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Former Anderlecht general manager arrested in widening fraud sting

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Anderlecht's former general manager Herman van Holsbeeck was arrested on Thursday in a widening investigation into fraud, corruption and money laundering during player transfers.

Strycova has no fear ahead of Serena clash

LONDON (Reuters) - Unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova believes she has the weapons to upset seven-times champion Serena Williams in Thursday's Wimbledon semi-final and will walk on Centre Court with no fear.

Soccer - Spanish players, officials held on suspicion of match-fixing

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested several first- and second-division soccer players and officials on Tuesday on suspicion of forming a match-fixing group to profit from betting on games, the police said.

Anderlecht raided in transfer cash probe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police raided the offices of Anderlecht and the national football association on Wednesday in relation to a money laundering investigation involving agents and player transfers.

Olympics - IOC wants swift and tough punishment for doping offenders

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Wednesday demanded swift and tough sanctions for doping offenders -- both athletes and their support staff -- involved in a German-Austrian doping ring.

At least 21 athletes suspected of blood doping - German prosecutor

BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 21 athletes from eight nations across five sports are suspected of blood-doping linked to a German doctor who was arrested as part of an Austria-Germany doping raid last month, Munich's state prosecutor Kai Graeber said on Wednesday.

Hurricane of change is blowing through anti-doping - Tygart

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A hurricane of change is blowing through the world anti-doping system in the wake of the Russian scandal to the benefit of clean athletes, the United States' top anti-doping official said on Wednesday.

Cycling - Austrian Preidler admits to doping amid investigation

PARIS (Reuters) - Austrian cyclist Georg Preidler on Monday admitted to cheating amid an investigation into blood doping that brought down five skiers at the Nordic skiing world championships last week.