Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected former FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s appeal against his four-year ban from the sport. Blatter was convicted by FIFA’s own investigative mechanism of apparently bribing fellow presidential candidate Michel Platini not to run in 1999 – when Platini, now also banned, was in charge of UEFA. Blatter had initially been banned by FIFA for eight years, which was then reduced to six.
Liverpool's Emre Can gets the ball at the top of the box and sends a first time shot into the back of the net to give his side a 3-1 lead over Bournemouth.
MADRID (AP) Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has released a document that allegedly shows the player is in compliance with Spain’s tax authority. The document published by company Gestifute, ran by Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, allegedly shows that Spanish fiscal authorities certify that the player is “up to date on his obligations.” The document’s release comes a day after European media outlets released what it claimed were details of apparent tax arrangements made by top soccer players and coaches, including Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho and Mesut Ozil. Gestifute said Saturday, “Ronaldo has always acted in good faith in this matter, as the fact that he has never been involved in any conflict with tax authorities