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'Amazing' Nadal better than ever, says Wawrinka


Rafael Nadal celebrates a point against Stan Wawrinka during the final of the French Open . Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic have won their third consecutive Grand Slam title in women's doubles, beating Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in the French Open final. Read More »

Bayern rule out striker deal


However, the Polish striker has a deal until 2021 with the German champions and it is very unlikely that Bayern would let one of their best players leave this summer. Chelsea are now trying to capitalise and have now made a serious enquiry. However, if he wants a new challenge then he could be tempted by a move to England now as he is due to turn 29 in August, and a move to the Premier League champions could be particularly appealing. Read More »

Rafael Nadal defies logic with Paris victory

On Sunday night Nadal struck a note of caution about his chances on grass, admitting that the low movements needed on the surface aggravate his troublesome knees. Although Nadal had struggled with fitness for 3 years after winning the French Open title. The 31-year-old has made seven finals and picked up four titles along the way and is keen to be in good physical shape to play in Wimbledon early next month. Read More »

Lions still need to improve: Gatland


Gatland has simply blocked out the white noise and kept his eyes on the prize - a Test series victory - something nearly impossible to do in New Zealand . After initially biting his tongue, Gatland said Hansen's comments showed he was anxious about the Lions and also accused New Zealand players of illegal blocking tactics. Read More »

Mourinho Accused Of €3.3m Tax Fraud

I will talk with him when the Confederations Cup has finished. Asked about potential clubs Ronaldo could join, Perez said: "I'm not contemplating Ronaldo leaving". "In Ronaldo's case, the former Manchester United winger is accused of having diverted some €150m of advertising revenue through a shell company in the British Virgin Islands". Read More »

PSG, to Chase Real Madrid Star

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reconsidered his decision to leave Real Madrid after being publicly backed by club president Florentino Perez, according to Spanish daily AS. "We don't have a person who could compete with Messi and Cristiano for the Golden Ball". While Real Madrid may be reluctant to hand Ronaldo a new contract after he signed a fresh deal only last November, this may be the first sign that his desire to quit Spanish football this summer is not set in stone. Read More »

Ronaldo's header sinks hosts Russia — FIFA Confederations Cup


The midfield was among the strongest components on the Mexico team with players like Andres Guardado and Jonathan Dos Santos linking up the whole game for the Aztec side. According to reports , after Lars Stindl, Leon Goretzka, and Julian Draxler delivered their respective goals, the German team scored their first victory in the sporting event. Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Jose Mourinho is facing allegations of tax fraud in Spain worth almost £3 million. Would you like to place a soccer bet? The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. José Mourinho would join a growing list of football stars being investigated and prosecuted in Spain over accusations of tax evasion, in particular in connection with allegedly undeclared income from the sale of image rights by using companies based outside the country. Read More »

Twins draft high school shortstop Royce Lewis with top pick

California high school shortstop Royce Lewis was selected first overall by the Minnesota Twins . At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, he hit.377 with four homers and 25 stolen bases this season, establishing himself as a premier prospect with excellent speed and a solid bat. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Focused On Only Portugal


World's top footballer Cristiano Ronaldo walked out onto the field before the start of the Russia-Portugal football match of the 2017 Confederations Cup accompanied by a disabled ten-year old girl, Polina Khayeredinova. "It only matters after three games". With star striker Javier Hernandez on the bench, Mexico's three-man attack of Peralta, Jimenez and Juergen Damm struggled to make an impact early on. Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho accused of Spanish tax fraud

Frustrated by the tax allegations, Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo announced his desire to leave the Bernabeu this summer. Di Maria spent four seasons with Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014 and the details of his case have been confirmed by the Spanish tax authorities. Read More »

Morgan lauds 'outstanding' attack as England seal semi spot


Just last week, he had an expensive return of one for 82 during England's opening eight-wicket Group A win over Bangladesh at the Oval. England , who were soundly beaten by the Black Caps at the 2015 World Cup, dismissed New Zealand for 223 to win by 87 runs as Liam Plunkett claimed 4-55 and fellow seamer Jake Ball and leg-spinner Adil Rashid snared two wickets apiece. Read More »

Owen Farrell a doubt for first Lions Test


Ronan O'Gara is anxious that the Lions have no players with the "X-factor" to hurt the All Blacks as head coach Warren Gatland was forced to delay naming his side to face the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua this weekend until early this morning. Read More »

Cardinals rally from 5-0 deficit, beat Phillies


His last appearance against Philly went much better than his track record, as he shut out the Phillies for seven innings, striking out eight while giving up seven hits in a 9-0 win last July. Philadelphia amassed 15 hits and three free passes with Odubel Herrara driving in two while Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco each driving in a run and scoring. Read More »

Madrid insist Ronaldo is going nowhere

The agency reiterated that Mourinho established residency in Spain between June 2010 and May 2013 and "paid more than €26m in taxes" taxed at a rate of more than 41 percent. Ronaldo reportedly has considered moving out of the country and playing somewhere else due to accusations against him. They added that Mourinho had already dealt with questions raised by tax authorities in 2015, settling issues with his 2011 and 2012 filings and reaching a settlement regarding 2013. Read More »

Russia 0-1 Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo Wins It

Expect Portugal to pressure the Russian goal early and often with the precise and creative striking of Ronaldo . " Portugal survived a nervy second half, but got the crucial three points and are now in a strong position for a place in the semi-finals". Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association satisfied with attendance at Confed Cup games in Russia

This is where the more traditional or conservative football fans would say Technology such as these would spoil the lovely game which has always been full of drama and emotions. A decision on approval is due in March. The South Americans made a blistering start and nearly took the lead inside the first minute, but striker Vargas' shot crashed back off the post, before Jose Fuenzalida saw his low effort well saved by Cameroon keeper Fabrice Ondoa just seconds later. Read More »

Mexico vs New Zealand - Confederations Cup Preview

Javier Hernandez cancelled out Quaresma's opener shortly before halftime and the two goals in the last six minutes ensured the teams shared the points. Petersburg Stadium. The biggest mistake Mexico made against Portugal was their unusually sloppy defending which allowed the Portugal front line to easily capitalize upon. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada

There were some manoeuvres where I almost wanted to close my eyes but ultimately the team and vehicle deserved more. Hamilton remains three poles behind Michael Schumacher's career record of 68. "It's a bit hard to read - I think Mercedes were very strong in the race, but it's also a different story when you can control the race, the pace, the tyres". Read More »