* Belgian prosecutors said on Friday they had charged 19 people, including two soccer referees, soccer agents and the coach of Belgian champions Club Bruges, with fraud or match-fixing. The offences ranged from criminal organisation to money laundering and corruption, federal prosecutors said. * George Russell will join Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris in a trio of British Formula One drivers next season after former champions Williams announced on Friday they had signed the youngster on a multi-year deal. * Top seed Karolina Pliskova overcame a slow start to put away Britain’s Katie Boulter 5-7 6-0 6-3 in the Tianjin Open quarter-finals on Friday (Oct 12), improving her chances of qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore. * Former European soccer chief Michel Platini has filed a complaint seeking to find out how Swiss judicial authorities learned of a two million Swiss franc (US$2.01 million) payment from FIFA which resulted in his ban for ethics violations, his lawyer said. * The French financial prosecutor’s office said on Friday it was investigating suspicions of match-fixing in an October 3 Champions League soccer match between Paris St Germain and Serbian club Red Star Belgrade. * Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt scored two goals in his first start for the Central Coast Mariners in a trial match on Friday that he hopes could pave the way for a professional contract as a soccer player.