• In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 photo, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors head coach Choi Kang-hee, right, speaks about a bribery scandal involving one of the club's scouts during a press conference at World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, South Korea. An official from K-League said Wednesday, May 25 that two former soccer referees, who allegedly received 5 million won ($4,200) from a Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors scout over five matches between March and October 2013, were permanently expelled from the league in December after the investigation began. (Choi Young-soo/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT

    Ex-South Korean soccer referees indicted over payments

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have indicted two former soccer referees over allegations that they received money from a club official — also formally charged — in return for favorable decisions in five K-League matches in 2013.

  • JOC sets up 3-man team to investigate Tokyo 2020 payments

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up an investigative team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo’s winning 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery investigation.

  • Swiss send last of FIFA suspects to US in bribery case

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA staffer Julio Rocha was extradited Wednesday to the United States to face racketeering charges in a sprawling bribery case, authorities said.

  • In this Friday, June 12, 2015 file photo, Italy's head coach Antonio Conte waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group H qualifying soccer match between Croatia and Italy, in Split, Croatia. Italy coach Antonio Conte was cleared of match-fixing on Monday, May 16, 2016 after a fast-track trial in Cremona. The prosecutor, Roberto Di Martino, had requested a suspended six-month sentence for the future Chelsea manager as well as a fine of 8,000 euros ($9,000).  (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

    Conte: Match-fixing case leaves ‘lasting scar on my life’

    FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Two days after being cleared of match-fixing, Italy coach Antonio Conte said the case has left “a lasting scar” on his life.