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Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case
- June 22, 2017

The four-time World Player of the Year, who said last week his "conscience is clear", is threatening to leave Real Madrid over the affair. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future, but will do so after the Confederations Cup. (more...)
America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind
- June 22, 2017

Sweden's Artemis Racing now lead their semi-final 4-3. The New Zealand crew lead the British team by three races to one in the first-to-five contest. It's been a dramatic week in the America's Cup challenger eliminations on Bermuda's Great Sound , and the main event is still a week away. "I put the team together and I'm responsible if we win or lose". (more...)
Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards
- June 22, 2017

Though he didn't win the Hart Trophy for the third time in his career, he did come home with his third Stanley Cup Championship and second Conn Smythe trophy this season - not a bad "consolation prize" for the 29-year-old. The craziest part? This was only his second season. At even strength he had 34 helpers, the fewest in any season he's played this many games, and he tallied just 11 power-play assists, the fewest of his career outside of those terrible 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... (more...)
Artemis skipper falls overboard in Cup challenger finals Artemis skipper falls overboard in Cup challenger finals
- June 22, 2017

Burling had a control issue at the start of the opening race of the day, conceding a clear start to BAR but once he got the boat to top speed he passed Ben Ainslie's boat to take a 4-1 lead. "We're really happy to take it through to the next round". He was recovered by their chase boat, but as his crew adjusted, they fell way behind the Kiwis. (more...)
Stephen Espinoza Talks McGregor-Mayweather Going From Joke to Reality Stephen Espinoza Talks McGregor-Mayweather Going From Joke to Reality
- June 22, 2017

With McGregor surely wanting to put on a show for his hometown crowd, we can only imagine what he has in store for Mayweather should they hold a press conference on these shores. "People all around the world demanded this fight so I had to give them what they wanted to see", Mayweather told BSOTV . "I will be ringside that's for sure. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31 - court
- June 22, 2017

He is under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. The four-time World Player of the Year said last week that his "conscience is clear" and is threatening to leave Real over the affair. (more...)
Chauncey Billups Could End Up In Cavaliers' Front Office
- June 22, 2017

This was not about Griffin wanting more money in a new contract than Gilbert was willing to pay. "And then finally everybody is going to looking at what the Cavs did and does it give them any chance at all to beat Golden State next year". (more...)
Stage set for wide open run at US Open title Stage set for wide open run at US Open title
- June 22, 2017

This might have been more than anyone was expecting. Brian Harman, Brooks Koepka (KEHP'-kuh) and Tommy Fleetwood are part of the four-way tie after each fired a 2-under 70. coli bacteria in water at a hydration station near the 12th hole. There have been no reports yet of anyone getting sick. The 94-year-old fan appeared to die of natural causes, a Washington County Sheriff told the USGA. (more...)
Mourinho refutes tax fraud claims after complaint filed by Spanish prosecutors
- June 22, 2017

It has been suggested in Portuguese newspaper A Bola that Ronaldo is "outraged" with his treatment by Spanish tax authorities over an alleged unpaid £12.8m bill. Meanwhile, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho , who has the same agent as Ronaldo, is reportedly the Spanish tax authorities' next target. Perez has dismissed speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an eventual fine for tax evasion as Barcelona did for Lionel Messi . (more...)
Real Madrid CF president Perez plays down rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo's exit
- June 22, 2017

Perez insisted: 'There's been no offer for him and we're thinking that Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player and will continue being one, despite all the other things. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016. Messi and his father, Jorge, were found guilty on three counts of defrauding the tax department to the tune of about £3.5million. (more...)
Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians
- June 22, 2017

Kluber has picked up two wins since returning from the DL, going six innings and allowing three runs in his last start, while he went six shutout innings before that. Catcher Yasmani Grandal drew a one-out walk and moved into scoring position when left fielder Chris Taylor smacked a 1-2 pitch from Indians starter Corey Kluber into left field. (more...)
2 years in the making, new jersey unveiled for Wild
- June 22, 2017

The NHL released the full 31-team set of adidas ADIZERO jerseys, marking the official switch from former outfitter Reebok on Tuesday night. Specifically for Tampa Bay, the Lightning's home jersey remains relatively unchanged, with the lone exception being the removal of the laces from the neckline. (more...)
Justin Gilbert Suspended One-Year By NFL
- June 22, 2017

If that's the case, Gilbert's NFL career will amount to 35 games over three seasons and a place among the many missteps the Browns have made since returning to the league in 1999. Justin Gilbert's unemployment will last for at least another year. His season-long suspension likely stems from an additional violation of that policy. (more...)
Hawks to trade Dwight Howard to Hornets
- June 21, 2017

The deal will send Howard and the 31st pick in the NBA Draft to Charlotte in exchange for Miles Plumlee , Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick in the NBA Draft. The Hawks failed to make it past the first round this year against the Wizards with Howard going cold in the first three games before a breakout Game 4, in which he posted a double-double. (more...)
Injured Kyrgios wants to play Wimbledon Injured Kyrgios wants to play Wimbledon
- June 21, 2017

However, Young managed the situation well, ensuring he kept his opponent moving around the court and eventually took the first set. "I felt pretty much everything I was feeling a month ago". "I have been playing with a sore hip for a long time", he said. Shapovalov will face No.7-seeded Tomas Berdych, who defeated Steve Darcis 7-5, 6-3, next. (more...)
Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud
- June 21, 2017

Unhappy Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and quit Spain after running into problems with tax authorities . Perez assured the fans that the Portugal worldwide would be honouring his contract with Real Madrid while insisting that he would contact the star striker only after the conclusion of Portugal's Confederations Cup campaign. (more...)
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
- June 21, 2017

But in a later interview with radio station Onda Cero he revealed he had plans to talk to the Portuguese in the coming days. "I haven't spoken with Cristiano, I learnt about it because of what came out in the newspapers". Madrid's long-time president said the club had not received any transfer offers for Ronaldo. The Madrid electoral board met overnight and, with no other candidate putting themselves forward for election ahead of the deadline, it was confirmed that the long-serving Perez ... (more...)
Portugal vs Mexico 2017 Confederation Cup group stage match end in draw Portugal vs Mexico 2017 Confederation Cup group stage match end in draw
- June 21, 2017

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio was satisfied with his team's performance and particularly the way they kept Ronaldo quiet - even if he did somewhat strangely still win the Man-of-the-Match award for his only two pieces of positive intervention: hitting the crossbar and providing the assist for Ricardo Quaresma's opening goal. (more...)
Robert Kraft, NFL Hall of Famers meet with Israel's prime minister Robert Kraft, NFL Hall of Famers meet with Israel's prime minister
- June 21, 2017

The complex includes football and soccer fields paid for by Kraft and other sponsors. Due to open in two weeks in time for the 20th Maccabiah, the complex contains two soccer fields and one dual-use United States regulation football and soccer field, as well as locker rooms, administrative offices, parking, a central pedestrian thoroughfare and plans in the pipeline for additional facilities. (more...)
Gasol, Lee to opt out of deals with Spurs Gasol, Lee to opt out of deals with Spurs
- June 21, 2017

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! However, he and the Spurs will work out a "longer term deal to remain". From Gasol's standpoint, it might be in his best interest to accept less money in 2017-2018 for the benefit of a long-term deal. In 79 games last season, the two-time All-Star forward rejuvenated his career by averaging 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists after signing with the Spurs for the veteran minimum in free agency. (more...)