• Levy sets £200m price on Tottenham star as Man Utd lurk
Levy sets £200m price on Tottenham star as Man Utd lurk

Widespread reports have claimed that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor is keen to leave Spain due to accusations that he has avoided paying tax between 2011 and 2014. The only issue is that Jose Mourinho is struggling to agree on a fee with Real Madrid and the La Liga giants are standing firm. Meanwhile, Spurs legend David Ginola has said ...

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  • Garcia: Madrid would be fine without Ronaldo
Garcia: Madrid would be fine without Ronaldo

The player is accused of defrauding tax authorities of €14.7m, by also hiding his income from image rights. Also, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused last week of the same crime but didn't get enough backing from his team, Real Madrid . Ronaldo is now on global duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup, but, according to the report, has told his te...

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  • Rangers recall pitcher Cole Hamels from disabled list
Rangers recall pitcher Cole Hamels from disabled list

Mills said the Indians were not discouraged by the big early deficit. Hamels made two starts during his rehab assignment with the Rangers' Double-A affiliate in Frisco, going 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA . He would surrender one more in the third inning before an incredibly shaky four-run fifth (including one run walked in with the bases loaded) finally di...

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  • Celtics president Danny Ainge: We are getting the player we want
Celtics president Danny Ainge: We are getting the player we want

Markelle Fultz may have felt like he belonged in Boston . They need more talent at small forward to keep up with the likes of LeBron James and Paul George in the East, hence the interest in Jackson and Tatum. "This is certainly a trade that is under the microscope more than other trades, but we're not afraid of that." Colangelo orchestrate...

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  • Germany vs Australia Preview: Youthful German squad prepare to face Socceroos test
Germany vs Australia Preview: Youthful German squad prepare to face Socceroos test

Australia has held its head high against Germany in the last two meetings in friendlies. His hat-trick against San Marino in Germany's last game before they head to Russian Federation signaled his intent. And it didn't take the scratch line-up long to click as Lars Stindl latched onto a pass from Brandt to open the scoring with just five m...

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  • Markelle Fultz Excited to Play for (Team Name)
Markelle Fultz Excited to Play for (Team Name)

But when news broke last week that the Philadelphia 76ers were trading for the top pick in the NBA Draft , all that changed. The San Diego native is an 2nd team All-American who averaged 16.4 points and 7.4 rebounds for an Kansas squad who had an incredible season cut short in the NCAA tournament.

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  • Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in boxing match in August
Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in boxing match in August

Former multiple world champion Floyd Mayweather has agreed a deal for a boxing match against mixed martial artist Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26. Mayweather and McGregor weren't involved in the call. He last appeared at UFC 205 in November, where he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second round to claim the 205-pound strap.

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  • WWE Rumors: LaVar Ball in Talks of Appearing on RAW
WWE Rumors: LaVar Ball in Talks of Appearing on RAW

After all, his son, former UCLA star Lonzo Ball , was just drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick and figures to be a franchise player for one of the most recognizable sports brands in the world. During LaVar's livestream at the NBA Draft , a Redditor picked up on their discussion about the WWE and all of the exposure th...

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  • Stars acquire defenseman Marc Methot in a trade with Vegas
Stars acquire defenseman Marc Methot in a trade with Vegas

The 30-year-old had career bests with 11 goals, 18 assists and 29 points last season. With only 21 goals and 120 points in 579 games, Methot is very clearly not an offensive threat. That total includes another three second-rounders in 2020 including the pick they just acquired for Methot. Few teams can trade away National Hockey League players fo...

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  • Harvick snaps streak on road course at Sonoma
Harvick snaps streak on road course at Sonoma

He did, however, win the K&N Series race at Sonoma on Saturday and it may have given him some inside knowledge. "All I had to do was manage the auto and not have to do anything but take care of it toward the end", Harvick said. For the second consecutive week, Kyle Larson started his No. 42 Target Chevrolet on the pole and was joined by...

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  • South Africa batsman AB de Villiers to decide future in August
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers to decide future in August

However, if he can consistently churn out the runs over the remainder of the season for Middlesex then a place in England's Ashes squad for the winter would not totally be out of the question. It left Somerset's director of cricket , Matt Maynard, unimpressed. "We couldn't get him in today". "We wanted to retain our seamers from the second gam...

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  • Shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final
Shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final

Continuing his fine run, recently-crowned Indonesia Open champion Srikanth defeated fellow Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth in the men's singles quarter-finals. "It's like I wanted to hang in and play as many matches as possible", he added. Jolted by the lead he had conceded, Long gathered himself just in time, starting with a deftly-placed sm...

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  • I'm not a favourite for Wimbledon, says Kvitova
I'm not a favourite for Wimbledon, says Kvitova

Czech Petra Kvitova continued her impressive comeback by moving into the Aegon Classic semi-finals with a 6-4 7-6 (5) win over France's Kristina Mladenovic yesterday. Barty began brightly with a break in the third game, and it was all she needed to keep her nose in front and take the first set against the erratic Kvitova, who mixed aces and powe...

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  • Stones can handle England midfield role - Southgate
Stones can handle England midfield role - Southgate

However, the relentless pace of that league also makes it hard to know when to save energy for when it's most needed - the way the midfields of France , Spain, Germany and Italy do. But once again it went to a Frenchman, this time Djibril Sidibe fired home. God Save The Queen was performed last, after French anthem La Marseillaise, with the wo...

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  • Vegas holds all the cards with National Hockey League expansion draft list out
Vegas holds all the cards with National Hockey League expansion draft list out

Whats uncertain is how many trades the Golden Knights will reach with teams to influence which player Vegas selects or avoids in exchange for draft picks, something McPhee hopes to stockpile. This means if the Blues have an unprotected player they would like to keep, Vegas could work out a deal for other players and/or draft picks to accommodate th...

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  • Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP; Rockets, Bucks take 2 awards
Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP; Rockets, Bucks take 2 awards

Some of the awards that will be given out by Drake and company include NBA MVP , NBA Rookie of the Year , NBA Defensive Player of the Year and NBA Coach of the Year . Despite the fact that he only played in 31 games, Embiid was clearly the best rookie in a year where there weren't any other first-year players in the conversation to...

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  • Portugal and Mexico Through to Confederations Cup Semi-Finals
Portugal and Mexico Through to Confederations Cup Semi-Finals

New Zealand at least came close through captain Chris Wood but their threat was akin to a water pistol when compared to Portugal's heavy artillery with the All Whites' Stefan Marinovic standing between his team and a real pasting. You have to try to reach the goal and prevent them from scoring. The defender headed the ball into the opposit...

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  • Lonzo Ball Introduced as 'New Face of the Lakers'
Lonzo Ball Introduced as 'New Face of the Lakers'

Ball let it be known that he liked what he saw out of the Lakers. Among the players who can or will be unrestricted free agents next summer include George, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James , DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan.

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  • Lewis Hamilton: Canadian Grand Prix result a 'great blow' to Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton: Canadian Grand Prix result a 'great blow' to Ferrari

TV replays showed that the fast-starting Verstappen, who later retired with technical gremlins, had nicked the nose of the Ferrari at Turn One, but the stewards took no action. Hamilton led all the way after taking pole position but was under attack early when Max Verstappen got a huge jump off the grid, launching his Red Bull from fifth to sec...

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  • Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft
Record number of one-and-dones taken in NBA Draft

Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick . Phoenix Suns first round NBA basketball draft pick Josh Jackson holds his jersey, Friday, June 23, 2017 , in Phoenix. Teams lock up their stars at this point, and Embiid is that - he was dominant in the 31 games he played. If the two sides can't reach a deal by October 31 (the deadline), Embiid ...

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  • Roger Federer vs Alexander Zverev, Halle Open 2017 final
Roger Federer vs Alexander Zverev, Halle Open 2017 final

The mighty Swiss will be facing either Alexander Zverev or Richard Gasquet in this year's Halle grass court tournament final on Sunday. Querrey, the 2010 Queen's champion, is no slouch on grass either, but Muller held his nerve in two tight sets to clinch his first win over the world No 28.

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  • Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Ball How To Act
Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Ball How To Act

Magic Johnson , left, laughs as Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball tells reporters he hadn't been born when Johnson played for the Lakers . "It's going to be a surprise for you [media] and me", Lonzo said.? Nance Jr. could end up being one of the players who will benefit most from #Lonzo Ball's already mentioned game-style.

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  • Tim Tebow promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida
Tim Tebow promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

Well, OK. Seven errors and only 50 put outs and one assist works out to a fielding percentage of.862. They were always going to move him along at some point this summer. Tebow fans are ready to welcome him back home. You can see his approach getting better. He had struck out 69 times in 212 at-bats. The game was over.

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  • Murray pain as loss dents Wimbledon preparations
Murray pain as loss dents Wimbledon preparations

Thompson, meanwhile, had reached the final of the Challenger event in Surbiton two weeks ago, lost in the first round in 's-Hertogenbosch last week and then headed to Queen's Club for the qualifying competition. "Beating the world No1 and a Grand Slam champion, on grass at Queen's , it's definitely number one for me", he said. He and his team ...

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  • Pakistan climb to seventh in ICC rankings
Pakistan climb to seventh in ICC rankings

England captain Eoin Morgan said his team did not simply adapt to the conditions . Asked how that came about, Morgan said: "I think the explanation is they played two days ago on it". Though England played three of its Group A matches on new pitches, the pitches allocated to Sophia Gardens had all been used once each during the group stage ...

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  • Manchester United bid €35 million for Barcelona midfielder
Manchester United bid €35 million for Barcelona midfielder

Barcelona have given Turan the green light for a summer exit but he will not be allowed to leave on the cheap. United are keen to strengthen in the middle of the park and with Gomes enduring a mixed first campaign at Camp Nou, it was suggested that they were confident of pushing through a deal.

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  • Ginola: Rafa Benitez deserves more far support from Newcastle
Ginola: Rafa Benitez deserves more far support from Newcastle

The Independent reported on the weekend that manager Rafael Benitez was considering walking away from Newcastle after growing annoyed that the board would not sanction moves for many of his top targets. "You need to provide a manager like Rafa Benitez with all the amenities to help him to be successful in the Premier League". "Just give him th...

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  • Mike D'Antoni named NBA Coach of the Year
Mike D'Antoni named NBA Coach of the Year

Brogdon had averages of 10.2 points and 4.2 assists this past season - the lowest of any victor - but became the second player in Bucks franchise history to win the honor, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1969-70). He's won the award three times in the past, most recently in 2014. Under D'Antoni's leadership, the Rockets made 1,181 3-pointers this se...

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  • Russian Federation crash out of Confederations Cup in group stage
Russian Federation crash out of Confederations Cup in group stage

However, defender Pepe will miss Portugal's semi-final after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament. Whether the same can be said for the domestic media is another matter, judging by the first question thrown the coach's way in the post-match news conference after Mexico's 2-1 win in Kazan had confirmed Russia's group stage e...

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  • Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison
Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison

The Real Madrid superstar has been linked with a world-record move back to the Premier League, and Ferdinand would love to see him playing in Manchester again. The Portuguese coach became a Spanish tax resident in 2010 when he joined Real Madrid . There have been suggestions that Ronaldo is using links to both United and Paris Saint-Germain to...

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  • Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals
Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals

The Real Madrid striker opened the scoring with a 33rd-minute penalty to help his side book a place in the last four with a comfortable 4-0 win against New Zealand on Saturday. Russia's early exit from was another setback for next year's World Cup hosts who also went out of last year's European Championship at the group stage, when they failed t...

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  • Manchester United finally on the verge of sealing Alvaro Morata deal
Manchester United finally on the verge of sealing Alvaro Morata deal

The former Juventus striker scored 20 goals in all competitions for the Los Blancos in the last campaign but mostly found himself warming the bench under the leadership of Zinedine Zidane. The 24-year-old has struggled to nail down a starting spot in Zinedine Zidane's side having managed just 16 starts last season so the Spanish worldwide wants a...

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  • Ireland coach Joe Schmidt sees sense in Warren Gatland's Lions call-ups
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt sees sense in Warren Gatland's Lions call-ups

The Saturday matches have been the highlight for Lions coach Warren Gatland with two victories from two matches but one has to think that next Saturday could be a step too far for a team who only came together three weeks ago. "It's not anything that's been worrying for us (and) all I've taken from it is, you know, maybe he's a little more anxi...

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  • Trump's travel ban partly reinstated
Trump's travel ban partly reinstated

Others who work with immigrants say they're anxious that people arriving on tourist visas to visit family may be held up if they can not prove they're visiting a relative. However, the Supreme Court said it would hear arguments from Mr Trump's lawyers when justices return for their next term in October. "The court went out of its way to not tip i...

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  • Panthers kicked off mandatory minicamp Tuesday
Panthers kicked off mandatory minicamp Tuesday

Oher is still in the concussion protocol and has been dealing with a variety of off-field issues since the end of the season. Newton did not answer questions about whether he would throw during his Friday charity kickball event. Oher played in only three games in 2016 before being placed in the National Football League concussion protocol. Ri...

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