Author: 0 Real Madrid defends Ronaldo from tax fraud accusations

There was no attempt to evade taxes, Gestifute said. Gestifute argues that Ronaldo's tax affairs, including those relating to image rights, were managed strictly within the parameters of the applicable laws of the time and that any discrepancies arise from very complex legal questions which in no way reflect bad faith on the part of the player and should therefore be handled through administrative rather than judicial processes.

Sport Halep and Ostapenko to meet in Roland Garros final
Author: 0 Halep and Ostapenko to meet in Roland Garros final

Ostapenko , who celebrated her 20th birthday on Thursday, is the first unseeded women's finalist at the French Open since Mima Jausovec lost to seven-time French Open champion Chris Evert in 1983. "I think it's a nice gift", she said. Pliskova, who is not a claycourt expert, played her best match of the tournament, but it was not enough to subdue Halep, whose never-say-die attitude helped her survive a quarter-final against Elina Svitolina, during which she saved a match point.

Author: 0 French Open women's quarterfinals get started

Ostapenko has exceeded expectations at Roland Garros, marching into the last four of a major for the first time by beating Caroline Wozniacki in a match which eventually finished after 8pm local time following two breaks due to the weather .

Sport Defending champion Garbine Muguruza upset at French Open
Author: 0 Defending champion Garbine Muguruza upset at French Open

The 19-year-old downed Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-4 on Friday at the French Open before admitting the dazzling, sultry Brazilian rhythms of the Samba are key to her success . Open). Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki returned to the French Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, eliminating 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

Sport Victor Lindelof pictured arriving at Man Utd following £30.7m Benfica deal
Author: 0 Victor Lindelof pictured arriving at Man Utd following £30.7m Benfica deal

Victor Lindelof was pictured arriving at Manchester United's Aon Training Complex on Wednesday morning as Jose Mourinho closed in on his first signing of the summer. There were complications regarding a sell-on payment between Benfica and his former club Vasteras SK at the time, while Jose Mourinho also ultimately opted against making changes to his squad mid-season.

Author: 0 Top House GOP leader shot at congressional baseball practice

The FBI and local law enforcement officials say they haven't identified a motive. He was charged in 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle. He earlier said Scalise was "badly injured" but would "fully recover". Reba Winstead lives across the street from the parking lot of the park where the shooting occurred.

Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur: Kane brace not enough for England in Paris

Those teams are the very best. Southgate , who has been in charge since September following the resignation of Sam Allardyce, is honest about his team's true level. Are players taking on Southgate's information? The only problem was that France were also playing three up, which meant they had Mbappe and Dembele running either side of Olivier Giroud .

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Coming into the Final, he was a top Conn Smythe contender. It's an opportunity for us to get on the ice, play the best game that we can play and put ourselves in a position to accomplish the ultimate goal. His effort, though, would get rewarded, as Ellis was penalized, and Justin Schultz made the Predators pay when he ripped a shot from the point past Rinne 1:31 into the game.

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Champions Chelsea will start their 2017/18 Premier League campaign at home to Burnley . Huddersfield , out of the top flight since 1972, face Chelsea , Everton , Manchester City and Arsenal in their last four matches, while Tottenham , Manchester United and Liverpool are the opponents in three of Brighton's final four games.

Author: 0 Gracious Del Potro hails Murray strategy, seeks backhand improvement

Top seed Andy Murray eased into the last-16 of the French Open 7-6 (8), 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday, over a flagging Juan Martin Del Potro . Anderson served 24 aces in just shy of four hours as he came from two-sets-to-one down to win 6-7 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-1 6-4.

Author: 0 Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

He's so great , joining that team , to me, was nearly unfair", Smith said per The Washington Post . "I'm just so happy for him to be able to realize his goal and be my teammate". But a stone-faced LeBron James refused to be drawn on his plans. The Warriors claimed the title in 2015, before it changed hands to the Cavaliers previous year.

Author: 0 Rain reduces India-Pakistan clash to 48 overs per side

They scored 124 in those last eight, and the momentum went to India . Yuvraj Singh 's "game-changing" innings is the reason India was able to numb Pakistan with a "clinical" performance. Under overcast conditions, a pacer - there is no dearth of them in the side - would have exploited the conditions better but Sarfraz seemed to prove a point to the Pakistan media that he has a few out-of-the box tricks up his sleeve.

Sport New Zealand Rugby team releases 3 for Highlanders-Lions clash
Author: 0 New Zealand Rugby team releases 3 for Highlanders-Lions clash

We're feeling for him". Ireland's Jared Payne has shaken off a calf issue to start at full-back, while Wales' Dan Biggar has beaten a head injury to feature at fly-half. 'It is an honour to have been involved in a second British and Irish Lions tour and I have hugely enjoyed my time with the squad. Jared Payne wore the No 15 jersey on Tuesday but the Ireland worldwide did little to further his case, with Leigh Halfpenny, Anthony Watson, Elliot Daly and Liam Williams also in contention.

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Author: 0 Joe Flacco is "excited" by Jeremy Maclin's addition to Ravens

You have to figure the Ravens are monitoring Mangold's progress carefully, and hope he is 100% healthy if they do decide to sign him. Watching basketball with the guys allowed Maclin to see the type of people they are. Last Monday, 29-year-old wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has finally decided between the Bills and the Ravens. Despite moving to the new position, Yanda earned another trip to the Pro Bowl, but declined the invitation because of the shoulder.

Sport Nadal sets record with 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal sets record with 10th French Open title

Only Roger Federer , who beat Nadal in five sets in the Australian Open final in January, has more Grand Slam titles, at 18. Even Stan Wawrinka had to smile before Sunday's French Open final when the stadium announcer listed year-by-year each of the nine previous titles Rafael Nadal had won at Roland Garros .

Sport Mattis: New Afghanistan strategy coming 'mid-July'
Author: 0 Mattis: New Afghanistan strategy coming 'mid-July'

John McCain (R-AZ) berated Defense Secretary James Mattis for lacking a strategy for winning the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan , the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday presented the Defense Department with its own list of grievances with the military.

Sport Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win National Basketball Association title
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win National Basketball Association title

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James , left, shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland Monday. Kerr, 51, missed Game 1 of the Finals and 11 total playoff games this year as he dealt with health issues stemming from multiple back surgeries. NBA Finals averages of 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game proved KD was on some next level "ish", a level that only a few of the great ones ...

Author: 0 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Jelena Ostapenko 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Be sure to join The Roar for live scores of this quarter-final at the French Open from 10pm (AEST) and don't forget to add a comment in the section below. There were two lengthy weather interruptions as two men's quarter-final matches were rescheduled for tonight. Her winning smile at the end of today's victory says yes.

Author: 0 Six Maroons facing axe for Origin Game 2

Walters was blunt when he answered questions on his 17 - curiously named in alphabetical order rather than positions - saying a number of forwards simply weren't up to scratch in game one and changes had to be made. "We feel if our players can stand up in that area we have the class around those guys to get the result for Queensland ". Asked if he was considering Boyd at centre, Walters said: "I am still getting my head around the alphabet".

Sport San Diego Republicans Call for Prayers for Virginia Shooting Victims
Author: 0 San Diego Republicans Call for Prayers for Virginia Shooting Victims

Nathan told NBC News he knew the GOP congressional baseball team was being targeted because the squad practices at the field "all the time". The Congressional Baseball game for charity will take place as planned on Thursday. Flake said he was handed a phone shortly after and called Scalise's wife to let her know he was OK. "Nothing was out of the ordinary about this gentleman coming up and asking me a question".

Sport Andy Murray rallies to overcome Kei Nishikori to reach semi-finals
Author: 0 Andy Murray rallies to overcome Kei Nishikori to reach semi-finals

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka celebrates winning his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Gael Monfils in three sets 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2, Monday at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. "I think today was probably the best I have played overall". The first streak of Nishikori brilliance was over and the Japanese player double-faulted to drop serve at 3-1, and then woefully misjudged leaving a ball that landed well inside the baseline to ...

Author: 0 Children tossed out of windows in London high-rise blaze

A council spokesperson for Barking and Dagenham Council echoed other councils' words, saying: "As the bad news emerged overnight from West London , our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the fire at Grenfell House, including the emergency services now trying to control the situation".

Sport India crush Bangladesh in warm-up; Guptill powers New Zealand
Author: 0 India crush Bangladesh in warm-up; Guptill powers New Zealand

It was a long time back and England are a completely different team now. It is the first game for both the teams in the tournament and would hope to start a campaign with a win. Pakistan Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is making sure his team feels no pressure ahead of the high-profile clash of the Champions Trophy with archrivals India in Birmingham on June 4 .

Author: 0 Diego Costa Reportedly Sends Antonio Conte Text Message to Chelsea Teammates

Former club Atletico Madrid are favourites to re-sign the fiery hitman despite a transfer ban. But Costa appears undeterred and seems open to moving elsewhere for six months to facilitate a switch back to Spain . PSG could likely still afford a bid for Costa, but how necessary would that be when they're adding Aubameyang to an attack that includes last season's Ligue 1 top scorer Edinson Cavani? Chelsea striker Diego Costa has "many offers" but is unlikely to leave Stamford ...

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury waives no-movement clause

A hot name floated at March's trade deadline, the longtime Pens goalie has waived the no-movement clause in his contract, according to reports from Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and TVA Sports. According to our partners at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review , there's an outside chance Fleury could go unselected and stay with the Penguins, which is unlikely because he's indicated he doesn't want to be a backup at this stage of his career.

Author: 0 Video expected to be shown in Penn State pledge's death case

Sixteen of them appeared before a judge on Monday with their lawyers, filling the courtroom for a hearing lasting almost 11 hours. Dave Scicchitano testified. Kline said the Piazza's will be at the next hearing. He said active members and pledges "cared for him as though he was simply inebriated and needed to 'sleep it off'".

Author: 0 Warriors dethrone Cavaliers for second title in three years

Following Monday's win, he embraced his mother, Wanda Durant , on the court. At the time, Durant called the leadup to his decision the most challenging few weeks of his National Basketball Association career, and even said it was not about winning titles but about personal growth and quality-of-life choices.

Author: 0 Players aim to stay fresh ahead of US Open grind

Following Riviera, Johnson won two more times in a row to reach a whopping five wins since the 2016 U.S. Open supplied his first major title, and he would have figured to star in the Masters until the absurd occurred: A spill on the stairs of his rental house injured his back.

Author: 0 Tahir Stars As Proteas Thrash Sri Lanka

After the match , Tharanga pleaded guilty to a slow over-rate, and was suspended from Sri Lanka's matches against India and Pakistan next week. In reply Sri Lanka came up 88 runs short, Asela Gunaratne's unbeaten 114 not enough to secure a win. Amla's 103, his 25th one-day global ton, helped the Proteas to what initially seemed a modest 299 for six from their 50 overs on a flat track at The Oval .