Attorney: Ronaldo rape report documents altered, fabricated

Soccer 10/10/18, 08:50

Cristiano Ronaldo's new Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer went on the attack Wednesday, saying documents cited in media reports about a rape claim against the soccer star were "complete fabrications" and the encounter was consensual.In a statement , attorney Peter S. Christiansen blamed reports about the 2009 encounter on electronic ...

‘They’re too good’: Other clubs can’t compete with Juventus

Soccer 10/08/18, 09:25

It's getting to the point where other clubs are wondering why they even bother competing against Juventus.Having already won seven straight Italian league titles, Juventus has reached another level this season with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo."You can't play against this Juve; they're too good," Udinese coach Julio Velazquez said ...

Lopetegui under pressure amid Real Madrid scoring drought

Soccer 10/08/18, 04:09

It looked like a no-brainer at the time. Which coach wouldn't jump at the chance to lead star-packed and wealthy Real Madrid?But four months later Julen Lopetegui may be ruing the day the club's president Florentino Perez made him an offer that he just couldn't refuse.Not only did his decision ...

Portugal PM defends Ronaldo amid rape accusation

Soccer 10/06/18, 16:40

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has spoken out in defense of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been embroiled in a rape accusation.Speaking to television on the Spanish island of Lanzarote on Saturday, Costa made an appeal to the presumption of innocence, as well as Ronaldo's successful career."People need to ...

Ronaldo goal helps Juventus extend perfect start in Serie A

Soccer 10/06/18, 14:30

Cristiano Ronaldo's form doesn't appear affected by a lawsuit accusing him of rape.Ronaldo scored Juventus' second goal in a 2-0 win at Udinese to extend the Bianconeri's perfect start in Serie A on Saturday.Shortly before the break, Ronaldo blasted a powerful shot from 10 yards past Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet.Juventus's ...

Ronaldo to start for Juventus amid rape allegation

Soccer 10/06/18, 11:37

Cristiano Ronaldo is back in Juventus' starting lineup, a week after a Nevada woman filed a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape nine years ago.Ronaldo was included in the starting 11 for a Serie A match at Udinese on Saturday.The Italian league game starts at 6 p.m. local time (1600 ...

Sponsor downplays Ronaldo on website; Juventus shares drop

Soccer 10/05/18, 16:45

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 ...

Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation

Soccer 10/05/18, 07:27

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."El delantero Cristiano Ronaldo de los Juventus conduce su ...

Ronaldo left off Portugal squad for upcoming matches

Soccer 10/04/18, 07:37

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left off Portugal's national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming as the soccer great fights rape allegations in the United States.Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who says the player assaulted her in Las Vegas in 2009. He ...

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape accusations on social media

Soccer 10/03/18, 10:37

Cristiano Ronaldo has denied "accusations being issued against" him and called rape an "abominable crime."The 33-year-old Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga. She has said the soccer great raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.Ronaldo posted a video on Instagram shortly after a civil lawsuit was filed ...

Misfiring Madrid stumbles again; Juve wins without Ronaldo

Soccer 10/02/18, 18:09

Real Madrid is having trouble scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo no longer on the team. His new club, Juventus, did just fine without him on Tuesday.For the first time in more than a decade, Madrid has gone three straight games without a goal after losing 1-0 at CSKA Moscow in an ...

Dybala’s hat trick helps Juventus beat Young Boys 3-0

Soccer 10/02/18, 15:11

No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem for Juventus.Paulo Dybala filled in for the suspended star by scoring his first Champions League hat trick to give the Italian team a 3-0 victory over Young Boys on Tuesday.Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina sit in the stands prior to the Champions ...

Soccer star Ronaldo sued, accused of rape by Nevada woman

Soccer 10/01/18, 20:16

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of "fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000.The suit says the ...

Mandzukic stepping up in the absence of goals from Ronaldo

Soccer 10/01/18, 00:53

Cristiano Ronaldo might be finding it harder than expected to score in Serie A, but Mario Mandzukic has stepped up his game.The towering Croatia international weighed in with another two goals on Saturday to help Juventus to a 3-1 victory over Napoli as the Bianconeri maintained their perfect start to ...

Ronaldo hat trick of assists as perfect Juve beats Napoli

Sports 09/29/18, 14:27

Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo have been just perfect this season.And the seven-time defending champion looks even more unstoppable in this Serie A after a 3-1 victory over 10-man Napoli, which again looks set to be its closest challenger.Juventus' Mario Mandzukic, left, talks with his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo during the Serie ...

Cristiano Ronaldo to serve 1-game Champions League ban

Soccer 09/27/18, 08:31

Cristiano Ronaldo will serve only a mandatory one-game ban for his first-ever red card in the Champions League.The UEFA disciplinary panel's decision not to add a further sanction clears Ronaldo to face former club Manchester United when Juventus visits Old Trafford on Oct. 23.Ronaldo will miss only Juventus' home game ...

UEFA to judge Cristiano Ronaldo red-card case next week

Soccer 09/20/18, 07:56

Cristiano Ronaldo should learn next Thursday if he is banned from playing at former club Manchester United in the Champions League.UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case of Ronaldo's first Champions League red card on Sept. 27.Ronaldo tangled with Valencia's Jeison Murillo, appearing to tug at the defender's ...

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