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The Cristiano Ronaldo 'Saga' Appears To Be Over Already

Several reports say Perez's recent press conference, which aimed to defend their star player, worked its magic as Ronaldo is now rumored to be considering staying with Real Madrid . A court in Madrid is understood to be dealing with the claim. They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes after a 2014 inquiry, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros. Read More »

Clubs continue to fight over Kylian Mbappe

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly met with wonderkid Kylian Mbappe to make him a promise that could affect either Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema. So they are set to offer Monaco an incredible €135 million offer. - Marca claims that Barcelona are facing frustration in their pursuit of right-backs Hector Bellerin and Nelson Semedo . Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho's advisers refute tax fraud accusations

They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of €1.15-million in 2014. Could "sad and upset" Cristiano Ronaldo really be set to quit Real Madrid over tax fraud investigation? Other big names in football have been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently, BBC reports. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Desires to Sign Alvaro Morata Instead of Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is now on global duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup , but, according to the report , has told his teammates that Perez's words were "better late than never" and have conveniently led to him having a change of heart. He said: "Do you think he should answer questions about issues outside the game? We have four points and we have to congratulate our team". "We have not had an offer from Cristiano ...the Sheikh at PSG is a friend of mine and he hasn't called me nor have we ... Read More »

Hamilton happy for Mercedes to solve McLaren's engine crisis

Back then we struggled on Friday and recovered by Saturday. It is a very easy decision for all of us in our team. "Things happen for a reason, we enjoy it". Ten teams, two drivers in each, will compete on the six kilometer Baku City Circuit . He finished the second session in 10th. Bottas clocked the highest ever recorded speed in a Formula One session during qualifying in Baku past year with Williams, hitting 373 kph on the longest straight of any race on the calendar. Read More »

Kings waive guard Arron Afflalo

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The 12-year veteran averaged 8.4 points per game last season, his first in single-figures since 2009-10. The 10-year National Basketball Association veteran has accrued career averages of 11.3 points (.451 FG%,.386 3pt%,.825 FT%), 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28.4 minutes per contest in 709 National Basketball Association games with Detroit (2007-09), Denver (2009-12 & 2014-15), Orlando (2012-14), and NY (2015-16). Read More »

Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against the Maori All Blacks

McKenzie, typically a fullback for the Chiefs, would be pushed forward in the hope his kicking game nullifies the Lions' much-vaunted defensive line speed. "We felt Owen's had a bit of rugby at the moment", said Gatland. Brian Burke and renowned piper John Devine, the duo behind last year's Close your eyes and pull like a dog - a celebration of the O'Donovan brothers triumph at the Rio Olympic - have teamed up once again to give us the inspiring Pride of Lions . Read More »

76ers take Fultz with No. 1 pick

Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell shows his true colors with his collegiate sock choice after the Jazz sought him out by trading up to get the No. 13 pick. After Fultz was picked, fellow freshman Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second pick. There's no stopping the run of one year layovers in college by basketball's elite talents (unless the NBA changes its minimum age requirement), so instead of fighting that tide, let's get swept up in it-give me Michael Porter ... Read More »

Flyers Select Nolan Patrick With No. 2 Pick

I was still doing a lot of skill development stuff when I was hurt and working on mobility things. "I just played a college season, that's what happened this year". "Nolan has to answer that", Hextall said. "You never want to be hurt, especially in your draft year", Patrick said. "He's going to have to make an adjustment". Read More »

By The Numbers: Winners and Losers from the 2017 NBA Draft

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A dependable scorer and hard-nosed defender, Butler gives Thibodeau an intriguing complement to the Wolves' young stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Coming off a 28-54 season, the Philadelphia 76ers selected the University of Washington's Markelle Fultz as the first selection in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday. Read More »

Harry Kane to retain England captaincy for France friendly

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Kane said: "We're relatively happy with the draw". "The first one has come through a lot of bodies", he said . History has shown some players just can't recreate their exploits for their club on the global stage, but Kane is unlikely to fall into that bracket and his late strike to save the day may be a significant sign post and see him appointed captain on a permanent basis. Read More »

Liverpool completes signing of Mohamed Salah

After a six-month stay at Fiorentina , during which he scored six goals in his first seven games, Salah proved a major force in Roma's improved form. "I understand sometimes the manager looks at the bench and sees so many young players". "I think if they can get one more player in midfield, one more central defender, then I think he will be okay because the squad has been alright a year ago, but I thought it was not as strong as they need". Read More »

Blackhawks deal Panarin and Hjalmarsson, get Saad back

Panarin and Saad have identical cap hits, but the former will be very costly to keep once his current deal is up in two years. "I guess there's some reconciliation because you know what you're getting", Toews said . In moving Panarin for Saad, the team is not saving any money or really getting any younger. Looming down the line though for Chicago was a pricey contract in 2019 when the Russian was eligible for unrestricted free agency. Read More »

Steve Kerr expected to return for Warriors as head coach

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Durant might be asked to do the same-take less than he might command elsewhere to allow Golden State to keep Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston without salary cap issues. And we did it together". Throughout these years it seemed that Durant wants a championship ring not because of himself, but as a gift to his mother and all the sacrifices that she made in order to provide a future for her son. Read More »

Care bill is a test for Mr. Portman

A new analysis released by Arizona's Medicaid agency Friday concludes that the U.S. Senate proposal repealing much of former President Obama's health care law would cost the state at least $7.1 billion through 2026. The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people. "There's still an opportunity to make this bill better", he said. Read More »

Lonzo Will Be a Laker

So, does this mean that Lonzo Ball needs to hit the road and beg for other teams to take him? The Lakers selected Ball second overall, giving the rebuilding team another promising young guard while setting up a season of intrigue about how Ball - and, by proxy, his father's dominant presence - will impact the NBA's glamour franchise. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup Opening Ceremony Starts in Russia's St. Petersburg

Shprygin, who was depicted in a BBC documentary which detailed the scenes of supporter unrest at Euro 2016, also claimed many others had had their fan-ID revoked. With three points, Russian Federation will next face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in Moscow on Wednesday. Having hoped to make history by being the first senior New Zealand team to make it to the knockout stages of a major Federation Internationale de Football Association tournament, the All Whites now faced a very stiff ... Read More »

Manchester United increase Morata offer

Morata only started 14 Liga games last season, with Lopez revealing last week that his client wanted to find a situation where he would play a bigger role. The Swede scored 28 goals before a devastating injury to two knee ligaments ruled him out for the remainder of next season as well as a huge chunk of next season. Read More »

Lakers introduce Lonzo Ball, set high expectations

But what I needed was a leader. I think everybody understands playing with somebody with Lonzo's talent will make them better and also get them easier baskets. "Come see me when he does". LeBron James also is among the stars eligible to be a free agent next summer. "My dad loved him and loved the way the Lakers played". Read More »

Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Everything He Knows

That's how I've played my whole life ". Why the high expectations on Ball? "All I can do is go out there and play". And [Lakers coach] Luke [Walton] and the coaching staff will do the same thing and it's OK, because he receives all that well . Read More »

AB De Villiers and the Burden of Niceness

South Africa were given an early hope by Rohit Sharma, who chose to let go of his defensive ways early in the innings and attacked a shortish delivery bowled by Morne Morkel, only to edge it straight to Quinton de Kock's gloves in the sixth over. Read More »

Real Madrid star to remain at the Bernabeu

Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Christiano Ronaldo remained coy about his future with the Spanish football giants, refusing to take questions beyond the Confederations Cup where his national team won 1-0 against hosts Russian Federation. Read More »

Germany routs San Marino to stay perfect in WCup qualifying

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Amin Younes and Julian Brandt also scored their first global goals while Julian Draxler and Shkodran Mustafi shared the others as Germany maintained their 100 percent record after six games in European Group C. The next goal did not arrive for another 25 minutes, but again relied on poor defending and poor goalkeeping, Brandt left completely unmarked to nod past Benedettini. Read More »