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MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax-fraud conviction in Spain. The court confirmed the 21-month prison sentence handed to Messi for defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from 2007-09. He is not expected to go to prison...
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager after John Hammond left to join the Orlando Magic. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the Bucks...
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide to the president of the North American professional soccer federation has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in a worldwide soccer scandal. Costas Takkas (KAH'-stuhs TAH'-kuhs) worked at CONCACAF (KAHN'-kuh-kaf), the Confederation of...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the flick of a wrist, Sage Karam reveals an ink-stained reminder of Indy. "You got a tattoo? What'd your dad say?" friend and IndyCar driver Marco Andretti asked. "Kicked me out for three days," Karam said, laughing. The 22-year-old Karam would rather...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019, a couple of years longer than anticipated. The NBA announced that the All-Star weekend will be held Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte and the game will be played at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte in 2019, two years after the city was to host the event. The NBA announced Wednesday the game will be played at Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets. The All-Star game had been set for Charlotte...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve...
ATLANTA (AP) — An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves game turned out to be a false alarm. An equipment malfunction during an altercation at a ballpark restaurant was the source of confusion in the top of the third, the Braves said...
It never figured to end well for Rio. Just hosting the Olympics took everything out of the city. Trying to recover from them may be impossible. Nine months after hosting the world's best athletes in a flawed — and mostly joyless — Olympics, Rio has little to show for the $12...