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PROSECUTORS WANT NEYMAR

Spanish prosecutors want to punish Neymar, his father, Barcelona, and the player's Brazilian club because of an investment group's claim that they concealed the value of the star's transfer fee. Prosecutors said Wednesday they're seeking a two-year prison sentence and a $10.6 million fine for Neymar and his father on corruption charges, although they're unlikely to face jail time because in Spain sentences of less than two years for first offenses are usually suspended.

ET CETERA

BASEBALL: Free agent outfielder Cedric Hunter, 28, who played in 13 games for the Phillies last year, has been suspended for 50 games after a positive test for amphetamine under baseball's minor-league drug program.

WEIGHTLIFTING: Kazakh­stan's Ilya Ilyin, one of the sport's biggest names, has been stripped of his two Olympic gold medals from 2008 and 2012. Banned steroids stanozolol and turinabol were found in his samples, officials said in June.

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