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Confederations Cup: Russia fear Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Portugal clash

Confederations Cup: Russia fear Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Portugal clash Vela netted an excellent goal against the United States in a FIFA World Cup qualifier ahead of the Confederations Cup . It is the second game of Portugal vs Mexico which ended in a 2-2 draw, that had so much drama and controversies. The 8-nation tournament features the host nation, 2014 World Cup victor Germany and champions of FIFA's six continental governing bodies. Striker Smolov and m... [Full Article...]

Florentino Perez on David De Gea moving to Real Madrid

The De Gea story has been around for several seasons, while the deal nearly happened in 2015. Perez has now confirmed that the club are not looking to bring in the Spanish worldwide and also revealed no contact has been made with the player since 2015. [Full Article...]

Sixers get Boston's No. 1 pick

The Sixers worked Fultz out on Saturday night as talks with the Celtics got to the final stages. Whatever he does next, Ainge said that he's not anxious about how this move will affect his reputation, saying he's "not afraid". Colangelo chose not to disclose a name, but Fultz is the consensus No. 1 pick of the draft. So, we know where we are, we've got pick certainty now and we can zero ... [Full Article...]

ICC mulling expanded World T20s at the expense of Champions Trophy

Then he sang a victory jingle about Pakistan's breathtaking win and prompted the crowd with chants of "Long live Pakistan" before finally retiring back inside. This is what happens in sport. Equally importantly, it was the first time it defeated India in an ICC event since 2009, and only the third time ever. [Full Article...]

Halep back from brink to reach French Open semi-final

Third seed Halep stormed into the quarter-finals without dropping a set, but she faced match point against Elina Svitolina before pulling off a miraculous recovery from 3-6, 1-5 down to reach the last four. Halep, thus, has moved one match away from realising her dream - becoming a Grand Slam champion and the world No.1 at the same time. Ostapenko defeated former world number one Caroline Woz... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated world football for close to a decade now and the number of Ballon d'Or awards won by the duo is a testament to that. " Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today". The prosecutors claim that the sums were missing from Mourinho's tax returns in the respective years with the intention of "deriving... [Full Article...]

Pakistanis Rejoice After Team Hammers India in Champions Trophy

Pakistanis Rejoice After Team Hammers India in Champions Trophy Virat Kohli , India's captain, at the toss opted to bowl first given the green surface. Amir, since his return to global cricket with Pakistan's tour to New Zealand in 2016, has rarely managed to set the world on fire like he used to when he burst onto the scene initially, but has nonetheless managed to save his best for arch-rivals India . [Full Article...]

Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case

The news follows reports in Spain that suggest Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo will appear in court on July 31 in relation to separate accusations of tax fraud . Those allegations were denied in a statement by Ronaldo's management company Gestifute, while Real Madrid say they have "full confidence" in a player who "will prove his total innocence in this process". [Full Article...]

Timberwolves sign 3-year deal with Fitbit for jersey patch

Timberwolves sign 3-year deal with Fitbit for jersey patch Fitbit's logo will appear on Timberwolves player uniforms beginning with the 2017-18 season as the team's jersey patch partner, as well as on the Iowa Wolves jerseys. As a norm imposed by the National Basketball Association for all teams, shirts sold around the world will go without the advertising patch and can only be sold at the club's official store in the Target Center. [Full Article...]

Stephen Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

But Obama did not compliment the Finals MVP on scoring 30-plus points each game. For all that chatter about chemistry on a super-team - some called them "supervillains" - how there might not be enough shots for all the big-time scorers, the Warriors kept winning as the world watched the every move of the East Bay franchise under the microscope. [Full Article...]

Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes

Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes Patrick Cooper was running the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb in Chugach State Park in Alaska when he encountered a black bear on the trail. He got separated from the group and sent a text to a family member saying he was being chased by a bear . [Full Article...]

Putin thanks Federation Internationale de Football Association for helping Russia in arranging Confederations Cup

Putin thanks Federation Internationale de Football Association for helping Russia in arranging Confederations Cup New Zealand almost pulled a goal back in the 77th minute but Akinfeev produced a fine save to keep out Ryan Thomas' effort, before Tommy Smith saw his header cleared off the line a minute later. We will prepare together the best tournament, Infantino said. This project has changed the landscape of the Russian football and football in the entire world. [Full Article...]

Hamilton wins sixth Canadian grand prix

It was Hamilton's third win in seven races this season and closed the gap in drivers standings with Vettel , who battled back after being dropped to the back early on. "I think experiencing it with Valtteri is definitely different - the chemistry Valtteri and I have is different". "We'll try to get both cars on the podium soon". [Full Article...]

It's so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can't fly

Extreme heat affects a plane's ability to take off, especially smaller jets like those that service American Airlines' regional routes. "Our smaller regional operations-those that use our CRJ aircraft types-will be most affected by the heat", the airline's communication specialist Kent Powell told CNN . [Full Article...]

Suns Talking Trade With Lakers, Celtics For Lonzo Ball

Suns Talking Trade With Lakers, Celtics For Lonzo Ball And the rumors surrounding Thursday's National Basketball Association draft keep swirling like the winds before a summer thunderstorm. Smith is -130 to be taken over 8.5, with the under listed at +100. There are scenarios, however, in which Ball may drop and potentially be available for the Suns to consider. Everyone loves Ball's talent, vision, size and potential. [Full Article...]

Frank Ntilikina arrives in USA for draft

Frank Ntilikina arrives in USA for draft Despite slim averages of 5.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists at global club level, Ntilikina made himself stand out during the under-18 Euro Championships, going up against proven European players and holding his own with his defensive tools and fluidity off the dribble. [Full Article...]

He is extraordinary - Mustafi hopes Sanchez stays at Arsenal

And Mustafi is praying the Gunners keep hold of Sanchez. As well as that, Wenger will be under no illusions that this squad needs strengthening. Despite penning a new deal at the Emirates in January , the France global has hinted at a willingness to move elsewhere following a frustrating campaign in which he was limited to 17 starts in all competitions. [Full Article...]

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...]


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