Tag Archives: John Higgins
- Betfair to Sponsor the 2013 World Snooker Championship; Rank Group CEO Gets Angry With UK Politicians
April 4, 2013
With revenue dipping 4% to £90.5m in its fiscal year quarter ending Jan 31, and departures from the shores of foreign countries more numerous than Phileas Fogg, Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran told the world that they were going to refocus on Betfair’s “sustainable” home markets in the UK & Ireland....
- For snooker’s John Higgins, playing well is the best revenge
November 13, 2010
John Higgins, the fourth ranked snooker player in the world, returned to competition yesterday after a six-month suspension for his involvement in a match-fixing scandal. Higgins defeated Joe Jogia 4-2 in a first round match at the European Players Tour championship in Hamm, Germany. In April of this year, Higgins...
- Barry Hearn wants snooker snitches
July 23, 2010
In light of the John Higgins gambling scandal and cheating allegations that have given snooker a black eye, snooker boss Barry Hearn wants players to start snitching. No more playing “Johnny tight lips” Hearn is making it clear that if a player is approached to do something shady and doesn’t...
- Higgins ‘tried to back himself to lose’ 2009 world snooker final
May 9, 2010
If you're in the midst of a shit-storm, you can always rely on the tabloids to ramp up the winds to hurricane force. Not content with seeing him suspended after getting caught agreeing to throw a match later this year for some shady Russian mafia types, the Daily Mirror has...
- Snooker No1 John Higgins suspended for match-fixing
May 3, 2010
On the eve of the World Snooker Championships we reported that dark arts were at work in the murky world of multi-coloured ball dispersion. Yesterday, hours before the start of the final, it emerged that John Higgins had been suspended for agreeing to rig matches for €300,000 with some dodgy...
FIFA adds more to banned list; French football in the clear
February 28, 2013
Media match fixing fixation turns spotlight on Cambodian sports bettors
February 16, 2013
UK newspaper exposes massive cricket match-fixing scheme
August 28, 2010