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Taxman targets football clubs after winning Rangers case Taxman targets football clubs after winning Rangers case
- July 06, 2017

After suffering two tax tribunal defeats to the Murray Group, the former majority shareholder of Rangers which administered the EBT scheme, HMRC has secured a binding triumph which it says will have major consequences.
Lord Hodge and his fellow judges agreed with HMRC's assertion the payments were taxable earnings and not loans, as contended by the club. (more...)
Free Agency Notes: Kevin Durant takes way less than max with Warriors
- July 06, 2017

Durant's pay cut essentially foots the bill for Shaun Livingston's new annual salary of $8 million and ensured that Andre Iguodala (who has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $ 48 million deal ) would not be lowballed for his contributions to the organization. (more...)
Knicks targeting former Syracuse standout Dion Waiters Knicks targeting former Syracuse standout Dion Waiters
- July 06, 2017

Nothing materialized as Waiters struggled through a troubling season. Free-agent guard Dion Waiters has turned his one-year audition with the Miami Heat - a season filled with bravado and big-moments shots - into a return engagement. "If I hadn't gone down with an injury, I think we all know where we'd be right now. Nobody ", he wrote in an article for the Players' Tribune in April. (more...)
Wimbledon: Andy Murray breezes through with win over Dustin Brown Wimbledon: Andy Murray breezes through with win over Dustin Brown
- July 06, 2017

The hill next to No. 1 Court at Wimbledon , formerly known as Henman Hill, is a coveted spot for Day 3 at the All England Club because British players Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will be playing their second-round matches on Centre Court. (more...)
Oilers' Connor McDavid expected to sign long-term deal Oilers' Connor McDavid expected to sign long-term deal
- July 06, 2017

The Edmonton Oilers have called a news conference for 3pm et/1pm mt for a 'major announcement, ' amid speculation that the team has signed captain Connor McDavid to a multi-year contract extension. He also led the Oilers to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. It was clear during McDavid's rookie season in 2015-16 that he was a special player poised to dominate the league for many years to come. (more...)
Wimbledon 2017 women's round-up: Heather Watson powers past 18th seed Anastasija Sevastova Wimbledon 2017 women's round-up: Heather Watson powers past 18th seed Anastasija Sevastova
- July 06, 2017

I know she has only just come back, but I expect her to be playing really well because I know she will have put in the hours and the work. 'She started to step up in the second set, which I knew should would, but I was able to keep my cool and just stick with her'. (more...)
Joel Embiid continues his feud with LaVar Ball in vulgar Instagram video Joel Embiid continues his feud with LaVar Ball in vulgar Instagram video
- July 06, 2017

One source close to LaVar tells us the projects are both part of the "Big Baller Media" brand - LaVar's production company. There is no further information from Facebook about when either show will air or how long the series will be. (more...)
Cowboys star Dak Prescott accused of using machine to sign autographs Cowboys star Dak Prescott accused of using machine to sign autographs
- July 06, 2017

Rovell reports that Beckett Grading Services has refused to verify Prescott's signature trading cards from Panini's 2016 Prizm set. "We were excited as the first wave of Dak Prescott autographed redemption cards started to come into the office but quickly noticed the autographs didn't match up to what we had seen in the past", Murray said. (more...)
Harrowing details emerge regarding Damien Wilson arrest Harrowing details emerge regarding Damien Wilson arrest
- July 06, 2017

No other details regarding the incident have been made public. Wilson is the second Dallas defender to be arrested this offseason. Fox 4 in Dallas obtained a copy of Wilson's mugshot. Before his arrest, he was expected to play a reduced role on the 2017 Cowboys defense because Jaylon Smith has returned from injury. Wilson was an occasional starter on last year's team, and he was expected to start at times this year, as well. (more...)
Azarenka, Cibulkova, Watson advance to the third round of Wimbledon Azarenka, Cibulkova, Watson advance to the third round of Wimbledon
- July 05, 2017

Her world-class return certainly resembles the shot that helped Azarenka power her way to two Grand Slam titles and the No.1 ranking before her pregnancy, even if she thought it remains a work in progress. Only Goolagong, Margaret Court and Kim Clijsters have won a Grand Slam singles title after having a child. Minella, who is a 31-year old from Luxembourg, posted a black and white photo on Twitter after the match, showing her holding her bump on court. (more...)
Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta eases into second round after straight set victory Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta eases into second round after straight set victory
- July 05, 2017

The expected quarter-finalists in the women's draw have all made it through to the second round, third seed Karolina Pliskova seeing off Evgeniya Rodina 6-1, 6-4 in her opening tie, while former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, the fifth seed, had a tougher time of it, dropping a set before beating Timea Babos 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. (more...)
ZTE Blade V7 Plus with 5.2 inch full HD display launched ZTE Blade V7 Plus with 5.2 inch full HD display launched
- July 05, 2017

As the name suggests, the smartphone is essentially an updated version of the Blade V7 , which was launched past year. It runs on an older Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and also houses a fingerprint scanner as well, which sits on its back panel. (more...)
Kalinga Stadium All Set for Opening Ceremony of Asian Athletics Championships Kalinga Stadium All Set for Opening Ceremony of Asian Athletics Championships
- July 05, 2017

President of the Pakistan Athletics Federation, Akram Sahi expressed happiness after reaching the Biju Patnaik International Airport here and lauded the efforts of the Athletics Federation of India . More than 800 athletes from 44 countries will descend at this Odisha capital to compete in 42 events in the championships, which is coming to India for the third time after New Delhi and pune hosted it in 1989 and 2013. (more...)
Roma defender Antonio Rudiger 'arrives to complete Chelsea move' Roma defender Antonio Rudiger 'arrives to complete Chelsea move'
- July 05, 2017

Reports last month suggested that Antonio Conte was ready to walk away from Chelsea after his transfer demands were not being considered. Chelsea have made an audacious move to land left full back Alex Sandro but Juventus want the player to request to leave, or he won't go anywhere. (more...)
WBO react to Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn WBO react to Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn
- July 05, 2017

Pacquiao said on Wednesday that the WBO "should take appropriate action on the letter sent by Games and Amusement Board so as not to erode the people's interest in boxing". "The discretion of a referee or judge can not be reversed, except in a case of fraud or violation of laws which is not the case in Pac vs Horn", he said. (more...)
India vs West Indies T20: Chris Gayle Returns to Windies Squad India vs West Indies T20: Chris Gayle Returns to Windies Squad
- July 05, 2017

Gayle came into the squad in place of Lendl Simmons who did not performed up to the expectations in their last T20 series 3-matches against Afghanistan. The Jason Holder led side had recorded an impressive 111-run win over India in the recently concluded fourth ODI. West Indies' match against India at Sabina Park, will be his first T20I at the venue. (more...)
UM fails to make the Asia-Pacific list due to technicalities UM fails to make the Asia-Pacific list due to technicalities
- July 05, 2017

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has topped the inaugural Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2017 published by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. " Australia is a key research partner for many Asian universities so the nation can capitalise on the region's success to a certain extent", he said. (more...)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Enquiry Reportedly Made by Liverpool Amid Contract Talk Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Enquiry Reportedly Made by Liverpool Amid Contract Talk
- July 05, 2017

However, Klopp is not prepared to offer Oxlade-Chamberlain the game-time he craves and sees the winger as more of a squad player than a starter. The 23-year-old Englishman has one year left on his contract and doesn't look like signing a new one, meaning there's likely to be a tussle for his signature before the summer is up. (more...)
Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox
- July 05, 2017

Tzu-Wei Lin's single made it 2-0 with his first career RBI. Stationed in shallow right field, Pedroia was within diving distance of the bouncing ball. Porcello's quality start was the team's 10th during that stretch. Texas may very well have won the game right there in the ninth because after Napoli's game tying homer, Carlos Gomez hit a roller to third that Deven Marrero gathered, but he rushed the throw, sailing it wide of first base. (more...)
Neymar and Dani Alves celebrate Messi's wedding Neymar and Dani Alves celebrate Messi's wedding
- July 05, 2017

One of the biggest names in sport, the 30-year-old is the all-time top scorer for club and country. The 30-year-old, who is now enjoying his honeymoon after last Friday's wedding, will put pen to paper on this new deal next week when he returns to Catalonia to join his teammates for the start of pre-season training. (more...)