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Barcelona Idol Messi Charged With Tax Fraud

FIFA World Player Lionel Messi and his father, Horacio , are to be charged with tax evasion, the Spanish public prosecutors’ office said on Wednesday. The charges have been filed by prosecutor Raquel Amado in Gava, the seaside resort close …

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Serena Wins French Open

Serena Williams won her second French Open title on Saturday, 11 years after her first triumph, defeating title-holder Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 in a brief, but high-quality final. It was the 31-year-old American’s 16th Grand Slam title win, taking her …

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Leading South Africa scorer Benni McCarthy retires

JOHANNESBURG – Benni McCarthy, South Africa’s all-time leading scorer and a one-time UEFA Champions League winner, announced his retirement Thursday. The 35-year-old has been playing for Orlando Pirates since 2011, but several lengthy injury lay-offs restricted his appearances. His career …

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Chelsea: Mourinho signs £40m 4-year deal

JOSE MOURINHO is Chelsea’s new boss — and that’s official! The Special One sealed a spectacular £40million four-year deal on Tuesday night. A senior Blues source revealed: “It’s official — Jose is a Chelsea man again! Everyone is delighted he’s …

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Bayern lift UEFA Champions League

It was a had fought match, but Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund by 2-1. The three goals were scored in the second half. Mandzukic scored the first goal in the 60th minute after Robben squared the ball into the 6yard. …

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Press lambast Mourinho after cup final loss

MADRID- The day after Atletico Madrid ended 14 years of hurt to finally beat Real Madrid 2-1 and lift the Copa del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Spanish press was left to reflect on a disappointing season for Los …

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Chelsea set for huge spending spree, says Benitez

MADRID – Chelsea will splash out on new players and return even stronger next year, interim manager Rafael Benitez predicted after leading his team to Europa League victory. Speaking to Spain’s Onda Cero radio after their 2-1 win over Benefica …

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David Beckham retires from football

David Beckham is to retire from professional football at the end of the season, his representative announced on Thursday. The 38-year-old midfielder has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy and AC Milan, as well as winning 115 …

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Man City sacks Mancini

For failing to achieve the goals laid down by the club for him in 2012/2013 season, Roberto Mancini of Manchester City has been sacked by the club. The club in a statement noted that the achievement of Mancini for 2013 …

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