Soccer player Messi prison sentence lifted in exchange for fine

A Spanish court said on Friday it has exchanged a 21-month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine.

Soccer player Messi prison sentence lifted in exchange for fine

MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish court said on Friday it has exchanged a 21-month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine. The Barcelona player and his father were found guilty by a Catalan court last year of three counts of tax fraud to the tune […]

FIFA bans Mexico soccer coach for six games for insulting language

FIFA said on Friday it was suspending Mexico's soccer coach Juan Carlos Osorio for six games, saying he directed insulting words at match officials during a game against Portugal.

FIFA bans Mexico soccer coach for six games for insulting language

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA said on Friday it was suspending Mexico’s soccer coach Juan Carlos Osorio for six games, saying he directed insulting words at match officials during a game against Portugal. FIFA said Osorio also displayed an aggressive attitude towards officials in the Confederations Cup third place play-off, which Mexico lost 2:1 on July […]

Pacquiao backs call for review of Horn decision

Manny Pacquiao has backed a call asking the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) to review the controversial points decision that saw Australia's Jeff Horn capture the Filipino great's welterweight world title in Brisbane on Sunday.

Pacquiao backs call for review of Horn decision

(Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao has backed a call asking the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) to review the controversial points decision that saw Australia’s Jeff Horn capture the Filipino great’s welterweight world title in Brisbane on Sunday. Horn improved his unbeaten record to 17-0-1 after the judges scored the bout 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 in the […]

McDavid signs eight-year extension with Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have signed captain Connor McDavid to a $100 million, eight-year contract extension that will make the 20-year-old phenom the highest valued player in the National Hockey League.

McDavid signs eight-year extension with Oilers

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) – The Edmonton Oilers have signed captain Connor McDavid to a $100 million, eight-year contract extension that will make the 20-year-old phenom the highest valued player in the National Hockey League. McDavid, who has one year left on his entry-level contract, agreed to an extension that will pay him an average […]

Djokovic trounces Pavlasek in punishing heat

Novak Djokovic raced into the Wimbledon third round for the ninth year running, with a 6-2 6-2 6-1 drubbing of tournament debutant Adam Pavlasek on a sweltering Court One on Thursday.

Djokovic trounces Pavlasek in punishing heat

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic raced into the Wimbledon third round for the ninth year running, with a 6-2 6-2 6-1 drubbing of tournament debutant Adam Pavlasek on a sweltering Court One on Thursday. The three-time champion was in relentless form in the 30 Celsius heat. He pinned his Czech opponent behind the baseline with […]