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FIFA satisfied with attendance at Confed Cup games in Russia

The tax storm has followed him to Russian Federation and Ronaldo's future is the hot subject at each Portugal press conference, but Pepe says he is focused on the job. Portugal coach Fernando Santos has said he will rotate his team during the tournament. "It's going to be a very complicated game so we have to be alert". Read More »

Brooks Koepka US Open victory pushes new major victor streak to 7

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I mean there's a double (bogey) and a triple (bogey) waiting around every corner, if you just kind of take your mind off of it or just relax for a half second. Koepka, whose caddie Ricky Elliott is from Portrush in Northern Ireland, becomes the seventh first-time major victor in succession, a run stretching back to Jason Day's victory in the 2015 US PGA Championship. Read More »

Brooks Koepka sweeps to US Open victory

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No regrets, but I did play well". "He said, 'Catch me tomorrow.' I never got the autograph". That it would happen. The 26-year-old said: "I felt really comfortable on Saturday with the way I was playing". The 27-year-old struggled to believe his triumph, saying: "What I've done this week is fantastic. And I think it was the night of the third round", Koepka revealed. Read More »

In last moments, Mexico snatch draw against Portugal — FIFA Confederations Cup

Portugal drew their opening Group A game 2-2 with Mexico on Sunday and will target a victory against the host nation at Spartak Stadium. Substitute Cedric Soares looked like being the European champions' hero with his 86th-minute deflected shot, but Moreno's header from a corner spoiled the Southampton defender's celebration of his first global goal to snatch a 2-2 draw for Mexico. Read More »

Darren Sammy does not see West Indies fortunes improving anytime soon

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Most of the region's top players appear in the Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament but their first-class and one-day competitions clash with competitions like the KFC Big Bash League and the Pakistan Super League. The often controversial Cameron also contended that seasoned players needed to translate that experience into performances instead of hoping for a high-level retainer based on their length of time in worldwide cricket. Read More »

Celtics trade No. 1 overall pick to Sixers

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Most expect the Sixers to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall and pair him with Ben Simmons , who missed what would have been his rookie season with a foot injury after going No. If Danny Ainge is interested in the trade market, the reality is he has a bundle of picks which could be grouped together along with a player like Jae Crowder to persuade a team to part ways with their star player. Read More »

Mexico v New Zealand

New Zealand narrowly lost 2-1 to Mexico in a friendly in the United States last October and Hudson, 36, believes his side can build on their display in that game. "We can't be inside our comfort zone", said Osorio. New Zealand are a very different team to Portugal , but they are a hard team to beat. "We think we have a great chance tomorrow". Read More »

Walters wants a fair go for Queensland

But given the dominance of NSW in the opening match, it's something Queensland is likely to have to get used to given the way the Blues played in the series-opener. Trump card: Jarryd Hayne at NSW training in Sydney on Tuesday. "So for us to be the side we want to be, we have to back it up". "We've won nothing. Read More »

Celtics deal No. 1 pick to 76ers

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The Sixers and Celtics finalized a 2017 NBA Draft deal on Monday that will land Philadelphia the No. 1 overall pick in the draft-to be used on Markelle Fultz? Philadelphia will select first for the second straight year. While this seems like a blockbuster move, which it is, I think it's just the first domino to fall in what is going to be an exciting offseason in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case

Jose Mourinho - one of the most successful managers of the last 20 years - has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of $3.6 million during his time as Real Madrid boss. Ronaldo has denied the charges but his immediate future with the Champions League winners is in doubt, after the 32-year-old was revealed to be " very sad and really upset ". Read More »

Mourinho 'in compliance' with all his tax obligations

Mourinho guided Real Madrid to the 2011/12 LaLiga title, returning to manage Chelsea after leaving the Bernabeu in June 2013 before taking over as Manchester United boss last summer. "The Spanish government in turn, through the tax department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations". Read More »

Dani Alves Agrees Two-Year Deal With Manchester City

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Dani Alves is reported to have terminated his contract with Juventus , but Manchester City could face competition from Chelsea. Alves's agent had a meeting with Juventus on Monday and made the club aware of his client's desire to move on. Read More »

Paul George informs Pacers he will leave in free agency, prefers Lakers

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How does this affect the Lakers you ask? Paul George has made it official, according to a report. This report would seem to follow naturally on the heels of George being denied All-NBA recognition following the 2016-2017 season, and therefore precluding IN from offering him the $200 million Designated Player Extension. Read More »

Win by American Koepka 'delighted' European fans

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From 21 top-10 finishes on the US-based Tour, he had only one victory. Tommy Fleetwood was one stroke behind after the third round with a 68 but he also had an even par score on the last round. " I learned a lot this week ". "I know that inside myself I feel fine and I can - whether I play well or not that's a different story, but I feel fine". Read More »

Mourinho refutes tax fraud claims after complaint filed by Spanish prosecutors

Real Madrid was not immediately available for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was recently alleged to have defrauded the authorities of £13m of tax between 2011-2014. Mourinho is accused of using a corporate structure "in order to make physically opaque benefits from their image rights". However, Perez said that he had not spoken to Ronaldo, who is on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, ... Read More »

Ward defeats Kovalev to retain light heavyweight titles

But the shots forced Kovalev to bend over, and he looked spent, so Weeks jumped in and waved off the fight at 2 minutes, 29 seconds. There is no discussion, the right hand is what got it started. Now he's a good kid, I do him and he's swell but I'm telling you. "It would have to be against the right guy but I don't put a limit as to what I'm capable of". Read More »

Florentino Perez: 'Real Madrid are watching Gianluigi Donnarumma'

He told Onda Cero : "Donnarumma?" "Everyone says he's a great player, that's he's going to be (Gianluigi) Buffon's replacement". "Two years ago we had the disaster of the late fax, they (United) sent it two minutes late and that was it", Perez said in an interview with Spanish daily Marca on Tuesday, the day after earning a third consecutive mandate with Real. Read More »

Bopanna wins maiden Grand Slam title

Besides bidding for a spot in the final, second-seeded Pliskova knows she will replace Angelique Kerber as the world No. 1 by downing third-seeded Halep, the in-form women's player on clay. She held her nerve to serve it out, ending the contest with an unreturnable serve, triggering a big roar from the Romanian flag-waving fans on Court Philippe Chatrier. Read More »

Palm Beach County's Brooks Koepka wins US Open

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Rory McIlroy might have summed it up best, "not your typical US Open setup, but I'm a big fan". "I'm going in thinking and trying to compete at the best that I can, and hopefully get in contention", Stricker said. With athleticism and power, and four straight putts over the back nine that allowed him to pull away, Koepka capped off his hardscrabble journey around the world and found stardom at home as the U.S. Read More »