BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona paid 13. .55 million euros (US$18.6 million) to Spanish tax authorities on Monday to cover any potential irregularities in its signing of Neymar, all the while maintaining its innocence of the fraud charges levied against it. The Spanish champion said in a statement it had paid the "complimentary" amount to cover any "eventual interpretations that could come out of the contracts signed relating to the transfer of Neymar. Meanwhile we are convinced of the legality of our initial fulfilment relating to our tax obligations." Barcelonas actions take the price of Neymars transfer to more than 100 million euros ($138 million) after the Catalan club initially said it had paid 57.1 million euros ($74 million) for the Brazil forward. That sum does not include bonus payments made by Barcelona or the 22-year-olds salary, meaning his total cost likely exceeds the record-breaking 100 million euros-plus spent by rival Real Madrid on Gareth Bale last summer. Spanish tax authorities had charged Barcelona with fraud on Thursday, alleging it swindled the state of 9.1 million euros ($12.5 million) through payments to varying companies and false contracts. Barcelona said it had "scrupulously" met its financial obligations in signing the player from Brazilian club Santos and it would continue to work with the state authority in the matter. Neymars signing forced the resignation of Sandro Rosell as president last month, after one club members petition to learn more about the intricate details of what has become a club-record signing were kept in the dark. Rosell has preached financial prudence while signing lucrative sponsorship deals that have put advertising on the front of Barcelonas jersey for the first time in the history of an institution that considers itself "more than a club" and a symbol of Catalan values. Rosell is being investigated by the same Spanish court that laid the fraud charges against the club. Of the initial transfer fee, Brazilian club Santos received 17.1 million euros ($23 million) while Neymars father, who also goes by Neymar, earned 40 million euros ($55 million). Barcelona said the decision to make the payment came after an emergency board meeting on Sunday. .Two San Francisco radio stations say they wont play the song during the duration of the World Series. A Kansas City, Missouri, station responded with plans to play the Grammy-winning track every hour from 7 a. . Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Fiorentina levelled on aggregate in the 14th minute when Joaquin Sanchez Rodriguez headed back a long ball from David Pizarro and Pasqual smashed home an angled volley.LA PLAGNE, France - Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States and Kaillie Humphries of Canada can now officially drive against men on the World Cup circuit.Meyers Taylor and Humphries fulfilled their last eligibility requirement Sunday by competing in a European Cup four-man race, satisfying an international rule saying they needed to finish five races on three tracks within two seasons before being cleared to drive on the top tour.Meyers Taylor and her team of Kris Enslen, Nic Taylor and Trevor Christianson finished 10th, and Humphries teamed with Douglas McClelland, Dan Dale and Joey Nemet to finish 17th.Neither result was relevant. They only went to France looking to finish, and qualify.Kris, Trevor and Nic were great and supportive all week, said Meyers Taylor, who used borrowed equipment in France and got help from several different national teams to wrap up her qualifying. It was a long week for all of us. Thanks to everyone all season long who helped me get qualified, IIm so excited for the World Cup season to start. . The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation decided earlier this year to declare four-man bobsledding gender neutral, meaning women would be afforded the chance to drive against men. The rule change does not affect two-man or womens racing; until now, women have competed in only two-person sleds.Humphries is the two-time Olympic womens champion and Meyers Taylor was the silver medallist at the Sochi Games. They long lobbied for the chance to race against men, and both qualified for their respective national teams in that discipline this fall. All that remained was securing eligibility, and now after racing twice in Park City, twice in Calgary and once in France that process is complete.The World Cup season starts this coming weekend in Lake Placid, New York. The first time Meyers Taylor and Humphries plan to compete in four-man is in the second stop on the circuit, at Calgary later this month. ' ' '