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Danish soccer club suspects foul play in case of alleged fake footballer

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish soccer club Viborg FF admit that they signed a Dutchman claiming to be a professional footballer without ever seeing him play. Now they have filed a criminal complaint alleging fraud by his agents after his lack of skill became apparent.

Cricket

Former Pakistan cricketer Jamshed charged with bribery in spot-fixing probe

LONDON (Reuters) - Banned former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been charged with bribery offences as part of an investigation into spot-fixing in cricket, Britain's National Crime Agency said on Thursday.

Community Sports

Celebrities among 900 teams at colourful night run

THE third Asics Relay Malaysia 2018 saw over 900 teams taking part in the full and half-marathon distances across various categories.

Community Sports

Get approval for sports events

The organisers need to apply with all supporting documents to the state Youth and Sports Exco office in Komtar.

Football

Costa Rica fan wins dream trip to Russia

SAMARA: Martin Gomez twice hung up his phone thinking he was part of a prank or scam.

Community Sports

World Cup fever heats up at mall

SIX lucky and skilful football fans were able to get their hands on exclusive football merchandise autographed by the superstars of the game after winning in Sunway Putra Mall’s “Go for Goal” campaign in conjunction with the coming World Cup.

Cricket

Captain Smith won’t quit after Australia admit ball-tampering

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith says he is embarrassed and takes responsibility for the actions of his side after they were charged with attempting to change the condition of the ball in the third test against South Africa on Saturday, but he will not be stepping down as skipper.

Other Sport

Former professional footballers jailed in UK for apprenticeship scam

LONDON (Reuters) - Two former professional footballers were among a group of six men jailed in Britain on Monday for fraud offences after targeting schools and colleges in a football coaching apprenticeship scam labelled "shameful" by a London judge.

Football

Juventus fined and president suspended over tickets for hardcore fans

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's soccer federation (FIGC) has fined Juventus, its most successful team, over an alleged scheme of giving tickets to hardcore fans to buy peace in the club's terraces.

Swimming

Belarus capital Minsk set to host 2019 European Games

MINSK (Reuters) - Minsk will host the 2019 European Games, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) on Friday.