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Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud in Spain

The accusations come as Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was summoned to appear before a judge next month, accused of tax evasion of 14.7 million euros. And, according to ESPN , Old Trafford chiefs are making progress on the deal but are still yet to agree a fee with Real Madrid . Last year, Barcelona's Argentinian star Lionel Messi and his father were accused of evading €4.1 million ($4.57 million) in tax in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Read More »

Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

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The 54-year-old Portuguese, who coached the Spanish La Liga giants from 2010 to 2013, was accused of "two offences against the public treasury", the office said in a statement. The 29-year-old is the latest Argentinian player to come under scrutiny from the Spanish tax authorities. Also past year, Barcelona star Lionel Messi and father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of tax fraud and given 21-month sentences, which will likely be suspended. Read More »

Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass

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He said: "There has been a little while since I played a very good Wimbledon ". He said: "This tournament, I have been playing great during the whole event since the beginning". It will be headed by world number one and defending champion Andy Murray . It's Nadal's 15th grand slam win in the career. He is expected to stop traveling with his nephew next year, with former grand slam victor Carlos Moya - now Nadal's co-coach - taking on more of the load. Read More »

Suns, Josh Jackson share mutual excitement over KU freshman falling to Phoenix

Kansas' Josh Jackson, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Phoenix Suns as the fourth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. "I'm here with my family, and it can't be better than that". "I'm just super excited to be in this situation, to be part of New Orleans and the organization means the world to me, to be in the National Basketball Association". Read More »

Knicks are considering trade of Porzingis

The Knicks are listening to trade talks about Kristaps Porzingis , right, according to reports . However, he did note the Knicks haven't been intrigued by any offers yet. Smith is well-known for his, um, enthusiastic opinions, and the ESPN talking head and Knicks fan has been given plenty of fodder since the National Basketball Association season ended by the decision-making of New York GM Phil Jackson . Read More »

Addison Russell 'Here to Stay' as He Returns to Wrigley Field

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Pittsburgh feeling the pressure ahead of Game 5Dramatic Game 3 ends on KD's. For the second time in as many days, Major League Baseball announced it will investigate an accusation of domestic violence against a player. Russell said his personal life - there were social media hints that he was having problems with his wife going back to late April - has had no effect on his play of late. Read More »

Arsenal submit €50m offer for Alexandre Lacazette

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The Sun is reporting that the north London outfit are poised to sign the France worldwide in a club-record deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon. Lyon have already landed his replacement, with a £16.5million deal for Chelsea's Bertrand Traore on a five-year deal. Read More »

Knicks Select 18-Year-Old Point Guard Ntilikina At No. 8

The two teams that have made a decision to dive into the Porzingis sweepstakes so far appear to be the Phoenix Suns and the Boston Celtics . According to Wojnarowski, the Knicks met with 7-foot draft prospect Lauri Markkanen , whose size and shooting ability, in Jackson's eyes, makes him a possible target as a Porzingis replacement with the eighth pick in the draft. Read More »

KU's Jackson headlines group of athletic forwards in NBA Draft

Silver has talked about changing the NBA's limit, saying the current rule that American-born players must be 19 and a year out of high school, but teams seem just fine with the current system. "When I kind of got reintegrated into this process, right after the season was over, he was one of the guys that it was clear that we were targeting". Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

After shaking the hand of Commissioner Silver, Fultz remained calm but was excited when he spoke after his post-selection. "It's going to do whatever we need to do to win". "The worldwide players are all subject to agreements with their clubs", Colangelo said. "He's a 6'4" point guard out of Washington State. When Fultz was cut from the high school team, the Celtics had recently acquired the pick from the Brooklyn Nets in July 2013. Read More »

Kansas basketball fans proud of Josh Jackson

I started to lose faith and I was falling behind other guys that were playing so well. Jackson averaged 16.3 points per game while posting a 96.0 defensive rating and 5.7 defensive box plus/minus for the Jayhawks last season. "There was something that he didn't want to play for the Celtics", he said. In evaluating the talent in this year's draft, it sounds like the Boston Celtics were looking for leaders off the court as well as on the court. Read More »

Cavs Can't Trade Kevin Love, Now Out On Paul George, Jimmy Butler

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Trade rumors surrounding Jimmy Butler have persisted for several years, with the rumor mill churning out new stories nearly hourly this offseason. With seemingly a wide margin between the top two teams in the National Basketball Association, the Cavaliers are in a bit of a tough spot as they know they need to add talent to contend with the Warriors, but they are also tight against the cap and have an unsettled future after next season. Read More »

76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

Fultz averaged 23.3 points a game, 5.7 rebounds a game and 5.9 assists a game in his lone college season. "An All-ACC Freshman First Team selectee, the Magic may landed a gem in this pick as Isaac possess a freakish 9'0.5" standing wing span. Read More »

Ronaldo header gives Portugal win over Confed Cup hosts Russia

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The European champions struggled to kill off the game despite several chances and could have conceded when Georgy Dzhikiya headed narrowly over in stoppage time. "Luís came here (for the press conference) because I'm one hundred percent certain to see him on the pitch", he said. "This was the first time Portugal has won in Russian Federation and I think we played very well". Read More »

Confederations Cup 2017: Russia, New Zealand primed for opener

The Confederations Cup has kicked off with host nation Russian Federation opening the World Cup rehearsal tournament against New Zealand . Russian fan leader Alexander Shprygin has been barred from the Confederations Cup before the opening match in Saint Petersburg on Saturday which saw the hosts beat New Zealand 2-0. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep to claim French Open crown

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko , right, and Romania's Simona Halep hold their trophy after their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Paris . I'm sad I couldn't win it but it was a great experience. I love you guys. And also I think my character is like that. Ostapenko's 50th victor of the match was another half-volley, helping her to a 5-3 lead, which she then converted against the serve by thumping Halep's delivery ... Read More »

Sergey Kovalev to appeal Andre Ward stoppage over low blows

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Kovalev contended the blows were fouls and demanded another immediate rematch, but his less-than-fearsome posture prior to the climax indicated the intangible tide had already turned and effectively took the teeth out of yet another "I'll kick his a- (next time )" post-fight promise. Read More »

New Zealand vs. Portugal in 2017 Confederations Cup

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US soccer fans can watch the group games live, as aired by Fox Sports on channels FS1 or FS2, which will show one of each of the concurrent matches . Ronaldo was on target in the eighth minute to silence the 42,759-strong crowd at Moscow's Spartak Stadium, and was named man-of-the-match as after their first game against Mexico . Read More »

Expansion Vegas Golden Knights make their roster choices

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Ahead of the expansion draft , teams scrambled to protect assets they were forced to expose to Vegas under the expansion rules, causing a flurry of trades and side deals. "[McPhee] was looking for younger players or high draft picks, and at the end of the day, I just felt that we had to do what the Expansion Draft was set out to do and that was to lose a player". Read More »

'I don't care': Aussie coach tetchy ahead of Confed opener

Now in its tenth year, Australia has earned a spot at the competition after winning the Asian Cup in 2015. "We don't know why the second half we were so good compared with the first half". It was more poor goalkeeping from German custodian Leno again, as he spilled out a shot from Rogic straight to Tomi Juric to net. "We don't know why the second half we were so good compared with the first half", he said. Read More »

National Basketball Association draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

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For No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Markelle Fultz , that involved Chick-fil-A. CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have put The Process in the hands of Washington guard Markelle Fultz . Despite the precautionary steps, Embiid played in only 31 games and needed surgery on his left knee in March. Last season, the 76ers held the top pick for the first time since drafting Hall of Famer Allen Iverson in 1996 and selected Ben Simmons . Read More »

Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in making 2 trades at NHL draft

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The St. Louis Blues acquired center Brayden Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers in completing two trades during the first round of the National Hockey League draft Friday night. The season before he netted 26 goals. Thomas' first season with the Knights was in 2015-16, when London won the Memorial Cup; he compares his style of play with that of Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar and Nashville center Mike Fisher. Read More »

Louis' Jayson Tatum Could Be the 3rd Overall NBA Draft Pick

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Colangelo orchestrated a blockbuster trade that became finalized on Monday. With this new deal in mind, the Sixers will probably take Markelle Fultz , the dynamic guard out of Washington University. "He's super explosive. He's super talented. It's just something about the basketball court that touches me, it makes me feel like nothing is wrong on the court". Read More »

Ward leads record American challenge at Royal Ascot

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He has huge gears and he is never in trouble. Trainer John Gosden said Jack Hobbs was not suited to the good-to-firm surface. "It wasn't really the plan to go that quick with Toscanini". The event is a favorite of the Queen's , and Kate's attendance a year ago drew much attention, as her outfit-a white lace Dolce & Gabbana dress-was heralded as an appropriately sophisticated and summery choice (she matched it with a white fascinator). Read More »

Sports Results of All Confederations Cup Matches Played on Wednesday

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Although a draw would be enough to carry the team to the semifinals, Mexico still has a decent chance of finishing in first place of Group A through a convincing win. A draw for Russian Federation could be enough, although they would then be relying on New Zealand to pull off a seismic footballing shock and beat Portugal by a hefty goal margin. Read More »

Rod Beard's National Basketball Association mock draft 3.0

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History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with one of the team's fiercest rivals. If not, then the Celtics could use their 2019 pick instead which they received via the Sacramento Kings. At the University of Washington, Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists. Read More »

Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension

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The $25 million per year in new money is the richest contract ever in the National Football League, beating out the $24.8 million a year Andrew Luck got from Indianapolis. He has shown dramatic improvement each season in his career and was at his best previous year when he led seven fourth-quarter comebacks while completing a career-high 63.8 percent of his passes. Read More »

It's Jayson Tatum to Celtics at No. 3 in draft

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Jackson averaged 10.9 points and 2.5 rebounds on 47.3 percent shooting during his freshman season. "He combines that with an advanced, diversified skill level and flashes of two-way potential, which makes it easy to see why Tatum has been a top rated prospect all season long". Read More »

Costa prepared to dig heels in over Chelsea exit

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Marina Granovskaia, who is said to be at the helm for negotiations at the London club, is demanding £50 million from Atletico Madrid in exchange for Costa's services as the player is still only 28-years-old, and could give them five years at the top of his game. Read More »

German striker Werner expects tough test from physical Aussies

Make no mistake, they are still a strong side, and other teams will fear the ever-so-brilliant German players in the Confederations Cup . Julian Draxler stepped up and converted from the spot. "The Confed Cup is like a gift for me", said Germany's head coach Joachim Loew . Although neither team had found the twine by the break, Sanchez's entry into play 15 minutes after play resumed was the key in La Roja's victory, given that he helped manufacture both goals for his squad on Sunday. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud

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Mourinho, 63, is yet to comment on the accusation. "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", the statement said. Messi and his father, Jorge, were found guilty on three counts of defrauding the tax department to the tune of about £3.5million. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offense and the ... Read More »

Timberwolves get Butler, pick in trade with Bulls for players, pick

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The Chicago Bulls trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves took place on the night of the NBA Draft when the Bulls sent three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to Minnesota along with the No. "And they took a chance on me in 2011 with the 30th pick, so I'm forever grateful for that". He tore the ACL in his left knee against the Pistons last February and has been rehabbing the injury since. Read More »

Lonzo Ball, Boston Celtics among top NBA Draft storylines to watch

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Assuming he does get drafted by the Lakers , Lonzo will one day play a part in trying to recruit LeBron James to the team. Come see me when he does. "No matter who you are, no matter who has checked in or who potentially will check in, they're gonna be told that Paul George is gonna play the season out and then he's gonna go to the Lakers , that that's his plan". Read More »