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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Nov. 27, 2009
A lawyer for one of the suspects arrested in the global game-fixing scandal said the international gang under suspicion supplied sedatives to team doctors and hotel cooks to drug players in matches to be manipulated. Lawyer Burkhard Benecken said prosecutors believe the gang did not shy away from "locking up ... Read the whole story
German fourth division club Ulm said it has fired three players -- Davor Kraljevic, Marijo Marinovic and Dinko Radojevic -- suspected by German authorities of being involved in a Europe-wide game-fixing network. The trio reportedly tried to influence the outcome of four league matches at the end of last season. ... Read the whole story
Blogging at Pitch Invasion, Peter Wilt looks back on his first hire at the Chicago Fire, recently departed head coach Denis Hamlett. Sunil Gulati, then the MLS Deputy Commissioner, recommended Hamlett for job in 1997, a year after Hamlett was forced to retire as a player after suffering a stroke ... Read the whole story
Chilean fans could breathe easier Thursday after First Division club Rangers withdrew its lawsuit that threatened to cost Chile its berth in next year's World Cup finals. FIFA, which does not approve of courts intervening in soccer matters, had given the Chilean soccer federation (ANFP) 72 hours to get Rangers ... Read the whole story
The German Bundesliga approved American defender Steve Cherundolo's idea to put No. 1 on the chest of Hannover 96 jerseys in tribute to keeper Robert Enke, who died on Nov. 10 after stepping in a front of a train in a suicide. Hannover players wore the jerseys for the first ... Read the whole story
The Vancouver Whitecaps, who will join MLS in 2011, have hired Tottenham executive director Paul Barber as the team's new chief executive officer. "Just a little bit of news -- I call him our designated executive," said Whitecaps' co-owner Jeff Mallett. "Much like David Beckham is a designated player, it's ... Read the whole story
Everton would consider sharing a stadium with Liverpool after plans for its own new stadium outside the city's limits fell apart. Everton and Liverpool are two of the fiercest rivals in English soccer, but a stadium that both teams share might be the most sensible move. Everton's proposed stadium in ... Read the whole story
Bayern Munich's Uli Hoeness ended his successful 30-year career as club general manager on Friday to replace Franz Beckenbauer as president. Beckenbauer, captain of the hugely successful Bayern and Germany teams in the 1970s and who also coached Germany to its 1990 World Cup victory, becomes honorary president in a ... Read the whole story


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