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Football 22 Jul 2019 | 11:30 PM Premium

FIFA bans former Botswana official in match fixing probe

(Reuters) - World soccer body FIFA has handed a life ban to former Botswana Football Association general secretary Mooketsi Kgotlele for accepting bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches.

Football 21 Mar 2019 | 11:48 PM Premium

FIFA fines and bans former Ecuadorean FA head Chiriboga for life

(Reuters) - World football body FIFA fined former Ecuadorian Football Association president Luis Chiriboga a million Swiss francs ($1.01 million) and banned him from football for life on Thursday after finding him guilty of taking bribes.

Rugby 28 Feb 2019 | 1:52 PM Premium

Rugby league - Scandal-battered NRL draws line in the sand

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's embattled National Rugby League (NRL) will stand down players facing serious indictable offences as part of a new policy formed in the wake of a string of off-field incidents that have tarnished the competition's brand.

Football 13 Feb 2019 | 3:54 PM Premium

How a refugee footballer's honeymoon turned into an extradition nightmare

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The honeymoon that Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi and his wife had hoped to have in Thailand late last year did not go according to plan.

Football 22 Jan 2019 | 11:37 PM Premium

Ronaldo accepts fine for tax evasion, avoids jail

MADRID (Reuters) - Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was fined almost 19 million euros (16.6 million pound) for tax fraud on Tuesday but will avoid serving a 23-month prison sentence after agreeing a deal.

Football 22 Jan 2019 | 12:08 AM Premium

Soccer star Ronaldo to answer tax fraud charges in Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo is due in court in Spain on Tuesday to answer charges of evading taxes during his nine-year reign as Spanish side Real Madrid's all-time highest scorer.

Football 16 Oct 2018 | 9:42 PM Premium

Turkish prosecutor seeks 12-year jail term for Barcelona's Turan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, currently on loan with Turkish club Basaksehir, has been charged over a clash with a prominent singer, and prosecutors are seeking up to 12-1/2 years in jail for the Turkey international, state media reported on Tuesday.

Football 17 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Off-field woes forgotten as Portugal captain makes his mark

SOCHI: Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliant hattrick for Portugal that lit up the World Cup capped one of the most extraordinary days in his remarkable career.

Football 15 Jun 2018 | 11:55 PM Premium

Real Madrid's Ronaldo reaches deal with Spanish tax authorities - source

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with Spanish authorities to settle a tax evasion case by paying an 18.8 million-euro ($21.8 million) fine and accepting a suspended jail sentence, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Football 21 Mar 2018 | 6:56 PM Premium

Spain's prosecutor seeks five-year jail for Xabi Alonso on tax fraud

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's prosecutor said on Wednesday it was seeking a five-year jail sentence and a fine of 4 million euros (£3.5 million) for former soccer player Xabi Alonso over accusations of tax fraud.