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Easier for couples to forgive cheating than money problems: BMO survey

TORONTO - A new survey suggests that Canadian couples may be more willing to forgive a cheating spouse than to overlook money problems. According to the poll by the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO), 68 per cent of those surveyed say fighting over money would be their top reason for divorce, followed by infidelity (60 per cent) and disagreements about family (36 per cent). The survey, released ahead of Valentine's Day, also found discrepancies not only over who is in charge of finances for a household, but also who is to blame when budgets go awry.

Football: Hong Kong arrests nine over possible match-fixing

Nine people have been arrested over alleged match-fixing in multiple football fixtures in Hong Kong, the city's anti-corruption watchdog said Tuesday. "Nine persons, including professional football players, were arrested for alleged bribery in rigging the results of football matches involving a local football club," the Independent Commission Against Corruption said in a statement released late Tuesday, without specifying names of the players or the club.

Tennis: Spain's Olaso handed five-year match fixing ban

Spain's world number 236 Guillermo Olaso was banned for five years and fined $25,000 on Monday after being found guilty of match-fixing. The 25-year-old from Bilbao, who plays on the lower level Challenger and Futures circuits, was sanctioned on three charges under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (UTACP). A spokesman for the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said that all the offences took place in 2010.

Football: Fixing not widespread in England - FA

English football's governing body insisted Tuesday that match-fixing was not widespread, as chiefs from major sports held talks with the government on tackling the problem together. However, Football Association general secretary Alex Horne warned against complacency after discussions with representatives from cricket, horse racing and the two rugby codes. The swiftly-arranged meeting comes after a series of arrests relating to English football.

Football: Three held over new claims of match-fixing in English football

Three people were arrested on Sunday following fresh allegations of match-fixing at English non-league games, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said. The Sun on Sunday tabloid reported boasts by an ex-player that he arranged for a Championship player to be paid £30,000 ($49,000, 36,000 euros) to get himself a yellow card. Gamblers can make huge sums by betting on incidents such as yellow or red cards, penalties, late goals and corner kicks.

Football: Three held over new claims of match-fixing in English football

Three people were arrested on Sunday following fresh allegations of match-fixing at English non-league games, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said. The Sun on Sunday tabloid reported boasts by an ex-player that he arranged for a Championship player to be paid £30,000 ($49,000, 36,000 euros) to get himself a yellow card. Gamblers can make huge sums by betting on incidents such as yellow or red cards, penalties, late goals and corner kicks.

Two English lower league players charged over match-fixing

LONDON (Reuters) - Two players from an English sixth tier semi-professional team have become the latest to be charged as part of an investigation into soccer match-fixing, British police said on Thursday. Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22 and from Whitehawk FC in Brighton, were charged with conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law and have been bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court next Wednesday.

Fight against corruption in sport to be headline debate at Doha GOALS 2013

LONDON, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Ronald Flanagan, Chairman of the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit, and Cherie Blair, Chair of Omnia Strategy (UK), will be part of an expert panel discussing corruption in sport at Doha GOALS 2013, a press release said here on Wednesday. The debate will take place on the second day of the global Forum, which is the world's leading platform focusing on sport as a driver of social and economic change, held on December 9-11 at the Aspire Academy in Doha.

Two charged for alleged match-fixing in England

LONDON (Reuters) - Two men alleged to be members of an illegal betting syndicate based in Singapore were charged with conspiracy to defraud on Thursday as part of a match-fixing investigation into English lower league soccer. The National Crime Agency (NCA) named the men as Chann Sankaran, a 33-year-old Singapore national, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, a 43-year-old with dual UK and Singapore nationality.

Football: Two charged in English fixing probe

Two men with Singaporean nationality suspected of fixing matches in lower-league English football were charged with conspiracy to defraud on Thursday, prosecutors said. The men, alleged to be members of a Singapore-based illegal betting syndicate, were among six people arrested this week in an investigation by the recently-formed National Crime Agency (NCA). Chann Sankaran, a 33-year-old Singapore national, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, a 43-year-old with dual British and Singapore nationality, will appear before magistrates in Cannock, central England, on Friday.
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