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Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31
- June 21, 2017

Unhappy Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and quit Spain after running into problems with tax authorities. 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". (more...)
Do We Believe Andre Ward Can Beat Anthony Joshua?
- June 21, 2017

The world champion, who won all three titles from the Russian by a controversial points decision in their first bout , is unbeaten in 32 fights. Prior to referee Tony Weeks' final intervention, Kovalev had been troubled by a body shot/low blow, a knee-buckling straight right to the jaw, and finally another body shot/low blow, which, according to a post-fight replay, appeared to land about as close as can be to the groin region. (more...)
FIFA clear Manchester United in Pogba deal, begin probe into Juventus FIFA clear Manchester United in Pogba deal, begin probe into Juventus
- June 21, 2017

The decision was believed to be linked to newspaper claims that agent Mino Raiola earned £41million from the deal that took the France worldwide to Manchester. Historically, breaches have been punished with six-figure fines, but, if found guilty, Juventus could face a transfer embargo. "We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus FC", a Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesperson said, via ESPN . (more...)
Ostapenko powers into French Open final
- June 21, 2017

Bacsinszky, the 30th seed, who needed a bandage applied to her right thigh midway through the first set, looked the more likely victor at that point as she sought to celebrate her 28th birthday by surpassing her semi-final run of 2015. Firing stunning winners on both sides, Ostapenko was always the aggressor and after three breaks apiece in the opening set she took the tiebreak 7-4. (more...)
Chelsea close to signing Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore Chelsea close to signing Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore
- June 21, 2017

Boro will be keen to secure an instant return to the English top flight next term. Spanish publication Sport are claiming that Chelsea might spice up the transfer market with a surprise signing. Traore started his career at Barcelona but he only managed to make one first-team appearance. Ramirez came close to leaving Teesside in January, and there is a private acceptance amongst the Boro hierarchy that he should have been sold to Leicester when he submitted a transfer request in an ... (more...)
New Zealand suffer spectacular America's Cup capsize New Zealand suffer spectacular America's Cup capsize
- June 21, 2017

To win the America's Cup you've got to beat all the teams. The New Zealand crew lead the British team by three races to one in the first-to-five contest. New Zealand's hotshot Peter Burling, the youngest helmsman in the event at 26, and British tactician Giles Scott, 29, both jumped straight back into the America's Cup boats after winning gold medals in Rio a year ago. (more...)
Pacers, Lakers discuss Paul George trade ahead of National Basketball Association draft Thursday
- June 21, 2017

This past weekend, the Lakers have a mix of optimism and uncertainty on those feelings. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports , the four-time All-Star has informed the Indiana Pacers that he plans on becoming a free agent in 2018 with the intention of joining another team. (more...)
Mexico warned over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup
- June 21, 2017

Chile was also made to wait for a review before a goal was confirmed. "If this is going to happen several times during a game, well it's not very pleasant for the players", Cameroon coach Hugo Broos said. "In some regards they have that team spirit that represents not only New Zealand and their national soccer teams but also the All Blacks and their rugby teams". (more...)
Lakers, Pacers engaged in Paul George trade talks Lakers, Pacers engaged in Paul George trade talks
- June 21, 2017

George , who averaged a career-best 23.7 points last season, has a major preference in joining the Lakers as he grew up in Southern California. They've done so knowing George is determined to play out his current contract and become an unrestricted free agent in July 2018. (more...)
Paul George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18
- June 21, 2017

It seems like NBA All-Star Paul George is getting attached to just about every team in the league right now. Failing that, the Pacers are stripped of their strongest leverage for keeping George in IN, especially given years of rumors that he'd prefer to spend the next part of his career playing for the Lakers . (more...)
Pakistan crush India to win the ICC Champions Trophy
- June 21, 2017

Revelation and redemption helped Pakistan turn world cricket's order upside down as Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day global century and Mohammad Amir's brilliant new-ball spell underpinned a landslide 180-run win over India in the Champions
Trophy final. (more...)
Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud
- June 21, 2017

If you believe the reports around Spain and UK, Cristiano Ronaldo has already told Jorge Mendes he wants to leave Real Madrid and go back to Manchester United in this summer transfer window. Meanwhile, Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and quit Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League semifinals first leg soccer ... (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case on July 31
- June 21, 2017

And Perez vigorously backed the Portugal skipper, claiming he will be cleared of tax charges against his name and dismissing suggestions Ronaldo's desire to leave could be remedied by the club picking up any potential fine. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge in July for tax fraud in Spain, and soccer coach Jose Mourinho may be next. (more...)
Manchester United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations Manchester United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations
- June 21, 2017

Ronaldo, 32, has denied the charges and is threatening to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities. When it comes to more local rivals United intend to beat Man City in the race to sign Nelson Semedo and have tabled a £30m bid for the Benfica right-back. (more...)
Jose Mourinho releases statement responding to tax fraud allegations
- June 21, 2017

Real Madrid fans are divided over the development with some expressing optimism that their goal machine is going nowhere why some have taken the wait and see position as events unfolds. The agency published copies of the certificates. In a statement released on Tuesday, a prosecutor in Madrid said the Portuguese manager had committed two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, saying that "corporate structures were used by the accused in order to hide revenues generated from his image ... (more...)
Addison Russell returns to Cubs following abuse allegation Addison Russell returns to Cubs following abuse allegation
- June 21, 2017

Wait in line for his autograph? Cubs president Theo Epstein said on Thursday that he had spoken to both Addison and Melisa Russell but did not divulge the details of the conversations. So we will treat him normally and get him back on the field. Russell was an All-Star in 2016 and is among the best defenders in baseball at any position (he's now tied for second in baseball in Defensive Runs Saved behind only Colorado's Nolan Arenado). (more...)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez delighted to carry on: We're indestructible!
- June 21, 2017

But Perez has revealed that Neymar was mightily close to playing at the Santiago Bernabeu on a weekly basis, rather than the Nou Camp, and even had a medical with the club before Los Blancos pulled the plug. Messi did manage to lift one piece of silverware last season - the Copa del Rey - after Barca saw off Alaves 3-1 in the final on 27th May, and he will hope to reclaim the La Liga title from Real during the 2017/18 campaign with Valverde now at the helm. (more...)
Golfers seem to give good reviews to US Open at Erin Hills Golfers seem to give good reviews to US Open at Erin Hills
- June 21, 2017

He opened with two straight birdies, drained a 41-footer for birdie on the eighth, bogeyed the 10th and made what he called a "massive par save" on 13. I just wanted to be home", he said. Until the next time they aren't. "As the week went on, coming into today I kind of realised I didn't really have a shot any more but I still wanted to play my best golf and see what I could do". (more...)
Hamilton Wins in Canada but Vettel Takes the Spotlight
- June 21, 2017

The win marked Hamilton's 3rd win of the season and 56th of his career. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44), of Britain, celebrates after winning the Canadian Grand Prix , Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Montreal . It's insane to think I had my first pole and win here ten years ago. But though the damage was apparent from outside the auto, Vettel said he was unaware of it from inside the cockpit, and Ferrari's subsequent failure to notice it meant the German missed the chance to pit for a ... (more...)
Fleury, Neal, Vatanen among players exposed for National Hockey League expansion draft
- June 21, 2017

They protected forwards Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist, defensemen Kris Letang, Justin Schultz, Brian Dumoulin and Olli Maatta and goalie Matt Murray. Fleury was not among the nine players protected by the Penguins, opening the door for his exit to Las Vegas and his departure from the team he's played for since 2003. (more...)