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Ronaldo heads Portugal past in Confederations Cup


But the national team of New Zealand , as I said, at this tournament is considered an absolute outsider, while the team is not even considered potentially to leave the group. "The game was really rough and violent". Preview After a hard-fought draw with Portugal in their opener, Mexico face New Zealand on Wednesday. Read More »

Luca Sbisa picked by Vegas Golden Knights in expansion draft

Some of that US$500-million expansion fee should have gone to joke writers. It is all very complicated, which makes it all the more silly. Francis gave up a fifth-round pick to the Vegas Golden Knights to protect Lee Stempniak, Joakim Nordstrom and the rest of the exposed roster, losing 25-year-old minor-leaguer Connor Brickley instead. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain while at Real Madrid

Prosecutors in Madrid recently filed a complaint to a court accusing the four-time Ballon d'Or victor of a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of his tax obligations, claiming the 32-year-old created a " business structure " in 2010 to hide earnings from image rights between 2011 and 2014, thus defrauding the Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million. Read More »

Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades

The rest of the squad is mainly built out of potential, either as young actual Vegas players or as bargaining chips for other teams. Vegas isn't going to be a major threat to any good National Hockey League teams for at least another few years, but this is still a smartly built roster that likely won't challenge the Caps' mark. Read More »

Golden Knights select William Karlsson in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft


Marc-Andre Fleury and James Neal were among the few high profile picks, which were revealed Wednesday evening during the National Hockey League awards show in Las Vegas . The reason for Foley's optimism probably has something to do with the NHL's expansion rules this time around. Actor Joe Manganiello will host the event. Read More »

NHL Expansion Draft Live Stream, Start Time, TV Info


I'm obviously excited to get this started". Vegas general manager George McPhee indicated some of the players he chose in the expansion draft would be traded to other teams, perhaps as early as Thursday, when the NHL's short trade freeze is lifted. Read More »

Heavyweights Germany, Chile clash at #ConfedCup2017


The four-time world champions could book their place in the semi-final ahead of schedule with another win. "It is definitely a good thing that not everything went well. Australia , though, are taking the trip to Russian Federation far more seriously. Chile stepped up their preparations for a meeting with world champions Germany on Thursday as they trained on the pitch of the Kazan Arena. Read More »

Desert ice: National Hockey League awards, expansion draft colliding in Vegas

Las Vegas has hosted the awards show for several years, welcoming the NHL's best for a red carpet presentation and a short week of partying in a city that knows a little something about entertainment. These days, Golden Knights general manager George McPhee , 58, is the most popular man in the National Hockey League. Assuming he's staying in the desert, Marchessault immediately becomes one of the Knights' most important players. Read More »

Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

The Argentine had previously made a deal with authorities to avoid a trial at the Spanish Supreme Court. The prosecutor recommended a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost 800,000 euros ($890,000). The 29-year-old moved to PSG from Manchester United in 2015, having joined the Premier League club from Madrid the previous year. The state prosecutor's office in Madrid has intensified its pursuit of alleged tax fraud in football. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid and Portugal superstar makes history with goal


In the second half, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio switched his tactics to a 3-4-3 formation replacing Osvaldo Alanis for Hector Herrera who plugged in in midfield. There was also no place for promising winger Hirving Lozano , 21, who signed a six-year contract for PSV Eindhoven on Monday. Portugal did struggle to add to their tally and were almost made to pay in the closing stages. Read More »

Young Ronaldo fan breaks through security to hug his hero


Dutch-based Ryan Thomas had an exceptional game, along with Michael McGlinchey as New Zealand surprised Mexico by dominating the middle of the park for chunks of the first half. The game was really rough and violent. The Real Madrid star has taken centre stage amid accusations of tax fraud and fresh transfer speculation which overshadowed the Euro 2016 winners' opening Group A match in Kazan , where a stoppage-time header from defender Hector Moreno earned Mexico a 2-2 draw. Read More »

Ronaldo header hands Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia

Ronaldo's goal for Portugal should help distract him from the speculation surrounding the Real Madrid forward at club level. Mexico , winners of the tournament in 1999, now know a point in their final match against Russian Federation - who lost to Portugal earlier on Wednesday - will ensure they reach the semi-finals. Read More »

Russia, FIFA reach last-gasp TV deal for Confederations Cup


At least 17 workers have died on World Cup construction sites, according to Building and Wood Workers' International , a trade union. Human Rights Watch maintain that many still face exploitation and labour issues with Jane Buchanan, associate Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch , saying: " FIFA's promise to make human rights a centerpiece of its global operations has been put to the test in Russian Federation, and FIFA is coming up short". Read More »

Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7m euros in Spanish tax fraud case

Marca reported that United manager Jose Mourinho will instead opt to pursue Alvaro Morata . Jose Mourinho is facing allegations of tax fraud in Spain worth almost £3 million. The Portuguese coach has become the latest high-profile football figure accused of tax fraud. Ronaldo was said to be unhappy with the level of support he received from Real after being embroiled in a tax fraud scandal and told the club he could quit. Read More »

Not time to think about future of Confed Cup, says Infantino

Mexico continued to dominate as the second half went on, but they were finding it tough to break down the Portugal defence. New Zealand boss Andrew Hudson could seek to rebalance his team after the inclusion of attack-minded duo Kosta Barbarouses and Marco Rojas left them lacking midfield numbers against Russia's early onslaught. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during his time at Madrid

Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday that they had filed the claim against Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud from 2011 and 2012. When media speculation emerged in December that Mourinho was being investigated by Spain's Tax Office over unpaid taxes, the former Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss denied any wrongdoing and said he "has nothing to hide." PSG boss, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has a really good relationship with the Portuguese, who has been a target for the French club in the ... Read More »

Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Accused of Tax Fraud

A Spanish regional court has ordered Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo to testify before an investigating magistrate on suspicion that he defrauded the country of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes. A judge will then decide if any further charges should be brought against the player. Prosecutors accuse the Portugal worldwide of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland , known for its low corporate tax rate. Read More »

Anil Kumble steps down as head coach of India


Unfortunately, that didn't happen and after India's humiliating defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the latter resigned from his role as coach. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had offered Kumble a contract extension after his contract expired on Sunday (18 June), however, he chose to quit on Tuesday (20 June) instead due to his "untenable relationship" with India captain Virat Kohli. Read More »

Ronaldo continues incredible scoring streak for Portugal

Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totalling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). "We know Bernardo very well, he was called up to the national team some time ago in a game against Albania and we won 1-0", he said. Read More »

Shooter of GOP lawmakers in Va. acted alone, no terror threat

Congressman Steve Scalise is in fair condition and "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation ", according to Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Search history on Hodgkinson's computer included only two members of Congress, Slater said. Hodgkinson asked, according to the FBI's account. Investigators also found a laptop, a cell phone and a digital camera in Hodgkinson's vehicle. Read More »

Vegas to receive picks to not draft players in expansion draft


Other high-profile players left unprotected include Nashville's James Neal , Minneaota's Eric Staal , Columbus' Jack Johnson , New Jersey's Mike Cammalleri, Ottawa's Bobby Ryan and Marc Methot and former Penguins defensemen Brooks Orpik of Washington and Paul Martin of San Jose. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Releases Statement Vehemently Denying Latest Tax Fraud Allegations

According to a statement from prosecutors on Tuesday, Mr Mourinho did so "with the aim of obtaining an illicit gain" and after setting up a deliberately "opaque" company structure to manage the earnings from his image rights. Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Monday rubbished media reports which said that the record German football champions are interested in signing Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid . Read More »

Sena announces support to Kovind

Earlier, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray told media persons that his party has finally chose to support Kovind for the country's top post. Similarly, NDA's ally the Republican Party of India (A) leader Ramdas Athawale also welcomed Shiv Sena's support to the Dalit candidate. Read More »

Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31

Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has claimed that no less than € 185 million worth of income has escaped the attentions of tax authorities using shell companies and offshore accounts. This Wednesday, the French newspaper L'Equipe published on their front page that PSG will be in wait just in case Cristiano Ronaldo finally decides to leave Spain. Read More »