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Wenger eager to keep Arsenal talisman

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Mbappe's team-mate Thomas Lemar is also a target for Wenger but it is unclear whether Monaco will allow any more players to leave following the departure of Bernardo Silva and the likely exit of Tiemoue Bakayoko. "Wenger is a great man". "If Mbappé were to sign for Arsenal tomorrow, it would be for him". Either it goes through an intermediate club, or it goes directly into a large club. Read More »

BCCI arrive at a truce over finance model

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It is worth mentioning here that the new figures represent a US$ 4 million drop for each of the eight boards, however Zimbabwe Cricket retains the same share that was presented to it in April i.e., $94 million. "We haven't yet arrived on a final amount but it will be more than Dollars 400 million", the official said. They are followed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, which will pocket United States dollars 139 million. Read More »

Indian convicted of spying seeks pardon from Pakistan

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In a statement, the military said Kulbhushan Jadhav in his petition has "admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities" in Pakistan. Jadhav had sought "forgiveness" for his actions, it added. This comes against the backdrop of the ICJ at The Hague asking India and Pakistan to make their pleas by September and December respectively, so that it can decide on the case. Read More »

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

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There is the outside chance the Celtics hold onto the third pick and select one of Washington's Markelle Fultz , UCLA's Lonzo Ball or Kansas' Josh Jackson . And that means the Celtics could be gearing up for more moves soon. They're getting the player they want. The player Philadelphia wants is clear: The 76ers wouldn't say it Monday, but they're going to take Fultz barring something cataclysmic happening before Thursday. Read More »

F1 schedule: France, Germany return; Malaysia out

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The calendar, released on Monday , features no real surprises - it had been announced several months ago that Paul Ricard Circuit will host the first French Grand Prix since 2008, and Hockenheim has a unique contract to host a Grand Prix event in Germany every other year. Read More »

Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, 3rd draft picks

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This past Monday, I actually went to Boston and they put me through a workout and it was great. "It just shows you what the NBA's about", Fultz, 19, said at a news conference at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan on Wednesday. There are some conditions on the future first-rounder Boston gets out of this deal. If this was any other year, Smith could be in the conversation as the top overall pick. Read More »

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

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Jackson now sits as the third pick in ESPN's Chad Ford's final mock draft, which would project him going to the Boston Celtics after the team traded down, swapping their first overall pick with the Philadelphia 76ers' third pick. "I talked about that with coach Brad Stevens ", Tatum said. "I'm looking to get stronger". "So I don't really see how people would think two guys like me and Jaylen playing together would be any type of issue at all". Read More »

Cavaliers join teams in on Jimmy Butler

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And recent reports of the Bulls engaged in trade talks for Butler had some wondering if it would be enough for Wade to leave the money on the table. It didn't work out that way, as the Bulls slipped to 41-41, their worst record in seven seasons, and Wade frequently showed his age, never more so than when he was denied by the rim on a would-be dunk in April. Read More »

Portugal claims 1st win at Confederation Cup

It was before the groups for Confederations Cup had been announced, and Mexico was even criticized for scheduling a pushover opponent like New Zealand . "I was very offended and I heard some insults in my direction in Spanish". "Unfortunately for us, those chances did not yield any goals". These two teams would normally have no experience against each other, but they actually played a friendly past year. Read More »

Afghanistan and Ireland get Test status

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The ICC made the announcement on Thursday after "a recommendation that their applications met newly approved member criteria". Both nations will now be eligible to play Test cricket, thereby increasing the number of Test-playing countries to 12. Read More »

Diego Costa only interested in Atletico Madrid transfer?

The Spain worldwide recently revealed that he was informed by Conte that he was no longer wanted at the club via a text message, as reported by The Guardian . The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Premier League champions are interested in signing Alves this summer to bolster their options ahead of a return to the Champions League next term. Read More »

Palace eager to appoint Pellegrino | Crystal Palace

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Palace have been looking for a manager since Sam Allardyce resigned and apparently retired from football management in May after five months at Selhurst Park . I Nerazzuri struggled in both domestic and continental tournaments under the Dutchman and, as the Inter faithful turned on the former Rangers star, he was handed his P45 on 6th November as a result. Read More »

José Mourinho accused of £2.9m tax fraud

Prosecutors said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of €1.15 million in 2014. He is now embroiled in an ongoing issue with Spanish prosecutors who have accused him of avoiding tax totalling nearly £13million. Read More »

Mets downed by Dodgers in series loss to Dodgers

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Between innings, Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Reyes , two Mets players with unimpugnable character , stopped Puig and talked to him about home-run trot. Puig said Cespedes told him he needed to run harder but that he disagreed with Cespedes' assessment. "We've got bigger problems than somebody's home run trot right now", manager Terry Collins said. Read More »

Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades

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The Golden Knights used their Flames' pick - they were required to select one player off each existing team - on Engelland despite him being a free agent, a fact that he said flattered him and made him feel wanted. Vegas landed a first rounder in 2017 and a second in 2019 from NY _ all to likely keep the Knights from selecting one of Brock Nelson, Calvin de Haan, or perhaps Ryan Strome. Read More »

Mexico score last minute equaliser in thrilling draw with Portugal

Portugal did eventually take the lead on 34 minutes though, when Ronaldo broke through into the Mexico box and played a lovely pass to Ricardo Quaresma , who was completely unmarked on the right, and slotted past Guillermo Ochoa . In Renato Sanches they have one of the brightest young talents in the world game and the young Bayern Munich star came off the bench on Saturday to provide a crucial assist to wrap things up as Portugal beat Serbia 2-0. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud

They also circulated a copy of a tax document dated 3 July, 2015, which covers the period in question. The accusations against Mr Mourinho , now the manager of Manchester United , date back to his time as coach at Real Madrid . It has been alleged that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor has paid insufficient taxes between 2011 and 2014, with the earnings related to image rights. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused of evading €3.3 million (S$5.1 million) in tax at Real Madrid , the public prosecutor's office in Madrid announced. The agency published copies of the certificates. Ronaldo has been accused of tax fraud worth €14.8 million (R216 million) between 2011 and 2014. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. Read More »

Winds whip up intrigue for final round US Open

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Newly-crowned US Open champion Brooks Koepka has revealed he nearly quit golf while leading a tournament. Rickie Fowler , urged on by the biggest galleries at Erin Hills , turned in a scrappy outward nine mixing two birdies with a bogey to sit three back of the leader. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31

He's coaching Manchester United . Jose Mourinho now manages Manchester United . A Spanish prosecutor alleges that the Portuguese didn't declare income received from image rights, "in order to get an illicit benefit". The agency published copies of the certificates. Last week , a Spanish prosecutor accused Ronaldo of failing to pay accused him of failing to pay €14.7 million toward image rights that he earned from 2011 through 2014, according to ESPN FC . Read More »

Portuguese wildfires: report from Pedrogao Grande

A massive forest fire in central Portugal has killed at least 61 people, many of them burned to death in their cars. Many of those who died burnt in their cars as they fled. Valdemar Alves , the mayor of Pedrogao Grande , said the region "cannot remember a tragedy of these proportions". Interior Minister Jorge Gomes said 18 of those burned to death had been trapped in their cars engulfed by flames on the road between Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera. Read More »

Andre Ward scores TKO win over Sergey Kovalev in 8th round

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That doesn't mean, however, that this victory was without controversy. Kovalev has voiced his displeasure about Ward in April and in recent days. In a boxing world where we're willing to suspend our disbelief and allow for the possibility that an MMA fighter could knock out the best fighter of his generation, can we not consider the idea that the best pound for pound fighter in the world could become heavyweight champion? “When he cant get you out of there he fades, ” Ward said. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko makes French Open final after win over Timea Bacsinszky

Now she stands one match away from becoming the first unseeded player in the professional era to win the women's title at the French Open and the first Latvian grand slam champion. "But then, like, first match was a tough match, as well, and I won it". Jelena Ostapenko described reaching the French Open final as "a nice gift" after beating Timea Bacsinszky in the battle of the birthday girls on Thursday. Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho accused of Spanish tax fraud

Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup playing for Portugal , has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. Ronaldo has limited himself to saying that he has a "clear conscience" and is "always" innocent, but has not spoken publicly since it was reported that he wants to leave Real Madrid . Read More »

Pacquiao: Patronizing Mayweather-McGregor fight up to fans

The likelihood of that actually happening? " Conor McGregor is huge", UFC president White told Conan. Unless Aug. 26 was reserved exclusively for his stable of pugilists. He is absolutely 100 per cent positive that he wins this fight and I stopped doubting Conor McGregor a long time ago. We see McGregor aiming for the knockout early, before Mayweather gets in his bag and figures out the UFC superstar, picking him apart and cruising to his 50th victory. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Makes History at the French Open

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Rafael Nadal , the King of Clay , once again dominated the red courts of Roland Garros to win his record breaking 10th French Open title. Wawrinka is no slouch; he owns three major titles, including one from Roland Garros, and had never lost a Grand Slam final. Read More »

McPhee ready for bidding war on exposed players

So who might the Golden Knights select? Neal is still 29 years old as well and will turn 30 just before the season starts, and the Golden Knights could do worse than pick up Neal, but they'll have to find someone to set him up as Neal isn't much of a playmaker. Read More »

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confederations Cup

Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio has warned his players not to be complacent ahead of their match with New Zealand (Thursday 6am NZT), saying that the All Whites have a similar team spirit to the All Blacks. Leeds United's Chris Wood gave the All Whites a first-half lead but second-half goals by Benfica's Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta sealed victory. Read More »