• Angel Di Maria receives prison sentence after admitting to tax fraud
Angel Di Maria receives prison sentence after admitting to tax fraud

Other big names in football have been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently. And finally, they accuse him of "voluntarily" refusing to include €28.4 million in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company.

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  • 76ers draft Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick acquired from Celtics
76ers draft Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick acquired from Celtics

A record 16 freshman were selected in the first round. The Philadelphia 76ers selected Fultz with the top pick Thursday night at Barclays Center , doing so less than a week after acquiring the pick from the Boston Celtics . With the third pick acquired from the Sixers, the Celtics opted to use their pick than go with another trade and chose...

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  • Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs
Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs

Fultz is the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, June 22. Top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. Philadelphia also owns four second-round picks, acquired in previous trades with the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz. Don't be surprised if the...

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  • Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft
Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft

The Charlotte Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the National Basketball Association draft in Kentucky's Malik Monk with the 11th overall pick. After Fultz was picked, fellow freshman Lonzo Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers . The Lakers don't appear concerned by LaVar Ball, the voluble father wit...

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  • Corey Seager hits 3 home runs against Mets
Corey Seager hits 3 home runs against Mets

The Dodgers' controversial outfielder turned back and yelled "F-k you". "I tried everything to clear it up and sort of stayed with me, and I knew something like this might pop up being away two years", he said. He's the third Mets starter now on the disabled list along with closer Jeurys Familia. The Dodgers erupted in the third inning wi...

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  • 76ers Select Washington G Markelle Fultz No. 1 In NBA Draft
76ers Select Washington G Markelle Fultz No. 1 In NBA Draft

If that does not convey, the Celtics will receive the more favorable of the Sixers' and the Kings' first-round picks in 2019, as long as the better pick is not No. 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. Reporters want to make a story and get th...

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  • Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz with #1 pick in 2017 NBA Draft
Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz with #1 pick in 2017 NBA Draft

The Sixers made four picks in the second round: UCLA and Australian forward Jonah Bolden; Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans, SMU guard Sterling Brown and power forward Mathias Lessort out of France. Rather, LA traded away D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets in a deal that also included Timofey Mozgov and Brook Lopez. "They said they love my dad an...

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  • 76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft
76ers pick Fultz No. 1 overall in NBA Draft

This was the third straight year, and fourth in the last five, the top three picks were all one-and-dones. Boston received the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick in the deal. The Celtics have been high on Tatum throughout the draft process, and had him in for a private workout late last week. As of the beginning of the draft, the 76...

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  • Boston renames street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz
Boston renames street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

Ortiz's farewell a year ago was a season-long affair in which he was showered with gifts on the road and celebrated for an entire weekend at Fenway. And, yes, it will be less than a year after the player beloved as "Big Papi" walked off the field for the final time.

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  • New York Knicks take European Frank Ntilkina at No. 8 overall
New York Knicks take European Frank Ntilkina at No. 8 overall

A one-year rental. No thank you. "He's going to be a terrific player". The Knicks spent the day shopping disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis , and might still work some sort of deal. If you haven't caught the theme yet, it would be a dream scenario to be in the top 5 this draft. Tatum isn't that kind of player yet. On this roster, which is loaded mor...

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  • Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win
Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win

In only her 18th match in one of the four majors, the 20-year-old Latvian fought back from a set and 3-0 down to blaze past the experienced Romanian 4-6 6-4 6-3 and become her country's first grand slam champion. On one hand, you had the stable, reliable Halep who is a counter-puncher and doesn't give away too many unforced errors . Halep said...

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  • Ronaldo situation 'very strange' - Perez
Ronaldo situation 'very strange' - Perez

Ronaldo is threatening to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities. "I don't have any solution but Cristiano, like everyone else, has a contract and is a Real Madrid player", Perez told radio station Onda Cero on Monday after earning a third consecutive mandate at Real.

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  • Carlos Salcedo Ruled Out Of Confederations Cup Due To Shoulder Injury
Carlos Salcedo Ruled Out Of Confederations Cup Due To Shoulder Injury

A physical affair featured 37 free kicks in total and several skirmishes. Mexico scored twice in a busy second-half performance to overcome New Zealand 2-1 on Wednesday and destroy the All Whites dreams of securing their first Confederations Cup victory at the 11th attempt.

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  • 'O'Mahony at the lineout is key,' Schmidt says
'O'Mahony at the lineout is key,' Schmidt says

The Lions smother defence orchestrated by Andy Farrell kept the free-scoring Crusaders try-less and they will attempt to suffocate the sparkle out of Beauden Barrett, denying him the time and space the classy playmaker needs to do his stuff.

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  • Paul George has 'serious interest' in trade to Spurs
Paul George has 'serious interest' in trade to Spurs

The four-time All-Star forward provided clarity on his short-term plan Thursday before playing in a charity softball game just a short walk away from the only National Basketball Association arena he's called home. "So that's still on my mind ... and something I definitely want to achieve in IN". Maybe he'll be playing on one in Los Angeles in ...

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  • Jonny Bairstow: I've learnt to accept not being an England regular
Jonny Bairstow: I've learnt to accept not being an England regular

He then came back in for last week's semi-final defeat by Pakistan in Cardiff, justifying his selection at the top of the order ahead of Jason Roy with a sparky 43. Bairstow has developed a welcome knack of stepping in to any England side and repeating the form that made him their Test player of 2016. Domingo has been in England with the Pr...

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  • Dallas Mavericks fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr
Dallas Mavericks fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr

The Knicks are in need of a lead guard and have been linked to Smith and French point guard Frank Ntilikina, who flew in to New York Tuesday night and met with Knicks President Phil Jackson Wednesday morning. "This is a huge day for us", Rick Carlisle said as he addressed the media shortly after selecting Smith Jr. The explosive guard was one o...

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  • The Lakers And Pacers Have Engaged In Paul George Trade Talks
The Lakers And Pacers Have Engaged In Paul George Trade Talks

For the IN brass, it makes the most sense to find a trade partner to deal George so the Pacers actually gain something from the departure of their star player. He would likely fit in well alongside Irving and James as a knockdown shooter who can create for himself and he'd give them the type of 3-and-D wing they desperately need to match up with ...

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  • Lakers' Luke Walton: LaVar's claims initially pressure Lonzo Ball
Lakers' Luke Walton: LaVar's claims initially pressure Lonzo Ball

Probably the most talked-about player in the 2017 draft (because of his father), Ball has the right stuff to become an National Basketball Association star. "Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. "I've been seeing a lot of insane things". BOOM! There really is no other word as the prophecy has come to fruition: UCLA ...

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  • Boston Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft
Boston Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft

They have the No. 3 pick in the draft, which they acquired from the 76ers via the Sacramento Kings . Danny Ainge and Co. were back in Boston plotting strategy and looking to get back in on the transactional fun they kick-started by sending the No.

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