Wade scores31 pointsSACRAMENTO, California (AP):Dwayne Wade knows he’s lost some of his athleticism. But the Chicago Bulls’ veteran guard hasn’t lost the ability to make clutch shots.Wade scored 31 points, including the final seven for Chicago to rescue the Bulls and help them hold off the Sacramento Kings 112-107 on Monday night.The 35-year-old Wade had 11 points in the fourth quarter and hit the biggest shot of the game, a tiebreaking 20-footer to put Chicago ahead for good at 109-107 with 13 seconds left.Husbands upfor top awardTORONTO, Canada (CMC):Barbadian riding ace Patrick Husbands is once again up for Canada’s top jockeys’ honour, the Sovereign Award.The 43-year-old has been nominated along with Eurico Rosa da Silva, Luis Contreras and Rafael Hernandez, ahead of the annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony which is scheduled for April 13.Husbands finished the 2016 season last December third in the jockeys standing with 101 wins and winnings of CAN$.6.3 million. He also carded 15 stakes wins.Medel setfor Inter extensionChilean Gary Medel will extend his contract with Italian Serie A side Inter Milan this month. He is likely to sign up to 2020, according to reports.The 29-year-old joined the Nerazzurri from Cardiff City in 2014, and has impressed in a centre-back role this season, as well as his more familiar central midfield position.Medel’s current deal expires in the summer of 2018, but the player is expected to add two years to that agreement.
0Shares0000Portuguese football agent Jorge Mendes also represents Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and PSG winger Angel di Maria © AFP/File / JACK TAYLORMADRID, Spain, Sep 6 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of a probe into alleged tax evasion by the world player of the year, judicial sources confirmed on Wednesday.Mendes has been called to give evidence along with two of Ronaldo’s other advisors, Luis Correia and Carlos Osorio, on October 19 in the upmarket Pozuelo de Alarcon suburb of Madrid, home to many of the city’s football stars. Ronaldo strongly denied having evaded 14.7 million euros ($17.5 million) in tax on his image rights when he appeared in court in a preliminary hearing on July 31.Prosecutors accuse the Real Madrid star of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for low corporate tax rates.In addition, they say Ronaldo only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros.They also accuse him of “voluntarily” refusing to include 28.4 million euros in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company.According to Forbes, Ronaldo is the highest paid sports star in the world with a $93 million (83 million euros) income between salary and endorsements in 2016-2017.Mendes, one of football’s leading agents, has already appeared in court to give evidence in a similar case against another of his clients, Radamel Falcao.In June, Mendes told the court he “never advised players in tax matters”, and denied helping to create shell companies for his clients.Monaco’s Falcao 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 Madrid.Mendes, a former nightclub manager, found himself in the eye of the storm last year in the “Football Leaks” media investigation into alleged corruption in the game.According to newspaper El Mundo, who have led the Football Leaks investigation in Spain, Ronaldo also cleared Mendes of any wrong-doing in his testimony before the court.Correia is in charge of promoting Ronaldo’s image to potential sponsors, whilst Osorio is the player’s lawyer.Ronaldo is just the latest of a series of players facing tax investigations in Spain, many of them Mendes clients.Among those in Mendes’s stable, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel di Maria and Portugal international defender Fabio Coentrao have been accused of tax fraud.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was given a suspended 21-month jail sentence and fined two million euros for tax fraud worth 4.1 million euros in 2016.His sentence, though, has since been replaced by an extra 252,000 euro fine.If Ronaldo faces trial and is found guilty, he would risk “a fine of at least 28 million” euros and could potentially be jailed for three and a half years, according to the Gestha union of experts at Spain’s Inland Revenue.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more