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I'd love to see Ronaldo go to Man United

The Real Madrid superstar has been ordered to testify in court at 11:00 on Monday 31 July, as revealed by Spanish paper El Confidencial . The statement said that the Spanish government, through tax authorities, "issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularized his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations". Read More »

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championship at Queen's Club

Nadal , who has now closed back to within three of Federer's all-time record with a 15th slam title, said in halting French: "It's truly unbelievable". "To play Rafa on clay in the French Open in a final is probably the biggest challenge you can have in tennis", he said. "Nothing to say about today", he said at courtside. Read More »

Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison

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As Real Madrid coach from 2011 to 2012, the Portuguese coach is alleged to have not declared income from image rights deals to obtain an "illicit benefit", according to Spanish prosecutors. And it seems the Real Madrid supremo's words have had their required effect as according to Spanish daily AS, Ronaldo is pleased with the way Perez defended and spoke about him in the Spanish media. Read More »

$ID/[None]0000LightBlue76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

The NBA requires that players wait a year after high school to be drafted . The Mavericks selected former No. 1 overall high school recruit Dennis Smith Jr. Leaf with the 18th pick , Atlanta used the 19th pick on Wake Forest forward John Collins and Portland chose Duke's Harry Giles at No. 20, who was then traded to Sacramento. Read More »

Lakers Select Lonzo Ball Number 2 Overall In NBA Draft

Hong). Ball recently claimed that his son Lonzo , Los Angeles' No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , will help the Lakers return to the playoffs in his first year in the league. Flawless example of a guy that could fall to seven and become an All-Star and potentially the best player in this draft. He has the talent to be an All-Star. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers, General Manager David Griffin will part ways

Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, 2017, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. LeBron was not happy with Griffin's departure, which could spell trouble for the Cleveland Cavaliers , according to Yahoo! A year ago, David Griffin was celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers' first championship and the city's first title since 1964. Read More »

New York Knicks Smart by Not Trading Kristaps Porzingis During NBA Draft

At No. 3, the Celtics might have the best pick potentially in play. One of the reasons behind this according to Woj is the Knicks are interested in drafting Lauri Markkanen with their No.8 pick if they move Porzingis. Jackson called him a "project-type" player, which is an understandable assessment. Under the leadership of Phil Jackson for three full seasons, NY is a combined 80-166, good for a.325 winning percentage. Read More »

O'Mahony To Lead Lions Against Maori All Blacks

Hansen said that he has heard from sources that Gatland is recruiting more players from the United Kingdom for injury cover and to strengthen his squad. The Lions' next tour match is against the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua on Saturday, with the first Test in Auckland a week later. Warburton returned from a minor ankle injury to play over an hour in the midweek defeat by the Highlanders in Dunedin. Read More »

José Mourinho denies withholding tax at Real Madrid

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Mourinho and Ronaldo are among seven clients of Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes who have been investigated for possible tax fraud . Spanish prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the player accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of 14.7 million euros (US$16.4 million) by hiding his image rights income between 2011 and 2014. Read More »

Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

During his lone season at Kansas , Jackson would average 16.3 points per game while shooting 51 percent from the field, while averaging 7.4 rebounds per game and three assists. Many general managers and scouts think this years' class is deep. meaning there's value in moving down and having more picks versus a higher one. And, of course, the biggest blockbuster came earlier this week when the Celtics traded the first overall pick to the Sixers, who used it to get Markelle Fultz . Read More »

Angel Di Maria Handed 1-Year Prison Sentence for Tax Evasion

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The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he made from image rights. Real Madrid did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing. Today, he accepted a 2 million Euro fine and a one-year prison sentence stemming from his time as a Real Madrid player. Read More »

Diego Costa only interested in Atletico Madrid transfer?

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Diego Costa is reportedly ready to go head-to-head with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte , refusing to sign for any club other than Atletico Madrid . In a separate report, Lewis wrote Atletico could bring in Costa and send him out on loan during the first half of the 2017-18 season, before registering him in January. Read More »

NBA teams go young with one-and-dones

The performance at Washington capped a meteoric rise on the amateur level for Fultz. "I think no different than Ben a year ago, we took care of our business first before he took the floor". Kansas guard Josh Jackson went to the Suns with the No. 4 pick. "To think that you're going to go into a season with a 19-year-old, a 20-year-old and Joel Embiid , as much as we love him and see how special he is, the reality is those three players have played a cumulative 31 National Basketball ... Read More »

The 2017 NBA Draft garnered 11% more social engagement than past year

FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, University of California Los Angeles guard Lonzo Ball takes questions from the media after a closed Los Angeles Lakes pre-draft workout in El Segundo, Calif. Silver has talked about changing the NBA's limit, saying the current rule that American-born players must be 19 and a year out of high school, but teams seem just fine with the current system. Read More »

Josh Jackson canceled workout while Danny Ainge was flying to Sacramento

Tatum wasn't going to Philadelphia or Los Angeles while the player Philadelphia wanted ( Markelle Fultz ) wasn't guaranteed to be available at No. 3 even if Boston took Tatum at No. But he has refused the team's efforts to bring him in for a last-minute workout before the draft , leading most to assume he's going elsewhere. "You know, I was surprised because they had the No. Read More »

Celtics Choose Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick

Jackson will be given time to develop, even though they'd like to see him contribute in the back court sooner rather than later. "I just can't wait to go out and prove it". "The feeling is just everything I've wished for and more", he said. We tried to reschedule, but it was just bad timing, scheduling and didn't work out. Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball

THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS selected point guard Markelle Fultz with the top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , while Lonzo Ball went to the Los Angeles Lakers . Last season, he averaged 20.2 points and eight rebounds in 31 games in 2017. The team went with Jabari Bird, a 6-6 shooting guard from California, where he was a teammate of current Celtic Jaylen Brown. Read More »

Fultz, Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

Now for the bad part: The French native, whose team is still playing in a championship series back home, was selected by the Knicks on Thursday night. But on Thursday night, 60 players were selected during the NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and after they were drafted, Twitter went into overdrive and started looking through their old tweets to try and dig up any dirt that they may have posted in the past. Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho denies tax fraud allegations in Spain

According to Spanish paper El Confidencial , the Portuguese star has been given his date in court as part of the investigation into the player's tax situation. "No one has made us a single offer-not for Cristiano Ronaldo , not for Alvaro Morata, not for James Rodriguez". The accusation against Mourinho comes a week after the Madrid-based prosecutor's office accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Read More »

'Nobody is indispensable' - Figo sure Real Madrid can cope with Ronaldo exit

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The Real Madrid star is accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of €14.7m (£12.95m) between 2011 and 2014 and will now testify on July 31, it has been confirmed. Mourinho's management team - Gestifute - and Real Madrid did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. "From now on it will be the judge in charge of the case who will take the necessary steps to determine the possible responsibilities of Mr Mourinho". Read More »

Neymar comforts Cristiano Ronaldo via WhatsApp over tax allegations

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Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday that the Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros (£2.9m), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court. "The corporate structure was used by the accused in order to make the benefits derived from image rights opaque", the prosecutor said in a statement. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud while at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez , who was re-elected on Monday, said that "the only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player". The accusations are based on information provided by Spain's tax office , which indicates Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits from image rights" during his time managing Madrid . Read More »