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Mexico relishing chance to show their worth against Russia

Portugal dominated all aspects of play early on Sunday (AEST), firing in 22 attempts on goal with 12 on target and earning 12 corners to New Zealand's one. Marinovic impressed and made eight saves, using his big body to block second-half shots by Andre Silva and Nani . You have to try to reach the goal and prevent them from scoring. Read More »

Portugal forest fire smoulders as first victims buried

An official at Portugal's air accident office, Maria Jose Andre, said she had been told by the civil protection agency that a Canadair plane had come down. Antena 1 public radio reporter Pedro Sa Guerra said there was thick smoke over the area and that a local woman told him she saw a plane crash in a fireball on Tuesday. Read More »

Favourites advance as hosts bow out

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Portugal cruised into the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup as Group A winners after Cristiano Ronaldo , Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva and Nani secured a 4-0 victory over New Zealand on Saturday. And Nani , Ronaldo's replacement from the bench, added a fourth for good measure, ensuring that Portugal's next generation did not take all the glory as Fernando Santos' men finished ahead of Mexico thanks to a super goal difference after their 2-1 defeat of Russian Federation. Read More »

Diego Costa in Talks With Atletico Madrid

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With just two weeks to go before Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and his players reconvene for preseason training, there is every chance that new faces will be few and far between given the club's current struggles in the transfer market. Read More »

Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers

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As a general manager, Pelinka is surely infatuated with the player he just selected - and he wants to promote positive dialogue around the player, which is positive for Pelinka because his job depends upon Ball excelling. "When you have this much cap space, we're going to be major players next summer", Johnson said. He's unbelievable. He has a great feel for the game. Read More »

Spanish Prosecutors Accuse Mourinho of 3.3m Euros Tax Fraud i

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What I will say is that all must fulfill our obligations, but I have no doubt in Cristiano. Ronaldo is with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation and has not said anything about his future since the A Bola story was published, which said Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid . Read More »

Ronaldo hits 75th international goal as Portugal reach semi-finals

Moreno scored the stoppage-time equalizer in Mexico's 2-2 opening draw against European champions Portugal . "We do not worry about what happens in the other group". " New Zealand gave Mexico a few problems and we will have to be on our toes", he added. We are aware of that. "A more general analysis takes more time and we have to drill down into every detail", added Cherchesov , looking remarkably relaxed and with his tie loose and top shirt button undone as usual. Read More »

Examining how Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons could mesh together on court

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For Minnesota, who seemed stuck between a rock and a hard place - not good enough to reach the postseason, but not bad enough to bottom out for any given draft's can't-miss prospect - a change in approach was needed. Here are some other fan reactions from the night. "Really it's just do whatever you need to do to win". Teams are assigned picks largely based on their win record in the previous season. Read More »

Portugal weighs resting Cristiano Ronaldo for Confederations Cup group finale

With 12 minutes of the half remaining, however, Ronaldo gave Portugal the lead from the penalty spot after a foul by New Zealand's Thomas Doyle gave him the chance to net from 12 yards. Russian Federation were knocked out after losing 2-1 to Mexico in Kazan, another setback for the hosts of next year's World Cup who have recently become accustomed to early exits from global tournaments. Read More »

Chelsea set to make sensational superstar plus cash bid for Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities of taxes worth excess of £13 million ($AU22m) between 2011 and 2014. He has yet to comment on the accusation. The lawsuit accuses the Portuguese coach of using a corporate structure to hide image rights earnings between 2011 and 2012. Other Mendes charges being investigated for alleged tax evasion while playing in La Liga include Ricardo Carvalho, Ángel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semi-final

For Russia , anything but a victory will mean an early exit from its home tournament, although advancing was already seen as a hard task in a group with Mexico and Portugal . "But like I said - the only team not the champion of their respective continent is us. It was an important victory for Mexican football". We've seen zany finishes at the Confederations Cup before, as the USA beat Egypt 3-0 and Brazil topped Italy 3-0 on the final day of group play in 2009 to send the Americans ... Read More »

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Despite missing much of last season with a groin injury, Patrick had 20 goals and 46 points in 33 games with Brandon of the Western Hockey League. He racked up 94 points in 69 games, an incredible increase from 27 points in 65 games the year before. Read More »

Nadal crushes Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title

He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans. The sporting world witnessed Rafael Nadal make yet more history at Roland Garros , yesterday, as the King of Clay comprehensively defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to lift his TENTH French Open title. Read More »

Jose Mourinho denies tax fraud

The Portuguese superstar is "unhappy" in Spain after allegations surfaced that he had committed tax fraud worth over 14.7million euros, which he has denied, saying "I have a clear conscience". Montoro said, however, that sports stars must be "exemplary" and "particularly scrupulous in the fulfilment of their tax obligations" because their actions "radiate over the whole society, for example on youth, children". Read More »

Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

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The Knicks selected two foreign players and a pretty good college shooter. Play badly, and you get top young talent, which is the cheapest form of talent available because young talent has no bargaining power whatsoever. The Kings' first pick at No. 5 was guard De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky and they selected Zach Collins of Gonzaga at No. 10 with the pick obtained from New Orleans for DeMarcus Cousins. Read More »

Markelle Fultz Is Excited About Philly Because Of Its Chicken Sandwiches

The good news for Tissot is that they got way more media attention out of a botched ad than they would have out of a well-executed post. The Philadelphia 76ers took Fultz with the No. And when you add facts like Jimmy Butler moving on to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Indiana Pacers possibly trading Paul George, the East is losing top players rather than gaining them. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Mexico coach Osorio 'sorry' over bust-up with Kiwi bench

Coming off a stunning 2-1 win over New Zealand on Wednesday, the Mexican futbolistas will have their work cut out for them as both Mexico and Russian Federation attempt to qualify for the next round. Even a win won't see them advance to the semifinal - they've already been eliminated - but if they can somehow upset Portugal and potentially knock them out of the tournament, that would be something very sweet indeed to savor as the All Whites head back home. Read More »

Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win

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Russian Federation were knocked out after losing 2-1 to Mexico in Kazan , another setback for the hosts of next year's World Cup who have recently become accustomed to early exits from global tournaments. Substitute, Nani , then wrapped up a comfortable win for Portugal in the 90th minute. Stanislav Cherchesov's side needed to win to qualify for the knockout rounds from Group A but despite scoring the opening goal Russian Federation self-destructed by conceding two bad goals that ... Read More »

Kevin Durant Responds To Cupcake Taunt With New Hat

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Finally Durant can relax, enjoy his offseason and stop worrying about all the fans who made fun of him for bailing on Oklahoma City - that's all in the past. If winning a championship wasn't good enough, Durant showcased his own kind of cupcake on a hat he was wearing to Javale McGee's annual celebrity softball game on Saturday. Read More »

76ers formally introduce Markelle Fultz to Philly

Josh Jackson (right) of Kansas hugs friends and relatives after being selected by Phoenix with the No. 4 pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft Thursday. Tonight is the night every hoop phenom dreams about. If some 20-year-old kid doesn't like the National Basketball Association rules, the National Basketball Association will be just fine without that player. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

The reigning Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Men's Player award victor is believed to feel singled out for disproportionate treatment by the prosecutors. Real Madrid head honcho Mike Poncho Florentino Perez has said that Ronaldo is "very angry" after being accused of tax fraud , but he does not expect him to join Manchester United. Read More »