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Five Players Want CR7 To Leave Real


On Wednesday, Messi's Argentina teammate Angel Di Maria agreed to a deal with Spain's state prosecutor in which the former Real Madrid forward admitted to two counts of tax fraud of nearly 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million) in exchange for a lighter sentence. Read More »

Danny Ainge keeps everyone guessing on eve of National Basketball Association draft

With the rumor mill buzzing that Boston might go after Indiana Pacers' star Paul George or the Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler to bolster their roster, will a deal happen at the NBA Draft? It was just this past week, with the Celtics wanting a look at Jackson before the draft, that C's president Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens boarded a plane from Boston to Sacramento. Read More »

Gatland says All Blacks targeting Lions halfback

WHICH sports stars have the highest amount of combined followers on Twitter and Instagram? The approach surprised the Lions who eventually wilted in the second half having been forced to make 175 tackles. "I said to the players, don't expect them to be expansive because as a Kiwi I understand what the mindset is, and sometimes that's to stop the strength of the opposition; to stop our line speed. Read More »

Gatland says All Blacks targeting Murray with 'dangerous' dives


Lions halfback Conor Murray kicks under close attention from the All Blacks in Auckland. All Blacks captain Kieran Read, who was singled out by Hansen as one of the major contributors to New Zealand's win, said his teammates would have no trouble refocusing on Wellington after Saturday's success. Read More »

Magic sees Ball as big piece of plan

He treated people the right way. Now, Lavar can say I told you so to everyone that doubted him when he said, "speak it into existence". The Lakers have missed the playoffs for four straight seasons, the longest postseason drought in franchise history, and posted the league's third-worst record last season at 26-56. Read More »

PM Modi heads to US for 'no frills' Trump meet


In a pre-departure statement , Modi on Friday said he will hold in-depth discussions with Trump during his visit and hoped to build a forward-looking vision for partnership with the new administration. Faced with Chinese naval build-up near India's western coast, the country hopes to procure US -made unarmed surveillance drones to keep an eye on the coastline. Read More »

Red Bull's Max Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice sessions

After securing a podium at this circuit past year, Sergio Perez put Force India in the mix in first practice with the fourth fastest time, but ended his session early when he smacked into the barriers at Turn 9. But his Force India sustained significant damage in the incident, and the way in which Perez's right-rear tyre completely detached from the vehicle and bounced along the track will be cause for concern too. Read More »

Scott Dixon secures another IndyCar win, remains in series lead


Castroneves, in his 20th IndyCar season, broke a tie for third on the career poles list with Bobby Unser. Ganassi has a chance for a weekend sweep. The hard work paid off after a late caution. Newgarden had been on the the worse "black" tires when the yellow flag came out and Dixon was on the better "red" tires when the race resumed, making the advantage pay by passing the American around the outside. Read More »

Splash! Wolves acquire Butler in seismic trade


Butler learned of the trade in the middle of the night in Paris, where he is traveling with a group of National Basketball Association players, including Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. Shooting 44.0 percent from mid-range gets you 0.88 points per shot, well below the league average (for all shots) of 1.03. "Instead, I'm doing 500 leg lifts", LaVine told reporters after surgery. Read More »

Our most complete game yet, says Virat Kohli


Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday applauded the Indian bowlers' performance in the do-or-die clash against South Africa , saying it was a flawless example of how not to give away cheap runs. We came here to win the game of cricket . "We just didn't play very well", he said. "Before AB got run out, he and Faf were doing really well, rotating the strike well". Read More »

Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7m euros in Spanish tax case

Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been alerted to Ronaldo's potential availability following the revelations of his disenchantment with his predicament in Spain, but his former club have played down talk of a return to Old Trafford. Read More »

Dwyane Wade posts reaction to Jimmy Butler trade from Paris


The Wolves received the 16th pick from the Bulls and selected Creighton big man Justin Patton . "The longer you are with somebody, the more deposits you have with each other, the trust is there", Thibodeau said. His rehabilitation has gone well, but the injury certainly complicated the Wolves' re-engaging Chicago on Butler. He is now working his way back from a torn ACL in February. Read More »

Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson filmed brawling with man at Ascot


The footage shows Robinson, dressed in a smart black suit and tie, throwing at least seven punches towards a man before bystanders stepped in to separate the pair. It is not known if a complaint against Robinson has been made to cops, with the footage reportedly shot at about 7pm yesterday. "Tommy acted in self defence". Read More »

Fleury taken by Vegas in expansion draft

With the selections of Glass, Suzuki, and Brannstrom along with the likes of veterans Marc Methot , James Neal and Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas is putting together a solid roster for their first season. Combining the awards show and the expansion draft should only enhance the fun for Vegas fans welcoming their city's first major professional sports team . Read More »

Cilic beats Muller in 3 sets, reaches Queen's final


I have wanted to win this for 15 or 16 years. Three years after failing to convert a match point in the Queen's Club title match against the Bulgarian, the 35-year-old left-hander avenged that loss with a 7-5 3-6 6-2 victory. "You can imagine how important it is for me to be in the finals of Queen's at this stage of my career". "I am so happy to be in the final, it's one of the most special tournaments for me". Read More »

Kerala BJP leader complains against Pakistan victory 'celebrations', 23 charged


Fourteen men appeared before court on Tuesday and another on Wednesday. Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code defines sedition as any act or attempt "to bring into hatred or contempt, or...excite disaffection towards the government". Underdogs Pakistan, who lost their opener to India by 124 runs, turned around their fortunes in the 50-over tournament to clinch their maiden Champions Trophy crown. Read More »

New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup

His position may be somewhat self-serving, as his start-up team would surely desire to continue the current design path they have already invested in, rather than change directions and start anew. In the pre-start to race five, both boats were early back to the line with time to kill. However, the Americans didn't help themselves with two early penalty infringements. Read More »

Elliot Daly and co hand Warren Gatland Test selection dilemma

You've got to hand it to them, we battled to get our set piece going and they strangled us". George North remains the favourite to start against New Zealand this weekend, but his place in the side is no longer as safe as it once was. Coach Dave Rennie acknowledged the Lions had improved throughout the tour and the test series might be closer than some think. He made a key tip-tackle in the first half and backed that up with strong work on the ground to snaffle up loose balls. Read More »

Jurors asked eighth question in Cosby trial


As to why juries deadlock , Hans of Cornell Law says "the number one reason we have found from research is the evidence being closely balanced". She was at the courthouse Friday and is suing him for defamation in federal court in MA. Cosby did pay Constand an undisclosed sum in 2006, two years after the alleged incident, and the two agreed to never to discuss their relationship. Read More »

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' first expansion draft


Vegas Golden Knights' Chris Thorburn poses for photographers Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas . But the main order of business will come on Friday, when Vegas, which has three first-round selections, picks what could be a future franchise player. Read More »

It seems like the Suns were behind Josh Jackson skipping Celtics workout

For several moments, Stevens did not say a word. "OK", he stated to no one in particular. "It's unsafe to play too much into a 19-year-old kid's behavior", Ainge told CSN's A. On Monday, Boston dealt the No. 1 pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the No. 3 pick. "We would have picked Jayson with the first pick". "We think it was a great night for us in terms of the talent we added", McDonough said. Read More »

Alvaro Morata's agent: "He can not do a season like this again".


Morata's agent Juanma Lopez said Morata needs to play more regularly after only starting 14 matches for Real last season in the league. Now, the Spanish source claim that the Portuguese boss has directly told the player to join and that he will be important at Old Trafford in the next campaign. Read More »

Real Madrid is bigger than Ronaldo - Figo


Other clients of Mendes who have ended up in Spain include the Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao - on the verge of joining Sporting Lisbon on loan from Real Madrid - and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid. Read More »