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Mourinho faces jail over tax fraud


Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed any talk of Ronaldo leaving the Spanish capital, stating he would only consider a deal if a club met his €1billion buyout clause. 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. Read More »

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva scores for Portugal against New Zealand

Portugal beat hosts Russian Federation in their previous game in Moscow where star striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match at Spartak Stadium . "But we are confident", Ronaldo said in Portuguese. "If we play like we did the other night, I have all the confidence in the world ". Overall though, it was a fair victory. Read More »

NBA Draft round-up: Philadelphia 76ers take Markelle Fultz with No 1 pick

Overall, the Celtics took a player who should contribute this season, and a high reward, low-risk player with Ojeleye who could be the steal of the draft. The Celtics were looking to rebuild after six seasons with Kevin Garnett paired with Paul Pierce and the Nets were looking to win instantly in their second season in Brooklyn. Read More »

Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticise St Petersburg pitch

The Mexican football coach Juan Carlos Osorio has apologised after television cameras caught him using an expletive during yesterday's ill-tempered Confederations Cup match against New Zealand . With the Kiwis' tails up, Wood could have grabbed a second when he again got in behind the defence, but failed to control the ball as they took a one-goal lead into the break. Read More »

Real Madrid need you: Zidane to Ronaldo


Real Madrid are open to the idea of selling Alvaro Morata to Manchester United this summer but are holding out for the biggest transfer fee possible, according to reports in Spain. Mourinho became a Spanish tax resident in 2010 when he joined Real, but did not declare image rights earnings because he had transferred his image rights to a company based in the British Virgin Islands in 2004. Read More »

Flyers take Nolan Patrick with No. 2 pick in NHL Draft

It comes as no surprise that #Nico Hischier goes first overall to the New Jersey Devils as he is a very talented natural center. An 18-year-old who excelled on the right wing the past two seasons, Lind truly emerged during the 2016-17 campaign, pouring in 30 goals and dishing out 57 assists to finish the year with a whopping 87 points. Read More »

Portugal keep New Zealand guessing on Ronaldo


Fedor Smolov of Russian Federation will attempt to lead his team into the Confederations Cup semifinals by defeating Mexico on Saturday. Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday in St. Read More »

Angel Di Maria Fined £1.76 Million Over Tax Evasion While In Spain

In a document reviewed by The Associated Press, Di Maria's lawyer accepted the two counts, which relate to fraud committed in 2012 and 2013. Di Maria has pleaded guilty to the two charges, which each carry a six-month sentence, but the Argentina global will not serve jail time as sentences below two years in length are normally suspended under Spanish law for first-time offenders. Read More »

Nadal pulls out of Aegon Championships

Many thought that setback, the latest in a series of injury problems throughout his career, would spell the end of his time at the top. At least his game is back in high gear after a lull: Nadal's victory at the French Open was his first at a major tournament since 2014. Read More »

Angel Di Maria agrees to deal in Spain over tax fraud

The statement also said that Mourinho had received a certificate from the authorities confirming that he was "up to date with all his tax obligations". He is under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. Madrid prosecutors said that after signing for the Spanish giants from Benfica in 2010, Di Maria had used companies in Panama and Ireland to hide earnings from the marketing of image rights. Read More »

Santos defends Portugal's Euro 2016 win


Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia . " I'm confident that all the players who've taken part in the tournament will draw on the experience to develop and mature ", he said. Portugal will be without defender Pepe , who is suspended for a second yellow card in the tournament. Read More »

Fultz and 76ers a match made in a fast-food chain?

Even though Fultz was relatively unknown on a national scale, there's a certain level of luxury that comes with being the No. 1 overall NBA draft pick. The Sixers made their intentions clear after swapping the third overall pick in the draft and the Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (protected) with the Boston Celtics for the first overall pick. Read More »

Confederations Cup :European Champions,Portugal cruise into semi-finals

Speaking ahead of the match against New Zealand in St Petersburg , Santos chuckled his way though a question from a Brazilian journalist asking whether his team were now better to watch before delivering a withering riposte. "Everyone is incredibly disappointed in the changing room and we feel we should have got more", said Hudson. His sharp headers could have turned a comfortable win into a rout. Read More »

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

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson accepted Portugal were too strong for his side as they finished their Confederations Cup pointless and having scored a single goal. Guardado however will miss Mexico's semi-final clash. "It was hard to play better than we played because the grass was not very good". "AT 2-0 we could have kept the scoreline respectable, but we didn't..." Russia's afternoon was completed in the 68th minute after Yury Zhirkov was sent off for elbowing and they were only ... Read More »

Durant trolls Westbrook, Thunder fans by wearing custom cupcake hat


As the story goes (as uncovered by SI's own Lee Jenkins), Westbrook Instagrammed a photo of cupcakes on the Fourth of July past year after Durant made his decision to leave the Thunder. Instead of the cherry on top, there was a ring in reference to the National Basketball Association title he and the Warriors won earlier this month. Oklahoma City fans chanted "Cupcake!" at Durant and wore T-shirts with the image of an orange and blue cupcake when the Warriors visited the Thunder in February. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft grades

Fultz , 19, averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds in his only college season. Now Minnesota has Butler to go along with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins , which should allow the Timberwolves to get back into the playoffs for the first time since 2004 - and the first time, period, without Kevin Garnett. Read More »

LaVar Ball gets booed mercilessly by crowd at NBA Draft

Not a lot of hyperbole. Aside from Ball, the Lakers added three players to their roster during the 2017 NBA Draft . Taken No. 2 overall Thursday, he clearly was No. However, Lonzo Ball is that type of a player. Many will reminisce about the old "Showtime Lakers ", now. "It's a dream come true". OK, that's more like six questions. Read More »

Magic sees Ball as big piece of plan


I think everybody understands playing with somebody with Lonzo's talent will make them better and also get them easier baskets. D'Angelo Russell was a first-round draft pick and the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. With Lonzo Ball , Brandon Ingram and possibly Paul Georg on board, the Lakers could prove to be an attractive destination for free agents in the summer of 2018. Read More »

By The Numbers: Winners and Losers from the 2017 NBA Draft


Ironically, Fultz heading to the 76ers was completely expected, as was No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball who was taken by the L.A. Lakers . The Sixers acquired the No. Tonight is the night every hoop phenom dreams about. "They cancelled a workout on us when we flew out to Sacramento , and they just made a decision to cancel it as we flew - just [coach] Brad [Stevens] and I and [assistant general manager] Mike Zarren flew cross-country". Read More »

Boston Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft

During the first round of the Draft on Thursday 16 freshmen were chosen setting a new record. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Washington has gone on late-night TV and boasted of his love of Philly cheesesteaks, made a social media connection with franchise player Joel Embiid and dazzled on draft night with a pair of orange sneakers made of the same leather used to make National Basketball Association game balls. Read More »

Blazers trade up to get Gonzaga's Zach Collins


While previous reports stated that the Blazers would not be active on the trade market, Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins changed their mind. The Sacramento Kings initially had the No. In those games, Collins averaged 10 points and six rebounds per game while shooting 65% from the field and 48 % from three. Collins is a 3-point threat and a shot blocker who can stretch the floor. Read More »

Johnson sees big things for Ball

Some Laker fans are very concerned about how much of a distraction that Lavar Ball will be to the team. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball . "There's clearly a gift, with what he's been blessed with". Butler , one of the league's most dynamic two-way players, joined forces again with Thibodeau , who coached the Bulls for five seasons before being fired in 2015. Read More »