Mexican banned over match-fixing

TENNIS: The Tennis Integrity Unit has confirmed Mexican Daniel Garza has been banned for six months and fined $5000 after being found guilty of match-fixing.

The 31-year-old, ranked 1065th in singles, had attempted to influence the outcome of a match at an ITF Futures tournament at Calabasas, California, in March 2015, the TIU said.

The findings came after a TIU investigation, with Garza - who achieved a career-high ranking of 294 in 2012 - suspended with immediate effect.

There were allegations in January of match-fixing becoming more widespread.

Tennis chiefs rejected reports in the media that 16 players who have been ranked in the top 50 had been repeatedly brought to the attention of the ITU over suspicions they had thrown matches in the past decade.

Since then a number of corruption cases have come to light, including three Italian players who were suspended by their national federation for their part in attempted match-fixing.



Living for her family at 90

premium_icon Living for her family at 90

‘Mum would give away her last dollar to her loved ones – she’s just so...

Ditching their locks for cancer fundraiser

premium_icon Ditching their locks for cancer fundraiser

Staff will be brave and shave for the Leukaemia Foundation

Iconic fishing business secures distribution contract in USA

premium_icon Iconic fishing business secures distribution contract in USA

Just two-and-half-years ago, they looked set to shut up shop.