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Perez: Real Madrid are not thinking about selling Cristiano Ronaldo

Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid filed a tax fraud lawsuit against the Portugal forward last week , but newly-elected Real president Perez has described the entire situation as "very strange". The forward's current club and worldwide team-mate, Pepe, is expected to join PSG on a free transfer when his Real Madrid contract expires at the end of the month. Read More »

Lucas Digne has no intention of leaving Barcelona this summer


As a result of the 33-time Italian champions ruling out a transfer, it has left the door wide open for Barcelona, the other club he's been most associated with during this window. "I can not wait to get started again". I want to be part of this great club's future and win many trophies. "I came to form part of the team from the first day, of course, but also to form part of the next generation at Barca". Read More »

Vegas Holds Trade Cards During Expansion Draft Window


What's more likely is, as part of a prearranged deal, Vegas will select a lesser player from Minnesota, but land a high-end prospect such as Joel Eriksson Ek, Jordan Greenway, Alex Tuch or Kirill Kapizov in exchange. While talking to teams, McPhee said the Knights have also been in discussions with individual unrestricted and restricted free agents. That could handcuff them going ahead, but Ryan is a very talented offensive forward who would get the fans excited in Las Vegas . Read More »

Perez rubbishes talk of Man United deal for Morata

And according to Spanish sports daily Marca, Ronaldo has told his teammates: "I'm leaving Real". Perez assured the fans that the Portugal global would be honouring his contract with Real Madrid while insisting that he would contact the star striker only after the conclusion of Portugal's Confederations Cup campaign. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: India, Pakistan Players Share A Laugh After The Final

On Sunday, they won their first ODI title in 25 years by trouncing India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. It proved to be a good toss to lose as Sarfraz said he would also have elected to field if he had won it. You think back to the likes of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram, two greats of the game who'll be hugely proud of how their country's seam battery have bowled at this tournament. Read More »

Pakistan progress to sixth position in ICC Rankings after Champions Trophy success

After the first match where Pakistan lost as there was no Junaid Khan in the final XI, the coach was compelled to select him over the super-expensive Wahab who conveniently got injured after going for 80-odd runs in almost 9 overs. We now have two years to identify a squad we want to take forward and give them enough game time. India opener Shikhar Dhawan and Pakistan's Hassan Ali had already won the Golden Bat and Gold Ball trophies for finishing as the most successful batsman and bowler, ... Read More »

ICC announces Team of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Just two weeks ago, Pakistan were at a low ebb after crashing to a humiliating 124-run defeat against India in the group stage. The turnaround was a triumph for Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed , who impressed in his triple role of wicket-keeper, batsman and skipper. Read More »

Federer backs Djokovic to recover from 'difficult situation'

Rafael Nadal will resume his bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon buoyed by his record-breaking French Open but wary of the traps which have ensnared him at the All England Club . "That's the most important thing for me". Going by that trend, Nadal should enter the Wimbledon as a significant favourite. But in an astonishing resurgence the Mallorcan reached this year's Australian Open final, losing a classic to old sparring partner Roger Federer , and has steamrollered through ... Read More »

AFL players agree to $1.84b six-year pay deal


A sticking point in the drawn-out negotiations was the detail around future revenue, with the players finally securing 28 per cent they believed made them "genuine partners" in the game. It also ensures the industry is primed to grow grassroots football, maintain 18 strong clubs and continue to deliver an incredible product for fans. The AFL will provide 12 business class tickets per flight for WA-based teams completing travel to the east coast, and will provide business or premium economy ... Read More »

Public, politicians commend Pakistani team after clinching Champions Trophy


The stunning turnaround in form of Pakistan, which was thrashed by India in their opening game of the tournament and largely written off, has gripped the nation of 190 million people. "But. we knew that (defeat) was an aberration". Players like Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman were playing their first tournament and showed us that what they are capable of. Read More »

Fakhar, Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India in Champions Trophy final

Azhar was more fluent than usual scoring 59 off 71 balls and complimenting the aggressive Fakhar wonderfully well. "It's a great day, I'm so happy". India still better than Pakistan when it comes to overall records of ICC tournaments. But Pakistan batsman Hafeez says his team-mates vowed to stick together despite the avalanche of criticism and they reaped the rewards in memorable fashion on Sunday. Read More »

Manchester United's Chris Smalling eager to get pre-season underway

Mourinho has labelled Valencia as the best right-back in the world and after captaining United in the Europa final he is one of the first names on the team-sheet. Mourinho is known to want to bring in a defensive midfielder in order to free up the Frenchman to operate further up the field. Florentino Perez insists Real Madrid are not contemplating Cristiano Ronaldo's departure this summer. Read More »

Spanish prosecutors charge Jose Mourinho with tax fraud

He reportedly knowingly used a business structure, created in 2010, to hide income from image rights in Spain. Unconfirmed sources are stating that Mourinho allegedly owes €3.3 million in unpaid taxes to the Spanish government which, if true, is small change to the charges being brought before Ronaldo, which reportedly total €14 million and could (but won't) lead to a prison sentence for the four time Ballon d'Or victor. Read More »

Pakistan beat front-runners India to clinch Champions Trophy title

Kohli also said he backed his boys to chase in the title clash. "They were more intense and more passionate". The openers, who also managed a 100-run stand for the first wicket in the previous matches, was separated due to a suicidal run-out of Ali when Zaman was ball-watching and Ali departed with the score on 128 for one after 23 overs. Read More »

Portugal draw against Mexico

A must win game is to come now for El Tri against Oceania champions New Zealand . While Portugal was very unsafe on the counter, Mexico was able to keep Ronaldo at bay for the most of the 90 minutes. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has avoided commenting on speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Spain. Mexico certainly deserved a point against Portugal . Read More »

Kiwis lay down challenge in America's Cup


Team New Zealand needs four wins, Oracle TeamUSA seven. He's already going strong as he attempts to win a third straight America's Cup with Oracle Team USA, the powerhouse squad owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison. So far, the Kiwis and their cycling grinding system have proven too fast for Oracle in light, shifty wind. As the America's Cup takes a break for the next five days, all eyes are on Oracle Team USA to see what they have up their sleeve to pull off another miracle ... Read More »

Four share lead at St. Jude Classic

Billy Horschel, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Kevin Chappell, Chez Reavie and amateur Braden Thornberry tied for fourth at 8 under. Stewart Cink is a shot back on eight-under with Ben Crane a further shot behind. His only career win on the PGA Tour came nine years ago at the RBC Canadian Open in 2008. Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand won the Manulife LPGA Classic in Cambridge, Canada, with a birdie on the first playoff hole to beat American Lexi Thompson and South Korea's In Gee Chun. Read More »

Alves tells Juventus he wants to end contract


It is thought the ex-Barcelona ace is keen to link-up with Pep Guardiola again after their time in Spain together. City believe a bid of around £5m (S$8.7 million) may be sufficient to secure his transfer and should they sign Alves, it would be the club's third acquisition of the summer, following the captures of Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva from Monaco and Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica . Read More »

Conte Close To Signing Contract Extension At Chelsea


However, the Italian met with Chelsea chief executive officer Marina Granovskaia on Sunday and was suitably encouraged by discussions about his contract and plans for the summer. Juve turned down an initial bid from Chelsea for Sandro last week, with the club's general director Giuseppe Marotta confirming as much. Chelsea are reportedly set to reward Antonio Conte for his exceptional first season with an improved contract. Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

Mourinho, 54, allegedly owes the Spanish tax authorities €3.3 million ($3.7 million). According to initial reports, the prosecution's claim centres on two instances of alleged tax evasion, coming in 2011 and 2012. After the accusation, Ronaldo has been reported by the Spanish media to be telling his teammates that he does not wish to stick to the club. The Portuguese coach has become the latest high-profile football figure accused of tax fraud. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Grand celebrations in Pakistan as team returns home


The way this cute boy vented his frustration and displayed helplessness as India lost wicket after wicket against Pakistan will show you how passionate cricket fans are irrespective of their age. The same newspaper had a photo on the first page, with citizens celebrating the win by bursting firecrackers on Sunday night. "We went back to the hotel and they treated me very well". Read More »