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EUGENE, Ore. -- Even as the middle child in a family with 11 kids, Keni Harrison always std out.Only fitting, then, that her family stands out, t. A few of them are hoping theyll be at the stadium in Rio de Janeiro later this summer -- dressed in their familiar neon shirts to cheer on Keni, the American record holder in the 100-meter hurdles, at the Olympics.The 23-year-old Harrison used sports -- first gymnastics, then soccer, then, finally, track -- to carve her path in an oversized family that wasnt originally planned that way.At first, her mother, Karon, didnt want kids, yet ended up with one short of a dozen -- nine of whom are adopted, including Keni, who will try to secure her spot in Rio next week at Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.I know it wasnt easy raising all of us, said Keni, who broke the American record last month. But my parents found a way. They always found a way.The Harrison crew grew up in a six-bedrm house in Clayton, North Carolina. Bathrm space was at a premium and meals were typically on the run -- many of them eaten out of the back of a hotel shuttle bus the family used to transport all the kids from one activity to another.Keni was born in Tennessee to a mother she never knew. Karon and Gary had just adopted a daughter, Tasha, when they got a call from the agency about another infant in need of a home. Were they interested?Next thing they knew, they were on their way home from a camping trip to pick up Keni. She and Tasha are 11 days apart.The Harrison house has always been filled with noise, screams, love and caring. Casey, 33, is the oldest and Kara, 18, the youngest in a family that includes kids of many nationalities -- including two from Bolivia and two of Korean heritage.It was always busy, but you dont think about it, their mom said. You had birthday parties out of the back of the car. You always keep snacks in the car. Youre running here and there.Both the parents are retired military, with Gary now working for the Transportation Security Administration and Karon as an assistant preschl teacher.They bought toilet paper in bulk, along with cereal, mac and cheese, fish sticks and milk -- lots of milk. The family went through nearly seven gallons a week.Gary and their grandpa built a large dining rm table so they could congregate. One problem: They were rarely home together. Their schedules were just t frenzied; Karon memorized everything and jotted it all down for her husband.They made plenty of memories. A few embarrassing ones, t.Like when the family picked pick up Casey after high schl cross country practice in a shuttle bus with the word Marriott fading on the side but still visible.Theyd all yell my name and wave, laughed Casey, an Air Force major living in Anchorage, Alaska. You sort of pretend you dont know the people yelling out the window at you.It was hard to ignore the talent of Keni, though.At first, she appeared headed toward a soccer career. She was super-fast, which drew the attention of the track coach who asked her to run in a few meets.She showed so much potential even with little training and wearing tennis shoes. It didnt take long until she hit her stride, capturing 100 and 400 hurdles titles at the 2010 USA Junior Olympics. She caught the attention of Clemson, where she went before transferring to Kentucky and going on to twin two individual NCAA titles.Keni remains a volunteer assistant coach for Kentucky while training under Wildcats coach Edrick Floreal. At the recent NCAA championships in Eugene, she helped out the team before squeezing in her own workouts.Shes the kind of kid that doesnt take anything for granted, her mom said. Keni feels she has to live up to a lot of expectations and doesnt want to disappoint people. She doesnt realize that everyone will be proud of her no matter how she does.Support. This group has that in abundance.Whenever Keni competes, theres sure to be family around. Usually in bright attire. Thats the way it was when Casey graduated from the Air Force Academy, her family driving out to Colorado and wearing fluorescent green shirts.People were like, `Where is the (family) section? Casey recounted. Im like, `See all those green shirts? Its right there.Just thinking about the trials has Kenis mom on edge, especially since she has to miss it for a previously planned trip. Her husband will be there, though.Its a loaded field, t, one that includes 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson, Lolo Jones and Brianna Rollins, the 2013 world outdr champion. But Harrison is the one to catch after breaking the American record last month at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in a time of 12.24 seconds. 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Laudrup revealed Thursday he was notified of his dismissal in "the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary. BARCELONA, Spain -- Lionel Messi and his father were ordered by a Spanish court on Thursday to appear for questioning in September as part of an investigation into tax fraud allegations. A court in the Mediterranean coastal town of Gava near Barcelona accepted a state prosecutors complaint alleging that Messi and father Jorge defrauded the Spanish tax office of 4 million euros ($5.3 million). The Barcelona and Argentina star and his father will appear before judge Anju Deb Rani in Gava on Sept. 17. That will form part of an investigation to determine whether grounds exist to charge them with tax evasion. The court said in a statement that the judges acceptance of the complaint was "a routine step." "To move forward with the investigation a series of procedural steps will be carried out like taking testimony of the people necessary so as to clarify if a criminal offence has been committed or not," the court said. If charged and found guilty, Messi and his father could face a fine amounting to 150 per cent of the concealed earnings and between two and six years in prison, although an out-of-court deal is another possible outcome. Court officials told The Associated Press that Messi and his father will have to appear in person for a session that will be closed to the public. The timing of the court appearance could coincide with Barcelonas opening game in the Champions League, set to be played either on Sept. 17 or 18. The court accepted the complaint lodged by prosecutor Raquel Amada on June 12 accusing the pair of not paying the correct taxes from revenue earned from image rights on Messis income tax returns from the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. The complaint said they supposedly used a network of shell companies in tax havens such as Belize and Uruguay to avoid Messiis tax obligations.dddddddddddd Messi has denied wrongdoing. He has received public backing from Barcelona club president Sandro Rosell and former president Joan Laporta, who was in charge during the years of the allegations. The 25-year-old Messi is widely considered the best player of his generation and one of the best in history after winning an unprecedented four straight FIFA world player of the year awards. He scored 60 goals in the Spanish league this season before hurting his right hamstring, but it was still more than enough to guide Barcelona to its fourth domestic title in five seasons. Messi is rated by Forbes as the worlds 10th highest-paid athlete. He reportedly earned $41.3 million to June this year, with $20.3 million coming from his club salary and $21 million in endorsements. He leads an apparently quiet life focused on his family - he became a father last year - and has never been linked to any unsavoury episodes, making him a widely liked figure across the world. Even though the legal process could be drawn out, Messis brand value is unlikely to be hurt t much, according to Coventry University Sport Business Strategy and Marketing Professor Simon Chadwick. "It could damage his brand because youve got activity that goes against his image of a boy-like figure," Chadwick told the AP. "But my own personal take is that Messi is of such stature that it will be relatively insignificant. Tiger Wds had affairs with women and they (his sponsors) stuck with him and he is back at the top of the Forbes list." The complaint lists Messis sponsors that paid him revenues on image rights which he allegedly didnt pay taxes on. They include Barcelona, Adidas, Danone, Konami, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi-Cola, and Telefonica, among several others. ' ' '