French Club Suspected Of Bribing Opponents With Cases Of Wine Mid-Match

French officials have arrested the club presidents of newly promoted Ligue 1 side Caen and Ligue 2 club Nîmes for their suspected involvement in fixing a match at the end of last year's Ligue 2 season. What did the Caen players receive for their services? According to one report, cases of wine delivered at halftime. » 11/18/14 5:05pm 11/18/14 5:05pm

You Have To See These Indonesian Soccer Dudes Throw This Match

Words like "unbelievable" are thrown around too often in sports, but the highlight video above and especially the extended clips below of two Indonesian soccer teams throwing a match is exactly what the word unbelievable was meant to express. But then you realize that they're doing so to maybe save their lives, and it… » 10/29/14 6:45pm 10/29/14 6:45pm

Ghana Soccer Official Involved In Match-Fixing Sting

The president of Ghana's soccer association was caught on camera negotiating a contract that would have Ghana playing in fixed international matches. The Telegraph and Dispatches conducted a six-month undercover investigation into Ghana's soccer association and found that they were set to pay a company to set up… » 6/23/14 10:33pm 6/23/14 10:33pm

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 4/17/14 5:58pm

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