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Sat., May 17, 2014

Sidelined Oklahoma City Thunder forward and defensive specialist Serge Ibaka will miss the rest of the NBA playoffs because of a left calf injury. Ibaka was injured during the Thunder’s game Thursday night.

Fined Premier League winner Manchester City and French champion Paris Saint-Germain were fined $82 million by UEFA and ordered to limit their Champions League squads to 21 players next season for breaching the body’s financial fair play rules. In the first series of sanctions handed down by UEFA over its new regulations meant to curb overspending by wealthy owners, nine clubs in all were handed punishments – but those given to City and PSG were by far the heaviest.

Unapologetic Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic did not apologize for something he said to Montreal’s Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin that made them angry after the final game of their series, won by the Canadiens. According to reports, he threatened to retaliate against the two Canadiens next season. Lucic said Friday that he wasn’t sorry. And he blamed the Montreal players for breaking a code in which what’s said on the ice should stay there.

Surrendered A Mecklenburg County (North Carolina) Sheriff’s spokeswoman says Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has surrendered 10 guns to police as part of a court order. Hardy was arrested Tuesday for assaulting a female and communicating threats. He was released Wednesday on $17,000 bond. As part of his bond agreement he was ordered to turn over all weapons he owns or has access to.

Not charged Authorities in South Florida say they have found insufficient evidence to file sexual assault charges against former All-Pro NFL safety Darren Sharper. A woman told poli`ce she was assaulted by Sharper on Sept. 27. Sharper also is being investigated for alleged sexual assaults in Louisiana, Arizona and Nevada. Sharper has denied the allegations.

Rewarded FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is about to get a big raise, with reports indicating he will make about $34 million per year.


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