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West Ham hand over evidence to police in Mohamed Salah racism investigation

Mohamed Salah is the top scorer in the Premier League with 16 goals this season West Ham say they have handed over all of their evidence to the police after completing a “thorough and immediate” investigation into racist abuse shouted at Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. The incident happened during Monday’s 1-1 draw at London Stadium. Egypt striker Salah, 26, was filmed on a mobile phone from a section of home supporters as he was taking a corner. “The club is unequivocal in its stance – such abuse will not be tolerated,”…

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David John and Jamie Jones: Pair banned after snooker match-fixing investigation

Jamie Jones reached the last 16 of the 2018 World Championship Two Welsh players have been banned from snooker after a corruption inquiry. Former professional David John will serve a suspension of five years and seven months, while Jamie Jones has been given a one-year ban. Jones, world number 39 at the time he was charged, was cleared of match-fixing but admitted failing to report a corrupt approach. He was suspended in October after being accused of being part of a plan to fix a match between John and Graeme…

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Londonderry alerts ‘designed to frustrate’ bomb investigation

Image caption The alert at Southway was the second in the Creggan area on Monday A series of security alerts in Londonderry on Monday were designed to “frustrate” an investigation into a bomb that exploded in the city centre, police have said. Three alerts – triggered when two vehicles were hijacked by masked men and a delivery van abandoned – ended in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police said residents have returned to their homes and the alerts were hoaxes. The disruption came less than 48 hours after a…

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Report: NFL to wrap up Hunt investigation by March

The NFL is expected to finish its investigation into three different off-field incidents involving running back Kareem Hunt and decide on a final punishment before free agency opens in March, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. FILE PHOTO – Nov 19, 2018; Los Angeles, CA: Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates scoring in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Rapoport reported Sunday that Hunt is expected to face a suspension of six-plus games…

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Head of Japan’s Olympic Committee under investigation in France on suspicion of corruption

PARIS (Reuters) – The president of Japan’s Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under formal investigation by French prosecutors for suspected corruption related to Japan’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, a French judicial source said on Friday. FILE PHOTO : Tsunekazu Takeda, President of the Japanese Olympic committee, attends a news conference during the 127th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Monaco December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo The source said Takeda, a retired equestrian sportsman, was indicted last month by the national financial prosecutor’s office in Paris.…

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Spain arrests players in match-fixing investigation

Law enforcement officials in Spain have arrested 28 professional tennis players in an investigation into match-fixing. EU police agency Europol said the players were among 83 people detained by Spain’s Civil Guard. “The suspects bribed professional players to guarantee predetermined results and used the identities of thousands of citizens to bet on the pre-arranged games,” Europol said. At least 97 ITF Futures and Challenger matches were fixed, it said. The arrests, which included one player who appeared at last year’s US Open, follow an investigation into match-fixing by an organised…

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Kirton house fire: Murder investigation under way

Image caption The blaze broke out at the house in Pear Tree Road at about 03:00 GMT Two more bodies have been found inside a house that was gutted in a fire in the early hours of New Year’s Day. A murder investigation is under way following the blaze in Pear Tree Road, Kirton, near Boston in Lincolnshire. Police initially said one person had died but have now revealed that three people were found dead in the house. The murder inquiry is being treated as “domestic-related” and police are not…

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Plantronics to pay $36 million to settle SEC investigation into Polycom

(Reuters) – Headsets maker Plantronics Inc said on Wednesday it has entered an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle an investigation into Polycom Inc, which it acquired in July. Plantronics will pay $36 million to settle the investigation, which began after Polycom reported it discovered evidence of “possible improper behavior” by former employees at its China unit. Plantronics, which bought Polycom in a $2 billion deal in July, said the incident happened prior to the video conferencing equipment maker going private in 2016. The company in…

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Instagram tightens eating disorder filters after BBC investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Instagram has placed more hashtags which could promote eating disorders on an “unsearchable” list after a BBC investigation found that users were finding ways around the platform’s filters. The photo-sharing network has also added health warnings to several alternative spellings or terms which reference eating disorders, some of which are popular hashtags on the platform. Starting in 2012, the photo-sharing site started to make some terms unsearchable, to avoid users being able to navigate directly to often shocking images, and posts that promote the idea that…

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Afghanistan suspends officials after women’s soccer team abuse investigation

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Attorney General has suspended the head of the Afghan Football Federation after a probe into allegations of sexual abuse of members of the national women’s soccer team, a spokesman for the attorney general said on Sunday. President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation after Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported last week that senior figures linked to the Afghan women’s team alleged that some players had been molested by officials from the soccer federation. Jamshid Rasouli, a spokesman for the attorney general, said the officials had been suspended following…

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