Ronaldo arrives at Madrid court, expected to plead guilty

Sports 01/22/19, 03:56

Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in court and is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud.The Juventus forward, who is facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, arrived in a black van and was wearing a black sports coat and black pants. He walked up some stairs leading to ...

Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud in Madrid court

Soccer 01/21/19, 07:04

Cristiano Ronaldo will make an unwanted trip back to Madrid on Tuesday and is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud.Ronaldo will be in the Spanish capital on tax charges related to his time at Real Madrid.The Juventus forward will appear before a judge and receive a suspended two-year sentence ...

Madrid enduring its worst struggles in more than 2 decades

Soccer 01/17/19, 09:13

The first season without Cristiano Ronaldo is proving to be a difficult one for Real Madrid.The Spanish powerhouse hasn't been this bad in more than two decades.Not since 1996 had Madrid lost 10 matches at this point of the season. That team, led by Raul Gonzalez, lost 12 times by ...

Juventus beats Milan to win Italian Super Cup in Jeddah

Soccer 01/16/19, 15:00

Amid a background of protests and political outrage, Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time.Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match to win his first trophy with Juventus.It was Ronaldo's fourth goal in his ...

Juventus coach says Ronaldo ‘calm’ as rape case goes forward

Soccer 01/11/19, 07:08

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Cristiano Ronaldo is "very calm" amid the latest developments in an alleged rape case involving an American woman.Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of the allegation by Kathryn Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, that he raped ...

India striker overtakes Messi in national team scoring

Soccer 01/09/19, 09:54

His name is being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, even though it's a name few soccer fans are familiar with.By scoring two goals in his first match at this year's Asian Cup, India striker Sunil Chhetri displaced Messi as the second-most prolific scorer in ...

Ronaldo scores twice as VAR helps Juventus to 2-1 win

Soccer 12/29/18, 09:37

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Juventus escaped with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria on Saturday with help from the VAR.Ronaldo's second goal, a penalty, was awarded by the VAR for a questionable hand ball. Then Sampdoria had a stoppage-time goal waved off by the VAR for offside.Sampdoria thought it had ...

Ronaldo rescues Juventus in 2-2 draw at Atalanta

Soccer 12/26/18, 11:30

Juventus can't afford to give Cristiano Ronaldo a rest.Massimiliano Allegri was forced to bring on Ronaldo for the final 25 minutes, while Juventus was trailing and down to 10 men. The Portugal superstar leveled but did not have time to completely rescue Juventus as it was held at Atalanta to ...

Ronaldo may be tiring as Juve go on record march

Soccer 12/23/18, 08:45

Cristiano Ronaldo is helping Juventus break records but it could be taking a toll on the Portugal star.Ronaldo has started all but one of Juve's 23 games this season, having missed only the first Champions League match against Young Boys through suspension following his first-ever red card in the competition.The ...

Cristiano Ronaldo trial for tax fraud set on Jan. 21

Soccer 12/21/18, 11:28

A Spanish court says Cristiano Ronaldo will be tried for tax fraud on Jan. 21.Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty and receive a suspended two-year sentence, in agreement with a deal the Portugal forward struck with Spain's state prosecutor and its tax authorities this year.The deal includes Ronaldo agreeing to ...

Landmark Juve goal brings out contrasting sides of Ronaldo

Soccer 12/16/18, 22:57

Juventus reached another landmark this weekend — and it was fitting that Cristiano Ronaldo was the player to do it.But contrasting sides of the five-time world player of the year were on show in the Turin derby.Ronaldo converted a 69th-minute penalty in Saturday's 1-0 win at Torino as Juventus became ...

Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season

Soccer 12/13/18, 07:03

The usual pretenders topped their groups.Nearly all of the top teams advanced.Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are the leading scorers.Is it a case of business as usual in this Champions League?Maybe not.While there seems to be an ever-widening gap between the biggest, richest clubs and the rest, there also appears ...

Juventus loses at Young Boys, wins group after Man U defeat

Soccer 12/12/18, 17:15

Juventus lost 2-1 at Young Boys in the Champions League, joining Real Madrid on Wednesday as a group winner which had already qualified before losing to a last-placed team.Cristiano Ronaldo hit a post with an 87th-minute header for Juventus, and played the full game despite the plastic playing surface at ...

Ronaldo and Icardi have off days as Juventus matches record

Soccer 12/10/18, 00:19

Even superstars have their off days.Juventus beat Inter Milan 1-0 but Cristiano Ronaldo had a surprisingly quiet match.Ronaldo has scored or set up at least one goal in all but one of his previous 13 matches for Juventus in all competitions — notching up nine goals in the process.However, he ...

Video assistant referee set for Champions League this season

Soccer 12/02/18, 17:43

Video review is being fast-tracked into the Champions League this season.People with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that UEFA's executive committee is set to approve video assistant referees from the round of 16 in February. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized ...

Ronaldo on target again as Juventus beats Fiorentina 3-0

Soccer 12/01/18, 14:03

Juventus extended its lead in Serie A to 11 points after beating Fiorentina 3-0 on Saturday.Rodrigo Bentancur and Giorgio Chiellini scored and Cristiano Ronaldo added a late penalty to condemn Fiorentina to its first defeat of the season.Fiorentina dominated for large periods and tested Wojciech Szczesny several times before Juventus ...

Juventus beats Valencia 1-0 to progress to round of 16

Soccer 11/27/18, 17:01

Cristiano Ronaldo set up Mario Mandzukic for the winning goal as Juventus secured a spot in Champions League knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Valencia on Tuesday.Ronaldo got away from his marker with some quick footwork before rolling the ball across for Mario Mandzukic to tap into the net ...

Madrid, Bayern back in crisis as Champions League resumes

Sports 11/26/18, 00:02

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 ...

UEFA looks again at video review in Champions League

Soccer 11/20/18, 15:44

UEFA could yet use video review in this season's Champions League if it decides in December to bring forward the introduction of the technology, which was originally planned for next August.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says a report from his referees department next week could mean "we will see when we ...

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