Author: 0 Ronaldo acted legally in tax fraud case-Real Madrid

Ronaldo's agent has denied any wrongdoing. Gestifute, the agency representing the Portugal captain, said in a lengthy statement posted on its website the matter is a complex financial one. 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.

Sport England captain Harry Kane blames poor defence for loss to France
Author: 0 England captain Harry Kane blames poor defence for loss to France

England made a flying start, as captain Kane put them ahead in the ninth minute following a slick team move. Harry Kane opened the scoring early for Gareth Southgate's Three Lions side, but England were trailing by half-time after goals by Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe .

Sport Cardiff: Pakistan thrash England to reach Champions Trophy final
Author: 0 Cardiff: Pakistan thrash England to reach Champions Trophy final

Pakistan made far better use of the used wicket in Cardiff , offering little pace or bounce. Pakistan will meet either India or Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday. "250/270 would have been". England didn't manage a single individual fifty in their innings. Recalled Jonny Bairstow , opening in ODI cricket for the first time at the expense of out-of-form Jason Roy , struck 43 off 57 balls after surviving a review for lbw off just his second ball and benefiting ...

Author: 0 Confirmed: Manchester United bid huge for top summer target

ANTOINE Griezmann apologised for any misunderstanding his comments about his future may have caused in recent months after extending his Atletico Madrid contract until 2022. A few days ago, agent Juanma Lopez has confirmed that Manchester United is an "interesting" destination for his client. Jose Mourinho at Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, May 24.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Pakistan shock hosts England in ruthless eight-wicket win

Pakistani bowlers produced another professional performance to restrict the formidable England batting line-up to 211 after Sarfraz Ahmed opted to bowl on a used surface. Junaid Khan finished with 2-42 and Rumman Raees with 2-44. "We adapted to the conditions, we knew if we restricted them we could easily chase it down".

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy: Sarfraz Ahmed proud as 'no chance' Pakistan reach final

Pakistan defeated England to qualify for the final of the 50-over tournament. However, the Virat Kohli-led side made a fine comeback in a do-or-die match against South Africa . This will be the first meeting between the two sides in ODIs in England . India will be under more pressure due to their huge population - Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza tries to address the issue of pressure ahead of the clash.

Author: 0 Twitter reacts to England Vs Pak; Tweets about India-Pak final

Alex Hales' attempt to up the ante had already ended in a faulty chip to cover, advancing to Rumman Raees to give the one-day worldwide debutant his maiden wicket. Junaid Khan , right, celebrates taking the wicket of Jos Buttler. Sarfraz Ahmed's brilliant 61-run knock secured a semi-final berth for Pakistan , who beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the final Group B game.

Sport Mbappe ready to 'sort through' his options over summer
Author: 0 Mbappe ready to 'sort through' his options over summer

The 18-year-old is one of the most sought after players in Europe after a breakthrough season for the Ligue 1 champions in which he scored 26 goals in all competitions. Real Madrid remain as the favourites to land him because they seem to be the only side willing to meet Monaco's asking price of £100 million, but Manchester United and Arsenal are also believed to keep a close eye on the situation.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top

Either LeBron James has a very short memory, or he does not consider the Miami Heat's two NBA Championship teams on which he played "super-teams", despite the fact his teammates included six-time All-Star Dwyane Wade, five-time All-Star Chris Bosh, and 10-time All-Star Ray Allen.

Author: 0 Conor McGregor fight finalized

Conor McGregor has been pegged as a heavy underdog for his fight against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas , which officially was announced Wednesday. " THE FIGHT IS ON ", McGregor tweeted minutes before Mayweather's post . Mayweather had previously topped that list on three separate occasions but relinquished his crown following his retirement after victory over Andre Berto in September 2015.

Author: 0 Pakistan, Sri Lanka eye semi-final berth in final group stage game

India took the last eight South Africa wickets for 51 runs and a serene Kohli was unbeaten on 76 as his team cruised home with 12 overs to spare to set up a likely semi-final with neighbours Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday. AB de Villiers (c), F Behardien, R Hendricks, I Tahir, D Miller, M Morkel, C Morris, M Mosehle (wkt), W Parnell, D Paterson, A Phehlukwayo, D Pretorius, T Shamsi, JJ Smuts.

Author: 0 Warriors' Green: Officials 'messed up pretty bad' on technical reversal

The scorer's table was even confused. Because Mary Babers Green is more known than Ayesha Curry for unleashing her opinions on Twitter, it's unlikely this one will have the same effect that Curry's did. An officer intervened, and moments later, shoving ensued that involved two males. "Yeah, they're fine", Green said about the incident. When asked about how much the fans have repeatedly heckled him, Green took it as a form of flattery.

Author: 0 This US Goal Against Mexico Last Night Will Be Replayed for Decades

Arena made seven changes to the team that beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 on Thursday , while also moving to a five-man defense. Vela's goal was a decent finish, but it doesn't have a patch on Bradley's effort. "It was a shame to give away the goal that we did, because obviously they have a lot of the ball - but tactically, the game went the way we expected and the way we wanted.

Author: 0 West try consigns Lions to first loss of NZ tour

But Kirwan, who played in the All Blacks with Gatland in the late 1980s and early 1990s, said such comments underestimated the Lions mentor's ability. Jack McGrath, CJ Stander and Johnny Sexton make the replacements bench. The Lions has only once enjoyed a series victory over New Zealand , back in 1971, and this crop of players will be underdogs playing against an All Blacks side on a record run of 45 unbeaten home games.

Author: 0 Eaton Vance Corporation (NYSE:ETV) Under Analyst Spotlight

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. The original version of this piece can be accessed at

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win NBA title

Durant won himself the honor of Finals MVP with a team high of 39 points along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists , and clearly, his mother couldn't be prouder. Then they dismantled the Cavs, who had dismantled the East. Cleveland should have won Game 3, and it probably only would have meant Warriors in six.

Author: 0 Chris Smalling's Man Utd Career Is All But Over

Swedish worldwide Lindelof will now compete with Eric Bailly , Chris Smalling , Phil Jones , Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo for a starting spot in the centre of United's defence. The Jose Mourinho revolution at Manchester United is readily gathering momentum at the moment. Lindelof flew in this morning and is due to undergo an examination at the clubs AON complex.

Author: 0 Murray sets up Nishikori clash

I have never seen anyone get a warning after they have missed the ball toss. "Yeah, for sure, it's gonna be a tough one. It's winning when you're not playing your best is more impressive". "Kei, you know, obviously lost against him at the US Open ". You know, especially in the last couple of months. "I am in semifinals with a very positive feelings", Nadal said.

Sport Gareth Southgate: England need to learn to 'manage the game'
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate: England need to learn to 'manage the game'

He confirmed referee Davide Massa's original decision to award the spot-kick, resulting in the sending off of Varane , much to the disgust of the France players and the home crowd. UEFA powers France and England squared off in Paris to close their global fixture windows, and they went back and forth in an entertaining affair, with Les Bleus climbing back into the lead and holding on for a 3-2 victory through Borussia Dortmund rising star Ousmane Dembele .

Sport Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26
Author: 0 Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

The venue has not been confirmed but according to reports in media that appeared earlier, Mayweather Promotions have reserved the MGM Grand Garden Arena. CONFIRMED! Following reports that Mayweather Promotions had reserved an August 26th date for an unspecified event, the fight has been officially announced.

Author: 0 Cars towed, citations issued after Warriors win

As a raucous crowd cheered at Oracle Arena, Curry watched freshly crowned Finals Most Valuable Player Durant capturing his first ring in his 10th National Basketball Association season. James collected a game-high 13 rebounds and added eight assists to go while becoming the first player ever to average a triple-double in the Finals.

Sport Champions Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener
Author: 0 Champions Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener

However, his side face a daunting end to the season with their final four games including trips to Manchester City and Chelsea , plus Everton and Arsenal at home. Their first home game against a major side is on November 18 when Tottenham visit the Emirates. Elsewhere on the opening weekend, which kicks off on August 12, Arsenal host Leicester City , Manchester United face West Ham at Old Trafford and Liverpool make the trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford .

Author: 0 USA federal court rules against Trumps revised travel ban

The judges did appear to back the administration in saying that the government was within its rights to review existing vetting procedures for travelers from the six countries concerned. Wall also requested that the Supreme Court discuss at its June 22 private conference the administration's request for two emergency applications to reinstate his revised travel ban targeting six majority-Muslim countries and restricting refugee entries.

Sport Dash-cam video shows dazed, disoriented Woods
Author: 0 Dash-cam video shows dazed, disoriented Woods

In the video the officer can be heard asking Woods, "you know where you are going?", to which Woods replied, "No". One of the reports said Woods had to be awakened and that his speech was slow and slurred but that he was "cooperative". Vicodin is an opioid pain medication. "I understand the severity of what I did and take full responsibility for my actions", the 41-year-old father of two said in the statement.

Author: 0 WaPo Report: Special counsel now investigating possible obstruction of justice

Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3. Trump claimed, and Comey later affirmed, that Comey assured him he was not personally under FBI investigation . But if he tries to sack the special counsel, he will be making a bet that the country is too weak and disoriented to stand together behind its constitutional structure of law - which, really, would be the saddest outcome of all.

Sport Dustin Johnson remains relaxed despite disruption ahead of US Open title defence
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson remains relaxed despite disruption ahead of US Open title defence

Open Championship this week? Johnson arrived at Erin Hills on Tuesday afternoon, played some golf on the course , practiced on Wednesday morning, played nine holes and pronounced himself ready to go. "I'm so shocked and so thankful for everyone who made a decision to come, because it was a last-minute thing and it's expensive". Not too long ago, first-time major champions had won 12 out of 13, from Lucas Glover in the 2009 U.S.

Sport Orioles hope to end skid against White Sox
Author: 0 Orioles hope to end skid against White Sox

Years of life for birthday boy Avisail Garcia , who belted a two-run double over Adam Jones' head in center in the third, and followed it up with a two-run single in the fourth for his 24th multi-hit game of the season (he had 25 all of last season).

Author: 0 National Basketball Association champion Warriors undecided on potential White House visit

The Warriors' rejection of the White House's invitation builds on the sentiment expressed by several New England Patriots who announced they would not attend the Trump White House ceremony in April. "Trump couldn't be more ill-suited to be president, because he's a blowhard", Kerr told reporters in May. I mean, it may be different. "I can't believe we're getting this question already", Lacob said.

Author: 0 West heads south from Warriors to Clippers

Thus the Clippers need all the helpful advice they can get, and West brings a well-earned reputation as one of the cleverest move-makers in National Basketball Association history. In what will serve as perhaps the most indelible image from his time with the Warriors, West shared a brief moment with Durant in a hallway at Oracle Arena Monday night after Durant won Finals MVP honors for his role in the Warriors' five-game conquest of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Author: 0 Real Madrid defends Ronaldo from tax fraud accusations

Authorities accuse Ronaldo of knowingly using an overseas "business structure" (or shell company) to hide income from his image rights from Spanish tax agencies between 2011 and 2014. The lawsuit filed against Real Madrid star was based on a report sent to the prosecutor's office from Spain's tax agency AEAT. The denial arrives hours after a tax fraud lawsuit was filed against him in Madrid .

Author: 0 Banks gives Highlanders thrilling win over Lions

The loss at Otago Regional Stadium, however, was a bigger blow for the tourists after they had impressed with a 12-3 win over the Canterbury Crusaders last Saturday and looked to have begun to get some momentum into their tour. "It was a good tight match but if we could go back in time , I think there's a few things we'd have changed out there". The British and Irish Lions are roaring into Wellington to face the champion Hurricanes side on June 27 and we're giving you the chance to be ...

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors win NBA Finals for 2nd time in 3 years

This is the Warriors' fifth National Basketball Association title in franchise history and its second in three years. A fabulous first one with and for Durant . "The toughest challenge was to come in here and see how I can help this team get better", Durant said. Go take it. It's about you .' But I'm like, 'No.

Author: 0 Time is up for Diego Costa in London

He informed me that he won't be needed me in the team next season". However there were signs of disharmony between him and the coaching staff throughout the campaign. The Blues are already set to re-sign their former hitman Romelu Lukaku from Everton in a deal that could cost £100m. "It has to be because I have done badly this year", he said sarcastically.

Sport Johnson hopes timing is right for another US Open title
Author: 0 Johnson hopes timing is right for another US Open title

And this course has 14 blind tee shots out of 18 holes. "I really wasn't in contention, but I was up around the top", said Stricker. "I tend to focus more and play better". Along with winning at Torrey Pines with an eagle on his final hole, Rahm challenged Dustin Johnson in Mexico and scared him in Match Play when Johnson was on his three-tournament winning streak.

Author: 0 Kiki dumped, Bacsinszky meets Ostapenko in semis

Bacsinszky overcame raucous support for Kiki Mladenovic to advance to her second Roland Garros semi-final 6-4 6-4 before unseeded Ostapenko rattled Caroline Wozniacki with a 4-6 6-2 6-2 success . "At first, the conditions were really tough", Ostapenko said. The two men's quarterfinals - Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal vs Pablo Carreno Busta - that were supposed to take place on Tuesday, have been rescheduled for Wednesday.

Author: 0 Gareth Southgate: 'There is no magic wand for England, that's the reality'

France went on to win Tuesday's match 3-2, despite being reduced to 10 men early in the second half. The defeat in Paris was by far the most disappointing with England taught a lesson by their opponents who played nearly the whole of the second-half with a man fewer, after Raphael Varane was sent off in conceding a penalty, following a referral to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR ), but still dominated with a young team.

Sport Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills
Author: 0 Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills

The bigger concern for McIlroy is his competitive form. Spain's Jon Rahm , a candidate to become the sixth successive first-time Major victor, said he also was trying to lessen his stress level before Thursday's start. Of the rest, Jordan Spieth will be a key player this week if he can keep his ball on the fairway . Avoid the thick, knee-high fescue at all costs.

Author: 0 Michael Bradley Goal Over Ochoa & Mexico

The half ended with Mexico on its front foot but the Americans in position to escape with at least one point. The fourth-place team advances to a playoff against Asia's No. "Clearly 16 points, except in very, very unusual situations, will get us one of the automatic spots", Gulati said. "We knew that we couldn't just sit back".

Sport Garcia chasing more major glory at US Open
Author: 0 Garcia chasing more major glory at US Open

And the 37-year-old will now try to become only the seventh player - after Craig Wood, Ben Hogan (twice), Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth - to win the Masters and US Open in the same year. So, I'm really not trying to judge it, to be honest with you, but, I feel like this tournament could be the first tournament back since then. Hosting a major for the first time, the Wisconsin course has faced plenty of criticism ahead of the tournament starting Thursday.

Author: 0 Durant Leads Warriors to NBA Championship

But the Warriors bench has been the difference through three quarters. This is the third straight year the Warriors and Cavs faced off in the Finals. "I have no reason to put my head down". All those jokes about the Golden State Warriors blowing a 3-1 series lead to lose the 2016 championship can come to an end now.

Author: 0 Manchester United make Lindelof first close-season signing

I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there. Manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen to strengthen his squad in several areas, including defence, after qualifying for next season's Champions League by winning the Europa League last month.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho 'Convinces' £79 Million Target Into Old Trafford Move

Manchester United are looking for their second signing of the summer after the Red Devils concluded a deal to bring in defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica on Saturday. United are keen to wrap up a deal for Morata quickly, with United boss Mourinho eager to have most of his summer transfer trading done by the time he returns to work at the club's Carrington training base at the end of June.

Sport Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place
Author: 0 Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place

However, the other three semi-finalists are yet to drop a set, while Murray has lost three so far. The Scot will now face the tournament's 2015 victor Wawrinka, who beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1, in what is a repeat of last year's semi-final showdown which Murray won in four sets before losing to Novak Djokovic in the final .

Author: 0 Diego Costa wants Atletico Madrid return after Chelsea snub

Former club Atletico Madrid are favourites to re-sign the fiery hitman despite a transfer ban. But Costa appears undeterred and seems open to moving elsewhere for six months to facilitate a switch back to Spain . Costa has said he will "have to find a way out", given his relationship with Conte and the club has effectively been fractured beyond fix. Last summer, Costa was linked with a move away from Chelsea , and the prevailing narrative was a return to Atletico Madrid .

Sport Mayweather, McGregor reach agreement for August 26 boxing fight
Author: 0 Mayweather, McGregor reach agreement for August 26 boxing fight

White told ESPN that the 12-round fight would take place at the T-Mobile Arena and that McGregor would weigh in at 154 pounds. Elsewhere, the possibility of a cross-sport commentary team remains open, with the possibility that Showtime commentator Mauro Ranallo will lead the broadcast.

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