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Angel Di Maria agreed to a deal with Spain's state prosecutor on Wednesday in which the former Real Madrid forward admitted to two counts of tax fraud of nearly 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million) in exchange for a lighter sentence. In November past year, Spain's prosecutor's office alleged back of this claim and later the winger admitted the guilt. Ronaldo is reportedly ready to quit Real Madrid , after being accused of tax fraud over a sum of €14.7m (£12.9m) between 2011 and 2014.
  • All Blacks v British and Irish Lions, Eden Park, Auckland

    All Blacks v British and Irish Lions, Eden Park, Auckland

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    Hansen admitted he finds it "amusing" when opponents attempt to dominate the All Blacks' tight five. Savea has struggled in recent years in Super Rugby, but always seemed to rise to the occasion on duty with the All Blacks , holding a remarkable strike rate of scoring 46 times in 53 tests.
  • All Blacks forwards showed they're no pushovers - Hansen

    All Blacks forwards showed they're no pushovers - Hansen

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    With advantage being played, Read produces a stunning offload to Smith and New Zealand's backs then spring into life to get Rieko Ioane over on the left. We need to get back on the horse". "I was pleased to see at the end that we kept playing and scored so we can take the positives out of that". "They had to make a lot of tackles, and that fatigues you and that's when you make mistakes".
  • Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

    Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

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    Matt Kenseth had to change engines on Friday so he will start from the rear of the field on Sunday. He will race for Ware at both Sonoma and Watkins Glen. Despite all that, Larson is just five points clear of Martin Truex Jr . atop the standings. Chris Buescher (93.506 mph), AJ Allmendinger (93.422 mph), Chase Elliott (93.320 mph), Kyle Busch (93.276 mph), and Joey Logano (93.227 mph) completed the top 10.
  • Family emergency forces Domingo to rush back to South Africa

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    It had been a strong bowling performance from South Africa with seamer Chris Morris , who removed the risky Bairstow after picking up opener Sam Billings early, providing pace and fire in his spell of 2-18 from four overs. The South Africans appealed immediately for obstructing the field. "We love the game back home and to see us come out on top means a lot - and now we have a decider on Sunday".
  • "I hope" Ronaldo returns to Man United

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    According to the report by El Confidencial , Di Maria defrauded the Spanish government out of £1.14 million during his four-year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid looked guaranteed after lifting his third Champions League title with the club earlier this month, the Portugal global scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Juventus .
  • Vladimir Putin speech motivated Russia, says Cherchesov

    Vladimir Putin speech motivated Russia, says Cherchesov

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    Putin said this week he expected Russian Federation to play like warriors and that fans expected better results from the world's No. 63-ranked team. Portugal and Mexico , who meet on Monday (AEST), are the other two teams in Group A. If we see their past performances, they have scored only 2 goals in 9 Federation Cup games.
  • Portugal wins by 1 point in their Confederations Cup game

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    However, late on and with New Zealand searching for a last-gasp equaliser, the game descended into chaos. "It was hard to play better than we played because the grass was not very good". Oswaldo Alanis is Mexico's only other natural left-footed centre-back but Osorio might think there's a lack of leadership in the back and might go with legend Rafael Marquez to play a role one way or another.
  • Penguins beat Predators to claim second straight Stanley Cup title

    Penguins beat Predators to claim second straight Stanley Cup title

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    After overrunning Nashville in its 6-0 win in Game 5 with three goals in each of the first two periods, Pittsburgh found far more resistance in this one. Nashville lost for just the first time in regulation on home ice this postseason, and this one had some hard luck. The referee thought Murray had the puck but it had actually trickled just behind him and into the crease where Sissons had what should have been the opening goal.
  • Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor confirm Las Vegas 'superfight'

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    Former multi-division world champion Mayweather fought and defeated wrestling giant Big Show in a No Disqualification wrestling match at Wrestlemania XXIV in March 2008. Diaz posted a picture of himself celebrating his UFC 196 victory over McGregor with the accompanying caption: "It's gonna be a good fight for that #2 spot".
  • Twins Add Three In Draft

    Twins Add Three In Draft

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    Youth and potential took precedence over experienced products with three consecutive high school players selected to open the draft and four coming off the board within the first six picks The unexpected trends at the top of draft resulted in a bevy of college talent available later in the first round.
  • Can Lakers make playoffs in Lonzo Ball's first year?

    Can Lakers make playoffs in Lonzo Ball's first year?

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    On Thursday, his nine-year career with the Brooklyn Nets officially ended when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for guard D'Angelo Russell and center Timofey Mozgov . When the Lakers made it official, LaVar Ball claimed that he made his purple and gold hat when his son was a baby. His goofy personality had many questioning whether he was right for a leadership role.