For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Portuguese skipper and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with Spanish tax authorities to serve a two years in prison and pay a fine of 18.8 million euro in a tax evasion case on Friday.However, the five time Ballon d’Or winner is unlikely to serve any kind of jail time as Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offense could be served on probation.The 33-year-old former Manchester United star is accused of evading 14.7 million euros in taxes.The Spanish tax agency declined to comment on the issue.Spanish courts have recently tracked on tax evasion among top footballers.Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi was earlier handed a 21-month prison term in 2017 but was able to exchange the penalty for a fine under Spanish law.Cristiano Ronaldo scored a fabulous hattrick to hand Portugal a crucial draw against Spain in the opening game of Group B for both the teams.
September 19, 2020
Breeland started 15 of 16 games for the Chiefs last season, which he played on a one-year prove-it deal after an injury-shortened season in Green Bay. He also started all three playoff games and was instrumental in helping the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers for their first championship in five decades.NFL DRAFT-TAGOVAILOAAgent says Tua is healthyUNDATED (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa’s (TOO’-uh tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp.The former Alabama signal-caller held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer Thursday after his personal pro day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. April 10, 2020 — The Kentucky Derby Museum is looking to unload all merchandise for the 146th Derby dated May 2. The race has been postponed from that date to Sept. 5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, over 300 Derby 146 items with the old date will be available for online sale from April 15 to May 3. The museum will donate 20% of sales proceeds to two funds that help those affected by COVID-19.NFL-RAMS/TEXANS TRADETexans get Cooks from RamsLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Texans have picked up receiving help after sending DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals last month.A person familiar with the deal says the Texans have acquired Brandin Cooks from the Los Angeles Rams. The NFL Network reported the Rams will get a second-round pick while sending a future fourth-rounder to Houston. The league and the National Basketball Players Association have been in talks for weeks about the status of salaries during the game’s shutdown.The last NBA games were played March 11, the day that Utah center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) became the first player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus. The pandemic will lead to the delay of at least 259 regular-season games through April 15, what would have been the end of the regular season.In other developments related to the coronavirus:— The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended — via video conference calls. Up to 10 players at a time tune in to do workouts led by the team’s performance staff since the league shut down practice facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve also been using workout equipment tailored for each player and provided by the team. Coach Doc Rivers says that’s led to trash talking while watching each other work out.— Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra says head coaches and senior department staffers will take 10% salary cuts. The reductions are expected to save about $15 million to offset anticipated revenue shortfalls because of event cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Approximately $10 million of that estimated savings comes from salary reductions for men’s basketball coach Chris Mack, football coach Scott Satterfield, women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz and baseball coach Dan McDonnell. — UFC 249 has been canceled after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. UFC 249 was scheduled for April 18, and White planned to follow it with weekly fight cards from Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino on tribal land in California’s Central Valley.— Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano is back in New York after completing his quarantine period following a positive test for the coronavirus. Castellano tested positive for COVID-19 last month as part of a physical mandated by Gulfstream Park to determine if he could be cleared to ride in the Florida Derby on March 28. He quarantined in Florida and said he was largely asymptomatic throughout his time with the virus.— Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28, more than two months after it was suspended. The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series. Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.”— The World Curling Federation has canceled its championships this year. The men’s, women’s, mixed doubles and senior championships will not be held in 2020. The WCF has adjusted its qualifying for the 2021 world championships and the 2022 Winter Olympics to compensate for the missing tournaments.— The International Tennis Federation is putting about half of its staff on furlough and cutting other employees’ salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move includes a 30% pay drop in 2020 for ITF President David Haggerty and reductions of 10% or 20% for others. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA players to get paid next weekUNDATED (AP) — The NBA says players will receive their full checks when the next payday for most of them arrives on April 15 despite no games having been played for more than a month at that point. Update on the latest sports Hamilton was on pace to shatter career highs for goals, assists, points and plus/minus. He was a plus-30 with 14 goals, 26 assists and 40 points in 47 games before the injury.NHL-OILERS-CAVEOilers say Colby Cave remains in medically induced comaTORONTO (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave remains in a medically induced coma in a Toronto hospital after suffering a brain bleed earlier in the week.The 25-year-old was airlifted Tuesday to Sunnybrook Hospital and underwent emergency surgery. Doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain. Associated Press The Yankees’ YES Network broadcasts Forbes “SportsMoney” television show.The Boston Red Sox are third at $3.3 billion, Forbes said Thursday, followed by the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco, the New York Mets, St. Louis and Philadelphia. Each of those teams are worth $2 billion.Miami was last at $980 million, a drop of $20 million.Forbes estimates the MLB average team value rose 4% from last year to $1.85 billion, the smallest annual appreciation since a 2% rise in 2010.FIFA INVESTIGATION While Cooks hasn’t matched Hopkins’ superstar play during his six-year career, he is a fast, steady deep threat who has five 50-reception seasons for three franchises. Cooks had 42 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns for Los Angeles last season.NFL-CHIEFS-BREELANDAP source: Chiefs bring back CB Breeland on 1-year dealKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs are bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press, helping to alleviate one of the Super Bowl champions’ biggest concerns ahead of the NFL draft.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced. ESPN.com first reported it. Longtime executive John Paxson is expected to move into an advisory role. The futures of general manager Gar Forman and coach Jim Boylen are unclear.NHL-HURRICANES-HAMILTONHamilton could be back this seasonRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes.Hamilton needed surgery to repair a broken left leg suffered in January and had been listed as out indefinitely before the season was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Waddell said Hamilton’s rehab has gone well and that he would soon start work on the ice. Tagovailoa injured his hip on Nov. 15 and had season-ending surgery two days later. He is expected to be among the top five picks in the NFL draft later this month.MLB-REYNOLDS-RETIREMENTBasher Reynolds retiresPHOENIX (AP) — Slugger Mark Reynolds is retiring after hitting 298 homers over 13 seasons with eight teams. The 36-year-old made the announcement Thursday on SiriusXM Radio, saying he’s moved beyond baseball. The all-or-nothing free swinger hit at least 30 homers four times and led the majors in strikeouts three times while compiling a .236 batting average. He hit .260 in 2009 and set career highs 44 homers and what is still a big league-record 223 strikeouts.NBA-BULLS-KARNISOVASBulls hire KarnisovasCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have a new leader.A person familiar with the situation says the struggling franchise has hired Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to run their basketball operation. The 48-year-old Karnisovas had big roles in Denver, taking two-time All-Star center Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kich) in the second round of the 2014 draft. He also picked up recent lottery selections Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Cave’s wife, Emily, said the family is no longer allowed to be in the hospital because of COVID-19 rules. She said they have no idea when they will be allowed to see him again.MLB-FRANCHISE VALUESYanks most valuable in MLB at $5 billion, Forbes estimatesNEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers at $3.4 billion.The Yankees are second among all sports in Forbes’ evaluations to the Dallas Cowboys, listed at $5.5 billion in the last NFL ranking. Former Fox execs stay free on $15M bond each in soccer caseNEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three days after they were indicted as part of the U.S. government’s investigation of soccer corruption.Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez were arraigned Thursday on wire fraud and money laundering charges in connection with alleged payments to officials of the South American governing body CONMEBOL. The indictment, unsealed Monday, also contended they made illegal payments to win broadcast rights for Fox to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.Lopez and Martinez pleaded not guilty, as did the sports marketing company Full Play Group SA, which also is charged with racketeering. Judge Pamela Chen of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn ordered both to surrender their passports and imposed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfews. Lopez is in Los Angeles, and Martinez is in Miami.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
September 18, 2020
Associated Press June 9, 2020 Madrid hosted last year’s final when Liverpool beat Tottenham.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports José Luis Martínez-Almeida says the city would be prepared to host the final for the second straight year. He did not elaborate on the negotiations in his interview with 13tv.A UEFA executive committee meeting on June 17 is expected to decide the new location for the final in August. It was originally scheduled to be played in Istanbul in May.The country hosting the final is also expected to stage the quarterfinals and semifinals.German city Frankfurt and Portuguese capital Lisbon are also likely contenders to host the final.Spain was hard-hit by the pandemic but has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner is among those pushing to allow coaches to work with their players in July in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown, a change from voluntary summer workouts. “We’re being nimble with our scheduling and what we have to do based on Covid-19,” Pastner said. “That’s really important budget-wise.”___The regular seasons in the third and fourth divisions of English soccer have been cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.The English Football League says clubs “voted by an overwhelming majority” to end the season and the final standings have been calculated using an unweighted points-per-game basis.The framework retained promotion, relegation and the traditional four-team playoffs. The Yellow Jackets are reopening their athletic facilities on June 15 for Atlanta-based athletes to work out in small groups, but the sessions must be voluntary.Pastner said it’s important that basketball coaches be allowed to oversee the workouts beginning in July, given they haven’t been around their players since the pandemic brought sports to a halt in mid-March.“Our feeling is, ‘Why have the guys back on campus if they’re not able to work with the coaches in the gym?’” Pastner said.The NCAA’s Division I Council is set to take up the proposal at its June 17 meeting, according to Pastner. If it fails to pass, coaches will have to wait until classes begin in August to oversee players workouts.The Georgia Tech coach also said the pandemic has forced him to change his philosophy on scheduling. The Yellow Jackets are likely to pick up more regional opponents as a way to cut down on costs, which is the reason they agreed to multi-year series with Georgia State, another Atlanta-based school that is only a few miles from the Tech campus, and UAB in neighboring Alabama. Coventry and Rotherham have been promoted to the second division and Wycombe, Oxford, Portsmouth and Fleetwood will contest the playoffs.___France’s highest administrative court has upheld the decision to cancel the rest of the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic and suspended the relegations of Amiens and Toulouse to the second division.The Conseil d’Etat issued its ruling after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas and the two demoted clubs took the case to court last month in a bid to force the league to play the remaining 10 matches of the aborted season.The league was canceled with Paris Saint-Germain declared champion. Lyon finished outside the European places in seventh. The rally was scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1. It was to be the penultimate event of the season.It’s the seventh WRC race to be postponed or canceled.Organizers say the uncertainty over large gatherings and international travel prompted the decision to cancel the Wales Rally GB for the first time since 1967.___The mayor of Madrid says there are discussions for the Spanish capital to host the Champions League final this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Georgia Tech’s Pastner wants coaches at workouts Tournament chairman Franck Riboud says the cancellation is “unavoidable in view of the situation with regards to U.S. travel to continental Europe.”The Women’s British Open is still set for Aug. 20-23 in Troon, Scotland.The three majors played in the United States have been rescheduled for later in the year.___The Wales Rally GB has become the latest race in the world rally championship to be called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Conseil d’Etat ruled that there was “no serious doubt as to the legality of the decision” to end the season prematurely. But it suspended the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse and ordered the French league to rethink the format of the 2020-21 season.___The Evian Championship women’s major golf tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.The event in France had already been postponed from July to Aug. 6-9.Organizers say they cannot overcome “uncertainty concerning the opening of borders” with Asia and the United States.
September 16, 2020
The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder was accused by columnist the secret footballers of being the ring leader in a dressing room move against the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager.Fabregas tweeted that he is “extremely happy” at Chelsea and has an excellent relationship with the manager. Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin has been talking about the mechanics of losing the dressing room.
August 30, 2020
Submit EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 Related Articles Share Share BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 BetVictor has today announced the completion of its brand refresh, which has seen it unify its entire product offering over a number of months.Shane Stafford, BetVictorThe idea behind the project was to ensure the firm’s customers are given the same quality experience across all of its channels, in line with the brand’s core message, to guarantee a simple, intuitive and relevant betting experience.In March this year, the company refreshed its logo and reinforced its commitment to in-house technological development.BetVictor introduced customers to its new in-house developed In-Play offering, designed to offer punters a simpler and more intuitive experience. In a bid to complement this, the firm launched a new Quick Cash Out function which is reportedly the fastest way across the industry to cash out a bet.The firm’s partnership with leading horseracing data provider Timeform made a telling difference this year. It led to the launch of Betfinder, designed to simplify and upgrade customers’ sportsbook experience, and also saw it become the first operator to provide South African horse racing data and analysis to its customers.BetVictor’s ‘Offers Hub’, launched in June, was concerned with the way in which customers manage their account, giving them the ability to manage promotions through a real-time and fully personalised overview.BetVictor head of brand, Shane Stafford, said: “This release is part of our continued challenge to deliver products that are intuitive and enjoyable to use. We are very pleased with the look and feel of our new site.“It truly utilises our brand identity, injecting our colours throughout the User Interface has been a tremendous success. We made the decision of stripping out the noise and focusing on the important information; the bet.” BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 StumbleUpon
August 28, 2020
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –Travel to Canada will not be happening anytime soon as the U.S. Canada border closing has been extended.This closure has placed a damper on Michiganders who visit Canada for hunting and fishing.It has also greatly affected Canadian tourism companies, like the owners of Alberta Adventures, who said springtime is crucial for them.According to Co–Owner, Steven Overguard, visitors come from all over the U.S. and a huge percentage are from Michigan.Co–Owner Debbie Overguard added that their business has been greatly affected by the closure of the border.Steve added that even though they are feeling the economic impact of the border closure, he strongly feels tourism works both ways.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Meyers Road special assessment project to begin Wednesday, July 15Next Pets of the Week: July 14, 2020
August 28, 2020
Shinji Kagawa has complained about his omission from the Manchester United team and said it is up to manager David Moyes to explain why he is not playing. The Japan international is yet to feature in the Premier League this season and, after being an unused substitute for the matches against Swansea and Chelsea, he was not even named on the bench for the defeat to Liverpool.And after scoring as Japan beat Ghana, Kagawa admitted he is frustrated that he has been marginalised at Old Trafford.“Please ask David Moyes why I’m not in the side,” Kagawa told AFP.“It is frustrating not playing but to score a goal like that gives me confidence. Hopefully I can take that back to my club with me and things will improve.“It’s hard not playing regularly. Some days the frustration is worse than others — it comes in waves.” “So it’s nice to come back to Japan and get to play, and to score felt good. I just have to keep working hard and keep pushing for my chance. When I get back it will be a challenge to get into the team.”Kagawa’s only first-team football for United this season was an eight-minute cameo as a substitute against Wigan in the Community Shield.The 24-year-old was signed from Borussia Dortmund last summer and scored six goals in 26 games in his first season at Old Trafford.United rejected an offer from Dortmund to take him back to the Westfalenstadion on loan in the summer transfer window.
August 28, 2020
In a rematch of their controversial June 2012 fight, Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) clearly won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten WBO welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.After a close round one, Pacquiao landed several hard punches in round two. The bout opened up in an exciting round three with Pacquiao again having the edge.Bradley staggered Pacquiao momentarily in round four. The pace slowed in rounds five and six, but Pacquiao had some moments of sustained punches in round seven. Pacquiao outworked Bradley and landed the better punches for the rest of the fight. Pacman was cut over the left eye by a headbutt in the last 30 seconds. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 118-110.
August 26, 2020
Aaron Rodgers can change the narrative around himself and the Packers, but he can’t do it alone.That is the lesson after a week of dissecting “What Happened in Green Bay,” a Bleacher Report piece that details the erosion of the relationship between the quarterback and former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy while the organization slipped down the pecking order of the NFC North over the last two seasons after dominating most of the decade. NFL MOCK DRAFT 2019:Packers find Rodgers a new weaponNow nobody else has as much at stake as the 35-year-old Rodgers does in terms of perception.Not McCarthy, who will be a head-coaching candidate again next year. The 55-year-old ranks 28th all time in winning percentage among NFL coaches.Not Greg Jennings or Jermichael Finley, the former Packers who were quoted in the story taking shots at Rodgers. Jennings has been doing this since he left Green Bay after the 2011 season.Not James Jones, Jordy Nelson or any of Rodgers’ other former teammates, not to mention legions of Packers fans, who rallied to defend their QB in the aftermath of the article’s release.Not Dunne, whose outstanding investigative piece detailed the turmoil in Green Bay that led the franchise to back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 1990-91.MORE PACKERS:Rodgers reveals 2018 injury detailsNot team president Mark Murphy, who according to Bleacher Report told Rodgers, “Don’t be the problem,” when it comes to the working relationship with new coach Matt LeFleur.Not general manager Brian Gutekunst, who after making Rodgers the NFL’s highest-paid QB has addressed some of the Packers’ biggest roster holes via free agency and can add more in the 2019 NFL Draft.Not even LaFleur, who is tasked with matching the standard of Vince Lombardi, Mike Holmgren and McCarthy as a first-time head coach.This is now about Rodgers more than anybody else. In Green Bay, ignorance of arrogance is no longer bliss, and Rodgers, who turns 36 in December, still has a handful of seasons left to re-write a script that all sides can believe. Rodgers has changed the narrative in Green Bay in the past, like when people were split on then-GM Ted Thompson’s letting go of Brett Favre in 2007, only to watch Favre embarrass the Packers twice as the Vikings’ QB two years later. Many remember those games, but not as many cite Rodgers’ returning the favor twice the following season en route to the franchise’s latest Super Bowl.That was Rodgers at his best, with the inferiority complex that led to the kind of play matched by only a handful of quarterbacks in NFL history.Somehow, criticisms of Rodgers’ play persist. Tom Brady is better, and here’s why. … Rodgers does not have ‘it’ when it matters most. (Anybody who still does not think Rodgers has the “it” factor on the field has missed the fourth-quarter Houdini acts he has pulled over the last three seasons.) Yet the Packers’ alternative — life without Rodgers — is a team that needed overtime to beat the 0-16 Browns in 2017.Now Rodgers’ leadership — not his play — will be the focus. And it should be. His body language will be monitored on a Jay Cutler-like level, especially in his interactions with LaFleur. That’s because of the close-ups of Rodgers-McCarthy spats over the last few seasons.There is enough in the story that Rodgers’ locker-room behavior will be over-analyzed, too. Nelson, Randall Cobb and Clay Matthews are gone. Bryan Bulaga and Mason Crosby are the only other starters from the Super Bowl team still on the roster.Will Rodgers be willing to collaborate with LaFleur and create a fresh vibe with a young offensive cast? Or will Rodgers’ ego get in the way with a 39-year-old coach who must fight the perception of being just another Sean McVay sidekick? Remember, McCarthy was the new voice Favre needed after the Packers went stagnant under Mike Sherman and bottomed out with a 4-12 record in 2005. Perhaps LaFleur will be a similar voice for Rodgers.MORE: Why Packers’ roster reset will lead to 2019 playoff berthThe story will change if Rodgers plays like a two-time MVP again by, strangely, throwing less. Rodgers had a career-high 597 pass attempts last season, and despite his throwing just two interceptions, the same hit-or-miss running game was a problem. Green Bay’s new offense must feature Rodgers but can’t rely too heavily on his second-half magic acts. The defense and special teams must be better, too.Then maybe the Packers can get back to the top of the NFC, which starts with taking back the division. Green Bay is 3-8-1 against NFC North opponents over the last two years. That needs to be restored, and with it, more playoff chances will follow.That is the only way Rodgers can change the pre-written narratives that follow a Hall of Fame quarterback when more was expected. Dan Marino knows this, and the comparison of the two QBs is common, with Rodgers having the one-ring edge.It is a fair comparison, but Rodgers still has time to solidify himself as a top-five QB of all time. He might not catch Brady, but he can still make a run at Peyton Manning, a player around whom the perception changed when he won a second Super Bowl. Now nobody remembers the time Manning called Mike Vanderjagt “that idiot kicker.” (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2a/4c/aaron-rodgers-packers-121118-getty-ftr_1pp49j9iqbbut19xflvd3styus.jpg?t=-1629630777&w=500&quality=80 Aaron Rodgers (Getty Images)Rodgers’ re-writing began earlier this week via a radio interview with Jason Wilde and former teammate Mark Tauscher on ESPN Milwaukee. Rodgers gave McCarthy a half-measure of praise. Then he unloaded on Finley and Jennings, which was justified given the number of times both have taken shots at the quarterback since they left Green Bay. Rodgers is right; it’s time for them to move on.But Rodgers also took an unnecessary shot at Dunne. This article was not a “smear” as Rodgers described it, and he can’t manipulate media to his satisfaction on the level of, say, LeBron James, who constantly faces similar questions about his leadership.Unlike James, however, Rodgers remains with the franchise that drafted him. He can silence the criticism by proving himself on the field all over again.That seems to be when he is at his best. This is what’s at stake now for Rodgers.The Packers QB can grow from this, but if the Bleacher Report article is not at least an ego check, then no lessons will be learned.Rodgers has a lot to lose in terms of perception in the coming years, but amid the mess, it’s easy to forget he also has the most to gain.