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Ronaldo header sinks Russia

The Real Madrid star brushed off the tax storm clouding his club future by heading in the only goal in Moscow after just eight minutes to send the Euro 2016 champions above Russian Federation at the top of Group A. The All Whites ticked past 500 minutes in this tournament without a goal as they suffered a 2-0 opening night loss against Russian Federation in St Petersburg. Read More »

Main forest fires in Portugal under control


Though the situation of fires remains complicated, they will try all means to consolidate what they have achieved and prevent the fires from reigniting. On Sunday, police chief Almeida Rodrigues had ruled out arson, blaming dry thunderstorms for the blaze after saying they had found a tree hit by lightning. Read More »

Dortmund confirms they will listen to good offers for Aubameyang


But they still retain an interest in last season's top scorer in the Bundesliga. He told Bild: "We will listen to it when a club is willing to show its appreciation for Aubameyang in a financial way as well". And that means that the Kop boys will look elsewhere for a new frontman. Their hopes of securing a deal for one of Europe's most highly-regarded goal scorers have been given a considerable boost with Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke confirming the club will consider offers that ... Read More »

FA ends their deals with betting firms


Greg Clarke , the FA chairman, ordered a review into whether it was right for the governing body to accept money from betting firms when it is also responsible for regulating sports betting. "That all means this is not an easy environment in which to try to stop gambling, or even to encourage people within the sport that betting is wrong", Barton had said in a statement. Read More »

Peralta seals Mexico's comeback win over Kiwis in Confederations Cup


The All Whites led one-nil at halftime, courtesy of a 42nd minute strike from captain Chris Wood. SOCHI, Russia (AP) - FIFA has warned Mexico about the conduct of its fans after discriminatory chants at the Confederations Cup . Mexico lost Carlos Salcedo on 33 minutes when the defender was stretchered off with a shoulder injury after coming second-best in a tussle with Wood. Read More »

Some 60% Confederations Cup Tickets Sold in Russian Federation on Tournament's Eve

Hosts Russia , who drew with Copa America champions Chile 1-1 in a friendly last week, slipped to a record low 63rd in Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings this month. "I have to say we don't come into this game fearing anyone on the Russian team". That's how it is. Securing the right to host the World Cup was a personal triumph for Vladimir Putin; as if Stanislav Cherchesov's players were not under enough pressure to perform over the next fortnight and in ... Read More »

Juventus set to sign striker Schick from Sampdoria


While there is a €25m release clause in his contract, the Old Lady will pay more than that in exchange for being allowed to split the payments over three years. Schick joined Samp from Sparta Prague last summer and scored against Juve on his first start, finishing the season with 13 goals in all club competitions. Read More »

Manchester boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Mourinho now coaches Manchester United . Allegations of tax fraud - which have been denied by the Portugal global - as well as the possibility of seeking a new challenge have brought his time in Spain to question and Ronaldo admits he's keen to see the Red Devils tie up a deal for the reigning Ballon d'Or victor. Read More »

Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades


He seems nearly certain to be the Golden Knights' starter with two years on his contract. The Golden Knights' first home game will be October 10 against the Arizona Coyotes . With a limited amount of players they could protect, the Panthers opted to go in a different direction. The Flames lose defenseman Deryk Engelland to expansion. Read More »

Oscar banned for mammoth eight games after inciting China brawl


The Brazilian was involved in a melee in the latter stages of the first half in Guangzhou , kicking a ball violently against two opposition players, resulting in a fight on the pitch between both sets of teams. The Brazilian has made 21 appearances for his club, scoring four goals and providing 10 assists. Oscar is reported to be on around £400,000 a week at Shanghai SIPG following his £60m transfer from Chelsea in January. Read More »

Mourinho in tax fraud net


Links to his former club United have obviously emerged, as they do nearly annually. Manchester United , Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco were all linked with the Portugal worldwide, who reportedly felt persecuted by the Spanish media. Read More »

Di Maria fined for Spanish tax fraud

Manchester United play LA Galaxy in mid July as their preparations for 2017/2018 begin. Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday that the Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court. Read More »

Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison

JOSE MOURINHO has said he has "not received any notification" from the Spanish tax authorites over allegations he owes £2.9m in unpaid monies. They claim that Mourinho - who took over at United a year ago - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. Read More »

Ward can 'outbox' Joshua - Hunter

Ward swings a hard left that grazes Kovalev . Mr. Ward continues to respond with the class he has always shown both inside and outside the ring . He said of his future plans: "Maybe cruiserweight, I don't know". Whoever Ward decides to fight next, they will have to fight the best fight of their lives if they're going to beat Ward . Read More »

Video referees are "the future" says Cameroon's Siani

But another referral by the referee at the end of the game saw Vargas get his name on the scoresheet after he netted again. It took at least 30 seconds for Vargas's goal in second-half stoppage time to be confirmed after Alexis Sanchez was judged not to have been in an offside position earlier in the move. Read More »

Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln in Spanish tax fraud case

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of "two offences against the public treasury", the prosecutor's office said in a statement. Last Friday (16 June) it emerged that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor was "outraged" following allegations he knowingly failed to pay up to £13m ($16.6m) in taxes to the Spanish authorities. Read More »

76ers officially acquire number one overall pick from Celtics

He's already learned about life at the trade deadline. Philadelphia completed its trade for the No. 1 overall pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft, landing the pick from the Boston Celtics on Monday in a move that clears the way for the 76ers to grab guard Markelle Fultz . Read More »

Ronaldo ready to pay $16.39 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Cristiano Ronaldo is rethinking his desire to leave Real Madrid after hearing Florentino Perez's stirring defence of him on Spanish radio, claim newspaper reports in Spain. After less than a year with United, the former Benfica man was sold for a cut price £44 million to PSG, where he has won a French league title, two French Cups and two French league cups. Read More »

Germany mulling deal for China under-20s to play in 4th tier


Only 19 teams have qualified for the regional southwest division of Germany's fourth tier, and to even out the fixture list the DFB has now invited China's U20 team to join the league. "We have to see if this idea can be realised", added Zimmermann. Bild reported that the project could be officially presented to the public during a state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Berlin on July 5. Read More »

Erdogan says 'not witnessed' Qatar give support to terror


A diplomatic crisis of unprecedented scale erupted in the Gulf and wider region Monday, as eight governments dramatically cut ties with Qatar over its alleged support for extremist groups. Both Qatar and the US sought to show the rift wasn't affecting military cooperation. There was no immediate reaction from Qatar, which hosts some 10,000 US troops. Read More »

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Mourinho of tax fraud

Di Maria joined Real in the summer of 2010 from Benfica and left the Spanish giants for Manchester United four years later in what was a British record transfer fee of £59.7m. "I haven't spoken with Cristiano, I learned about it because of what came out in the newspapers". Mourinho and Ronaldo are among seven clients of Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes who have been investigated for possible tax fraud. Read More »