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Cristiano Ronaldo expected to testify in tax case on July 31

The Spanish prosecutor's office announced on Tuesday that it has filed a complaint in a Madrid court against the Portuguese coach regarding tax irregularities. Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United past year - failed to declare income of €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. Read More »

Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out — FIFA Confederations Cup

Hirving Lozano's courageous second-half header sealed Mexico's 2-1 comeback win over 10-man Russian Federation on Saturday and fired them into the Confederations Cup semi-finals. The hosts' pressure soon told, though, as the opening goal arrived after 25 minutes. Porto midfielder Herrera fired in a deep cross to the far post where Araujo lifted the ball over Akinfeev and into the opposite corner. Read More »

India arrests villagers for cheering Pakistan cricketers in Champions Trophy

The accused have also been charged with criminal conspiracy, the officer said, adding the celebrations continued for hours in the sensitive locality. India skipper Virat Kohli , opener Shikhar Dhawan and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the only Indians to find places on the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 team , which will be led by Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed. Read More »

Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in Azerbaijan GP practice


Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton , three-time champion, came third. "I think it's one of the tracks where you need to have the vehicle in the window and tyres in the window, and then, if you feel confident, you extract a lot of lap time as well". Read More »

Google doodle celebrates the tournament with interactive game


After the end of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which ended with Pakistan lifting the trophy, the ICC Women s Cricket World Cup has begun. Friday saw the International Cricket Council ( ICC ), following the conclusion of its annual meeting in London , announce that plans for a World XI to play in Pakistan later this year were "continuing to be developed". Read More »

No. 1 National Basketball Association draft pick Markelle Fultz makes rookie mistake in Inst

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz is wasting little time in declaring the goal for his new team heading into the 2017-18 season, just a day after he was drafted first overall in the 2017 NBA Draft: The Playoffs . Next up was the New York Knicks continuing to show how dysfunctional this front office has become. The Boston Celtics made an impressive pick by selecting Jayson Tatum from Duke University. Read More »

Gatland cagey on Test selection after Chiefs win

Lions tours are defined by the success - or otherwise - of Test matches, and after six games in venues from Whangarei to Dunedin, the really serious business will begin in just four days' time. It is something that gets us out of bed in the morning. When asked if Daly would feature on Saturday at Eden Park, Gatland acknowledged that it was indeed 'possible, ' either as a starter or as one of the replacements . Read More »

Germany's Loew to rotate against Chile with 100th win in sight


This experience will be excellent for us, for the players". His teammate, midfielder Lars Stindl , said the match with Chile was not an easy walk because it "is a very experienced and aggressive team". Germany won the World Cup and Chile won the Copa America, and both have brought their toughest teams to the party in Russian Federation. However, chances were hard to come by for both sides in the second half, which prompted Chile to introduce Paulo Diaz for Gary Medel . Read More »

Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball With No. 2 Pick

For now, though, the Lakers will bank on Ball helping revive a franchise that last made the playoffs in 2013. Ball has already worked out for Los Angeles twice and has not worked out for any other teams. Although the Lakers have been his family's team since before he could walk, Ball said he hasn't been to many games in person: "My dad didn't like the seats, because I guess they were too small for him". Read More »

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles to miss Lions series


Asked if the Lions can still force a close series, Gatland replied: "Absolutely, I thought we created some great chances, played some lovely rugby and scored some nice tries ". If we'd scored after half-time that's 13-13. Perhaps the most impressive part was the simplicity in which the home side identified the Lions' threat, nullified it and proceeded to take complete control of the game. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semifinal berths


Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia . Russia: The host nation realistically needs to beat Mexico to ensure its spot in the semifinals. However, it was not all good news as Bernardo Silva went off injured at halftime while a needless and reckless challenge from Pepe ruled the controversial central defender out of Wednesday's semi-final. Read More »

British & Irish Lions bench skipper Sam Warburton for Maori All Blacks clash

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. "We got penalised rightly so for the one that they kicked but there was another couple where their prop was on their knees and stuff". "I don't see how they have got dominance". Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

He cited the example of Brazil's transformation into a side who have already sealed their place at Russian Federation 2018, just three years on from their humiliating 7-1 World Cup loss to Germany. "We faced a rival that needed to win and had nothing to lose, and we competed very well against them", Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said. "We respect other teams but we are not afraid of anyone". Read More »

Smith, Crotty injury concerns for All Blacks


Then there was suddenly a gravitational pull towards Eden Park . And a 1-0 series lead while you're at it. Banners were unveiled, with one the self-appointed "Kyle Sinckler Fan Club". He didn't click. Then were were having a cup of tea and he said 'Those boys, I've seen them before somewhere?' I said no, no way. Missed opportunities proved costly. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

Mourinho has been accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. The four-time world player of the year, who said last week his "conscience is clear", is threatening to leave Madrid over the affair according to Spanish and Portuguese media. Read More »

Russian Federation get off to winning start in Confederations Cup


Midfielder Denis Glushakov flicked the ball over goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in the 31st minute as New Zealand defenders rushed back to try to clear it off the line. Portugal and Mexico are other teams in Group A and will face-off on Sunday, June 18. The competition will serve as a dress rehearsal for the 2018 World Cup, and Russian Federation would certainly love to get off to a good start on the pitch. Read More »

Jolyon Palmer drops out of F1 second free practice session


His crushing performance in qualifying has now provided him with the chance to do just that. Bottas led qualifying and set an even quicker time on his final lap, only for Hamilton to beat him by almost half a second. "The most important thing is we made it out in time, we had no issues in qualifying so it was the right thing to do". It would have been more worrying for Ferrari had Vettel finished fourth in a straight, trouble-free contest with Hamilton. Read More »

Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

Mexico's Diego Reyes exercises during a training session in Kazan, Russia , on Friday, June 23, 2017. The hosts face Mexico in Kazan on Saturday realistically needing a win to seal their place in the semi-finals, given that they are a point behind Mexico and Portugal in the table and the European champions face struggling New Zealand in their game. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton takes POLE at Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Vettel starts 4th

Kimi Raikkonen was more than one second behind Hamilton, qualifying third ahead of his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel . American pop group Black Eyed Peas and singer Nicole Scherzinger are both performing here on Saturday night. The Australian sustained damage to the left rear of his auto and was forced to stop on track. The run before was good, and before the red flag everything was going OK. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins win back to back Stanley Cup Championships


C Sidney Crosby , who scored eight goals and dished out 19 assists in 24 playoff games, was named Conn Smythe Trophy victor as postseason most valuable player for the second straight year. Unfortunately, his return was not a joyous one for Nashville fans, who had to watch the former player end their season. It ends the deepest playoff run in Predators history. Read More »

It's on! Mayweather vs. McGregor this summer in Las Vegas

That's because TMZ Sports is reporting that Mayweather expects to make between $200 million and $300 million for the McGregor fight , although the exact terms haven't been disclosed just yet. Specific numbers for both are yet to be determined, but a good guide to the August 26 fight would be Mayweather's bout against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Read More »

Twins take Lewis No. 1, Braves get Wright


Later tonight, the Reds will select their second and third players with overall picks 32 (in competitive balance lottery round A) and 38 (2nd round). Florida pitcher Alex Faedo was unaware that the Detroit Tigers made him their selection at No. Read More »