Share on: WhatsApp Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A Kenyan referee who had been chosen for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been banned for life after accepting a bribe, an African Football Confederation (CAF) statement said Sunday.Marwa Range was dropped from the World Cup list after a media sting exposed him accepting a $6,000 (about 5,100 euros) bribe from a journalist posing as a Ghanaian football official.A terse CAF statement gave no details about what Range was expected to do in return for the cash.Range is the second major casualty of a series of stings by Ghanaian journalists, which led to follow countryman Kwesi Nyantakyi resigning as CAF first vice-president over corruption.A total of 22 referees are affected by the CAF crackdown with Togolese Yanissou Bebou and Gambian Jallow Ebrima banned for 10 years each.Ivory Coast referee Denis Dembele, a regular on the African national team and club fixtures circuit, got a six-year ban. A further seven match officials received suspensions ranging between two and five years, according to the statement.Another 11 referees — 10 Ghanaians and one Liberian — have been provisionally banned pending appearances before a CAF disciplinary board on August 5.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2016)–There is a massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $378,187 into Thursday at Santa Anita, and according to track officials, it’s expected Thursday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $1.5 million.With a carryover of $80,409 fanning the pari-mutuel flames on Sunday, $557,396 in “new money” was bet into the Pick Six, creating a total pool of $935,583.Santa Anita will present an eight-race program on Thursday, with the Pick Six covering races three through eight. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.For additional racing information throughout the week, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE. –30–