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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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    Crime

    A University of South Florida football player faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and petit theft following his arrest by Temple Terrace police on Monday.

    USF senior tight end Adrian Palmore faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and petit theft after his arrest by Temple Terrace police on June 19, 2017. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
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    Soccer

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    Family business, too.

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    The Heater

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    Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett (4) of Sarasota makes the throw to first as Rays DH Trevor Plouffe (14) grounds into a double play at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Monday, June 19, 2017. For Gennett, the three-game series this week with the Rays was his first trip back to Tampa Bay since his historic four-home run game June 6, 2017 against St. Louis. DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  4. Vegas Golden Knights expansion selections

    Lightning Strikes

    Vegas Golden Knights expansion selections

    Goaltenders

    Calvin Pickard, Colorado Avalanche

    J.F. Berube, New York Islanders

    Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

    Forwards

    Teemu Pulkkinen, Arizona Coyotes

    William Carrier, Buffalo Sabres

    Cody Eakin, Dallas Stars …

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    Lightning Strikes

    Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman knew he was a long shot to win the Norris Trophy, given to the league's top defenseman, at Wednesday's NHL awards show.

    LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 21:  Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning attends the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena on June 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) 700065353