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Spanish police arrest former Barcelona FC president in graft investigation

MADRID (Reuters) - Former Barcelona football club president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday as part of an investigation into money laundering, a Spanish police spokesman said.


Crusaders eke out tight victory over stubborn Brumbies

(Reuters) - Pete Samu's second-half try proved to be the difference between the sides as the Canterbury Crusaders beat Australia's ACT Brumbies 17-13 in their Super Rugby clash in Christchurch on Saturday.


Ireland crush Italy in bonus-point try fest

ROME (Reuters) - Ireland recorded their biggest ever Six Nations victory as they smashed Italy 63-10 in Rome on Saturday, running in nine tries and earning the tournament’s first attacking bonus point.


Romario calls for indictments of Brazil football bosses

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Romario, the former World Cup winner turned senator, called in a report on Wednesday for the indictment of seven Brazilian football officials in what he called "the biggest sports scandal of all time."


Malaysia Cup final: Andik and Baddrol hope to etch their names in history

PETALING JAYA: Selangor skipper Andik Vermansyah and his Kedah counterpart Baddrol Bakhtiar have one common goal in Sunday’s Malaysia Cup final – to win the battle for control in the engine room.


Boost for Pasifika rugby as Fiji joins Australian competition

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rugby in the South Pacific received a massive boost on Friday when it was announced that a team from Fiji would join Australia's third tier National Rugby Championship from 2017.


Hadin header saves Malaysia in draw with Afghanistan

SHAH ALAM: A shapeless Malaysian side hold war-torn Afghanistan to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly at the Shah Alam Stadium.


Swiss launch criminal probe of German football great Beckenbauer

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against German football great Franz Beckenbauer and two former presidents of Germany's football federation (DFB) in connection with its successful bid for the 2006 World Cup.

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Brazil police probe money laundering tied to Olympic ticket ring

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had uncovered emails between detained International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and the British owner of a ticketing company they said masterminded a scheme selling Olympic tickets illegally.

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Police find unused Games tickets in OCI Rio raid

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police raided Irish Olympic officials on the last day of the Rio Games on Sunday, seizing passports, computers, mobile phones and unused tickets in a rapidly expanding investigation into allegations of an illegal ticketing scam.