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Spectre of betting descends on women's tennis

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Five or six players on the Women's Tennis Association tour have been approached to throw tennis matches, tour chairperson Larry Scott said on Tuesday. "I've said several initially, and I think five or six would be in the ballpark," Scott said. "I don't want to go into any more details because it's part of an investigation.

'Abnormal levels' of banned substances in Thorpe's blood

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Australian swim officials huddled on Saturday to discuss a report that Ian Thorpe, the world record holder and Olympic champion, showed "abnormal levels" of two banned substances in a doping test last year before he retired. Anti-doping officials in Australia threw out the case against Thorpe, one of the sport's most recognisable athletes, for lack of scientific proof.