• Portugal likely to rest Cristiano Ronaldo as semis beckon
Portugal likely to rest Cristiano Ronaldo as semis beckon

They finished third in their group, with three draws to their name, then beat Croatia 1-0 in extra time in the round of 16, Poland on penalties in the quarterfinals and Wales 2-0 in the semifinals, before needing extra time again in the decider.

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  • €55 million rated Real Madrid superstar to choose Manchester United over Chelsea
€55 million rated Real Madrid superstar to choose Manchester United over Chelsea

The Colombian worldwide started just 13 league games last season and his exit from the club was all-but confirmed after Rodriguez was axed from Zinedine Zidane's squad for the Champions League final win over Juventus. Tipped to leave the Bernabeu, a number of European giants have been linked with a moves for the Colombia global, with names such as ...

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  • Loew's Confed Cup policy pays off for Lars Stindl
Loew's Confed Cup policy pays off for Lars Stindl

Australia , meanwhile, picked up their opening point of the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Cameroon although progress in the tournament seems unlikely with the Socceroos needing to beat Chile to have any hope. Chile , trying to win its first major global tournament after winning consecutive Copa America titles, was in control for most of th...

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  • Fultz, Ball are NBA's next stars
Fultz, Ball are NBA's next stars

It did not matter to the Sixers that Fultz is the first player from a losing team to go No. 1 since the Portland Trail Blazers took LaRue Martin out of Loyola (Ill.) in 1972. With Fultz adding his scoring proficiency alongside the pass-first Simmons and Embiid, the Sixers are hoping their painstaking "Process" finally takes the next step into t...

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  • Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico
Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

Hudson knows it won't be easy, but expects his squad to be up for the challenge. Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio described the All Whites as "gentleman" before the game but he had changed his tune after the match, bemoaning that "the game was really rough, almost violent and I think that's unacceptable".

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  • The NBA Welcomes the 2017 Draft Class
The NBA Welcomes the 2017 Draft Class

There have been a flurry of trades since the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals , though most of the moves on draft night were minor. The Washington star made the error Thursday night after getting picked by the Philadelphia 76ers .

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  • Who will join the Vegas Golden Knights?
Who will join the Vegas Golden Knights?

The New York Islanders reportedly have made a deal in which the Knights will receive the Islanders' first-round draft pick (No. 15 overall) in Friday's NHL Entry draft along with injured forward Mikhail Grabovski. Photo by Andy Martin Jr. That benefits the Golden Knights because it maintained a deeper pool of talent available. Mark Messier ...

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  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho releases statement after tax fraud allegations
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho releases statement after tax fraud allegations

Di Maria spent four seasons with Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014 and the details of his case have been confirmed by the Spanish tax authorities. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016.

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  • Bottas on top after incident-filled final practice
Bottas on top after incident-filled final practice

The British driver's 66th pole moves him one ahead of Formula One great Ayrton Senna and just two behind Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 68. FP1 wasn't a happy session, but we made some changes ahead of FP2, and the vehicle definitely felt more comfortable. "Last year I think I was very quick there; I just didn't deliver".

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  • Jeremy Maclin Played Through Last Season With Groin Injury
Jeremy Maclin Played Through Last Season With Groin Injury

Maclin hasn't shied away from opening up about his release from the team. He said he was on his way to former teammate Fletcher Cox's football camp in MS when he received the message. Maclin missed four games because of the problem, and his production was obviously down from the year before. If Jeremy Maclin looked like he was a step slow p...

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  • Mourinho declares innocence in Spanish tax fraud claims
Mourinho declares innocence in Spanish tax fraud claims

Former Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has been given a one-year prison sentence and fined 2million euros (£1.76million) after pleading guilty to two counts of tax fraud in Spain. The state prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which indicate that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands ...

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  • Real Madrid Reject Jose Mourinho Contract Allegations
Real Madrid Reject Jose Mourinho Contract Allegations

The allegations against the Portuguese amount to a sum of £2.9 million (€3.3m), according to Spanish publication El Pais . Spanish prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the player accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.39 million) by hiding his image rights income between 2011 and 2014.

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  • Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku
Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admitted on Saturday that greed nearly cost him dearly before he clinched a landmark pole during qualifying for Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Starting at the back on Sunday will be the McLarens of Stoffel Vandoorne and ex-champion Fernando Alonso after a latest round of engine problems and according grid penalties.

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  • Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems
Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems

Williams's Felipe Massa was seventh, just two places and 0.302secs ahead of rookie team-mate Lance Stroll , whose confidence appears to have been transformed by scoring his first points with ninth place in his home race in Canada two weeks ago.

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  • Number of refugees entering U.S. drops by half under Trump
Number of refugees entering U.S. drops by half under Trump

But the lower US admissions numbers have disrupted a finely tuned, federally funded process that begins with exhaustive 18-month security screenings overseas. Meanwhile, the number of arrivals admitted in the initial months of the Trump administration was down 12 percent compared to the same period previous year.

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  • Angel Di Maria Fined £1.76 Million Over Tax Evasion While In Spain
Angel Di Maria Fined £1.76 Million Over Tax Evasion While In Spain

The case involves income the Argentina forward made from image rights, not from his salary paid by Real Madrid . The state prosecutor's office in Madrid has intensified its pursuit of alleged tax fraud in football. All are accused of using a similar system, whereby their image rights were owned by companies registered in the British Virgin Isl...

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  • Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick
Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick

The Knights probably won't be as bad initially as the expansion Atlanta Thrashers _ who managed a meagre 39 points in 1999 _ but more in line instead with the 2000 Blue Jackets and Wild franchises, which finished 22nd (tied) and 25th overall in their first seasons.

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  • Rio Ferdinand dreams of Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return
Rio Ferdinand dreams of Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return

But the tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said . "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", the statement from Gestifute Media read.

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  • NBA Draft: Evaluating the top 5 picks
NBA Draft: Evaluating the top 5 picks

The Blazers chose to sign him before the draft since they feared North Carolina center Bob McAdoo would opt to go to the American Basketball Association. Philadelphia had the No. 1 draft spot three previous times, taking Doug Collins in 1973, Allen Iverson in 1996 and Simmons. The Lakers also exchanged picks with the Utah Jazz , who made ano...

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  • Vegas Golden Knights select NHL veterans in expansion draft
Vegas Golden Knights select NHL veterans in expansion draft

Sorry, Marc-Andre, but everybody loves you, buddy. Yes, the Golden Knights seemed to get this right. One question for the Winterhawks is how quickly an expansion franchise wanting to create buzz might want to promote its first ever draft pick.

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