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Sports Just saying, stuck to a coach I hated, for 20 years Bindra
Author: 0 Just saying, stuck to a coach I hated, for 20 years Bindra

The BCCI'S Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Saurav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar had chosen their former teammate as head coach in June 2016. "He has made it clear that he will speak to the BCCI or CAC on this matter only if he is given a guarantee that he will be handed the job". According to insiders, Kumble, who stepped down as coach on Tuesday, gave a "dressing-down" to one of his players at The Oval on Sunday, moments after Pakistan had completed a 180-run ...

Author: 0 Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup

New Zealand's hopes of a first-ever victory in its fourth appearance at the World Cup warm-up tournament were thwarted at the start of the second half when Raul Jimenez leveled. The result was expected. Mexico's coach Juan Carlos Osorio took particular exception to this, berating Wood himself from the dugout. "There is no place for disrespect in football and I am sorry".

Sports Are the Cavs looking to trade Kevin Love for Jimmy Butler?
Author: 0 Are the Cavs looking to trade Kevin Love for Jimmy Butler?

According to two league sources , one team the Cavs approached to try to engage in these discussions was the Suns, who own the fourth pick in Thursday's draft. After a big trade with the Boston Celtics earlier this week, the Philadelphia 76ers will go on the clock first. If so, the Timberwolves jump to the front of the line as suitors.

Sports Dwyane Wade will pick up option and return to Bulls next season
Author: 0 Dwyane Wade will pick up option and return to Bulls next season

A Bulls source indicated that the message coming out of the meetings with both Butler and Wade was the "Three Alphas" storyline has played out. Wade spoke openly about how happy he was to be playing for the team he grew up cheering for as a kid in the Chicagoland area.

Author: 0 Nobody is indispensable - Figo thinks Real Madrid could cope with Ronaldo exit

Real Madrid plan to sell Alvaro Morata to Manchester United in order to raise funds for Kylian Mbappe , according to reports. "I must defend him at all costs, both as a player and as a person". I'm sure that Cristiano meets all his tax requirements; it must be a confusion that will be cleared up. I am sure he would not want us to pay his fine if there was one.

Sports The players who could represent Ireland in the Test arena
Author: 0 The players who could represent Ireland in the Test arena

Cricket has a long history in Afghanistan but the country played amongst the sports minnows until gaining one-day worldwide (ODI) status in 2011. I'd like to congratulate Afghanistan and Ireland on their Full Membership status which is the result of their dedication to improving performance both off and on the field resulting in the significant development and growth of cricket in their respective countries.

Sports Army foils Infiltration bid in J&K, recovers AK-47, warlike stores
Author: 0 Army foils Infiltration bid in J&K, recovers AK-47, warlike stores

Pakistan takes the help of Border Action Team to help the militants sneak into Indian soil. As the army jawans opened fire, the terrorists returned fire and ran back across the LoC. Another armed intruder was injured and covering fire by Pakistan posts facilitated his extrication. The Indian troops killed one armed intruder, whose body "is within visual reach", he said.

Author: 0 Problems? What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

It should be an excellent match , as numerous same stars from last year's European Championship team are playing for Portugal in today's match . "The situation in which Carlos Salcedo was left on the ground gave them a goalscoring chance", added the Colombian.

Author: 0 Diego Costa Talks with Atleti, Robert Lewandowski Rumours

Costa seems nearly certain to leave the Premier League champions following the controversy revolving around the text he received from manager Antonio Conte earlier this month. Di Marzio reports that the Blues have already come drastically down in their asking price, which now sits at 60 million euros. Atletico Madrid are also keen on signing, as it may just be the force that can push Atletico Madrid to the next level, as another world class talent may join.

Author: 0 All Whites improve but still lose to Mexico

Salcedo was one of only three players to start both Mexico's opening games of the Confederations Cup , but in line with the rules of the competition he can not be replaced. " We know how to adapt to different opponents ". Knowing the current New Zealand team, the latter approach seems likely. A horribly played first half on Wednesday could have been enough to doom Mexico's chances at the Confederation Cup .

Sports Oscar handed eight-match ban for Chinese Super League brawl
Author: 0 Oscar handed eight-match ban for Chinese Super League brawl

Oscar's ban is the second time this season the Chinese Football Association has punished a player who has made worldwide headlines for indiscipline. Oscar was knocked to the floor by furious Guangzhou players before mayhem broke out between both squads and the coaching staff.

Sports Crystal Palace offer managerial job to Frank de Boer?
Author: 0 Crystal Palace offer managerial job to Frank de Boer?

Chairman Steve Parish was determined to find a manager who would stay with the club for a number of years, after seeing a high turnover in the dugout since helping save the club from administration in 2010. But one manager that has today (Thursday) made a move is former Schalke boss Markus Weinzierl who has been cut from 25/1 to 14/1 (Sky Bet), although at the time of writing he can still be backed at 20/1 with Paddy Power.

Author: 0 Ronaldo's tax fraud and its ripple effect on world football

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo will testify on July 31 in Madrid on allegations that he hid income from tax authorities between 2011 and 2014, the court said on Tuesday. Perez said on Monday that "as far as I know Cristiano has always met (his fiscal obligations)" and that "it all must be some sort of misunderstanding that will be cleared up quickly".

Sports Puig, Grandal power Dodgers past Mets 8-2 and into 1st place
Author: 0 Puig, Grandal power Dodgers past Mets 8-2 and into 1st place

With the win on Wednesday, the Dodgers moved back into first place in the NL West, a half-game ahead of the Rockies and 1.5 games ahead of the Diamondbacks. In fact, he retired several of them before they scratched out a run without a hit in the third inning. The Dodgers tied the score on Hill's sacrifice fly in the third, his first RBI since June 19, 2009.

Author: 0 Robert Pires: 'Costly' Mbappe's future is still uncertain

Much media coverage has focused on his trips to Madrid four years ago and the draw of playing for Zinedine Zidane, something Arsene Wenger can not compete with despite being a highly-respected coach in France. Arsenal's worry hasn't just been having to spend big money. Arsenal are rumoured to be interested, as are a number of other clubs, including Real Madrid and Manchester United .

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

The cost to shed defenseman Clayton Stoner came with some pain as young blue-liner Shea Theodore , their first-round pick from 2013, was traded to the incoming Vegas Golden Knights so that they would take the veteran instead of the more coveted Josh Manson or Sami Vatanen.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho strenuously denies tax fraud claims

Barcelona's Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09 million euro fine past year for tax fraud. Mourinho is yet to comment, but the Madrid prosecutor says the case has been taken to a local court. They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes after a 2014 inquiry, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros.

Sports Thunder engaged in trade talks with Knicks for Porzingis
Author: 0 Thunder engaged in trade talks with Knicks for Porzingis

Devin Booker isn't going anywhere and Phil Jackson , or whoever called the Suns with that insane proposal, knew the answer before they even asked the question. This past season, he posted better scoring and shooting efficiency numbers while maintaining his block rate, though his rebounds dipped slightly.

Author: 0 Smolov: Russia wouldn't want a player like Ronaldo

Chile's star player Arturo Vidal fiercely argued with referee Damir Skomina when a goal scored in first-half stoppage time by Eduardo Vargas was overruled nearly one minute later. Portugal did nudge back ahead as time was starting to run out, Cedric Soares making it 2-1 with four minutes of normal time remaining. Nani was already celebrating with his teammates when Argentine referee Nestor Pitana asked for the ball and indicated the goal was being reviewed.

Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over 'insulting' chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

Just last Friday, reports emerged that the forward had made an "irreversible" decision to leave Madrid and no longer play in Spain as a result of the treatment he has received. Portugal will play Mexico in a Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunda. Mexicans began the group stage match against one of the tournament favorites - Portugal , and I must say that played "Aztec" is very worthy.

Author: 0 FedEx St. Jude Classic: Daniel Berger repeats as champion in Memphis

In a keenly-fought contest, which at one point included nine players tied for the lead, Berger picked up a birdie on 15 to move clear. The 33-year-old Every has two wins on the PGA Tour , but none since 2014. In all, the huddled leaderboard features 24 other golfers within five shots of the three-player logjam in first place, setting the stage for a highly competitive weekend.

Sports Ronaldo ready to pay $16.39 million in Spanish tax fraud case
Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to pay $16.39 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Spain's Budget Minister urged media to respect the presumption of innocence regarding the four-time world player of the year. 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 Jose Mourinho defends tax history after Spanish authorities file lawsuit

The former Real coach apparently committed tax fraud worth €3.3 million (R48 million) between 2011 and 2012, according to AS. In a statement, Ronaldo's management company Gestifute said there had been no attempt to evade taxes. After leaving Madrid , he returned to England for a second spell with Chelsea before joining United, with whom he won the Europa League and the League Cup in the season just finished.

Sports Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
Author: 0 Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Fleury was taken first overall by the Penguins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft . Some of the selections were leaked to the media earlier in the day, which gave the Knights' night something of an anti-climactic feel. The expansion draft itself was mostly anticlimactic, as the names of numerous new Golden Knights had already leaked out. After the National Hockey League imposed a trade freeze with teams not involving the Golden Knights at 1:00 p.m.

Author: 0 Portugal wildfires kill at least 60, including drivers trapped in cars

Four firefighters are among the 54 people injured in the fire, which is raging in several parts of a mountainous area some 200km north-east of the capital Lisbon . Spain sent four firefighting aircrafts on Sunday. More than 2,000 firefighters and soldiers worked to combat the blazes. Mr Gomes gave a grim description of the deaths.

Sports Golden Knights swipe Perron from Blues in expansion draft
Author: 0 Golden Knights swipe Perron from Blues in expansion draft

Following the league's board of governors meeting, Bettman said pointless slashes to players' hands will be called more. "I'm so proud to be in Edmonton", McDavid said. Neal, whether he stays in Vegas a few days or a few months, should fetch the Golden Knights a very nice return. The Knights aren't expected to keep them all, though Engelland seems a sure bet .

Sports Ward vs Kovalev II: Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev in 8
Author: 0 Ward vs Kovalev II: Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev in 8

When Kovalev backed into the ropes, Ward landed a left uppercut that appeared low. Referee Tony Weeks did separate Ward and Kovalev twice and advised Ward to keep his punches off Kovalev's trunks, but the shot that began Kovalev's demise in the 8th round landed right on the beltline.

Sports Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals
Author: 0 Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

Ostapenko has been creating history throughout the week, as she became the first Latvian to reach a Grand Slam semifinal on Tuesday when she bounced 11th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Ostapenko may have lost in the first round last year and failed to make it out of qualifying a year earlier in Paris but that was largely down to her inexperience.

Sports BCCI says will find new coach ahead of Sri Lanka tour
Author: 0 BCCI says will find new coach ahead of Sri Lanka tour

Shukla revealed that the BCCI tried their level best to resolve the issue between Kumble and Kohli , but no outcome could be found out and therefore, the former cricketer made a decision to move on. BCCI official and Indian Premier League Chairman Rajiv Shukla said the board tried to mediate between Kumble and Kohli "but ultimately no outcome could be found out", reported ANI .

Author: 0 Mexico vs. New Zealand in Confederations Cup

They face European champions Portugal in their final match on Sunday morning. "We can't be inside our comfort zone", said Osorio. "We need to be positive, we need to be courageous". "We played against an opponent playing at home with a home crowd, a team which pressured us, but we were better.We had more opportunities and we were just winners".

Author: 0 Ronaldo's header sinks hosts Russia — FIFA Confederations Cup

It was Wood who had the best chance of the half when he got through one-on-one just after the half-hour mark. A day after Ronaldo was summoned to court in Spain over allegations relating to a complex tax fraud , his goal was simple. But despite his first goal for the national team, he has expressed his disappointment at the result against Mexico . No matter the case, the game promises to be an exciting one and if the Video assistant referees are to come in at some moments of the game ...

Author: 0 Four tied atop US Open leaderboard heading into weekend

He missed the 15-footer. T5. Rickie Fowler (-6): If not for a brutal three-hole stretch on the back nine in which he went bogey-bogey-bogey, Fowler would be headed to the weekend with the outright lead. 4 in the world , birdied six of his first eight holes in the second round. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. "Show up for the last six holes, anyway", McIlroy said.

Sports Boxing Odds: Floyd Mayweather favored vs. Conor McGregor 6/15/17
Author: 0 Boxing Odds: Floyd Mayweather favored vs. Conor McGregor 6/15/17

Li Jingliang, a leading Chinese MMA prospect who is also on Saturday's card, said McGregor had the tools to upset Mayweather. Earlier Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a request by Mayweather Promotions to hold a boxing event in Las Vegas on August 26 .

Sports Rafael Nadal defeats Stan Wawrinka, wins 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal defeats Stan Wawrinka, wins 10th French Open title

Swiss third seed Wawrinka was trying to win his second Roland Garros title in three years but was blown away by Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic have won their third consecutive Grand Slam title in women's doubles, beating Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in the French Open final.

Author: 0 Vegas likely to lack star power and scoring in early National Hockey League existence

Fleury was not among the nine players protected by the Penguins, opening the door for his exit to Las Vegas and his departure from the team he's played for since 2003. Teams were allowed to protect only one goaltender from the draft. Aside from Fleury, other goalies exposed are Florida's Roberto Luongo , Detroit's Peter Mrazek and Philadelphia's Michal Neuvirth.

Sports Lions outclass Chiefs before first NZ Test
Author: 0 Lions outclass Chiefs before first NZ Test

George North remains favourite to start on the Lions' left wing at Eden Park on Saturday, but Daly could well take a seat on the bench. After two frustrating performances in the British and Irish Lions' red jumper, English winger Jack Nowell says he's delighted to be back doing what he loves - roaming about, looking for the ball and scoring.

Author: 0 Golfer Koepka wins his first major at US Open

Open golf tournament at Erin Hills . (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Brooks Koepka reacts on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . Koepka only failed to make the green in regulation on 10 holes across his four rounds. "Whether I play well or not in that situation next time, that's a different story but I feel fine".

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

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to testify on July 31 in Madrid on allegations that he hid income from tax authorities between 2011 and 2014, the court said on Tuesday. Ronaldo has denied the claims but not before speculation linking him with a return to Manchester United or a move to Paris Saint-Germain grew. Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer Real Madrid £183 million (R2.9 billion) and David de Gea for Cristiano ...

Sports Kluivert warns Barcelona: 'Here's the price-tag of Verratti'
Author: 0 Kluivert warns Barcelona: 'Here's the price-tag of Verratti'

While he did not name names, Barcelona's technical secretary confirmed the clubs plans to push ahead with "big-name signings" on Wednesday (21 June). Verratti has had a 100m euro (£88m) price tag slapped on his head by PSG in a bid to ward off La Blaugrana from making a concrete offer for the 24-year-old.

Sports #STLCards finally break through Phillies pitching in 11th
Author: 0 #STLCards finally break through Phillies pitching in 11th

Louis. - Phillies manager Pete Mackanin on Odubel Herrera running through third base coach Juan Samuel's a stop sign with two outs in the 9th inning of a 5-5 game. After Garcia booted a double-play grounder, Maikel Franco drove in the first run with a fielder's choice grounder and Herrera ripped a two-run double to right-center.

Author: 0 Ward stops Kovalev in eight to win rematch

Kovalev claimed after the fight that it was the low blows that cost him the bout, but that it should not have been stopped. "I think it was plain to see that I broke him mentally and physically", Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) said afterward. "He hit with four low blows", Kovalev said. The first half of the fight was similar to the first fight with the early rounds being hard to score.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court over tax evasion on July 31

Rio Ferdinand has admitted that like most Manchester United fans, he's hoping to see Cristiano Ronaldo return to the club amid rumours of a Real Madrid exit. Even so, Perez said he was convinced Ronaldo would stay and affirmed that his Real contract was protected by a one billion euro release clause. The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities €3.3-million, a Madrid prosecutor said.

Sports Confederation Cup: Germany Start With Hard-Fought Win Vs Australia
Author: 0 Confederation Cup: Germany Start With Hard-Fought Win Vs Australia

Germany would retake the lead prior to the break, though, as Draxler scored a penalty when Massimo Luongo slid through the back of Goretzka. Tom Rogic - who made HuffPost Australia's list of the best sports people of 2016 who were not dickheads - scored this lovely goal to make things 1-1.

Author: 0 United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

UNITED will go all out for Alvaro Morata - with Cristiano Ronaldo ready to make peace with Real Madrid . As per a report in El Mundo, in Spain , Ronaldo is speculated to have diverted revenues from image rights to the tune of 150 million Euros to tax havens.

Sports Jets' Lorenzo Mauldin charged with assault for alleged nightclub incident
Author: 0 Jets' Lorenzo Mauldin charged with assault for alleged nightclub incident

Jean Lopez, who filed the complaint, said Mauldin punched him after spilling champagne inside the club. Mauldin turned himself in at New York's 10th precinct Wednesday morning at 8:50 a.m. Messages left with Mauldin's agent and lawyers were not immediately returned. The Jets declined to comment. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league has "been monitoring developments and this matter is under review of the personal conduct policy".

Sports Yanez dash cam tape, case evidence released
Author: 0 Yanez dash cam tape, case evidence released

Castile's killing received worldwide attention because his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , who was in the vehicle with her 4-year-old daughter, live-streamed the immediate aftermath on Facebook . You can hear her recapping her version of the events, presumably for an audience online. "OK, don't reach for it then", Yanez answers back. Philando Castile very clearly said he had a firearm.

Sports Wozniacki suffers at the hands of teenage star Jelena
Author: 0 Wozniacki suffers at the hands of teenage star Jelena

Catherine Bellis (USA) reacts during her match against Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)(not pictured) on day seven of the 2017 French Open tennis tournament at Stade Roland Garros. Ostapenko, who is now ranked 47th in the world, delivered 38 winners against the Dane who only earned six winners for the evening. Ostapenko came into this tournament with nearly zero grand slam success , but the 19-year-old has beaten three straight top-50 players and is fresh off a match in which she hit 46 winners.