• Real chief defends Ronaldo 'at all costs'; vows to solve his gripes
Real chief defends Ronaldo 'at all costs'; vows to solve his gripes

Meanwhile, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho , who has the same agent as Ronaldo , is reportedly the Spanish tax authorities' next target. The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court.

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  • 76ers deal 2 picks for chance at Fultz
76ers deal 2 picks for chance at Fultz

It has been years for the Sixers since they've been even remotely close to contention, but the wait might soon pay off as they appear poised to add Markelle Fultz to a team that has been loading up on high picks for a while. Durant opted out of about $28 million to become a free agent briefly in an effort to help Golden State re-sign sixth-man ...

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  • India knock sloppy Proteas out of Trophy
India knock sloppy Proteas out of Trophy

Opener Quinton de Kock was the highest scorer with 53 runs from 72 balls. Apart from the tentative approach of the Proteas in their match against India which was effectively a quarterfinal, it was the (or lack thereof) runs scored by De Villiers in the three matches in the tournament numbering just 20 which was most notable.

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Eng vs NZ - Star of the Match - Jos Buttler
Champions Trophy 2017: Eng vs NZ - Star of the Match - Jos Buttler

The decision to bowl first from New Zealand would have been successful had they taken early wickets. Victory in this match would see England into the semi-finals, with New Zealand looking to kickstart their campaign in a 50-over tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides after a rain-induced no result in their openin...

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  • Transfer Rumour: Alvaro Morata agrees to Manchester United switch
Transfer Rumour: Alvaro Morata agrees to Manchester United switch

Spain will be one of the bookmakers' favourites for the 2018 World Cup but Morata could be left behind unless he starts playing regularly. Jose Mourinho has identified Morata as his primary attacking target for this summer after France worldwide Antoine Griezmann confirmed he will not be leaving Atletico Madrid.

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  • Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy plea with Pakistan army chief
Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy plea with Pakistan army chief

He had filed an appeal against the death verdict to a military appellate court but this was rejected, Major General Asif Gafoor said in statement released on social media sites, Twitter and Facebook. He is also shown apologising for his acts and seeking pardon. The Army said it released the video "so that the world should know what India has do...

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  • Pakistan's BAT attack in JK: Two Indian soldiers and one attacker killed
Pakistan's BAT attack in JK: Two Indian soldiers and one attacker killed

Another armed intruder was injured and covering fire by Pakistan posts facilitated his extrication. The Border Action Team (BAT), which generally comprises special forces of the Pakistan Army and some terrorists, carried out the attack at around 2 pm with the aid of cover fire by the Pakistani troops from their posts, he said.

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  • Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as US considers more
Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as US considers more

Moreover, he said that Pakistan is taking action against all terrorist groups and would not allow its land to be used against any country. Zakaria also confirmed that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be visiting Pakistan over the weekend to discuss "all issues of mutual interest including the regional situation".

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  • Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors
Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors

Portugal defender Pepe says Cristiano Ronaldo is focused on the Confederations Cup. The Portuguese talisman is apparently furious about allegations of tax fraud in Spain, and is adamant about a move away from Madrid . "We are preparing for this game very well , doing our work to win". Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the l...

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  • Jimmy Butler tells Cavaliers he wants to stay with Bulls
Jimmy Butler tells Cavaliers he wants to stay with Bulls

If indeed Butler will soon join the Green Team, there is no doubt big names to become free agents this summer of 2017 will take a second hard look on the Boston Celtics , the report added. If so, the Timberwolves jump to the front of the line as suitors. The Celtics are already a winning team, and unless we get 3 All Star caliber players, we wil...

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation
FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation

It should be an excellent match , as numerous same stars from last year's European Championship team are playing for Portugal in today's match . Majority come from orphanages, foster homes and low income families. Hosts Russia are third in the group while New Zealand remain bottom and are out of the tournament . We played against a team ...

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  • Ireland granted full Test status by ICC
Ireland granted full Test status by ICC

Afghanistan and Ireland's boards had applied to the ICC to have their status upgraded from Associates, and this was put to vote at the meeting on Thursday and unanimously supported. "An historic day for Irish cricket", he wrote. Current officials, players and management have been major cogs but let's not forget the tireless volunteers who worked ...

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  • Valtteri Bottas remains uncertain about his Mercedes future
Valtteri Bottas remains uncertain about his Mercedes future

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff said: "We decided 18 months ago that we believed a longer auto would generate more performance and more downforce, than a shorter vehicle". "Valtteri's energy is helping create a great harmony. At the factory he brings great energy", Hamilton said. "I know some kind of plan when they are planning to have thi...

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  • Field Mic Catches Mexico Coach Calling Someone A
Field Mic Catches Mexico Coach Calling Someone A "Motherfucker"

Before that, in all the matches without exception, the Mexican team took the victory. Mexico should be able to contain Wood and New Zealand but it will be intriguing to see how the Kiwis can fare against a formidable opponent. "The game was rough, nearly violent on occasion, so I lost my temper". Russian Federation outplayed the weak team o...

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  • Costa calls for Atleti return
Costa calls for Atleti return

It is uncertain where the 28-year-old will go, with the Daily Star reporting that Costa wants to return to Atletico Madrid , but will not leave Chelsea until the Spanish club's transfer ban has come to an end, which will be January 2018.

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  • Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confed Cup
Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confed Cup

The win moved Portugal top of the table with four points after they conceded an equaliser in stoppage time to draw their opening match 2-2 against Mexico . Russia's Fedor Smolov (c), Aleksandr Bukharov (l) and Dennis Glushakov (r) celebrate a goal against New Zealand in their Confederations Cup opening match on Saturday.

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  • Confederations Cup: Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1
Confederations Cup: Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1

John Sutcliffe reports from Sochi on the keys to Mexico's victory in a game full of squad changes against New Zealand . Portugal went top of Group A at the Confederations Cup following a 1-0 win over Russian Federation on Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo making the difference for the European champions.

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  • José Mourinho charged with £2.9m tax fraud
José Mourinho charged with £2.9m tax fraud

Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors. The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities €3.3m ($3.7m), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement on Tuesday, adding it had presented a claim to a local court.

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  • Ronaldo heads Portugal to win over Russia
Ronaldo heads Portugal to win over Russia

This is the first time in the history of Federation Internationale de Football Association when a player was escorted by a disabled child. "We must be ready for them". The Oceania champions took a shock lead when Clayton Lewis threaded his pass between two defenders to Wood, who coolly fired home on 42 minutes.

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  • Perez sure CR7 will stay
Perez sure CR7 will stay

The Portuguese is alleged to owe tax authorities €3.3m, on the basis of an image rights agreement "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits", a prosecutor said in a statement. "I've heard everything through the newspapers". "All I can say is that Cristiano Ronaldo has a contract with Madrid ", he continued. We have not received any offer for ...

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