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Markelle Fultz "plans on winning right away" when drafted by Sixers

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Though George's representatives informed the Pacers this week that he intends to become a free agent after his contract expires and then sign with the Lakers in the 2018 offseason, many in National Basketball Association circles believe in still has leverage to entertaining trade proposals before and after the draft. Read More »

Liverpool complete signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma

This isn't the first time that Salah will play in the Premier League . I don't want to say just one name. "I am improving and doing better and better every year". I understand he was good at Roma but there's a huge diff between Prem & Serie A . Offered next to nothing at CFC . "I'm happy to be back and I'm excited". Read More »

Portugal coach defends Ronaldo's right to snub media

Nevertheless, the transfer fee would be around €100M or €150M, so these are numbers to think about a possible transfer. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain were quickly linked with lavish bids to sign Ronaldo, with Perez confirming he would speak to the player in an attempt to resolve the situation as he offered a strong public defence of the player's integrity. Read More »

Man Utd Reportedly Agree Personal Terms With Zlatan Ibrahimovic Replacement

United have released Zlatan Ibrahimovic and could lose Wayne Rooney this summer, making the signing of centre forward a priority for the English giants. "Who knows, maybe we'll be team-mates next year", he told Tele 5. Despite getting only 14 starts, Morata recorded 15 goals which goes to show the kind of power he commands in the attack. Read More »

'No excuse' for N.Korea's treatment of USA student: father

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Otto Warmbier , 22, was freed on Tuesday , after more than a year in custody. "He has not spoken, he has not engaged in any purposeful movements or behaviors", said Kanter, adding that Warmbier also has a spastic tightening of the muscles in his arms and legs but that he is breathing on his own and appears to have been fed sufficiently through a feeding tube. Read More »

Golden Knights give National Hockey League teams Monday trading deadline

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And while the pickings were slim, the National Hockey League wisely placed all six expansion teams in the same division for the first three years, thereby guaranteeing one of them would make it to the Stanley Cup final. "There has been a lot of inquiries about players on other teams, and all the general managers have looked at (other teams") lists and asked us, "What it would take for you to claim that player for us?'" McPhee said. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud claims

Mourinho is under suspicion of having committed two offences in relation to personal income tax , but the 54-year-old has denied any wrongdoing. Great time in Belfast with the @riofoundation @BTGroup & @ActiveCN thank you for your hospitality! "I mean it's not my decision, it's something Cristiano and Real Madrid have to figure out". Read More »

Soccer player Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case

Ronaldo's trouble coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud . According to El Confidencial , the Paris Saint-Germain winger will plead guilty to two counts of tax fraud whilst at Real Madrid following an agreement between his lawyers and the public prosecutor. Read More »

Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Real Madrid did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing. And Ronaldo is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m) from 2011 to 2014. He denies the accusations and is threatening to leave Spain. Argentina worldwide Di Maria is accused of failing to pay 1.3m euros to the Spanish tax authorities in 2012-2013 by giving up his image rights to companies based in tax havens, such as Panama. Read More »

Angel Di Maria handed one-year suspended jail term for tax fraud

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In the wake of yet another highly successful season, the 32-year-old striker has seen his reputation soured by a tax fraud investigation, and there have been questions of whether or not Real Madrid will move him elsewhere. The Argentinian, who now plays for Paris Saint-German, is unlikely to spend any time behind bars though - most sentences under two years in Spain are suspended for first-time offenders. Read More »

Portugal wildfires kill at least 60, including drivers trapped in cars

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Firefighters were still fighting the flames Sunday. A lot of them were families who had spent the afternoon at a beach on a nearby river, local authorities said. It is already the largest tragedy, in terms of loss of human life, of the past several decades in the country. At a retirement home in Pedrogao Grande on Monday, about 150 people who had been evacuated or fled were waiting to learn when they could go home. Read More »

Sports Russia Beat New Zealand In Confederations Cup Opener

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said Russia's readiness had "surpassed expectations". Referees will have the power to abandon games in the face of discrimination from the stands under a new three-step procedure unveiled by Federation Internationale de Football Association ahead of the start of the Confederations Cup in Russia . Read More »

Marcelo wants to leave Real Madrid if Cristiano Ronaldo exits

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Manchester United , Chelsea , Bayern Munich - or anyone with real money - were linked with a summer transfer for the 32-year-old, with a potential transfer fee quoted from anywhere between £131m to €1bn. Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He also won the Champions League twice with Porto (2004) and Inter Milan (2010). Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo starts but Portugal held by Mexico in Confederations Cup

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Portugal looked set for a late win when Cedric Soares scored with a deflected shot in the 86th minute, but Hector Moreno equalized for Mexico with a header in stoppage time. Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score against Mexico but put in a real shift while Nani also played well down the flanks. The former Manchester United forward capitalised on Carlos Salcedo misjudging a header just inside his own half to race into the penalty area and, given too much time to turn, the Portugal captain was ... Read More »

Ronaldo to testify over allegation

Ronaldo has denied the charges. Real Madrid and Man United are not directly involved. The state prosecutor's office in Madrid has intensified its pursuit of alleged tax fraud in football. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. The 29-year-old and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi's income earned from his ... Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball in NBA draft

He's already learned about life at the trade deadline. The 76ers and Celtics swapped first-round picks in a surprising deal earlier this week that sent an additional first-rounder to Boston . All-Stars and Olympic champions such as Paul George and Jimmy Butler are front and center in trade talk that usually isn't this heavy until February. Read More »

Sixers do as expected, select Markelle Fultz 1st overall

The 76ers went all out to get their man, trading their third overall pick plus a future first-round pick to the Boston Celtics to secure the Maryland native. Another global player was tabbed next as the New York Knicks selected French guard Frank Ntilikina, a talented 18-year-old who has defensive skills to match a solid offensive game. Read More »

Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves, go all in on rebuild

The Bulls receive the T-Wolves' seventh pick in tonight's draft, Zach LaVine , and Kris Dunn . To land either Butler or George, sources said, Cleveland knows it would have to assemble a three-team trade (or one with more teams involved) - likely costing the Cavs All-Star forward Kevin Love - to manufacture the top-five draft pick Chicago and IN are known to covet IN exchange for surrendering their respective best players. Read More »

Golden Knights swipe Perron from Blues in expansion draft

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The 29-year-old forward, nicknamed The Real Deal, has scored more than 20 goals in all nine seasons of his National Hockey League career. They won't even be enjoyable to watch once the novelty of new uniforms wears off, not unless you consider 4-1 losses enjoyable. Read More »

Evans brace helps Wales pip Samoa

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Evans' first global score had put the away side into the lead, but Wales looked like they'd go down to defeat when they trailed 17-14 with minutes to go. At that stage Wales had been given next to no ball to play with, but when they did retain possession, the points arrived. And they cashed in with their first try when flanker Aaron Shingler charged down a Pisi clearance. Read More »

Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

Manchester United have reportedly tabled a £30million bid for Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo according to the Sun . The foreigners who signed up for this program also could avoid paying taxes on income earned from outside of Spain (like, say, worldwide image rights) under certain conditions. Read More »

€55 million rated Real Madrid superstar to choose Manchester United over Chelsea

As for Mourinho , Manchester United 54-year-old Portuguese coach, he stands accused of two counts of tax fraud while he coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013. He is under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. In a statement released to ESPN FC, Madrid's regional state prosecutor accused Mourinho of evading tax totalling €3.3m from his 2011 and 2012 declarations - €1.61m in 2011 and €1.69m in 2012 - while on the books of Real ... Read More »