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United boss Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

This news follows reports of Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo potentially facing tax fraud charges himself. Mourinho's management team - Gestifute - and Real Madrid did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. Last year , Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty of tax evasion on the Argentina international's image rights, with more than 4m euros (£3.52m) owed in back payments. Read More »

Hawks trade Dwight Howard to Charlotte Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks originally signed him to a 4-year, $52 million deal last summer and promptly dealt him to Charlotte for Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes . My expectation was that the Hawks could deal Howard for something close to cap relief, as ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz suggested as a best-case scenario on Twitter after the season. Read More »

Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of €3.3 mln tax fraud

Four-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo is accused of diverting €150m of advertising revenue and image rights through a shell company in the British Virgin Islands , a tax haven. Both Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo published lengthy statements when they were accused of tax fraud. Real Madrid and Man United are not directly involved. Read More »

Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton takes pole, equals Senna's record

Coming in second was Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas , albeit with a 19.7-second gap over Hamilton, while Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull took a podium finishing in third place. Hamilton's best lap in a blazing, course-record one minute 11.459 seconds on Saturday earned the 65th pole position of his 11-year career, tying him with Senna for second place all-time, three behind Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher . Read More »

José Mourinho charged with £2.9m tax fraud

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Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding Spanish authorities of $16.4 million in tax between 2011 and 2014. The cynic in me is seeing this as nothing more than a smokescreen from Jorge Mendes and Ronaldo's representatives to deflect attention away from his tax fraud allegations. Read More »

Celtics trade first overall pick to Philly

Danny Ainge isn't anxious. The Celtics will receive a 2018 Lakers pick, but only if it is second, third, fourth or fifth overall. By doing this, the Celtics have passed on a superior talent in Markelle Fultz which has left many fans wondering what GM Danny Ainge has in store for the team's future. Read More »

Real Madrid send message to Man United about Alvaro Morata

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax evasion in Spain, the BBC reports. The Spanish prosecutor claims the Real Madrid forward had knowingly used a business structure to allegedly hide his image rights income in Spain between 2011 and 2014. Read More »

People Want Me to Fight McGregor

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That division never disappoints. The promotional tour for Canelo-Golovkin landed in NY on Tuesday after starting in London on Monday. WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Golovkin faces WBO light-middleweight belt holder Alvarez on 16 September . Read More »

Lucas Digne: 'Real Madrid were no better than Barcelona last term'

Luis Enrique was instrumental in Digne's move to Barcelona in 2016-17, luring the Frenchman to the Catalan giants from Paris Saint-Germain. "I have big ambitions, that's why I'm here. However, it could be a protracted affair with Barcelona having to decide how high a price they want to pay to bring the player to the Camp Nou. But he's strongly refuted claims he could leave, saying: "Of course I'm staying at Barca". Read More »

Penguins beat Predators to claim Stanley Cup

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Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby was named the playoff MVP. He is the third person to achieve the feat and first since Mario Lemieux, the former Penguins great and now team owner, in 1991-92. But there's no need for that debate now. The only other team to win three Stanley Cups this decade? The parade after last year's championship drew about 400,000 fans, the biggest celebration for any of the team's five Stanley Cup championships. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud

Mourinho is accused of defrauding€1,611,537 in 2011 and €1,693,133 in 2012 from his personal income tax (known as IRPF in Spain ), while in charge of Los Blancos . Ronaldo is accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of €14.7m (£12.95m) between 2011 and 2014 and will now testify on July 31, reports The Independent . Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup with late goal in controversial Game 6

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His only point in the previous five games of the Stanley Cup Final was an assist in the 6-0 Game 5 blowout. Crosby, who was widely considered the heir to Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, silenced any remaining critics by helping his Pittsburgh Penguins become the first team in nearly 20 years to repeat as National Hockey League champions and picked up a second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP as well. Read More »

Louisville to appeal Pitino ban, NCAA penalties

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In reality, vacating wins and titles is rather frivolous; we all know that Louisville won the 2013 national championship over MI, and history can not be changed. McGee is banned from being employed within the NCAA for 10 years. The university's interim president, Greg Postel, said the school was "saddened by what took place" and that "it never should have happened", but he said the penalties "went beyond what we consider to be fair and reasonable". Read More »

The Lakers Are Considering Trading D'Angelo Russell For A Lottery Pick

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LaVar Ball isn't letting the headlines get to him - telling TMZ Sports he's still 100% convinced the Lakers will call Lonzo Ball's name with the #2 pick in the draft. "They just need a leader, a point guard, and I think I bring that to the team", he said . The teams agreed to the deal over the weekend, hours after expected top pick Markelle Fultz worked out for the Sixers. Read More »

Would Paul George be interested in joining Detroit Pistons?

The duo is still viewed as an integral part of the Lakers' young core. If either Arizona power forward Lauri Markkanen or Gonzaga power forward/center Zach Collins falls to the Heat at No. The Lakers could decide to wait and pursue George when he becomes a free agent, but that comes at a risk. IN will have to balance the desire for a huge return with the knowledge that teams aren't going to pay top dollar for what might be a rental in George, but the Rockets may not fit their needs. Read More »

Perez distances Real from De Gea move, backs goalkeepers

Barcelona beat off competition from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain for the the former Santos forward, forcing Real Madrid to turn their attentions to securing the signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham for a then world record fee. Read More »

Sauber sack Kaltenborn as F1 boss

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Sauber have parted company with team principal Monisha Kaltenborn , according to sources close to the Swiss Formula One team. In 2012 the Indian-Austrian became Formula 1's first female team principal, but she has now left her Sauber post, meaning the team currently ninth in the constructors' standings have no boss heading into the Azerbaijan GP. Read More »

Jones named to captain Lions against Crusaders

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That's the challenge now. Gatland's made it very, very clear that the first Test is all he's got his eyes on. "They're worldwide players and the crowd's probably going to be a lot more vocal than what we're used to in New Zealand". This 10-match tour is like no other in terms of its unrelenting schedule and quality of opposition. This is arguably the most important game of the Lions tour. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud

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With Lindelof expected to partner Eric Bailly in the centre of defence, and Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo as backups, there is little space in the Man Utd squad for Smalling. The Portuguese defender is both a defender, and Portuguese, and he also plays for Benfica. He inherited the managerial reins at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016 and led United to three trophies during his debut campaign. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association chief praises Russia's preparations for 2018 World Cup

Giving him support from midfield will be grizzled veteran Denis Glushakov and rising star Aleksandr Golovin, two players who had bright moments in the game against New Zealand . That will be no easy task especially seeing that the entire nation is hoping Sbornaya komanda will shine at the 2018 World Cup next year, although there have been some promising signs for the new head coach after a rocky start. Read More »

76ers deal for No. 1 pick, eye G Fultz

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Some have argued that the 76ers surrendered too much to the Boston Celtics just to move up two spots in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft. 1 overall selection in the National Basketball Association draft. "The odds are in your favor at No. 1, more so than in any other position in the draft, that the player chosen may end up being a franchise-level player", Colangelo said. Read More »

Russian Federation defeat New Zealand 2-0 in Confed Cup opener

Putin had also asked the players to perform like warriors, though they hardly needed to be war-like in dispatching No. 95 New Zealand, which seemed to find the world stage too big. Our honest wish is to see Brazil's and Russia's national teams in the final match", he said on Tuesday at a meeting with speaker of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house Vyacheslav Volodin. Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of Spanish tax fraud

As for Mourinho , Manchester United 54-year-old Portuguese coach, he stands accused of two counts of tax fraud while he coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013. Ronaldo, who played under Mourinho at the Bernabeu, has denied the charges and is threatening to leave 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 and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights". Read More »