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Sports Dani Alves agrees to join Manchester City
Author: 0 Dani Alves agrees to join Manchester City

The Brazilian should not be short of admirers in the City dressing room after amassing an enviable honours collection through the years, including three Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup crowns. Coupled with the fact that the Spanish tactician is desperately seeking full-backs this summer after letting Pablo Zabaleta, Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy all leave, it seems to make a lot of sense for both parties.

Sports President Macron's party wins parliamentary poll majority
Author: 0 President Macron's party wins parliamentary poll majority

France's far left has performed better that the far right. Melenchon also honed in on the record low turnout , saying: "The French people are now engaged in a sort of civic general strike". French President Emmanuel Macron's year-old party Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, LREM ) has secured a huge majority on 18 June in legislative polls.

Sports Bat-Signal lights up LA in honour of Adam West
Author: 0 Bat-Signal lights up LA in honour of Adam West

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Bat-Signal will be lit at L.A.'s City Hall at 9 p.m. Thursday. Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck also addressed the crowd while standing next to a red phone resembling the one used by Gotham City's Commissioner Gordon.

Author: 0 Los Angeles lights up City Hall with Batman signal

Since Adam West died, it hasn't been quite the "same Bat-time" or the "same Bat-channel". West died Friday, June 9 at his Los Angeles home after a battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said. He was also standing next to a red phone that looked like the one used by Gotham City's commissioner James Gordon to chat to Batman . The mayor also led the citizens in a rendition of the TV show theme song, which consisted of playfully singing "nah-nah, nah-nah, nah-nah, nah-nah" to imitate ...

Sports Andre Iguodala does not want Warriors to visit White House
Author: 0 Andre Iguodala does not want Warriors to visit White House

Now if he had not won a title in Cleveland and left again, I think there would be tremendous backlash again. There's a belief to some in which James is better off just not advancing to the Finals due to the dynastic potential of the Golden State Warriors and how they're really light years ahead of teams.

Sports George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018
Author: 0 George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018

George, who can opt out of his contract next summer, could sign a four-year max contract for as much as $130 million with the Lakers before the 2018-19 season. Swapping Love for George would require a bit of lineup rejiggering-would LeBron become the starting power forward? would George?-and would also make for some redundancies, given the similarity of George's skill set to LeBron's.

Author: 0 Ward vs Kovalev 3? Sergey should leave Andre alone, for now

After he controversially dispatched light-heavyweight rival Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round on Saturday night in Las Vegas , "SOG" once again teased fans with the idea. Ward trying to keeps Kovalev close to him, fearing the power shots. I do really well against big fighters because of my stamina, because I may not physically be the biggest but I'm strong.

Author: 0 Laidlaw defends Gatland's new Lions call-ups, saying: 'They're all Test players'

In attack, the Lions have not been converting line breaks into tries, with Farrell returning to Warren Gartland's theme on Sunday that players have been blocked off the ball. Gatland, however, said the England player would be available for selection. Liam Williams makes his first start of the tour at full-back and will surely be relishing the chance to show what he can do from 15 having not been at his best in his two games on the wing to date .

Sports Facts About NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant
Author: 0 Facts About NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant

There were those who laughed at James. If this next season ends in another Finals berth, his eighth straight Finals, and ends against the Golden State Warriors for the fourth consecutive the year, the "how" in that equation will go along way in determining which road James picks.

Sports Injured jockey Frankie Dettori out of Royal Ascot
Author: 0 Injured jockey Frankie Dettori out of Royal Ascot

Trainer David Simcock sendes out Lockinge runner-up Lightning Spear , while Aidan O'Brien will tighten the girth on both group 2 victor Cougar Mountain and last year's Belmont Derby (GI) hero Deauville . He stumbled and met trouble in running in the Guineas behind Churchill so Richard Hannon is not the only one who believes it is not beyond the realms that he can close the gap.

Author: 0 Real Madrid boss Perez must tackle Ronaldo crisis

The Real Madrid superstar has been linked with a world-record move back to the Premier League, and Ferdinand would love to see him playing in Manchester again. Only two weeks ago, he helped Real win their 12th European Cup, scoring twice in a 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff.

Author: 0 Knicks not ruling out trading Kristaps Porzingis

As Phil Jackson alienates and desperately tries to trade away the New York Knicks' franchise player, Carmelo Anthony , it appears he's also ticked off Kristaps Porzingis . Jackson considers Markkanen, a 7-foot jump-shooting forward, a replacement for Porzingis and is considering selecting him with the team's No. 8 overall pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft.

Sports LeBron James Did Something Drastic To His Appearance After Losing The Finals
Author: 0 LeBron James Did Something Drastic To His Appearance After Losing The Finals

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former IL senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office. I told him last night, "when you play with force, I've never seen a player like you before" and he played with force tonight. "There was a point where I tried to analyse and control the situation and make sure everybody was happy and honestly after that Christmas Day game I ...

Sports Ronaldo set for July court date in tax fraud case
Author: 0 Ronaldo set for July court date in tax fraud case

The former United star has a release clause of one billion euros ($1.12 billion) written into his Real Madrid contract, having signed a five-year deal in November 2016. "I still haven't spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo ". Madrid's long-time president said the club had not received any transfer offers for Ronaldo . However, Perez remains undisturbed by the reports and says he is "not contemplating' letting Ronaldo leave Real Madrid ".

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo rumours rubbished by Bayern chief executive Rummenigge
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo rumours rubbished by Bayern chief executive Rummenigge

Perez said he could understood why the four-times world player of the year had been upset after he was accused last week of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies. "In recent days, no one has made an offer for any of our players and we haven't made any offers". The Portuguese has never enjoyed a good relationship with the Spanish media, just as obsessed with the cult of the individual as we are in Britain, and this latest scandal over his tax returns may have just ...

Author: 0 Germany 3 - 2 Australia: Postecoglou hails fearless Socceroos in Confederations Cup opener

A year out from the World Cup in Russian Federation, there has never been a better time for the Socceroos to poach a first win over Germany at a major competition on the fourth attempt. The Socceroos' manager has experimented with an unorthodox 3-2-4-1 formation recently, with an impetus to play out from the back and press teams high up the pitch.

Sports Dodgers go for sweep & 7th straight win in finale with Indians
Author: 0 Dodgers go for sweep & 7th straight win in finale with Indians

After a 96.1 miles per hour called first strike, he took a cutter for a ball on his second pitch. Taylor followed with a two-run single to deep left field off of right-hander Zach McAllister, which brought around Turner and Bellinger. "I kept thinking 'How can I be this lucky?' but somehow things worked out and I'll take it". Miller retired the side in order in the seventh, but gave up just his third run of the season when Bellinger homered.

Sports It's very confusing - Santos bemused by VAR after Portugal draw
Author: 0 It's very confusing - Santos bemused by VAR after Portugal draw

Quaresma switched positions during the match, going from left flank to the right, menacing Mexico along the way, proving that head appears to have finally won the battle over his restless heart. Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Real after being accused by Spanish prosecutors of defrauding the authorities of €14.7 million (US$16.5 million, RM17.4 million) in tax through offshore companies.

Sports Warriors' Kevin Durant to decline player option, willing to take pay cut
Author: 0 Warriors' Kevin Durant to decline player option, willing to take pay cut

Already indicating that he wants to be with Golden State long term, Durant isn't in danger of heading elsewhere and should continue to be considered a key player in heading the Warriors championship defense during the upcoming campaign. Iguodala is one of several potential free agents on the Warriors roster. The impending deal is not unique with Durant as the Warriors have a similar arrangement with Curry, who last season only collected $12.1 million that earned him the label as the most ...

Author: 0 Ward retains titles with TKO win

ET (1 a.m. GMT) on HBO PPV, with Ward and Kovalev likely squaring off close to 12 a.m. ET. The beginning of the end came with just over a minute left in round eight when Ward landed a vicious right hand to Kovalev's chin that left him wobbly.

Author: 0 Florentino Perez remains Real Madrid president

They were the ones who reported the new of Ronaldo's decision to leave Real Madrid and they cite a report from Gianluca Di Marzio. "That's why I will speak with him when he gets back and see what's up", Perez told Spanish radio Onda Cero late Monday.

Author: 0 Mexico snatch dramatic late leveller to deny Portugal victory

Portugal did eventually take the lead on 34 minutes though, when Ronaldo broke through into the Mexico box and played a lovely pass to Ricardo Quaresma , who was completely unmarked on the right, and slotted past Guillermo Ochoa . 'We have to win, because if we win the next game we will be one step away from qualifying'. At the Confederations Cup VAR has proven to be fallible, time-consuming and confusing so far.

Author: 0 Pakistan rout India for Champions Trophy title

Motormouth actor-businessman Kamal Rahim Khan, popularly known as KRK, was slammed left, right and centre by fans from both India and Pakistan after he expressed disgust over India's loss to Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy in England on Sunday, June 18.

Author: 0 Cavs, GM Griffin part after 3 straight NBA Finals trips

Griffin's contract was up at the end of the month, but negotiations between the two sides broke down. The result: Cleveland has made three straight NBA Finals series. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert could learn a lesson from Lerner's wisdom about when an owner should butt out. After the Detroit Pistons' legend signed a multi-year contract with ESPN , he emerged as a candidate for the Atlanta Hawks general manager job.

Sports Woman flips out after mistaking rattlesnake for dog toy
Author: 0 Woman flips out after mistaking rattlesnake for dog toy

Carla's husband, Ariel , posted security camera footage of the incident on YouTube . It turned out to be a baby rattlesnake . Figuring that Duchess the dog had left out a rope or toy, she leaned down to grab it. "Definitely I'm going to be walking around with a flashlight", Carla said. He explained: 'She wasn't yelling that she saw a snake, she was yelling that she picked up a snake.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud by Spanish state prosecutor

According to Spanish prosecutors, Ronaldo sought to hide at least a part of that wealth from the country's tax authorities. The prosecution said Ronaldo had taken advantage of a corporate structure created in 2010 that served to hide the iconic player's income derived from his image rights.

Author: 0 Russian Federation beat New Zealand as FIFA Confederation Cup begins

Poloz's neat touch set up Denis Glushakov, who dinked his effort over goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic and off the post before Boxall bundled the ball into his own net. Putin welcomed fans to what he called a "big football festival" and thanked Infantino and FIFA for the faith they had shown in Russian Federation. Although Michael Boxall helped the ball over the line and was credited with an own goal.

Author: 0 Real Madrid insist Ronaldo is going nowhere

Reigning Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Men's Player award victor Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Manchester United having been "outraged" by what he feels is unfair treatment by Spanish tax authorities, making him determined to leave the country.

Author: 0 No offer received for Ronaldo, says Real boss

The Portugal worldwide had knowingly used a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights . He has led Madrid to back-to-back Champions League titles and its first Spanish league in five seasons this year, and helped Portugal to win last year's European Championship.

Author: 0 Andy Murray backed by legends to reach French Open final

Open a year ago. In the other semifinal, nine-time champion and No. 4 seed Rafael Nadal faces No. 6 Dominic Thiem , the 23-year-old Austrian who dispatched Djokovic in straight sets. Do you something awesome to share with the world? He plays well on the clay. He will face Kei Nishikori after the eighth seed beat Fernando Verdasco to reach the last eight.

Sports Jab Harry Met Sejal Mini Trail 3: What's SRK's excuse?
Author: 0 Jab Harry Met Sejal Mini Trail 3: What's SRK's excuse?

Just like Shah Rukh Khan's previous film "Dear Zindagi", the team of his next "Jab Harry Met Sejal" have also made a decision to come out with several short clips or "Mini Trails" before the release of the official trailer. The release date of the film is said to be advanced to avoid a clash with Akshay Kumar's upcoming Independence Day release Toilet: Ek Prem Katha .

Sports Rafael Nadal could win the next three Grand Slams says Mats Wilander
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal could win the next three Grand Slams says Mats Wilander

He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans. However, the most important thing is being one of the top four seeds (especially with Roger Federer's seed now unknown) and it is unlikely he loses that distinction. This was the third occasion (2008, 2010 & 2017) that Nadal had won at Roland Garros without dropping a set. "It's insane", he said. I come back and see people I have a good relationship with and it's very special.

Author: 0 Rumour: €120 million rated superstar wants to join Real Madrid

Reports over the weekend suggested that Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid after he was charged with allegedly evading £13million in tax. France. In fact, Real Madrid had been interested in the youngster for a while - even giving a then 13-year old Mbappe a two-day tour of their facilities five years back, something facilitated by the then advisor to President Florentino Perez , Zinedine Zidane.

Sports Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
Author: 0 Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

According to the local prosecutor, Mourinho is under suspicion of having committed two offences in relation to personal income tax. Ronaldo is expected to testify at the end of July. Prosecutors say Mourinho owes Spanish authorities €3.3m after failing to declare revenues from his image rights "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits".

Author: 0 Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Kohli

A sense of euphoria gripped Pakistan soon after the Greenshirts upstaged a strong Indian side in the Champions Trophy final at the Oval today. Pacer Mohammad Amir also starred with the ball in Sunday's final, taking a trio of wickets while Shadab Khan added two more and Junaid Khan took one.

Sports Tigers fall to Oregon State 13-1
Author: 0 Tigers fall to Oregon State 13-1

Free passes and miscues in the field are never a winning formula at any level of baseball. The loss of Walker affects not only the game against Florida State, but also possible future matchups against Oregon State. KJ Harrison's grand slam opened up an 8-0 lead in the sixth inning on Monday. "They're definitely a scrappy offense", Gilbert said. "I was just looking for a good pitch to hit", Harrison said, "and put a good swing on it, keep it simple and stay relaxed, and I was able to do ...

Sports Dominant New Zealand increase America's Cup lead
Author: 0 Dominant New Zealand increase America's Cup lead

Spithill took a few digs at the Kiwis on June 3 after Oracle clinched a bonus point for the match. Oracle came in with a 10-race winning streak against Team New Zealand , including eight at the end of the 2013 regatta and two in the round-robins this year.

Sports Mo Salah Poised For Liverpool Move
Author: 0 Mo Salah Poised For Liverpool Move

Mohamed Salah's proposed move from Roma to Anfield seems to be finally on the verge of completion after a series of developments overnight, with the Egyptian worldwide forward finally on his way to England to undergo a medical with the Merseyside outfit.

Author: 0 Watch Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev 2 Live Results on HBO PPV

However, rather than calling a halt to the action, referee Tony Weeks saw that Kovalev's body language was that of a fighter who may have wanted out and called a surprising halt to the bout. Now he's a good kid, he's swell but I'm telling you. "This is fighting. We are boxers". I don't want to call him a frontrunner, but if he's not having his way, he's got to dig deep.

Sports Kane equaliser a
Author: 0 Kane equaliser a "huge moment" for young England team: Southgate

Incredibly, within two minutes it was Gordon Strachan's side who were ahead as Griffiths curled another lovely free-kick beyond the England wall. Gareth Southgate is looking to name a new skipper now that Wayne Rooney's global career is seemingly winding down, and Kane staked his claim by rescuing a point for the Three Lions with a stoppage-time equaliser at Hampden Park on Saturday.

Sports Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs; lead series 3-0
Author: 0 Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs; lead series 3-0

On this segment of Bay Area Sports Insiders , Courtney Cronin is joined by FastBreak author Adam Lauridsen to break down how the Warriors came back from being down six with 3:09 left, Durant's 7-0 run in 63 seconds, why Kyrie Irving and LeBron James' performances weren't enough to earn Cleveland a win and the magnitude of what a 16-0 finish would mean.