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Football 18 Jul 2017 | 6:34 PM

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.

Football 08 Jun 2017 | 9:45 PM

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.

Football 23 May 2017 | 10:15 PM

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.

Rugby 25 Feb 2017 | 4:38 PM

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.

Rugby 12 Feb 2017 | 2:16 AM

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.

Football 24 Nov 2016 | 12:29 AM

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."

Football 29 Oct 2016 | 2:52 PM

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.

Rugby 14 Oct 2016 | 1:27 PM

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.

Football 11 Oct 2016 | 2:59 PM

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.

Football 01 Sep 2016 | 11:08 PM

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.