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Rio Ferdinand Hoping Manchester United Can Seal Cristiano Ronaldo Return

The Argentine midfielder is accused of failing to pay some 1.3 million euros to the Spanish tax authorities in 2012-2013 by giving up his image rights to companies based in tax havens, such as Panama. Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup with Portugal's national soccer team, has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. Read More »

Bottas on top after incident-filled final practice

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The Formula One Grand Prix of Europe will be held on Sunday. Hamilton finished only 10th in second practice, five places worse off then the morning session, whie Vettel was third and fifth quickest. Ricciardo's crash with just three minutes on the clock then threatened to scupper Hamilton's chances as all cars were forced to return to the pits, but he picked up where he left off on hi final set of supersofts and, despite Bottas posting his own improvement, Hamilton beat the Finn by ... Read More »

Real Madrid Reject Jose Mourinho Contract Allegations

Ronaldo's trouble coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud. But the tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said. Read More »

Winning Grand Prix Azerbaijan is worthy achievement — Artem Markelov

It was all or nothing", Hamilton said. "It's already my second time in Baku, and I would like to say that I love the Baku circuit, it's even more interesting than the Sochi Autodrom". Bottas said it was "disappointing" to miss out on pole but "second place is not bad". "The lap before was very good until the last corner - and so weird that, just before going into it, I thought "don't be greedy". Read More »

Ricciardo 4th in final Azerbaijan practice

Mercedes triple world champion Hamiltpon is 12 points behind Ferrari ace Vettel going into tomorrow's Azerbaijan Grand Prix . Max Verstappen failed to reproduce the kind of performance that saw him top both practice sessions on Friday and the Red Bull man will start fifth. Read More »

Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

He has yet to comment on the accusation. Real Madrid are holding out for a mammoth sum of £79m before parting way with the Spaniard in order to maximise their chances of being able to afford AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe . The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he had made from image rights. Read More »

NHL Draft especially big for Devils, Golden Knights

Perron played in 422 regular-season games for the Blues, scoring 102 goals and tallying 142 assists for a total of 244 points. He added four goals and five assists in 11 playoff games. Vegas is picking sixth overall, where the team hopes to acquire a franchise player. Expansion teams traditionally lack scorers, and this year protected lists didn't show many scorers available. Read More »

'Nobody is indispensable' - Figo sure Real Madrid can cope with Ronaldo exit

Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits". Former club Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a swoop for the 32-year-old. Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, among others, have already been convicted on tax fraud charges with Messi and his father, Jorge Messi, both found guilty of tax fraud with both men ... Read More »

Here Are The Top Players Who Didn't Get Drafted Thursday Night

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Butler will be reunited with coach Tom Thibodeau, who coached him previously in Chicago. CAMDEN , N.J. - While the notion of becoming the top overall pick had yet to sink in the morning after the National Basketball Association draft, Markelle Fultz didn't need much time to let Philadelphia know that he thinks the Sixers are now a playoff team. Read More »

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in National Hockey League draft

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Indeed, this isn't your usual expansion team roster . (Former Blue Jacket David Clarkson technically earns the most at $5.25 million, but he'll likely never play again and will have a fraction of that count against the cap - and the Knights wound up getting Columbus' first-round pick and useful young forward William Karlsson in the deal.) Neal is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season and could be moved before then, while Reilly's acquisition was part and ... Read More »

Neymar comforts Cristiano Ronaldo via WhatsApp over tax allegations

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Madrid president Florentino Perez stressed this week his side had no plans to sell the prized asset, but Figo insists no player or executive is bigger than the club when it comes to the Liga and European champions giants. Ronaldo was accused of tax evasion by Spanish authorities recently, which is also said to have added to his unhappiness at Real. "I hold the opinion that nobody is indispensable, not just Cristiano Ronaldo", Figo said to Gol when asked about the Portugal forward's future. Read More »

Mourinho declares innocence in Spanish tax fraud claims

On Tuesday, a Spanish judge ordered Cristiano Ronaldo , one of the highest-scoring players in the history of the game, to appear in court on July 31, according to Yahoo News. Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012 "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits". Read More »

Magic Johnson: Lonzo Ball is "new face of Lakers"

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball of the National Basketball Association is now drawing comparisons to NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady from the New England Patriots and Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN's Baxter Holmes . Read More »

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

They paid Dollars $500 million for the privilege - more than six times what the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets paid in 2000 and 250 times the $2 million shelled out by the six teams in the Original Expansion of 1967 - but the Golden Knights stand to become the most competitive expansion franchise in National Hockey League history on the strength of the bullish terms they negotiated two years ago. Read More »

No problem for Ronaldo as star nets victor for Portugal

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Later on Wednesday, Mexico needed second-half goals by Benfica's Jimenez and Peralta to grab victory over New Zealand in a bad-tempered match at Sochi. This is the first time in the history of Federation Internationale de Football Association when a player was escorted by a disabled child. Statistics show that if on the field do not have in New Zealand, then to calculate the precise shots do not have to use all the fingers of both hands. Read More »

AC Milan offer €60 million for Real Madrid ace

He has led Madrid to back-to-back Champions League titles and its first Spanish league in five seasons this year, and helped Portugal to win last year's European Championship. Barcelona star Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine past year for tax fraud. "I will talk with him when the Confederations Cup has finished". Read More »

Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems

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The Spaniard won't be too anxious though, as he will start from the pit lane anyway with a 40 place grid penalty. Hamilton is 12 points behind Vettel in the championship after seven races. "Coming out of the last corner I was just "thinking please be enough". Vettel was hampered by using an old engine in qualifying as a precaution after a hydraulic problem brought him to a halt in final practice. Read More »

2 on Thunderbirds jet in Ohio accident in good condition

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Erik Gonsalves , from the aircraft 90 minutes after the crash. The pilot suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. "Crowd safety and the safety of our teammates is always our priority", he said. "It was a tremendous effort", said Heard. Both were conscious and talking when they were extracted from the 25,000-pound plane and taken to the hospital. Read More »

Socceroos won't take "young, hungry" Germany for granted

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Australia coach Ange Postecoglou insists his players will take nothing for granted despite Germany taking a weakened side to their Confederations Cup opener on Monday. The Germans were fortunate not to concede when the unmarked Trent Sainsbury headed wide from close range after a free-kick, but they had no such luck in the 41st minute when Rogic levelled after all with a half-volley from the edge of the box, Leno failing to keep out the Celtic man's attempt. Read More »

Motorcycling - Zarco takes his first MotoGP pole in Assen

The Movistar Yamaha rider will hope to build on his performance having finished 10th in Barcelona to see his lead at the top of the riders' standings cut to seven points by Andrea Dovizioso , the victor of the last two grands prix. Another superstar in the battle was Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing), who followed up his first ever front row in the Catalan GP by repeating the feat in the Netherlands in very different conditions. Read More »

Jimmy Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

That's a legitimate question because it hasn't happened throughout the life of "The Process". Knee injuries have kept him off the court for the majority of the last two seasons, but the Duke power forward is very talented. Cut from the varsity team as a sophomore at DeMatha Catholic High School in 2013 because he was only 5 feet 9, Fultz dominated opponents on the junior varsity level and then continued his stellar performances in his final two years at high school. Read More »

These 6 African Players Were Drafted Into the NBA Last Night

That is why Fultz's team-mate Embiid is fully on board with the opinion, as outlandish as it may be for a team that have won 75 games in their last four full seasons combined. If Anunoby is healthy, the Raptors took a solidified gamble. "I've got a lot of respect for a lot of people - MJ ( Michael Jordan and) everybody - but that's something I'm going to work for every day". Read More »

Markelle Fultz predicts 76ers will make playoffs in his rookie season

The 6-4 Fultz knows he has big shoes to fill, as he spoke in front of Allen Iverson 's retired No. 3 banner hanging above him at the team's practice facility. He wanted to remain in the Los Angeles area after averaging 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and six rebounds in his lone season as a Bruin. Ball became the first high-profile draftee under the regime of new Lakers head of basketball operations Magic Johnson . Read More »

Fultz, Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

Tatum , meanwhile, was considered perhaps the best pure shooter that the draft's Big Four - with Markelle Fultz , Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson and Tatum considered the best of this class - had to offer. He was an absolute non-factor for the Minnesota Timberwolves , who needed production out of him. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Washington has gone on late-night TV and boasted of his love of Philly cheesesteaks, made a social media connection with franchise player Joel Embiid and dazzled on ... Read More »