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Sports Messi's Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud confirmed
Author: 0 Messi's Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud confirmed

Under Spanish law, prison sentences shorter than two years can be served under probation. After being found guilty, they were handed 21-month prisons and respectively ordered to pay $AU2.5 million and $AU2 million in fines. The player and his father made a voluntary payment of 5.0 million euros - equal to the amount of the alleged unpaid taxes plus interest - in August 2013 after being formally investigated.

Sports My Two Cents: Nashville Predators Win Western Conference Championship
Author: 0 My Two Cents: Nashville Predators Win Western Conference Championship

That was preceded by a six-game victory over the Blues in the Western Conference semifinals. Thanks largely to a surprising hat trick by Colton Sissons and yet another stellar performance from goaltender Pekka Rinne , the Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks , 6-3, in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday to win the series 4-2.

Author: 0 Manchester attacks resonate deeply with Ajax's Schone

Jose Mourinho cancelled his prematch news conference ahead of the game and United have called off a planned event for club staff to watch the game in Manchester on Wednesday. The Union made the move to assure fans who plan to attend the match of heightened security, as it asked spectators to arrive early to avoid delays outside the stadium.

Author: 0 Chelsea: Conte - We can not overlook Arsenal

I'm very proud of the boys. He added: "It has been hard". "It is annoying [to miss out] but we had a spell during the season that was hard and it was hard for me in my personal situation". The Brighton and Hove Albion manager guided his side into the Premier League for the first time . It's the technical department that is responsible for that.

Sports Ezekiel Elliott not present for OTAs after being involved in vehicle accident
Author: 0 Ezekiel Elliott not present for OTAs after being involved in vehicle accident

Elliott is doing conditioning work off to the side, the team said. Fortunately, he did not suffer and significant injuries. Elliott was away from the team after being a passenger in the auto accident on Sunday. ESPN reported Elliott would not take part in organized team activities due to Sunday's accident. The Cowboys hold their OTAs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for three weeks.

Sports Josh Jackson: Jackson ordered to anger management course
Author: 0 Josh Jackson: Jackson ordered to anger management course

That helped lure Jackson, a former UNLV commit, to sign with the program about 12 hours later. His case will reportedly be dismissed if he completes everything required. A damage estimate of Calvert's auto for $2,991 was given to police in December, according to a Douglas County District Court affidavit. Jackson was charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage and pleaded not-guilty.

Sports Bills cut Cyrus Kouandjio to make room for Rod Streater
Author: 0 Bills cut Cyrus Kouandjio to make room for Rod Streater

Streater, who has five seasons of National Football League experience under his belt, is the more experienced of the two additions. Streater was more active within the Raiders offense in his first two seasons with the team, catching 39 passes for 584 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie and 60 passes for 888 yards and four touchdowns in his second season.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Draymond Green believe Kawhi Leonard will play in Game 3

Leonard was asked what input he would have on whether he would play Saturday despite being injured. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich , who was unavailable for comment on Thursday, said after Game 1 that he anticipated Leonard's recovery to take longer than when he originally suffered the injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Sports Lawmakers seek details of Trump-Deutsche Bank-Russia ties
Author: 0 Lawmakers seek details of Trump-Deutsche Bank-Russia ties

They also said the bank should state publicly that it had reviewed both the "mirror trading" scheme and Trump's accounts. A copy of the letter sent to the bank was reviewed by Bloomberg News. So far, the lender hasn't officially responded to the request. In a letter Tuesday to Deutsche U.S. CEO John Cryan, five legislators ask for results from internal reviews the bank conducted on matters relating to Russian Federation.

Sports Philippe Coutinho Dismisses Transfer Speculation, Focuses on Champions League
Author: 0 Philippe Coutinho Dismisses Transfer Speculation, Focuses on Champions League

Liverpool have qualified for the Champions League only twice in eight seasons and their manager said the club's status demands that it becomes a regular occurrence. Responding to Wenger's outburst, Winterburn told talkSPORT the Frenchman could simply be trying to divert attention away from his own club's failings this season.

Sports Tony Bradley to stay in the NBA Draft
Author: 0 Tony Bradley to stay in the NBA Draft

Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game this past season. Bradley, who is the second "one and done" player in Roy Williams' tenure as UNC head coach (Brandan Wright was the first), is projected to be a late-to-first-round pick in next month's NBA Draft.

Author: 0 Conte named Manager of the Year

According to reports in The Sun , Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is desperate for the club to persuade striker Diego Costa to stay as he continues to be linked with a move to the Chinese Super League. "It's been a great run of form to build up the momentum and, even though it's not got us Champions League football, at least we're going to get to the FA Cup final with a great mood and environment in the dressing room".

Sports Billy Horschel secures victory at AT&T Byron Nelson in play-off
Author: 0 Billy Horschel secures victory at AT&T Byron Nelson in play-off

But he was as quickly out of contention after giving back four strokes in a three-hole stretch early in the final round when he missed three putts of 5 feet or less on Nos. Day, who went on a blistering run of five straight birdies, faced a challenging green on the par-3 17th that broke twice - once from left and once right and downhill.

Author: 0 Celtics stun Cavs with comeback win

With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 debacle by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show. Sunday's game marked the first time in LeBron's postseason career that his team lost after leading by 20 points or more. "We've got to be a lot better for sure".

Sports James Milner: Liverpool winning a trophy is the next step
Author: 0 James Milner: Liverpool winning a trophy is the next step

Considering that the club cannot attract talent of the same pedigree this summer, whether or not we can hold on to the world-class talent already at the club will be the decisive factor in regards to Arsenal's future. The big guns blew away the rest on the final day of the Premier League season as City thrashing Watford 5-0. It's all about hard work, I've never worked so hard in my career and I just want to keep on improving in the position I'm playing.

Author: 0 Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

We've got a lot of guys with a lot of playoff minutes who've been in situations like that before. The Cavs and Celtics played role reversal in Game 4 before a sellout crowd of 20,562 that included actor Matthew McConaughey, UFC fighter Stipe Miocic and rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

Sports Antonio Conte Named 2016-17 Premier League Manager of the Season
Author: 0 Antonio Conte Named 2016-17 Premier League Manager of the Season

The 36-year-old revealed after the game that it was his idea to come off in that specific minute, the same number as his long-held squad number, and Sunderland boss David Moyes and his men obliged. Terry is given a guard-of-honor in his final game for Chelsea . He could yet make a 718th appearance, although he is likely to be a substitute at best, before deciding whether to retire on play on elsewhere.

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving and Lebron James star for Cleveland Cavaliers against Boston Celtics

You can listen to Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics live streaming as well as all of the other 2017 NBA Playoffs by signing up with a one-time payment of $9.99. "My adrenaline is still going at this point, so I'm pretty sure when I get home my body will probably hate me", he said. "I didn't have it", said James.

Author: 0 Cup final is about Arsenal not me, says Wenger

But with first-choice centre-backs Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel unavailable and Shkodran Mustafi a doubt, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have no choice but to see if Mertesacker cannot only cope with Chelsea striker Diego Costa but also last the entire game.

Author: 0 Boston had a comeback game for the ages. Is it sustainable….

After all, Thomas was named to the second-team All-NBA this season, and Smart just filled in admirably for him in game three of the Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals series against the Cavs. "We have guys who have chips on their shoulders", Boston coach Brad Stevens said. Stevens didn't review much of the Game 2 tape, but there's a mental image in his head of the Cavs making tough shot after tough shot.

Sports Man City's Jason Denayer Kicks Man in the Head During Street Fight
Author: 0 Man City's Jason Denayer Kicks Man in the Head During Street Fight

The incident reportedly took place outside of a Brussels nightclub and began when a friend of Denayer's became involved in a scuffle with another man, the man the former Celtic man ultimately lashed out at. It's true that he has kicked someone, but it was a defensive reaction. He ran to his auto. That was meanwhile half demolished, but he is still able to drive off.

Sports American climber dies, Indian goes missing after successfully climbing Mount Everest
Author: 0 American climber dies, Indian goes missing after successfully climbing Mount Everest

In 2015, he was on the mountain when an quake in Nepal triggered an avalanche that killed 18 climbers. "Several teams got lucky but there are also many climbers who had to turn around half way to the summit due to high winds", he said. Famed Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck fell while on a training run on a nearby peak earlier in the season, and Min Bahadur Sherchan , 85, died of a heart attack at base camp on May 6.

Sports Cavaliers take a 3-1 series lead over Celtics
Author: 0 Cavaliers take a 3-1 series lead over Celtics

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James had that look - faraway, yet focused. Not bad for an off game. "It wasn't tough to watch", he said as the Cavaliers prepared for Tuesday night's Game 4. The Celtics still won't have star guard Isaiah Thomas for the rest of the postseason, but showed in Game 3 that they can still put up a fight against the heavily favored Cavaliers.

Sports My shares in Arsenal not for sale - Kroenke
Author: 0 My shares in Arsenal not for sale - Kroenke

Kroenke , who owns 67.05% of Arsenal , declined the offer from Usmanov and that has now been made official in a statement released to the stock exchange by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE). Kroenke became the majority shareholder at Arsenal in 2011. When Arsene Wenger finally admitted that the season-long saga surrounding his future had damaged the team's Premier League campaign, he didn't mince words.

Sports Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics
Author: 0 Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

As the Celtics closed out on him harder, his layup artistry only got better. "We had to come out in the second half, the third quarter specifically and come out better". But that didn't happen. James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game 3, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston's courageous effort came up short.

Author: 0 Elderly throw their weight behind Venezuela opposition

In this May 10, 2017 photo, a demonstrator, right center, holds a glass bottle filled with feces, known as a "puputov", to throw at Bolivarian National Guards during clashes with security forces at an anti-government protest in Caracas , Venezuela .

Author: 0 Bobby Ryan, Senators Even Series vs. Penguins with Game 6 Win

Things got trickier in the second round against the Washington Capitals when they let a 3-1 series lead slip away before pulling out a 2-0 road win in Game 7. Ondrej Kase scored his second career goal - both in this series - giving Anaheim a chance to tie the National Hockey League record with a fifth rally when trailing by multiple goals.

Author: 0 Vikings tout rehabbing Bridgewater's practice participation

Bridgewater missed all of last season after severely tearing his ACL during a practice before the season. Bridgewater may never quite be the same as he was, even if he's able to play again. Bridgewater technically did not practice on Tuesday, but the video showed him dropping back, planting and throwing with a brace on his left knee. It's good to see Bridgewater working on the field in some capacity, and the video does its job to inspire optimism for Vikings' fans.

Sports Maria Sharapova's defiant response to French Open wildcard decision
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova's defiant response to French Open wildcard decision

Sharapova , 30, recently returned from a 15-month doping ban after admitting she had used the banned hormone and metabolic modulator meldonium. With a ranking of 211, her first-round win over Christina McHale ensured she would rise above the cut-off ranking to enter the qualifying rounds at Wimbledon , but she needed to reach the semi-finals in Rome, where she has been the champion three times in her last five appearances, to qualify direct into the main draw.

Sports Arsenal in the wilderness Liverpool, City grab CL places
Author: 0 Arsenal in the wilderness Liverpool, City grab CL places

Disappointed Arsenal could point out that their total of 75 points was more than they achieved in finishing runners-up last season and would normally have put them in the top four . Most of the games this year even though we have lost points, we have dominated games. "This year we have dominated possession and made steps forward, winning at tough places like West Brom and Stoke".

Author: 0 Ligue 1: Mbappe plans Monaco stay

It is claimed that Liverpool have offered €75m, the first "firm" proposal made for 18-year-old Mbappe. "We are aware that we have done something historic because the club had not been champions for a long time", said Mbappe. It had been 17 years since Monaco were last crowned French champions. Monaco winning the league is the equivalent of PSG winning it 4 times. Monaco move six points clear of deposed champions PSG and will finish the season with 95 points if they win their last game ...

Sports Real Madrid's 2-goal Cristiano Ronaldo: Now our focus is Sunday
Author: 0 Real Madrid's 2-goal Cristiano Ronaldo: Now our focus is Sunday

The ill feeling increased when Celta were denied a penalty for a handball by Raphael Varane towards the end of the first half which saw Aspas booked for dissent. Since Malaga have conceded more than twice in only one of their 37 home games since the start of last season, this should be much tighter than odds of 1.25 about Los Blancos suggest.

Sports Celtics were upset with talk focusing on Isaiah Thomas
Author: 0 Celtics were upset with talk focusing on Isaiah Thomas

The Celtics tied the Cavs at 95-all on Smart's 3-pointer and then matched the James and Co. basket for basket in the final minutes in one of the most entertaining games of what has been a mostly boring postseason. It looked like the Celtics were going to be swept when he was playing, so it seemed like a virtual guarantee that they would meet the same fate without him.

Sports Pens' Murray credits Anderson for Sens' win
Author: 0 Pens' Murray credits Anderson for Sens' win

Yes, the East final is going the distance. Nashville Predators fans celebrate after Game 6 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Monday, May 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn . Pittsburgh took a 4-0 lead after the first period, the Penguins' scoring onslaught forcing the Senators to replace goaltender Craig Anderson on his 36th birthday with backup Mike Condon .

Sports Colin Kaepernick to visit Seahawks on Wednesday
Author: 0 Colin Kaepernick to visit Seahawks on Wednesday

A league source said the Seahawks also were looking at former Rams quarterback Austin Davis today. Davis was most recently with the Broncos, hanging around as a third option behind Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch . The 49ers, for instance, retained none of their 2016 quarterbacks in favor of a group that is well-versed in pocket passing. If he does strike a deal with the Seahawks, he'll likely need to beat out Trevone Boykin for the backup job, assuming Boykin isn't released before ...

Sports Iran Beaten by Zambia at Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup
Author: 0 Iran Beaten by Zambia at Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup

Maradona appeared to overly celebrate when he drew Argentina's name out of the hat for the Federation Internationale de Football Association U20 World Cup, and would therefore be in Group A with South Korea. It had beat Guinea 2-0 in the opening match on Sunday. A double from Reza Shekari had the Iranians 2-0 up nearly 10 minutes into the second half, but Zambia then shifted up a gear and netted four times in 17 minutes to stun their opponents.

Author: 0 Chelsea bids John Terry adieu in unusual manner, raises eyebrows

Back to the present day, Conte's Chelsea overtook the 1999-2000 Manchester United side and 2005-06 Chelsea , by beating Sunderland 5-1 on the final day. "This is a great opportunity to win and to do the double". Terry told reporters he felt "physically drained" after an emotional final appearance at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Sports Chelsea: Conte given two manager awards
Author: 0 Chelsea: Conte given two manager awards

Paddy Power had accepted the bets on Terry being replaced between 26:00 and 26:59, matching his shirt number, in Sunday's final Premier League fixture of the campaign, the 36-year-old's last as a Chelsea player at Stamford Bridge. "It's fantastic to read all of these names who have won this trophy". Former Irish global Chris Hughton was also named Championship manager of the year, having brought Premier League promotion to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Sports Steve Smith allays fears of Ashes boycott but backs union against board
Author: 0 Steve Smith allays fears of Ashes boycott but backs union against board

It is the latest power play in an increasingly bitter stand-off between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association over a plan to scrap revenue-sharing. Of course, we want to play in the Ashes. According to News Corp, existing promotional material for the upcoming Ashes series will be left untouched, but any player lockout would freeze any fresh advertising involving the players.

Sports Newcastle sign Atsu on permanent deal from Chelsea
Author: 0 Newcastle sign Atsu on permanent deal from Chelsea

Atsu, capped 42 times by Ghana, has spent time on loan at Vitesse, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga. Atsu was never given much of a chance at Stamford Bridge but clearly is a player who has enough ability to be a threat in the Premier League .

Sports Celtics celebrated Game 3 win by Facetiming with Isaiah Thomas
Author: 0 Celtics celebrated Game 3 win by Facetiming with Isaiah Thomas

It was worth one. We've got to be better, but there's nothing wrong with being confident and feeling good. While injured Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas couldn't be in Cleveland on Sunday, he was with his team following its thrilling Game 3 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers .

Author: 0 Sens' Alex Burrows sidelined by injury in Game 4

It's tough. They're a good team. "At the same time , we know we're still okay here". In Game 3, Sidney Crosby , assisted by Phil Kessel and Mark Streit, scored the Penguins' only goal while on the power play. He fired a shot from the left point that was going wide, but the puck hit the skate of Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf , who was looking the other way, and ricocheted into an open net.

Sports Cowboys DE Irving facing suspension
Author: 0 Cowboys DE Irving facing suspension

According to Zach Links of Pro Football Rumors.com, Irving now is facing a four-game ban, which would indicate he has tested positive for an 'anabolic agent.' If Irving has had a positive test for a diuretic or masking agent, the precedence is a two-game ban as opposed to four.

Author: 0 Former Chelsea winger says Arsenal unsafe as FA Cup underdogs

Wenger also said Arsenal's supporters' protests against shareholder Stan Kroenke - who was loudly and repeatedly told to "get out of our club" - were misplaced. At Selhurst Park on a Monday night in April, Arsenal suffered one of its poorest games of the season. Arsenal must focus on keeping Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil at the club before trying to strengthen other areas of the team for next season, goalkeeper Peter Cech has said.

Author: 0 Nonstop celebrations for Madrid after winning league title

Pique was an obvious target as he has a history of acrimony with Real and does not enjoy a good relationship with the Santiago Bernabeu faithful, per Joaquin Maroto of AS. It transpires that when Real Madrid got the victory they needed to secure the title, a 2-0 win away to Malaga , there were a lot of puzzled expressions on the faces of the Real Madrid players.