The former England international's betting habit has breached regulations, but Barton has accused football's governing body of hypocrisy.
Fifa President Gianni Infantino has said that video refereeing is to be used at next year's World Cup in Russia.
World No 7 Johanna Konta has reached the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, beating Japan’s Naomi Osaka 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 6-1, to put a difficult weekend behind her.
Five-time Crucible winner Ronnie O'Sullivan has been knocked out of the World Championships at the quarter-final stage, losing 13-10 to Ding Junhui.
Top of Ligue 1 and in the final four of the Champions League, the side from the principality have outshone their big-spending rivals this term
Using Subbuteo, James Dickens and Mark Lawford mull over Joey Barton's 18-month suspension and look ahead to Wednesday's Premier League matches
Officers from HMRC have visited Chelsea Football Club amid its wider investigation into fraud in English football.
Jose Mourinho wants to finish above Pep Guardiola again, but only so that Manchester United's Champions League hopes are improved.
As Joey Barton is hit with an 18-month ban for breaching betting regulations, here are the other controversies the former Newcastle and Rangers man has been involved in.
Graham Ruthven looks at Christian Eriksen, Tottenham's orchestrator-in-chief who rarely gets the credit he deserves, until now.
Barcelona and Spain legend Xavi has denied telling The Sun Dele Alli should sign for Manchester City - because he has never even spoken to the paper
The training grounds and offices of West Ham United and Newcastle United were been raided early on Wednesday morning by tax officials.
There's nothing quite as ignominous in football as sticking one in your own net but, as Greg Lea discovers, some culprits are much worse than others...