Oct 6, 2016

Barton accused of betting on 44 matches

Controversial Rangers midfielder Joey Barton was issued with a formal “notice of complaint” by the Scottish Football Association on Wednesday after being accused of betting on football matches. The SFA issued a statement on Wednesday in which it claimed Barton placed 44 bets between ...

Sep 29, 2016

IOC censures three boxers for Rio bets

Three Olympic boxers — including one who bet on himself to lose — received “severe reprimands” on Wednesday for betting on fights during last month’s Rio de Janeiro Games. Ireland’s Michael Conlan and Steve Donnelly and Britain’s Antony Fowler were censured by the International ...

Sep 27, 2016

Brother of Yu Darvish convicted of gambling on baseball

A younger brother of Texas Ranger pitcher Yu Darvish was convicted Tuesday of gambling on baseball games, with the Osaka District Court handing the 27-year-old business owner a suspended sentence. Sho Darvish, of Habikino, Osaka Prefecture, was found guilty of taking bets on professional ...

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 ...