Italy’s Marco Cecchinato has been banned for 18 months and fined 40,000 euros (£33,500) for match-fixing, says the Italian tennis federation.The 23-year-old world number 143 was found guilty of altering the outcome of his match against Kamil Majchrzak at an ATP Challenger in Morocco in October. Riccardo Accardi and Antonio Campo have also been banned and fined for their roles in attempts to fix matches.Accardi was given a 12-month ban while Campo was suspended for four months.Cecchinato, who is able to appeal, was found guilty of “several other instances of sports corruption” and suspended until January 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Arravale Rovers manager Sean Dalton believes the return of Donnagh Leahy to their starting line-up could make all the difference in Sunday’s County Senior Football Quarter Final against Loughmore – Castleiney.The inter-county star has been sidelined for the majority of the year through injury, but returned last week against Ardfinnan to deliver a fine performance.The Tipp Town side will be huge underdogs against the County Champions, who are favourites to retain their crown this year.
Liverpool can gain a psychological advantage over Premier League rivals Arsenal with a victory on Monday, manager Brendan Rodgers says.Liverpool lost 4-1 at Arsenal in April, and have managed just one away win over the Gunners in the past 15 years.But Rodgers believes there is a way to win there.”If you assess the last 10 games Arsenal have lost at home, it’s been about dangerous possession for the teams who have won,” Rodgers said.”No matter when these games come in the season, they are always good for the psychological effect.”Liverpool finished sixth last season – when they took one point from two games against Arsenal – and their manager is looking for improvement. Rodgers’ side have started their Premier League season with two 1-0 victories over Stoke and Bournemouth, while Arsenal followed a 2-0 defeat at home by West Ham by winning 2-1 at Crystal Palace.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports