• Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud
Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

The two charges of fraud which he is pleading guilty to carry an eight-month prison sentence each, but under Spanish law, a first-time offender is not required to serve time in jail for a sentence below two years. To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers, who were hi...

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  • Confederations Cup: Mexico v New Zealand
Confederations Cup: Mexico v New Zealand

Will the "Aztecs" and even add to beat New Zealand? Organisers have laid fresh turf at the Krestovsky Stadium to allay fears over the condition of the pitch that prompted Zenit to shift their final league match to their former ground.

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand
FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand

We always understood and respected their playing idea, a very direct type of football, with a lot of contact. "So I would imagine that's part of (the incident)". "It is true that the camera shows what I said but their assistant is responsible for everything that happened". Later on Wednesday, Mexico needed second-half goals by Benfica's Jimenez a...

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  • Russian Federation ace Fedor Smolov doesn't want Cristiano Ronaldo's Confederations Cup Portugal shirt
Russian Federation ace Fedor Smolov doesn't want Cristiano Ronaldo's Confederations Cup Portugal shirt

Despite the off-field disruption, Ronaldo picked up the man-of-the-match award in Portugal's opening 2-2 draw with Mexico on Sunday. Ronaldo's headed goal on eight minutes was enough to seal victory and a first ever win for Portugal on Russian soil, having failed in four previous visits.

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  • Portugal claims 1st win at Confederation Cup
Portugal claims 1st win at Confederation Cup

Down 1-0 at the end of the first half, Mexico made a stunning comeback and continued to put pressure on the New Zealanders all throughout the second half and end the game in a 2-1 victory. "We're sad about that, and let's see what the exam results tell us". The FIFA Confederations Cup is viewed by experts as a rehearsal for the organisers, ...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over
Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over "insulting" chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

We played against an opponent playing at home with a home crowd, a team which pressured us, but we were better. "I thought it was freaky really, it was like we had elbowed the player the way it was going on", said Hudson. The only tally came when Ronaldo turned in a clinical header after Raphael Guerreiro found his captain by the far post wit...

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  • Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign
Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has played down talks that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the Santiago Bernabeu club anytime soon, saying that no team has so far made a bid for their star striker. Ronaldo, meanwhile, has said that will testify in his own tax fraud case, having denied all wrong doing. If he were to leave, Ronaldo would...

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  • Spanish prosecutor accuses Mourinho of tax fraud
Spanish prosecutor accuses Mourinho of tax fraud

Jose Mourinho is facing allegations of tax fraud in Spain worth almost £3 million. The star is now under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. The finance ministry had claimed Di Maria hid the money, which related to income from his image rights, via an opaque financial structure involving compan...

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  • Ange Postecoglou: Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss
Ange Postecoglou: Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss

Germany are a good side, but Australia seemed to have no plan for combatting their strength, allowing Kimmich and Brandt the run of the right flank and committing to a press they did not have the athleticism to pull off. However, Germany were awarded a penalty on the stroke of halftime when Leon Goretzka was brought down. Leno produced a...

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  • Vegas Golden Knights to play first game at Dallas on Oct
Vegas Golden Knights to play first game at Dallas on Oct

How do we want to do this? This is all speculation for now and we will have plenty of time in the summer to guess the roster. On Saturday, all 30 teams turned in their protected lists for the Vegas Golden Knights . "The staring contest ends". A team that knew how to make the postseason suddenly didn't have the assets to get there ( see full st...

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  • BCCI to appoint new coach ahead of Sri Lanka tour
BCCI to appoint new coach ahead of Sri Lanka tour

Within hours of chief cricket coach Anil Kumble's resignation following a rift with captain Virat Kohli, Bindra tweeted about his own equation with German Uwe Riesterer, a long-time member of his coaching staff. Once the news Kumble's resigning as coach broke out, social media was a buzz with reactions pouring from all over. "BCCI has tried i...

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  • Clemens' son among familiar names on Day 2 of Major League Baseball draft
Clemens' son among familiar names on Day 2 of Major League Baseball draft

Named national player of the year by the National High School Coaches Association, he impressed evaluators and teammates alike with his selfless attitude. Additionally, the Twins have selected a high school infielder in the first round four times since 2011 (Nick Gordon in 2014, and Travis Harrison and Levi Michael in 2011).

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  • CT 17: England up against confident Kiwi side
CT 17: England up against confident Kiwi side

Brief scores: England 310 all out in 49.3 overs (Joe Root 64, Jos Butler 61 n.o., Alex Hales 56; Corey Anderson 3/55, Adam Milne 3/79) bt New Zealand 223 all out in 44.3 overs ( Kane Williamson 87, Ross Taylor 39; Liam Plunkett 4/55).

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  • Ostapenko powers into French Open final
Ostapenko powers into French Open final

Ostapenko flipped the script once more in Paris on Thursday as she not only became the first Latvian player ever to reach a Grand Slam final but put an end to several droughts for youngsters in major competitions. "I was like, 'There is no chance I make final here, '" Pliskova said regarding her mindset entering the tournament. The former Wimbl...

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  • Peralta seals Mexico's comeback win over Kiwis
Peralta seals Mexico's comeback win over Kiwis

Salcedo injured his shoulder while falling in an off-the-ball tangle with Chris Wood , who angered the Mexicans by shooting while his opponent was incapacitated on the turf. Hoping to throw off the 95-ranked New Zealand team, Mexico's infamous head coach, Juan Carlos Osorio , made some drastic changes to El Tri's lineup leading up to the bi...

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  • Spanish prosecutors charge Jose Mourinho with tax fraud
Spanish prosecutors charge Jose Mourinho with tax fraud

Ronaldo played under Mourinho while the 54-year-old was in charge at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, winning one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey and one Spanish Supercopa during that time. And with Florentino Perez having dismissed any sale rumours, stating his value which is set at £1 billion because of his release clause, it becomes e...

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  • Wild lose center Haula, trade prospect Tuch to Vegas
Wild lose center Haula, trade prospect Tuch to Vegas

Haula, 26, provides the Golden Knights with a solid two-way player that should benefit from a change of scenery. Wild fans anxious about losing defencemen Matt Dumba or Marco Scandella to the expansion franchise can exhale as forward Erik Haula reportedly will become the first, or one of the first, free-agent signings in Golden Knights history....

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  • Josh Jackson explains why he never worked out for Boston Celtics
Josh Jackson explains why he never worked out for Boston Celtics

Boston had hoped to work out Jackson on Tuesday, but the workout never happened. But Jackson apparently doesn't want to become a Celtic and reportedly has refused to work out for the organization without an assurance that he will be chosen by them and not traded .

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  • Ronaldo charged with tax fraud by Spanish state prosecutor
Ronaldo charged with tax fraud by Spanish state prosecutor

Additionally, the prosecutor accused Ronaldo of declaring $12.8 million earned from 2011-14 in a tax return filed in 2014, when the prosecutor said Ronaldo's real income during that period was nearly $48 million. "The accused made use of a corporate structure created in 2010 to hide from the tax authority income generated in Spain through...

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  • British & Irish Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks
British & Irish Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

The headline selection is that Johnny Sexton starts ahead of Owen Farrell at fly-half, with many expecting the Englishman to wear the No 10 shirt just a week ahead of the first Test. When asked how to combat the New Zealanders' bid to shift scrum perception in their favour, Gatland said the Lions should just keep calm and carry on.

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