Liverpool

Liverpool

In football news, 

A spokesman for Liverpool FC said, the club had not been approached by Europol or any other agency in relation to the latest global match-fixing scandal. 

This came after last night's revelation that the 2009 Champions League match between the Reds and Debrecen had been fixed. 

The Hungarian club has since confirmed that the match at Anfield was part of a match-fixing investigation. 

But there are no suggestions of wrongdoing by the Merseyside club. 

Debrecen thou did see UEFA ban its goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksich in 2010 for 2 years. 

That was because, he had failed to report on having been approached by bookies to fix matches.

Still on football, 

Ashley Cole will receive his 100th international cap when he features for England in tomorrow morning's friendly clash against Brazil. 

The 32 year old first played for the national team in 2001. 

And Cole is the 7th player in England's history to become a centurion. 

Back in November, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard also earned his 100th cap. 

The game against Brazil will be a warm-up for England's 2 World Cup qualifiers in March against San Marino and Montenegro. 


Over to the ASEAN Basketball League, 

Our Singapore Slingers beat the Malaysian Dragons 68-67 at the Indoor Stadium last night. 

It was the 2nd win for the Slingers and the 4th straight loss for the Malaysians since the season began 2 weeks ago.

Shifting gears to motorsports, 

Former world champion Jenson Button set the fastest time on the first day of Formula One testing in the Jerez circuit. 

The 33-year-old Englishman overcame problems with his McLaren, as he roared back in the afternoon session to record the fastest time of 1 minute 18.86 seconds. 

Red Bull's Mark Webber was 2nd fastest after completing 73 laps in the team's new car. 

And Romain Grosjean of the Lotus team was 3rd fastest. 

Now, Lewis Hamilton did not take to the track in his new Mercedes, after his German team-mate Nico Rosberg's car caught fire after just 14 laps, because of an electrical fault. 

Formula 1's season-opening race in Melbourne gets underway in a month's time.