Sports Update- May 14

Sports Update- May 14

Corruption “tsunami” to hit Australian sport

Sporting agencies and police have been warned that a “tsunami of corruption is going to hit Australian sport.”

It comes as sporting agencies and integrity bodies will meet with Victorian Police today, with the meeting aimed at examining the threat of match-fixing.

Farah returns to action, Pearce fined and dropped

Wests Tigers Captain Robbie Farah has been named to return for the NRL side against Cronulla this weekend.

It will be the New South Wales hooker’s first match since he suffered a dislocated elbow in round six against North Queensland.

Meanwhile, the Sydney Roosters have stood down Mitchell Pearce for one NRL match and fined him $20,000 over and incident in Kings Cross last weekend.

Police concluded their investigations into the incident yesterday, which saw the Roosters’ star issued with an infringement notice for failing to leave a licensed premises.

They took no action but the Roosters say Pearce breached the club’s and NRL’s standards.

Barty competing in French Open

Australia’s Ashley Barty has earned a wildcard for the French Open.

It has been her most successful major so far, after she won her first grand slam match at Roland Garros last year.

Matthews keeps pink jersey in Giro

Australia’s Michael Matthews has retained the overall leader’s pink jersey in the Giro d’Italia, despite finishing 49th in the fourth stage.

French sprint specialist Nacer Bouhanni was the winner of the fourth stage.

 

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