Benfica wins 5th Portuguese league title in 6 seasons

Sports 05/18/19, 15:07

Benfica has won its fifth Portuguese league title in six seasons after routing Santa Clara 4-1 on Saturday.Benfica lifted its 37th league trophy by finishing two points ahead of defending champion Porto, which defeated Sporting Lisbon 2-1.Benfica trailed Porto by ...

Casillas released from hospital, uncertain about future

Soccer 05/06/19, 10:10

A cheerful Iker Casillas was released from the hospital on Monday, five days after having a heart attack.The veteran Porto goalkeeper said he was thrilled with his recovery but didn't give any hints about whether he would keep playing professionally.The ...

Doctor says too early to know if Casillas will keep playing

Soccer 05/02/19, 08:39

Iker Casillas is expected to fully recover from a heart attack but Porto's doctor says it's too early to know if the veteran goalkeeper will keep playing professionally.Casillas remained hospitalized on Thursday, a day after falling ill during a practice ...

Liverpool beats Porto to return to Champions League semis

Soccer 04/17/19, 16:01

Liverpool returned to the semifinals of the Champions League after comfortably beating Porto 4-1 on Wednesday, with attacking trio Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each.Virgil van Dijk also scored for Liverpool, which advanced 6-1 on ...

Portuguese gas stations run dry amid truckers’ strike

Europe 04/17/19, 10:43

Gas stations across Portugal began to run dry Wednesday as a truckers' strike over pay and working conditions entered its second day.The ongoing walkout by some 800 truckers who transport hazardous materials prompted a rush to fill tanks has left ...

Liverpool builds 2-0 lead over Porto in Champions League

Soccer 04/09/19, 15:56

Different round, same comfortable win. Porto must be sick of the sight of Liverpool in the Champions League.Liverpool built a 2-0 lead over Porto heading into the second leg of their quarterfinal thanks to first-half goals by Naby Keita and ...

Porto extends contract with Casillas for another season

Sports 03/20/19, 10:07

Porto says veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas will stay with the club for at least another season.The Portuguese club says Casillas' contract has been extended until the end of the 2019-20 season, with an option for another one-year extension.The 37-year-old Spanish ...

Real Madrid signs young Brazilian defender Eder Militao

Sports 03/14/19, 06:40

Real Madrid has signed young Brazilian defender Eder Militao from Portuguese club Porto.Madrid says the 21-year-old player signed a contract until June 2025 and will join the squad next season.Militao had been playing with Porto since signing from Brazilian club ...

FIFA fines Porto $50,000 for breaching transfer rules

Sports 02/19/19, 11:43

FIFA has fined Portuguese league leader Porto 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000) for allowing an unnamed third party to influence the club's transfers.The governing body says its disciplinary committee determined that the entity was able to "influence on the club's independence" ...

Porto wins 3-2 at Galatasaray to finish CL group unbeaten

Soccer 12/11/18, 15:02

FC Porto finished the Champions League group phase with an unbeaten record after earning a 3-2 victory at Galatasaray on Tuesday.Porto entered the match in Istanbul having already clinched first place in Group D, and will advance to the round-of-16 ...

England to play Netherlands in UEFA Nations League

Sports 12/03/18, 09:09

England will play the Netherlands and host Portugal will face Switzerland in the semifinals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League.The Portuguese will play the Swiss on June 5 in the 50,000-seat stadium in Porto. The English will face the Dutch ...

4 advance in Champions League, Liverpool risk early exit

Sports 11/28/18, 18:28

As four teams advanced to the Champions League knockout round Wednesday, last season's runner-up Liverpool edged closer to an early exit.A 2-1 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in the night's marquee match was Liverpool's fifth straight away defeat in the competition, ...

Porto on verge of qualifying after beating Lokomotiv

Soccer 11/06/18, 18:02

Porto all but secured a spot in the Champions League knockout stages after beating Lokomotiv Moscow 4-1 on Tuesday to end the Russian champion's qualifying hopes.After scoring at Lokomotiv last month, Hector Herrera and Moussa Marega both netted again to ...

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