistrates put the club's former president under investigation on suspicion of embezzlement.