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Judge summons Messi over £3.4m tax fraud MADRID

(AFP) – Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been named as a suspect in a tax fraud probe and summoned to appear in court, a spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office in Barcelona said Thursday. The 25-year-old four-time World Player of …

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Nigeria Beat Tahiti 6 Goals To 1

African champions the Super Eagles of Nigeria as expected beat minnows Tahiti 6-1 in their Confederations Cup opening Group B match on Monday in Belo Horizonte, but they were given a run for their money for a while. Nnamdi Oduamadi …

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Brazil thrash Japan in Confed Cup

Brazil started the FIFA Confed cup on a sound note defeating Japan by three unreplied goals. Brazilian star, Neymar opened the scoring early in the game when his excellent strike found the back of the net just in the first …

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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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