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Author: 0 Lions coach Gatland rails at New Zealand 'blocking'

After biting his tongue for a week, Gatland fired back after the Lions overcame early tour difficulties to look sharp and well-drilled as they comprehensively outplayed the Maori All Blacks 32-10 in Rotorua yesterday. Lions head coach Warren Gatland has already highlighted what he sees as New Zealand players illegally blocking to prevent opponents contesting possession in the air, with that issue surfacing during last weekend's victory over New Zealand Maori in Rotorua.

Sports Alexis Sanchez Fit To Play Against Germany, Says Chile Boss
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez Fit To Play Against Germany, Says Chile Boss

Both teams have three points with Chile ahead on goal difference after their 2-0 win over Cameroon and Germany's 3-2 victory against Australia . And, while Chile were made to work for their 2-0 win over Cameroon , La Roja have plenty of experience and could perhaps find a way to rattle the rising stars that Germany have sent to Russian Federation and clinch top-spot in the process.

Sports England overpower NZ, book last 4 berth
Author: 0 England overpower NZ, book last 4 berth

In reply, New Zealand struggled to overcome the first over loss of Luke Ronchi for a golden duck and, although Kane Williamson struck an assured 87, his teammates were slowly picked off by England's impressive attack. The two sides know each other well as Bangladesh toured New Zealand last winter. "A credit to the way England bowled", Williamson said. "We know they are going to come hard", he said.

Author: 0 Madrid following Mbappe and Donnarumma but not interested in De Gea - Perez

As for Bale, Perez said that he wasn't disappointed with the 27-year-old's lack of production in an injury-ravaged campaign. Florentino Perez is Real Madrid's president. But he also highlighted the two players the European champions are seriously interested in taking to the Bernabeu this summer. Neymar ultimately joined Barca in the summer of 2013, with Madrid electing to make a big-money splash later on in that same transfer window.

Author: 0 NHL Reveals Protection Lists Before Expansion Draft

The Caps also exposed 27 players organization-wide. Courtesy of the National Hockey League, the lists of protected and unprotected players from all 30 teams outside of Vegas are available. ET on Wednesday to make their picks for the draft. Because teams can only lose one player to the expansion draft and since all signs point to Vegas adding Fleury, the protected list was mostly an academic exercise for the Penguins.

Author: 0 Russian Federation vs. Portugal live stream

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio is restrained after swearing at the New Zealand bench. Meanwhile, Portugal and Mexico finished 2-2 in their Group A opener on Sunday and will be hoping to pick up three points as they seek to stay in contention to qualify for the knockouts.

Author: 0 Spanish prosecutors charge Jose Mourinho with tax fraud

The player is accused of defrauding tax authorities of €14.7m, by also hiding his income from image rights. Ronaldo is now facing four charges against the Spanish public treasury dated between 2011 and 2014, including a case of tax fraud worth Dollars 65.5 million.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho caught up in Spain tax scandal

And it comes immediately after it was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will testify in his own tax fraud case next month. The four-time world player of the year, who said last week his "conscience is clear", is threatening to leave Real Madrid over the affair.

Author: 0 Mexico salvage point against Portugal in FIFA Confederations Cup

He said: "We are professionals and we are just thinking about doing our best in the Confederations Cup , to go as far as possible in this tournament". Play continued for about 10 seconds until the ball got to Nani and he scored from inside the area after a shot by Ronaldo hit the crossbar. Real Madrid also gave their backing to Ronaldo, releasing a statement saying the club had "full confidence in our player Cristiano Ronaldo , who we understand has acted in accordance with the ...

Author: 0 Mexico Vs. New Zealand Live Stream

Juan Carlos Osorio's side now just need a draw against Russian Federation in Kazan on Saturday to be sure of reaching the semi-finals, but New Zealand are bottom of the group and out of the tournament . Ugly scenes marred Mexico's Confederations Cup victory over New Zealand as Oribe Peralta got his side out of jail at Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium .

Author: 0 Belmont Stakes Preview and Analysis: Irish War Cry Morning Line Favorite

Tapwrit caught favorite Irish War Cry with a late surge down the stretch?and won the 149th edition of the Belmont Stakes by two lengths. It was the second victory in five starts this year for the gray son of Tapit , who took the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby in March but subsequently finished fifth in the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes and then sixth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby .

Author: 0 Mourinho in tax fraud net

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year. Earlier this month Manchester United reportedly told Real Madrid that they will not sell De Gea for less than £66million this summer.

Sports No regrets for Halep after French Open 'hurt'
Author: 0 No regrets for Halep after French Open 'hurt'

Ostapenko was unseeded and a massive outsider for the event at Roland Garros but she defied all the odds with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 victory over Romanian Simona Halep in the final. "It's awesome", said Ostapenko. Afterwards, she thanked her tennis-coach mother Jelena Jakovleva and thought back to the day she decided it would be strictly tennis at the age of 12 rather than pursuing her love of ballroom.

Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax fraud while at Real Madrid

Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer Real Madrid £183 million (R2.9 billion) and David de Gea for Cristiano Ronaldo and one of his teammates. The agency published copies of the certificates. The Portugal worldwide will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office said its investigations indicated that Mourinho committed two counts ...

Author: 0 Kluber fires 3-hitter as Indians blank Orioles 12-0

The Indians collected 10 extra-base hits, including seven doubles. As for Carrasco, he improved to 6-1 with a 2.54 ERA in eight starts away from Progressive Field. It was mostly overkill, of course, since Kluber did not flinch on the way to his second complete shutout of the year. Gonzalez is quietly having a superb season, going 6-1 with a 2.89 ERA.

Sports Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers swap National Basketball Association draft picks
Author: 0 Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers swap National Basketball Association draft picks

Under the 1995 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Basketball Association operates a rookie salary structure whereby first-year players sign four-year deals, with the first two years guaranteed and the final two optional. They had the task of pitching the Celtics with their most juicy deal possible. Jackson is an excellent passer for his size and is an elite defender who can match up against multiple positions.

Sports Germany's Loew to rotate against Chile with 100th win in sight
Author: 0 Germany's Loew to rotate against Chile with 100th win in sight

Captain Julian Draxler scored a first-half penalty and collected the man-of-the-match award during Germany's 3-2 Confederations Cup win over Australia - just don't expect him to shout about it from the rooftops. Marc-Andre ter Stegen will be in goal; that's already been decided. Loew, having rested all of his World Cup-winning stars, will match his young guns against an experienced Chile team which won both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America titles.

Author: 0 Louisville's Pitino suspended for 5 ACC games

Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. Pitino's attorney, Scott Tompsett, said the coach also plans to appeal the penalty. The team will also vacate wins from 2010-2014. "At this time we believe (the vacation of records) could impact 108 regular season games and approximately 15 NCAA wins", Smrt said.

Sports Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations
Author: 0 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

Speaking about Ronaldo's reported desire to leave the club, Perez added: "Not I, nor anyone at Madrid , is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club". 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.

Author: 0 Southampton's Cedric Soares 'Very Happy' After Scoring First Portugal Goal Against Mexico

In the first half, the new Zealanders are in no way inferior to one of the favorites of the group A, and therefore wood's goal shortly before half-time did not surprise anyone. New AC Milan signing Andre Silva could have added his name to the score sheet shortly after the break when he beat his marker to Cedric Soares' cross from the right, but Akinfeev miraculously kept out the striker's header with a stunning reflex save to keep Russia's hopes alive.

Sports Ronaldo header gives Portugal win at Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Ronaldo header gives Portugal win at Confederations Cup

Tensions first erupted in the first half when Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio swore at the New Zealand coaching staff. Tuesday was a classic callback to that tournament , as Portugal beat Russian Federation 1-0 in a relatively tiresome game, with Ronaldo scoring the victor.

Sports Indian police arrest 15 for cheering Pakistan's Champions Trophy win
Author: 0 Indian police arrest 15 for cheering Pakistan's Champions Trophy win

This isn't the first time that cricket fans have got into trouble for supporting rival teams. Now, all of them are charged with Section 153-A of the IPC for disturbing communal harmony. Amnesty International described the arrests "as another worrying sign of the erosion of freedom of expression in India". This was nearly immediately followed by police complaints and outcries on social media that some people in India were seen celebrating the Pakistani victory.

Author: 0 Vegas Golden Knights to play first game at Dallas on Oct

On Wednesday night, the staff will start adding the names of players who will become part of the expansion team for its first National Hockey League season. The Golden Knights announced their selections in reverse order of last season's standings and with the first pick Vegas chose Winnipeg's Calvin Pickard of the Colorado Avalanche .

Sports Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices
Author: 0 Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

With the Ottawa Senators not protecting Marc Methot from Wednesday's expansion draft, Karlsson said he is preparing for the likelihood that he will lose his longtime linemate to the Vegas Golden Knights . The 31st general manager of the NHL is having a blast as the most powerful man in hockey at the current moment in time . With the pick, the Golden Knights took former Seattle Thunderbird goaltender Calvin Pickard .

Sports Bayern Munich rules out transfer of Robert Lewandowski
Author: 0 Bayern Munich rules out transfer of Robert Lewandowski

But as revealed in Starsport last week, a £60m deal could prove more hard than first thought given Real's anger at United's refusal to sell them David De Gea. There are no talks with other clubs, and there won't be any. He would be a lot cheaper than Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, who could become the first £100million player, but the 18-year-old offers greater investment long-term.

Sports Wimbledon wild cards for Heather Watson and Laura Robson
Author: 0 Wimbledon wild cards for Heather Watson and Laura Robson

Naomi Broady and 20-year-old Katie Boulter are the other British women to have been given wild cards along with Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas , who has twice reached the fourth round. Tommy Haas will highlight his final season on the ATP tour at age 39 with a concluding Wimbledon appearance after receiving a wildcard into the grass-court major on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confederations Cup

The former Russian worldwide goalkeeper has set his squad the ambitious task of winning the Confed Cup, a tournament that serves as a tune-up for next year's World Cup. The hosts responded to a disconcerting performance by changing shape for the second period and although they slightly improved, they weren't able to find a way back into the match.

Author: 0 Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confed Cup

Meanwhile, Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain's tax authorities the €14.7 million (Dh60.2m) - the amount he has been accused of defrauding by a prosecutor - ahead of the court hearing, Spanish state TV said last night. Three players were eventually booked for their involvement in the second flashpoint of the game. If we continue with this behavior, the effort on the field will not work if we lose the game, if they suspend the game or if they expel you from the stadium; we lose, you lose, we all ...

Author: 0 Golden Knights 'willing to negotiate deals' so National Hockey League teams can protect assets

Those 30 teams have already revealed their protected lists - players that the Golden Knights can not select. Other high-profile players left unprotected include Nashville's James Neal , Minneaota's Eric Staal , Columbus' Jack Johnson , New Jersey's Mike Cammalleri, Ottawa's Bobby Ryan and Marc Methot and former Penguins defensemen Brooks Orpik of Washington and Paul Martin of San Jose.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho face tax fraud claims

And the fact that boss Jose Mourinho did not have Ronaldo on his original list of transfer targets has played a part in the club being unsure of launching a bid, it further reports . The hearing will take place at 09:00 GMT on July 31 in a court at Pozuelo de Alarcón, in the suburbs of Madrid , according to Spanish press reports.

Author: 0 Sena to announce its stand on NDA prez nominee tomorrow

In a major relief to the ruling NDA, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday declared its support to Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election. The Sena said that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was openly supporting "youth attacking" soldiers and was blaming jawans for the present situation in Kashmir.

Author: 0 Florentino Perez fails to mention Ronaldo at media event

The background to this is a concerted attempt by public prosecutors in Spain to target high-earners suspected of tax evasion, with José Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo the most recent to be implicated, although both have denied any wrongdoing.

Author: 0 Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Jose Mourinho statement is that the Manchester United boss denies being contacted at all by the Spanish tax authorities. Former Barca defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year. 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 ...

Author: 0 Victorious Nadal Describes French Open As Magic

Rafael Nadal , the undisputed "King of Clay ", has a very impressive record in the French Open with 79 wins and two losses in the total 81 matches that he has played along the red clay court at the Stade Roland Garros so far. "I didn't expect this score", Moya said in the players' lounge shortly after the match. Though, Rafa will probably play Boodles exhibition event the week before Church Road event so that he can see how he feels on grass.

Sports Kumble stays back in London while team flies off to Barbados
Author: 0 Kumble stays back in London while team flies off to Barbados

India also went on to win two ODI series-one each against New Zealand and England, and reached the final of recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy where it lost against Pakistan. The first was where Kumble met the BCCI top brass and members of CAC followed by Kohli meeting them. Asked about Virender Sehwag, who is considered a favourite, the official said, "Sehwag's application has no relation with BCCI to call for more applications".

Author: 0 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League semifinals first leg soccer match in May. Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities of taxes worth excess of £13 million ($AU22m) between 2011 and 2014. Mourinho, 54, allegedly owes the Spanish tax authorities €3.3 million ($3.7 million).

Author: 0 Former NBA Star Chauncey Billups Interviews For Cavs' GM Vacancy

Griffin had fretted over the Cavaliers' maddening inconsistency in the second half of the regular season, but the team found its stride in the playoffs and swept in and Toronto in the first two rounds. It has previously been reported that he was in the running for the vacant Atlanta Hawks job . James isn't just a fan of Griffin personally; he's also a fan because of the magic Griffin pulled off during his tenure.

Sports Besiktas expect to keep player 'loved' by Mourinho
Author: 0 Besiktas expect to keep player 'loved' by Mourinho

The Brazilian recently admitted his desire to play for United, and subsequently, he was heavily linked with a move to the club in the media. While Talisca's loan agreement still has 12 months left to run, it is believed that his €24m (£21.1m, $26.7m) release clause at Benfica remains active throughout that spell in Istanbul.

Author: 0 Man Utd boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

A prosecutor said Mourinho, 54, did not declare income from image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". As per reports, the alleged irregularities were in relation to money the Portuguese star had in the Virgin Islands, although officials acknowledged adjustments to this structure in 2014, where the player paid back an extra 7 million Euros in tax.

Author: 0 Hunter Greene Selected No. 2 by Reds in 2017 MLB Draft

The Cincinnati Reds select high school phenom Hunter Greene in the Major League Baseball draft. At No. 3, San Diego selected North Carolina prep left-hander MacKenzie Gore, marking the first time since 1990 that the top three picks were all high school players.

Sports Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS
Author: 0 Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS

And obviously he's having a major impact on the success of our team". After that, Poche retired Raleigh to end that inning and got Florida State in order in the seventh. His freshman teammate, Jake Slaughter , just started making his memories. The second bad slider was on Slaughter's home run. Watson, who went to third on Smith's single, scored on a safety squeeze bunt by Beau Jordan .

Sports Sano, Vargas power Twins to 9-7 win over White Sox
Author: 0 Sano, Vargas power Twins to 9-7 win over White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP ) - Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start for Minnesota and Miguel Sano homered for the second straight game as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday night behind two of their brightest young stars.

Author: 0 Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

Participants in the 2017 Confederations Cup are hosts Russian Federation, 2014 FIFA World Cup Champions Germany, 2015 Copa America Champions Chile, 2015 AFC Asian Cup Champion Australia, 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico, 2016 UEFA Euro Cup champs Portugal , OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) Nations Cup victors New Zealand and 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Champion Cameroon.

Author: 0 Spanish tax fraud: Mourinho risks jail term

Allegations of tax fraud - denied by Ronaldo - have thrown the four-time Ballon d'Or winner's future up in the air, with former club Manchester United linked. Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to "reconsider" plans to depart Real Madrid this summer after being won over by reassuring comments from club president Florentino Perez , seemingly ending Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him.

Author: 0 Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand 2-1

Cristiano Ronaldo heads the ball beyond Igor Akinfeev to score Portugal's winning goal after just eight minutes. Ronaldo is accused by Spanish authorities of having evaded paying 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax and has been summoned to appear in court next month in Madrid.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Mexico v New Zealand

New Zealand had not won any of its previous matches at three Confederations Cups dating back to 1999, but it had the better of the first half and went in 1-0 up thanks to a good goal from Chris Wood . Host Russia is third with three points and New Zealand has none. Later on Wednesday, Mexico needed second-half goals by Benfica's Jimenez and Peralta to grab victory over New Zealand in a bad-tempered match at Sochi .