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Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence


The Argentina global and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi , stood accused of defrauding €4.1m worth of taxes between 2007 and 2009 in the aftermath of failing to pay €10.1m of image rights. These companies are in Belize , Switzerland and Uruguay , and the idea was to evade taxes on income from the player's image rights. FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts at the end of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May ... Read More »

NFL Rule Changes Include More Freedom For Touchdown Celebrations

Playoff games will also use 10-minute time blocks in overtime, but won't end in ties. In addition, the National Football League will be relaxing rules on celebrations to allow players to have fun following touchdowns and big plays. The changes were approved amid the NFL's renewed emphasis on making their on-field product fan-friendly. In addition, National Football League teams are now able to return two players from the injured reserve list per season. Read More »

UFC's Cris Cyborg cited for misdemeanor battery after punching fellow fighter


TMZ first reported the citation , but Justino, 31, was not placed under arrest. Some reports say she was wobbled, but didn't go down, while Magana's friend Bec Rawlings tweeted that, "Magana was not rocked... According to officials, witnesses jumped in and broke up the fight. Charged with misdemeanor battery , Justino faces a potential six-month jail sentecne and $1,000 fine, though she may face just community service. Read More »

Aussie men slump to sixth in 2017 sevens


They couldn't have had a tougher path out of the quarterfinals on Sunday, with World Series champions South Africa standing between them and the final four. Veteran John Moonlight scored the winning try - his 100th on the circuit - with no time remaining to help Canada post just its third win in 48 tries against the Pacific islanders. Read More »

Braves acquire 1B Matt Adams from the Cardinals


The deal came Saturday, three days after the Braves lost Freeman to a broken wrist. Memphis Redbirds first baseman Luke Voit is hitting.350 on the season with 8 home runs and 27 RBIs. How Does He Fit Long-Term? Adams is having a nice year at the plate slashing.292/.340/.396. Although, provided Freeman makes a quick and full recovery, it's fair to wonder how (or rather, if) Adams fits into the Braves' long-term plans. Read More »

Rainy practices makes pole favorites hard to find at Indy

Meanwhile, Carpenter and Hildebrand — two of the last six drivers on the track — put up two of the four fastest runs of the day. Takuma Sato, of Japan, is congratulated by a crew member during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis . Read More »

Wenger's future at Arsenal will be decided after FA Cup final


The news of Wenger staying will not be confirmed, until a board meeting after the FA Cup final against champions Chelsea next Sunday. Asked what Everton need to do to step things up given the way 2016-17 has gone, Koeman said: "We had a really strong home record, but I think we need to improve away, and we need to be more clinical, more productive". Read More »

Aric Almirola apart from 8 to 12 weeks


How did Almirola get caught up in the incident? Regan Smith will drive the #43 Ford this weekend in the Monster Energy Open. "It didn't slow down, it didn't turn, it didn't do anything", Almirola said. "I can walk a little bit". I got my window net down just based on pure adrenaline. It could have been a whole lot worse for Aric Almirola. Almirola told on Friday that he expects to miss 8 to 12 weeks. Read More »

Hawks Offered Four First-Round Picks For Paul George


George did not shoot down the possibility of joining the Lakers , mostly just laughing when he was asked questions about it. Between the two additions, Deng and Mozgov averaged 7.5 points per game last season. Teams would be hesitant to part with assets for a player approaching free agency next summer. The Pacers were swept by the Cavs in the first round and have few ways to improve their roster this summer, meaning championship contention is likely not on the horizon. Read More »

Braves' Freddie Freeman diagnosed with a fractured wrist


In deciding on the punishment, the Jays consulted with major league baseball and the MLBPA. Pillar will miss Thursday's game against the Braves, as well as Friday's game at Baltimore. "I'm going to use myself as an example of how there are words out there you can't use". The Braves have beaten the Jays three times in a row, the last game of this round-trip series will take place on Thursday night. Read More »

West Brom will pull out of Taylor deal rather than face tribunal


Pulis has stated that he is not willing to risk having to overpay for the Leeds defender and as such there will be no move for him if a fee between the clubs can not be reached. "It's a risk that, at this moment, is not worth taking", Pulis told BBC Sport . New one-year deals have been offered to Eoghan Stokes and Tom Pearce and option have been taken up on the contracts of Conor Shaughnessy and Romario Vieira. Read More »

'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee


Phillip McGraw she doesn't think the former New England Patriots tight end's death April 19 was a suicide, as authorities have ruled. "I spoke to him the night before and he was so, 'Daddy's going to be home, ' and 'I can't wait to sleep in the bed with you guys, and I can't wait to just hold you and love you.' There was no indication at all of such events", she said. Read More »

Wizards Trying to End Home Dominance in Game 7

User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Instead, not only did the Celtics fail to eliminate the Wizards in Game 6, but also tried to deny their planned all black attire during postgame interviews. Read More »

Cavaliers' new jerseys will have Goodyear sponsorship patches


The Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz all plan to wear corporate patches next season. Goodyear is based and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, which is the hometown of Cavaliers forward LeBron James. In October 2016, Akron-native and philanthropist Savannah James, who is married to LeBron James , christened Goodyear's newest blimp - Wingfoot Two. Read More »

Bud Capitalizes on Jeter Ceremony This Weekend With 'This Bud's for 2'

Derek Jeter is introduced as the New York Yankees honor the 1996 World Series team at Yankee Stadium. A bronze plaque commemorating his career was placed in Monument Park along with his pinstriped No. A host of former team mates and coaches attended the ceremony before Sunday's game against the Houston Astros, including Mariano Rivera , Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Hideki Matsui, and his former manager Joe Torre . Read More »

'Dani Alves is the world's best attacking right-back'


THE Coppa Italia final has been rearranged because it clashed with the Champions League final. Juve, which can secure a sixth Serie A title on Sunday at Roma and is in the Italian Cup final, lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the Champions League final in 2015 but Allegri said the side had moved on and was ready for this year's decider in Cardiff on June 3. Read More »

No need for Mumbai Indians to go into panic mode: Kieron Pollard

He would hit two fours and five sixes in his 21-ball 47. Maxwell (1-8) applied further pressure on Mumbai as he conceded just eight runs in the two overs and also had Simmons caught splendidly by Guptill at long on. Before this, Gujarat Lions had posted 214/3 against Delhi Daredevils in this edition. Both the speedsters bowled excellently in the death and Mohit defended 16 runs in the final over while Pollard was on strike. Read More »

Crystal Palace vs Hull City - fans' view


Crystal Palace will be without defenders Scott Dann and Mamadou Sakho on Sunday, while late decisions will be made on the fitness of James Tomkins and Yohan Cabaye. Ian Holloway's Palace boosted their promotion chances when on-loan striker Kevin Phillips grabbed a hat-trick against Steve Bruce's Hull side but things worked out well for both with promotion two months later. Read More »

It's Honda's problem, not mine, says Alonso


The Spaniard is out of contract at the end of the year and has not stood on the podium since returning to McLaren at the start of 2015. "It's a question for Honda not for me. He has struggled with inferior cars since, and his growing frustration has driven him to trading the endless twisting and turning of the labyrinth-like Monaco GP for a run at the Indianapolis 500 on an oval track later this month. Read More »

April: 8 MI teams earn flawless multi-year scores


Elsewhere, the Bulls baseball and women's soccer teams boasted program-record multi-year scores of 972 and 990, respectively. The average four-year rate for all NCAA sports in the latest data is 981, up two points from last year. Women's bowling had the lone ideal score of 1.000. Women's basketball ranked fourth with a score of 996. The Sun Devils set a school record for their score of 991 out of 1,000 in the four-year period from 2012-16. Read More »

Consistent Chelsea Deserve Top Position, Says West Brom's Pulis


Alonso doubled Chelsea's lead after 34 minutes when he drilled an angled shot towards goal and saw the ball deflect off Guzan's left thigh and into the net. "We are very close". "We're still doing the right things, there's no complacency", Cahill said . "Today is a big step forward. Nothing is done yet and it's a big final on Friday". Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (ankle) plans to play in Game 6

But it was a frustrating night for Harden, who led the scoring for the Rockets with 33 points and a triple-double but was unable to provide his team with the breakthrough in overtime. "I think we all made a decision to be aggressive", Green said of Leonard's absence, "regardless of what was going to happen". But the defensive effort and facilitating Houston's offense appeared to take a toll on Harden. Read More »

Harvey suspended, Stanton hits 2 HRs, Marlins beat Mets 7-0

Collins indicated he was aware that a suspension could be on the horizon for Harvey. In his first big league game since 2015, the lefty was hit hard, giving up six runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. Sunday's development continues just a roller coaster of events that have happened this season, let alone last couple weeks. The team would consider adding top prospect Amed Rosario to the roster if a need arises, but if Cabrera could avoid the disabled list it would lessen the need to add the ... Read More »

Mets player on Matt Harvey: 'He wants to be Derek Jeter'

Familia (1-0) threw just five pitches in a ideal ninth on Monday. Collins says Harvey will return to the Mets on Tuesday and it is up to the pitcher whether to address teammates as a group or individually. T.J. Rivera delivered a game-tying RBI double in the fifth, and pinch hitter Curtis Granderson tied the game again an inning later with another run-scoring double. Read More »

Guardiola wary of 'complicated' end to season

We can not give all the confidence he will be fit because of the experience of the last years. Kompany said: "It's been frustrating but at the same time I have somehow kept improving and kept learning". De Bruyne now has five goals and 15 assist to his name in the Premier League this season, while also contributing to a couple of goals in the Champions League. Read More »

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

Oubre charged Olynyk and knocked him to the floor with a forearm to the chest. Game 4 is slated for Sunday in D.C., with tip-off at 6:30 ET. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported the suspension on Saturday. Oubre was ejected from the game, and told reporters he reacted angrily because it was the second time he had been hit in the head during a hard screen. Read More »