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Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence

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However, his father who was previously directed to pay £1.3 million as fine has now been asked to only pay £1.3 million. Although Messi is unlikely to serve time behind bars because he has no prior convictions, he appealed what his lawyers called a "symbolic" conviction, taking the case to a higher court. Read More »

Nashville Predators Win Western Conference At Home, Will Play For Stanley Cup

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The Ducks have won five consecutive Pacific Division titles during a remarkable run of consistent excellence, but they've also won only five ensuing playoff rounds and never played for the Cup in that half-decade stretch. Ultimately, it was the belief shown by GM David Poile and head coach Peter Laviolette that Subban said he appreciated the most. Cam Fowler tied it 3-3 at 8:52 of the third for Anaheim as the Ducks tried to rally for the fifth time this season when trailing by ... Read More »

Top NBA prospect trying to bury college scandal before draft

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Jackson, who is leaving Kansas after one season and is expected to be a top pick in next month's National Basketball Association draft, had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on December 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. Read More »

Held out of OTAs

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ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer are reporting that Elliott has been held out of the first two days of OTAs after he was involved in a auto accident on Sunday. Elliott, 21, rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns as a rookie in 2016. Columbus, Ohio, police questioned him about the incident, and the district attorney chose not to pursue charges because of the conflicting stories. Read More »

Bills cut Cyrus Kouandjio to make room for Rod Streater

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On Wednesday they made additions on offense signing free agent TE Wes Saxton and WR Rod Streater . Kouandjio was not arrested, but taken to Erie County Medical Center for observation after being found in a T-shirt without trousers (but wearing underwear) and wandering in a field after climbing over an electric fence. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard: Kawhi Leonard (ankle) listed as questionable

Popovich insisted the series is over if his team do not get an attitude adjustment. "I'd probably list him as questionable", Popovich said . "So I literally start to go and I'm going to get in the far left lane to go through where we all go through, and a cop out of nowhere pulls in front of me and goes, 'Hey you, stop!". Read More »

Congress asks Deutsche Bank for Trump records

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Democrats on the House Committee on Financial Services have sent a letter to Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan asking for information on the banks dealing with President Donald Trump. USA lawmakers have demanded documents from German banking giant Deutsche Bank detailing its ties with President Donald Trump and his dealings with Russian Federation. Read More »

UNC's Tony Bradley to stay in National Basketball Association draft

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The official announcement from the university should come sometime Wednesday before the 11:59 p.m. ET deadline. Bradley is signing with agent John Spencer of 540 Sports and Entertainment, per sources. With the loss of Bradley, UNC's front court takes a big hit. With the Tar Heels losing Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks to graduation, the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Bradley was set to enjoy an expanded role had he returned to Chapel Hill for his sophomore season, but after receiving positive ... Read More »

Conte wins LMA's Prem manager of season

That they ultimately missed out on the title was a huge disappointment, but they will no doubt find consolation in the fact that they finished above rivals Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time since 1994/95. "It's fantastic to read all of these names who have won this trophy". "When I went out to play against Watford last week, the smell of the grass where it had rained and it was a little bit zippy - all of those things you take for granted over the years". Read More »

LeBron James exchanges words with heckling fan after Game 3 loss

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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) celebrates against Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland . We can't have what happened in Game 1 or 2 where they go on a run and we let it affect our next play happen. We knew if we played hard, we'd give ourselves a chance. Read More »

LeBron James misses open dunk in Game 4 vs. Celtics

Midway through the quarter, James got an offensive foul on a drive to the hoop against Boston guard Terry Rozier. That collective gasp you heard reverberate throughout Northeast Ohio was Cleveland Cavaliers fans holding their breath as Kyrie Irving lay on the baseline clutching his left ankle. Read More »

Horschel Beats Day In Playoff To Win Byron Nelson

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In his only two previous Nelsons, in 2011 and 2012, Horschel missed the cut at 13 over through 36 holes both times. Here is some of what he said after winning it. One will be May 29 in England, with 10 taking place across the United States on June 5. I am as good as the top players in the world. A birdie by Horschel on 16 helped set the stage for a play-off as both he and Day parred the final two holes. Read More »

Arsenal fans' message for Arsene Wenger

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He claims that the Gunners need to spend as much as their rivals to become competitive again and that Wenger is often "scratching around" when it comes to signing players. Similarly, Tottenham Hotspur, whose net spend amounted to £24.82m, have an empty trophy cabinet to stare at over the summer months. "That's probably what everybody wished before we started today and now we have it and we should celebrate it". Read More »

Conte warns of 'real danger' against Arsenal

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Terry is not the first player to receive such an over-the-top exit from the club. While he said that a few days before Chelsea's final Premier League match of the season, the five times Premier League victor seemed to have changed his mind during Chelsea's trophy presentation ceremony. Read More »

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

Much of the game had an off-kilter vibe, reminiscent of past playoff series: LeBron's biomechanics were misaligned for three quarters, like they were in 2011; the Celtics were evoking the randomness of their 2012 selves. ABOUT THE CELTICS: Marcus Smart was a nonfactor by averaging five points on 2-of-11 shooting over the first two games but he stepped up with Thomas out and put on a spectacular performance. Read More »

Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of FA Cup final

The Frenchman also added that German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi has not resumed training after developing concussion-like symptoms following the win over Sunderland last week. Mustafi is still sick and hasn't trained yet. "He (Sanchez) needs to go through some tests at the moment". Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will most likely not be available to face the Blues as he battles a hamstring problem. Read More »

Celtics' playoff hopes rest on LeBron James having another bad night

He had been the best player in the postseason to this point (eight straight 30-point games), then he was awful on Sunday night: 4-of-13 from the field, 0-of-4 from three, one point in the game's final 18 minutes. Combine it all and Bradley gets the game victor, after a shooter's bounce, which ran the rest of the clock out. The three-time NBA Finals MVP finished the night with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting, including 0 for 4 from beyond the arc. Read More »

Newcastle sign Christian Atsu on permanent deal from Chelsea

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Atsu, 25, made 32 league appearances for Newcastle in 2016/17, including 15 starts, and contributed five goals. The former Porto man had a clause in his loan that would allow the Magpies to make the deal permanent, and they have today confirmed that they have activated that clause. Read More »

Predators reach first Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in six games

Peter Laviolette is the fourth coach to take three different teams to the Cup final, and the first since the playoffs were split into conference play in 1994. "We went through a tremendous amount of adversity the last 72 hours, losing two key guys in our lineup", Nashville defenceman P.K. Subban said. Even with the Ducks winning the shot battle 25-8, Nashville took its lead into the third period and Sissons' second goal of the game made it 3-1 three minutes in. Read More »

Colin Kaepernick to visit with the Seahawks

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That's despite the fact that he accounted for 18 touchdowns compared to four interceptions in 11 starts for the 49ers last season. During an interview earlier this month with a Seattle radio station, Carroll was asked specifically if the Seahawks had any interest in Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III . Read More »

Lakers turn attention to scheduling workouts with top players

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Over the next several weeks the Lakers will be working tirelessly to presumably pick a top choice and a second choice on their draft board in case Boston selects their primary choice. On Tuesday night inside a NY hotel, the ping-pong balls smiled upon the Lakers once again. For the Nets, they are looking at another poor season next year, and they are missing out on a franchise-changing player. Read More »

UN Security Council to discuss Venezuela crisis

Few arrests have been made and the death toll is fast approaching the violence seen during protests in 2014. Maduro accuses them of seeking a violent coup. Maduro, 54, who narrowly won the election in 2013 after Chavez's death, says he is the victim of an worldwide right-wing conspiracy that has already brought down leftist governments in Brazil, Argentina and Peru in recent years. Read More »