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Sport-Match-fixing not doping poses greatest risk to sport

TORONTO (Reuters) - Two of the men that put the doping crisis in the global spotlight say the integrity of sport now faces a greater threat from match-fixing than drug cheats.

ICC to join hands with Interpol to tackle corruption

(Reuters) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) will work more closely with Interpol as part of ongoing efforts to combat corruption in the sport, the governing body said on Wednesday.

Al-Araibi, players union slams Australia's support for Sheikh Salman

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A refugee footballer who fled Bahrain and was held in a Thai prison for months has condemned Australia's support for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.

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.

Refugee Bahraini footballer, freed from Thai jail, says 'I love Australia'

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request arrived in his adoptive home Australia on Tuesday, television pictures showed, to cheers and the great relief of his wife.

Refugee Bahraini footballer boards plane leaving Thailand for Australia - Reuters witness

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a plane in Thailand early on Tuesday that would fly directly to Melbourne, where he has lived since 2014 and plays for a local football club.

'He is a free man': Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was immediately driven to the airport.

"He is a free man": refugee Bahraini footballer heads home to Australia

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand, bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism.

Thai court to hear Bahraini extradition request for footballer

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai public prosecutor on Friday submitted to a criminal court Bahrain's extradition request for jailed footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, who fled his country amid political upheaval and has refugee status in Australia.

NBA's Kanter urges Trump to act on Turkey's human rights record

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Knicks player Enes Kanter urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be more vocal about human rights in Turkey, after prosecutors in Istanbul requested the basketball player's arrest and extradition over his ties to a U.S.-based cleric.