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Portugal claims 1st win at Confederation Cup

Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday's clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to clinch their place in next week's Confederations Cup semi-finals. However, the hosts were unlucky not to force an equaliser after a string of chances in a strong second-half display. The best opportunity fell to defender Georgi Dzhikiyi in injury time, but he couldn't keep his header down. Read More »

Portugal's worst wildfire in decades kills at least 57

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A DEVASTATING wildfire in Portugal has left 43 dead and more than 59 others injured. Few of the hundreds of firefighters were also injured while tackling the fire. "I managed to contact a relative who got her out". Portugal has been in the midst of a massive heatwave on Saturday, with temperatures in some areas hovering at around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). Read More »

Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, probes plane crash

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They say the Canadair aircraft went down near Pedrógão Grande. " I have no information that any airplane working for civil protection has crashed ", said Mr Vaz Pinto, adding that an explosion heard by many in the vicinity may have been caused by abandoned gas bottles. Read More »

Celtics Choose Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick

After his selection by the Suns, Jackson said he regretted "maybe a little bit" the decison to not work out for the Celtics, quickly adding he was "happy, glad to be a Phoenix Sun ". "I wasn't too excited about playing the 4 coming into Kansas, but we caused a lot of mismatch problems, and I think it really bettered me as a player". Read More »

Jose Mourinho claims no contact from Spanish tax authorities

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They claim that Mourinho, who took over at United past year, failed to declare 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) during his time in the Spanish capital - 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. He denies the accusations and is threatening to leave Spain . Read More »

Chief Scout Graham Carr leaves Newcastle United

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Carr joined the Geordies during their first stint in the Championship eight-years ago. Carr - whose son Alan is a famous comedian - was retained even after current manager Rafael Benitez was handed full control of team affairs when he agreed to stay on Tyneside last summer. Read More »

Chile, Germany tie in Confederations Cup

There were two teams on the pitch who have a very strong game-plan and I think that is very attractive for the players and spectators. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez truly is a Duracell Bunny as he plays in an worldwide tournament with Chile every single summer, and he wins quite a lot of them too! The central match of the nearest Thursday can be called a duel between the national teams of Germany and Chile , which will be held at the Kazan Arena. Read More »

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

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Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning in Cameron Parish in southwest Louisiana. A Tornado Watch is active for Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. The boy's father was outside, but standing several feed away attending to other children. Already some flooding was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast. Read More »

Lonzo Ball rocks $495 new Lakers colorway ZO2 sneakers after being drafted

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I couldn't ask for anything more - to be able to learn from [Johnson] every day is truly a blessing", Ball said after his selection.? "After they got the third pick, we tried to schedule something for me to get out there. In the latest Los Angeles Lakers news, head coach Luke Walton wants LaVar Ball to slow down. "And that's a quality and a trait that not many people have. Read More »

It's Jayson Tatum to Celtics at No. 3 in draft

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The Sixers started this whole draft process with the fifth overall selection and ended up moving up to No. 3 with the pick swap from the Sacramento Kings . Making the move to get Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in this year's draft was the move many believe is the final step in the process for the young Sixers squad. Read More »

Accord avec Chelsea pour Bakayoko — Monaco

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Soit 10 de plus que l'offre initiale du club londonien. Arrivé en provenance du Stade Rennais pour huit petits millions d'euros (été 2014), le Français pourrait donc représenter une plus-value conséquente pour Vadim Vasillyev (vice-président). Read More »

Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Alexis Sanchez, Claudio Bravo

The Gunners insist they have no intention of letting Sanchez leave and are expected to reject City's opening bid. According to The Mirror's David McDonnell , the Sky Blues will make an official approach for the Chilean after the summer's 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and they can offer him a contract worth £300,000-a-week, putting them in "pole position" ahead of Chelsea and Bayern Munich. Read More »

#16 - Justin Patton - Minnesota Timberwolves

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Johnson reported the Bulls sent the 16th overall selection and Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves for the No. 7 pick, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn . He will also need to show more toughness as a rebounder with added strength, and this should help the youngster convert around the basket against NBA-level big men. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud while at Real Madrid

In another twist involving "hidden earnings" it has emerged that Spanish prosecutors have filed a claim against José Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 amounting to some €3.3m, when he managed Real Madrid . The four-time world player of the year, who said last week his "conscience is clear", is threatening to leave Madrid over the affair, according to Spanish and Portuguese media. Read More »

Warmbier 'brutalized, terrorized' in N. Korea: father

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The father of Otto Warmbier , the United States student released from North Korean detention in a coma , says there is "no excuse" for the way his son was treated. After a one-hour trial in March 2016, Otto was convicted of attempting to steal a propaganda poster and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. Warmbier said North Korea took his son hostage at the airport, but he doesn't believe his family will ever know the real reason Otto was released. Read More »

Perron among unprotected Blues for National Hockey League expansion draft

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After a half-hour delay, the National Hockey League finally released the protected lists Sunday for the upcoming expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights. On their protection list, which was submitted to the league Saturday, Washington included forwards Alex Ovechkin, Nick Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson, Lars Eller, Tom Wilson as well as defensemen John Carlson, Matt Niskanen and Dmitry Orlov and goaltender Braden Holtby. Read More »

Mourinho in €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) fraud allegation

The state prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which indicate that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights". Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes. After Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of tax fraud in Spain, the man hoping to take advantage of his woes by luring him to Manchester has also fallen foul of the authorities. Read More »

Mourinho accused of defrauding Spain of $3.6 million

Jose Mourinho's representatives have released documents to show he "was in compliance with all his tax obligations" after it emerged Spanish prosecutors have filed a complaint accusing the Portuguese coach of committing two crimes of tax fraud to the sum of €3.3m during his time as Real Madrid coach. Read More »

Portugal Forest Fires Kill More Than 60 People

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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. Read More »