Cristiano Ronaldo

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

Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

It’s not only Real Madrid that has to adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal’s national soccer team also has had to cope without the star forward as he takes a break from international duty following his transfer to Juventus and amid a rape allegation against him. Ronaldo hasn’t been called up for the national … Continue reading Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

Sponsor downplays Ronaldo on website; Juventus shares drop

Cristiano Ronaldo’s image is vanishing from the website of a key sponsor. The stock price for his Juventus team dropped 10 percent on Friday. A week after a Nevada woman filed a civil lawsuit accusing Ronaldo of rape in 2009, attempts by the five-time world player of the year and his Italian club to sway … Continue reading Sponsor downplays Ronaldo on website; Juventus shares drop

TURIN, Italy | Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation

TURIN, Italy  — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to play in Saturday’s Italian league match at Udinese despite a rape allegation against him in the United States. Allegri says Ronaldo “is doing well” and that he is “ready to return to action.” A lawsuit was filed last week in Nevada by … Continue reading TURIN, Italy | Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation

LONDON | Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duology

LONDON — Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA on Monday. Modric was voted FIFA’s best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League for a fourth time in five seasons with Real Madrid and leading … Continue reading LONDON | Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duology