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Sports Steve Hansen: Warren Gatland is 'desperate' and 'predictable'
Author: 0 Steve Hansen: Warren Gatland is 'desperate' and 'predictable'

One man who isn't taking any notice of what is being said off the pitch is Lions assistant coach Steve Borthwick, a former England lock with an nearly brutally straightforward northern sensibility. In the backs England's star Owen Farrell did not play particularly well, and Ireland's Johnny Sexton has a real opportunity to show what he can do if he is selected.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo accused of $16.5 million tax fraud
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of $16.5 million tax fraud

This involved a "voluntary" failure to comply with his tax obligations in Spain , the statement from the office's economic crimes section said. A Spanish state prosecutor accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday.

Sports Nadal to miss Queen's in order to rest before Wimbledon
Author: 0 Nadal to miss Queen's in order to rest before Wimbledon

Thank you to the organisers, the other players, to all the people that make this tournament possible. Having already claimed titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid this spring, the 31-year-old capped a remarkable clay-court campaign by clinching a 10th French Open title in dominant fashion on Sunday .

Sports AB de Villiers leaves England tour to decide on worldwide future
Author: 0 AB de Villiers leaves England tour to decide on worldwide future

South Africa's recent performances haven't been up to mark. AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bowl on a fresh and cloudy afternoon in the Welsh capital. However, it was England who controlled the majority of the game. "All the best teams have very good players missing out, with injuries, and with guys coming in, there is pressure on you, feel like you need to perform and it was a fantastic show of character from Dawid Malan ".

Sports India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Pakistan defeated India by 180 runs in the high-octane final of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Sunday. Passions run high over cricket in India - particularly when it comes to arch-rival Pakistan. The men were allegedly charged for the anti-India and not the pro-Pakistan slogans. The passion with which our team fielded, bowled and batted in this Champions Trophy final was unmatched and reminiscent of the Pakistan Movement days in 1947.

Sports Iverson is among players in Big 3 league
Author: 0 Iverson is among players in Big 3 league

Iverson, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame previous year, is now one of the marquee players in the new Big3 basketball league. But this is sure to stir more interest in the 2020 Olympics three-on-three competition. Success has been limited for men's teams from the US, where top players favor standard 5-on-5 competition, but Cube thinks his players could be the answer.

Sports Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia
Author: 0 Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia

However Werner racked up once again in the 81st min to secure a 100th triumph for Joachim Löw in his 150th suit accountable of Germany . Werner then gave Germany a two-goal cushion with a diving header, his first goal at senior global level, from Joshua Kimmich's cross on the right wing.

Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel's Formula One flashpoints

The recently concluded Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017 was one of the most entertaining races of the 2017 Formula One season. During one of those times when the safety vehicle was just about to leave the race track, Hamilton appeared not to accelerate out of Turn 15, the final corner, and Vettel hit him up the back, damaging the Ferrari's front wing and part of the Mercedes' floor.

Sports Federer to face Zverev in his 11th Halle final
Author: 0 Federer to face Zverev in his 11th Halle final

Federer , who lost to German veteran Tommy Haas in Stuttgart, has not dropped a set in three matches this week while improving his record in Halle to 57-6. After winning the Australian Open earlier this year, he has continued to amaze the tennis world with his play. Lopez, meanwhile, had to overcome a 45-minute delay during the second set, when he regained composure to see off Dimitrov , the player who had beaten him in the 2014 final at the west London venue.

Sports Real Madrid says it expects Ronaldo to stay with club
Author: 0 Real Madrid says it expects Ronaldo to stay with club

The soccer world has been eagerly watching Real Madrid to get a sense of what superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's future looks like with the club. Mr Mourinho has been accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. What happened with the tax authorities was after the game. The statement also said Mr Mourinho "paid more than €26m in taxes, with an average tax rate of over 41%" during the three years until May 2013 and that he "entered into a settlement agreement" with ...

Sports McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour
Author: 0 McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour

McEnroe clarified his statement, saying that it doesn't mean that Serena is not an incredible player: "But if she had to just play the circuit - the men's circuit - that would be an entirely different story", he said. You say she is the best female player in the world in the book. However, in an interview with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, retired tennis great John McEnroe did not express much confidence when asked how Williams would do on the ATP Tour.

Author: 0 Travelers Championship: Jordan Spieth wins after play-off

Missing three cuts already this season, while only missing two cuts all previous year, Spieth has not won a tournament since February and missed the cut at a prominent tournament such as the Players as well. "I hit it right into the bunker and then from there I put the same kind of swing on it as my earlier bunker shot", he said in a press conference broadcast on the PGA Tour's Periscope account.

Sports Ryan Blaney wins 2017 Pocono 400 for 1st Cup Series win
Author: 0 Ryan Blaney wins 2017 Pocono 400 for 1st Cup Series win

After all, he's the first African-American driver in the Cup Series since Bill Lester in 2005 and only the seventh in the 68-year history of the organization. Harvick cut into the deficit, though, over the course of the remainder of the first stage, closing to within two seconds by lap 50. "Kyle stayed out, and he was on a little bit older tires, and it looked like he was getting pretty tight, especially off of (turn) one, and that's where new tires really seemed to come alive, because you ...

Author: 0 Ronaldo confident of Portugal success

Ronaldo opened the scoring with a penalty and Bernardo Silva , Andre Silva and Nani were all on target in a victory that ensured Portugal qualified for the last four as Group A winners. "It's always good to help the team achieve their goals". Forward Andre Silva wrapped up the comfortable victory with a fierce angled finish on 80 minutes and Nani added a fourth in stoppage time.

Author: 0 Golden Knights trying to add to NHL Entry Draft arsenal

The protected lists were revealed Sunday morning and distinctly state which players are available and which are protected. GM Ron Hextall had said on Friday that the team was going to use the option to protect seven forwards and three defensemen .

Sports Crystal Palace set to announce new manager
Author: 0 Crystal Palace set to announce new manager

The former England manager won nine of his 24 Premier League in charge to secure Palace's top flight status after succeeding Alan Pardew last December, before resigning last month. De Boer has been out of work since an 85-day spell in charge of Inter ended at the start of November previous year. De Boer is thought to have impressed the Palace hierarchy with his knowledge of the club and his footballing vision.

Sports 'Sh*t Happens': UFC Fighter Poops Her Pants During a Bout
Author: 0 'Sh*t Happens': UFC Fighter Poops Her Pants During a Bout

Herrig went for a takedown, but was reversed. Herrig had her opponent's back, but Kish scrambled out of danger. Kish comes in for a few body kicks but is eating some nice shots from Herrig. Herrig gets mount and Kish switches from giving up her back to full mount. That's all changed lately with Herrig making improvements to her training and mental approach to fighting, and the result has paid off with a three-fight win streak, including her latest victory this weekend.

Sports Vettel
Author: 0 Vettel "disgraced himself", says furious Hamilton

While behind a safety vehicle Hamilton , who was in the lead, appeared to slow his auto right in front of Vettel , causing Vettel to drive into him. If I get a penalty, then we should both get a penalty. "So yeah, just went over the kerb, bottomed out, the auto jumped and hit him and I got a puncture".

Sports Arena Unveils US Roster for Gold Cup
Author: 0 Arena Unveils US Roster for Gold Cup

Lichaj last featured in May 2016, coming off the bench against Puerto Rico, but he has made the 23-man group after being voted Forest's player of the season . "Anytime you're in the midst of World Cup Qualifying and very close to not only qualifying, but being at a World Cup a year later, you have to have a competitive environment", Arena said.

Sports Valtteri Bottas: Second Safety Car made podium possible
Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas: Second Safety Car made podium possible

Ferrari star Vettel was handed a 10-second stop-go penalty for "dangerous driving" after he deliberately drove into Hamilton s Mercedes while both were following the safety auto. His teammate Max Verstappen retired with engine problems, then Daniil Kvyat parked his Toro Rosso, prompting a safety auto which would eventually see Vettel and Hamilton collide behind it.

Sports Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championships to rest
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championships to rest

In a Facebook post on his official page, the 15-time Slam champion wrote: "I am very sorry to say that I am not going to be able to play Queen's next week". Nadal, the last Grand Slam victor in the French Open in 2014, had to fight with a number of injuries. In the French Open 2017, Nadal lost just 35 games and not a single set.

Author: 0 England crash out of Champions Trophy as Pakistan charge into final

While India and Pakistan contest the Champions Trophy final , England and South Africa prepare for their three-match T20 series, knowing they still do not have what it takes to win a one-day global trophy. Whenever he comes, he gets wickets. "If they want it to be completely neutral ground and bring all the teams into the tournament have no home advantage, I would keep it the same way".

Sports Flames add Hamonic to keep up with arms race in West
Author: 0 Flames add Hamonic to keep up with arms race in West

You don't give up as many first, second and third round draft picks as the Flames have this month unless you believe your cupboards are stocked with prospects and your big leaguers are on the cusp of breaking through as a group. But after an injury plagued and subpar 2016-17, when he played only 49 games and just a handful of those after the Islanders turned their season around under Doug Weight, GM Garth Snow chose to put Hamonic and his very affordable cap hit - he has three seasons left ...

Sports England captain Eoin Morgan rested for T20 decider against South Africa
Author: 0 England captain Eoin Morgan rested for T20 decider against South Africa

Alex Hales and Malan shared a second-wicket stand of 105 in 10.3 overs. But from 166 for three, England lost its next five wickets for 14 runs. It was the first time an England player had scored a half-century on his T20 debut, but South Africa fought back superbly in the closing stages as Dane Paterson took four wickets.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho faces accusation of tax fraud

Madrid president Florentino Perez stressed this week his side had no plans to sell the prized asset, but Figo insists no player or executive is bigger than the club when it comes to the Liga and European champions giants. "I'm sure he will speak to us about what has happened [with the tax case], which has obviously affected his credibility, and we'll see what happens".

Author: 0 Why Investors remained confident on Oracle Corporation (ORCL), General Electric Company (GE)?

Dnb Asset Management As who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $212.35 billion market cap company. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.49%. CLSA downgraded the shares of PPG in report on Friday, May 6 to "Outperform" rating. Mizuho Secs Usa reported 384,900 shares. The insider now directly owns 461,860 shares worth $23,231,558.

Sports Mahtook helps Tigers end 8-game skid, beat Padres 7-5
Author: 0 Mahtook helps Tigers end 8-game skid, beat Padres 7-5

Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton , right, gets congratulations from Nicholas Castellanos after scoring on a triple by Mikie Mahtook during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Sunday , June. Perdomo (2-4) allowed two hits and five walks with six strikeouts in six innings. Hedges, who hadn't played since being run over by Anthony Rizzo at Wrigley Field on Monday night, doubled to right-center, driving Spangenberg home.

Author: 0 Southgate: There is no magic wand to fix England

French President Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrive to attend a friendly soccer match between France and England at the Stade de France in Saint Denis, north of Paris , France , Tuesday, June 13, 2017 .

Sports Harvick wins for first time this season at Sonoma
Author: 0 Harvick wins for first time this season at Sonoma

It is his first career victory in 17 starts at Sonoma Raceway . Denny Hamlin came home fourth, followed by Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr ., who posted his second straight top 10. By then, Harvick had a comfortable lead of more than eight seconds-and just enough fuel in the tank of the No. 4 Ford Fusion to complete a celebratory burnout on the frontstretch.

Author: 0 Mayweather Promotions, Showtime putting on Mayweather-McGregor fight

This per UFC President Dana White , who appeared on SportsCenter to discuss the fight shortly after it was announced as official. "Negotiations went smooth. Wednesday evening brought confirmation that Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement so that he can welcome the mouthiest MMA fighter of all time to the boxing ring.

Sports Sixers GM takes jab at Danny Ainge following trade
Author: 0 Sixers GM takes jab at Danny Ainge following trade

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. Boston gets the No. 3 pick in Thursday's draft from Philadelphia, plus either a first-rounder in 2018 and 2019. This is a big night for Celtics fans, even if Boston no longer possesses the first overall pick courtesy of Danny Ainge's blockbuster with the Philadelphia 76ers .

Author: 0 Barcelona's Lionel Messi offers to pay extra fine to avoid jail sentence

The global superstar's agent has revealed his client could have joined Real Madrid instead of Barcelona when he was 13. Messi's terrific pace and his ability to take individual dribbling sprints makes him more effective. Neither Argentina captain Messi nor his father were expected to serve time in jail, as under Spanish law sentences under two years can be served under probation.

Sports Vegas holds all the cards with National Hockey League expansion draft list out
Author: 0 Vegas holds all the cards with National Hockey League expansion draft list out

The list of players available to Vegas was released over the weekend, with each team protecting seven forwards , three defencemen and one goalie, or eight skaters and a goalie. Louis Blues; Cesare Maniago, Minnesota North Stars; Joe Daley, Pittsburgh Penguins; Charlie Hodge, California Seals; Wayne Rutledge, Los Angeles; Garry Bauman, Minnesota; Doug Favell, Philadelphia; Roy Edwards, Pittsburgh; Gary Smith, California; and Don Caley, St.

Author: 0 West Indies clash abandoned due to rain

The first One-day global match between India and West Indies is on Friday, June 23, 2017. The Men in Blue were looking to Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a big finishing kick when the rain arrived. The hosts are chasing valuable ratings points to enhance their position in the ICC One-Day International rankings, in order to qualify automatically for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.

Author: 0 Lakers still "determined" to trade for Paul George trade

The Cavaliers eliminated Paul George's Pacers in a first-round sweep this postseason. Pritchard has yet to show an inclination to engage the Lakers, but has discussed deals with several teams - including Cleveland - in which the expectation of teams would be that George is a "one-year rental".

Sports Newcomer Malan leads England to series win vs South Africa
Author: 0 Newcomer Malan leads England to series win vs South Africa

With Tom Curran taking another two wickets and Mason Crane snaring the great AB de Villiers as his first worldwide victim, England beat South Africa by 19 runs at Cardiff . Jos Buttler took over the captaincy but it was Malan who was to become the headline act. If his second six - thumped straight into the River Taff off Morkel -was the most brutal strike in his clinical assault, then the most audacious was the shot that brought up his half-century from 31 balls.as Tahir was dinked ...

Sports Sensational Cilic sets up Lopez final at Queens
Author: 0 Sensational Cilic sets up Lopez final at Queens

Three years after failing to convert a match point in the Queen's Club title match against the Bulgarian, the 35-year-old left-hander avenged that loss with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 victory. In fact, some demons from 2014 emerged while Lopez was serving for the match. There was little between them and the match boiled down to one poor service game by Querrey early in the first set when Muller broke to love with a beautifully angled victor after chasing down a drop volley by the American.

Sports Murray: Shock defeat at Queen's Club won't affect Wimbledon
Author: 0 Murray: Shock defeat at Queen's Club won't affect Wimbledon

But he played like a champion to send title-holder Murray spinning out of the Aegon Championships 7-5 6-2, costing him vital match practice ahead of the defence of his Wimbledon crown, in two weeks time. Thompson had beaten David Ferrer in Brisbane in January and world number 15 Jack Sock in the Davis Cup in April, but this was his first Tour win against a player in the top 20 and by the far the biggest of his career.

Sports Record champion Nadal in French Open
Author: 0 Record champion Nadal in French Open

The 31-year-old lost only 35 games in seven matches and won the title without dropping a set for the third time. Third seed Wawrinka, having beaten world number one Andy Murray with a majestic display of firepower in a grueling semi-final, arrived full of hope as, at 32, he tried to become the oldest French Open victor since Andres Gimeno in 1972.

Sports Ricciardo wins thrilling Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Author: 0 Ricciardo wins thrilling Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Vettel crossed the line in fourth place with Hamilton in fifth. It is as clear as blue skies. "Some people don't like to own up to their own mistakes". But Vettel maintained that Hamilton was just as much to blame. "On the cool-down lap, I was just giggling like a little schoolboy". "I was controlling the pace so like all the other restarts I slowed down at the same spot but he was obviously sleeping so drove into the back of me", Hamilton said.

Sports Luis Figo says Cristiano Ronaldo is 'not indispensable' at Madrid
Author: 0 Luis Figo says Cristiano Ronaldo is 'not indispensable' at Madrid

A Spanish state prosecutor accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday. He is under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. Mr Mourinho has been accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012.

Author: 0 Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season

So Harvick chose to run the regional K&N Pro Series West race Saturday at Sonoma , winning that event. The entire fleet of Penske drivers chased him across the finish line as he recorded his forty-first win in the series , putting him only one victory behind Michael Andretti, who is third on the wins list.

Sports How to watch the 2017 National Basketball Association draft
Author: 0 How to watch the 2017 National Basketball Association draft

The 76ers acquired the top overall pick from Boston in exchange for their No. 3 selection and a future first-round pick, according to statements released by both teams. 3 that they would have taken at No. 1. "I thought they needed to get multiple assets back, at least three , maybe a player, something along those lines".

Author: 0 Time right for Socceroos at Confed Cup, says Cahill

But while they might be weakened, they certainly aren't weak, with plenty of talent and experience in the group. "They have young players but there is pressure on them to do well". The Socceroos qualified for the World Cup warm-up tournament by winning the Asian Cup in 2015 to be crowned Asian champions. Julian Brandt completed a good move by laying into striker Lars Stindl who rifled the ball past Matthew Ryan in the Auusies' goal.

Sports Juventus star turns down Chelsea move according to Italian source
Author: 0 Juventus star turns down Chelsea move according to Italian source

He... The Serie A outfit are waiting for a final decision from the player and his agent. If the talks go in the English champions' favour, the Brazil worldwide is set to become Chelsea's major summer signing. Marcos Alonso had a good season at left-wing-back, but Sandro is one of the best players in his position on the planet, and the opportunity to sign him was one that we simply not not allow to pass by.

Sports Josh Jackson Needs To Stick To Basketball After Terrible First Pitch
Author: 0 Josh Jackson Needs To Stick To Basketball After Terrible First Pitch

Jackson will play for the Suns in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He was ranked the No. 10 overall player in his class by ESPN. Let's hope Jackson's jumper is a bit more accurate than his pitches. "It's been a long process, but we're finally through it", Jackson said Friday. But what the Pelicans lack in guards, they make up for in the dynamic duo of All-Stars Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins down low.