1,747-Year-Old Wrestling Match Was Fixed

Neat stuff here: Researchers have translated a document from the Roman Empire, and discovered that it's a contract agreed to by two teenage wrestlers before their big match, stipulating that one would be paid to take a dive. Wrestling might be the world's oldest sport, but match-fixing appears to be the second-oldest. » 4/17/14 5:58pm Yesterday 5:58pm

El Salvador Bans 14 For Match-Fixing, Including Match Against The U.S.

Seems they have Friday afternoon bad news dumps in El Salvador too! Fourteen players on the national team have been banned for life for their roles in a massive international match-fixing ring. » 9/20/13 4:47pm 9/20/13 4:47pm

Three Belize Players Claim They Were Approached About Fixing USA Match

The USMNT mollywhopped Belize 6-1 on Tuesday in their opening match of Gold Cup play. That's not a surprise; the US is a much better team. But three Belize players have come forward alleging that they were approached by a man offering them money to fix the match. » 7/11/13 12:51pm 7/11/13 12:51pm

Liverpool Could Score Only Once Against A Goalkeeper Trying To Give Up …

When Europol announced it had found evidence of 680 matches that might have been fixed by gamblers, investigators teased us with the good stuff. Champions League ties were among the questionable matches, including at least one in England. It took about a day for it to come out, and while the English team is wholly… » 2/05/13 6:05pm 2/05/13 6:05pm

Investigation Finds Hundreds Of Fixed Soccer Matches, Including World…

The day after the Super Bowl, you might have an annoying European friend or co-worker tell you he's unimpressed. He'll say how football is filled with commercials and downtime and Beyonce instead of game action, how the third-quarter brownout is an embarrassment to American infrastructure, how it's ludicrous that a… » 2/04/13 9:41am 2/04/13 9:41am

A Major Match-Fixing Scandal Is Rocking French Handball

Handball: it's not just a sport to watch on CNBC at 7:45 a.m. in early August every four years. Apparently there are leagues and teams, and those teams play important games, on which people bet money. Not very much, though, as Stefan Fatsis explains, on this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast. When… » 10/12/12 1:50pm 10/12/12 1:50pm