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.
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.
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.