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Scotland miss out at Hockey World League semi-final

Scotland miss out at Hockey World League semi-final But Netherlands , nearly cruelly kept India out in the second half. The Netherlands handed out India its first defeat, prevailing 3-1, in their match at the Hockey World League League semifinal here on Tuesday. Valentin Verga completed the scoring nine minutes from the end to ensure The Netherlands moved to the top of Pool B thanks to a superior goal difference over India. [Full Article...]

Philadelphia 76ers Talking Draft Pick Trade

Philadelphia 76ers Talking Draft Pick Trade As a result, the Sixers are three days away from selecting Washington point guard Markelle Fultz first overall in the National Basketball Association draft. The Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said that "he feels the player they would have selected No. 1 will still be on the board at No. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud

His official and legal representatives from Gestifute said in a statement (via Reuters): "There is no tax evasion scheme". They also circulated a copy of a tax document dated July 3, 2015, which covers the period in question. A prosecutor said he did not declare income from the use of his image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". A statement from the Attorney General's Office confir... [Full Article...]

Li last at US Open, but values the experience

Li last at US Open, but values the experience I'm not a big fan of losing, I don't think anyone out here is. "Every part of the game is going to have to work well this week if I want to have a chance here on Sunday afternoon", Johnson said. Heavy rain earlier in the week had softened the greens and taken the speed out of the fairways, and some golfers coped better than others in adapting to the new feel of the course. [Full Article...]

Manchester City complete deal to sign goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica

Manchester City complete deal to sign goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica Having agreed a five-year deal, he played several games for Benfica B and was initially understudy to Brazil's national team first choice keeper Julio Cesar before becoming Benfica's first choice throughout the 2016/17 campaign as the Eagles secured a league and cup double. [Full Article...]

FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

Pepe says his Portugal and Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo can handle the pressure of the tax-evasion scandal clouding his club future, ahead of Wednesday's Confederations Cup clash against hosts Russian Federation. "We played really well at times, circulating the ball", he said. "We [also] know they can be risky if you give them time and space on the ball, so we're going to look... [Full Article...]

Fowler focusing on positives despite another major disappointment

Fowler focusing on positives despite another major disappointment Rory McIlroy might have summed it up best, "not your typical US Open setup, but I'm a big fan". Only 31 golfers managed to get below par during the event. But rain-softened Erin Hills was a new U.S. Open course and a much different creature than most of the previous hosts. On Friday, Li birdied two of his final three holes to make the cut, even hitting the flagstick with his approach shot a... [Full Article...]

Murray out on day of 1st-round shocks at Queen's

Five-time victor Murray was bidding for his third successive Queen's Club crown, but will now look to evoke the spirit of 2012 when he fell at the first hurdle but proceeded reach the Wimbledon final. The second-seeded Wawrinka was beaten by big-serving Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 7-5, with the Spanish player sealing victory off a net cord from a sliced backhand return. [Full Article...]

Mourinho 'in compliance' with all his tax obligations

Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against the current Manchester United manager on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012. The Portugal forward is now under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. After the accusation, Ronaldo has been reported by the Spanish media to be telling his teammates that he does not w... [Full Article...]

British Lions vs Chiefs 2017 rugby June internationals: Three Keys

Winger Nowell dived through a pile of bodies to score the first try of the match in the 25th minute after some eye-catching build-up play from Williams and Dan Biggar. The Chiefs may have been weakened by All Blacks call-ups, but they were restricted to just two Stephen Donald penalties , both in the first half. [Full Article...]

French far-right bars founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on birthday

French far-right bars founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on birthday He didn't say if ministers under corruption suspicions would keep their jobs. "For the first time under the (postwar) Fifth Republic, the National Assembly will be deeply renewed, more diverse, younger", the party's acting president, Catherine Barbaroux, said. [Full Article...]

Celtics, 76ers complete trade for No. 1 draft pick

Celtics, 76ers complete trade for No. 1 draft pick Many around the National Basketball Association believe the Celtics could be gearing up for a big trade that could land them a superstar before they even go into free agency with cap space. "So I think it's a good deal for both teams". Using that ammunition to bring in George - who averaged a career-high 23.7 points-per-game on 46-percent shooting last season, and is considered a superstar talen... [Full Article...]

Man City closer to world-class star's signing, he wants to join

Man City closer to world-class star's signing, he wants to join The experienced Brazil full-back won Serie A and the Coppa Italia, as well as reaching the Champions League final, in his first season at Juve since completing a free transfer from Barcelona previous year. Chelsea will return to the Champions League group-stage next season after a one-season absence. Last weekend Goal.com reported that Alves is "close" to becoming City's third signing of the... [Full Article...]

Pacers, Cavs Have Talked Paul George Trade; Cleveland Should Make A Deal

Pacers, Cavs Have Talked Paul George Trade; Cleveland Should Make A Deal But the fact he is letting them know speaks to his integrity and that he doesn't want to leave IN on bad terms. Paul George informed the Pacers on Sunday of his pending decision to leave IN when his unrestricted free agency hits IN 2018. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho denies any wrongdoing in tax probe

The announcement comes a week after Real Madrid's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies. Mourinho is accused of using a corporate structure "in order to make physically opaque benefits from their image rights". The player supposedly wants to leave Spain after being accused of tax evasion from authorities. [Full Article...]

French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko beats Timea Bacsinszky to reach final

After advancing to the semifinals of the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament on Tuesday, becoming the first lady tennis player from Latvia to ever do so, Alona Ostapenko said that this achievement is something which is hard to believe, but called tomorrow's match on her birthday as "exciting". [Full Article...]

Ward in a rematch knocked out Kovalev

Referee Tony Weeks did separate Ward and Kovalev twice and advised Ward to keep his punches off Kovalev's trunks, but the shot that began Kovalev's demise in the 8th round landed right on the beltline. Both boxers are 6-feet tall and Ward is about 11 months younger than Kovalev . That raw deal ensured a spiky prelude and most expected Kovalev to come out with bad intentions. [Full Article...]

Chelsea plot surprise summer move for Middlesbrough winger

Chelsea plot surprise summer move for Middlesbrough winger And, according to Spanish daily Sport , he could be packing his bags again. The Blues are being linked with former Barcelona winger Adama Traore , who is now contracted to Middlesbrough - one of the three relegated teams from the present Premier League campaign. [Full Article...]

Team NZ take nosedive amid tough America's Cup conditions

Team NZ take nosedive amid tough America's Cup conditions All six crew members were safe. He is the most successful sailor in Olympic history, having won four gold medals and a silver. The big question, though, is how much damage the New Zealand boat sustained. They sailed with composure, overtaking BAR mid-race and hanging on to take their series lead to 3-0. Artemis had been almost ideal in Race 2, leading wire-to-wire and staying on its hydrofoils... [Full Article...]

British Lions beat Chiefs 34-6 in last match before 1st test

There's been loads of flags and colour and it's been good to see the really positive engagement with our staff. "This time past year, we beat Wales (40-7 in Hamilton ) and didn't win a title, so I'd be much happier winning the title and losing tonight", Rennie said. [Full Article...]


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