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by | June 24, 2017 | 08:46

China's Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that Beijing had made "unremitting efforts" to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula, not as a result of external pressure but because China was a responsible member of the worldwide community and resolving nuclear issues was in its own interests.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:44

The Philadelphia 76ers used the first pick to select Markelle Fultz of Washington , who was one of the most electrifying freshmen in college basketball last season. Fox averaged 16.7 points, 4.6 assists and four rebounds last season. How do you make a standout style statement at the NBA Draft , where eyes and cameras are guaranteed to be glued to players' footwear? Meanwhile, LaVine is an enticing, improving talent, but he's coming off ACL surgery and who knows how that will change ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:41

Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. Falcao himself is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:36

Gestifute, the agency that represents Mourinho, said on Tuesday that neither Spain's tax agency nor the prosecution have contacted him regarding the allegations. Di Maria's deal is similar to the one struck by Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano , who was convicted of tax fraud last year and given a suspended one-year sentence.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:32

But a starting lineup consisting of Paul, Kyrie Irving , Butler, and LeBron James would surely be one that could beat any team in the league, no matter how stacked. The discontent among the players stems from the departure of GM David Griffin, who reportedly was working on a Butler trade until the final hours before he was let go (one version had Kevin Love going to the Suns for the No.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:31

They were strong words of support for Ronaldo from Perez and now Spanish newspaper AS are suggesting the intervention has led to a softening of the player's stance on leaving Real Madrid . The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which appear to show that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights".

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:31

The cases are about the profits made from image rights, not salaries from their clubs. A statement released on Mourinho's behalf read: 'Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today. It will be up to a judge to decide whether to take Mourinho to court. He denies the accusations and is threatening to leave Spain. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offense and the sentence ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:20

The 20-year-old Jackson was the Big 12 freshman of the year and an all-Big 12 first-team selection. Jackson will immediately provide toughness and help improve the Suns' defense. 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.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:17

Koenig set the Wisconsin record for three-pointers during his time at Wisconsin, and led the Badgers to four straight Sweet 16 appearances during his career. Using the No. 5 overall pick in the first round on French point guard Frank Ntilikina, who is just 18 years old, NY has since elected to add to their frontcourt by tacking on the former Wisconsin standout.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:15

With about 90 seconds left in the Sixers' allotted five minutes, Markelle Fultz officially became the first overall pick in Thursday's draft. The plan is to use Simmons as the primary ball handler and the Sixers wanted a player who could play off the ball on offense and take on the opposing point guard on defense.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:14

Britain, meanwhile, still hasn't bounced back from its loss in 1851 to the schooner America. Team New Zealand lead 3-1 in the first-to five contest. Skipper Peter Burling said there no major injuries. "I'm so proud of the team and what they've achieved", he said. "We were really thankful that no-one was hurt", he said.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:13

Harry Kane's injury-time goal gave England a 2-2 draw after a insane finish to their World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Saturday with Leigh Griffiths having struck twice for the home side in the final three minutes. "If we've got a team in a world final at that age group, why are we looking around the world?", he said . " Scotland scoring two goals late on and you look at four minutes left, so to get anything from the game is always a point gained", Kane added.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:07

The Knick, who are 80-166 under Jackson's watch and have missed the playoffs four straight years, are rebuilding. As a young player that is somewhat proven, Porzingis is certainly worth a top-4 pick. Center Joakim Noah was involved in many of those discussions, per sources . But as the night progressed, it went from a Porzingis trade being nearly a certainty to Jackson simply thumping his chest and showing that at the end of the day, he is calling the shots.

by | June 24, 2017 | 08:05

Celtics fans watched presumptive top pick Markelle Fultz , the point guard seemingly everyone feels is the best player in the draft, slip from their hands. Fultz already has expressed his excitement to play in Philadelphia. Philadelphia went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18 and 10 games respectively in the previous three seasons.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:55

World football governing body Fifa , however, has tried to stop the practice of teams kicking the ball out of play to allow treatment to injured opponents after it became routinely abused by players feigning injury to waste time or break up play.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:57

Hinch said of Springer, who has 21 home runs. He could play regularly in center field if Springer misses extended time. Marisnick promptly clubbed a homer off Jesse Hahn as the Astros exploded for eight runs in the second inning. The A's next travel to Chicago for a three game weekend series against the White Sox before moving on to Houston for another three games against the Astros after an off day on Monday.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:56

It's a change Kennard, picked 12th in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, is ready to take on, beginning next week with the Pistons at the Orlando Summer League, playing under assistant coach Bob Beyer, but under the watchful eye of Van Gundy.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:53

Ostapenko recovered from a set and 3-0 down to reverse the momentum of the third seed who also played the 2014 Roland Garros final, losing to Maria Sharapova . She broke to go up 4-3 on an improbably net cord, held for 5-3, then with the help of a slight mishit inside-out backhand broke Halep, raising her arms and screaming after slapping a victor off a serve on match point.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:51

Liverpool's approach of Van Dijk was reported to the Premier League by the Saints, which prompted the club's public climbdown . Southampton , though, have played hard ball over selling van Dijk and have set an astonishing £60 million as asking price for the former Celtic man.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:09

James and the Portugal worldwide, who is at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation with his country, face uncertain futures at Madrid. The four-time World Player of The Tear, who said last week his "conscience is clear", is threatening to leave Real Madrid over the affair.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:06

And while Kovalev and his cadre of supporters may lament the way it ultimately arrived, it'll be much harder for them to argue the point the Californian proved at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Another right by Kovalev a glancing blow. Ward-Kovalev 2 should be an excellent fight. In the most important victory of his great career, Ward put the bad taste of his contested decision win last November behind him.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:05

Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers made it official at 7:47 p.m. ET Thursday, when Showtime met 'Zotime with the second pick of the NBA Draft . Bryant was the second IN player selected on Thursday, joining OG Anunoby, who went IN the first round at No. 23 overall to the Toronto Raptors. After being signed into the NFL , Ball was immediately loaned to the World League of American Football, where he played for the London Monarchs in the 1995 season, recording 28 yards in kick ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:06

The fire, about 200km northeast of the capital Lisbon, spread rapidly after starting on Saturday, killing many people in their cars as they tried to flee the blaze. Spain, France and Italy have sent a total of 19 water bombers to help with the operation. A helicopter is understood to be on its way to where the plane crashed.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:02

The referee had to separate the two sides as Mexico defeated New Zealand 2-1 in Sochi . New Zealand's Tommy Smith, left, faces Mexico's Marco Fabian during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi , Russia , Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:46

In the first half, Ange Postecoglou's marauding style gave the Germans way too much space. "The first half we played very well, had good combinations and everything was under control". It says a lot for the depth of Germany's younger talent pool that Joachim Löw could send practically a youth team to the Confederations Cup in the midst of the under-21 Euros in Poland.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:47

They have our utmost respect. It was obvious thatSteph Curry [VIDEO] and Kevin Durant [VIDEO]wanted to prove to everyone around the world that they were able to not only reach the NBA Finals easily but also take the throne away from King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers .

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:48

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez will serve as the club's designated hitter on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels . The New York Yankees' long losing streak is a thing of the past, as is their stay in second place in the American League East.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:31

The deal the Celtics struck with the 76ers guarantees them an additional first-round pick, so they have some room to decide exactly what they want out of this year's draft. "We think he's going to fit the culture of this organization, what we're building". The 20-year-old Jackson was the Big 12 freshman of the year and an all-Big 12 first-team selection.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:28

Despite his insistence that Real can cope without him, Figo doesn't expect his fellow Portuguese, who is now in Russian Federation for the Confederations Cup , to exit the Bernabeu. Cristiano Ronaldo had threatened to leave Real Madrid over a perceived witch hunt by said authorities in relation to his tax affairs. The agency published copies of the certificates.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:08

England top order batsman Joe Root admitted that England missed a "golden chance" to end their long wait for a maiden one-day worldwide title after a crushing eight-wicket Champions Trophy semi-final defeat to Pakistan in Cardiff . "Full credit to them, they outplayed us on this wicket". "Every partnership we had struggled to take initiative to the Pakistan bowlers", he said.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:06

We're simply preparing ourselves for the game". Mexico's team exercises during a training session in Kazan, Russia , on Friday, June 23, 2017 . Mexico needs at least a draw in Saturday's game in Kazan to secure a spot in the semifinals of the eight-nation tournament that serves as a warm up for next year's World Cup.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:03

A statement from the Attorney General's Office confirmed to Press Association Sport that the Madrid Prosecutor's Office had lodged the papers, relating to 2011 and 2012, with the municipal court. Having gone on to set even more incredible records at Real Madrid , winning three more Champions League trophies while also establishing himself as the best in the world alongside Lionel Messi with an unbelievable number of individual accolades, it seems as though the Portuguese ace has done all ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:02

He walked across the stage on Thursday night at Barclays Center wearing orange sneakers made of basketballs . The Sixers kept the project rolling later in the first round, striking a deal with Orlando to acquire the 25th pick, center Anzejs Pasecniks from Latvia.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:00

For athletes around the world, being selected in the NBA Draft can be a lifelong dream, and this will definitely be a special night for each and every one of the prospects who get drafted. I mean, you can get traded in the blink of an eye, without knowing", Fultz said. For now, Boston has seven first-round picks in the next three years.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:50

With the No. 27 pick, the Flyers selected center Morgan Frost . He scored 109 goals and added 137 assists for 246 points. Lehtera, 29, has scored 100 career points in three National Hockey League seasons, but only 22 points last season. If the Blues end up selecting in the top-1o next summer, they have the option to push the pick to 2019, but will also be forced to relinquish a third-round pick in 2020 in that case.