Cristiano Ronaldo

LAS VEGAS | Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer says U.S. investigators are seeking DNA from the soccer star in a Las Vegas rape case

LAS VEGAS — Jan 10, 2019— Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer says U.S. investigators are seeking DNA from the soccer star in a Las Vegas rape case. By Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain | Messi receives 5th Golden Shoe award for Europe’s top scorer

BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi has received his record fifth Golden Shoe award for leading all of Europe’s leagues in scoring last season. Messi’s fifth win breaks the tie he had with Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi scored 34 goals in the Spanish league last season to lead Barcelona to the trophy. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Messi receives 5th Golden Shoe award for Europe’s top scorer

PARIS | Modric wins 1st Ballon d’Or to end Messi and Ronaldo’s reign

PARIS — Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or award for the first time on Monday, ending the 10-year dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Modric won the Champions League with Real Madrid and then guided Croatia to the World Cup final in July. He was voted player of the tournament. “As a kid we … Continue reading PARIS | Modric wins 1st Ballon d’Or to end Messi and Ronaldo’s reign

BERLIN | Madrid, Bayern back in crisis as Champions League resumes

BERLIN — Real Madrid and Bayern Munich return to the Champions League on Tuesday in crisis mode after the latest setbacks in their domestic leagues. Madrid, the three-time European defending champion, was humiliated 3-0 by Eibar in Spain on Saturday. The first defeat for new coach Santiago Solari renews debate over his team’s ability to … Continue reading BERLIN | Madrid, Bayern back in crisis as Champions League resumes

ROME | NCAA champion Villanova picked to win Big East again

ROME — Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is standing by Cristiano Ronaldo as the soccer superstar faces an accusation of rape in the United States. Agnelli, the son of former Fiat CEO Umberto Agnelli and a member of the Italian car maker’s board, spoke Thursday at a club shareholders meeting in Turin. “When there are problems … Continue reading ROME | NCAA champion Villanova picked to win Big East again

ROME | Juventus president ‘very calm’ over Ronaldo rape accusation

ROME — Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is standing by Cristiano Ronaldo as the soccer superstar faces an accusation of rape in the United States. Agnelli, the son of former Fiat CEO Umberto Agnelli and a member of the Italian car maker’s board, spoke Thursday at a club shareholders meeting in Turin. “When there are problems … Continue reading ROME | Juventus president ‘very calm’ over Ronaldo rape accusation

MILAN | Ronaldo keeps his focus, Juventus struggling to do the same

MILAN — Despite his off-the-field turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring goals. His teammates, however, let Juventus down. Ronaldo has scored five goals in nine matches, and two in three matches since being accused of rape last month. On Saturday, Ronaldo gave Juventus the lead in the 18th minute at Genoa. Then something odd happened. … Continue reading MILAN | Ronaldo keeps his focus, Juventus struggling to do the same

BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo

BERLIN — The German weekly magazine that first published the rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “hundreds of documents” that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic. Ronaldo’s lawyers issued a statement on Wednesday calling the documents cited in the report “complete fabrications.” Der Spiegel magazine … Continue reading BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo