Tennis match-fixing: Andrew Castle can see how some players may be tempted

Former British number one Andrew Castle said on 18 January that he could see how there could be a temptation to match-fix in lower ranked tennis tournaments. Big financial incentives for gamblers, small tournaments of little consequence to top players and the ease of fixing the outcome of a one-on-one sport have helped turn world tennis into a haven for match-fixers, according to experts and industry insiders. Tennis was rocked by allegations that the games authorities have failed to deal with widespread match-fixing, just as the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year, kicked off in Melbourne. Jan 18, 2016

Stoke City vs Arsenal: Mark Hughes has a go at Arsene Wenger after direct comments

Stoke City manager Phil Hughes has hit out at Arsene Wenger for suggesting that the Potters approached their game against Arsenal very directly, reminiscent of the past, when a trip to the Britannia meant that the Gunners were under the cosh from the outset owing to the physicality deployed by the hosts. The Gunners have won only one in their last seven outings away to Stoke, suggesting how difficult it has been for Wengers men to come away with three points from this fixture. Jan 18, 2016