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Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud
- June 24, 2017

It comes a week after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading €14.7m (£12.9m) in tax through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. Spanish prosecutors have also indicted football player Predrag Mijatovic for tax fraud while allegedly working as an unlicensed football agent. The prison term will be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years. (more...)
Verstappen leads FP2 of Azerbaijan F1 Verstappen leads FP2 of Azerbaijan F1
- June 24, 2017

After topping both Friday practice sessions for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix , Max Verstappen says he could have gone even quicker in the evening session. Fresh from his first points in Canada, Stroll was three quarters of a second adrift of Verstappen but 0.2s clear of Sergio Perez , Daniil Kvyat and Esteban Ocon. (more...)
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
- June 23, 2017

The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros in 2014. The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving football stars in Spain. Last year, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty of tax evasion on the Argentina international's image rights, ... (more...)
UCLA Basketball's Lonzo Ball selected 2nd by the Los Angeles Lakers
- June 23, 2017

The trade allows the Sixers to take University of Washington freshman guard Markelle Fultz , who they admittedly have a strong interest in. Duke Blue Devils forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts after making a three pointer during the first half against the Troy Trojans in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. (more...)
Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires
- June 21, 2017

During that blaze in 1966, a forest fire near Sintra claimed the lives of 25 soldiers who were working to put out the fire . Portugal on Sunday mourned at least 61 people killed in the deadliest wildfire in memory. Wildfires are an annual scourge in Portugal . He said a key measure would be the creation of "fire-resilient communities" who receive instructions on what to do when faced with a wildfire and don't act rashly. (more...)
Porsche win Le Mans, agony for Toyota Porsche win Le Mans, agony for Toyota
- June 21, 2017

With Toyota unable to exercise the demons from last season, the Porsche 919 driven by Neel Jani , Andre Lotterer and Nick Tandy looked all but ready to cruise to the win. As for Lieb, he's won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times. The No. 7 Toyota shared by pole victor Kamui Kobayashi , Mike Conway and Stephane Sarrazin led for the majority of the first nine hours of the race. (more...)
How to watch Monday's Australia-Germany Confederations Cup match How to watch Monday's Australia-Germany Confederations Cup match
- June 19, 2017

Chile believed they had broken the deadlock moments before the interval as Vidal's smart pass was finished expertly by Vargas only for the Video Assistant Referee to rule it as an offside. The Africa Cup of Nations holders did look a threat on the counter-attack and Vincent Aboubakar was denied by the legs of Johnny Herrera , who was in the Chile goal ahead of usual captain Claudio Bravo. (more...)
AC Milan Will Not Sell Donnarumma Before Next Season AC Milan Will Not Sell Donnarumma Before Next Season
- June 19, 2017

News spread this week that the 18-year-old stopper would not be signing a new contract with his boyhood club and would instead be seeking pastures new. "It's the coach who makes the decisions". "This applies to everyone - not only for Donnarumma, but also for the other players and those who will come". (more...)
Canadian Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead Canadian Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead
- June 19, 2017

A large group followed Thompson , Michelle Wie and Lydia Ko around Friday and many came back to follow Thompson's group of Moriya Jutanugarn and Hyo Joo Kim Saturday. Ko dropped to No. 2 in the world Monday after an 85-week run at the top. But the new world No.1 has had a slow start in MI, carding back-to-back rounds of two-under 69 to share 30th place with 11 others. (more...)
Mayweather says fight with McGregor is what people want Mayweather says fight with McGregor is what people want
- June 19, 2017

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr . and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor are officially squaring off inside the ring on August 26. "I'm pretty confident", the UFC chief said when asked if he thought McGregor would return to the Octagon this year. "It's going to be great entertainment - that's the most complimentary I can be about it". (more...)
Golfer Harman leads US Open going into final day
- June 19, 2017

Fowler is within two strokes of the lead at minus-10. If he holds on to win on Sunday, he will be the first lefty to ever win the U.S. Open . Spieth needed 34 putts to get through 18 holes Saturday, four higher than the field average. "I got here by working hard and staying in the moment", said the Georgian, a man clearly in love with cliches. He might need one at this rate. But Thomas is no stranger to records. (more...)
Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens
- June 19, 2017

The Canadiens will receive Buffalo's third-round pick (68th overall) in the 2017 National Hockey League draft. With Montreal facing elimination in game six of their series against the New York Rangers in the 2017 National Hockey League playoffs, Beaulieu was named as a healthy scratch. (more...)
Penguins' Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft
- June 19, 2017

The Carolina Hurricanes will lose a player when the Vegas Golden Knights , the NHL's newly minted team, finally stocks their roster next week. He has already declared giving the no-movement clause in his contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins , which clearly makes him up for grabs. (more...)
Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows
- June 17, 2017

I think it's going to produce a really good victor at the end of the week. Compatriot Brooks Koepka (T-1) played on the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team that defeated Team Europe at Hazeltine last fall. Johnson (+4) can't be too upset to be travelling home to California to see his newborn baby. "I was teeing off and I looked up and saw it on fire, and I felt sick to my stomach", Jamie Lovemark said after his opening round. (more...)
Blimp goes down at US Open
- June 16, 2017

She said she drove toward the site where the blimp hit the ground. The USGA said on its official Twitter account that the blimp was not affiliated with the tournament or with Fox, which is televising it. "Then there was a bunch of kabooms and smoke clouds". The 45-year-old Ruediger says first responders were quickly on the scene. The blimp is sponsored by PenFed Credit Union and owned by a company called AirSign. (more...)
LeBron says he'd want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates
- June 16, 2017

When asked by the AP which current players he'd love to team with, James was a bit more cautious. "No, not really", James said when asked if he understood the question. are they going to use National Basketball Association guys, are they going to use college guys. Not only is there no guarantee he's coming back, I'm not sure there's an expectation he's re-signing there. (more...)
Morgan unbowed as befuddled England fluff their lines
- June 16, 2017

Fakhar Zaman , Pakistan latest in the line of hitters has grabbed cricketing world attention thanks to his blistering stroke play in the ICC Champions Trophy. Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara said ahead of the tournament that Bangladesh are "a very hungry and talented bunch of players". Here, we pinpoint five of them. (more...)
Japan and South Korea stumble on road to 2018 World Cup Japan and South Korea stumble on road to 2018 World Cup
- June 15, 2017

Even after Tuesday's impressive victory, secured by Hasan Al Haydos's victor 16 minutes from time, Qatar need to make up three points on third-placed Uzbekistan in Group A with only two matches remaining. Afif scored Qatar's second in the 51st minute, which seemed to assure victory, but the home side's fragile defence could not stand firm. The Koreans, who enjoyed a whopping 63 percent of the possession, stormed back into the game with goals from Ki Sung-yeung and Hwang Hee-chang in ... (more...)
Quiz: How much do you remember about past Premier League opening days? Quiz: How much do you remember about past Premier League opening days?
- June 15, 2017

Huddersfield Town's first Premier League match will take place at Crystal Palace . Everton commence their campaign against Stoke City at Goodison Park, while the other games on the first matchday see Southampton host Swansea City and West Brom welcome Bournemouth to the Hawthorns. (more...)
Federer loses to Haas in his return to tennis Federer loses to Haas in his return to tennis
- June 15, 2017

Haas, who hadn't beaten his good friend since the 2012 final in Halle, improved to 4-13 against Federer , who hadn't played since winning the Miami Open in early April. Federer and Haas are good friends off the court, and although Federer seemed stunned after the match, he congratulated Haas. In the late match fourth seed Lucas Pouille survived a spectacular rally on match point down to deny another home player, Jan-Lennard Struff. (more...)
Ostapenko celebrates birthday with French Open final berth Ostapenko celebrates birthday with French Open final berth
- June 15, 2017

Ostapenko then broke early in the second set but Bacsinszky won the last four games and leveled the match when her opponent double faulted. Ostapenko fell in the first round on her main draw debut here previous year but is one win away from becoming the first player since Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 to win their maiden tour-level title at a Slam. (more...)
Emirates Team New Zealand 2-1 up on Day 1
- June 15, 2017

The victor of the first-to-five series will go on to challenge America's Cup holder Oracle Team USA next week. "I've dried out a little bit, but apart from that I'm fine", Outteridge said after the race. Outteridge's tumble was the latest mayhem in the challenger series. "In a very short period of time we became one of the strongest competitors in this Cup". (more...)
Marco Verratti to leave PSG? Marco Verratti to leave PSG?
- June 14, 2017

Looks like Barcelona just received a much-needed boost in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain's ( PSG ) Marco Verratti . When asked if a move back to Italy was on the cards, Di Campli said: "That's too complicated for the finances of [Italian] clubs". (more...)
Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead
- June 14, 2017

While the Predators lost Game 1 , many fans remained optimistic about Nashville's hopes of winning its first Stanley Cup . Rinne is now 1-6-2 lifetime against Pittsburgh - his lone win came in relief at Nashville - and he entered the series with a.880 save percentage and a 3.57 goals-against average. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Makes 'Very Important Offer' For Main Target Jose Mourinho Makes 'Very Important Offer' For Main Target
- June 14, 2017

Get the app and get the game. Manchester United have been in talks with Real Madrid for the signature of the 24-year-old striker of late, but are yet to reach an agreement over a fee. "I can confirm there had been regular contact (with Milan) until a few days ago. But Real Madrid has simply found the Rossoneri club's offer unsatisfactory". (more...)
North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman
- June 13, 2017

CNN reports that two officials in North Korean confirmed that Rodman is supposed to land on Tuesday. The half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was in possession of US$120,000 (RM511,806) when he was killed at a Kuala Lumpur airport in February, the Asahi reported, adding that he met with an American suspected of connections with a USA intelligence agency four days before his death. (more...)
Eric Decker officially released by the Jets Eric Decker officially released by the Jets
- June 13, 2017

Last season, both struggled thanks to awful quarterback play and only combined for 68 receptions and Decker missed 13 games due to a shoulder injury. Fantasy Impact Although the Jets held on to Decker hoping to facilitate a trade, reports suggest that inquiring teams wanted NY to eat some of the receiver's salary, therefore, nulling any hope of a deal. (more...)
Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
- June 13, 2017

So far, these Finals have mostly been lacking in fire; it required a counter punch before the drama could begin. And when you've got great teammates like I do who allow me to play with my emotions and be emotional when I'm talking to them, to use my emotions to the better for us, it's easy. (more...)
Unwanted by Chelsea, Diego Costa shines with Spain Unwanted by Chelsea, Diego Costa shines with Spain
- June 12, 2017

He reaffirmed his love for Atletico Madrid and of life in the Spanish capital but knows his former club are banned from signing players until the end of the year. "To sign for Atletico does not mean I wouldn't play", the 28-year-old told Spanish radio station Onda Cero. Costa had previously fallen out with Conte following a January bid from the Far East which the Stamford Bridge club duly dismissed. (more...)
Victor Lindelof to join Manchester United as deal agreed with Benfica
- June 11, 2017

The English giants posted: "We are pleased to announce we have reached agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Victor Lindelof ". Sweden defender Victor Lindelof will complete a £35million move to Manchester United on Wednesday, according to reports. (more...)
Why India won't mind rains or washout today
- June 11, 2017

Of India's four victories‚ two have been achieved in semi-finals. "It improves you as a cricketer". "We're really clear about what's necessary for us, and what's needed for us to go out there and win. If South Africa loses this match, it'll be the 200th time it will have tasted defeat; nine sides have already reached the milestone in ODI cricket. (more...)
Lakers rumors: Three reasons LeBron James would be bad for LA
- June 11, 2017

But in LeBron James' hometown the confidence has not wavered. With the 3-0 lead in the series, the Warriors are just one win away from capturing the 2017 NBA Championship trophy. In an unprecedented feat, James led the finals in scoring, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots. With the salary cap expected to continue to rise, James will most assuredly once again exercise the opt-out in his current deal - either to re-sign with the Cavs or take his talents elsewhere for the ... (more...)
Patriots receive Super Bowl LI championship rings Patriots receive Super Bowl LI championship rings
- June 11, 2017

Plus, it's another reason to party and get another jab in at the vanquished foe. Current and former members of the 2017 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots team received their rings during a private ceremony at owner Robert Kraft's home Friday night. (more...)
Lexi Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead at Manulife LPGA Classic Lexi Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead at Manulife LPGA Classic
- June 11, 2017

Marchand certainly shone brightly on Saturday. "I mean, my ball striking is as good as usual and my putting is working also". This is the first time she has made a cut in six career appearances on the LPGA Tour . "It was more just making pars and getting off the hole", said Thompson, who won at the Kingsmill Championship in May. "Hit my driver well today, and I would say I've been hitting fairways and hitting greens and really rolling the putter well", Duncan said. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Canadian Grand Prix
- June 11, 2017

Hamilton drove to his 65th F1 career pole position by 3/10 sec. With the exception of Friday's first practice, the Ferraris have stayed ahead of Hamilton, who will be bidding to start from pole position for a third straight year and match Michael Schumacher's record six Canadian poles. (more...)
Wawrinka stuns Murray, Nadal downs Thiem
- June 10, 2017

After dismissing Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 6-0 in Friday's semi-final, Nadal was asked whether No.10 would constitute his greatest achievement, especially given the wrist injuries he dealt with last season. "I was one tiebreak away from getting to the final", said the Scot, who was runner-up to Novak Djokovic a year ago. Wawrinka is the oldest man in a French Open title match since 1973. (more...)
Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader Mets to bring back Cespedes for Saturday's doubleheader
- June 10, 2017

Cespedes will join a Mets outfield that includes Conforto, Jay Bruce , Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares . They are the two best and most impactful position players on the roster. "Having Ces back in the lineup will certainly help us". "The fact (Cespedes) came out of the game fine, no issues". "He accumulated a lot of at-bats even though he wasn't in a lot of games", Collins said. (more...)
Kremlin wants stability and peace in the Gulf despite Qatar diplomatic row Kremlin wants stability and peace in the Gulf despite Qatar diplomatic row
- June 09, 2017

Qatar has denied the allegations. Peskov also highlighted Moscow's investment and trade cooperation with the regional countries. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt blocked access to Al Jazeera and launched an aggressive campaign accusing Qatar of supporting terrorist groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State, destabilizing the region and stabbing its allies in the back. (more...)
Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma's football coach Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma's football coach
- June 09, 2017

Lincoln Riley isn't just ushering in a new era at Oklahoma , it's a new era for the Big 12 with no one in the league having been a head coach in a national championship or even playoff game before. They have also faced each other many times as head coaches, starting in 2000 after Stoops took over at Oklahoma . OU football is where it is today because of Big Game Bob, and he set a precedent for years to come in college football. (more...)
Gronk confident he's ready for 2017 season Gronk confident he's ready for 2017 season
- June 09, 2017

The deal essentially rewards Gronkowski if he can stay on the field and perform, but he said that even with the new financial stakes, his regular goals don't change at all. "I think everyone out here wants to play", the quarterback said. I've always fought from the bottom. Pro Football Focus ranked him the second-best player in his position behind Travis Kelce last season despite Gronkowski never being at 100 percent. (more...)
Bopanna wins maiden Grand Slam title
- June 09, 2017

However, Farah-Groenfeld regrouped to take the next five points. "So yeah, that was pretty insane". In the third set decider, the Indo-Canadian pair dug deep, but it was a double fault on match point by Gronefeld which gave the eventual winners the coveted title. (more...)
Manchester United 'prospective customer' to sign €35m midfielder and €40m attacker Manchester United 'prospective customer' to sign €35m midfielder and €40m attacker
- June 09, 2017

Bayern are reportedly ready to let the 26-year-old go too - if someone is able to stump up a transfer fee of around £35m. Where will Douglas Costa play next season? He has however struggled to establish himself as a key player within the Bayern side. (more...)
Brits, Kiwis advance to next round in America's Cup prelims
- June 09, 2017

After America's Cup Qualifiers on Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand finished second in the final standings, one point behind eventual winners Oracle Team USA . Victories over Team France and Team Japan were all the more impressive because at no stage did New Zealand look in anything other than total control. (more...)
Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1, retain Champions League title
- June 08, 2017

Real Madrid's dominating 4-1 win at Cardiff in the Champions League Final , against Juventus , made them the only team to retain the biggest prize in European football. Ronaldo scored twice in the final , finishing the season with 16 goals in his last 10 games. "The people that criticise me will need to put their guitar back in the case because once again we won and we are the best", Ronaldo crowed. (more...)
Arsenal bring Bosnian defender in on free transfer Arsenal bring Bosnian defender in on free transfer
- June 08, 2017

Kolasinac came through the ranks at Schalke and made over 100 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit. He represented Germany at youth level before deciding in 2013 to play for Bosnia, his parents' homeland, and has 17 caps. As you have confessed to me in the last few years, it is indescribable! Veteran defender Nacho Monreal impressed as the first-choice but - with the player being on the wrong side of 30 - there are doubts over his viability next campaign. (more...)
Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open
- June 06, 2017

Venus Williams was the last of the past major title winners in the draw, and she lost in the fourth round to 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 at Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday. "It's going to be a tough match but I played them second round at Australian Open this year and had two match points and had two match points with Robert Lindstedt in the third set and we lost in a third set tie break". (more...)
Potential Replacements For Thad Matta At Ohio State Potential Replacements For Thad Matta At Ohio State
- June 06, 2017

He spent the last 13 years in that job and went 337-123, with two Final Four appearances and a handful of Big Ten championships (regular season and tournament) mixed in. But on Friday they met and agreed to a change of course. "While this may be a surprise to many, it's the right thing for our program at this time", Smith said. (more...)
Muguruza growing in confidence at Roland Garros
- June 05, 2017

I think it's just - it's gonna sound weird, but I'm actually happy that this stage of the year is done, because I wanted to go as far as possible. "I really didn't feel like I was moving well", said Bouchard. Along with intense disappointment, there was also relief for the Spaniard, who has struggled to cope with the expectation since her triumph here a year ago. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton not looking to be Mercedes' No 1 driver
- June 05, 2017

This is Vettel's third win of the season who is leading the driver's standing table. There was only one pit stop to be allowed for Ferrari . Lewis Hamilton ( Mercedes ) - 104 3. Sebastian Vettel ( Ferrari ) - 129 2. As the German national anthem played, he stood atop the podium with his eyes closed. Ricciardo gained his places on strategy, with Dutch team mate Max Verstappen venting his fury over the radio with some pithy language after discovering he was behind his team mate ... (more...)
Petra Kvitova's comeback at French Open ends in second round
- June 05, 2017

Makarova's take when informed of the history made by her victory? Kerber was not in this at all. In the last game, Kerber held seven break points but Makarova fought off each one despite, she said, "fighting with my emotion". "I think I played well after six months off", said Kvitova, adding that she regarded herself as a victor already. Vesnina and Makarova are seeded second in the women's doubles here as well. (more...)

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