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Kylian Mbappe 'will become greatest', says Florentino Perez
- June 21, 2017

Last week - and not for the first time this summer - the teenager graced the cover of Spanish daily AS alongside a headline proclaiming that Real Madrid are to bid €135m for Mbappe. However, Perez said Real nearly completed a deal for the Brazilian but could not quite get it over the line. "We're definitely following him, but I can't tell you everything we'll do". (more...)
Mourinho accused of defrauding Spain of $3.6 million
- June 21, 2017

Mourinho is the latest Jorge Mendes client to be accused of tax fraud in Spain , following Pepe and the much more high profile case of Cristiano Ronaldo in recent days. Perez said: "Cristiano has a contract and he is a Real Madrid player". The news follows reports in Spain that suggest Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo will appear in court on July 31 in relation to separate accusations of tax fraud. (more...)
Detroit Lions defender Khyri Thornton gets six-game ban Detroit Lions defender Khyri Thornton gets six-game ban
- June 21, 2017

The fourth-year defensive tackle has been suspended six games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. In his 13 appearances last season Thornton accounted for 19 total tackles and one sack. Ledbetter, who played both end and tackle at Arkansas, and free-agent additions Jordan Hill , Ego Ferguson and Bruce Gaston also will vie for backup spots, and defensive end Anthony Zettel also can play tackle. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing
- June 21, 2017

However United have cooled on Ronaldo and would prefer to concentrate on other targets believing their former number seven is likely to remain at Madrid . The player led Real Madrid to victory in both Spanish and European competition titles, namely La Liga and Champions League . Cristiano Ronaldo has threatened to leave Spain and will also be required to give evidence to the Spanish court on the 31st of July. (more...)
"I hope" Ronaldo returns to Man United
- June 21, 2017

A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office said its investigations indicated that Mourinho committed tax fraud in 2011 and 2012. The hearing will take place at 09:00 GMT on July 31in a court at Pozuelo de Alarcón, in the suburbs of Madrid, according to Spanish press reports. And finally, they accuse him of "voluntarily" refusing to include 28.4 million euros in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period ... (more...)
Wawrinka, Raonic lose in 1st round at Queen's Wawrinka, Raonic lose in 1st round at Queen's
- June 21, 2017

Second seed and world No 3 Wawrinka , runner-up in the French Open nine days ago, went down 7-6 (4) 7-5 to Spain's Feliciano Lopez . And then it was the world number one and top seed, Andy Murray who just couldn't lift his performance to tame another Australian, the world No.90 and a Lucky Loser entry, Jordan Thompson 7-6 (4) 6-2. (more...)
Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says
- June 21, 2017

Representative Steve Scalise , the House majority whip, was gravely wounded in the shooting last week. "Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress", read a statement issued by MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Investigators said it's still not clear what prompted the unemployed Bellville resident to travel from his home in IL to the Washington-area where they believe he lived out of his van since March. (more...)
Rafael Nadal apologises and reveals reason for withdrawal from Aegon Championships Rafael Nadal apologises and reveals reason for withdrawal from Aegon Championships
- June 21, 2017

While Nadal's decision will disappoint fans attending the event, Queen's still have a star-studded group of players in line to attend next week's event. After a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 tour de force against Stan Wawrinka in the final at Roland Garros on Sunday, capping two weeks of almost flawless tennis on red clay - zero sets conceded; only 35 games dropped in seven matches - Nadal was asked whether he would rate himself as highly as ever right now. (more...)
Rafael Nadal wins 2017 French Open men's title Rafael Nadal wins 2017 French Open men's title
- June 21, 2017

This title, an unprecedented 10th at a single grand slam in the professional era, was arguably the most impressive of his 15 though as it arrived three injury-plagued years after the last one, without dropping a set and conceding only 35 games in seven matches. (more...)
Paris suspect was on terror watchlist
- June 21, 2017

Two handguns and a Kalashnikov-style assault rifle were found in the auto, while a weapons stash was found at the home of the assailant, who died in the incident. Collomb will introduce a proposal to extend the state of emergency in France at a meeting of ministers on Wednesday. Police forensic teams continued to work around the man's vehicle, which caught fire following an explosion inside, after it had rammed a van in a police convoy. (more...)
Portugal boss says VAR not working well after disallowed goal vs. Mexico
- June 21, 2017

Mexico's Javier Hernandez heads the ball during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Sunday, June 18, 2017 . Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his team deserved their point but admitted there was work to be done going forward. "It's going to be hard but we have players who are very capable and have a strong motivation to bring happiness to all the Portuguese people". (more...)
Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title
- June 21, 2017

Ostapenko celebrated her 20th birthday by crushing Bacsinszky's hopes with a nerve-jangling 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3 victory, which included a total of 16 breaks of serve on a sweltering Court Philippe-Chatrier. The Czech made 24 errors in losing the first set, but finally edged ahead at 4-2 in the second. Despite that hefty backdrop, both players played unruffled tennis and did as they often do: Pliskova served bombs and painted lines with her fearsome forehand. (more...)
Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open
- June 21, 2017

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal has won the second set of the French Open final 6-3 and leads third-seeded Stan Wawrinka 2-0. The Spaniard beat 2015 Roland Garros champion Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1 to eclipse Pete Sampras on the all-time list of major champions with 15 titles - second only to Roger Federer's 18 titles. (more...)
Ex-Madrid player Di Maria pleads guilty to Spanish tax prosecutor
- June 21, 2017

The Argentinian is unlikely to spend any time behind bars as sentences of under two-years are usually suspended, providing the convicted has no criminal record. The forward is believed to be unhappy with the level of support he has received from Los Blancos so far and is now considering a summer exit. Cristiano Ronaldo , who played under Mourinho at Real Madrid , has been called to testify on July 31 over allegations that he hid £12.9m income from tax authorities. (more...)
Patriots sign former Jets LB David Harris to two-year deal Patriots sign former Jets LB David Harris to two-year deal
- June 21, 2017

Now Harris, who is probably closest to Roberts in terms of skill set at this stage of his career (primarily a two-down player), enters the mix . They already have Don't'a Hightower in the middle of their defense. Meanwhile, the Patriots get to take advantage of signing a productive player such as Harris late in the offseason when he normally would have been scooped up at the beginning of free agency. (more...)
Confederations Cup begins with colourful opening ceremony
- June 21, 2017

Australia shocked a below-strength Germany 2-1 in 2011 and drew 2-2 with them two years ago. "But we are not anxious, there are two games left, we still have chances". "It was a fair result for how the teams played". "No one has understood it very well yet". The potential of the system to descend into a farce was made clear after there was a delay in kickoff after Cedric's winning goal for Portugal . (more...)
Warburton nearing fitness as Lions build towards first Test
- June 21, 2017

Warren Gatland has raised the stakes before the forthcoming Test series by urging officials to crack down on illegal blocking tactics by New Zealand players. The Lions thought they had cashed in on their numerical advantage nearly immediately when Jamie George powered his way towards the line, but the television match official could not see any evidence that the England hooker had got the ball over. (more...)
Waiting Is Over: Las Vegas' NHL Expansion Draft Picks Being Announced Tonight Waiting Is Over: Las Vegas' NHL Expansion Draft Picks Being Announced Tonight
- June 21, 2017

Actor and noted Penguins fan Joe Manganiello will host the NHL Awards starting at 8 p.m. ET. Where: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. So why will the Golden Knights be any different? This is unlikely to be the last deal of the day, but don't expect confirmation until the expansion draft itself due to the trade involved. (more...)
Lions are ready to roar ahead of first Test, insists Graham Rowntree Lions are ready to roar ahead of first Test, insists Graham Rowntree
- June 21, 2017

Some would see the Lions' defensive system as keeping in the darker, innovation-denying skills of rugby and the All Blacks as the leaders of the free rugby world attempting to show how rugby can be played as a liberating experience. THE Lions have ordered regular security sweeps of their hotels in New Zealand to protect themselves from being spied on by their rivals. "This time previous year, we beat Wales (40-7 in Hamilton) and didn't win a title, so I'd be much happier winning the ... (more...)
Chelsea need a top scorer to Bayern Chelsea need a top scorer to Bayern
- June 21, 2017

The Bundesliga champions told Sky Germany: " Lewandowski does not want to leave Bayern ". 'If other clubs negotiate with a player who still has a long-term contract, they risk punishment from Federation Internationale de Football Association. (more...)