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Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of cussing Mexico

Portugal boss Fernando Santos admitted on Sunday that the mid-game referral process was "confusing" but Infantino says he has been encouraged by VAR's test on the global worldwide stage with a year to go before the World Cup. " Mexico was better, more aggressive". "We recognise in New Zealand a strong team with a very good in the aerial game", he said. Mexico's Javier Hernandez , second from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal during the Confederations ...

Sports Djokovic accepts wildcard entry at Eastbourne
Author: 0 Djokovic accepts wildcard entry at Eastbourne

The Serb is now ranked at four in the world as a failure to defend his French Open title, losing to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, a player he thrashed in Rome, a couple of weeks before that. "I am looking forward to fine-tuning my grass court game ahead of Wimbledon ", said the 12-time Grand Slam victor. Shortly before the French Open he announced that he would be working with American great Andre Agassi , although Agassi only stayed in Paris for the opening week and it is ...

Sports Halep back from brink to reach French Open semi-final
Author: 0 Halep back from brink to reach French Open semi-final

Even Djokovic found it hard to fathom how far he's fallen, only a year removed from leaving Roland Garros as a player nonpareil, the first man in almost a half-century to win four consecutive Grand Slam titles. I came through a tough match yesterday, but I just care about today. I expect her to give everything she has, to hit all the balls, to play with confidence.

Sports Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open

He won his 10th French Open today, so that's something huge. The record for the least number of games lost in lifting a Grand Slam is held by Borg , who lost just 32 games at the 1978 French Open . "But it's very hard for him, too.'" - Toni Nadal, Rafael's uncle and coach, talking about a rain delay late in the second set. The high forehand to a one-hander's backhand, the shot that has been Roger Federer's nemesis, was working just as well against his compatriot.

Author: 0 Angel Di Maria handed suspended one-year jail term for tax fraud

However, the 29-year-old is unlikely to spend any time behind bars. Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano accepted a one-year prison sentence as part of a plea bargain for tax evasion in January 2016 while teammate Lionel Messi received a 21-month jail term last summer after being found guilty of three counts of tax fraud.

Sports Watch this runaway bus barrel down a Brooklyn street
Author: 0 Watch this runaway bus barrel down a Brooklyn street

Suddenly, it began to roll faster down Palmetto Street for over three blocks, striking at least six vehicles and a 27-year-old man changing a headlight in his driveway. There was no structural damage to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran but a fence around the church did sustain some damage. The ten damaged cars have all been towed away, while the church was not seriously damaged.

Sports Patriots reportedly sign David Harris
Author: 0 Patriots reportedly sign David Harris

By getting rid of wide receiver Eric Decker and Harris, the team slashed $13.75 million in cash payroll. Over Harris' career, he's racked up 1,088 tackles, 35.5 sacks and 29 pass deflections. This isn't the first time Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has stolen talent from a fellow AFC East team, either, as Schefter pointed out. David Harris , a respected veteran who was dumped by the Jets in a move unpopular among his now ex-teammates , is set to join Gang Green's rival: the Patriots.

Author: 0 Russian Federation ease to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

Petersburg on June 17, Euro 2016 champions Portugal in Moscow on June 21 and 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup winners Mexico in Kazan on June 24. Australia shocked a below-strength Germany 2-1 in 2011 and drew 2-2 with them two years ago. The Real Madrid striker has scored 73 goals in 140 global appearances and naturally he heads the betting in the first goalscorer stakes. The goal was eventually ruled out, after the referee consulted with the Video Assistant Referees , who deemed Pepe to ...

Author: 0 Ireland hooker Rory Best to lead Lions against the Chiefs

Tour captain Sam Warburton , who has only led the side once, was not included in the side named yesterday, indicating he will be in the match-day 23, but not guaranteed to start against the All Blacks in the first Test on Saturday. But Gatland said his absence was precautionary and the Englishman could have played if necessary. "And on the back of that, if we haven't earned the right we've also been good at adjusting".

Sports Leak: Adidas NHL jerseys revealed before big event in Vegas
Author: 0 Leak: Adidas NHL jerseys revealed before big event in Vegas

To cap things off, the rest of the draft finishes Saturday. At the other end of the spectrum, we can also see teams trying to pawn off unproductive players with bad contracts on the Golden Knights. "We thought that when that happened, he'd be an outstanding goaltender ". The Anaheim Ducks appeared to be another active trader, looking to protect young defenseman Josh Manson to keep and perhaps defenseman Sami Vatanen to move elsewhere this summer.

Author: 0 Scotland 2-2 England

After substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given the Three Lions the lead at Hampden Park, Scotland appeared to be on the brink of securing what would have been a memorable victory following two superbly-struck free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths .

Sports All Blacks' skills, set piece will challenge Lions -Rennie
Author: 0 All Blacks' skills, set piece will challenge Lions -Rennie

Gatland quickly called Daly off the field after he had set up Nowell's second score, with the Lions boss potentially confident the versatile Wasps operator had shown enough form for a Test berth. If we are to read into players' minutes against the Chiefs , then Daly being replaced with a quarter of the game still to go looked instructive. "The way it always works, I can tell you in the past, it's always a consensus of that group".

Sports Bayern ace linked with move
Author: 0 Bayern ace linked with move

The German champions released a statement saying: " Robert Lewandowski has a contract with FC Bayern , which he recently extended to 2021". Bayern Munich have enjoyed tremendous success since signing Lewandowski on a free transfer, but he is on enormous wages.

Sports Lucas Digne has no intention of leaving Barcelona this summer
Author: 0 Lucas Digne has no intention of leaving Barcelona this summer

But, although the Italian still has four years on his contract to run, Barcelona are confident they can land the player after his recent announcement that he wants to leave the French club. I always want more, the same as the club. "I can not wait to get started again". Digne was also selected in the most match squads at Barca - 56 - ahead of the likes of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar, as he vied with Jordi Alba for the starting left-back position.

Author: 0 Hope teams will now come and play in Pakistan: Sarfraz

On June 9, the police arrested four persons for running an online betting racket during the India-Sri Lanka Champions Trophy cricket match . Because somewhere, India , for all its limited-overs prowess of the recent decade, is still not complete without a Pakistan regularly in the mix.

Author: 0 Celtics trade No. 1 pick in 2017 National Basketball Association draft to Sixers

All this would do is push Boston's first round draft pick to the 2019 draft. Then in 2013, he shipped Garnett, Pierce and Jason Terry for multiple future draft picks from there Brooklyn Nets , including the No. "We've got a much better idea of where we are today than just a few days ago", Colangelo said. No other team in the National Basketball Association possesses an already-established core, with a surplus of draft picks, and cap space.

Author: 0 Portugal 2 Mexico 2: Moreno's last-ditch header secures a point

Host Russia tops the group with three points after defeating New Zealand 2-0 in the opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup on Saturday. World soccer governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association said on Tuesday it had warned Mexico over what it said were "insulting and discriminatory" chants during their first Confederations Cup match in Russia.

Sports The top five picks in the National Basketball Association draft are already a certainty
Author: 0 The top five picks in the National Basketball Association draft are already a certainty

The 76ers are expected to take Fultz, who worked out for the team on Saturday. There's a quartet of touted one-and-done college players along with an 18-year-old global prospect with size and athleticism. Los Angeles has its eyes on its own superteam. . Although most of what comes out of father LaVar Ball's mouth is just a publicity stunt, he has gotten one thing right, and that is that his son seems to make everyone playing around him better .

Author: 0 Mourinho denies tax fraud claims

According to a statement from prosecutors on Tuesday, Mr Mourinho did so "with the aim of obtaining an illicit gain" and after setting up a deliberately "opaque" company structure to manage the earnings from his image rights. "He is not a business - he forms part of this club's history". Former Barca defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year .

Sports Sauber Formula 1 boss Monisha Kaltenborn 'steps down'
Author: 0 Sauber Formula 1 boss Monisha Kaltenborn 'steps down'

Next season Sauber , who a year ago found new owners in Longbow Finance, will swap to Honda power. Sources are reporting that Kaltenborn and team owner Longbow Financial may have been at loggerheads over how the team should be run. Ericsson has yet to score a point in seven races this season while Wehrlein, a Mercedes-backed driver, finished eighth in Spain in May. Kaltenborn became CEO in January 2010 after spending a decade as head of the team's legal department.

Sports US Open snippets from fourth round at Erin Hills
Author: 0 US Open snippets from fourth round at Erin Hills

It seemed perfectly set up for Dustin Johnson to be the first repeat victor of the Open since Curtis Strange. "If I learnt anything, it's that you've got to put four good rounds together. Stricker did even better, with a final round 69, finishing tied for 16th. And some of the places I went to were pretty neat. It was a pretty special week all around.

Author: 0 Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job

And Chicago's Jimmy Butler, who like George could serve in a forward or backcourt role depending on needs, is also being eyed by the Cavaliers , according to ESPN , which says both clubs are looking for a third team to facilitate a deal. The Cavs were dumped in five games in the NBA Finals . Milwaukee Bucks new general manager Jon Horst speaks at a news conference Monday, June 19, 2017, in Milwaukee.

Author: 0 Mexico vs New Zealand

In beating Cameroon 2-0 in their opener at the Spartak Stadium on Sunday, Chile had a "goal" disallowed on the stroke of halftime in a contentious decision where the VAR decided Eduardo Vargas was offside when he scored. The Video Assistant Referee is a fifth member of the officiating crew who is positioned in a booth and checks all plays during a match using available broadcast video.

Author: 0 Germany and France races confirmed on 2018 F1 calendar

The season will begin in Melbourne on March 25, with Abu Dhabi playing host to the final round nine months later. Since replacing Bernie Ecclestone , Carey has been keen to reunite F1 with some of its historical past, despite the financial difficulties experienced by iconic races such as the German GP and the Italian GP in Monza.

Sports RB Leipzig cleared for Champions League by UEFA after ownership issue
Author: 0 RB Leipzig cleared for Champions League by UEFA after ownership issue

Leipzig's participation in either of the main European competitions had been in doubt due to drinks manufacturer Red Bull's involvement in both teams, which theoretically left them in violation of Article 5 of the competition regulations. Very few players got the best of him, as his athleticism, positioning, and nose for a goal made him a nightmare to deal with. Liverpool are keen to bolster their squad this summer in preparation for the Champions League .

Sports Mason Crane backed by Eoin Morgan ahead of likely England debut
Author: 0 Mason Crane backed by Eoin Morgan ahead of likely England debut

Crane was amongst the to wicket-takers in the group stage of this year's Royal London One-Day Cup competition, finishing with 14 wickets at an average of 27.42. I think he has a good temperament from what we have seen. He says the new faces in the squad have brought fresh energy and hunger following the disappointment of the ICC Champions Trophy , and sees the series as an opportunity for the inexperienced players to make an impact on the worldwide stage.

Author: 0 Rapturous welcome for Pakistan team

Fifteen people have been arrested in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh for allegedly shouting "anti-India and pro-Pakistan" slogans during the Champions Trophy cricket final. All the boys were confident and they contributed for the superb victory, he said and added that each one of them played for the team not for themselves individually.

Author: 0 Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of €3.3 mln tax fraud

The 54-year-old Mourinho , who coached Madrid from 2010-13, now coaches Manchester United . But tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said. A, based in the Virgin Islands, before September 2004 and that he knowingly used a " business structure " involving several companies to hide his income from his image rights.

Sports Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3mn tax fraud
Author: 0 Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3mn tax fraud

Ronaldo's trouble coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud . Lionel Messi was a year ago convicted of defrauding the Spanish state in unpaid taxes on image rights. Mourinho and Barcelona do have a fractious relationship, as the Portuguese believe that the Spanish club didn't treat him right while as an assistant to Louis Van Gaal and Bobby Robson.

Sports Clement key as Swansea on brink of signing Chelsea striker Abraham
Author: 0 Clement key as Swansea on brink of signing Chelsea striker Abraham

The two clubs are in discussions over a deal for the 19-year-old, who is now at the UEFA Under-21 Championship with England, for the 2017-18 season. But sources close to the player say he is still not convinced a move to Newcastle is the best one for him at this stage of his career.

Sports Greig Laidlaw supports Gatland's addition of six new Lions
Author: 0 Greig Laidlaw supports Gatland's addition of six new Lions

Gatland's Lions mentor Sir Ian McGeechan admitted the 2017 head coach's call-ups plan was "difficult to justify", though, as a host of former coaches and players stepped forward to criticise his decision. Fly-half Owen Farrell is now expected to be fit after a thigh concern too, leaving the Lions approaching full strength for the Test series opener.

Author: 0 VAR is the future, insists Federation Internationale de Football Association president Infantino

Chile and Germany will likely advance from Group B, setting up a potential rematch from Mexico's 7-0 defat to La Roja last summer. "We should not forget about such major event as the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup". Smolov has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund, especially if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opts to leave Signal Iduna Park, but the 27-year-old is happy to postpone all transfer talk until after the Confederations Cup is finished.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho accused of Tax Fraud

According to Gestifute, Mourinho "paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, at an average rate above 41 percent and accepted regularisation proposals from the tax authorities in 2015 relating to the years 2011 and 2012, and resolved by agreement his situation for the year 2013".

Author: 0 Dwight Howard trade means playoffs for Hornets, full-rebuild for Hawks

Charlotte's coach, Steve Clifford , was an assistant on Van Gundy's Magic staff and worked extensively with Howard . And while Howard was still productive this season, averaging 13.5 points and 12.7 rebounds in 74 regular season games, he remains a hard personality to manage in the locker room.

Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Spanish prosecutors claim Ronaldo knowingly used a business vehicle to hide his image rights income in Spain between 2011 and 2014. However, Perez said that he had not spoken to Ronaldo , who is on duty for Portugal at the ongoing Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

Sports Lewis Hamilton hoping he can land knockout blow in gripping title race
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton hoping he can land knockout blow in gripping title race

Lewis Hamilton is hopeful Mercedes' improved understanding of his previously-misbehaving Mercedes auto has signalled a turning point in the season after his dominant victory in Canada on Sunday. "They are still very, very quick and they are still very much there", Hamilton added to Sky Sports F1 . "I really feel welcome when I come to Canada", said Hamilton.

Author: 0 Celtics-Sixers trade finalised, Markelle Fultz expected to go No. 1

Lonzo Ball of UCLA is expected to go No 2 to the Lakers, although the sides have yet to reach agreement on a deal. Well, the Celtics had real interest in George past year, diving into serious trade talks with the Pacers to acquire the swing forward at the trade deadline.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31

On June 13, Spanish authorities filed a lawsuit against Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo for an alleged €14.7 million (£13 million) tax fraud . "We are accustomed to intensive speculation on possible arrivals and departures during the transfer period", wrote Rummenigge in the statement. The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which appear to show that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from ...

Sports Sidney Crosby cements his legacy with another Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby cements his legacy with another Stanley Cup

Nashville challenged for goalie interference, but the goal was upheld. The Penguins would later add an empty-net goal to win the game 2-0 and the series 4-2. Boucher and Burmeister spoke with Phil Pritchard, the "NHL Keeper of the Cup", and interviewed Predators captain Mike Fisher, Penguins defenseman Ron Hainsey , family members of Penguins center Matt Cullen and defenseman Trevor Daley, and country music star Hunter Hayes.

Sports Sidney Crosby, Penguins Cap Amazing Year With 2nd Straight Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby, Penguins Cap Amazing Year With 2nd Straight Stanley Cup

Aside from the controversial disallowed goal in the second period, Murray was almost flawless in Game 6. For Nashville , the loss brought an end to a magical playoff run for the lowest seed in the Western Conference after they posted upset wins over top-seeded Chicago, division-winning Anaheim and a St.

Sports NCAA suspends Louisville coach Rick Pitino, team on probation after escort investigation
Author: 0 NCAA suspends Louisville coach Rick Pitino, team on probation after escort investigation

Chuck Smrt , who spearheaded Louisville's investigation into the men's basketball prostitution scandal , said the Cardinals' 2013 national championship win will be among the wins vacated by the NCAA. "I've had 31 coaches go on the be head coaches in college as well as assistant coaches in the pros - some of the best leaders in the game". Postel said the university accepted full responsibility from the start, and imposed its own penalties, which included a post-season ban in 2016.

Sports Suns Talking Trade With Lakers, Celtics For Lonzo Ball
Author: 0 Suns Talking Trade With Lakers, Celtics For Lonzo Ball

That's a shame, because Lonzo is an incredibly talented basketball player, and will likely still go very early in Thursday's NBA Draft , despite concerns from teams about his proud Papa. Two years removed from being the second overall pick, dealing him for a top 12 pick would be quite a startling move for a front office in desperate need of talent, which Russell has proven to have.

Sports Paul George rumors: Lakers and Pacers are engaged in trade talks
Author: 0 Paul George rumors: Lakers and Pacers are engaged in trade talks

The Lakers , where George wants to wind up anyway, may not want to give much up now if they believe George will be theirs after one year anyway. Reports of the Lakers' potential trade with the Kings come just a few hours removed from a blockbuster trade that shook the National Basketball Association community Tuesday, as Los Angeles parted ways with starting point guard D'Angelo Russell.

Sports Tottenham 'told Wembley pitch can not be resized'
Author: 0 Tottenham 'told Wembley pitch can not be resized'

Tottenham's plan to shorten the pitch at Wembley has been rejected by the Premier League. The Premier League introduced rules in 2015, which standardised pitch lengths to 68 metres. "I think it's an exciting time at Tottenham now, the new stadium is being built so everyone is looking forward to that", Freund told BT Sport . Believing it was because the players, and Mauricio Pochettino were used to playing at smaller dimensions like White Hart Lane, Spurs chiefs looked into altering the ...

Sports Blackhawks' Hossa to miss 2017-18 season with skin disorder
Author: 0 Blackhawks' Hossa to miss 2017-18 season with skin disorder

While Hossa is disappointed he can not play, he said he had to consider how the treatment impacted his life on and off the ice. "With respect to the privacy of my family, I will not be commenting any further on my health". Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune mentioned on Twitter that an official statement from Hossa, the Blackhawks or potentially both parties is expected soon and potentially as early as June 21 (the day following the initial release).

Author: 0 Heads roll in Cavs county; GM fired

Gilbert is looking for a general manager - his fifth in 12 years with Cleveland - after parting ways with David Griffin on Monday as the Cavs regrouped after losing to Golden State in the NBA Finals . When the Cleveland Cavaliers selected point guard Kyrie Irving with the top pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, he was seen as the cornerstone of the team's rebuilding effort.

Author: 0 FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

He was disappointed with the scoreline and urged his teammates to win the next game of the group. "We're determined to approach his game with the right mind-set and we definitely want to progress", said Hudson in today's press conference.