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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.