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Portugal Forest Fires Kill More Than 60 People


Fernando Lopes, head of the town hall in Castanheira de Pera near the central Portuguese city of Leiria close to where many people were killed after being trapped in their cars on a rural road, said: "This is a catastrophic situation". "We found the tree hit by the lightning", he said. "We escaped in time, me on the tractor and he with our van", Luisilda said. Spain has sent two water-bombing planes to help in tackling the fires. Lire la suite »

Man Utd boss Mourinho's advisers refute tax fraud accusations

The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its other leading stars. On Tuesday, Ronaldo was told to appear before a judge for questioning on July 31. It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court. Last year, Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, were found guilty on three counts of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from income made from image rights. Lire la suite »

76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers grab Lonzo Ball to start NBA draft

They could also potentially lose Olynyk, whose shooting and offense off the bench was instrumental, as well as fellow bench players Gerald Green, and Jonas Jerebko. He agreed to a diversion program that requires him to go to anger management class among other things in order to have the misdemeanor offense dismissed. Lire la suite »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No


The 2017 NBA Draft is Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which is a bit weird because the Philadelphia 76ers are selecting No. 1 overall thanks to the Nets' disgusting trade with the Boston Celtics in 2013. "Just want to get on the court". The Celtics then took Duke's Jayson Tatum at No. 3 after moving down two spots in the trade with Philadelphia, drawing cheers from a large contingent of their fans at Barclays Center wearing green. Lire la suite »

Winners and Losers of the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft


The Knights can continue building their roster through free agency with more trades potentially to be announced Thursday. But he had just two assists in 13 playoff games this spring and was criticized for his lackluster play. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Merill was the 38th overall pick in the 2010 draft and played three collegiate seasons at MI before turning pro in 2013. McPhee's predecessor and successor with the Capitals: While it was a good night for McPhee, who previously held the same post ... Lire la suite »

Evans brace helps Wales pip Samoa


But Wales snatched back the lead with a second try to Evans in the 73rd minute and defended superbly to hold out Samoa when they threatened in the final minutes. We were 10-0 down early on and Samoa didn't disappoint. "We knew it would come down to how much the lads wanted it and I thought they showed great steel". Lire la suite »

Prosecutors accuse Mourinho of $3.7 million tax fraud

Real Madrid have refuted claims Jose Mourinho signed a contract to take over at the club before he left Inter. It comes a week after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading €14.7m (£12.9m) in tax through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. Lire la suite »

Garcia: Madrid would be fine without Ronaldo


They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of €1.15 million in 2014. Rumour and counter rumour are rife in the European sports press as Ronaldo appears to be set on leaving Real Madrid and Spain due to frustration over perceived unfair treatment by tax officials. Lire la suite »

Lady Aurelia wins at Royal Ascot again

And so it proved once again as Ryan Moore's companion bravely fended off all-comers to score at odds of 9-4. Scottish made most of the running, with Highland Reel hot on his heels and Decorated Knight not too far away. Dettori said missing Ascot was "soul-destroying" and his mood would not have improved as his top ride for the day, Lady Aurelia , blitzed the field under Johnny Velazquez to win the King's Stand Stakes in nearly as impressive style as she had in the Queen Mary ... Lire la suite »

NBA Draft Results 2017: Celtics Take Jayson Tatum

The Boston Celtics made the first move of this year's National Basketball Association draft days before it began when they traded the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia in a move to add to an already rich cache of future selections. Sitting with the third overall pick, they appeared interested in moving again. By comparison, Tatum is a much more developed offensive player. "I can't wait to go and learn from coach (Brad) Stevens and Isaiah Thomas and just everybody on that roster". Lire la suite »

Bulls' Wade picks up $23.8M option for next season

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly kicked the tires on Butler, as the team apparently acknowledged its need for more star power after being handily defeated by the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. As it is, they added an All-Star, and should be firmly in the playoff hunt. Not to mention , Butler is a Thibodeau favorite, dating back to Thibodeau's coaching days in Chicago. Lire la suite »

Derrick White from UCCS to the National Basketball Association


Aldridge averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this past season with the Spurs , and no doubt he would be a great addition for the Cavaliers . "So, that's where we sit with LaMarcus". 2013-14: First All-American in program history with selection with Daktronics Third Team and Division II Bulletin Honorable Mention accolades. Lire la suite »

Mexico's Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

He has been accused by Spanish authorities of evading 14.7mn euros ($16.5mn) in tax and has been summoned to appear in court next month in Madrid . "But we were better, we had more chances", he said. But Mexico stormed back after the break and Raul Jimenez got the equaliser nine minutes into the second period of the Group A match. The best opportunity fell to defender Georgi Dzhikiyi in injury time, but he couldn't keep his header down. Lire la suite »

Reds to smash club record, hope it won't be Salah move

Midway through the 2013/14 campaign, it was questionable whether Chelsea needed a player of Salah's makeup, with Jose Mourinho's squad already stocked with wide talent. He seems very settled with us and towards the end of the season he came back (from injury) and did well. 15 goals and 11 assists; Salah's record in Serie A last season was nothing short of phenomenal, taking games by the scruff of the neck. Lire la suite »

McLaren duo set for Baku grid penalties


Originally due to arrive in Monaco four weeks ago, McLaren has finally received upgrades to the Honda power unit but, at a venue which saw the top speed of the season past year - Valtteri Bottas' Williams hit 235 miles per hour -- will the upgrades be enough? Speaking in the official FIA press conference, Vandoorne said: "Here we reach very very high top speeds". Lire la suite »

Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open


Please Wait while comments are loading. Indian shuttlers, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal both started well at the Australian Open Superseries and have reached to the second round after they defeated Japanese shuttler and Indonesia Open champion Sayaka Sato and World No. Lire la suite »

Frank de Boer in line for Crystal Palace job

De Boer had been tipped to take over at Palace's fellow managerless side Southampton, but he could allow Manuel Pellegrino a straight run at the Saints' vacancy if he opts to become Palace's new gaffer. Having replaced Roberto Mancini, de Boer was afforded little time to turn things around by the club's hard owners and was sacked after just 14 games. Lire la suite »

Knebel sets strikeout mark as Brewers beat Pirates 4-2


After claiming the first two games in the series to cut the distance between themselves and the first-place Brewers to four games, they dropped the last two to Milwaukee by a combined three runs to split, falling 4-2 with a sleepy Thursday afternoon performance in front of 28,428. Lire la suite »

Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud

Basel's Taulant Xhaka, left, challenges for the ball with PSG's Angel Di Maria during the Champions League group A soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Basel at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris , Wednesday, Oct. He is under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid looked guaranteed after lifting his third Champions League title with the club earlier this month, the Portugal worldwide ... Lire la suite »

Fleury officially a Golden Knight


The new Las Vegas squad filled out its roster by selecting one player from each of the other 30 National Hockey League teams. The Golden Knights were required to take at least one player from each team and a minimum of 14 forwards , nine defensemen and three goaltenders in the expansion draft. Lire la suite »