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Ronaldo kept away from media spotlight after Portugal draw with Mexico

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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. 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. At the end of the match, the teams again exchanged goals - the Portuguese efforts of Cedric, it seemed, snatched victory but for a few seconds before the ... Read More »

Russian Federation sanctions backers fear Trump pressure to weaken bill

Treasury. Rep. Eliot Engel of NY, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he's concerned that sending the sanctions bill to the committee will give the Trump administration an opportunity to weaken legislation. However, the House parliamentarian found that the legislation violated a constitutional requirement - any bill that raises revenue for the government must originate in the House, something known as a "blue slip" violation. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2021 could be scrapped, warns David Richardson

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Sarfraz had to come out on the balcony of his home holding high the trophy as hundreds of fans lined up in the streets outside and near his residence chanted Pakistan Zindabad as patriotic songs were also played. "Credit to everyone for standing up and showing that resilience and reaching the finals, and today we were outplayed in all departments". "We just had to keep believing . Read More »

Could Clippers move DeAndre Jordan?

In an offseason where the Clippers might lose Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to free agency, it appears the front office may be taking the franchise toward a rebuilding process. "The Suns, however, are believed to have balked at the overture". Los Angeles on the other hand, ranked oldest in average team age during the 2016-2017 season, and are without a pick in the upcoming draft. Read More »

Farm loan waiver: Opposition corners Capt Amarinder govt

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The Punjab government further announced to waive loans, raised from institutional sources, of families of those farmers who had committed suicide in the state. Alleging that governance had been a "major casualty" in the previous government, Amarinder said his government was phasing out the "pseudo reforms" unleashed by the previous government by re-engineering the processes to achieve genuine reforms focused on the welfare of the people, as well as ease and freedom of doing business in ... Read More »

George informs Pacers he will leave in '18

Beyond that, he's not sure. "I'm all about trying to make this team better", George said Thursday at a charity softball game. If he does sign with the Lakers in free agency following the 2017-18 season, then George can sign a four-year deal worth up to $130 million. Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers involved in Paul George trade talks

That removes a major hurdle which could discourage many teams trading for George . Basically the Lakers would have the #2 pick, Russell, Ingram, George , Randle, and Clarkson if they sign him straight up, or remove Randle and Clarkson from that list and add another legit National Basketball Association starter and the Lakers could be back in business, which is why for me it makes the most sense to trade for him NOW. Read More »

Wounded congressman sends Father's Day message

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Scalise is now "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", the hospital said. The congressman grievously wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice is delivering a Father's Day message through his Twitter account. Read More »

Boris Becker declared bankrupt by British court

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It was a crushing fall from grace for Becker, who was once reputedly worth $35 million and who stunned... But the judge responded: " He should have thought about that a long time ago ". Becker, 49, wasn't present in court, but his representatives - who characterized him as "not a sophisticated individual when it comes to finances" - requested another 28-day adjournment, although creditors had been seeking payment since October 2015. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2021 in doubt, ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years

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Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman was picked as Dhawan's opening partner after the younger player aggregated 252 runs in four matches at an impressive strike-rate of 113. India and Pakistan have had hostile relations since the violent partition of British India in 1947 and the 1965 war. Irrespective of the result, I am sure, we will always remember this unbelievable comeback from the team that was expected to crash out in the first round itself. Read More »

LeBron James leaving Cleveland Cavaliers for Los Angeles Clippers?

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He is most known for his legendary buzzer-beating three-pointer in Game 4 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals against the Sacramento Kings while playing for Los Angeles, giving the Lakers a 100-99 win and evening up the series at 2-2. Bulls' star Jimmy Butler is reportedly pushing for a trade to Cleveland to team up with Irving and James . The Cavs have made the NBA Finals in each of the last three seasons, defeating the Golden State Warriors a year ago to win their first-ever title. Read More »

Lakers offer Pacers two first-round picks and player for Paul George

On Sunday, it was reported that the Pacers' star wants out of IN and won't re-sign with them when he's a free agent IN 2018. Paul George's days with the Pacers are now numbered. The Lakers are correcting a mistake from last offseason, but it cost them a young, talented player. Where do the Lakers fit in all this fiasco? George and Reggie Jackson are really good friends, but Jackson may not be in Detroit much longer, which would end any slim chances the team would have at ... Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Meawnhile, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of evading 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in tax at Real Madrid . Why are Spanish football stars in legal trouble? This assumes, however, that Ronaldo is still a Madrid player, with a source confirming to ESPN FC that he wants to leave Madrid and Spain as a result of accusations from the Spanish tax authorities and the media. Read More »

Start of Confed Cup is great holiday for Russia: Sports minister

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The opening ceremony turned the St. Petersburg Arena into the setting for a spectacular and bright show, with more than 2,000 actors involved in the performance. The Soviet Union took the honours in that game by defeating New Zealand 3-0. Asked if his team could have been more aggressive, Hudson's response was emphatic. Read More »

NSW coach Daley takes swipe at Origin refs

Cameron Smith and Billy Slater combined to send winger Dane Gagai over for the leveller, before the mercurial champion Johnathan Thurston - returning from injury and playing in his farewell series - buried the match-winning conversion from out wide. Read More »

Ioane surprise in All Blacks to face Lions

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His men have bullied oppositions into frustrating fumbles and faithless fisticuffs. "They can't run around throwing the ball around, making mistakes and turning the ball over". "I have enjoyed working with him". Looking at the lineups, there has never been a test match of this quality. NEVER mind the anti-climax of a game between the Lions and Maori All Blacks , when the hosts could not find a way out of the strangle-hold from the dominant tourists, but there was a lot of rugby ... Read More »

Not alone: 49 attractive 'angels' watched over Pulse early this morning

A year after gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in Orlando's Pulse nightclub , his widow, Noor Salman, is now awaiting trail, accused of helping her husband carry out the massacre on June 12, 2016. One year later, Murrieta reflected on the tragedy. Choking back sobs, Poma said she missed everything about Pulse, whose site will become a permanent memorial. Read More »

Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31

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. Perez said 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". Read More »

Confed Cup: Chicharito Scores As Resilient Mexico Hold Portugal

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Mexico's Hector Moreno, right, celebrates with his teammates scoring his side's second goal during the 2017during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, . The FIFA Player of the Year, who had scored 11 goals in seven games coming into Sunday's encounter, was perhaps not as influential as usual but was still named man-of-the-match. Read More »

Packers' Guion charged in Hawaii with intoxicated driving

Green Bay's Letroy Guion is back in trouble with the law. He was released after posting a $500 bond. Guion's agent, Seth Katz , declined to comment on the arrest. He said Guion was on vacation in Hawaii and Wednesday was his birthday. Not only did the team take defensive tackle Kenny Clark in the first round of last year's National Football League draft, but the Packers also signed veteran defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois in March and drafted Auburn defensive tackle Montravius ... Read More »

Lakers, Pacers engaged in Paul George trade discussions before NBA Draft

The news didn't come as a surprise to National Basketball Association fans. Los Angeles has explored other options, and will likely continue to do so up until the draft. Paul George's days with the Pacers are now numbered. Paul George has made it known that he won't be in IN for much longer. George's camp has informed the Pacers that the four-time All-Star intends to leave in the summer of 2018 when he becomes a free agent, two people with knowledge of the situation told The ... Read More »

BCCI tried to mediate between Kumble, Kohli: Shukla

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It was reported that the three-member CAC, comprising of former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman who are tasked to find the new coach for the Indian cricket team, was also willing to retain Kumble. He was a direct entry into the coach selection process while the others who applied for the post were Virender Sehwag , Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh. Read More »

Real boss is 'not contemplating' Ronaldo leaving

Manchester united have been dire in front of goal in recent seasons, in fact, in the 2015/2016 season, the team scored a total of 49 goals in the league, while Ronaldo scored 48 league goals in the previous season for Real Madrid . Last Friday (16 June) it emerged that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor was "outraged" following allegations he knowingly failed to pay up to £13m ($16.6m) in taxes to the Spanish authorities. Read More »

ICC ODI Rankings: Pakistan climb up to sixth spot, India on second

There is a pall of gloom in India after the team lost Champions Trophy final against its arch rival Pakistan. The Indian subcontinent was partitioned by the British in 1947 into a Hindu-dominated but secular India and the Islamic state of Pakistan, amid widespread rioting and bloodshed - the memory of which is kept alive by both sides. Read More »

Richard Jefferson Compares David Griffin to Cubs GM Theo Epstein

One has to wonder if Griffin and Gilbert disagreed on the major transaction the Cavs need to make this offseason to catch up to the Warriors. As of June 19, there were serious talks that the team had interest from the Indiana Pacers for their star forward Paul George or the Chicago Bulls for their star player, Jimmy Butler. Read More »

Ainge sees no risk in making trade

The Celtics will receive a 2018 first round pick (via the Los Angeles Lakers ), as long as it falls between No. 2 and No. 5 in the draft. However, the Celtics will receive the lesser pick if either 2019 pick is No. "It's enourmous. For the first time in five years, six years - we have an actual basketball team where all the pieces seem to fit together and the guys can play together and they're all good, probably". Read More »

Ronaldo's tax fraud case to be heard on July 31

Amid swirling reports that Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid and return to Manchester United , comes a fresh report from Spain's Marca that Mourinho is not in favor of a big-money move to sign the reigning Ballon d'Or victor. Speaking on Onda Cero's El Transistor programme, Perez said, "Cristiano isn't someone who is motivated by money". Asked if this was a tactic from Ronaldo to get the club to pay for a fine that could reach the £35m mark, Perez added: 'The question makes no ... Read More »

Lawes impresses but British & Irish Lions suffer defeat

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Incumbent skipper Sam Warburton has again been rested. But that bemused All Blacks coach Hansen, who felt Gatland must have been searching for "a bit of humour" in making the comparison to the world champion. He's got them over the gain line. The challenge is to come together as quick as we can. "We are facing some of the best rugby players in the world but we have some of the world's best in this team , too, so it will be a fantastic clash". Read More »

Portugal is close to containing wildfire that killed 64

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On Tuesday, members of the UME battled the fire at Cernache do Bonjardim, a village 20 kilometres away from Pedrogao Grande, where the deadliest forest fire in Portugal's recent history began on Saturday. Reports from numerous media outlets that an air tanker crashed in Portugal on Tuesday appear to be false. Spokesman Fausto Coutinho said: "it could have been a odd coincidence, with a plane passing over and an explosion occurring on the ground at the same time ". Read More »

Flawless shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

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They are 15-0 and will trying to finish the NBA's first ideal postseason with a victory over Cleveland on Friday in Game 4. No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit. Thinking back to the fact that the Warriors ended the game on an 11-0 run, James would have been on plus-18 with three minutes remaining in game three. Read More »

Arsenal unveil new home kit for upcoming 2017/18 season

Pires has told Arsenal to keep Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez AND buy Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette . - Dan (@arsenalfan198) June 21, 2017You can order the new arsenal home kit with "Welbeck 7" on the back. You can rest easy knowing Arsenal have no plans to sell their star duo, whether they sign new contracts beyond next season is still undecided though... Read More »

Confederations Cup | Portugal 2 - Mexico 2

Portugal had a goal disallowed in the first half after the referee consulted with the video assistant referee - and once more it provoked a storm of controversy. Neither team could get a foothold on the game as it got underway once more, Portugal's next best chance before the hour mark being Pepe nodding wide from a good cross, only to see the offside flag raised anyway. Read More »