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All Blacks vanquisher Murray thinks Lions can storm Eden Park

Pictures posted on the Lions' official Twitter feed showed O'Driscoll presenting O'Mahony with his shirt, and also to replacement first Test hooker Ken Owens as the squad looked on. Faletau, who has been a stand-out player on this tour, is at No 8 with Scarlets ace Jonathan Davies alongside England's Ben Te'o in midfield. As for the Lions , they're confident they have the game to stretch th... [Full Article...]

Prosecutors would swap prison for fine in Messi tax fraud case

Prosecutors would swap prison for fine in Messi tax fraud case The maximum fine would be around €255,500 on top of a almost €2 million fine handed down as part of last year's sentence. Both were originally sentenced to 21 months, but his father's sentence was later reduced to 15 months. This would be on top of a almost 2 million euro fine that was handed down as part of last year's sentence. The deal will have to be ratified by a judge when the case goes ... [Full Article...]

76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands

76ers put future of The Process in No. 1 pick Fultz's hands During the 2016 NBA Draft, the Bulls selected Denzel Valentine , the former Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year out of Michigan State and Paul Zipser , an unknown to many, but a promising player out of Germany with their selection in the second round. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo ready to pay $16.39 million in Spanish tax fraud case

In total, the Spanish authorities claim Jose Mourinho evaded tax worth 3.3 Million Euros. Representatives for Ronaldo declined to comment. Di Maria is represented by Gestifute, which is owned by agent Jorge Mendes. But the 54-year-old has denied any wrongdoing. A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office said its investigations ind... [Full Article...]

India arrests 15 people for celebrating Pakistan cricket team's win

India arrests 15 people for celebrating Pakistan cricket team's win The men have been charged with sedition, an offense which may result in the surrender of their passports, ineligibility for government jobs, and even life imprisonment. For a country that has not played worldwide cricket at home against any top cricketing nation, the Champions Trophy triumph was necessary to "identify their heroes", feels Pakistan's chief coach Mickey Arthur . [Full Article...]

Red Sox Bullpen Gets Teeth Kicked In During Series Finale

Red Sox Bullpen Gets Teeth Kicked In During Series Finale The bullpens implosion spoiled a strong start from Drew Pomeranz and Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts hit back to back home runs in the fourth inning to tie the game up at 2-2. Boston's Christian Vazquez slides home to score on a sacrifice fly by Mookie Betts during the fifth inning of a 6-4 loss to the host Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon. [Full Article...]

NBA Draft 2017: Eagles' Carson Wentz welcomes Markelle Fultz to Sixers

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game during one season with the University of Washington and has been touted as the best player in the draft class by several scouts. 1 pick Markelle Fultz , but drafting the Washington product would have likely meant a move from point guard to shooting guard, with an All-Star in Thomas already on the roster. [Full Article...]

Angel Di Maria handed suspended one-year jail term for tax fraud

Argentina global Di Maria is accused of failing to pay 1.3m euros to the Spanish tax authorities in 2012-2013 by giving up his image rights to companies based in tax havens, such as Panama. And it seems the Real Madrid supremo's words have had their required effect as according to Spanish daily AS, Ronaldo is pleased with the way Perez defended and spoke about him in the Spanish media . [Full Article...]

Christiansen wants defender at Leeds, may offer two-year contract

Christiansen wants defender at Leeds, may offer two-year contract Some Leeds United fans aimed a dig at former manager Garry Monk after FC Twente midfielder Mateusz Klich sealed a move to Elland Road. Klich joins the likes of Eunan O'Kane, Ronaldo Vieira, Kalvin Phillips and Liam Bridcutt in the Leeds midfield ranks, and he will be looking to nail down a first-team place ahead of the new Championship season. [Full Article...]

Dwyane Wade opts in for 2nd year with Bulls

The trade brings together Butler and Wolves coach and president Thibodeau, who coached the Bulls for five seasons before being fired in 2015. He joined the Timberwolves last season with the titles of coach and head of basketball operations. [Full Article...]

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses Whoopi Goldberg told her co-hosts on The View that she didn't think the failure of Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff in the highly anticipated 6th Congressional District special election in Georgia was a setback for the Democrats. "The brand is just bad", the OH lawmaker told CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday. "Last night's results were far from a disaster for Democrats, and Republicans shouldn't ... [Full Article...]

I thought I was done, Rafael Nadal reveals his hidden thought

He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans. Nadal received 2,000 Emirates ATP Rankings points and €2,100,000 in prize money after crushing Stan Wawrinka in the French Open Final on Sunday, to lift his tenth title in 12 years, since he made his debut at Roland Garros in 2005. [Full Article...]

FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand

Cristiano Ronaldo brushed aside his off-field problems by scoring the victor as Portugal edged out hosts Russian Federation 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, before Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a come-from-behind 2-1 win over New Zealand . [Full Article...]

Nuggets trade back, pick up versatile power forward, 24th pick

Nuggets trade back, pick up versatile power forward, 24th pick Mitchell shot up draft boards at the NBA Combine with his measurements and his workouts similiarly to Terry Rozier. The former Cardinal provides flexibility as he can play either backcourt spot and gives Utah the long distance shooting they were looking for. [Full Article...]

Justin Verlander has flawless game broken up by bunt

Justin Verlander has flawless game broken up by bunt People were not happy about a flawless game being broken up by what's viewed as a cheap hit. LF Justin Upton had two run-scoring singles to extend his hitting streak to six games Wednesday. Mariners RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (right shoulder inflammation), who allowed four runs in two innings Monday in his second rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma, is expected to throw a bullpen before making another r... [Full Article...]

76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

The 6-foot-4 (1.93 m) guard became the second consecutive number one overall pick by Philadelphia, following forward Ben Simmons a year ago. The drama likely won't end there, with names like Jimmy Butler , Paul George , and Kristaps Porzingis being floated in trade rumors for most of the week. [Full Article...]

Greg Monroe to exercise $17.88 million player option with Bucks

Greg Monroe to exercise $17.88 million player option with Bucks He is the 25 MI player ever to be a first-round pick. But Wilson piqued the Bucks' interests with his ability to be an effective scorer in the paint and on the perimeter and his continual improvement during his three years with the Wolverines. [Full Article...]

Manchester United reach agreement to sign Monaco star Fabinho in £35m deal

Manchester United target, Fabinho, has admitted that a move to the Premier League club would be "tempting". He's particularly interested in Fabinho's versatility, with the 23-year-old capable of playing in a number of different positions, including central midfield, right-back and wing-back. [Full Article...]

Celtics' Danny Ainge not anxious about trading away No. 1 overall pick

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. "We think there's a really good chance that we'll take at three , the same player we would have taken at one; an impactful asset". Philadelphia will hold the No. 1 pick for the second straight year, and worked Fultz out on Saturday night as talks with the Celtics got to the final stages. [Full Article...]

Pelicans get Duke's Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Jackson became the fourth when he did so this season. "I really believe Phoenix got the most talented player in the draft at four", Self said in a Thursday night teleconference. "Orlando! I can't explain how much I'm ready to be in my new home and get started", Iwundu tweeted after his selection. Jackson joins a team facing some uncertainty in the back court. [Full Article...]


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