May 13, 2016

Russian Basketball Federation bans 24 players in gambling probe

The Russian Basketball Federation says it has banned 24 players from 11 clubs as part of an investigation into gambling. The punishments follow an anti-corruption campaign under federation president Andrei Kirilenko, who played 13 seasons in the NBA. The federation said in a statement ...

New York man wins $1 million lottery second time

May 12, 2016

New York man wins $1 million lottery second time

A New York construction worker who won $1 million in a lottery scratch-off game four years ago has defied enormous odds by hitting a $1 million jackpot again on a different game. But don’t call him lucky. After Bruce Magistro hit the jackpot the ...

Tago plots move overseas after gambling ban

May 6, 2016

Tago plots move overseas after gambling ban

Disgraced shuttler Kenichi Tago is looking to continue his career overseas after receiving an indefinite suspension by the Nippon Badminton Association for gambling at illegal casinos in Japan. “I only have myself to blame for no longer being able to play in Japan. But ...

Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Apr 29, 2016

Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, who has admitted betting on baseball, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of illegal gambling along with restaurant operator Satoshi Saito. Kasahara is one of four Giants pitchers who have been released and suspended after admitting to betting ...

Apr 24, 2016

Banned pitcher Kasahara opens up about gambling

Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, banned indefinitely by Nippon Professional Baseball for betting on baseball, told Kyodo News that gambling in general was customary within his team before he bet on his own sport. “We players were betting money on cards and mahjong ...

Apr 19, 2016

Badminton association warns Nishimoto for casino visit

The Nippon Badminton Association on Tuesday named Kenta Nishimoto as its latest shuttler to have visited an illegal casino. According to the association, Nishimoto, who plays for the Japan A team, said he went to a casino twice in February and March last year, ...

Badminton association says another player visited casino

Apr 18, 2016

Badminton association says another player visited casino

An additional Japan national team player has admitted to entering an illegal casino, the Nippon Badminton Association revealed Monday. The association is investigating illegal gambling on the national team after world No. 2 Kento Momota was found to have frequented casinos, which are barred ...

NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Mar 22, 2016

NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has been banned for one year for his involvement in gambling on baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Tuesday. NPB commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki handed down the decision to the 26-year-old reliever following a meeting of the investigation panel. The Giants, ...