Russian officials to probe match-fixing claims

MOSCOW - Authorities will investigate a league game between Terek Grozny and Krylya Sovietov Samara following match-fixing allegations, the president of the Russian FA (RFU) Vitaly Mutko said. "I had watched this match and I didn't like what I saw," Mutko told reporters. "The RFU's ethics commission will now take a closer look at it but in any case, the special forces (police) have to deal with it. We'll also talk to Samara officials." Several online betting companies, including the British firm Betfair, reported irregular betting patterns for Saturday's match in Grozny before suspending betting altogether. Chechen club Terek beat Samara 3-2 to ease relegation worries.