Posts Tagged Spain

Riba beats Brown in Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.

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Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead

In this Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, left, arrives at a court to answer questions in a tax fraud case in Gava, near Barcelona, Spain. A Spanish judge on Monday July 28, 2014 has rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed. A court statement says there is "sufficient evidence" to believe the Argentina player "could have known and consented" to the creation of a fictitious corporate structure to avoid paying taxes on income made from Messi's image rights. Messi's father, Jorge Horacio Messi, is under investigation for an alleged euro4 million ($5.3 million) in unpaid taxes from 2007-09. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor’s request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.

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Atletico beats Earthquakes in Candlestick finale

Athletico Madid's Koke, right, and San Jose Earthquakes' Khari Stephenson battle for the ball during the first half of a soccer match Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saul scored in the fifth round of penalty kicks to lift Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid past Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes after they played to a scoreless tie Sunday in the final sporting event at Candlestick Park.

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