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Tottenham Hotspur FC denied permission to reduce Wembley pitch

Tottenham Hotspur FC denied permission to reduce Wembley pitch Tottenham's plan to shorten the pitch at Wembley has been rejected by the Premier League. The Premier League introduced a new rule two years ago standardising pitch sizes at 105metres x 68metres, with exceptions only permitted in situations where it is "impossible to comply with rule K21 due to the ground's construction". [Full Article...]

Three rumors that could affect Cleveland Cavaliers' offseason plans

Three rumors that could affect Cleveland Cavaliers' offseason plans George can sign a four-year deal worth as much as $130 million with Los Angeles next year. The Cavaliers might have to go to Plan B for finding a way to dethrone Golden State if Plan A involved trading with the Indiana Pacers for Paul George . [Full Article...]

Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job

As Nate Duncan of the Daily Dunc'd on Pod notes, Gilbert screwed over Griffin from landing one of those potential jobs . According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, while on ESPN's Mike & Mike, Griffin at the time had a trade agreement with the Phoenix Suns to send Kevin Love to Phoenix for the #4 in the 2017 NBA Draft which would then be packaged to secure either Butler or George . [Full Article...]

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Ronaldo of tax fraud

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Ronaldo of tax fraud In December previous year, GestiFute published details of Ronaldo's 216 million euros assets in response to allegations of tax evasion . They also alleged that Ronaldo greatly reduced his tax rate by falsely reporting that some of his income came from real estate. [Full Article...]

No need for alarm bells after draw, says Ronaldo

In the first match, Mexico and Portugal played out a thrilling 2-2 draw, while that was followed up with a 2-0 win for Chile over Cameroon. A last-gasp equaliser by Hector Moreno saved the day for them after Cedric seemed to have won the game for the European champions with a goal five minutes from time . [Full Article...]

Perez to Remain Real Madrid Chairman Due to Lack of Eligible Candidates

The 18-year-old has become the toast of European football with several clubs said to be interested. De Gea has continued to be linked with Real but Perez said: "For the time being, we haven't spoken to De Gea". Everyone in the world says he's a great player, who will replace [Gianluigi] Buffon in the [Italy] national team. We're talking player holidays, stag dos and sporting bans, and we even... [Full Article...]

Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he made from image rights. A judge will then decide if there are grounds to charge him with a crime. However, Sky Sports are this morning claiming that United have serious reservations about re-signing the 32-year-old. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open

Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open I'm quite sad to have lost the final. "For sure if it becomes 10 it will be my favourite". I just won the most important event of the year for me, so that's the only thing that matters today. Each of the rivals are keeping the other one from becoming the first men's player in the Open era to win at least two of every Grand Slam title. The Swiss then held narrowly and battled to deuce on Nadal'... [Full Article...]

Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud

Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud Ronaldo - on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2 - is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros (about 2.91 million pounds or N1.46 billion), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Lewandowski disappointed in Bayern as never before

Lewandowski disappointed in Bayern as never before Despite this apparent lack of help, the 28-year-old still ended the campaign with an impressive 30 Bundesliga strikes to his name - leaving him just one short of Dortmund frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Reading between the lines on the Lewandowski rumours... ... They had been keen on a deal for Romelu Lukaku but Blues chiefs are understood to be reluctant to meet Everton's £100m asking pri... [Full Article...]

Ostapenko celebrates birthday with French Open final berth

The match on Thursday was also a joint birthday celebration for the pair but Ostapenko will have the better memories after holding her nerve on the biggest day of her career. Ostapenko took out Timea Bacsinszky , 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3. Halep will enter this year's final as the favourite but either way it's guaranteed there will be a first-time Grand Slam victor on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Christiansen: I'd have died to join Leeds Utd, unlike other coaches

Christiansen: I'd have died to join Leeds Utd, unlike other coaches Garry Monk's return to Elland Road as Middlesbrough manager - his first appearance at the ground since quitting as Leeds head coach - is scheduled for November 18 while United's Yorkshire derbies against Sheffield Wednesday take place at Hillsborough on September 30 and Elland Road on March 17. [Full Article...]

Andre Ward finishes Sergey Kovalev in eighth round, retains titles

The figures are set by the league's hockey-related revenue. Ward stuck to his word, stopping Kovalev in the eighth round to retain the IBF, WBO and WBA world light heavyweight titles . Both fighters swing and miss. Ward (31-0, 15 knockouts) isn't about to invite Kovalev over for dinner, either. Shaped by attitudes more readily associated with those Russian supremacists attached to the n... [Full Article...]

He is extraordinary - Mustafi hopes Sanchez stays at Arsenal

Disgruntled supporters and many observers had called for the veteran manager to end his long tenure, the Gunners having failed to qualify for the 2017-18 Champions League for the first time under Wenger . He claimed that VAR could have helped his Arsenal side beat Barcelona 11 years ago. The France global managed 16 goals in all competitions for the Gunners last season despite often finding... [Full Article...]

ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups

Despite holy month of Ramazan being observed in Pakistan , the crowd continued to cheer for Pakistan and its cricket team. They questioned his decision to bowl first when India's strength was their batting, forgetting that precisely for the same reason he chose to ask the Pakistanis to bat first. [Full Article...]

Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers

Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers Boston will receive the 2018 Lakers pick owned by Philadelphia now, so long as that pick is between Nos. Jimmy Butler has been the guy most people around the league believe the Celtics are interested in going after. If I were the Kings, I'd want Crowder, who is locked into a cheap deal through 2020, or Smart, who the Kings were targeting in the 2014 draft. The Celtics have been linked with ... [Full Article...]

Andy Murray admits Queens defeat a 'big blow' for Wimbledon hopes

Temperatures reached a blazing 29 degrees in London on the second day of the tournament as Andy played the opening points against Jordan Thompson of Australia. Kokkinakis played only one match in 2016 because of a shoulder problem, and missed most of this year because of an abdominal injury. It's not so much that I have changed my serve or my technique. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros, a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reveals that he has not been contacted by Spanish tax authorities regarding allegations of fraud. Falcao himself is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned ... [Full Article...]

Philly gets No. 1 pick from Sixers, chance to draft Fultz

Philly gets No. 1 pick from Sixers, chance to draft Fultz In short, Philadelphia gets the guard it wanted in Fultz , and Boston gets a draft-pick haul in exchange for sliding down only two spots this year. Fultz would join Jahlil Okafor , Joel Embiid and Simmons. With Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford , president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is looking to make a deal like the seven-for-one trade in 2007 that brought Kevin Garnett — and an NBA... [Full Article...]

Paul George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18

The Pacers would likely want one of Los Angeles' younger players or one of their draft picks in return, but with George announcing his intention to leave next summer, they have little leverage in trade negotiations. The 27-year-old, who is a California native, can sign a four-year, $130 million free-agent deal with Los Angeles next summer. It's possible Boston could even acquire George and still... [Full Article...]


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