LSU offensive line seeking upgrade

first_imgBATON ROUGE – On paper, LSU’s offensive line is actually performing at a better pace than last season with regard to the running game with 211.5 yards a game for sixth in the SEC and 22nd nationally.That is up from 202 yards a game in 2013 when the Tigers finished fifth in the league and 30th nationally, but that was against a full schedule, including eight SEC teams.So far this season, LSU has padded its rushing statistics against the likes of Sam Houston State (334 yards) and New Mexico State (363 yards). Against two SEC teams, though, the Tigers have managed only 113 yards a game in losses to Mississippi State and Auburn.Florida, which hosts LSU at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, is fourth in the SEC against the run with 103 yards allowed a game right behind No. 2 Mississippi State (98.2) and Auburn (100.2).The Tigers still have to play Alabama, which is No. 1 in the SEC against the rush with 64 yards allowed a game, as well as No. 6 Ole Miss (125 rushing yards allowed) and No. 7 Arkansas (139 yards allowed).“We’re going to keep on getting better at it in practice,” senior center Elliott Porter said. “I mean, I don’t feel like it was hard to run the ball against Auburn. I feel like we could’ve executed better. It comes with just getting reps with each other.”LSU did improve in the run game against Auburn (138 yards on 36 carries) from the game against Mississippi State, which held the Tigers to 89 yards on 36 carries.“Some things need to change,” LSU coach Les Miles said after the State game. “Maybe it’s the plan. It’s not just the players. You’ll see us respond.”That has been only gradual so far.“We take our rushing yards personally,” sophomore right tackle Jerald Hawkins said. “We believe we are the front of the team. We take responsibility. We’re the big brothers of the team. So we’ve got to focus on making sure those numbers go up in the SEC games coming up.”Some third down conversions would help, too. The Tigers were 0-for-13 on third down against Auburn.“That was pretty frustrating,” Hawkins said. “We had a few mishaps. We’ve just got to get past it and learn from it and keep our composure.”LSU has no running back in the top 10 in the SEC in rushing after Jeremy Hill finished No. 2 in 2013 with 116.8 yards a game. True freshman Leonard Fournette’s Heisman Trophy hopes have been dashed to say the least. He leads the Tigers with 364 yards on 66 carries for 60 yards a game, but that is 24 yards a game off the pace of the No. 10 rusher in the league.The Tigers were expected to be much better in the running game in 2014 because of Fournette and four returning starters from the 2013 offensive line – Porter, senior left tackle and All-SEC candidate La’el Collins, junior left guard Vadal Alexander and Hawkins. The line has also struggled to protect the passer as LSU is 12th in the 14-team SEC in fewest sacks allowed with 11. Ten league schools have given up just single-digit sacks. It was Collins who led the charge at a players only meeting Monday night after the Tigers fell to 0-2 in the SEC for the first time since 2001.“I’m disappointed. I certainly understand the position that we’re in,” Miles said as the Tigers, 4-2 overall and 0-2 in the SEC, prepare to break the losing skid against the Gators (3-1, 2-1 SEC).“I think the offensive line and the running backs can be very productive and really in short order. Just relax, be comfortable, do the things that they can do,” Miles said.“Things are going to fall in place,” Porter said. “Trust me. We have to execute better. We have to make the blocks clean. When we do that, everything will work out for itself. I promise you that.”Miles has tried different combinations. Sophomore Ethan Pocic started the first two games at center when Porter was suspended. Pocic has since started the last three games at right guard over Hoko Fanaika.“I like where we are. They’re coming,” Miles said.The line has had to adjust to a new offensive line coach. Jeff Grimes, known as an excellent recruiter with ties in and out of the SEC states, replaced seven-year LSU line coach Greg Studrawa after last season. LSU was Grimes’ third job in three seasons after Virginia Tech in 2013 and Auburn in 2012, and the running attacks he helped lead were below average.In 2012, Auburn finished 74th in the nation with 145.8 yards a game while LSU was 46th with 173.7 yards a game under Studrawa. In 2013, Virginia Tech finished 106th in the nation in rushing with 119.8 yards a game, while LSU was 30th under Studrawa at 202.3. Studrawa is currently the offensive line coach at Maryland, which is 74th in the nation in rushing with 140 yards a game.“It’s really pretty much the same playing for the two coaches,” Hawkins said. “They’re both great offensive line coaches. You’ve just got to buy into what each one of them is doing. It doesn’t matter who it is. Definitely not a lot of changes in terminology. It’s pretty much the same. With Coach Grimes, we have to make sure we perfect our footwork I know that. He pushes us hard on our footwork, and I think it will pay off.”Porter has enjoyed working under Grimes, too.“I think Coach Grimes has been a great asset to the team. You can’t get any better than him,” Porter said. “Blocking schemes are pretty much the same. Coach Grimes is doing a great thing teaching us how to be better players. And that’s what he’s done with me personally. I know.”The numbers might not be there yet, but Hawkins believes this offensive line is on its way.“I believe we really are better than last year,” Hawkins said. “We still have things to learn, but we’re much better as a whole. We have more knowledge and technique.”LSU at FloridaGame: 6:30 p.m., Saturday in Gainesville.TV: SEC Network.Radio: 103.7 FM.Records: LSU 4-2, 0-2; FLA 3-1, 2-1.Series: FLA leads 31-26-3.Last year: LSU won 17-6 (third win in last four meetings).last_img read more

Big Reds get a big lead in first quarter, beat Northview 56-46 in Class A districts

first_img0 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other (7802) Fox Sports Go LocalSportsJournal.comThe Muskegon boys basketball team rode a hot first quarter to a 56-46 victory over Northview on Monday in a first-round Class A district game at Northview High School.The Big Reds gained their winning edge by outscoring the Wildcats 14-2 in the first quarter. The teams played evenly, with no more than a two-point differential, in the other three quarters.Eonte Tornes paced Muskegon with 22 points, including three triples. Vern Nash has 13 points, including three 3’s, while Willie Shanks had 12 points and 10 rebounds.Cody Tierney led Northview with 13 points.The Big Reds now advance to play Grand Rapids Union at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the district semifinals at Reeths-Puffer High School. ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Other DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Other DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Not relevant (34271) Twelve Not relevant $14.99$18.00 Report a problem This item is… Share $0.00 DEAL OF THE DAY Mail Share The League Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $49.95 NBC Sports Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant $0.00 ENDS IN Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… × Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY × Other Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Other Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY (822) Displayed poorly Bestseller Ads by Amazon $9.99 Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN (17612) $37.99 Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly Displayed poorly × × × Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Shop Now Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive (2) Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (31628) × The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… Displayed poorly Other ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly (657) DEAL OF THE DAY × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN Shares Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Other Displayed poorly Not relevant $15.29$17.99 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … Bestseller $0.00 × Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… ENDS IN Bestseller Other (117) DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

“Overcoming tough times part of legacy”: Deepa Malik wishes sportspersons on Olympic Day

first_imgLast Updated: 23rd June, 2020 17:22 IST “Overcoming Tough Times Part Of Legacy”: Deepa Malik Wishes Sportspersons On Olympic Day Padma Shri athlete Deepa Malik has wished all sportspersons including the Paralympians to stay fit, healthy and positive to overcome COVID-19 pandemic Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED READ | 3 Pakistan Players Including Rauf, Shadab Khan Test COVID Positive Ahead Of England TourReflecting on the uncertainties and fears of the sportspersons, Paralympic Committee of India president said: “In these trying times of COVID 19, I know the athletes are going through uncertainties. Being president of PCI, I know and I hear the fears, confusions and uncertainties that the sportspersons are going through. I want to tell them on this Olympic Day that pleases don’t keep any negative feelings or mental stress as sportspersons know how to avoid all odds and keep our focus and mental stability going. This is the time for alternate training, sports science and sports theories. If you cant go out and practice, you can read your stories of your hero of your sport. You can read about the lives and journeys of the legends of the game, of Olympians and Paralympians and you will understand that tough times are everyone’s legacy.”READ | ‘Fascinated’ Tim Paine & Australia To Watch England-WI Series Closely To Be Fully PreparedEarlier, Indian Olympic Association president Narendra Batra stressed the need to see the Olympic Day as a symbol of hope during this unprecedented pandemic gripping the world.”During these times, it is prudent to remember our Olympic value to be our guiding light. Through all the challenges we may face, the values of excellence, friendship, respect and solidarity should be our guiding force. As we celebrate our Olympic Day, during this difficult and unprecedented time, we must see it as a symbol of hope. Sports has the ability to transform our lives and way of thinking, makes us act like a team in a positive manner for the greater cause. This is a vision we must share with everyone during this challenging time. We must celebrate the power of sports and look forward to Tokyo Olympics to be held in 2021,” Batra shared his feelings in a video message sent to all his IOA colleagues, NSFs, State Associations and athletes.READ | Saina Nehwal Recalls London Olympics 2012 Silver Medal Win On International Olympics DayREAD } FA Cup Replays Might Be Scrapped Next Season Despite Financial Losses: Report Session ID: 2020-09-08:166ba7026d978b73a55ae996 Player Element ID: video_player_5f576ce273a8a OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Written By Suman Ray center_img First Published: 23rd June, 2020 17:22 IST LIVE TV COMMENT Padma Shri, Khel Ratna awardee and multiple Paralympic medalist Deepa Malik, who is also PCI president, has wished all sportspersons including the Paralympians to stay fit, healthy and positive to overcome COVID-19 pandemic on the Olympic Day on Tuesday. “Overcoming these difficult times, the confusions and uncertainties with positive thinking is part of your legacy. I wish everyone good health, happiness, peace, togetherness, and the sporting life on this Olympic Day. I am looking forward to a wonderful Tokyo Olympics in 2021 where we can leave behind the uncertainties and fear of COVID-19 pandemic. The entire is going to come together and celebrate Tokyo Olympics next year,” Deepa said in a video message shared with Republic TV on Tuesday. SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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ESL announces “simpler, more powerful” rebrand

first_imgThe official announcement touched on the rebrand: “ESL was made for gamers by gamers. The same kind of creativity that goes into figuring out how to complete through levels and make game-changing plays online affects everything we do. We believe that creativity and the creators themselves should be enabled and celebrated just like the biggest victories of esport athletes.“We created this new visual world to provide a better experience across the board for everyone we interact with.”Along with the new identity comes new tier-levels: Open, Challenger, and Master. As per the announcement, ESL is attempting to make the “competitive ladder” as simple as possible.Photo credit: ESLThe rebrand hasn’t been applied across all of ESL’s properties and products just yet but it’ll be rolled out “over the next months”.ESL has evidently been busy as of late, announcing two prominent partnerships and a major tournament. On February 13th, it was revealed that Betway had extended its sponsorship of ESL’s CS:GO events through 2019 and the Clash of Clans World Championship was unveiled. Just days prior, ESL extended its partnerships with Facebook and paysafecard.Esports Insider says: This is certainly a bold move – just look at the yellow! In all seriousness, we like the message that ESL is trying to send with its new identity and it fits in with modern branding trends we’re seeing these days; it’s something that’ll be a good look moving forward for the foreseeable future.Follow ESI on Instagram Event organizer and production company ESL has announced it has undergone a rebranding exercise.Described as a “simpler, more powerful”, the new identity includes a new logo, new colours, its own typeface, and more.last_img read more

Four themes to watch as Trump hosts Netanayhu

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet face-to-face with President Trump on Wednesday, setting the tone for what both leaders hope to be the dawn of a new era for the U.S.-Israel relationship. Analysts say that the meeting will hope to project a public theme of unity between the two governments on topics including Iran, Israeli settlements and the fate of the peace process.“Both President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu have a very big stake in wanting to demonstrate that whatever the problems were with the last administration, they’re now gone,” Dennis Ross, a diplomat and former special Middle East coordinator under Clinton, told reporters on a call this week.While close security and economic ties between the U.S. and Israel continued and expanded during the previous U.S. administration, Netanyahu and then-President Obama often sparred on a number of key issues, particularly over the contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and the U.S.-brokered Iranian nuclear deal, which the Israeli leader forcefully denounced.“There’s a strong presumption [now] to send a message how close things are between the two leaders … to demonstrate that the U.S. and Israel are on the same page strategically and practically,” Ross added.Analysts say that while Iran is likely to figure at the top of Netanyahu’s agenda, Israeli settlements, the location of the U.S. Embassy and the peace process are also likely to factor in.Iran“The Prime Minister probably comes in with an agenda very heavily focused on Iran,” Ross said.Much of that focus concerns Iranian policy in the region and the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 between Tehran and the so-called P5+1, which Netanyahu opposed.During his campaign, Trump voiced strong opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and in recent weeks has taken to Twitter to directly threaten Iran. While the administration has thus far continued U.S. participation in the agreement, Trump has expressed an interest in re-negotiating its terms.Ross said Netanyahu is unlikely to demand a scrap to the agreement altogether, in part because he is determined to work well with Trump out of the gate.“I think what he [Netanyahu] wants is some understanding — and awareness not just about enforcement of the deal but that more needs to be done to deter the Iranians,” Ross said.Writing on Facebook on Jan. 30 after an Iranian ballistic missile test, Netanyahu said that “Iranian aggression must not go unanswered,” pledging to discuss with Trump “the renewal of sanctions against Iran in this context and in other contexts.”In retaliation to the ballistic missile test, the Trump administration on Feb. 3 announced sanctions against Iran, a narrowly tailored action that did not alter the terms of the nuclear agreement that saw Iran receive sanctions relief in exchange for curbs to Tehran’s nuclear program.Embassy movesOn the campaign trail, Trump pledged to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move opposed by past U.S. administrations because both Israelis and Palestinians claim it as their capital. The U.S. has long maintained that the status of the city should be determined in final status negotiations between the two parties.Still, there have been some suggestions that Trump has slightly softened his stance.“His policy seems to be settling back into the mean,” former U.S. Ambassador to Israel under President Obama, Daniel B. Shapiro, told Israeli TV channel i24, “which is to support efforts to a two-state solution, to support efforts to limit settlements and not to do things that might be disruptive and moving the embassy might fall into that category.”“It’s not an easy decision,” Trump said last weekend to the Israeli right-wing newspaper Israel Hayom, a free daily which is supported by Trump donor and Netanyahu patron Sheldon Adelson. “It’s been discussed for so many years. No one wants to make this decision, and I’m thinking about it seriously.”But Netanyahu has long supported the move, and is likely to again bring it up.“Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and it is proper that not only should the American Embassy be here, but all embassies should come here,” Netanyahu said in January.SettlementsSince Trump took office on Jan. 20, Netanyahu has ratcheted up settlement expansion, a signal that the White House is far less critical of building in the occupied Palestinian territories than past administrations.In the last three weeks, Netanyahu announced the approval of more than 6,000 housing units and the first new settlement since the 1990s. The United Nations considers settlements illegal, and they have long been a bone of contention between the U.S. and Israel.But Trump’s pick for U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, is an ardent supporter of Israeli settlements and has opposed the two-state solution.Nonetheless, Trump in the same interview with Israel Hayom seemed to moderate past statements, saying settlements were an obstacle to peace.“There is limited remaining territory. Every time you take land for a settlement, less territory remains,” he told the newspaper. “No, I’m not someone who believes that advancing settlements is good for peace.”Peace negotiationsPresident Trump has called reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace the “ultimate deal,” and has identified his son-in-law and senior adviser the president Jared Kushner as the man for the job.“I think we can reach an agreement and that we need to reach an agreement,” Trump told Israel Hayom. “I want Israel to act reasonably in the peace process,” he added.Briefing reporters Tuesday night, a White House official said that the peace process was a priority, but would not commit to pushing the two-state solution which has been the cornerstone of U.S. policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades.“Maybe, maybe not,” the official said in response to a question about the two-state solution. “It’s something the two sides have to agree to. It’s not for us to impose that vision.”The official added: “We’re looking at the two sides to come together to make peace together and we’ll be there to help them.”When asked by a reporter on the tarmac leaving Tel Aviv this week if he stands by a two-state solution, which he has at various times opposed or supported, Netanyahu responded: “Come with me, you will hear very clear answers, very clear answers.” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Wellington basketball teams ready to play tough Augusta teams on homecoming after trip to Buhler

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys and girls basketball teams are expected to have their hands full when they host Augusta this Friday on homecoming night.The varsity girls game begins at 6 p.m. with the boys following at 7:30 p.m. Remember, the Duke Ceremony will be held at halftime of the boys game.This will mark the final non Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV game of the regular season for the Dukes. Wellington will embark on the second rotation of the AV-CTL DIV starting next week in Rose Hill on Friday, Feb. 8.The Wellington boys, now 4-10, are in a serious slump — losing seven of eight games and having just one win since the Christmas break.On Tuesday, Wellington lost a frustrating 54-50 game against Buhler on the road. The game was critical because Wellington needed to beat Buhler to stay in front of it in the Class 4A-West post season sub-state standings. Butler was 3-9 going in so it was a winnable game. With the loss, Wellington fell to No. 16 in the 18-team standings and if the season ended today it would have to play in a play-in sub-state game.“We competed our tails off, but unfortunately we came up short again,” said Joe Newman, Wellington head boys basketball coach. “Turnovers, rebounds, and fouls continue to be our downfall. In a close game, we turned the ball over 19 times and put Buhler on the line 26 times.”Wellington opened with a 13-10 first quarter lead but saw Buhler outscore the Crusaders 17-12 to take a 27-25 lead into the half. The Dukes would stay even with the northern Crusaders throughout the second half, being outscored 15-13 in the third and tying them 12-12 in the fourth.Newman reflected:“In a study done by a basketball analytics company, turnovers are the No. 1 indicator of determining who will win a high school game. They have a 40 percent impact on the outcome. In other words, teams that keep ahold of the ball, and force their opponents to lose it, have a much greater chance of winning. For us to start winning games we must value each possession, take care of the basketball, while also playing solid defense.”Wellington shot 46.9 percent from the field better than Buhler’s 44.4. Buhler, however, out rebounded Wellington 22-16. The North Crusaders also outscored Wellignton at the free throw line going 16 of 26 to Wellington’s 13 of 17.Tanner Meyer led the Crusaders with 15 points. Final 3 4 Buhler: Epps 13, Owens 10, Hutton 4, Miller 3, Stutterheim 2, Schultz 2. 12 12 12 34 Wellington: Tanner Meyer 15, De’Andre Washington 9, Brayden Higgenbotham 7, Tyler Brown 6, Grey Hatfield 5, Austin Soles 3, Berkley Wright 3, Cade Fairbanks 2. 8 50 Boys 6 Wellington 15 2 5 54 3 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 1 13center_img Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 2 10 10 Buhler: Deck 15, LeShore 10, Montanden 10, Hernandez 6, Coph 5, Sides 4, Schoenhoff 4. Buhler 17 11 Girls 10 35 1 Final 4 Buhler Wellington 13 Wellington: French 6, Rusk 15, Buck 2, Zeka 5, Frame 6, Aufdengarten 1. 6 In the girls game, Wellington won its second last-second thriller. The south Crusaders again staved off a last-second attempt defensively to preserve the win. Maggie Epp, who led Buhler with 13, would penetrate inside the paint only for Wellington to come up with a big turnover to beat Buhler 35-34.Wellington is now 9-5 and is seeded No. 8 in the Class 4A-West sub-state standings. Wellington has its work cut out for it in the next two games. Augusta is 8-5, and a really good 8-5, after destroying Rose Hill 56-37 on Tuesday. Rose Hill will be playing Wellington in a week.On Tuesday, Rylee Rusk led Wellington with 15 points. The Lady Dukes were very good beyond the arch hitting eight of them. Wellington continue to live and die by the three.Wellington was behind 13-6 after one quarter and trailed 23-17 at the half. Wellington would then outscore Buhler 8-6 in the third, before winning with a 10-5 output in the fourth. Buhler never hit a field goal in the fourth quarter. 13last_img read more

Jose Mourinho appears in Madrid court on tax fraud charges

first_img However, the jail term was later replaced by an extra 252,000 euro fine. Revelations from the whistleblowing website Football Leaks have lifted the veil on the practices supposedly used by Mendes to optimise often enormous earnings from image rights by his clients. Upd. at 12:19 – Ronaldo, Messi tax woes – AFP “The Spanish Government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations.” The Portuguese coach, who wore a suit with no tie, is the latest high-profile football figure to be questioned over his tax affairs. The 54-year-old did not speak to reporters as he arrived for the court hearing in Pozuelo de Alarcon, an upscale Madrid suburb where he used to live, which comes just over 48 hours before he is set to return to Stamford Bridge to face old side Chelsea on Sunday. Jose Mourinho tells the fans to shut it IN SPORT.ES Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho, who coached Madrid between 2010 and 2013, of failing to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. 03/11/2017 Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using companies in Belize, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi’s income earned from his image rights from 2007 to 2009. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was grilled by a judge in Spain on Friday over accusations of a 3.3 million euro ($3.8 million) tax fraud during his time in charge of Real Madrid in 2011 and 2012. He entered the main door of the court without his lawyers, who arrived before him. Barcelona’s five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month suspended jail sentence and 2.09 million euro fine last year for tax fraud related to his image rights.center_img A judge is yet to decide whether Ronaldo’s case will proceed to trial. Prosecutors believe by ceding his image rights to a series of companies based in tax havens, Mourinho committed fraud by not declaring the income those companies made from his image rights. Jose Moruinho handed Madrid court date for tax fraud accusations “Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 percent, and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years of 2011 and 2012 and entered into a settlement agreement regarding 2013. Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year. A statement in June from Mendes’s Gestifute agency claimed Mourinho had already settled his tax obligation in Spain. In July, Ronaldo gave evidence at the same Pozuelo de Alarcon court in northwest Madrid as Mourinho, accused of evading 14.7 million euros through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. The basis for the case, as with a series of football stars based in Spain, is how income from Mourinho’s image rights was managed and declared. CET Mourinho is just one of a number of super agent Jorge Mendes’s clients to be investigated in Spain, including World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo. Mourinho declara ante el juez por un presunto fraude fiscal RELATED STORIES Other clients of Mendes to be investigated in Spain include the former Real defenders Fabio Coentrao and Ricardo Carvalho, Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid, and Paris Saint Germain’s Angel di Maria, who also spent four years at Real Madrid. Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations(EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income escaped the attention of tax authorities through the use of shell companies and offshore accounts.last_img read more