CRISTIANO Ronaldo is back in form.He set up two goals and converted a penalty to help Juventus beat 10-man Lecce, 4-0, on Friday and boost its chances of claiming a record-extending ninth successive Serie A title.Ronaldo had ...
Jun 27, 2020
ROME - At 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to regain his famous explosiveness following the three-month break for the coronavirus pandemic.The Juventus striker failed to make an impact in his first two matches back, making his run of 19 goals in ...
Jun 19, 2020
ROME - Cristiano Ronaldo never had a chance.Arkadiusz Milik converted the decisive spot kick in a penalty shootout as Napoli won its sixth Italian Cup following a scoreless draw with Juventus on Wednesday.Ronaldo was likely Juventus' last penalty taker but ...
Jun 18, 2020
ROGER Federer leads the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes with what the magazine says is $106.3 million in total earnings.He is the first tennis player to top the list since it was first compiled in 1990.The owner ...
May 30, 2020
CRISTIANO Ronaldo reported to Juventus' training center for medical tests on Tuesday after a 10-week absence and gave the media a thumbs up when he left three hours later.The five-time Ballon d'Or winner observed a two- ...
May 20, 2020
ROME - Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates along with coach Maurizio Sarri agreed to forgo €90 million (US$100 million) in wages on Saturday to help the club during the coronavirus crisis.The club said the money amounted to four months' worth ...
Mar 29, 2020
FOOTBALL star Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes are funding three intensive care units for coronavirus patients at hospitals in Portugal.A hospital in Porto said the contribution from the Juventus forward and his agent will pay for 15 intensive care ...
Mar 25, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers won a courtroom bid Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to block a Nevada woman accusing the soccer superstar of raping her in Las Vegas in 2009 from digging into the validity of their 2010 confidentiality agreement ...
Nov 8, 2019
PARIS - Lionel Messi will have Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk as rivals for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award. But not Neymar.When the long list of 30 candidates was announced on Monday - in the city where Neymar has played ...
Oct 22, 2019
TURIN, Italy - Juventus' revenues increased by more than 100 million euros in Cristiano Ronaldo's first season with the club but losses doubled due in part to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's hefty transfer fee ...
Sep 21, 2019
VILNIUS, Lithuania - Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals in Portugal's 5-1 win over last-place Lithuania in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday.Ronaldo scored early in the first half and added three more in the second after ...
Sep 11, 2019
BELGRADE, Serbia - Cristiano Ronaldo scored to help ensure Portugal jumpstarted its campaign to qualify for the 2020 European Championship after winning at Serbia 4-2 on Saturday.Portugal, the defending European champion, drew its first two qualifiers before taking the three points ...
Sep 8, 2019
MONACO - Missing out on the Champions League title in his first season at Juventus still pains Cristiano Ronaldo.Had it not been for the quarterfinal loss to Ajax last season, Ronaldo might not have been leaving Thursday's UEFA group stage ...
Aug 30, 2019
ROME - New season, same old Juventus.Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini scored early as Juventus won 1-0 at Parma to kick off its bid for a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title in the league opener Saturday.Showing only shades of ...
Aug 25, 2019
WHAT to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:The new Serie A kicks off with an emotional match for Gianluigi Buffon.The veteran goalkeeper returned to Juventus after a season at Paris Saint-Germain and his first match ...
Aug 23, 2019
GENEVA - Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award announced on Wednesday. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award.Ronaldo and Messi were joined ...
Aug 1, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).A ...
Jul 23, 2019
PORTO, Portugal - On a night when Portugal unveiled its newest star, it was the same old Cristiano Ronaldo who came through for the national team again.Teenager Joao Felix, who has been called Ronaldo's successor, made his international debut on ...
Jun 6, 2019
TURIN, Italy - Cristiano Ronaldo scored late as Juventus dented Torino's chances of qualifying for the Champions League with a 1-1 draw in Serie A on Friday.Torino looked set to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Superga air disaster ...
May 4, 2019
MILAN - Juventus is set to break a slew of records in Serie A - again.The team's 2-1 win over AC Milan this weekend, coupled with Napoli's draw against 10-man Genoa, has left Juventus needing only one ...
Apr 9, 2019
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