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Real Madrid

Ronaldo accused of evading millions in taxes

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies, the latest footballer to fall foul of fiscal authorities.

The 32-year-old - the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine - follows in the steps of FC Barcelona forward and Argentina star Lionel Messi, who was found guilty of the same offence last year although the sums involved were allegedly smaller.

Ronaldo accused of evading millions in taxes

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies, the latest footballer to fall foul of fiscal authorities.

The 32-year-old - the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine - follows in the steps of FC Barcelona forward and Argentina star Lionel Messi, who was found guilty of the same offence last year although the sums involved were allegedly smaller.

Ronaldo stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes

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New York (AFP) – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop Forbes magazine’s list of 100 highest-paid athletes, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moving up to second on a list heavy on NBA players.

The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary of $58 million and $35 million in endorsement income.

Beckham’s Endorsement Income Climbs

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Image by The Democratic Alliance via FlickrAccording to Bloomberg, David Beckham's earning power is climbing in his soccer career's twilight.

Becks paid himself an extra $4 million last year from new endorsement deals, according to a filing today by his Footwork Productions Ltd.

Beckham’s Endorsement Income Climbs

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Image by The Democratic Alliance via FlickrAccording to Bloomberg, David Beckham's earning power is climbing in his soccer career's twilight.

Becks paid himself an extra $4 million last year from new endorsement deals, according to a filing today by his Footwork Productions Ltd.

Major League Soccer

Forbes List Justifies High MLS Franchise Fees and Path of Lower Division Clubs to MLS

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Forbes Magazine's valuation of MLS teams justifies the large price tag Orlando City and Manchester City/New York Yankees have paid for admission to what is rapidly becoming one of the world's most exclusive footballing leagues from an ownership perspective.

The recent surge in values of MLS clubs is good news for the long-term health of the sport in North America and gives the league a potential position of strength in what are sure to be difficult negotiations regarding the next TV deal(s).

Soccer Business Bits: Orlando, Forbes & More

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The big news of the day was the official announcement of the worst kept secret in American soccer; Orlando is coming to MLS. The team will start in 2015 and will play its initial season in the Citrus Bowl. The reported entry fee will be $70 million, far in excess of prior fees (other than NYC) and supportive of the higher MLS valuations noted by Forbes Magazine (see below).

The Monday After: FOX TV, Broadcast Notes & More

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Even though Major League Soccer has entered the off season, we plan to continue our weekly "Monday After" post looking at business stories from the weekend and items that we didn't cover in the past week. We'll start with the newest player in soccer broadcasting, the over-the-air broadcast network FOX, which is touting its dynamic 1.

Statistics Investment Paying Off In Major League Soccer

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Now in its 16th season, Major League Soccer is continuing to show growth and stability as a major American sports league. The current season features two new teams (Portland Timbers and Vancouver FC), a revamped playoff format, and more sponsorship dollars coming in than ever before. Last week, Visa extended its partnership with the league, and will continue to have exclusive promotional rights at events like the MLS All-Star Game and MLS Cup.

Bring South Florida the # 20 MLS expansion team

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By Supporters for MLS - South Florida is one of the largest tri-counties in the country with a booming economy. We have a huge base of soccer fans, but no Major League Soccer team. Garber it's time for MLS come to South Florida. Together we can get Garber‘s attention. Fans let's do whatever it takes to help bring MLS to South Florida.

Manchester United

Forbes names Real world’s most valuable

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According to Forbes Magazine, Real Madrid is the most valuable team in the world, beating out the likes of English giants Manchester United, Spanish rivals Barcelona, Major League Baseball's New York Yankees, and the NFL's Dallas Cowboys for the top slot on the magazine's list.

Madrid, who takes the top spot from Old Trafford's Manchester United, is estimated to be worth a whopping $3.

Can United maintain competitive standards?

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How does Manchester United finishing without any domestic silverware or European success factor into the long-term future of the club?

Associate Press reports on Thursday showed that Manchester United revealed earnings dropping and cash reserves being halved in the first three months of the year.

Arsenal nearly as rich as Barcelona in money but not trophies

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Arsenal are one of the richest clubs in the world by KJ Forbes magazine have announced today that Arsenal are the 4th richest football club in the world. The top 5 are as follows: Manchester United ($2.27 billion) Read Madrid ($1.88 billion) Barcelona ($1.31 billion) Arsenal ($1.29 billion) Bayern Munich ($1.

Manchester United Once Again Named World’s Most Valuable Club

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Manchester United have been named the most valuable football club in the world for the eight consecutive year by Forbes.

United are also ranked as the most valuable team in any sport, worth $2.24billion (£1.4bn), $385million more than baseball's New York Yankees and the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

United Richest Club Again

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Manchester United have once again been named as the world's richest club by Forbes magazine, This is eighth year in a row with our value estimated at an £1.39billion, which is a 20% increase on last year.

United is also worth £240m more than both America's biggest teams, Major League Baseball's New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

Facing up to financial fair play

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As Uefa's financial fair play rules come into force, they are presenting a major challenge for some of England's leading teams. Manchester United, just named as the world's richest club by Forbes magazine, generate too much cash flow to be seriously troubled. Their commercial revenues alone are expected to break thru the £100m barrier this year.

Facing up to financial fair play

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As Uefa's financial fair play rules come into force, they are presenting a major challenge for some of England's leading teams. Manchester United, just named as the world's richest club by Forbes magazine, generate too much cash flow to be seriously troubled. Their commercial revenues alone are expected to break thru the £100m barrier this year.

Manchester United named as world’s most valuable sports team by Forbes

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English Premier League champions Manchester United are named as the world's most valuable sports team. The Red Devils are said to be worth $1.86 billion, according to Forbes magazine's annual top 50 list.

NESV Has No Intention Of Losing Liverpool To Lim

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ESPNsoccernet can disclose New England Sports Ventures (NESV) has a watertight contract to purchase Liverpool and has no intention of relinquishing that right despite a late attempt from Singapore businessman Peter Lim to launch a rival takeover bid.
The Liverpool board has agreed to sell the club to NESV for £300 million but their ability to do so has been challenged by co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

Manchester United is world’s richest club says Forbes

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Manchester United is still the most valuable football club in the world, according to Forbes magazine. Forbes values United at £1.19bn($1.84bn), Real at £859m ($1.32bn), and Arsenal, in third, at £767m ($1,181m).

Manchester United Ready to Beat Chelsea to £35m La Liga Striker

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Old Trafford boss keen to beat Stamford Bridge to Sergio Aguero.

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Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing a massive bid to nab Atletico Madrid's Argentine international Sergio Aguero, right under the noses of long term interest party Chelsea.

Afternoon Updates

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Liverpool and Fulham square off today in their respective Europa League clashes despite the best effort of that Icelandic Valcano. But There are plenty of stories coming out of England today. A major decision on Portsmouth European hopes draws controversy, Manchester retains title as world's most valuable club and Bobby Zamora gets another endorsement for the World Cup.

Big bucks Becks redux

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His prayers are answered: Beckham is still the world's top earning soccer player (AP Photo)

I'm guessing, given David Beckham's injuries and lack of playing time in MLS, that $250 million in potential earnings mentioned when he signed for the Galaxy over the life of his five-year contract is no longer a valid estimate (if it ever was), although what's $10 million or so off when you're talking money like this.

Manchester United Named World’s Most Valuable Club By Forbes

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Premier League champion Manchester United tops Forbes magazine's list of soccer's most valuable clubs for the sixth year with an estimated market value of $1.8 billion. The 18-time English champion, controlled by the Florida- based Glazer family, is followed by record nine-time European Cup winner Real Madrid, with a value $1.

Alisher Usmanov

Usmanov the mark

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Alisher Usmanov. (Wikipedia)

Another week, another negative Arsenal article.

And, again, it revolves around the comments of shareholder Alisher Usmanov, who gave an interview to Forbes magazine critical of the board. He told the publication that decision making is holding the team back, stating, "We do not consider just qualifying for the Champions League to be the chief ambition of the club, and with all our hearts we support the team and wish them well for the new season.

QPR Report Thursday: Ten Richest Soccer Billionaire Owners - #1 QPR's Lakshmi Mittal & #10. QPR's Bernie Ecclestone

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- Visit the football-only new-look QPR Report Messageboard throughout the day for the latest QPR Updates and discussion.




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- Next Season's Ball and the World Cup Ball

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- QPR Assistant Manager, Mick Jones: His Crystal Palace Blog

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- No Paulo Sousa to Sporting Lisbon.

Newcastle United

Mike Ashley Number 491 On Forbes Billionaire List – Worth £1.6B

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In the most recently published World's Billionaires by Forbes magazine, the Newcastle owner is in 491st position, and worth around $2.5B, which translates to about £1.6B with today's exchange rate. Mike Ashley worth around £1.6B This is what Forbes magazine said about the Newcastle United owner: Michael Ashley is a reclusive tycoon who does [.

Mike Ashley 15th Richest In Britain at £1.6B Net Worth

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Mike Ashley is getting richer and he is once again a pound Billionaire. This is picture of Mike Ashley in Forbes Magazine Mike is at joint 491 in the Forbes World Billionaires they published today with a net worth of $2.5B which translates to around £1.6B in today's exchange rates. Sports Direct are having some good results and Mike's worth has increased as the Sports Direct share price [.

Newcastle Ranked 20th Most Valuable Football Club In The World

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Good news for Newcastle fans and Mike Ashley today, after Forbes magazine released their annual ranking of the world's richest football clubs. Whereas Deloitte Touch every February bring out their ranking of the teams based on annual revenues, and Newcastle were recently ranked 20th, this is based on Forbes' estimate of how much money the club [.

English Premier League

The Road To POMOtion

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"It's not about results, it's about entertainment," says Sam Allardyce. Pause a moment to take that in. The man often portrayed as the ultimate no-frills manager announcing that, actually, he quite fancies frills and thrills. Except that's not exactly what he's saying. Because it is clear that, for Allardyce, entertainment has always meant getting good results and getting good results means entertainment.

Tom Hicks And The Hunt For Facts

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Haha!! I was right. When I wrote about Liverpool on Tuesday, or was it Wednesday (or 1973, it seems so long ago), I was right, completely and utterly right. I... hadn't assessed the situation properly. In my defence, it is hard to predict "epic" self-delusion on the scale Thomas O Hicks has provided this week.

Forbes

Putin looks to Abramovich to pay for 2018

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MOSCOW, Russia Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, is to take a leading role in preparations for World Cup 2018 after Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin indicated he should "open his wallet" and help pay for the championship. Abramovich, who already bankrolls the Russian national team, was a prominent member of [.

Texas fans can get Dynamo plates

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HOUSTON, TX For the first time since the Dynamo arrived in Houston, the soccer franchise's fans will have the opportunity to purchase Dynamo license plates. Through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicle and My Plates, fans will have the opportunity to purchase license plates of the NFL's Texans and the MLS' Dynamo.

The Rest

Day Off for the WNT

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Kelley, Heather, team nanny Jade, Christen and Shannon are ready for the boat ride around Gothenberg

The U.S. WNT had its first full day off in Sweden on Wednesday and the players took full advantage, strolling through the city center, doing some shopping, making hair and nail appointments or just playing chill-axin'.

Utah Homes For Sale

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Utah County cities lies within a gorgeous valley among the Wasatch Mountains within the east and the Oquirrh Mountains around the west. Utah County is at present enduring unprecedented development. It has persistently been ranked inside the best twenty ideal locations to are in the nation by Revenue Magazine and was ranked within the prime twenty greatest spots to try and do enterprise in the united states by Forbes magazine.

Lessons learned from LIN-SANITY

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Jeremy Lin of the New York Knickerbockers has 'LINSANITY' sweeping the New York Metropolitan area, as well as the basketball world.

His rise to fame has caught everyone off guard, and has all of the makings of basketball's version of 'the Natural' - a Disney movie in the making...

Eric Jackson of Forbes magazine writes of lessons that can be learned by how Lin has made his mercurial rise, and about how he conducts himself as the consummate professional.

Dorrance provides leadership lessons in business and sport

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Who knows more about success than University of North Carolina women's coach Anson Dorrance. A resume that includes 20 NCAA championships in 28 years, a winning percentage of over 93 percent of the team's games and 20 National Players of the Year tend to speak for itself.


Success in sport is often emulated in the business world, and Karl Moore of Forbes Magazine wrote a great article outlining lessons that can be learned from the blueprint of Dorrance.

Eto’o set to head east into the lion’s den

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Samuel Eto'o is regarded within the game as one of the lead campaigners supporting football's bid to rid the game of the cancer that is racism.

So it comes as somewhat of a surprise that the Cameroon striker looks set to leave Inter for a team in the Russian Premier Division, a league notorious for having a huge problem with racist behaviour amongst fans.

Myanmar National League & Wikileaks

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The leader of Burma's military junta considered making a $1bn (£634m) bid to buy Manchester United football club around the time it was facing rising anger from the United Nations over its "unacceptably slow" response to cyclone Nargis.Than Shwe, commander in chief of the armed forces and a fan of United, was urged to mount a takeover bid by his grandson, according to a cable from the US embassy in Rangoon.

UPDATED–Complications of Surgery, Hicks is a Bastard

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So much for an eight o'clock meeting and a quick move towards rubber stamping NESV's ownership of the club. With Henry in London and the court case earlier today, I was really in quite a good mood about things. But of course Hicks is a desperate, despicable bastard.

And he's filed an injunction with a Texas court to prevent the sale, talking the whole thing up as a massive conspiracy against him and a swindle by the RBS.