Afghanistan international and Mumbai FC skipper Haroon Amiri told in.com that it was fortunate that Indian football had not been tainted in this manner so far.
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla and BCCI vice-President Arun Jaitley met Law Minister Kapil Sibal, demanding that a strong anti-fixing legislation be "enacted as soon as possible".
Calling the IPL spot-fixing scandal unfortunate, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said betting should be legalised in the country to stop corruption in cricket.
Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn before her Italian Open quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Sara Errani because of an illness.
Racist and homophobic abuse by players in England will carry a minimum five-match ban from next season.
With a return to England looking likely, Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho can go out a winner when his team plays crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid.
World champion Viswanathan Anand remains a contender for the title despite being 1.5 points behind the leader as he will take on the lowest-ranked players in the remaining two rounds of the Norway Chess 2013 Super Tournament here.