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Ronaldo header gives Portugal win over Confed Cup hosts Russian Federation


Mexico scored twice in a busy second-half performance to overcome New Zealand 2-1 and destroy the All Whites' dreams of securing their first Confederations Cup victory at the 11th attempt. That's unacceptable and why I lost my temper. "It's true that the camera shows some things I said but (New Zealand's) assistant coach is responsible for what happened". Read More »

Flames president Burke says team needs new arena


On the subject of receiving public funding for a new arena, Burke noted that he doesn't believe that taxpayers in any one area are smarter than another, but wondered why leaders in Calgary felt smarter than those in Edmonton or Winnipeg, two cities who recently completed new taxpayer-funded arenas. Read More »

Russia 0-1 Portugal


Down 1-0 at the end of the first half, Mexico made a stunning comeback and continued to put pressure on the New Zealanders all throughout the second half and end the game in a 2-1 victory. Ronaldo took no questions from the media and did not comment on his legal issues. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing. "He's a top quality player and, personally, this might have an impact on his new season as well". Read More »

Portugal vs. Russia in Confederations Cup


Three players were eventually shown yellow cards; surprisingly, no one was red-carded. They badly need a good result against the Mexicans with Euro 2016 winners Portugal to follow in St Petersburg on Saturday in their final group match. Read More »

Peralta seals Mexico's comeback win over Kiwis

Raphael Guerreiro's towering cross from the left flank hung in the air and found Ronaldo, who rose at the far post to head back across Igor Akinfeev . But he is does not agree with the comparisons and is just focussing on the task ahead for Stanislav Cherchesov's side, so will not ask for Ronaldo's famous No 7 shirt. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud

But will he leave Real Madrid? Jose Mourinho comes out with a strong defence! There is nothing Real Madrid have to do now. Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes. Ronaldo has been summonsed to appear in court in Madrid on July 31 as part of the investigation. Mourinho is said to have knowingly used a business structure to hide the money he earned from his image rights. Read More »

Now, Mourinho accused of 3.3mn euro tax fraud in Spain

The former Real Madrid boss has been accused of defrauding tax authorities to the tune of €3.3million by a Spanish regional prosecutor, with a complaint filed on Tuesday. Barcelona's Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09 million euro fine a year ago for tax fraud . The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros (2.92 million pounds), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court. Read More »

Germany beat Australia 3-2 in Confederations Cup

Australia was outplayed in their last global friendly at home by Brazil , and they will be looking for a better performance against Germany . But Ange Postecoglou's men refused to throw in the towel and Juric pulled one back after more unconvincing goalkeeping from Leno, the attacker tapping home a rebound after the Bayer Leverkusen shot stopper failed to hold on to what seemed like an easy ball, with the goal allowed to stand after a VAR referral did not confirm a potential handball ... Read More »

Vegas Golden Knights to play first game at Dallas on Oct


Poile is the only GM in Predators history, patiently building the Sun Belt franchise into a powerhouse with a solid foundation in the community. Previously, Perron played in six seasons for the Blues after being drafted by the club in the first round (26th overall) in 2007. Read More »

Kumble: Untenable Kohli relationship behind India resignation

The BCCI also said that Sanjay Bangar, Batting Coach; R Sridhar, Fielding Coach would continue their assignments and assist the Indian Cricket Team during the tour. But BCCI made a decision to give it a try and named Kumble as the coach for West Indies tour. There were also many reactions to Kumble's resignation, with Olympic gold medallist leading the pack with a tongue-in-cheek swipe at Kohli, tweeting "My biggest teachers was coach Uwe.I hated him!But stuck with him for 20 years.He ... Read More »

Yankees and Marlins all find value in the MLB Draft

With the pick, Greene, a Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks graduate, became the highest drafted player in the Santa Clarita Valley's history. He also has a hard slider and solid changeup in his arsenal. As a senior, he was 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA over 5 appearances, collecting 43 strikeouts with just 4 walks over 28.0 innings pitched. UC Irvine second baseman Keston Hiura went ninth to Milwaukee even though he was limited to DH duties this season and is expected to have surgery once he signs. Read More »

England march into Champions Trophy semis


As for New Zealand , it's a crucial match for them if they want to continue their Champions Trophy campaign but if there another no result in Cardiff , it will mean New Zealand face a must-win against Bangladesh in its final league match. Read More »

French Open final 'a nice gift' for Ostapenko

This has been a magical tournament for the young Ostapenko, as she had little to no grand slam success heading into the French, and now she made her first ever grand slam final appearance on her birthday. Pliskova refused to go down without a fight and broke back to trail 4-3 with yet more strong hitting, but Halep was on a mission and regained her advantage courtesy of another stray forehand from the Czech before serving out the match. Read More »

Top Real Madrid star has his 'heart set' on Man United move


The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which appear to show that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights". "Ronaldo is a Real player and will continue to be so as far as we are concerned", Perez told Marca sports daily yesterday. There are many similarities with Leo Messi's recent tax fraud case in which the Barcelona star avoided a prison term but paid a hefty sum to the Spanish ... Read More »

'Video tech is the future of football'

While All Whites coach Anthony Hudson understandably said he was disappointed with the defeat against Russian Federation, he was pleased with his side's commitment - and he will expect nothing less when the team line up against Gold Cup winners Mexico at Sochi's Fisht Stadium. Read More »

Cooper Cronk to miss Storm clash with Sharks


I thought they were at their best in that area; it was slow, it was frustrating. Smith said he wanted to be involved in the grand final rematch, and believed that playing in the Sharks clash would best prepare him for Origin II on June 21 at ANZ Stadium. Read More »

Josh Jackson Blames Timing Of Trade For Not Working Out With Celtics

The projected top-five pick is placing the blame on the team. "Playing with Jaylen. I think it would be pretty special", he said. Jackson previously had a workout with Boston scheduled for June 12, but canceled it. Jackson has not worked out for the Celtics once. While he won't work out with the team ahead of Thursday's draft, Jackson's camp finally released his medical records to Boston on Wednesday. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of $16M Tax Fraud in Spain

On 30 May, Spain's financial crimes prosecution unit said it filed a complaint against Mijatovic at a Madrid court after a report was forwarded by the Hacienda. Ronaldo joins Barcelona's Lionel Messi , Neymar and Javier Mascherano among soccer stars the Spanish government has accused of tax evasion in recent years. Read More »

Arsenal launch £30m bid for Barcelona star, Italian giants could rival offer


The Turkish global has struggled to hold down a regular first team place in Luis Enrique's side and made just 14 La Liga appearances for the Catalan giants last season. "He has three more years on his contract and is happy at Barcelona". Bulut is Turan's agent however, he works closely with Mendes. Jose Mourinho wanted Gomes last summer but the Red Devils landed Paul Pogba instead. Read More »

Farrell to sit out Maori All Blacks clash


Farrell was later ruled out of the game with a quadriceps strain. Munster skipper Peter O'Mahony has been named as captain of the British & Irish Lions for their meeting with the Maori All Blacks at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday. Read More »

Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

The Russian captain and custodian, Igor Akinfeev , on his 100th appearance was huge between the sticks and made a sensational stop to deny Andre Silva in the second-half to keep his side in the game. The Russians seemed to recover after the break as deep into the second half they began coining up unsafe attacks on the Portuguese goal one after another. Read More »