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Notable sports scandals

Notable sports scandals

Fourteen people, including high-ranking officials from FIFA, soccer's international governing body, were indicted Wednesday in what prosecutors say is a $150-million racketeering and fraud scheme. Here's a look some other notable sports scandals: 1919 — The Black Sox Eight members of the Chicago White Sox are banned for life from Major League Baseball for throwing games and losing the 1919 World Series on purpose in exchange for money from gamblers. Late 1940s-1998 — Basketball point shaving Dozens of players at seven colleges were implicated in a point-shaving scandal linked to organized crime that forever tainted City College of New York's...

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