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Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7m euros in Spanish tax fraud case

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". "He always told me he is at ease in Real Madrid ". On June 13, Spanish authorities filed a lawsuit against Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo for an alleged €14.7 million (£13 million) tax fraud . Read More »

Foley says Vegas fans will love their new roster

Stanley Cup-winning goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defensemen Marc Methot and Alexei Emelin, 30-goal scorer Jonathan Marchessault and forwards David Perron and James Neal are among the veterans selected by the Golden Knights in the National Hockey League expansion draft Wednesday night. Read More »

NHL Expansion Draft Live Stream, Start Time, TV Info


What will that team look like when it takes the ice in early October? The NHL's other 30 teams also got new digs during Adidas' event in Las Vegas , but New York-based rapper Desiigner, of Panda fame under Kanye West's GOOD Music label, was on hand to rep the league's newest team. Read More »

Lawes impresses but British & Irish Lions suffer defeat


Centre Jonathan Davies, wing George North and flanker Sean O'Brien are also due to make their first appearances in New Zealand. Warren Gatland was insisting yesterday that his first-choice team remains off the agenda, but behind the scenes the starting XV must be formulating in the coaches' heads. Read More »

Confederations Cup : Germany, Chile set for heavyweight clash


Lars Stindl opened scoring early for Germany after five minutes, with Tom Rogic equaling for Australia in the 40th minute, but then Julian Draxler gave the lead again to Germany just four minutes later from a penalty. " Chile perhaps have a player or two amongst their ranks who have a lot of experience playing in tournaments, however I see us well equipped to deal with them". Read More »

Golden Knights swipe Perron from Blues in expansion draft


The NHL Awards show is usually a bit of an afterthought, but not this year. They first unveiled it at an official event before showing a blow-up version of the jersey at the sign. Fleury was picked by the team in the NHL hockey expansion draft. The team must have 14 forwards , nine defensemen and three goalies . The other four players can be any position. Read More »

Desert ice: NHL awards, expansion draft colliding in Vegas


Fleury, who also netted Vegas a second round pick, will likely be the face of the first roster. George McPhee can't wait to fill the white board, the one in the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft room. When asked if he had completed half a dozen transactions, McPhee said “certainly at least that.”. The fifth-round draft pick acquired by Vegas from Carolina originally belonged to the Boston Bruins. Read More »

State of Origin: NSW v Queensland game two highlights

He's also a very strong guy, he's deceptively strong, and he's always a handful when you play against him". Succeeding Corey Parker is no easy task but McGuire has shown plenty of minerals in the first two Origin games and he looks to have taken on the responsibility of pack leader. Read More »

Southampton 'content with Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk apology'


But the Merseyside club have since dropped their interest in the player , following Southampton's decision to report Liverpool to the Premier League over an alleged 'illegal approach'. Wright is correct - Arsenal do need a player like that. Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers, Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin have been other high-profile departures in recent years, while managers Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman have also left for pastures new. Read More »

Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

The Argentinian, who now plays for Paris Saint-German, is unlikely to spend any time behind bars though - most sentences under two years in Spain are suspended for first-time offenders. In 2016, Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano received a one-year suspended prison sentence for tax fraud while Barca superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar are both now awaiting court decisions. Read More »

Gatland blasts All Blacks tactics as Test looms


We're in pretty good shape at the moment. "They all congratulated me and we went out for a bit of a dinner together, so they're now calling me "sir" as well", admitted Best. Farrell has been cleared to resume full training and appears certain to feature against the All Blacks . Gatland also confirmed that George Kruis was taken off on Saturday due to an injury concern. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand


And he was all smiles escorting a young mascot in a wheelchair out onto the pitch in Moscow before he netted his first goal of the tournament inside eight minutes at the home of Spartak Moscow . Ronaldo missed a good opportunity on the 62nd minute. Portugal coach Fernando Santos has said he will rotate his team during the tournament . Read More »

Can wants Germany to 'neutralise' Sanchez


He trained and didn't have any pain", he said. "Every single national-team game is important for me". He's a captain and a point of reference in this group. This tournament is very important for us, it's a dream to be here and it would be a real dream to win it. "But I believe we have excellent players and they have other excellent players". Read More »

Ronaldo leads Portugal over Russia


Along with his goal, Wood spurned a couple of other clear chances but the Leeds United striker was remaining upbeat. " Mexico are a world-class side and we're the smallest team in the competition". Mexico continued to probe; Jimenez seeing two headers directed straight at the keeper while Fabian saw a curling effort go just over the bar. I am expecting a really good game tomorrow. Read More »

Ronaldo goal pushes Portugal past Russian Federation

When the Russian players - some unknown outside their home country - were given center stage, they forced an own goal from New Zealand defender Michael Boxall in the 31st minute, and forward Fyodor Smolov added a second in the 69th. "Our players and myself were shouting to stop the game but there was no reaction on the side". "The game was really rough and violent". That's why I lost my temper. Read More »

Mourinho accused of £3.3mn tax fraud in Spain


He left Spain to retake the manager's job at Chelsea , where he won the 2014-15 title but was sacked six months later after losing the support of players. Ronaldo, who has been summoned to appear in court on July 31, has denied any wrongdoing. Real Madrid argues that Ronaldo's decision to leave Real Madrid is irreversible . Read More »

Haase upsets Thiem, Zverev advances at Gerry Weber Open


The Austrian world No.8 struggled with Haase's consistency throughout and missed two set points in the second set before double-faulting on his opponent's first match point. "I'm glad I could win in two sets and have the feeling I played well". "I played good in the second set and had a lot of chances, but he played those set points well and was playing well overall", Thiem said. Read More »

Luciano Spalletti hints Ivan Perisic won't be forced into Inter Milan stay


New Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti is prepared to see Ivan Perisic sold. But Spalletti, who was confirmed as Inter's new manager this week, has indicated that he does not want to keep players who don't want to be at the club. Roberto Mancini was sacked just weeks before the start of the season while his replacement, Frank De Boer, lasted just under three months. Stefano Pioli guided the club until early May, when he was sacked toward the end of an eight-match winless streak. Read More »

Fernando Santos: 'Cristiano Ronaldo remains extremely concentrated'

If referees are going to start demanding replays for every marginal call then we are in for a disaster World Cup . "My desire is that he continues to be the best in the world and that we can give deliver him more titles". The equaliser arrived just before the halftime break for Mexico , as Vela picked out Hernandez, who sent a powerful header into the bottom corner. Read More »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax case on July 31

Cristiano Ronaldo has not spoken to Real Madrid officials about a transfer away from Spain and he is not expected to leave the European champions during the close season, club president Florentino Perez said on Monday. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo lamented his side's failure to close out victory over Mexico after conceding an injury-time equaliser in Sunday's 2-2 draw at the Confederations Cup. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax evasion

The Portuguese failed to declare his income when he submitted his tax returns in the relevant years "with the intention of deriving unlawful benefit", the prosecutor alleges. However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is adamant that Ronaldo will continue to be a player for the world's biggest football club. Real Madrid argues that Ronaldo's decision to leave Real Madrid is irreversible . Read More »

Anil kumble quits as india coach

Anil Kumble started his journey in the Indian Cricket team in the year 1990 as a "First Class Bowler" at the age of 19. Kumble said his position was "untenable" after captain Virat Kohli questioned his leadership style and told the Indian board he had reservations about the spin great extending his one-year stay. Read More »

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices


The Knights are an NHL hockey expansion team. "We're going to put our team together and we'll watch it come to life in front of us", McPhee said. "It's a very interesting situation", Shattenkirk said. "He's going to be so important for their team with his experience and the kind of person he is", Crosby said following the NHL Awards. Read More »