Sports with Megan Reeves and Aimee Carney

Published on by Aimee Carney (author), Megan Reeves (author)


Tennis is facing serious allegations of corruption. Secret files have exposed evidence of widespread match-fixing, including Wimbledon. In a reveal by BBC News and Buzzfeed news, allegedly over the past decade, 16 players, some of which are top level players and winners of Grand Slam, have come under suspicion of purposefully throwing matches. The TIU (Tennis Integrity Unit) which was set up to police the sport – has said that it had a zero-tolerance approach to betting related corruption.


In Snooker, the world’s number six Ronnie O’Sullivan has beaten Barry Hawkins 10-1 in a tense final on Sunday. O’Sullivan who is also five-time World Champion, equalled the biggest ever margin of victory in a Masters final, tying with Steve Davis’ 9-0 win against Mike Hallett in 1988.


Olympic Team GB has gained another member for Rio 2016. With Mahama Cho being chosen to represent the country in Taekwondo in the +80kg category. The 26 year old has previously defeated the 2012 Gold medallist Carlo Molfetta and reached the final of the European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Istanbul.


It’s been an eventful weekend for football. Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal has said that the team are still in the Premier League title race. They won 1-0 against Liverpool on Sunday. Other results over the weekend include a 0-0 draw between Arsenal and Stoke. Tottenham beating Sunderland 4-1. Bournemouth won 3-0 to Norwich and Chelsea drew 3-3 with Everton as well.

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