Agreed Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. agreed to pay $5.6 million in back taxes before the Internal Revenue Service was poised to take the money from his purse after his Saturday comeback fight against Juan Manuel Marquez. The IRS sent the Nevada Athletic Commission a levy notice on Sept. 4 ordering Mayweather’s unpaid taxes from 2007 to be deducted from his $10 million fight purse, commission executive director Keith Kizer told The Associated Press. Kizer said the IRS backed off one week later, after Mayweather agreed to pay the money.
Filed Two photographers sued New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen for $1 million Tuesday, saying they were shot at during a post-wedding party in Costa Rica. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleged that the photographers, though the shot didn’t hit them, suffered physical and mental harm from the attack during a celebration in early April at Bundchen’s holiday home.
Pleaded Professional golfer Jim Thorpe pleaded guilty to failing to pay more than $2 million in income taxes. The 60-year-old central Florida resident pleaded guilty to two counts in Orlando, Fla. He faces a maximum of two years in prison and a $4.1 million fine when he is sentenced. He was charged in February with seven counts of failing to pay federal taxes on income he earned in 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Suspended Chivas USA midfielder Marcelo Saragosa received a two-game suspension rather than a one-game penalty for his ejection against Seattle last weekend. Saragosa got a red card for putting his cleats into the face of Fredy Montero as both went for a ball in the 71st minute of a 0-0 tie Saturday.
Euthanized Former Preakness champion Summer Squall was euthanized at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky., because of complications of old age. He was 22. Summer Squall finished second in the 1990 Kentucky Derby behind Unbridled, then returned the favor in the Preakness following a thrilling stretch duel in which he pulled away along the rail. He did not compete in the Belmont Stakes but returned as a 4-year-old and won the Fayette Handicap in 1991.
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