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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts at the end of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 24, 2017 - 2:55 pm
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 because sentences...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, grabs his helmet before the start of a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 23, 2017 - 10:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The whole plan had been to celebrate Scott Dixon's pole-winning run for the Indianapolis 500 at a downtown Italian restaurant. But the restaurant was closed by the time Dixon had completed his media obligations Sunday night. "Really only the next choice was to get fast food...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Kansas guard Josh Jackson pass the ball during the second half of a regional final against Oregon in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Kansas City, Mo. The former Kansas basketball player must undergo anger management classes and apologize as part of a diversion agreement arising from a confrontation with a women's basketball player. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
May 23, 2017 - 1:52 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year as part of a diversion agreement arising from his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, grabs his helmet before the start of a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 23, 2017 - 1:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The whole plan had been to celebrate Scott Dixon's pole-winning run for the Indianapolis 500 at a downtown Italian restaurant. But the restaurant was closed by the time Dixon had completed his media obligations Sunday night. "Really only the next choice was to get fast food...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 file photo Vitaly Smirnov, a former IOC member from Russia who runs a government-backed doping commission, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. A Russian anti-doping commission set up by President Vladimir Putin has called for new measures to claw back prize money from drug cheats and to restore trust in Russian athletes. The commission, headed by 82-year-old former International Olympic Committee member Vitaly Smirnov, denies the Russian government played any role in covering up drug use, as alleged by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator's report last year.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
May 23, 2017 - 9:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian anti-doping commission set up by President Vladimir Putin called for new measures to claw back prize money from drug cheats and to restore trust in Russian athletes. The commission, headed by 82-year-old former International Olympic Committee member Vitaly Smirnov, denies...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, climbs out of his car following during a practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 23, 2017 - 2:04 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is only fitting that it was Scott Dixon, the greatest IndyCar driver of his generation, to grab some of the spotlight away from Fernando Alonso. Sure, "The Iceman" was robbed at gunpoint in the drive thru of a Taco Bell just a mile away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway not...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, watches with his wife, Emma, the final attempt to knock him off the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 6:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax. Instead, he got the scare of his life. As he ordered dinner for his teammates at one of the few fast-food restaurants still open near...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, watches with his wife, Emma, the final attempt to knock him off the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 6:07 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police are saying Scott Dixon's wife was not in the car when the Indianapolis 500 pole winner and three-time race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night. The police report lists three victims: Dixon, his wife, Emma, and Franchitti. Police...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, watches with his wife, Emma, the final attempt to knock him off the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 3:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon, his wife and retired three-time race winner Dario Franchitti were unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint in the drive-thru lane of a Taco Bell making a late-night food run, police said Monday. The robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, watches with his wife, Emma, the final attempt to knock him off the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 12:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon and fellow former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane. A police report that the robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday at the fast-food restaurant less than a mile...
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