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  • Judge refuses to dismiss tax evasion charges against Lionel Messi, who could now face trial

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle34 mins ago

    The tax evasion case against Lionel Messi and his father will drag on as a Spanish court has decided to proceed with the case despite the prosecution recommending that the case against Messi should be dropped. The prosecutor argued that Messi did not have knowledge of the alleged fraud and that his father was solely responsible, but the judge remains unconvinced.

    From Reuters:

    According to Marca, the judge "gave public prosecutors 10 days to request the opening of oral proceedings or the dismissal of the trial."

    People are always eager to find ways to compare Messi to Maradona, but continuing a tax evasion case against the prosecutors' recommendations might be taking it a bit too far.

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  • Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson have a Subway sandwich making competition

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle22 hrs ago

    Liverpool's trip to the U.S. isn't all preseason friendlies and training in sweltering heat — there's also the official club sponsor hosted sandwich making competitions. Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson stopped by a Subway shop in Boston, put on the shirt and plastic gloves of a sandwich artist and assembled their own culinary creations.

    With former Red Sox pitcher Jim Corsi served as the judge/taste tester, Henderson and Sturridge created sandwiches that perfectly encapsulated their respective personalities. Henderson created a simple, chicken based sub that he himself enjoys. Sturridge, meanwhile, got creative with it, combining steak with meatballs, tomatoes and cucumbers.

    You'll have to watch the video to see who wins, but Corsi does describe Sturridge's effort as "a weird combination."

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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  • Polish league keeper banks the ball off opponent's face and into his own net

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    The only goal of the Polish Ekstraklasa match between Lechia Gdansk and Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala was an odd one. In the 29th minute, Podbeskidzie B-B keeper Richard Zajac received a simple backpass from one of his defenders and took a moment too long to decide what he wanted to do with it. This allowed Lechia midfielder Maciej Makuszewski to get right in front of him. Zajac decided not to let this deter his plans, though. So he kicked the ball off of Makuszewski's face, causing it to trickle into his own net.

    Makuszewski was credited with the easiest goal of his career, Lechia won 1-0, and Zajac somehow managed to make a mistake worse than his haircut.

    The new season has only just begun, leaving plenty of time for everyone to not forget that this happened.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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