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FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation

The European champions struggled to kill off the game despite several chances and could have conceded when Georgy Dzhikiya headed narrowly over in stoppage time. One man is happy to talk about Ronaldo - Russia forward Fyodor Smolov. 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 ... Read More »

Germany vs Chile 2017 Confederations Cup


Brandt combined with Joshua Kimmich , who floated a cross over the defence for Goretzka, and he took it in his stride and rifled home. AFC Asian Cup winners Australia are making their fourth appearance at the Confederations Cup . Up stepped captain Julian Draxler to fire Die Mannschaft back into the lead. Although Leon Goretzka extended the German lead three minutes into the second half, another blunder by Leno ensured it was a nervy conclusion to the game in the Black Sea ... Read More »

Spanish prosecutor files claim against Jose Mourinho for alleged tax fraud

Real Madrid did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing. The 32-year-old Portuguese star is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. "We are accustomed to intensive speculation on possible arrivals and departures during the transfer period", wrote Rummenigge in the statement. Let us not fall in the same trap and let us take the entire story with a pinch of salt. Read More »

Ronaldo has four Ballon D'Ors for a reason - Russian Federation coach, Cherchesov

Russian Federation might have been level as the half-time whistle approached, but striker Fedor Smolov could not adjust his feet in time to steer Aleksandr Golovin's cross on target. "We have a good, young team with an excellent coach". It's second half erased any potential damage. "We know how to adapt to different opponents". New AC Milan signing Andre Silva could have added his name to the score sheet shortly after the break when he beat his marker to Cedric Soares' cross from the right, ... Read More »

Has Zlatan's clothing line leaked a move to LA?


Of course, that message could just be highlighting the brand is now being sold Stateside. The message could, of course, just be that their brand is now being sold in the US, but many believe it could be a sign that Zlatan is heading to join the MLS club. Read More »

Mayweather vs McGregor fight date announced

With the looming bout now officially set for Saturday, August 26 in Las Vegas , the two sides have obviously come to an agreement after months of negotiations. Ellerbe concluded: " Conor McGregor is a terrific guy, he's amusing as hell to me". Creamfields has announced that they will be screening the historic fight at the festival this year as the fight falls on one of their dates. Read More »

Jets' Lorenzo Mauldin arrested after turning himself in to police


Law enforcement sources confirm the 24-year-old turned himself into authorities Wednesday morning in Manhattan. He allegedly punched the man in the face, causing swelling and bruising around an eye and a laceration to the jaw. The victim is also suing Mauldin in civil court over the alleged assault. Messages left with Mauldin's agent and lawyers were not immediately returned. Read More »

Philando Castile warned officer he was armed, video shows


The video opens at dusk on July 6, 2016, on a busy street near the Minnesota state fairgrounds. "OK, don't reach for it , then", Yanez responded. "I know he had an object and it was dark", Yanez told investigators, "and he was pulling it out with his right hand. He didn't tell me where the f-- gun was". Read More »

Mourinho accused of Sh400 million tax fraud in Spain


The 22-year-old, following consecutive Primeira Liga wins with Benfica , arrived at Old Trafford for a £30.7m fee last week , signing a four year contract. Such is his commitment and nous, he organised his tax affairs in such a way that he too has been accused of tax fraud during his time in Spain . The then teenager, who followed the Argentine out of the south coast's side's doors in 2014 became the most expensive teen in world football after the Red Devils splashed out a huge £30million ... Read More »

Expansion draft roundup: Vegas' roster begins to take shape


Engelland becomes the closest thing the Golden Knights will have to a homegrown product to open their inaugural season, as he makes his offseason home in Las Vegas. He played for the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL in both 2003-04 and 2004-05, when he played in a combined 107 games, scoring seven goals and adding assists on 27 others. Read More »

Best captains Lions against Chiefs

Up to now the Lions have been on the receiving end of persistent criticism of their scrummaging, their style of play and perceived splits in the camp. Kristian Dacey, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill and Gareth Davies were called up by Gatland from the Wales squad which beat Tonga on Friday and Allan Dell and Finn Russell from the Scotland team that beat Australian on Saturday. Read More »

Live updates for the 2017 NBA Draft and free agency

All of them are rated less highly than Fultz, even if I don't include information from the scouting consensus ratings. "I've been playing like that for a long time". "I patterned my game after (Johnson)", Ball said. Below I have results with the percent of simulations that the player scored higher than Fultz. "I told him, 'Point guard.' He was like, 'All right, if you're going to play point guard, you've got to get the ball up'". Read More »

19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko upsets No. 11-seed Caroline Wozniacki

Chants of "Kiki-Kiki-Kiki" resonated around Court Philippe-Chatrier yesterday, but the echoes of that sonic support are all that remain of France's big hope for a French Open champion. In the second set, one disruption-a medical emergency in the crowd-was followed by more. And sure enough Mladenovic - who trailed Jennifer Brady 3-0 in the third set in the first round and a second American, Shelby Rogers, 5-2 in the third set in the third round - temporarily lifted her game to lead 3-1 in ... Read More »

Will Iheanacho be wearing West Ham jerseys next season?


And Shakespeare is set to move for the 20-year-old and attempt to steal in before Premier League rivals Everton, Crystal Palace and West Ham . However, according to The Telegraph , Leicester are ready to enter the race as boss Craig Shakespeare looks to ease the burden on Jamie Vardy . Read More »

NBA draft arrives after days of deals

By trading away the No. 1pick, the Celtics would pass on Fultz who is expected to be a future superstar but a possibility of landing Josh Jackson a swingman from Kansas at No. Jackson never thought that would be him, so he said he didn't work out for the Celtics. "To see what's going on right now is something we've experienced over the last, really, four years that started with the most loyal fans, with season-ticket holders", Heck said. Read More »

Florentino Perez on David De Gea moving to Real Madrid

Real Madrid turned down the opportunity to sign goalkeeper David de Gea from Manchester United last summer, club president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday while playing down the possibility of bidding for the Spain global again. He also "liked" a post plugging a report claiming he was recruiting Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez on the prospect of leaving Real and coming with him to United . Read More »

Confederations Cup Ronaldo Header Downs Hosts Russia

Mexico's Oswaldo Alanis, left, is challenged by New Zealand's Tommy Smith during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia , Wednesday, June 21, 2017 . New Zealand's Ryan Thomas also became involved and a mass brawl ensued. The Oceania champion took a shock lead when Clayton Lewis threaded his pass between two defenders to Wood, who coolly fired home on 42 minutes. Read More »

76ers deal 2 picks for chance at Fultz


There already has been movement at the top of the National Basketball Association draft as the Celtics sent the No. 1 pick to the 76ers for the No. Now, Boston has the third-overall pick and a future high first-round pick to offer in trade chips. Less than two weeks removed from the NBA finals, the association is already grabbing headlines as it gears up for the offseason. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho releases statement after tax fraud allegations

Prosecutors accuse the Portugal global of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland , known for its low corporate tax rate. Barcelona's Lionel Messi was also sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud last year, although the fact that the sentence was less than two years, along with Messi's clean criminal record, meant the Argentinian did not ever go to jail. Read More »

Russia Defeats New Zealand at 1st Match of FIFA Confederations Cup


Hosts Russia are in Group A with Portugal , Mexico, the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners, and New Zealand , the 2016 Oceania champions. The over 68,000-seat capacity stadium created to host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches was laid down in the western portion of Krestovsky Island in St. Read More »

Four Irishmen in first Lions Test side


Gatland was expected to select close to his first choice side for the fifth match of the tour with the first test against the All Blacks only a week away. "It's a tightly packed schedule but that's the beauty of the Lions - you have got the best players, you've got the best strength and conditioning coaches, the best physios all out there to be able to go out and try to create a bit of history". Read More »

Vidal: I hope I win Chile trophies until I´m 40!


Up front, the "oldie" in the team, Sandro Wagner was uncharacteristically sloppy in his finishing and after Timo Werner had a bright cameo against the Socceroos, perhaps it it time for Germany to go all-out with youth. "Sometimes we are better than our rivals and win, sometimes we lose". The ultimate judge of whether this plan is successful comes next year, but until then, they only need their own validation when those on the outside criticize them for bringing a less than stellar squad to ... Read More »

Who will join the Vegas Golden Knights?

This morning at 10 am Eastern Time, the NHL revealed each of the 30 teams unprotected lists for the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft and social media exploded. Louis. Vegas is going to have to go fairly young in net, so selecting a veteran like the three-time Stanley Cup champion makes a lot of sense for the Golden Knights. Read More »

Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live

The Boston Celtics have officially traded the number one overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft to the Philadeplhia 76ers. The Celtics and 76ers had agreed on the parameters of a deal on Saturday night after Philadelphia held a workout with Fultz , who will become the fourth No.1 overall pick in franchise history by the 76ers at the draft to be held in Brooklyn . Read More »