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Confed Cup: Ronaldo's Tax Fraud Case Doesn't Matter - Fans

Real Madrid have refuted claims Jose Mourinho signed a contract to take over at the club before he left Inter. The cases are about the profits made from image rights, not salaries from their clubs. In this way, Lionel Messi has been found guilty of fraud, and Cristiano Ronaldo accused by prosecutors of evading €14.7m. A judge will then decide if they are grounds to charge him with a crime. Read More »

Two Dublin firms at centre of Di Maria, Ronaldo & Mourinho tax controversy

In an interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero , Perez also said he would not speak with Ronaldo until the Confederations Cup finishes. " Jose Mourinho , who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 per cent, and accepted the regularization proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years of 2011 and 2012 and entered into a settlement agreement regarding 2013". Read More »

Raikkonen prepared to sacrifice himself to help Vettel

It has certainly lacked the ferocity of a Senna vs. It was the second time he had done so this season, proving that when the Mercedes , described by the team as a bit of "diva", is on form, it is as formidable as it has been in the previous three seasons of dominance. Read More »

No concerns for Gatland if Warburton misses out

Now Farrell is out of the Maori match with a leg injury, Dan Biggar takes his place in the reserves and Sexton is in pole position to start against the All Blacks a week on Saturday. Leigh Halfpenny replaces the injured Stuart Hogg at fullback, while Liam Williams makes way for Anthony Watson on the wing. But Gatland has challenged the Toulon flyer to hit his attacking best in order to force his way into the Test line-up. Read More »

Ex-Madrid player Di Maria pleads guilty to Spanish tax prosecutor

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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 . Before they decide to close the case and to reveal the final verdict, Cristiano Ronaldo has 60 days to pre-pay the amount of 14.8 million euros - a solution apparently suggested by his legal team. Read More »

Devils Take Nico Hischier No. 1, Defying NHL Draft Predictions

He was named the league's rookie of the year. The Tampa Bay Lightning used the 14th pick to take defenseman Callan Foote, the son of two-time Stanley Cup champion Adam Foote. Patrick battled injuries this past season with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, playing in only 33 games due to a sports hernia suffered last summer. Read More »

LeBron James Gets Roasted After NBA Finals

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After Durant topped the 30-point mark for the fifth time in the series to earn Finals MVP honors, all James could do was accept the loss gracefully and acknowledge Golden State as one of the greatest teams he's seen. Last night, Wanda made yet another appearance as her son accepted an even more impressive MVP award, this one for the NBA Finals. And then when I came back, we just kept going from there. Read More »

De'Aaron Fox's Dad Takes Jab At LaVar, Lonzo Ball

It has been rumored and expected for months but on Thursday night, Lonzo Ball officially became a member of the Los Angeles Lakers . Lonzo Ball said that the Lakers haven't made any promises to take him No. Ball's mental steadiness is another big reason he's nearly certain to be a top-three pick on Thursday. "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 ... Read More »

Russia unveils 'psychic' cat ahead of Confederations Cup

With Russia set to host the Confederations Cup starting this weekend and the World Cup next year, he'll be asked often to comment on the handsome game in the coming year. After the game, Cherchesov, a former goalkeeper who played for the national team before and after the fall of communism suggested it was an advantage to have such a pep talk. Read More »

Lonzo Ball heads to Lakers as No. 2 overall pick

Another potential No. 1 pick could be Real Madrid shooting guard Luka Doncic. Ball marks the first high-profile draftee under the new regime of Magic Johnson, the Lakers' president of basketball operations (and the player whom Ball patterned his game after), and Rob Pelinka, their general manager. Read More »

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata agrees deal to join Manchester United

The 24-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation recently, with Manchester United among those thought to be interested and rumoured to be lining up a £60m bid . The Los Merengues want £78 million for Morata but it is understood that United will not pay more than £60 million. "I would be insane if I left Real Madrid ". Read More »

Joel Embiid Really Wants Ben Simmons to Dunk All Over Lonzo Ball

Los Angeles also sent center Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn in exchange for Nets center Brook Lopez and the No. 27 overall pick in the NBA Draft . "I understand how to build in terms of championship teams". Johnson was asked about what will be different next summer, since he's essentially betting on himself to turn their fortunes around. Okay, then. I've always bet on myself, right? "We don't need that attention", Kentucky guard Malik Monk said. Read More »

Ball a piece of Lakers' rebuilding plan

Coming off of a career-year with the University of Utah, Kyle Kuzma snuck into the first round of the National Basketball Association draft , landing in Los Angeles. Chino Hills High School's former All-American will presumably be the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers . " Obviously he's the best point guard to ever play , so I'm looking to go in there and just learn from day one", Ball said during his media rounds. Read More »

Manchester United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

I believe everyone must comply with their tax obligations, and I know that Cristiano always does things the right way. "The clause for Cristiano is £1 billion (R14 billion)". The last time that I talked with Cristiano was in Cardiff, after the game. Those hoping for clarifications regarding the 32-year-old's future at Real Madrid were left empty-handed, however. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing United States detainee Otto Warmbier

Mr Warmbier, 22, a student at the University of Virginia , had been travelling with a tour group when he was arrested at Pyongyang airport in January 2016. American doctors said Warmbier's condition was likely the result of a heart attack that halted blood flow to his brain. The spokesman also said that "groundless" speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to the North to examine Mr Warmbier before his release and allegedly acknowledged that North ... Read More »

Ronaldo accused of tax fraud totalling €14.7million

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The Madrid state prosecutor referenced the verdict against Messi as legal precedent for the case against Ronaldo . "The Prosecutor's Office says that the player declared the income derived from the transfer of image rights as income from movable capital to evade taxes". Read More »

Vodafone Group plc (VOD) Given "Buy" Rating at Deutsche Bank AG

Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, February 2 with "Buy". They expect $0.98 EPS, up 4.26% or $0.04 from last year's $0.94 per share. Janus Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) for 41,654 shares. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe open to Arsenal move

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Up until this Friday, it was believed Real Madrid stood alone at top of the race for signing Monaco's highly-touted prospect Kylian Mbappe . Liverpool are willing to break the transfer world record to sign Kylian Mbappe , according to reports. Read More »

Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

This is a milestone tournament . See this video, and hear the details and more on why he believes that Video Assistant Referee will be a CHANGE that will make football even more attractive. And just because a referee has more time and a better look doesn't always mean they'll make the right decision, or at least a decision that satisfies all parties. Read More »

76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers grab Lonzo Ball

It could last a bit longer. After Fultz was picked, fellow freshman Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second pick. Philadelphia 76ers' draft picks Anzejs Pasecniks, from left, Markelle Fultz , and team president Bryan Colangelo laugh during a news conference at the team's NBA basketball training complex, Friday, June 23, 2017 , in Camden , NJ. Read More »

GOP turnout confounds pollsters in Georgia election

Kathleen Rice of NY, led a meeting of anti-Pelosi House Democrats . Some Democratic lawmakers have called for Pelosi to step down from her leadership role in the House. Following Ossoff's loss , Democrats were quick to point out that the Georgia district was gerrymandered, that it had been in Republican hands since Newt Gingrich held the seat, and that Handle won a close race, while her Republican predecessor had won by a large margin. Read More »

Red Bull lead the way in opening practice in Azerbaijan

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In P2 there was the need for a red flag when Jolyon Palmer's Renault hit the barrier at Turn 8 - the same one Perez struck - and there was another stoppage as the debris was cleared. Momentum continues to swing between Mercedes and Ferrari and both teams will be eager to make a statement at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. "We had a bit of a messy session, a lot of traffic, a lot of yellow flags and we didn't put [Lewis] out at the right time ". Read More »

Ward defeats Kovalev to retain light heavyweight titles

Andre Ward landed a clean counter right hand to the chin of Kovalev which had the boxer nicknamed "Krusher" visibly shaken. It was a crashing right hand to the head that badly hurt Kovalev and started the assault the that finished the fight. Read More »