Posts Tagged Business

Cypriot referee blows whistle on alleged match-fixing

In this Monday, Feb, 16, 2015, Cyprus' soccer referee Marios Panayi speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Marios Panayi outlined a web of corruption allegations that he says has besmirched Cypriot soccer and damaged the credibility of its referees. The full-time referee told The Associated Press that some Cypriot referees are deciding the outcomes of games with incorrect calls ordered up by a senior Cyprus Football Association official who he said manipulates team standings to keep himself in power and to keep negotiating lucrative television rights deals.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, according to a senior Cypriot referee.

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NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.

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Jordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes’ billionaire list

This is an April 16, 2014, file photo showing Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan watching during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Bobcats and the Chicago Bulls in Charlotte, N.C. Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have joined Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires. Forbes said Monday, March 2, 2015, that Jordan’s net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have joined Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires.

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Sports betting contest expands reach with satellite tourneys

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-based pro football sports betting contest is aiming to expand its reach much like the World Series of Poker did by offering free satellite tournaments.

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Paula Deen reaches book distribution deal with Hachette

In this Feb. 13, 2015 file photo, TV personality Paula Deen attends the EVINE Live launch event in New York. Hachette Book Group announced Monday, March 2, 2015, that it had reached a distribution deal with the celebrity chef’s Paula Deen Ventures. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen has found a new publishing home.

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