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Author: 0 Now Mourinho accused of $3.7m tax fraud

Perez defended the 31-year-old superstar, claiming the tax issues were simply a "misunderstanding" and denying that Cristiano would ask to leave in an attempt to have any fines paid by the club. Mourinho was Real Madrid coach from 2010-13. " I'm not contemplating Ronaldo leaving". The Portugal global was immediately linked with a return to Manchester United , with Paris Saint-Germain the only other side seriously in the frame after Bayern Munich dismissed reports of their interest .

Author: 0 Tale of the tape as video ref stars at Confederations Cup

The video assistant referees were called upon for several key decisions at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation on Sunday, as Portugal were held 2-2 by Mexico and Chile beat Cameroon 2-0. The Portuguese dominated their qualifying campaign, going unbeaten in 10 matches and averaging 3.4 goals per game during. After Portugal's defensive frailties were exposed against Mexico , Santos could inject some pace by starting with Gelson Martins, Nelson Semedo and Andre Silva.

Author: 0 Man United boss Jose Mourinho releases statement following tax fraud allegations

Spanish prosecutors have filed a claim against the current Manchester United boss on two counts of tax fraud , during his time at Real Madrid in 2011 and 2012. Perez said Ronaldo's buyout clause is £1 billion. Portuguese outlet A Bola claimed that the national team skipper, now playing at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, has told his agent Jorge Mendes to get him back to Manchester United .

Author: 0 Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton takes pole, equals Senna's record

It has been a spectacular day. It doesn't mean it's going to be like that all the time , but I think we learned a lot. Native Montrealer Lance Stroll was ninth - the first-ever points for the 18-year-old rookie; Hamilton gave him a thumbs-up as he passed on the track.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia's next king is a young, ambitious risk taker

The council is the highest religious body in the ultraconservative Sunni kingdom. The abrupt shuffle has come as a surprise to many: When Mohammed bin Nayef became crown prince two years ago, he was the first member of his generation to rise to the top of the royal family.

Author: 0 Pacquiao: Patronizing Mayweather-McGregor fight up to fans

The two men will meet at the light-middleweight limit of 154 pounds, which bodes well for McGregor , who is now the UFC's 155-pound champion. Known for his devastating striking and highlight-reel knockouts, McGregor is also quick and irrational on his feet, but few would back him to beat one of the most complete boxers of all time.

Author: 0 It's On! Mayweather vs McGregor £500m Megafight Set for August

UFC boss Dana White has claimed the Irishman will earn no less than $100m while Mayweather is expected to earn significantly more. Though Las Vegas oddsmakers have made Mayweather a heavy 10-1 favourite, the thought of the fight has excited many in the MMA world.

Author: 0 Twitter reacts to the Mayweather-McGregor fight announcement

The odds as they stand now, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook: Floyd Mayweather is a -1100 favorite to the +700 underdog Conor McGregor . UFC president Dana White said the megafight, which will air on Showtime PPV, will be at 154 pounds. The boxing format heavily favours the undefeated Mayweather who many consider to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Author: 0 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Mourinho, 54, is accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. Spanish prosecutors have accused the Portugal global of defrauding the tax authorities of €14.8m (£12.9m). Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing, while Real Madrid released a statement saying they had "full confidence" in their player and were "absolutely convinced that (he) will prove his total innocence".

Sports Pakistan Played 'Perfect Game' in Champions Final
Author: 0 Pakistan Played 'Perfect Game' in Champions Final

Former ICC president Zaheer Abbas, said on Monday that Pakistan had paid back in the same coin to India in Champions trophy final as latter had done in a pool match on June 4, 2017. "The arrests were made after their Hindu neighbors complained that they set off firecrackers and shouted pro-Pakistan slogans after Pakistan defeated Indian cricket team ", a police official said.

Author: 0 Celts send top pick to Philly

If it doesn't, Boston will get either the 76ers' or the Kings' pick in 2019. If not, Philadelphia will send Boston either its own first-rounder in 2019 or Sacramento's first-rounder that year. Fultz is the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, June 22. And that means the Celtics could be gearing up for more moves soon.

Sports Russian Federation defeat New Zealand 2-0 in Confed Cup opener
Author: 0 Russian Federation defeat New Zealand 2-0 in Confed Cup opener

In what was likely their best chance for a result in their group, world No 95 New Zealand were outclassed by the 63rd-ranked home team and spent nearly the entirety of the match at Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg on the back foot. Scoring chances came early for Russian Federation, playing with confidence and unexpected flair, a powerful header by defender Viktor Vasin bouncing off the inside of the post before being cleared by New Zealand's Michael McGlinchey.

Author: 0 Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picks

But what does this mean for the rest of the league? The talent is good at the top, and we have a couple of extra picks. Jackson told reporters on Wednesday that he would "love" to play for the Celtics . 333 out of 351 schools in points per 100 plays on spot-up jumpers when Fultz wasn't taking the shot or setting it up in a pick and roll. He's an athletic player who provides a great balance between offense and defense that would suit the Suns' youth movement and provide some cover for ...

Author: 0 Desert ice: NHL awards, expansion draft colliding in Vegas

The Golden Knights' expansion draft picks will be announced on Wednesday night during the NHL Awards. Marc-André Fleury has the most buzz surrounding the most likely pick for a Golden Knights goaltender. Honestly, if I have a criticism, it's that these are so unflashy they look like like create-a-team jerseys from a video game. "I'm very interested to see the kind of price teams paid, and to see what the currency on the market is", Toronto coach Mike Babcock said.

Sports New Magic executives make final preparations for important NBA Draft
Author: 0 New Magic executives make final preparations for important NBA Draft

Minnesota showed a willingness to play more than one point guard at any given time a year ago, so if Thibodeau is looking for a point guard, he might want one that can play on or off the ball. He is averaging 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this season while shooting 48.5 percent from the floor and 43.1 percent from three-point range.

Author: 0 Prospective £64m Man Utd signing urges Real Madrid superstar to join him

According to Italian broadcaster Sportitalia , the strike indeed agree to a move to the San Siro and even spoke with AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella about the transfer. However, it is believed that Real manager Zinedine Zidane wants to continue with Keylor Navas as the club's first choice keeper next season. Jose Mourinho seems to have other ideas, however.

Author: 0 Andre Ward Knocks Out Sergey Kovalev in Eighth to Retain Belts

The California-native landed a massive right hand that stunned the Russian, and followed it up with a barrage to the body that forced Kovalev to his knees and referee Tony Weeks to stop the contest. "They can talk about the low blows but there were rabbit punches that he threw, too", Ward said. Ward right to the body. It was thought by many that the stoppage by the referee was a bit premature but most likely Ward was well on the way to stopping Kovalev anyway.

Author: 0 Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case

The Madrid prosecutor said the case was presented to a local court. Ronaldo is with Portugal at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation and has not said anything about his future since the A Bola story was published. Last year, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty of tax evasion on the Argentina international's image rights, with more than 4m euros (£3.52m) owed in back payments.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud claims after complaint filed by Spanish prosecutors

And Perez would not be drawn on a summer move for United goalkeeper David de Gea , for whom a transfer fell through two years ago, potentially as part of a deal that would take Ronaldo, Morata, or both, to Old Trafford. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offence and the sentence was under two years.

Sports Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards
Author: 0 Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

He had 1,604 voting points, finishing well ahead of Sidney Crosby (1,104) and Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (469). "I'm so proud to be in Edmonton", McDavid said. And also by the rest of the players as well. Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks poses with the James Norris Memorial Trophy after winning the award during the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas .

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton wins third straight Canadian Grand Prix

Hamilton's third victory of the 2017 season after a performance to forget in Monaco saw him trim Sebastian Vettel's world championship lead to 12 points after his key title rival battled back to finish a hard day in fourth. "I wanted to get a trophy and I didn't get one", he said. A five-time victor at the Canadian GP, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, Hamilton already led qualifying — but by just four one-thousandths of a second over Sebastien Vettel — when he made his final ...

Author: 0 Second largest refugee population hosted by Pakistan according to UN

A United Nations report shows that there are 65.3 million refugees around the world who have been displaced from their homes as a result of war, poverty, economic conditions and natural disasters. Uganda received 532,725 new refugees a year ago, and was the country receiving the largest number of refugees worldwide. On Monday, Ottawa announced $86 million in funding for four development projects to address basic needs in South Sudan and created the Famine Relief Fund to specifically ...

Sports Top 3 all miss US Open cut
Author: 0 Top 3 all miss US Open cut

The cut was at one-over par after Friday's round, allowing 68 golfers to make it to the weekend. Paul Casey , starting on the back nine on Friday, actually moved into a tie with Fowler after birdieing the 11 hole but followed that with a bogey on 12.

Author: 0 Socceroos boss glum after Germany defeat

Tomi Juric gave Australia hope by getting a goal back in the 56th minute by cleaning up a rebound after Leno spilled a shot that had deflected off the Australia man's arm, and the goal stood after a quick check by the video replay system.

Sports Nate Diaz's former management seeking $1m in compensation for breach of contract
Author: 0 Nate Diaz's former management seeking $1m in compensation for breach of contract

According to the article, The Ballengee Group claims that their relationship fell apart shortly after they finalized the deal for Diaz's rematch against Conor McGregor at UFC 202 , which took place in August of previous year. The lawsuit alleges Diaz, 32, assigned The Ballengee Group as his agent of record in 2014. Diaz's publicist, Zach Rosenfield, told ESPN , "We have no comment at this time".

Author: 0 Mayweather, McGregor announce boxing super-fight

However, most pundits believe that McGregor doesn't stand a chance against Mayweather in the ring, given that he'll be facing one of the greatest ever proponents of "the sweet science", a 49-0 legend with an nearly impenetrable defense, despite having never had a professional boxing bout himself.

Sports Home sweet home for Predators
Author: 0 Home sweet home for Predators

The Pittsburgh Penguins appeared to be on the brink of back to back Stanley Cup championships after taking a 2-0 series lead heading to Bridgestone Arena . The Predators are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Pittsburgh and the home team is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings while the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Sports Reds select Hunter Greene with their first pick of 2017 draft
Author: 0 Reds select Hunter Greene with their first pick of 2017 draft

He was part of a gold-medal-winning Team USA 18-and-under squad a year ago at the COPABE Pan American AAA Championship. In the end, they selected California high school shortstop Royce Lewis, a compromise selection in some regard. "We're happy we got Royce". Lewis had a request: He'd found a picture of himself, Greene and Kentucky high schooler Jordon Adell and thought it'd be cool for the three friends and high-level draft prospects to sign copies of it and each keep one.

Author: 0 Halep sets up final clash with Ostapenko

Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian Grand Slam finalist after blasting her way past Timea Bacsinszky while Simona Halep battled past Karolina Pliskova at the French Open on Thursday. Her successful all-or-nothing approach saw her fire 50 winners and 45 unforced errors against Bacsinszky. At the beginning of the third set Halep didn't convert a break point, but in the fourth game she broke and then held her serve to lead 4-1.

Sports Rory Best to captain Lions against the Chiefs
Author: 0 Rory Best to captain Lions against the Chiefs

But Best's cause for a double celebration will have been somewhat tarnished by the fact that his leading role in Tuesday's game means that the 34-year-old now looks to be out of Warren Gatland's plans for Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks at their Eden Park fortress in Auckland.

Sports Disabled child escorts Ronaldo onto field for first time in Federation Internationale de Football Association history
Author: 0 Disabled child escorts Ronaldo onto field for first time in Federation Internationale de Football Association history

We played against a team playing at home with a home crowd, a team that pressured us but we were better. "Cristiano is just one more player who is always motivated". The win leaves Portugal in a strong position on four points in Group A with just a game against outsiders New Zealand remaining Saturday. "We took them to the very limit", Hudson said, "and at times they couldn't handle that".

Sports Hosts Russia tackle embattled Ronaldo's Portugal
Author: 0 Hosts Russia tackle embattled Ronaldo's Portugal

Russian Federation opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday. Tempers flared in Mexico's 2-1 defeat of New Zealand on Wednesday. The hosts first threatened late in the first half when Aleksandr Golovin reached Fedor Smolov with a low cross from the right, only for the Krasnodar star to aim his left-footed effort well wide of the Portugal goal.

Sports NHL Expansion Draft 2017 Protection List Made Public
Author: 0 NHL Expansion Draft 2017 Protection List Made Public

After Fleury agreed to waive the no-movement clause in his contract, the Penguins protected goaltender Matt Murray, who led the team a week ago to its second consecutive championship. "We've got lots of things lined up, but until we see everything, we don't have anything", McPhee said . Vegas must select 30 players, one from each contributing team.

Author: 0 For some rookies, NBA draft isn't the start of a pro career

At his height and length, there's not a point guard in the league that he wouldn't be more effective at guarding than most. Place Markelle Fultz alongside Ben Simmons in the back court, and you've paired the top two draft picks in consecutive years at a minimum.

Author: 0 Scoring Specialist Hector Moreno Rescues Mexico In 2-2 Draw With Portugal

With a few minutes remaining, Cedric blasted a shot from a tight angle that squeezed past the 'keeper, but Moreno's late header rescued a point with only a minute remaining. The goals were scored by Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma (34th minute) and Cedric Soares (86th minute), and Mexico's Javier Hernandez (42nd minute) and Hector Moreno (90th minute).

Sports How to watch Russian Federation vs. New Zealand
Author: 0 How to watch Russian Federation vs. New Zealand

In the statement, travelers are only required to present both have their "fan ID" and valid passport. The FIFA Confederations Cup is viewed by experts as a rehearsal for the organisers, with only one year to go to the FIFA World Cup. Both teams were lined up on the pitch for an unusual prematch protocol, looking up at the VIP boxes to hear from Russia's leader and Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino, before being able to complete their preparations.

Sports Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 million euros tax fraud
Author: 0 Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 million euros tax fraud

Real Madrid was not immediately available for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing. I will defend him as a player and as a human being. The footballer's release clause at his current team is Euro one billion. "Cristiano is not angry about who pays the fine". I have not spoken to any [other clubs].

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo heads Portugal to win over Russian Federation at Confederations Cup

He related, "don't forget that most of these players here were part of the most brilliant history in Portuguese history just a year ago, we should not forget that and so I trust them 100%". Russia's national team was ranked 63rd before the tournament , while New Zealand was 95 on FIFA's list of 206 teams. Having a megastar in the team is a luxury, he said.

Sports FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Author: 0 FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017

After all, the Mexico Team has now 2nd position in the Group A statistics, in order to support the Team for the Knock out Round, this match and Upcoming match should qualify or else, the Team will nicely eliminated from the Federation Cup. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio expects New Zealand's footballers to show the same battling spirit as their nation's rugby team in Wednesday's Confederations Cup , Group A clash.

Sports Lions captain Sam Warburton on bench as Peter O'Mahony leads team
Author: 0 Lions captain Sam Warburton on bench as Peter O'Mahony leads team

Peter O'Mahony will do a fine job should he be given the British & Irish Lions captaincy, according to team-mate CJ Stander. Warburton, 28, struggled with a minor ankle problem earlier in the tour, but returned to captain the Lions in the defeat by the Highlanders before coming off the bench against the Maori All Blacks .

Sports Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia
Author: 0 Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia

Portugal fear Raphael Guerreiro suffered a broken leg in the Confederations Cup victory over Russian Federation. We played against a team playing at home with a home crowd. The All Whites' semi-final hopes are now over. The Kiwis' superb first-half display and Chris Wood's shock goal rattled Mexico and a tense match boiled over with a mass brawl in the dying stages.

Sports Azarenka makes winning return after break to have baby
Author: 0 Azarenka makes winning return after break to have baby

Azarenka has been absent from the WTA Tour since the French Open past year, but made up for lost time by staving off three match points to defeat Ozaki 6-3 4-6 7-6 (9-7). "I'm still trying to find my range but mentally, I was there for every point". Second win in a row for Sabine Lisicki , who - playing her first event since November - defeated Shelby Rogers to Advance into the quarter-finals where she will face Julia Goerges , who upset the first seeded player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ...

Sports Chelsea: Conte eyes Roma starlet, Atletico open Diego Costa talks
Author: 0 Chelsea: Conte eyes Roma starlet, Atletico open Diego Costa talks

He scored 30 goals last season, but missed out on the top-scorer prize to Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by a single goal. Southampton will speak to former Alaves coach Mauricio Pellegrino imminently and may appoint him as the club's new manager by the end of this week.

Sports Lions name team to play the Highlanders
Author: 0 Lions name team to play the Highlanders

The Glasgow flyer is still sweating on the outcome of specialist examinations on his cheek, but defence coach Farrell believes the Lions boast a good array of alternative options. Gatland had been left fuming at the unwelcome outside critiques that only increased after Wednesday's 22-16 loss to the Blues - but used victory over the Crusaders as a stick with which to beat his detractors.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup Report: Portugal 2 - 2 Mexico

The strike was ruled out following advice to referee Nestor Pitana from the video replay team. Alexis Nunes and Janusz Michallik break down Mexico's draw with Portugal and the use of VAR at the Confederations Cup. But the Portugal captain created another shooting opportunity for Quaresma with 10 minutes remaining and, although Ochoa saved comfortably, they continued to pile late pressure on Mexico .

Author: 0 House GOP stalls Iran, Russia sanctions, blames procedure

AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said that the Senate bill can not be considered in the House in its current form. "But House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady said house leaders concluded, in consultation with the parliamentarian, that the legislation , S.

Sports Pakistan a serious contender for 2019 World Cup, feels Afridi
Author: 0 Pakistan a serious contender for 2019 World Cup, feels Afridi

The men have been charged with sedition, an offense which may result in the surrender of their passports, ineligibility for government jobs, and even life imprisonment. According to Pathak, similar incidents between the two sets of fans have occurred in the past. India and Pakistan have had hostile relations since the violent partition of British India in 1947 and the 1965 war.

Sports Nate Diaz's former agency files lawsuit over contract dispute
Author: 0 Nate Diaz's former agency files lawsuit over contract dispute

The agency, which apparently worked for Diaz starting back in 2014, had been a big piece of Diaz's negotiations for the infamous second fight with McGregor last August, and reportedly got axed a mere few weeks before Diaz's big payday. Since the pair of McGregor fights, Diaz has stated that he will only return to the Octagon for the right fight and for the right price. Nate Diaz could not be reached for comment, and calls to Smith and Awad went unreturned.