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Real Madrid didn't agree not to buy Atletico Madrid players - Perez

Arsenal made a £35million bid for Lacazette last summer that was rejected - the French club will demand significantly more this year. And he hinted there will be no approach for David De Gea during the summer transfer window. As for Bale, Perez said that he wasn't disappointed with the 27-year-old's lack of production in an injury-ravaged campaign. De Gea is keen on a switch to Real but will only move if Keylor Navas leaves the club. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia — FIFA Confederations Cup

Mexico has scored twice in a busy second-half performance to overcome New Zealand 2-1 and destroy the All Whites' dreams of securing their first Confederations Cup victory at the 11th attempt. The second round of matches from Group A of the Confederations Cup 2017 is set to kick off on Wednesday as Russian Federation take on Portugal in the first match at Spartak Stadium in Moscow . Read More »

Ronaldo strike gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russian Federation

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be courageous against Mexico , knowing defeat on Wednesday will see them eliminated from the Confederations Cup . A major flare-up occurred just before the 90th minute when a New Zealand break was disrupted by some cynical fouling. "He was hospitalised and we think he broke his leg", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos. Read More »

Griffin Done In Cavs' Exec Shakeup


The team parted ways with General Manager David Griffin on Monday. Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) is defended by Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) during the first half at United Center. In many quarters, the perception of James and Griffin has been that the former is ultimately in charge of what happens at Cleveland . HAWKS-HORNETS TRADE: Atlanta has agreed to trade Dwight Howard to Charlotte, according to multiple reports. Read More »

Mexico coach Osorio apologises for bust-up with Kiwi bench

Russian Federation changed their shape for the second half, going back to a similar shape to the one that beat New Zealand on the opening round of fixtures. The New Zealand forward had the best of the early chances when he twice forced Mexico goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera into saves. A rejuvenated Mexico , with Hector Herrera coming on at the break, completed the comeback using speed down the wings. Read More »

Sinclair hoping Celtic form earns him England recall

When we go into these games we'll be looking to do exactly the same as we did previous year. Jonny Hayes joined Celtic on a three-year deal on Saturday, after a five-year spell at Aberdeen, while fellow winger Patrick Roberts has returned to parent club Manchester City after 18 months on loan at Celtic . Read More »

UFC stars excited about big fight

The two men will meet at the light-middleweight limit of 154 pounds, which bodes well for McGregor , who is now the UFC's 155-pound champion. "However, it's a boxing match and as fantastic as Conor has been, I'm taking Mayweather". On Wednesday, White made a proclamation for the ages about what would happen if McGregor lands the flawless shot and does what no one else has done, which is to defeat Mayweather. Read More »

Gregorius, Holliday HR, Yanks thump Angels 8-4 to end skid


The Yankees have gotten bad production out of first base this season. After getting its first win since June 12, NY (39-30) will get a chance to go 10 games above.500 after getting 12 hits and numerous contributions. Austin Romine added a two-run single for NY in the sixth. "And he's not that far off from being where we feel he's going to be as productive as he was towards the end of past year". Read More »

Puig, Grandal power Dodgers past Mets 8-2 and into 1st place


The Dodgers took the series with the third straight win and have outscored NY 30-8. "I don't think he knows what having respect for the game is". Puig took 32 seconds to round the bases after crushing a shot into the left-field pavilion area in the fourth inning for a three-run homer. Read More »

Stan Wawrinka: 'Rafael Nadal is playing his best tennis ever'


With this win, Nadal notched up another record including taking his Grand Slam titles tally to 15 which now makes him second only to Roger Federer on the all-time list for the most number of Grand Slam titles won. Nadal was relentless though, pinning Wawrinka back behind the baseline. When it ended, Nadal dropped to his back on the clay, then rose and briefly pulled his blue shirt over his face. Read More »

Mourinho in tax fraud net

The Portuguese, who was in charge of Real Madrid from 2010-2013, was accused by Spanish prosecutors in Madrid. Spanish media claimed the Real Madrid star must be in the courtroom in Pozuelo at 11am local time for the beginning of the case. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo again skips questions after Portugal win

He related, "don't forget that most of these players here were part of the most brilliant history in Portuguese history just a year ago, we should not forget that and so I trust them 100%". Mexico's coach has questioned the sportsmanship of New Zealand after their testy clash at the Confederations Cup . Making the Mexican cut for Wednesday's critical game were Alfredo Talavera (12), Nestor Araujo (2), and Raul Jimenez (9), who scored a sensational goal at the 54 minute of the game, ... Read More »

Rangers, Islanders, Devils Reveal Expansion Draft Protection Lists

That said, what we learned from McPhee is that his intention is to build the Golden Knights through the NHL Entry Draft and over the next four-to-five years. His salary for 2017-18 would be $5 million. Anaheim wants to keep defensemen Sami Vatanen and Josh Manson , Columbus wants to keep goalie Joonas Korpisalo , forward Josh Anderson , and defenseman Jack Johnson , and NY wants to keep forwards Josh Bailey and Casey Cizikas . Read More »

Lions shine in Chiefs victory


We were more clinical, we squeezed them, didn't concede any tries and played some good rugby. With the Lions seemingly clicking into a higher gear, and the knowledge that a series win over the All Blacks will be both momentous and historic, Saturday can't come soon enough! "The selection meeting will be tough and that's the way we want it. Read More »

Portugal claims 1st win at Confederation Cup

In the first half, the new Zealanders are in no way inferior to one of the favorites of the group A, and therefore wood's goal shortly before half-time did not surprise anyone. Only a superb one-handed reflex save from Akinfeev , who made his 100th global appearance, stopped Andre Silva's bullet header just after the break. Read More »

Manchester United boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Mourinho's agents said he had already dealt with questions raised by the tax authorities in 2015, settling issues with his 2011 and 2012 filings and reaching a settlement regarding 2013. 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. Read More »

Kluivert: Verratti wants to join Barca but PSG won't let him leave


The French giants are also said to have offered Verratti a new contract worth €10m a season, in another sign that they have no intention of selling the player. "It will be very hard", he told La Sexta , as reported by Goal . While he did not name names, Barcelona's technical secretary confirmed the clubs plans to push ahead with "big-name signings" on Wednesday (21 June). Read More »

Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

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. Mendes' agency, Gestifute, released a statement saying Mourinho had not received any official notification about the accusations against him. The footballer's release clause at his current team is Euro one billion. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo's lone goal helps Portugal beat Russia

The Real Madrid star was unmarked at the back post, where he rose to head Raphael Guerreiro's cross past Russian Federation keeper Igor Akinfeev and into the net after just eight minutes. "It's true that the camera shows some things I said but (New Zealand's) assistant coach is responsible for what happened". Mexico boss Osorio responded by bringing on Porto defensive midfielder Hector Herrera for the second half. Read More »

Mexico's Carlos Salcedo stretchered off against New Zealand

At one point, the broadcast caught Osorio unleashing a vicious "motherfucker" toward the Kiwis' bench. The teams are divided into two groups of four. Mexico brought on Hector Herrera after the interval and piled on the pressure early in the second half, Giovani firing over from a glorious chance after a move that had seen Javier Aquino impressively denied by Stefan Marinovic's sharp save. Read More »

Javier Hernandez not in Mexico starting XI vs. New Zealand

The chances did not relent in the closing quarter of the match, Mexico peppering Marinovic's goal but New Zealand also coming desperately close to a late equaliser when Ryan Thomas' long-range hit thudded back off the crossbar. Smith tested goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera with a firm header, but it was Wood who was causing most of the problems, and Osorio was grateful to his goalkeeper for denying the Leeds striker one-on-one after he made the most of injured defender Carlos Salcedo's ... Read More »

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain


Guardiola, who needs a new right-back after he let both Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta leave the club, has also been linked with a move for ex-Barcelona man Dani Alves. Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge, and Jose Mourinho could be next. Last year , Barcelona's Argentinian star Lionel Messi and his father were accused of evading €4.1 million ($4.57 million) in tax in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Read More »