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Author: 0 Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano accepted a one-year prison sentence as part of a plea bargain for tax evasion in January 2016 while teammate Lionel Messi received a 21-month jail term last summer after being found guilty of three counts of tax fraud .

Author: 0 Joachim Low happy with Germany's win over Australia in Sochi

Australia was outplayed in their last global friendly at home by Brazil, and they will be looking for a better performance against Germany . "And the character and resilience they showed is unquestionable". Leno produced another howler after the break, when he spilled a tame shot straight to Tomi Juric, who punished his error with a simple tap-in. "The second half was better, we composed ourselves and got back into things".

Sports Ronaldo can handle tax scandal pressure - Pepe
Author: 0 Ronaldo can handle tax scandal pressure - Pepe

Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed any talk of Ronaldo leaving the Spanish capital, stating he would only consider a deal if a club met his €1billion buyout clause. Messi is unlikely to serve any time in prison as, under Spanish law, sentences of less than two years are usually suspended. Lionel Messi , considered one of the top two players in the world along with Ronaldo, was handed a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud a year ago.

Sports Manchester United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations
Author: 0 Manchester United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez made his first remarks about Ronaldo's stunning revelation in an interview with Spain's Onda Cero radio, indicating that he is not looking to offload his star. The foreigners who signed up for this program also could avoid paying taxes on income earned from outside of Spain (like, say, worldwide image rights) under certain conditions.

Author: 0 Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton in practice for Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix

What is it that you wish for this year? Vettel and Ferrari , traditionally strong in the hottest conditions, will hope to bounce back on a circuit where Hamilton's previous Mercedes teammate, retired 2016 champion German Nico Rosberg , won from pole past year.

Author: 0 De Villiers confident of leading South Africa in 2019 World Cup

Chasing a lowly target of 192, the defending champions lost two wickets and crossed the line in just 38 overs. Fortunately for Kohli , India were able to feast on a South Africa team bereft of confidence after a lacklustre midweek loss to Pakistan .

Author: 0 Di Maria Strikes Deal With Spanish Prosecutor In Tax Case

This is similar to deals struck with the Spanish taxman by fellow Argentinians Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi a year ago. Real Madrid was not immediately available for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing.

Sports Cricket Australia sends contract offers to players
Author: 0 Cricket Australia sends contract offers to players

The players' union also warned that the CA letter sent to players does not reflect just how far the parties are away from ending the dispute and called for emergency mediation to be conducted at CEO level. Roberts insisted CA had listened to feedback from players and was being flexible. The ACA also congratulated the football code on the agreement, praising the spirit of partnership that had delivered it while noting "the AFL is at a different stage of evolving the partnership than cricket ...

Sports Man United cleared over Pogba transfer
Author: 0 Man United cleared over Pogba transfer

A Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesman said disciplinary proceedings had been opened against Juventus amid reports that the agreement struck between Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola , and the Serie A giants breached third-party ownership rules.

Sports 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft
Author: 0 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

Tatum provides some rotation flexibility for the Celtics, with the ability to play both forward spots and defend as many as four positions . From the beginning of this draft process, Tatum was viewed as a top-6 player who isn't projected to go any higher than No.

Sports Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls
Author: 0 Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls

He found out from his agent, Bernie Lee , at about 2 a.m. Paris time. "In some ways it feels like it was spoken into reality". What has become lost is the fact that Timberwolves' coach Tom Thibodeau seldom plays rookies. He will need time to develop and could project to be a starting point guard on a contending team. The Bulls selected 6'11 center Justin Patton of Creighton with the No.

Sports 76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands
Author: 0 76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands

Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) dribbles against the Oregon Ducks during the first half at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The Celtics then took Duke's Jayson Tatum at No3 after moving down two spots in the trade with Philadelphia, drawing cheers from a large contingent of their fans at Barclays Center wearing green.

Sports 76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft
Author: 0 76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz made his first error as an National Basketball Association player on Instagram, posting a pre-made advertisement on his account. 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.

Author: 0 Kansas' Jackson, Duke's Tatum headline forwards in NBA draft

They had Tatum in for a workout on Monday and plan to work out Jackson on Tuesday. He still hasn't met with team personnel ahead of Thursday's National Basketball Association draft. The Celtics worked out Duke's Jayson Tatum on Monday. Tatum wasn't going to Philadelphia or Los Angeles while the player Philadelphia wanted ( Markelle Fultz ) wasn't guaranteed to be available at No.

Author: 0 Lakers GM describes Lonzo Ball as a 'transcendent talent'

From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker ", LaVar Ball told broadcasters before the draft started, according to USA Today . "And all I can say is that we walked away from that really impressed with the family". "I always play for my home town". When asked about how LA would welcome one of its own, Walton confidently stated that his experience in public in recent weeks led him to believe the city was already rooting for the younger Ball to succeed.

Sports It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft
Author: 0 It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft

The 1.93m guard became the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons previous year. "I mean, say you want to do something, and to go out and do it is unbelievable". Ball's father, LaVar, put on his Lakers hat even before the pick became official. Boston Celtics will have the third pick, followed by the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic and the Minnesota Timberwolves .

Author: 0 India expected to name new head coach before tour of Sri Lanka

Kumble resigned from his position after a successful one-year stint because of a fallout with skipper Virat Kohli . "I don't want to talk on this matter", Ganguly, who had picked Kumble as part of the CAC a year ago, said at CAB. India are set to play a five-match one-day series, starting with an ODI against West Indies in Port of Spain, and also a T20 fixture while touring the Caribbean.

Sports Lions coach Gatland rails at New Zealand 'blocking'
Author: 0 Lions coach Gatland rails at New Zealand 'blocking'

Kaino describes South African Peyper as a fair official who is adept at keeping teams aware of concerns, making the game easier for players. Kristian Dacey, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill and Gareth Davies were called up by Gatland from the Wales squad which beat Tonga on Friday and Allan Dell and Finn Russell from the Scotland team that beat Australian on Saturday.

Author: 0 Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

Lonzo has his work cut out for him. "So I'm looking to go in there and just learn from day one". As long as they can clear the court and let him dunk his heart out, they've drafted an a once-in-a-lifetime player. "I had an interview with them at the combine and worked out for them", Kuzma said. "We don't need that attention", Kentucky guard Malik Monk said.

Sports Ex-Pakistani cricketers appreciate team for defeating England in semi-finals
Author: 0 Ex-Pakistani cricketers appreciate team for defeating England in semi-finals

Eoin Morgan (33) and Root, who was the one England batsman to play fluently on the pitch, then added 48 runs for the third wicket before Root top edged a delivery from leg-spinner Shadab Khan through to keeper Sarfraz Ahmed . "The turnaround is built on the inclusion of youngsters and it could only be done by a Pakistan team", said Ramiz Raja, an ex-Pakistan captain who now works at a cricket commentator.

Sports Blake Griffin Opts Out Of Contract With The Clippers
Author: 0 Blake Griffin Opts Out Of Contract With The Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers could look much different next season. Paul, 32, is regarded as one of the premier point guards in the league. Each is considered possiblities to stay with the Clippers, though both will be heavily courted once the free-agent period begins July 1.

Sports McDavid awarded Hart Trophy
Author: 0 McDavid awarded Hart Trophy

Bobrovsky posted a 2.06 goals against average and a.932 save percentage in leading the Blue Jackets to an unexpected 108-point season and playoff berth. In his first full, 82-game season (after losing 37 games to that broken collarbone in his rookie season), McDavid had precisely 30 goals and 70 assists - nice round numbers for those inclined to memorize hockey stats.

Sports Boothroyd: England's investment in future is starting to bear fruit
Author: 0 Boothroyd: England's investment in future is starting to bear fruit

They fell behind to a Slovakia side who had already defeated hosts Poland in their opening group fixture when Martin Chrien superbly headed home from an Albert Rusniak corner midway through the first half. With the majority of goal-based selections prohibitively short, I'm going to have a small interest in the 10/1 available for Both Teams To Score In Both Halves .

Sports Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case
Author: 0 Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case

But former Madrid star Figo expresses that no player is bigger than the club, but believes Ronaldo will remain at the club through next season. A defensive lapse by Russian Federation allowed Raphael Guerreiro's cross from the left to find Ronaldo at the far post , and he made no mistake with his point-blank header.

Sports Thornwell Scooped Up By Clippers, Dozier Goes Undrafted
Author: 0 Thornwell Scooped Up By Clippers, Dozier Goes Undrafted

Standing around 6'5 with a 6'10 wingspan and a strong 212 frame, Thornwell has the versatility needed to become a lockdown defender capable of guarding multiple positions. "We were really fortunate because the way we got the pick tonight was because (owner) Steve Ballmer paid for the pick", Frank said. The draft was the first for Hall of Famer Jerry West with the Clippers.

Sports McLaren duo set for Baku grid penalties
Author: 0 McLaren duo set for Baku grid penalties

The new parts do not feature all of the upgrade elements that Honda has been working on over recent weeks, but the changes that were fitted were enough to leave Honda engineers encouraged. " We are probably competing to start from the back of the grid ", admitted Vandoorne in Thursday's drivers' press conference. "We are seeing a really good year this year, and I hope and pray that next year and the following seasons are going to be close like this".

Author: 0 Shahid Afridi: Pakistan needs to be consistent and continue the winning ways

People charged with sedition have to surrender their passports, are not eligible for government jobs, must appear in court as and when required, and spend money on legal fees. South Asian neighbors India and Pakistan have had a history of hostile relations which is reflected during cricket matches too. India's cricketers suffered a historic defeat at the hands of their arch-foe on Sunday, leaving fans across the country dejected - but a group in the Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh ...

Sports Celtics trade No. 1, expect to get man
Author: 0 Celtics trade No. 1, expect to get man

The Philadelphia 76ers have selected guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the National Basketball Association draft. This year, there is also plenty of fans of the Celtics , who were slated to select first before dealing the pick to their Atlantic Division rivals on Monday.

Author: 0 Draft boasts strong crop of point guards

The UCLA guard has been largely overshadowed by his loquacious father, LaVar Ball , throughout the draft process. LaVar , for example, once proclaimed his son better than Stephen Curry . IT'S GOT TO BE THE SHOES: When Fultz walks on stage to shake hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, he recommends you check out his feet. "His passing is unbelievable".

Author: 0 Crystal Palace set to appoint De Boer as manager

Former Ajax , Barcelona and Rangers defender De Boer has been out of work since he lost his job at Inter Milan in November past year. If all goes to plan De Boer will become the club's sixth boss since they returned to the Premier League in 2013, while he'll be the third Eagles gaffer in seven months.

Sports Lakers Coach Admits LaVar Ball's Bold Boast Will Put Pressure On Lonzo
Author: 0 Lakers Coach Admits LaVar Ball's Bold Boast Will Put Pressure On Lonzo

But that can be said about pretty much anything that comes out of LaVar Ball's mouth. "I'm going to tell you what: Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year", LaVar Ball told ESPN . When it was all said and done, general manager Rob Pelinka and president of basketball operations Magic Johnson added one of every position besides small forward, adding depth to four positions.

Sports Hurricanes send pick to Las Vegas in exchange for defenseman van Riemsdyk
Author: 0 Hurricanes send pick to Las Vegas in exchange for defenseman van Riemsdyk

He was claimed during the NHL's Expansion Draft on Wednesday night by the Golden Knights, who will begin play this October. Over a collective 158 career games in the last three years, he's been good for eight goals and 31 points. Van Riemsdyk has appeared in 15 career playoff games, and won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Blackhawks in 2014. Alternating between top-four and bottom-pairing usage, Van Riemsdyk has shown that he's versatile and able to play wherever a team needs him.

Sports Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades
Author: 0 Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades

So could some of the draft picks the Golden Knights did an incredible job harvesting. Vegas to open at Dallas • The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will make their regular-season debut in Dallas on October 6 and host Arizona on October 10 in the first home game in franchise history.

Author: 0 Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

The Lakers selected Ball second overall in the draft, giving the rebuilding team another promising young guard while setting up a season of intrigue about how Ball - and, by proxy, his father's dominant presence - will impact the NBA's glamour franchise.

Sports Swansea City win race to sign Chelsea striker
Author: 0 Swansea City win race to sign Chelsea striker

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins still remains confident he will clinch Terry's signature though as he looks to bring in quality players ahead of next season. Should he move to the Liberty Stadium the thirty-six year old would nearly certainly pass the five hundred Premier League appearance mark having reached four hundred and ninety-two with Chelsea .

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz lets Philadelphia know Sixers are playoff team now

Markelle Fultz is a self-described hard worker and that diligence paid dividends Thursday (Friday in Manila) as the Philadelphia 76ers made him the first overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association entry draft. The first player taken who had spent a sophomore year in college was 12th pick Luke Kennard of Duke, taken by Detroit. When George's agent, Aaron Mintz, went to the Indiana Pacers and said his star client was going to leave after next season and sign as a free agent ...

Author: 0 Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

The Philadelphia 76ers continue to be among the league's worst teams, finishing 27th overall last season with a 28-54 record. Fultz will too, and the 76ers will hope he's better at basketball than social media. As Lonzo walked on stage to meet commissioner Adam Silver and put on a purple Lakers hat, LaVar put on a gold and purple Big Baller Brand hat, the company he has started.

Author: 0 Australia vs. Germany in Confed Cup

Ange Postecoglou and his men will be eager to get some momentum and confidence back in the Socceroos side at the Confederations Cup ahead of their crucial remaining qualifiers. Tomi Juric pulled one back in the 56th minute when German keeper Bernd Leno bumbled a deflected ball into Juric's path, although replays raised questions of whether the ball deflected off the Australian striker's arm before he scored.

Author: 0 Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

Cristiano Ronaldo headed an early victor as Portugal beat hosts Russia 1-0 on Wednesday to go top of Group A and spoil Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev's 100th cap. We respect this team. "I don't think there's anything better than to rely on yourself", Cherchesov said. Mexico came from behind to defeat New Zealand 2-1 in its second game.