A European police agency this week made what should have been a startling announcement: Hundreds of professional soccer matches around the world may have been rigged by gamblers in recent years. But the news was greeted inside the sport less as a shock than confirmation of a rampant problem. Robert Siegel speaks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the investigation.
As the Africa Cup of Nations reaches fever pitch, allegations of unfair officiating are drowning out the trumpet-like vuvuzelas blasting in South Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks with Nigerian soccer journalist Osasu Obayiuwana for a look ahead to the final between Nigeria's Super Eagles and Burkina Faso's Stallions.
A Texas-based promotions company has sued the disgraced cycling champion for more than $12 million, paid to him for several of his record seven Tour de France wins. And there's word Armstrong is under federal investigation, a year after a federal criminal inquiry ended without explanation.
A symposium on "racist" stereotypes in American sports has renewed questions about the NFL team's name. One activist said that two-thirds of team names with Native references have been changed since 1970
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