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India on course to reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

While India were strong and sharp with ball in hand, South Africa's batting line-up were slow-starting and paid the price for erratic running between the crease - with a spell of eight wickets for just 51 runs decimating their batting card. Read More »

Palace eager to appoint Pellegrino | Crystal Palace


If de Boer decides to accept Palace's offer, would become the club's third boss in a year following the sacking of Alan Pardew and Allardyce leaving in late May. De Boer will join up with at least one Dutchman at Palace, should he take the job. If De Boer takes the Palace job, he will likely bring twin brother Ronald de Boer along as a scout. Read More »

David Griffin Out As Cavaliers GM


How's this for a insane fact? Griffin's departure comes on the anniversary of the Cavs' dramatic Game 7 win over Golden State, capping a historic comeback that gave Cleveland its first major professional sports championship since 1964. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Mexico v New Zealand

Stanislav Cherchesov attempted to inject more attacking threat into the team as the second half wore on, introducing Dmitry Poloz and Aleksandr Bukharov in place of defenders Dmitry Kombaraov and Fedor Kudryashov - who in particular suffered a torrid evening at the hands of Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva on Russia's left flank. Read More »

Puig, Grandal power Dodgers past Mets 8-2 and into 1st place


As Puig eventually rounded the bases - his 32-second homer trot was his second-longest of the season, according to - Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores had a few words for the slugger. Puig your friend, but not New York's. Puig crushed a 3-and-1 sinker from Pill, sending it deep into the left field pavilion and standing at home plate to admire most of its 409-foot flight. Read More »

Carlos Salcedo Ruled Out Of Confederations Cup Due To Shoulder Injury

Spanish authorities accuse Ronaldo of evading 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax and he has been summoned to appear in court next month in Madrid. After Portugal's defensive frailties were exposed against Mexico , Santos could inject some pace by starting with Gelson Martins, Nelson Semedo and Andre Silva. Read More »

History as spaniard takes his 10th title


Wawrinka , the 2015 champion who had won each of his three previous grand slam final appearances, had no response for Nadal's wizardry from the baseline on Court Philippe Chatrier as he was forced to play in uncomfortable areas from where he could not apply any pressure. Read More »

Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal

If Ronaldo does not make a pact, he runs the risk of going to prison for the four counts of tax fraud he is accused of. Hello. Add your message here. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid's head coach. Read More »

Mourinho faces jail over tax fraud

However, a spokesperson of Mourinho later insisted that they have not received any information in regards to accusations of tax fraud during his time as Real Madrid manager and during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu he paid more than €26million in taxes. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo silent about future after Portugal's Confed Cup win

He related, "don't forget that most of these players here were part of the most brilliant history in Portuguese history just a year ago, we should not forget that and so I trust them 100%". But only one yellow card was shown by the referee - to Mexico's Diego Reyes - after the brawl, leading to outrage from fans online . After a massive scoreless streak of one game, Ronaldo needed less than eight minutes to finally get back on the scoresheet against Russian Federation. Read More »

Matz Sels: Newcastle goalkeeper joins Anderlecht on loan


A club statement said: "Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels has completed a season-long loan move to Anderlecht". With the new season just months away, Sels has now returned to his homeland and will link up with the Belgium champions until the end of the season. Read More »

Kunitz, Fleury left unprotected in National Hockey League expansion draft

If you were McPhee, what would be your 30 choices during the expansion draft in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening? Most importantly, each team could only protect one goalie. "We have things lined up", McPhee said. McPhee did say he and the Golden Knights won't snag a player until they talk to all the teams, which means he is willing to work with everyone so that no one is blindsided or gets a raw deal. Read More »

Johnathan Thurston racing clock for State of Origin decider

For two years Hayne pursued other sporting dreams. "Certainly the feeling does, the emotion involved in rugby league", he said. The winger was very close to best afield, although those numbers wouldn't have been half as good if not for the wily centre play of Chambers and then bench utility Michael Morgan, with both making space for the winger on his outside and inside at crucial times in the game. Read More »

'Confed Cup teams undergoing tough doping control'

The on-pitch fracas involved so many players that the referee had to go to touchline to assess the skirmishes on a screen, rather than just relying on video replay assistants. National teams taking part in the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup are undergoing tough doping control by the world football governing body FIFA, Chairman of the Russia-2018 Organising Committee, Vitaly Mutko stated on Wednesday. Read More »

Mexico fans warned over homophobic chant

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be courageous against Mexico , knowing defeat on Wednesday will see them eliminated from the Confederations Cup . Cherchesov also denied suggestions his team froze in front of a near sell-out crowd at the Spartak Stadium , a second-half rally nearly yielding a point after the hosts were outclassed in the opening 45 minutes. Read More »

Jose Mourinho claims no contact from Spanish tax authorities

Prosecutors accuse the Portugal worldwide of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland , known for its low corporate tax rate. The transfer market has been hit with a trigger following Ronaldo's hint that he could leave Spain if he is eventually hammered in the tax case. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine a year ago for tax fraud. Read More »

Chiefs 6 - 34 British & Irish Lions: Timely win in Waikato


Alun Wyn Jones led the Lions in the final Test in Australia and has been one of Gatland's key men throughout his Welsh career. "I think it's going to be the series everyone thought it was going to be maybe a month ago, there's maybe been a little bit of doubt recently", Rennie said. Read More »

Confed Cup: Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia

The national team of Mexico on the "KK" arrived in the main team, while showing very good results recently. "But we were better, we had more chances", he said. " Portugal survived a nervy second half, but got the crucial three points and are now in a strong position for a place in the semi-finals". A win means El Tri have moved on to four points and kept pace with Portugal in Group A. Read More »

Ronaldo to testify over allegation

Ronaldo has been accused by prosecutors of defrauding Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million, a claim he has strenuously denied. However Real club president Florentino Perez has insisted that Ronaldo will be staying at the club and no offer has been received to tempt him away. Read More »

Wanderer Koepka finds home at Open


Open champion. Tom Kite looks back on windy final round in 1992 at Pebble Beach. Ranked 22nd in the world, Koepka shot 2-under or better in every round of his fifth US Open. Spieth was well off the lead, but seemed to be feeling much better with his game after shooting 76 in the third round. "And it's no surprise". Tied with Koepka at 13 under, Harman missed his par putt at the par-4 12th to fall a shot off the lead. Read More »

City slap £50 million price tag on Schmeichel


However, United - or any other club considering trying to lure the Denmark global away - will have to pay at least £50million for Schmeichel as City have made it known they will not listen to any offers for him under that amount. United are said to be eyeing the Denmark worldwide, whose father Peter enjoyed Premier League and Champions League glory with the Red Devils. As for Liverpool, The Sun claim Jurgen Klopp is a fan of Schmeichel and that the boss has cash to spend in the transfer ... Read More »

Mexico's Carlos Salcedo stretchered off against New Zealand


The wider debate is around whether Mexico needs to overly concern itself with the perceived strengths of FIFA's 95th-placed team. This was his 53rd game of the season and it was still his own show, as he danced around the wooden defence of the host nation, instructing his teammates where to stand and where to run, having given Portugal a lead which they never looked like relinquishing. Read More »

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Mourinho joined Real Madrid football club in March 2010, transferring his residence for tax purposes to the Spanish capital after a spell as manager at Inter Milan. Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has claimed that no less than € 185 million worth of income has escaped the attentions of tax authorities using shell companies and offshore accounts. Read More »

Leipzig will not let 'top performers' Forsberg and Keita leave


Perhaps unsurprisingly, a number of the club's stars have been linked with lucrative moves away from the club this summer. Liverpool managing to lure Naby Keita to Anfield this summer promises to be a tough task with RB Leipzig now in an even stronger position to keep hold of the player. Read More »