Quote of the Day

"Lionel was 15 years at the time; he didn’t have anything to do with this."
-- Lionel Messi’s father, Jorge, on tax evasion charges he and his son will face on Friday in a Spanish court. (BLOOMBERG, 9/26)
Friday September 27, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 77 Print This Issue

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  • Messi To Face Judge

    Lionel Messi, facing tax evasion charges, is due in court on Friday.

    Lionel Messi will appear in court Friday after his lawyer "failed to strike an eleventh-hour deal to get prosecutors to drop a tax evasion case" against him, according to Graham Keeley of the LONDON TIMES. Messi and his father "are to appear in court in Barcelona to face allegations" that they evaded €4.2M($5.6M) in taxes "on the sale of image rights." Messi’s lawyer, Cristobal Martell, "tried to convince prosecutors this week to drop the case" against the player and "to take action only against his father." But prosecutors "refused to accept a deal."

  • Dangerous Workplace

    Qatar World Cup construction a death sentence for workers, human rights group claims.

  • Green Light

    Despite flooding, IOC inspectors say Sochi is good to go.

  • Drink Up

    EPL clubs Arsenal, Liverpool sign deals with Gatorade.

  • Setting Priorities

    Lotus F1 team says it will focus on backers before signing driver.

  • Problem Child

    Liverpool director says Suarez's behavior hurt club's brand.

  • Awaiting Approval

    Celtic rugby unions won't join European tournament unless int'l board approves.

  • Staying Afloat

    Red Bull avoids censure from watchdog over Titanic ad.

  • Dirty Politics?

    UCI staff accused of trying to "torpedo" Cookson's bid to oust McQuaid.

  • Great Outdoors

    German second division hockey club jumps on outdoor-game bandwagon.

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