• 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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  • What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win
What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

The midfield was among the strongest components on the Mexico team with players like Andres Guardado and Jonathan Dos Santos linking up the whole game for the Aztec side. The second game of the day was between Mexico And new Zealand where the "EL TRIO" won the game in latter half of the game. "We know how to adapt to different opponents".

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  • Luis Figo Thinks Real Madrid Could Cope With Cristiano Ronaldo Exit
Luis Figo Thinks Real Madrid Could Cope With Cristiano Ronaldo Exit

Prosecutors accuse the Portugal global of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for its low corporate tax rate. The two also clashed during their time together at Real Madrid, making matters even more complicated. "The last time I spoke to Ronaldo was after the Cardiff match [the Champio...

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  • Arsenal Great Robert Pires Wants Club To Spend
Arsenal Great Robert Pires Wants Club To Spend

While the competition has found itself labelled by many in England as European football's unwanted child, Manchester United showed last season that it does serve a goal: entry into the Champions League . With a sizeable war chest at his disposal, boosted by the club's ongoing relationship with Emirates, Wenger is now under pressure to spend bi...

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  • Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades
Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades

That team is the Las Vegas Golden Knights and they will begin picking their new team on Wednesday . In true Las Vegas fashion, teams gambled, and it appears the house, in this case the Golden Knights, won. The Knights can't trade any of these guys until Thursday, and they've likely selected at least a few players with the intention of se...

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  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

Ronaldo is now facing four charges against the Spanish public treasury dated between 2011 and 2014, including a case of tax fraud worth Dollars 65.5 million. Mourinho was manager of Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013 before he returned to the Premier League for his second spell in charge of Chelsea . Mourinho is yet to comment on his case, but the...

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  • Hansen singles out Te'o as Lions' talisman
Hansen singles out Te'o as Lions' talisman

Sam Warburton has also been retained as captain, becoming only the second man in Lions history to do so, and the squad will play the same number of games. It is the first time since 1930 that a Lions tour captain has not started the first Test and on a ground where the All Blacks have not lost in 37 matches since 1994.

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  • Troubled Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing
Troubled Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing, and Madrid issued a statement last week saying it believed the player was innocent. Spanish authorities have also recently filed papers against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , who is accused of evading tax of some 14.7m euros (£12.8m) by hiding income from image rights.

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  • Troubled Cristiano Ronaldo gets Madrid court date
Troubled Cristiano Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 in a then World record fee worth over 80 million Pounds. The 32-year-old is understood to be unhappy with what he perceives as a lack of protection from the club after he was charged with defrauding the Spanish government of £13m in unpaid tax.

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  • Portugal & Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup
Portugal & Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

Nani , Ricardo Quaresma and Eder were in the squad when Portugal won the European championship past year, with Eder scoring the extra-time victor in the final against host France, but none made it to Fernando Santos' squad for the Confederations Cup , the World Cup warm-up event.

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  • Schwartzel ties for halfway lead in Memphis as Fowler misses cut
Schwartzel ties for halfway lead in Memphis as Fowler misses cut

The American, playing only his second PGA Tour tournament back since taking a sabbatical to care for his wife who has cancer, suffered bogies on the 10th and 15th and a double on the 11th to slide out of contention. I want to fight hard and give myself a good chance on the weekend. But the former world No.1 followed it up with a disappointing o...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo Rethinking Decision To Leave Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo Rethinking Decision To Leave Real Madrid

A four-time Ballon d'Or victor, the 32-year-old Ronaldo is the top European soccer player. The Red Devils have chased their former No.7's signature in the past, only to see him soon sign a new contract with Real Madrid . Portuguese sports daily A Bola had also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the decision. Portuguese outle...

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