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Ronaldo only leaving if a club pays €1billion exit clause, insists Perez

Meanwhile, his predecessor in the presidential hotseat, Ramon Calderon, has urged Perez to do everything within his power to keep Ronaldo , arguing it would be a "big mistake" to let the Portuguese star leave. "The sheikh of PSG is friend of mine and has not called me, I have not spoken with him or with anyone". The iconic player scored 25 goals in 29 La Liga appearances last term, accordin... [Full Article...]

TWEETS: The reaction to a disappointing Lions loss

TWEETS: The reaction to a disappointing Lions loss Incumbent skipper Sam Warburton has again been rested. Next up for the Lions are another Super Rugby franchise in the Crusaders on Saturday, when Farrell is expected to start at fly half. I thought we played pretty well and competed with a side that's got a very good record here at Eden Park . "(Wednesday's match) probably says the opposite but in areas we did well - it's just our disci... [Full Article...]

FIFA president Gianni Infantino 'extremely happy' with VAR

World football governing body FIFA is satisfied with the crowd attendance at the Confederations Cup games in Russia, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said after witnessing the Australia vs Germany game in Sochi. The competition hosts pressed forward from the outset, forcing the All Whites to clear two attempts off the line in quick succession, while a penalty shout was denied and a goal was... [Full Article...]

Florida State wins 6-4, knocks Cal State Fullerton from CWS

Florida State wins 6-4, knocks Cal State Fullerton from CWS Madrigal grounded out on the game's second pitch. He showed that he was not intimidated by the surroundings or the excitement. For Cal State Fullerton , Timmy Richards had a 2-run home run in the sixth that gave the Titans a 4-3 lead. "Eight walks", freshman Drew Mendoza said, "like, I don't think anybody on our team sees that as very much". "I thought I was going to get a double or triple; I... [Full Article...]

Highlights of French Open 14th day

Highlights of French Open 14th day The last player, male or female, to win their first career title at a major was Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 - incredibly on the Ostapenko was born, so perhaps it was just fate. Ostapenko seemed to be unravelling in the second set as a series of shots either stung the net or flew long, allowing Halep to move 3-0 ahead. "I fought for every point and I'm glad it finished my way". [Full Article...]

War of Words heats up ahead of first test

After biting his tongue for a week, Gatland fired back after the Lions overcame early tour difficulties to look sharp and well-drilled as they comprehensively outplayed the Maori All Blacks 32-10 in Rotorua on Saturday. Ireland hooker Rory Best will captain the Lions against the Chiefs , while Liam Williams of Wales is at full-back in the continued absence of Leigh Halfpenny , who m... [Full Article...]

Simona Halep back from brink to reach semi-finals

Simona Halep back from brink to reach semi-finals After Ostapenko celebrated her 20th birthday in spectacular fashion with a 7-6 (7/4) 3-6 6-3 semi-final victory over Timea Bacsinszky , Halep defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-4 3-6 6-3. The contest between Hales and Pliskova lasted for two hours. Ostapenko won the first set 7-6 (4). None of it worked well enough to win, although here is precisely how close the match was: Ostapenko won 106 poi... [Full Article...]

Cavaliers Open To Paul George Trade Without Long-Term Commitment

George , who has one year left on his contract, said he intends to play out his deal with the Pacers . George plans on playing the upcoming 2017-18 season with the Pacers but wanted to give them a chance to plan accordingly for a future that won't include him. [Full Article...]

Mbappe must prove himself at Monaco, claims Trezeguet

Mbappe must prove himself at Monaco, claims Trezeguet France. In fact, Real Madrid had been interested in the youngster for a while - even giving a then 13-year old Mbappe a two-day tour of their facilities five years back, something facilitated by the then advisor to President Florentino Perez, Zinedine Zidane. [Full Article...]

'Not the result we wanted', rues Ronaldo, after draw with Mexico

'Not the result we wanted', rues Ronaldo, after draw with Mexico Mexico striker Javier Hernandez cancelled out Quaresma's opener shortly before halftime and the two goals in an exciting last six minutes ensured the teams shared the points. They were second-best on the ball here, although they enjoyed the bulk of the chances and, on the balance of the second half, possibly deserved to win the game. [Full Article...]

Portugal & Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

And on the video referral system ( Portugal had a goal ruled out for offside by the video assistant referee): "It's the new rule". In all, being used for the first time, the VAR process was relatively quick, seamless, and accurate. There was later some doubt - and general confusion - over Soares' goal, which ultimately stood. "It is a little hard for the players", Chile coach Juan Antonio Piz... [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Queen's: Is the Wimbledon title dream over?

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Queen's: Is the Wimbledon title dream over? Rafael Nadal's win at Roland Garros extends his total record to 79 wins and two losses following his first victory in 2005. He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans. "I didn't expect this score", Moya said in the players' lounge shortly after the match. Nadal has not had to wait as long as Real Madrid did for a 10th European title but, for a man who won nine titles in 10 yea... [Full Article...]

Kumble Stays Back in London As Kohli & Boys Leave for West Indies

Kumble Stays Back in London As Kohli & Boys Leave for West Indies Although head coach Anil Kumble's contract is coming to an end, it is learnt that Dravid's contract includes a special condition due to which his contract can be extended. Extension of both Kumble and Dravid's contracts seems likely now. An earlier report stated that Dravid, like every other candidate for the post of the U-19 and India A coach, would have to go through an interview process a... [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal pivotal in Asensio's Madrid transfer, Perez reveals

De Gea was on the verge of joining Madrid in 2015, but the paperwork was not filed before the deadline and the deal collapsed. Many were sure the Spanish giants wanted a move particularly for De Gea, not only because he is an outstanding shot stopper, but also because he is Spaniard, who could be an ideal long-term player and probably replacement for Casillas. [Full Article...]

Don't quit Real, Zidane to Ronaldo

Ronaldo has reportedly told his Portugal team-mates that he is "determined" to walk away from the Spanish giants and "there is no going back". However, with Mourinho looking to build a solid unit to take on the Premier League and Europe, there is scepticism as to whether or not Ronaldo would fit in. [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confederations Cup

Right-back Cedric Soares appeared to have sealed an opening day three points for Portugal when he saw his 86th-minute effort deflected home but Moreno rose highest to ensure the points were shared. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo insists there is no reason to be alarmed by their opening draw in the Confederations Cup . "It is a little hard for the players", Chile coach Juan Antonio Pi... [Full Article...]

Bayern Release Statement On Ronaldo Links

Bayern Release Statement On Ronaldo Links He just wants to be the best player in the world. Prosecutors in Madrid have filed a complaint in which they accused Ronaldo of a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of his tax obligations, amounting to a figure of €14.7million. There is "no doubt" Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is now "the best player in the world" according to Brazilian legend Pele . He returned in 2009, as the ... [Full Article...]

NBA Players React To Game 3 of the 2017 Finals

The Warriors, already on the longest play-off win streak in National Basketball Association history, set the North American sports play-off win streak mark with their 15th consecutive triumph, moving past the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins' 14-game run from the 1992 and 1993 Stanley Cup play-offs. [Full Article...]

NBA players go insane on Twitter for NBA Finals Game 3 ending

NBA players go insane on Twitter for NBA Finals Game 3 ending Durant, still one win from the coveted championship he left Oklahoma City to get, scored 35 but got little help from Stephen Curry , who scored 14 on 4-of-13 shooting. He was also one win away from returning to the Finals past year with Oklahoma City but they squandered a 3-1 series lead to Golden State, who he joined a little over a month later. [Full Article...]

Man Utd have concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo bid

Man Utd have concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo bid Prosecutors in Madrid recently filed a complaint to a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon that accused the four-time Ballon d'Or victor of a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of his tax obligations, claiming the 32-year-old created a "business structure" in 2010 to hide earnings from image rights between 2011 and 2014, thus defrauding the Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million. [Full Article...]


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