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Topic: The Fix
Message: Posted by: tommy (May 2, 2010 02:36PM)
The Fix


Barry Hearn, chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, has confirmed that John Higgins has been suspended following allegations published in Sunday's News of the World.


http://msnsport.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12243_6128682,00.html





What is the old advice about betting on things that talk?
Message: Posted by: silverking (May 2, 2010 06:30PM)
It's interesting that he's not denying being in the Ukraine, being in the hotel room and talking about, maybe even accepting the bribe.

He's claiming he was beginning to think that it was the Russian mafia he was dealing with, and for his own safety, he took what was offered and got out of Dodge as quickly as he could.

He apparently didn't tell anybody about the incident upon his return home though, and only came clean when the [b]News of the World[/b] made it a big story.

No Russian mafia though.........but apparently a [b]News of the World[/b] sting.
Message: Posted by: tommy (May 2, 2010 10:20PM)
Diogenes went around the sunlit streets of Athens, lantern in hand, looking for an honest man.
Message: Posted by: tommy (May 9, 2010 06:40PM)
Just more on sport fixing in general:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/10099724.stm