Naturalized Sokokurai fought for JSA return

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Oct 2, 2019

Naturalized Sokokurai fought for JSA return

by John Gunning

One of the more interesting bits of news over the past month was the announcement that Arashio stable veteran Sokokurai had acquired Japanese nationality. By far the most successful of the 12 rikishi in sumo history to have hailed from mainland China, Sokokurai's switch leaves ...

More Sports / Tennis May 18, 2017

Nishikori 'shocked' by Mitsuhashi's lifetime ban

Kei Nishikori said Wednesday he was stunned to learn his former junior doubles partner Junn Mitsuhashi has been banned from tennis for life for attempted match-fixing and betting on the sport. "I was shocked," Nishikori said, after winning his first match in two sets at ...

Basketball May 26, 2015

Police investigating match-fixing allegations in KBL

Police in South Korea are investigating a coach over allegations of possible match-fixing in the KBL, the nation's pro basketball league, the Yonhap News Agency reported. Chun Chang-jin, the current coach of Anyang KGC, allegedly bet against his previous team, Busan KT Sonicboom, when he ...

Soccer Feb 25, 2015

Aguirre's court hearing postponed

Former Japan coach Javier Aguirre's scheduled court hearing over his alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Spain has been postponed, Spanish sports daily Marca reported Wednesday. Aguirre was scheduled to appear in court on Friday but a new date of March 27 has been ...

Soccer / J. League Mar 18, 2014

No evidence of Sanfrecce-Frontale match-fixing: J.League

The J.League said Tuesday it found no evidence of match-fixing in the March 8 game between Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Kawasaki Frontale after receiving an alert about the match from FIFA. While all relevant parties have been cleared, it was Japanese soccer's first suspected case of ...