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Lionel Messi Knew Nothing About Tax Fraud Player’s Father Tells Tax Judge

Lionel Messi Knew Nothing About Tax Fraud Player’s Father Tells Tax Judge

The father of Argentine soccer icon Lionel Messi said in a letter to the Spanish court hearing a tax fraud case against the FC Barcelona forward that his son had no part in any scheme to hide income. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Rafa Nadal Wins U.S. Open, Poised to Retake #1 Spot in Rankings

JUST IN:  Rafa Nadal Wins U.S. Open, Poised to Retake #1 Spot in Rankings

Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated the Number 1 player Serbia‚Äôs Novak Djokovic in four sets. Nadal ranked #2 in the world won in 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-1 sets. This is his second U.S. Open win with the last one coming in 2010 when he was ranked number one. continue reading »

Nadal to Go Up Against Djokovic for U.S. Open Title

Nadal to Go Up Against Djokovic for U.S. Open Title

Spain's Rafael Nadal will play Novak Djokovic in the dream match-up that tennis fans were hoping for, taking on the Serbian world No. 1 for the U.S. Open title on Monday. continue reading »

Mexico Sacks Head Coach Following World Cup Qualifier Loss

Mexico Sacks Head Coach Following World Cup Qualifier Loss

Jose Manuel de la Torre is out as head coach of Mexico's national soccer team after the squad's latest disappointing result, a 2-1 loss at home to Honduras in World Cup qualifying. continue reading »

Honduras Upsets Mexico 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier

Honduras Upsets Mexico 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier

Honduras pulled off a major upset of Mexico in World Cup qualifying, stunning El Tri 2-1 at Estadio Azteca to improve its chances of securing an automatic berth in Brazil. continue reading »

Rookie Geno Smith to Replace Injured Jets QB Mark Sanchez

Rookie Geno Smith to Replace Injured Jets QB Mark Sanchez

Rookie Geno Smith, who had an unspectacular preseason, will start at quarterback against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the New York Jets said. continue reading »

Cuban Judoka Claims Someone Bribed Him to Throw World Championship

Cuban Judoka Claims Someone Bribed Him to Throw World Championship

Cuban judoka Asley Gonzalez, the champion in the 90-kilo weight class at the recently concluded World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro, said someone offered him a bribe to throw the gold medal match, official media reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Pays $6.6 Million in Back Taxes to Spain

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Pays $6.6 Million in Back Taxes to Spain

FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi and his father have paid 5 million euros ($6.6 million) in back taxes owed to Spanish authorities, the superior court for the Catalonia region said Wednesday. continue reading »

Diego Maradona Files Complaint with Popular Argentine TV Host

Diego Maradona Files Complaint with Popular Argentine TV Host

Soccer legend Diego Maradona has filed a contempt complaint against popular Argentine TV host Susana Gimenez after she talked on the air about his youngest son, Diego Fernando, an accusation the celebrity termed "stupidity." continue reading »

Lionel Messi Shows Support for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic Bid

Lionel Messi Shows Support for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic Bid

Argentine soccer star Leo Messi spoke out in Buenos Aires Tuesday in favor of Madrid's application to host the 2020 Olympics. "I believe it would be good for sport if Madrid prevails. Not just for what it is as a city, but also for the first-class athletes Spain has," the man many consider the world's best soccer player told Efe. continue reading »