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Anthony Hudson and New Zealand "incredibly disappointed" following loss to Mexico

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 . He scored his 20th worldwide goal - and New Zealand's first for 334 minutes of combined game time - when latching onto a deflected through ball from Clayton Lewis. Read More »

Russia ease to opening Confederations Cup win

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Russia President Vladimir Putin watched the Confederations Cup opener with FIFA's Gianni Infantino. StarTimes has finalized arrangement to beam live for the watching pleasure of Nigerian subscribers the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup Group A matches between host Country, Russia and Portugal scheduled for 21st of June at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow. Read More »

Scott Sinclair says 'stronger' Celtic can repeat unbeaten domestic run

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Asked if the team could go unbeaten next season, he said: "I'd like to think so". Sinclair and his team-mates are back in pre-season training, having had a short break after lifting three domestic trophies in an invincible season. The Hoops managed a domestic treble without losing a single match, and also enhanced their reputation in the Champions League with a couple of decent results following a two-year absence from Europe's premier competition. Read More »

Confederations Cup Preview: Russia vs Portugal

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A 2-1 win to Mexico ended on a spiteful note, with several players from both teams involved in a scuffle after New Zealand defender Michael Boxall was held back by his shirt. New Zealand striker Chris Wood reflected with disappointment on a mixed evening in front of goal as Mexico secured a 2-1 comeback win in a feisty clash at Fisht Stadium . Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

The complicated structure used by Mr Mourinho also incorporated two Dublin-registered companies registered to the north inner city address of Moore Stephens accountants. Jose Mourinho became the latest to be accused of defrauding tax authorities by Spanish prosecutors for a sum of £2.9million during his time at Real Madrid . Read More »

Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of tax fraud

The summoning of Ronaldo coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud. Mourinho is the latest Jorge Mendes client to be accused of tax fraud in Spain, following Pepe and the much more high profile case of Cristiano Ronaldo in recent days. Read More »

Trade 'good deal' for Celtics, 76ers

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So basically, the Sixers are giving up one additional first-round pick to fill an immediate need , and that is a player who can play both guard positions, just in case the experiment of playing Ben Simmons , last year's No. He had already become a big star at the University of North Carolina and in the NCAA tournament , but to see his name called on draft night was something different and awesome. Read More »

Joel Embiid happy with decision to acquire first overall pick

The Aussie missed all of last season with a foot injury. Lonzo Ball of UCLA is expected to go No. 2 to the Lakers, although the sides have yet to reach agreement on a deal. Terms of the deal were agreed upon Saturday night after Fultz conducted a workout for the 76ers. Boston will receive the 2018 first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers - if that selection falls between the No. Read More »

'Captain Had Reservation With My Style', Kumble Confirms Rift With Kohli

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While speaking to NDTV about the Anil Kumble's resignation, the "little master" said: "So you want softies". If the CAC made a decision to go for an Indian coach, Sehwag is head and toe above the rest. All seems to be not well in the Indian men's cricket team with Anil Kumble stepping down as the Head Coach of the team. Names suggested as possible candidates include former Indian opener Virender Sehwag , Afghanistan's national team coach Lalchand Rajput, West Indies director of cricket ... Read More »

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation at Confederations Cup

After Portugal's defensive frailties were exposed against Mexico, Santos could inject some pace in midfield by starting with Gelson Martins, Nelson Semedo and Andre Silva. Tensions erupted in the first half when Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio swore at the New Zealand coaching staff over an injury to Carlos Salcedo that medics later determined would rule the defender out of the rest of the tournament. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo eyes strong start as Portugal face Mexico

Now they're looking to prove themselves against the elite of the elite in worldwide football, and a big win here to knock Portugal down a peg or two would go a long way toward doing just that. 'The team continue to believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left'. Ronaldo and his teammates can see the huge colorful depiction of the Portugal forward, but the public has no access to it. Read More »

A Hindu cannot be terrorist, says Haryana Minister Anil Vij

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Reacting to Anil Vij's statement, Congress leader Digvijay Singh said: "Unhone sahi farmaaya hai, Sanghi aatankwaad hota hai.Hindu aatankwaad kabhi nahin hota". Refusing the angle of Hindu Terror being involved in the blast, Anil Vij said that investigations under the Congress government were improper. "If Hindus had been terrorists, then no other terrorists have existed". Read More »

Lions back three places not decided - Gatland

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Anthony Watson, has been lively and is a good direct, runner and finisher, but Daly and Nowell offer more footwork, more energy and more problems to defenders. "When they get settled on combinations and stuff I think it will be a pretty exciting series". Daly has a chance of gatecrashing the matchday squad as he was replaced after 60 minutes. Read More »

Mourinho ´in compliance´ with all his tax obligations

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. was in compliance with all tax obligations". The Real star has been summoned to testify on July 31. NEYMAR passed a Real Madrid medical and was on the verge of joining, according to Florentino Perez. Read More »

Josh Jackson reportedly refuses to workout for Celtics

This past Monday, I actually went to Boston and they put me through a workout and it was great. "We felt like the move from 3 to 1 was worth the cost of a first-round pick in the future", 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said. Read More »

Churchill Downs wins initial approval for gambling machines

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Flanery responded that Churchill has been deliberate in assessing historical racing but expressed confidence that it could make the venture work. It was believed that Churchill Downs wanted to offer actual slot games but it seems the state is not going to expand on gaming so Churchill Downs is settling for what they can do right now. Read More »

Epicharis fails exam, scratched from Belmont Stakes

Pletcher, who is set to run American Patriot in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot later this month, said afterwards, " Tapwrit was getting a lovely trip". "But we felt really good coming in that actually both horses were doing very well and were suited to the mile and half, with the right running styles and the right disposition, the right pedigrees". Read More »

Ronaldo heads Portugal to win over Russia

Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio apologised for his behaviour after tensions boiled over during the 2-1 Confederations Cup win against New Zealand - with replays appearing to show the Colombian calling opposition assistant Alex Armstrong a "bald-headed motherf*****". Read More »

Srikanth, Praneeth progress into Australian Open quarters

In the Singapore Open final, Srikanth was guilty of squandering a 7-2 lead in the second game and employing the smash too often, but appeared to improve on some of his weaknesses in his run to the title in Indonesia. Among others, Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold victor Sameer Verma will face Chinese Taipei's Tzu Wei Wang and Ajay Jayaram will fight it out against seventh seeded Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong. Read More »

Ronaldo helps Portugal sink Russia

Ronaldo, 32, said to have vowed that he would never play for Real again, was summoned to appear in a Madrid court on July 31 to answer four counts of tax evasion of 14.7 million euros (US$16.5 million). Mexico took control of the game and Oribe Peralta grabbed the victor from close range after 72 minutes when he swept home another incisive cross from man of the match Aquino. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud

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The prosecutor's office in Madrid filed a lawsuit against the 32-year-old footballer, who is accused of using a "business structure" to hide income made from his image rights. United, after being favourites to win the Premier League last season, failed to satisfy expectations, finishing sixth behind Chelsea , Tottenham, Manchester City , Liverpool and Arsenal. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to court; Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016. They added that Mourinho had already dealt with questions raised by tax authorities in 2015, settling issues with his 2011 and 2012 filings and reaching a settlement regarding 2013. Read More »

Ronaldo Header Gives Portugal 1 - 0 Win over Hosts Russia

They are yet to taste victory in 11 Confederations Cup matches. Despite the accusations of fraud, and news that Cristiano Ronaldo may not stay at Real Madrid , the Portuguese star says that he is totally focused for today's match against the host country team. Read More »