Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Games

PARIS (AP) — High-divers plunged into the River Seine, trampoline athletes somersaulted inside the Petit Palais art museum and runners raced on a floating track as Paris turned some of its world-famous landmarks over to sports on Friday in hopes of wowing the International Olympic Committee.

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Messi offers to pay $558,000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has offered to pay an additional fine of 500,000 euros ($558,000) to ensure he avoids a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud that a judge is expected to suspend, a Spanish state prosecutor said Friday.

  • Written by By JOSEPH WILSON , Associated Press