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Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

A statement issued by the section for economic crimes of Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office said its investigations indicated that Mourinho committed two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012. Messi and his father were given 21-month sentences for three counts of tax fraud but did not go to prison, while Mascherano was given a one-year sentence for tax evasion.



Devils select Nico Hischier with first pick at NHL draft

Possessing pro ready size at 6-foot-2, 199 pounds, he has strong NHL bloodlines through his father Stephen, who was a first round draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres (20th overall in 1980) and his uncle James, who played 21 years in the league as a defenseman.


Kerr expected to return as Warriors' coach

Kerr expected to return as Warriors' coach

Kevin Durant's superstar performances for the Golden State Warriors see him join the likes of Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal in NBA Finals history. "They're going to be the highest favourite we've ever had going into a season, any team in any sport", Jeff Serman, an odds maker at the Westgate SuperBook, was quoted as saying by ESPN .



SuperSport Defender Nets Own Goal As Russia See Off New Zealand

St. Petersburg, June 18 (IANS): Hosts Russia defeated New Zealand 2-0 in the Group A opening match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament here on Saturday. The 53-year-old has presided over just three wins in his first nine matches in charge but hopes to restore Russian Federation to their former glories having struggled in recent years.



Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal — Transfer Focus

The Los Merengues want £78 million for Morata but it is understood that United will not pay more than £60 million. It is no secret that Zinedine Zidane prefers his country man, Karim Benzema over Alvaro for the number 9 position. He didn't play at all against Bayern Munich in the last eight. He wants to play more. A large pay increase for a start. Negotiations with Madrid have taken place this week, with United's first offer of €60m (£52.3m) turned down.