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Angel Di Maria has been handed a one-year prison sentence and fined £1.76 million after admitting tax fraud. A request for comment from Mendes' agency, Gestifute, was not immediately answered. Pepe says his Portugal and Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo can handle the pressure of the tax-evasion scandal clouding his club future, ahead of Wednesday's Confederations Cup clash against hosts Russian Federation.
  • Putin Offers Political Asylum To James Comey, Citing Potential Prosecution In US

    Putin Offers Political Asylum To James Comey, Citing Potential Prosecution In US

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    Putin called the move "really strange" and compared Comey to whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has sought asylum in Russian Federation since 2013 after leaking classified documents from the National Security Agency. The hosts said there had been more than 2 million questions submitted in advance of the phone-in, which if true would mean that more than 1% of all Russians had submitted questions, a sign that many see Putin as the only person that can solve their problems.
  • Rob Pelinka: Lakers' trade with Nets was 'the flawless storm for us'

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    Still, it's pretty rare to hear an executive make these kind of comments publicly about a player, even if that player's no longer on their team. "There's just a renewed energy around here", Pelinka said Thursday night. "What a tremendous day it is for Laker Nation, the Lakers organization, for Rob and I as well as the Buss family". I think players around the National Basketball Association feel that as well and are going to be attracted to that energy here.
  • 76ers bet big on Markelle Fultz

    76ers bet big on Markelle Fultz

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    The Los Angeles Lakers used the second pick to choose University of California Los Angeles point guard Lonzo Ball. Fultz, 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds in his lone season at Washington . Vice president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and the rest of the brass felt that Fultz was the flawless fit and made the move to get him.
  • Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

    Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

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    Two years later, Trimble went undrafted, but did sign a Summer League deal with the Philadelphia 76ers . It came in an Instagram post sponsored by a watch company. "I'm very excited really, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said. "We got the goal to turn this program around", Fultz said.
  • Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super fight

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    It has also intrigued some in boxing, though most dismiss McGregor's chances under boxing rules against one of the greatest defensive fighters in history. Both fighters will wear 10-ounce gloves for the 12-round super welterweight contest. Floyd Mayweather Jr has come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor .
  • North Korea Murdered the 22-Year-Old American Prisoner

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    He died less than a week after returning from North Korea . The spokesman also said that "groundless" speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to the North to examine Warmbier before his release and allegedly acknowledged that North Korean doctors had "brought him back alive" after his heart almost stopped.
  • Celtics announce completion of trade with Sixers

    Celtics announce completion of trade with Sixers

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    They selected Ben Simmons a year ago, but he missed all of the 2016-17 season with a broken foot. Smith said that the Bulls offered Butler to the 76ers in an attempt to acquire the third overall pick in the draft, but that Philadelphia wasn't interested.
  • Morgan: Roy's dismissal proves spirit of game is open to interpretation

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    Eoin Morgan's men were asked to chase down South Africa's 174 for eight after Surrey seamer Tom Curran had become the fifth England player to take three wickets on his worldwide T20 debut. Hitting 90 miles per hour at times, he claimed two wickets with his slower ball - Mangaliso Mosehle gloving a pull and David Miller edging an attempted force - while Farhaan Berhardien's promising innings was ended by a Chris Jordan yorker.
  • Shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final

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    For Srikanth, it his third successive Super Series final, after reaching the summit clash in Singapore and Indonesia . This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Srikanth and Shi engaged in long rallies with both the shuttlers staying away from the net early on. Srikanth took less than 40 minutes to wind up the match against Yuqi with a fantastic display of smashes and backhands.