Police in Japan say they have found evidence of match fixing in the sport of sumo wrestling. Various Japanese media outlets are reporting that text messages detailing thrown matches were found on the phones of several wrestlers. The phones were confiscated during an investigation of the sport’s second division. Dozens of sumo wrestlers were investigated after being implicated in a gambling scandal.
According to media reports, the sumo wrestlers became involved with organized crime after losing large amounts of money betting on Japanese baseball games.