Spanish arrests after tennis fixing probe

Europol show some of the items seized as part of a raid on an alleged tennis match-fixing ring

On the action day, 11 house searches were carried out in Spain in which €167,000 in cash was seized, alongside a shotgun, over 50 electronic devices, credit cards, five luxury vehicles and documentation related to the case.

"Fifteen people have been arrested, among them the heads of the organization, and another 68 are under investigation", confirmed the Civil Guard, explaining that the players received bribes in order to fix the results of matches.

It is unclear whether the player is among the arrested or investigated.

The agency said the suspects were warned of the illegality by tennis' integrity body and had been operating since 2017.

Spanish police have arrested 83 people, including 28 professional tennis players, and "dismantled" an organised crime group following an investigation into alleged match-fixing. Each player's match was attended by a member of the Armenian ring, who made sure the player complied with the agreement.

Europol said the players were among 83 people detained by Spain's civil guard, known as Guardia Civil, among them a tennis player who participated in the U.S. Open previous year.

Former Leeds striker Phil Masinga has died aged 49
The president of the South African Football Association, Danny Jordan, said: " Sad day for South African football ". Masinga was admitted into Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp last month and then later moved to Parktown.

Bungie ends their partnership with Activision, keeps the rights to Destiny
A year and a half later, the game is going strong thanks to expansive updates , raids, and tons of multiplayer adventures. A tweet from Destiny Community Manager Deej states that future plans for Destiny 2 content have not changed.

Resident Evil 2 ‘1-Shot’ Demo Offers 30 Minutes With Leon Kennedy
Bearing the title of "1-Shot Demo " players will be tasked with surviving "the horrors of Raccoon City" for 30 minutes. This demo will be different than the one that Capcom released last month and was exclusively playable on Xbox One.

The Armenian gang used a professional tennis player as the link between them and other players. Law enforcement began to investigate a Spanish player, which led to the Armenian group.

More than 40 bank accounts used by those allegedly involved with the ring were blocked by authorities.

Twenty-one individuals broke anti-corruption rules with the majority sanctioned for match-fixing or betting offences, while eight lifetime bans were imposed, most notably to Italian former world number 49 Daniele Bracciali for match-fixing and facilitating betting.

A report published last month by an Independent Review Panel recommended there be no live streaming or scoring data offered during games in the lower tiers of the sport.

The report said there were around 14,000 notional professional players in 2018, but that only about 600 earned enough money to cover the annual cost of competing.

Related:

  • Meghan moves into more visible roles in UK royal family

    Meghan moves into more visible roles in UK royal family

    Meghan will continue in her role as joint-patron for The Royal Foundation, which was set up by Princes William and Harry. Meghan on Thursday has become patron of the Smart Works charity that supports unemployed women to return to work.
    Greece tells Germany to pay up over World War II

    Greece tells Germany to pay up over World War II

    "Yes of course... all my work had this as its objective : that Greece can stand on its own feet, it can successfully return to the markets", Ms.
    Princess Charlotte will love Kate Middleton's next special engagement

    Princess Charlotte will love Kate Middleton's next special engagement

    It will no doubt be a special occasion for Kate, who will be celebrating for the first time as a mum-of-three. How people celebrated: The royal family posted on Instagram about Middleton, according to People magazine .
  • Ghosn hit with more charges, release unlikely

    Ghosn hit with more charges, release unlikely

    Prosecutors say Ghosn shifted personal foreign exchange contracts with potential losses of about 16 million dollars onto Nissan. Japanese media reports have suggested new charges could be levied against him on Friday, which could ensure he remains jailed.
    Meghan Markle's Half-Brother Thomas Arrested for Drunk Driving

    Meghan Markle's Half-Brother Thomas Arrested for Drunk Driving

    Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha Markle, has been dubbed as an attention-seeking hanger-on by Australian royal commentators. Meghan Markle's estranged half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. was arrested for a DUI on Friday, Fox News can confirm.
    What rain? MS Dhoni continues his training indoors

    What rain? MS Dhoni continues his training indoors

    In an interview to ANI, Rohit said , "Over the years we've seen the kind of presence he has in dressing room & on field". That makes a huge difference. "He even guides the bowlers on where to bowl and helps Kohli with the field placements".
  • Woman's weird  illness means she can't hear men's voices

    Woman's weird illness means she can't hear men's voices

    She discovered that Chen was suffering from a condition called 'reverse-slope hearing loss ' or "low-frequency hearing loss". Web Desk: A Chinese woman recently woke up with a rare ear condition that left her unable to hear deepest sounds.
    Tesla to retire these versions of Model S, X vehicles

    Tesla to retire these versions of Model S, X vehicles

    In his initial tweet Wednesday, Musk was responding to a follower who sent him a GIF rendering of a levitating auto . Musk's Tesla, Inc . has begun construction of a $7.3 billion Gigafactory 3 facility in Shanghai, China .
    After Meeting With Trump, Graham Says ‘Declare A National Emergency Now’

    After Meeting With Trump, Graham Says ‘Declare A National Emergency Now’

    He says they are oblivious to national security threats and will not compromise. "I have the absolute right", he insisted. The person was unauthorized to discuss private sessions and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Road near Jerusalem puts wall between Israelis, Palestinians

    Road near Jerusalem puts wall between Israelis, Palestinians

    About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built illegally since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories. Jerusalem al-Quds is already separated from the West Bank by the so-called Israeli "apartheid wall".
    Apple's vision for iPhone is extra cameras

    Apple's vision for iPhone is extra cameras

    He said the iPhone XR has, in fact, been the most popular iPhone "every single day" since it started shipping out to customers. A manager for the iPhone distributor DoubleRise claims that his company's iPhone discount has nothing to do with Apple.
    UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

    UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

    Britain and the European Union reached a hard-won Brexit deal in November, but the agreement has run aground in Parliament. But former Brexit minister Dominic Raab said Britain should be prepared to leave with no arrangement in place.

Comments

Latest news

Yankees signing DJ Lemahieu as Manny Machado hopes fade
The Yankees agreed to a two-year contract with second baseman DJ LeMahieu on Friday, according to the YES Network's Jack Curry . Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently wrote that the Phillies actually prefer Machado over Harper in free agency.

Trump rejects report that he hid details of Putin meetings
Trump added that the Times was a disaster as a newspaper. 'Anybody could have listened to that meeting, it is open for grabs. The inquiry forced counterintelligence investigators to evaluate whether Trump was a potential threat to national security.

Cops check on women staying at R. Kelly's home after anonymous tip
At the same time, Greenberg said he didn't think Kelly's career would be hurt by the allegations. Greenberg alleged Kelly had "no idea" she was under the age of consent.

Chelsea consider Willian sale, but not Hudson-Odoi
However, Sarri has urged him to stay and fight for his place and moved to condemn Bayern's public pursuit of Chelsea's academy graduate.

High-flying Rams run over Cowboys for first playoff win in McVay era
The Rams will take on the Cowboys and the Saints who own home field advantage will face the Super Bowl defending champion Eagles. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12). "We knew we were going up against a very good team, a very well-coached team".

China's moon rover prepares for a rough ride on the dark side
Chang'e-4 landed within the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin, the largest and deepest impact crater in the solar system. CNSA also released a new panorama image of the far side of the moon's topography.

Munir Joins Sevilla From Barcelona For $1.2M
The Club would like to thank Munir El Haddadi for his dedication and commitment and wishes him all the best for the future. Sevilla had met with Morata's representatives over a potential deal but found the proposed loan move too expensive.

Inexperienced Australians shock India in first ODI
India were defeated by a margin of 34 runs against a resilient Australia in the first One-day International (ODI) on Saturday. Gill, 19, has been selected only for the tour of New Zealand, beginning on January 23 with a one-dayer in Napier.

Earth's Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Anticipated
The increasing rate of ocean warming "is simply a signature of increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere", Cheng said. Greenhouse gases warm the air and according to scientists, that heat gets absorbed by oceans.

Mike Priefer out as the Vikings’ special teams coach
My family and I have really enjoyed our time with this organization and in this community over the a year ago . Kitchens is being well recieved as head coach already, especially by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield .

Huawei sacks employee arrested on spying charges
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, December. Huawei is a major telecommunications equipment supplier in Canada , while Bradley is the chairman of the 5G Canada Council.

‘Rising star’ officer shot to death while responding to crash
During the search for the suspect, authorities issued a shelter in place order for the UC Davis community and local residents. While Corona was investigating the crash, shots were fired and the she was struck, according to the Davis Police Department.

Deputies agree historic name change for Macedonia
Ahead of the Macedonian vote, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had emphasised the historic importance of the decision. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said the move would "open the doors to the future, Macedonia's European future".

Speaking of Business: ‘We remain cherished friends,’ says Bezos divorce tweet
The couple met in NY , when Bezos hired her to work for him when he was a VP at a Hedge Fund, 6 months later they were married. Sanchez has two children with Whitesell, a WWE/IMG agent, and she also has a 17-year-old son with ex Tony Gonzalez.

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters
Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar lost their appeal Friday against their conviction and seven-year jail sentences . European Union ambassador to Myanmar, Kristian Schmidt, expressed disappointment over the ruling.

Other news