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Indian Athletes Test Positive for Doping

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Three Indian athletes have tested positive for banned substances. The director-general of India’s National Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that Sini Jose, Jauna Murmu and Tiana Mary Thomas will appear before a disciplinary panel after results from a second test or “B samples” tested positive. Jose, Murmu and Mary are all 400-meter runners and are among […]

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More Indictments in South Korean Football Match-Fixing Scandal

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of South Korean football players are among nearly 50 people who have been indicted in a ever-widening match-fixing scandal. Prosecutors in the southeastern city of Changwon Thursday charged players from six teams in the professional K-League with taking money from gamblers in return for throwing 15 matches last year. About 11 illegal gambling brokers […]

Philippines Lottery Chief Describes Luxury Car Gifts to Bishops

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Senate investigating panel in the Philippines has been told that national lottery officials gave luxury cars to at least five Catholic bishops during the administration of former President Gloria Arroyo. Lottery officials testified Wednesday that one of the sports utility vehicles went to a bishop who has become a fierce critic of the current […]

South Korean Football Star Admits to Role in Fixing Matches

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A top South Korean international football player has admitted to being involved in a growing match-fixing scandal. Officials with the country’s professional K-League say Choi Sung-kuk came forward Tuesday and confessed to throwing games. K-League officials say they have turned the case over to prosecutors. Choi, a member of the Suwon Samsung Bluewings team, is […]

US Congressman Resigns In Internet Sex Scandal

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner is resigning from the House of Representatives after an Internet sex scandal. The married New York Democrat announced his decision to step down on Thursday, saying the “distraction” he had created had made it impossible to continue his work in Congress. He apologized for what he called “personal mistakes” and for […]

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Timeline of US Congressman’s Internet Sex Scandal

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Friday May 27: A lewd photograph appears on U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner’s Twitter feed. The message, sent to a 21-year-old female college student, is quickly deleted. Weiner then tweets that his Facebook account was hacked. Monday May 30: Weiner’s office says he has hired a lawyer to help him decide what to do about the […]

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Reports: US Congressman to Resign Amid Internet Sex Scandal

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmaker Anthony Weiner is reportedly resigning from the House of Representatives following his involvement in an Internet sex scandal. U.S. media report the married Democrat from New York will announce his decision to step down Thursday. House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declined to take reporters’ questions on Weiner Thursday, saying she would not […]

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House Grants Weiner a Leave of Absence

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a two-week leave of absence for New York Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner, as he seeks professional help following his involvement in an Internet sex scandal. Lawmakers Monday approved the request by Weiner, who has admitted he sent a lewd photograph of himself to a female college student using […]

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British Lawmaker Arrested for Suspected Sexual Assault

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A British lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party has been arrested in London on suspicion of sexual assault involving a 29-year-old woman. News reports say Andrew Bridgen, a lawmaker who holds the North West Leicestershire seat, was taken into custody in relation to the alleged assault early Thursday. Police did not confirm the […]

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South Korean Footballers Charged in Bribery Scandal

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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At least 10 South Korean football players have been charged in connection with a scheme to fix matches in exchange for money. Prosecutors in the southeastern city of Changwon have accused the players of accepting bribes from gambling brokers to fix games played in April. Eight of the players are from a single club, the […]

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