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Author: 0 Silva and Diego Costa on target as Spain beat plucky Macedonia

Speaking following the full-time whistle of Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday night, the Brazil-born striker dropped a bombshell to reporters, revealing: "I'm a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there". However, the second season saw him have his differences with Jose Mourinho, who departed after a awful start to the season. He was offered a chance to move to China in January, something that Chelsea rejected, and he recently ruled out moving there.

Sport Family affair: Lakers get Lonzo Ball and dad with No. 2 pick
Author: 0 Family affair: Lakers get Lonzo Ball and dad with No. 2 pick

If his elite court vision translates to the pros, the Lakers are going to be a tough team to beat in transition. We will never know. The Lakers selected Ball with the second overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday night, eagerly accepting the potential risks and enormous rewards surrounding the sublime UCLA playmaker with an attention-grabbing father.

Sport San Antonio Spurs Rumors: Cavaliers in Talks for Danny Green
Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs Rumors: Cavaliers in Talks for Danny Green

He averaged 18.1 points and 4.1 rebounds a night behind a blistering 50.7 shooting from the field and 39.6 percent shooting from three-point range. White started his career at Division II Colorado-Colorado Springs before transferring for his senior season.

Sport Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud

Manchester United are still in the hunt to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid this summer, according to journalist Tancredi Palmeri. The lawsuit accuses the Portuguese coach of using a corporate structure to hide image rights earnings between 2011 and 2012.

Author: 0 Lakers draft Lonzo Ball with the second pick of the NBA Draft

Lonzo Ball is staying home with the Los Angeles Lakers , and the point guard is one big part of Magic Johnson's grand plan to return them to championship contention. Ball led all of college basketball with 7.6 assists per game and will improve a Lakers' squad that ranked 26th in the NBA with 20.8 assists per game and a 53.2% assist percentage.

Sport Arsenal in for Barcelona utility player
Author: 0 Arsenal in for Barcelona utility player

Bellerin came through Barca's academy and the Spanish giants had hoped to seal a fairytale return for the right-back. Was Baked Alaska Bodyguard's Stabbing a Hate Crime? The Brazilian playmaker has had his representatives contact Real Madrid president Florentino Perez over a possible move in the summer transfer window.

Author: 0 After 4 days, Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

Portugal's Civil Protection agency said the town of Góis, some 40 km from the forest fire's epicenter in the Pedrógão Grande region was now the most risky zone in the area affected by the fire, Efe news reported. Faced with the fury of the fire, they turned back but in the thick smoke, they apparently crashed into a vehicle full of people, Serra da Fonseca said.

Author: 0 Costa prepared to dig heels in over Chelsea exit

The Chelsea striker has been told via text that he is no longer part of Antonio Conte's plans at Stamford Bridge. But these issues are not thought to be serious enough to put his future in doubt. Lewandowski has just one goal behind striker Dortmund "Borussia" Pierre-Emerick of Forward. France Football: Real Sociedad have agreed a £9.7m deal for United winger Adnan Januzaj.

Sport Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year

This is the flawless place for Lavar to start officially marketing his son's Big Baller brand . Magic Johnson revolutionized the point guard position during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and on Thursday, in his new role of running the team, picked a player in his own image to lead them back to contention.

Sport Soccer player Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case
Author: 0 Soccer player Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case

The statement also said that Mourinho had received a certificate from the authorities confirming that he was "up to date with all his tax obligations". The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving football stars in Spain. His agent, Jorge Mendes (who also represents Mourinho), claimed in 2015 that his release clause is over $1 billion.

Sport Jeb Bush joins Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins
Author: 0 Jeb Bush joins Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins

Rothbaum, founder of Quogue Capital, had been part of a separate previous bid. Jeter's group bid about $1.3 billion to buy the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria . Bush also lives in Miami , served two terms as governor from 1999-2007 and was an unsuccessful candidate past year for the Republican nomination for president.

Author: 0 Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russia

New Zealand is already eliminated after losing both games, though unsettled Mexico in a 2-1 defeat. Santos said left-back Raphael Guerreiro is ruled out with a bruised foot, and not a fractured leg, as was first thought after Wednesday's narrow win over Russian Federation.

Sport Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations
Author: 0 Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly received support from an unlikely source as he deals with allegations of avoiding tax on his image rights. Portuguese sports daily A Bola also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the 32-year-old's decision.

Sport It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft
Author: 0 It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft

But a wonderful night for freshman wasn't great for all of them. Justin Jackson from North Carolina became the first junior drafted when he went at No. The NBA champion Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have a pick in the two-round draft. As one of the most often maligned franchises in recent memory, the Kings partially redeemed themselves by drafting an incredible haul of prospects.

Author: 0 French Open Day 15: Nadal makes it 10

This title, a record 10th at a single grand slam in the professional era, was arguably the most impressive of his 15 majors, though, as it arrived three injury-plagued years after the last one when he beat Novak Djokovic in 2014. But the 31-year-old's chances of success at the All England Club, and a 16th major title, appear slim after his decision to miss the grass-court lead-up.

Author: 0 Mou accused of tax fraud

Amid swirling reports that Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid and return to Manchester United , comes a fresh report from Spain's Marca that Mourinho is not in favor of a big-money move to sign the reigning Ballon d'Or victor. Ronaldo has been summonsed to appear in court in Madrid on July 31 as part of the investigation. It is believed that Manchester United are plotting a £183 million (R2.9 billion) move for Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata, which could see goalkeeper David de Gea ...

Sport Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick in NBA draft
Author: 0 Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick in NBA draft

Former Indiana forward Thomas Bryant was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 42 overall pick of the NBA Draft on Thursday. The elder Ball confirmed that Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour all walked away from offering a shoe and apparel contract for his son when they refused to do a co-branding contract with Ball's own Big Baller shoe brand, ESPN noted.

Author: 0 Andrew Johns labels NSW Blues 'dumbest ever' after Origin loss

With three words, NSW coach Laurie Daley has moved to rid the Blues of any lingering complacency as they bid to clinch a first State of Origin series win since 2014 on Wednesday night. "And he's an experienced guy now and if it's not coming through your halves at some point, there's other players within your team that need to grab hold and take some ownership and make sure that you get to the end of your set and you get those kicks away", Girdler said.

Sport Demotivated Spanish football defender Arbeloa quits
Author: 0 Demotivated Spanish football defender Arbeloa quits

Arbeloa arrived at West Ham after spending seven years at Madrid, where he claimed LaLiga, the Champions League, Copa del Rey, the Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana. Arbeloa made over 100 appearances for Real Madrid while also almost making 100 appearances for Liverpool from 2006 to 2009. Besides being a prominent figure as full back for the clubs, he earned 56 caps for Spain's national team.

Sport It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners
Author: 0 It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

But after I spent most of Thursday evening watching NBA draft coverage on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia rather than ESPN or the NBA Network, I changed my mind. The Celtics also took Kadeem Allen out of Arizona with the No. 53 overall pick. Now they add Fultz to a promising young core that includes Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, plus Ben Simmons , the top pick from last year who sat out all season with a foot injury.

Author: 0 Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

Fultz averaged 23.3 points a game, 5.7 rebounds a game and 5.9 assists a game in his lone college season. "I'm very excited really , just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said. The biggest bombshell sent All-Star guard Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves , where Butler was reunited with his former coach Tom Thibodeau.

Sport Blazers trade first-round picks with the Kings
Author: 0 Blazers trade first-round picks with the Kings

North Carolina State's Dennis Smith Jr. and French prospect Frank Ntilikina could fall to No. 10, but the Kings also could take Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox at No. He set a school record with 105 3-pointers. Swanigan moved to IN from Utah when he was 13-years-old and then became one of the nations best high school players.

Sport José Mourinho accused of €3,3m tax fraud in Spain
Author: 0 José Mourinho accused of €3,3m tax fraud in Spain

A report in Spanish publication AS has suggested Mourinho penned an agreement to become Madrid boss on March 31, 2010. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English Premier League club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with Manchester United previous year.

Sport Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain
Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

Real Madrid's football player Cristiano Ronaldo was willing to pay 14.7 million euros (16.4 million US dollars) to Spain's tax authorities over alleged tax fraud , local media reported on Wednesday. In three years with Real Madrid , Mourinho won La Liga (2012) and the Spanish Cup (2011). Mourinho was accused of defrauding £1,419,717.66 (€1,611,537) in 2011 and £1,491,601.39 (€1,693,133) in 2012 from his personal income tax (known as IRPF in Spain ), while in charge of Los Blancos .