From the NYT:
Criminal organizations have infiltrated the highest levels of European and international soccer, threatening the very integrity of the sport, global law enforcement officials said on Monday as they unveiled the results of an 19-month investigation that showed hundreds of people involved in match-fixing.
Of course competitive international cycling is a joke, too, more fix the needle than thread it. American football? Those 375 lb. linemen didn't get that way by eating their Wheaties, just as today's baseball "greats," one by one, are exposed as first-rate frauds. And I once bet on a horse race in which my rider visibly pulled in the reins as an unplanned victory seemed perilously close.
I'll take chess, stud poker, straight pool, and on occasion follow a "sport" like golf in which "The Walrus" (5'10" and 250 lbs.) can look as though he doesn't much give a damn.