Author: 0 Spanish judges chose to replace Messi's sentence with a huge fine

State prosecutor Isabel Lopez Riera told The Associated Press the fine-for-time deal was presented by Messi's lawyers to the judge who will rule on whether to suspend Messi's sentence - as is widely expected. Due to the laws in Spain, a prison sentence was never likely to have been served by the Argentine player. Messi is not the only football star to find himself in trouble over his tax affairs.

Sports Two top-five finishes made at USATF Championships
Author: 0 Two top-five finishes made at USATF Championships

Friday's coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. while coverage starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Sean Clarke, Maddie Villalba, Mikayla Schneider, Nia Akins, and Tia Livingston will all represent the Red and Blue at the USATF Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships, while Chris Hatler and 2016 graduate Sam Mattis will compete in the USATF Outdoor Championships .

Sports Federer cruises past defending champ Mayer into Halle semis
Author: 0 Federer cruises past defending champ Mayer into Halle semis

Federer feels Murray is now paying the price for the tough schedule he embarked on at the end of 2016 which saw him usurp Novak Djokovic at the top of the world rankings. He faced Mischa Zverev in the next round and the German also proved to be no match for him as he finished him off in straight sets. Federer is 7-0 against the world No.

Sports Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case
Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case

A, based in the Virgin Islands, before September 2004 and that he knowingly used a "business structure" involving several companies to hide his income from his image rights. Cristiano Ronaldo has not spoken to Real Madrid officials about a transfer away from Spain and he is not expected to leave the European champions during the summer, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Monday .

Sports Rangers Trade Derek Stepan to Coyotes Ahead of NHL Draft
Author: 0 Rangers Trade Derek Stepan to Coyotes Ahead of NHL Draft

It also creates valuable cap space for the Blackhawks. "We are thrilled to acquire Derek", Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in a statement. The 30-year-old Hjalmarsson is a three-time Stanley Cup victor, and will pair alongside his friend, and fellow Swede, Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the Coyotes top defense pair.

Author: 0 Salah signing takes Liverpool a step closer to title - Berger

In Rome, and under the watchful eye of Luciano Spalletti in particular, the Egypt worldwide weaved his way into the hearts of fans as his attacking influence guided Roma to a second-place finish in Serie A last season. With Liverpool qualifying for the UEFA Champions League - providing they win their play-off in August - there will be rotation concerns, particularly when the group stages begin in September.

Author: 0 Josh Jackson canceled workout while Danny Ainge was flying to Sacramento

He's already learned about life at the trade deadline. The 76ers will likely pay Fultz over the cap if they draft him. Beal was taken at No. 3 by the Washington Wizards in 2012. When the Celtics settled in with the No. 3 pick, Jackson was back in play, and he said Wednesday the weekend trade made it a "little too late" to adjust his schedule and fly to Boston for a workout.

Sports NHL Draft 2017: 10 Bold Predictions for This Year's Event
Author: 0 NHL Draft 2017: 10 Bold Predictions for This Year's Event

Will he deviate here and go European? But if you look at it a couple years later (after the draft) and you can't still say, 'It was a good pick.' That's more of what you want. Their second round pick (No. 44) is wide open because, at that point, the talent level doesn't seem to vary all that much. They got to know each other in Buffalo in early June at the National Hockey League combine, where dozens of top prospects were invited to go through rigorous physical testing and interviews with ...

Sports Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
Author: 0 Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Marc-Andre Fleury waiting to be drafted... "It'll be tough, but I know what's coming... and I'm glad people will remember me as a good person, not just a goalie, and I think that's important for me, too", Fleury said . Vegas Golden Knights' Deryk Engelland poses for photographers Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Las Vegas. Engelland, who signed a one-year deal with Vegas, has made his off-season home there ever since.

Author: 0 Timberwolves acquire Butler from Bulls for LaVine, Dunn and seventh pick

The returns on that trade are not yet official (reportedly Kris Dunn , Zach LaVine and this selection), but the Markkanen selection is a questionable one for Chicago by any measure. In terms of true shooting percentage, which takes into account 3-point shots and free throws, Dunn was second-to-last in the National Basketball Association previous year with a 43.2 percent mark.

Author: 0 Blackhawks trade Panarin in stunning move to bring back Brandon Saad

Turns out he was just getting started. The 25-year-old was named to the All-NHL second team (alongside the likes of Sidney Crosby) at the league's awards show earlier this week after amassing 31 goals and 43 assists this season. "Niklas' contributions to the three Stanley Cup championship teams are well known but his dependability as a teammate, selfless attitude and the way he represented the Chicago Blackhawks on and off the ice are what made him such a beloved member of the organization", ...

Sports Boston Red Sox Set to Retire David Ortiz's Number
Author: 0 Boston Red Sox Set to Retire David Ortiz's Number

To catch the ceremony, fans should be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. Heavy traffic is anticipated, so fans are encouraged to take public transportation, such as the T and the commuter rail trains. BOSTON (AP) - Former Red Sox star David Ortiz is getting a street named in his honor in Boston, joining the bridge already named after him in the city.

Author: 0 Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud

They are also accusing him of "voluntarily" refusing to include €28.4 million in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company. Despite insisting Madrid could cope without Ronaldo, Figo does not believe the 2016 Ballon d'Or victor, who is hot favourite to win the 2017 award too will ultimately leave.

Author: 0 FP2 - 0.1s splits Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari in Azerbaijan

On one occasion, both Sebastian Vettel - fifth quickest overall - and Felipe Massa went straight on, with the Williams driver having to reverse first before the Ferrari could attempt to rejoin the circuit. That came just before Perez brought out the red flags with just under 20 minutes of the session remaining, wrecking the right hand side of his Force India at the ultra-tight castle section after having several bites of turning into the auto, and most likely jeopardizing his ...

Author: 0 Trump proposes covering Mexican border wall with solar panels

The scheme would lower the cost to Mexico too, he said , adding: "Pretty good imagination, right?" Meanwhile, ABC News has reported that during his speech in Iowa on Wednesday evening, Trump announced that he intends to pursue legislation that would prohibit immigrants from becoming eligible for welfare for at least five years.

Sports 'I Respect Anil Bhai's Views': Virat Kohli On Coach Row
Author: 0 'I Respect Anil Bhai's Views': Virat Kohli On Coach Row

All the years that he's played. All the years he has played, there is no taking away from that aspect of him at all. "And we all respect him totally", said Kohli on the eve of the first ODI of the five-match series against West Indies . By afternoon, it had emerged that Kohli had deleted the tweet in which he had welcomed Kumble on June 23 past year. Virender Sehwag surprised quite a few when he applied at the last moment for the job of Indian cricket team coach after the Board of ...

Author: 0 Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal

Tax returns can, however, be returned up to six months after the end of the tax year, meaning any earnings in 2012 can be paid as late as 30th June, 2013, enabling Spanish tax authorities to look back that far in their records to identify potential tax fraud.

Author: 0 Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA

Bennet said the bill "encourages managers and patients to address poor performance and misconduct of VA employees and grants more oversight of the department". Most Americans in the workplace understand if they do not live up to the standards set by their employer, there may be consequences. At a ceremony in the East Room of the White House where he signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act , Trump said, "I have no doubt it will be properly implemented".

Sports Chris Sale Was Furious That He Couldn't Finish Off The Royals
Author: 0 Chris Sale Was Furious That He Couldn't Finish Off The Royals

Andrew Benintendi and Xavier Bogaerts hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning off of Royals starter Ian Kennedy , tying the game at two. The Red Sox return home and will retire David Ortiz's No. "I wish it would have came in a win for sure, but it's definitely pretty cool to hit a hundred home runs in the major leagues", Moustakas said. As it stands now, the Royals sit 3.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the division and are just one game out of a densely packed ...

Sports Hawks look to future on draft night, address trade of Howard
Author: 0 Hawks look to future on draft night, address trade of Howard

Four teams that are trying to work around money and pieces are the #Atlanta Hawks , Charlotte Hornets , #Los Angeles Lakers , and Brooklyn Nets . "I've been working on my skill set away from the basket", he said after a workout with the Charlotte Hornets , per C Jackson Cowart of the Charlotte Observer .

Author: 0 O'Mahony to captain Lions, Farrell starts ahead of Sexton

The bullish back-row forward will skipper the Lions at Eden Park this weekend with tour captain Sam Warburton on the bench, and he vowed to lead the tourists in his own style. "He's exactly the character you need - a guy who would get on with things if he wasn't involved in the Test squad". "Jamie George is a European champion".

Sports Lonzo Ball Throws Perfect Pass Through Window Of Moving Car
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball Throws Perfect Pass Through Window Of Moving Car

Because he gets there and they're still not good, and they know that makes it very hard for us to build a case for him to stay. Twice his son got outplayed. I always tell [De'Aaron], let your game speak for it. "All my boy is anxious about is his team winning". In the Sweet 16 rematch, in which Kentucky prevailed by 11, Fox dropped 39 points, four assists and three rebounds to Ball's 10 points, eight assists and three boards.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud by Spanish state prosecutor

Ronaldo had failed to comply with his tax obligations in a manner that was both "voluntary" and " conscious ". Real Madrid have declined to comment the report, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo said this is an " injustice ". In December previous year, GestiFute published details of Ronaldo's £191m assets in response to allegations of tax evasion . The statement went on to detail Ronaldo's previous co-operation with the Spanish tax authorities and concluded: "The declared amount can be ...

Author: 0 Butler trade to Minnesota highlights National Basketball Association draft day

The Chicago Bulls traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. "I think that's why there will be a lot of activity at this draft, because I think teams see potential to get a great player". "It's going to allow me to play with those guys and just learn".

Author: 0 Shock win - Pakistan through to Champions Trophy final

Paceman Hasan Ali led a disciplined attack with a man-of-the-match return of three for 35 from his maximum 10 overs. Now England's wait will continue until at least 2019 - when they stage the next World Cup. Azhar, who pulled all-rounder Ben Stokes for six, followed him to the landmark in 68 balls. It seemed Pakistani batsmen were batting on a different pitch during the chase as they cruised to complete the target in 37.1 overs, after openers Azhar Ali (76 off 100) and Fakhar Zaman ...

Author: 0 Houston Rockets select Hartenstein in 2nd round of draft

Hopefully before July 1 when Hayward hits the open market. The alleged plans right now are for the Rockets to go hard after Chris Paul but not give up on a chance to get one of their other free agent desires as well. Beverley, born in Chicago, has a cap-friendly contract as he is set to make $5.51 million in 2017-18 and $5.02 million in 2018-19, although the final season of his contract is not guaranteed.

Sports Christiansen secures his first signing for Leeds United
Author: 0 Christiansen secures his first signing for Leeds United

Klich enjoyed his campaign with FC Twente , scoring six goals and assisting another four in 29 Eredivisie appearances. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the YEP at Elland Road, Klich admitted: "I am more of a creative midfielder but of course I am not afraid to fight and I will give 100 per cent on the pitch for the three points and for the win in games".

Sports Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia
Author: 0 Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

Filemon Vela of Texas, who supported Pelosi's bid to keep her leadership seat previous year, told Politico . It certainly would have led to a fundraising boom for Democrats, for the Democratic National Committee, for the House Democratic campaign arm, for liberal groups and for Democratic congressional candidates.

Author: 0 Aussies fight back to hold Cameroon

Four-and-a-half months ago, Vincent Aboubakar caused shockwaves by volleying a marvellous victor to give Cameroon an unlikely Africa Cup of Nations title in Gabon . Petersburg . I know I'm not going to see a lot of the ball. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa opened his global goalscoring account on Thursday at the FIFA Confederations Cup , and although the opportunistic effort was not enough to hand Cameroon victory over Australia , his strong performance in midfield augurs well for ...

Sports Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick
Author: 0 Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick

The Nets did not meet with Allen until Wednesday when he got to NY for the draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and never did have an individual workout for him. Russell showed flashes of greatness playing for lousy teams in Los Angeles. Marks called the 21-year-old an elite shooter. He has all the attributes of a player who will get better and better with time.

Author: 0 ATP Queen's: Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Aegon Championships

He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans. The Spaniard becomes the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam and, if he continues to play like this, then Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 triumphs at a Major looks certain to fall.

Author: 0 Vegas makes veteran goalie Fleury top pick in expansion draft

The Golden Knights' 30 player selections - and trades - were announced Wednesday during the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas . White Rock's Jason Garrison has a new hockey home - the bright lights of Las Vegas . With so many picks to use this draft, expect Vegas to stock up on franchise talent for the future. Smith has a $5 million cap hit through the 2022 season, but it's unclear why the Panthers were so desperate to shed the 26-year-old's salary.

Sports Germany starts FIFA Confed Cup with 3-2 win over Australia
Author: 0 Germany starts FIFA Confed Cup with 3-2 win over Australia

The Socceroos' fans - sparse but noisy - howled in anticipation. Julian Draxler is one of the three players to have featured for Germany in the last World Cup . "And I wanted them to be courageous". "They aren't playing long balls any more, they are courageous and cheeky enough to boldly attack". Mistakes are punished severely, especially by more gifted opponents, which is what happened in the first half.

Author: 0 Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE) dipped -3.51% in the last trading session

Cenovus Energy Inc . (NYSE:CVE) yearly performance is -51.10% and net profit margin is -1.60%. The stock of Cenovus Energy Inc (USA) (NYSE:CVE) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, December 1 by Goldman Sachs. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.0371 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th.

Author: 0 Ronaldo summoned for tax hearing

According to the BBC , José Mourinho is accused of not paying €3.3m between 2011 and 2012 when in charge of Real Madrid . Florentino Perez has stressed that Cristiano Ronaldo will only leave Real Madrid if a club matches his €1billion buyout clause and has slammed those who have called the Portugal global "a delinquent" following his tax issues.

Author: 0 USC's Sindarius Thornwell Headed to LA Clippers

Thornwell, who spent four years with the Gamecocks, led SC to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four in April and averaged 21.4 points and 2.1 steals while shooting 39.2 percent from the field. He will join a Clippers squad in flux after the addition of Hall of Famer Jerry West as a consultant, and with the future of point guard Chris Paul unknown.

Sports M's top pitching prospect Andrew Moore hits the mound tonight
Author: 0 M's top pitching prospect Andrew Moore hits the mound tonight

Reliever Tony Zych came on and walked Castellanos, but struck out Andrew Romine to get out of the inning . Dyson laid down a lovely bunt for a single during the sixth inning of Seattle's game against Detroit on Wednesday, breaking up Justin Verlander's flawless game.

Author: 0 Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup

Mexico faced off against New Zealand to defeat them in a crushing comeback during Wednesday's second Group A matchup in Sochi, Russia . Portugal 1, Russian Federation 0: In relatively benign Group A match, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal with a header in the eighth minute in Moscow .

Sports Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft
Author: 0 Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

They had their highest pick going into the draft since 1998, when they ended up with Dirk Nowitzki, who is preparing for his 20th season. They could both become stars or fall shy of their potential. So yeah, that's the way the game is headed". "He's got to get better on both ends of the court and that's for any young guy". "We said this about Jaylen (Brown ) previous year: It just takes time to be as good as you want to be".

Author: 0 With expansion draft looming, will Blues lose a key contributor?

The Florida Panthers protected their defensive core from the upcoming National Hockey League expansion draft - but they left some scorers available to the Vegas Golden Knights. General Manager George McPhee of the Las Vegas Golden Knights attends the NHL Combine at HarborCenter on June 3, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. "We expect to put a good, entertaining club on the ice".