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Cristiano Ronaldo formally accused of €14million tax fraud

In July a year ago, the Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge , were sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud . The agency also said the case could relate to different interpretations between the British and Spanish tax systems over where to declare some revenues but would in any case not constitute fraud. Read More »

US OPEN: Rickie Fowler leads on day of highs and lows

He has an early one-shot edge at the 117th U.S. Open . The four-time major victor was unwilling to use his injury as an excuse after hitting just five of 14 fairways in his first round. Billy Horschel needed all of one hole to dash his title hopes, making a quad at the par-5 opener. Hadwin tied a U.S. Open record when he made six straight birdies, from the 18th hole through the fifth hole. Read More »

Jose Mourinho's Man United promise to Alvaro Morata revealed

Manchester United are unlikely to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a contract extension, according to Sky sources . In a dramatic twist in this already busy summer transfer window, Alvaro Morata might not be the only Real Madrid player to be on his way to Manchester United . Read More »

Leicester close to completing Jakupovic deal


The former Sheffield United man impressed many judges in his maiden Premier League season and once the Tigers were relegated he was always going to be a much sought-after player. Thankfully I'm here so I can't wait to get the season started and kick on. He showed me the way that the club is going. Hull recently sold centre-back Harry Maguire to Leicester, announcing his departure on Thursday, with the likes of Alex Bruce and Curtis Davies also departing. Read More »

Donald Trump being personally investigated for obstruction of justice

It is believed that investigators have also been looking for any evidence of financial crimes among Trump associates. Trump had received private assurances from then-FBI Director James B. As the briefing was wrapping up, Trump asked everyone to leave the room except for Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. After the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey , what are the defenses to the charge that President Donald Trump engaged in obstruction of justice? Coats later told lawmakers ... Read More »

Champions Trophy: Photos: Team India practice ahead of Bangladesh game

He should not have said such things. What was interesting to notice was that sharing the screen space with Sohail was Pakistan great Javed Miandad , who did not counter the claims of his former team-mate. Following Bangladesh's win over the Kiwis, England defeated Australia which meant that Mashrafe Mortaza's side made it to the semi-finals which is a terrific achievement for a team that has grown from strength to strength in recent years. Read More »

We're Not Intimidated for Baseball Game!


The congressional baseball game is played at Nationals Stadium each year. The game raises funds for D.C. -area charities, including the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington , and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Read More »

Microsoft apparently doesn't make any money on Xbox One X at $499

So, rumors of Microsoft's Xbox Scorpio started to leak and speculation was, this is going to be something big from Redmond, Washington. While the debate on whether or not the Xbox One X is really worth $499 continues, Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft will not be making money for the Xbox One X units that will be sold. Read More »

Reports Of Warriors Skipping White House Visit Appear To Be Fake News


Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked multiple times about President Trump this season, with Kerr last month calling him a "blowhard" and said he was "ill-suited" for the presidency. The Warriors made a visit after winning the 2015 National Basketball Association title, while the Cavaliers went to the White House previous year after beating Golden State in seven games. Read More »

England set for a tougher test against NZ

Their wins over Bangladesh and New Zealand means they are confirmed as group winners, even before they meet Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday, due to the number of victories they have recorded. New Zealands Luke Ronchi will again be looking to give his team a quick start. So, definitely as a bowling unit we need to take wickets, but it should be a very good encounter. Read More »

De Villiers to lead South Africa in England T20s


He still harbours the dream of playing 2019 World Cup and firmly believes that the Proteas can win it. On whether he still believes he should be captaining the ODI side ... "That's what I've experienced in the past, and you tend to get over-excited, and then you commit errors that can cost the team important runs". Out of many attractions in the series of matches, if you had seen the India-Pakistan match, then you must remember the viral image of the couple in the stands, that left social ... Read More »

French Open champion Nadal: La Decima is impossible to describe

Rafael Nadal once again justified his " King of Clay " tag by bagging an incredible tenth French Open title on Sunday at the expense of Stan Wawrinka who had no answer to the Spaniard's thumping groundstrokes and overall play. 10 - Nadal's titles in Paris have come from 10 finals - he has never lost at Roland Garros once he has reached the semi-finals. An emotional Rafael Nadal described his 10th French Open title as the flawless end to a ideal fortnight after he made history at ... Read More »

Pittsburgh hosts parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

The two-time reigning Conn Smythe Trophy victor occasionally jumped out of his vehicle to give fans a close look at the Stanley Cup and allow them to take pictures. Now that the team has wrapped up its second straight Stanley Cup win, he's revealed exactly why he sat out. Although Fleury can only be moved to Las Vegas, it is likely that his tenure in Pittsburgh is over and the future belongs to Matt Murray . Read More »

40-pound catfish to be released following Penguins parade

Pittsburgh Penguins fan Matt Nesbella, center, of Pittsburgh , waits for the start of the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Crosby did his part to play a gracious host to the masses. The Swede played two nights later against the Edmonton Oilers, but went on to miss the remainder of the regular season and the first seven games of the playoffs. Read More »

Ronaldo deserves to win fifth Ballon d'Or - Gerrard


The players were introduced one by one and then head coach Zinedine Zidane was honoured, with a large fireworks display finishing proceedings. It is a long season but I am motivated. "Nights like this is why you're a footballer and why I joined Real Madrid ", he said . "I've worked double sessions for three, four weeks to get myself ready for this and recover from the surgery". Read More »

Jean-Michel Aulas: 'Lyon want to sign Chelsea attacker Bertrand Traore'

Speaking at a presentation for Lyon's first summer signing, Brazilian defender Fernando Marcal, Aulas said of their pursuit of Traore : "We absolutely want to do this deal". Traore has scored a total of four goals from 16 outings for Chelsea , with his last appearance coming in May 2016. Despite his chances of becoming a regular at Stamford Bridge being in some doubt, the Burkino Faso global revealed he was hopeful of being at Chelsea next season. Read More »

Will Warriors skip White House visit over Trump policies?

The reigning champion Golden State Warriors addressed speculation about whether they will make the traditional visit to the White House , saying they "will make those decisions when and if necessary". After dropping last year's title to Cleveland making the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history from a 3-1 deficit, the Warriors vowed not to stumble again. Read More »

Australia crashes out of Champions Trophy

One of the favourites to lift the 2017 Champions Trophy, Cricket Australia left the sporting world stunned after being eliminated in the Group Stage by hosts England on Saturday. Being put in to bat first, Australia made a rapid start to their innings before opener David Warner was caught behind off the bowling of Wood for 21. Read More »

French Open 2017: Garbine Muguruza reaches fourth round

If Mladenovic beats Muguruza, she will be a step closer to becoming the first French woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup. "She had so many answers today", said Williams, who also lost to Bacsinszky in the fourth round a year ago. The Ukrainian shot to the top of the yearly standings by lifting the Italian Open trophy in Rome just before the tournament, and she kept her title hopes alive with a 3-6 6-3 6-2 victory over Tsvetana Pironkova. Read More »

Warriors Stay Mum On Possible White House Trip

If you give all your effort and all the fight and all the heart you got, it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to win, and that's what's tough about sports. The win provided redemption for the Warriors, who brought Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense . Read More »

Red Sox announcer apologizes for comments made Tuesday

The Red Sox lost 8-0 to the Yankees Wednesday here at Yankee Stadium. ORIOLES 9, PIRATES 6 (11) Trey Mancini tied the game with a two-run home run in the ninth inning, then hit a three-run drive in the 11th to give host Baltimore a comeback victory over Pittsburgh. Read More »

Derby County to sign Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom


However, the former England Under-21 worldwide has failed to make his mark at Anfield and has been out on multiple loan spells, with the latest coming at Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg. Derby boss Gary Rowett has already recruited defender Curtis Davies and has openly admitted he wants to strengthen his backline. Wisdom has also had loan spells with West Brom and Norwich and spent time with Red Bull Salzburg last season where helped the Austrian club win the league and cup double. Read More »

Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado hits bomb into second deck at Camden Yards


Machado hit a career-high 37 home runs in 2016. "It was his second to last pitch in which he was warming up". Baltimore never relinquished the lead. Manager John Farrell was a bit more candid than Sale in evaluating his performance. Selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2010 June Draft, the 2013 World Series champion has 40 games of regular season major league experience (18 starts), going 7-13 with a 4.99 ERA (73 ER/131.2 IP) and 119 strikeouts. Read More »

Curry to snub Trump White House visit

The team's young stars, including Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson , are expected to have lengthy National Basketball Association careers. " We're going to do what our leader [Curry] does ", Iguodala told Amick. The impending loss of the Warriors to San Francisco was on the minds of some fans who came out to cheer, though many threw the word "dynasty" around and expected one more championship parade in Oakland next year . Read More »

Are the Golden State Warriors the greatest of all time?

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry speaks at a news conference after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. "If you want to win, it doesn't matter". I think it's the nature of competition. "I do know me and KD had a conversation along with Draymond and Klay and Andre previous year before he even showed up that that was kind of the identity of who we are as a team that we understand how ... Read More »