LONDON - Former English Premier League striker DJ Campbell has been arrested as part of a spot-fixing investigation, his club Blackburn Rovers said on Monday.
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BERNE - The match-fixing threat to football could be greatly reduced by the surprisingly simple expedient of making sure that players are paid on time, experts on the subject say.
KARACHI - Playing matches constantly away from home is taking a psychological toll on Pakistan's players, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said on Monday in urging cricket's governing body (ICC) to reinstate internationals in his country.
SOFIA - The Bulgarian League should be cut to 10 clubs to raise the standard of the game and to cut out the "pointless matches", one of the owners of champions Ludogorets told a news conference on Monday.
COPENHAGEN - Real Madrid's news conference before Tuesday's Champions League match at FC Copenhagen was briefly disrupted on Monday when a Greenpeace anti-Gazprom poster was lowered on a screen behind coach Carlo Ancelotti.
LONDON - Formula One will award double points for the last race of the season in an attempt to keep championships undecided until the very end, the sport's governing body announced on Monday.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.