Sports world :Police investigate match-fixing in NRL

73-year-old Japanese swimmer Toshio Tominaga swimming in his challenge to become the world's oldest person to swim across the country's Tsugaru Strait.
73-year-old Japanese swimmer Toshio Tominaga swimming in his challenge to become the world's oldest person to swim across the country's Tsugaru Strait. PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / MITSUHIRO MIZUSHIMA / OCEAN NAVI

Police investigate match-fixing in NRL

SYDNEY • Police set up a strike force yesterday to probe alleged match-fixing in Australia's scandal-prone National Rugby League (NRL), with the sport's governing body saying anyone found guilty would be banned for life.

New South Wales police did not specify who was being investigated but said it expected its operation to be "protracted" with dozens of players, officials, and members of the public expected to be interviewed in the coming months.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Japanese man, 73, swims to a record

TOKYO • Japanese Toshio Tominaga, 73, yesterday became the world's oldest person to swim across the country's Tsugaru Strait.

He spent about 10 hours swimming across the channel in northern Japan that is considered one of the world's most difficult because of strong and unpredictable currents.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Fury-Klitschko rematch on Oct 29

LONDON • Tyson Fury's world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will take place in Manchester on Oct 29, the British fighter's camp confirmed yesterday.

Fury ended Klitschko's 11-year unbeaten run on points last November to claim the World Boxing Organisation, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts but pulled out of a July rematch with an ankle injury.

REUTERS

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