Cristiano Ronaldo headed an early victor as Portugal beat hosts Russia 1-0 in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday to go top of Group A and spoil Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev's 100th cap. Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain's tax authorities 14.7mn euros ($16.39mn) - the amount he has been accused of defrauding by a prosecutor - ahead of a court hearing next month, Spanish state TV said yesterday.
But he was all smiles, escorting a young mascot in a wheelchair out onto the Moscow pitch before netting his first Confederations Cup goal. "Raphael went to hospital, we think he might have fractured his leg", Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.
On Wednesday, White made a proclamation for the ages about what would happen if McGregor lands the ideal shot and does what no one else has done, which is to defeat Mayweather . He has gone up against some of the fastest, most powerful boxers of our time and they haven't touched him. The opening odds for the fight have Mayweather as the heavy favorite.
The Germans brought a strong but youthful squad to the competition, with Sandro Wagner and Lars Stindl leading the line for coach Joachim Low. Only three of the squad - Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi, Matthias Ginter and Julian Draxler - lifted the World Cup in Brazil three years ago, but none of the trio played in the Rio de Janeiro final.
Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Real after being accused by Spanish prosecutors of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax through offshore companies. Smolov , 27, will be making his 23rd appearance for Russian Federation if the Krasnodar winger features. "Raphael went to hospital, we think he might have fractured his leg", Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.
Tuesday's success means England will return to the Welsh capital as Group A winners for a last four clash against the as yet unknown Group B runners-up on June 14, in an event featuring the world's leading eight one-day global (ODI) teams.
Czech second seed Pliskova would have become world number one next week had she won the second semi-final. Ostapenko flipped the script once more in Paris on Thursday as she not only became the first Latvian player ever to reach a Grand Slam final but put an end to several droughts for youngsters in major competitions.
The Spain worldwide has been heavily linked with a move back to La Liga with Atletico Madrid . Atletico were banned from registering new signings until January 2018 due to breaking Federation Internationale de Football Association rules over the transfer of foreign players under the age of 18 and, if they are successful in landing Costa this summer, would circumvent their issue by loaning him out for six months.
He said doctors have turned down Mr Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members. The bullet fractured several bones and injured internal organs, causing severe internal bleeding. "His risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in". Almost 25,000 tickets were sold for the game and it was on track to raise more than $1 million, roughly double what it did a year ago, organizers said.
Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo , has joined the growing ranks of Spanish-based footballers facing charges of tax evasion in Spain . Additionally, Gestifute , the company that represents Ronaldo , explained that the Madrid prosecutor filed a complaint against the 32-year-old but the player took his income directly without the participation of other companies.
They need everyone to pull their own weight and to play as one collective against a strong Portugal side containing Ronaldo. "Our talent can surprise them - and that can be the factor which can win us the match". New Zealand were then presented with another chance to take the lead in the 27th minute through Ben Woods, however Mexico's Alfredo Talavera produced a fine save to deny the striker.
Perez , who was re-elected as Real president on Monday, told Onda Cero that the tax issues facing the player were a "misunderstanding". "I'm sure he will speak to us about what has happened (with the tax case), which has obviously affected his credibility, and we'll see what happens".
When the Celtics won the National Basketball Association draft lottery in May, I expected the draft, or at least the process of the draft, to be a relatively boring one for Celtics fans. It depends on the move the Lakers make, of course. Lonzo Ball , De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Josh Jackson are just some of the names who will go early in the draft.
Chile says it will consider bidding to host the 2026 World Cup with some of its South American neighbors. Sanchez could only feature for the second half in the match against Cameroon , but he is expected to start against Germany . "Our world champions, Champions League winners and Bayern's many title-winning players need as a sort of motivation", Löw told "Bild" . Chile was eliminated by host Brazil in a penalty shootout in the Round of 16 of the World Cup, than went on to win the ...
Ward stopped Kovalev late in the eighth round of the fight. The Russian was shaken, and the American wanted to finish him with body punches. It was followed by a wicked right hand shot to the jaw, and Kovalev , who had doubled over in pain twice already in the round, took another barrage to the midsection and went down.
We look at the contribution of the 32-year-old, who is in the spotlight after appearing determined to quit Real Madrid and Spain over his unhappiness at a tax investigation. New Zealand lost 2-1 to Mexico in a friendly last October and Hudson, 36, expects a spirited showing from his side. Spain are an excellent side but Portugal's recent form like can not be ignored and they look monster value to win at 3/1 with bet365 .
The four-time World Footballer of the Year has helped Real win the Champions League three times and La Liga twice. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reveals that he has not been contacted by Spanish tax authorities regarding allegations of fraud.
Morgans men are through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals following their victory over New Zealand , but the same can not be said for the Aussies, who will be out of the tournament should England win. "We've got a completely new team, pretty much", added Morgan. New Zealand , who inflicted a humiliating eight-wicket defeat upon England in Wellington during the 2015 World Cup, now need a favour from Morgan's men if they too are to reach the semi-finals.
French police launched a major security operation on the famous Champs-Elysées avenue in the west of Paris on Monday after what was believed to be the latest terror attack targeting police in the French capital. President Emmanuel Macron said last month his government would ask parliament to extend wider search and arrest powers granted under a state of emergency called after Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in and around Paris in November 2015.
The decision by King Salman to promote his son and consolidate his power was endorsed by 31 out of 34 members of the Allegiance Council, made up of senior members of the ruling Al Saud family, the royal decree said. President Donald Trump has called Saudi Arabia's new crown prince to congratulate him on his elevation. Iran and Saudi Arabia's rivalry has played out in proxy wars across the region and has deepened Sunni-Shiite enmity between hard-liners on both sides.
Brandt combined with Joshua Kimmich , who floated a cross over the defence for Goretzka, and he took it in his stride and rifled home. With Australia less than convincing in their recent outings as they look to scrape their way to the 2018 World Cup , the Socceroos will be desperate to impress in Russian Federation.
Hamilton cruised home 19.7 seconds ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas for their first one-two since the Finn joined in January as replacement for retired champion Nico Rosberg . "I knew we could recover, because we were quicker than the cars ahead". That brought out the safety auto for four laps but Ferrari waited until the restart on lap five to bring in Vettel and change his front wing and fit a set of super-soft tyres.
The 32-year-old Portugal captain is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies from 2011 and 2014. It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court. The last time I spoke to Ronaldo was after the Cardiff match and we spoke about next season. "I haven't learned very much about the situation, he's at a very important tournament at the moment in the Confederations Cup and until that ends I'm not going to disturb the atmosphere of his team", added Perez.
Floyd Mayweather Jr . (49-0, 26 KO) is returning to action after being retired for two years. Mayweather and McGregor - kingpins of their sports - will climb into a boxing ring to face each other at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena on August 26 .
It was a miserable start for the Russian skipper, who was making his 100th worldwide appearance. It was a relief for the Mexicans, who were fielding eight changes from the team who opened with a 2-2 draw against Portugal . Experienced defender Tommy Smith said the team will fight for everything like they did against Russian Federation. "I first of all thank the fans for voting for me, but it's not the result that we wanted".
But Ronaldo passed up a glorious opportunity to extend his side's lead just past the hour when he headed wide from Andre Gomes' cross as Portugal broke at pace. The team played very well against a side playing at home with the support of their fans. The first goal in the match was scored on 8th minute into the Russian net by Christiano Ronaldo, who is the captain of the Portuguese side and is now considered the world's top footballer.
Wednesday evening brought confirmation that Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement so that he can welcome the mouthiest MMA fighter of all time to the boxing ring. What's interesting is that the fight will be promoted by Mayweather's company - Mayweather Promotions, which will put on the entire card. Moments before Mayweather's announcement, McGregor tweeted out: " THE FIGHT IS ON ".
And once the France worldwide joins Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte would be open to offers for Matic, despite the Serb being a key part of Chelsea's title success last season. Mourinho is looking to improve his United squad with a new defensive midfielder and although Eric Dier is the Portuguese's priority target, Tottenham would command a high fee for the England worldwide.
ET featuring Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, UFC President Dana White and Stephen Espinoza of Showtime Sports. The Irishman, the UFC's lightweight champion, will take on U.S. Although McGregor likes to stand and fight compared to other UFC fighters, he's not a very good boxer! A fight of this magnitude will only increase a payday for McGregor, which has always been a priority in his career.
The Dallas-based sports agency, which Diaz hired in 2014, is seeking more than $1 million from Diaz and claimed he failed to pay for its services related to several of his fights, most notably his pair of big-money bouts against Conor McGregor in 2016 (at UFC 196 in March and UFC 202 in August).