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Celtics decline Bulls' offer of Jimmy Butler for first round draft pick

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Chicago also drafted OR center Jordan Bell in the second round with the No. 38 pick and sent him to Golden State for cash. But he also acknowledged that his appreciation for Thibodeau's hard-driving style increased as time went on, especially when the Bulls struggled in their first season under the more player-friendly Fred Hoiberg . Read More »

Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case

After dominating the game in the Spartak Stadium, Ronaldo was named as the sponsors' man of the match, which obliged the former Manchester United star to attend a news conference after the final whistle. Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are clients of football super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has been summoned to appear before the court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, just outside Madrid, on June 27. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors

In doing so, he shielded 636,000 euros from the Spanish taxman in 2012 and 662,000 in 2013, Spanish authorities said. But Italian journalist Palmeri feels that Perez was bending the truth with those remarks and hinted that a deal for Morata to move to Old Trafford could yet still materialise. Read More »

Spain prosecutor says not opposed to lifting prison sentence for Messi

Lionel Messi ranks third on ESPN's World Fame 100 rankings, but which footballer tops the list? The judge in charge of the case will now make a decision bearing in mind the prosecutor's recommendations. Last year, a Barcelona-based court had found the Argentinian striker and his father guilty of using tax havens to hide the star's earnings and defraud the Spanish government of €4.1 million ($4.5 million) worth of taxes between 2007 and 2009. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to answer questions on tax fraud

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 file photo, Manchester manager Jose Mourinho waits for the beginning of the soccer Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Ronaldo scored Portugal's only goal in a 1-0 win against Russia Wednesday in the Confederations Cup. He has reportedly admitted to both counts of fraud and will pay a fine of £1.76million - avoiding a trial at the Spanish Supreme Court. Read More »

Spanish Prosecutors Claim Against Jose Mourinho For Tax Fraud

Ronaldo played under Mourinho while the 54-year-old was in charge at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, winning one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey and one Spanish Supercopa during that time. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing. A statement from the Attorney General's Office confirmed to Press Association Sport that the Madrid Prosecutor's Office had lodged the papers, relating to 2011 and 2012, with the municipal court. Read More »

Big guns out, US Open up for grabs

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Paul Casey chopped his way to a triple bogey, only to respond with five straight birdies that carried him to 1-under 71 and make him the first to hit the clubhouse with the lead at 7-under 137. was alone at the top of the standings overnight and was nine under for the tournament until three successive bogeys from the 11th saw him fall to joint fifth at six-under. Read More »

Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

In the season just ended, he won three trophies in his debut campaign at Manchester United , although he drew criticism after a poor league performance in which United finished sixth in the Premier League . In Spain , sentences of under two-years are often suspended if the convicted person has no previous criminal record. The deal will have to be ratified by a judge when the case goes to court. Read More »

Lions wait on fitness of Davies ahead of Maori challenge

Instead, they gave up some of that momentum and confidence with a performance which lacked finesse and the defensive resolve that marked the Crusaders victory. Ill discipline also continues to haunt the Lions . "There's some clarity and familiarity on how we want to play the game that's been good - we didn't get the whole team until Sunday", Cooper said. Read More »

Everton Complete Sandro Ramirez Deal

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And now it is understood that his signing is complete and ready to be formally announced by Everton. Sandro held talks with Blues' chiefs last week and passed a medical after they triggered his release clause. But the La Liga club are reportedly making things as hard as they possible can for the Toffees. David Harrison, club secretary at Goodison Park, is said to be out there with him in order to complete the transfer. Read More »

Mexico Comeback To Sink New Zealand

There were some suggestions that Russian Federation were intimidated by the moment early, playing in front of a packed home crowd before almost scratching out an equaliser in the final 45 minutes. "Our players and myself were shouting to stop the game but there was no reaction on the side". "The game was really rough and violent". New Zealand eventually broke the deadlock just before the halftime break as Clayton Lewis played in Wood, who calmly slotted past Talavera. Read More »

Sale sharp, Red Sox move into 1st with romp over Royals

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Boston Red Sox's Deven Marrero , left, celebrates with Josh Rutledge after Rutledge scored on a two-run double hit by Sandy Leon during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The Boston Red Sox find themselves in first place in the American League East on the strength of their 19-10 mark over the last 29 contests in addition to a season-worst seven-game swoon by their bitter rival in the Bronx. Read More »

Gatland: Lions team picked to beat All Blacks

Hansen said he expects the Lions pack to "try to dominate" his team, but did add that Gatland's selection in the back three, where's he's picked Anthony Watson and Elliot Daly on the wings, and Liam Williams at full back , might mean there are "some subtle changes" in the way they will play. Read More »

Klopp sends message of support to son of Joost vd Westhuizen

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Although he has been on LFC's radar for over 3 years, the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was apparently also a major admirer of the attacker's talents - pointing to his experience in the Premier League and Champions League . "But he'll still be thinking he can do better next season, that's what I love about him". "I think it is no secret how much I like Emre". I'm excited. Read More »

Spanish prosecutors file a tax fraud lawsuit against Ronaldo

Real Madrid give their backing to Cristiano Ronaldo amid accusations of €14.8m (£12.9m) tax fraud. The world's highest-paid sports star according to a recent Forbes survey had previously said he was not anxious about tax investigations as he had nothing to hide. Read More »

NBA Draft: Suns interested in Ball, inquired with Lakers on trade

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The first Boston Celtics traded the No. 1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers and with all signs pointing to the 76ers selecting Markelle Fultz of Washington, the Los Angeles Lakers are unofficially on the clock. Because he gets there and they're still not good, and they know that makes it very hard for us to build a case for him to stay. With the addition of PG13, the Lakers will improve their win total significantly from last season while the rebuild continues and their young ... Read More »

Victim of Alaska black bear mauling was working for mine

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The bear was later killed. ABR president Steve Murphy said the women were trained in bear safety, and both had extensive outdoor experience. She succeeded in doing that, but the spray was of limited use, Murphy said. Trainor didn't sense the bear until it was within 10 feet, and she had no time to react. Fish and Game said ground searches had been unsuccessful in finding the animal , so aircraft were used to spot and shoot the bears. Read More »

Liverpool Boss, Klopp: Why I Signed Mohamed Salah

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said of the forward: " He is flawless mix of experience and potential", adding: "This is a really exciting signing for us", the BBC quotes the former Borussia Dortmund manager as saying. Egypt global Salah, 25, has also played for Basle, Chelsea and Fiorentina . "I'm very excited to be here". As has been common knowledge for some time now, Liverpool are negotiating with Italian giants Roma for the signature of talented winger Salah. Read More »

Twins mulling No. 1 pick

His father, William, played football at Fullerton College and Chino State, and his mother, Cindy, played softball at U.S. global and San Jose State. MLB .com's scouting report for Greene notes his future is on the mound with a fastball that settles in the 95-98 miles per hour range and "two breaking balls, and they'll run into each other occasionally, with some thinking he'll focus on a slider in the future, with a chance for that secondary pitch to be at least major league average". Read More »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with third pick

De' Aaron Fox answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Sacramento Kings as the fifth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in NY. 4 and De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky went to Sacramento as the No. 5 pick. "It's a very loaded class and I feel like especially whichever guys go at the top four, five, there may not be that much separation between (them) because everybody's just so talented", Tatum said. Read More »

Nowell at the double as Lions maul Chiefs

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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. Foster said the influence of Read, who took over from long-term skipper Richie McCaw following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, had been important in helping Smith and the team last Friday. Read More »