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Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009

F.A. chairman calls for betting ban

LONDON (AP) England's top soccer official wants a complete ban on betting on the sport by players, managers and officials.

Outlining the proposed measures, Football Association chairman David Triesman said that he wants to end any ambiguity to protect the integrity of the Premier League and English soccer in general.

The current rules only prevent people from placing a bet on a match or competition in which they have a direct involvement.

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