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 aggregate after winning the first leg 2-0 at home.Porto started ...

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 hundreds of gas stations closed.Authorities have ordered the truckers to ...

Porto hopes veteran Casillas can lead team to a comeback

Soccer 04/16/19, 12:44

Porto didn't think twice when it saw an opportunity to bring in a veteran like Iker Casillas.The goalkeeper was gradually losing his starting place at Real Madrid, the team where he thrived for more than a decade, and Porto immediately grabbed the chance to lure him in to a new ...

Leagues, clubs to meet for tricky Champions League talks

Soccer 04/05/19, 07:45

Leaders of the top leagues and clubs will hold talks next month on Champions League reforms that risk creating splits in European soccer.The European Leagues group says its leaders will meet the European Club Association on May 6-7 in Madrid, then head to UEFA headquarters in Switzerland the next day.European ...

Agnelli hints Juventus might not risk Ronaldo against Ajax

Sports 03/29/19, 08:31

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has hinted it may not risk Cristiano Ronaldo for the first match of the Champions League quarterfinals against Ajax.Ronaldo injured a muscle in his right thigh and limped off 30 minutes into Portugal's 1-1 draw against Serbia on Monday in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship.Agnelli ...

UEFA investigates protests about Brazil-born Ukraine forward

Sports 03/27/19, 12:43

Portugal and Luxembourg filed protests with UEFA against Ukraine fielding Brazil-born forward Junior Moraes in European Championship qualifying games.UEFA says it opened disciplinary proceedings against Ukraine for a possible breach of player eligibility rules. No date for a hearing was confirmed.Moraes was this month granted citizenship of Ukraine where he ...

Portugal goes on alert for wildfires amid heat, low rainfall

Europe 03/27/19, 06:13

Authorities in Portugal have placed the country on high alert for wildfires amid a prolonged dry spell and unseasonably high temperatures.The government announced a civil protection alert from Wednesday through Sunday because of "a significant worsening of the wildfire risk."The alert means exceptional measures are being enacted, including more firefighters ...

Juventus: Ronaldo’s injury ‘apparently minor’

Soccer 03/26/19, 15:19

Juventus says Cristiano Ronaldo only sustained an "apparently minor" injury when playing for Portugal but did not offer a timeline for his return.Ronaldo limped off after half an hour of Portugal's 1-1 draw against Serbia in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.Juventus said Tuesday that tests in Portugal ...

Ronaldo injured for Portugal; big wins for France, England

Europe 03/25/19, 17:06

An injury to Cristiano Ronaldo exacerbated Portugal's frustrating start to its European Championship title defense.Things couldn't be going much better for free-scoring England and France.Ronaldo hobbled off in the first half with an apparent right thigh injury in Portugal's 1-1 draw with Serbia in Lisbon, which came three days after ...

Ronaldo injured in Portugal’s 1-1 draw against Serbia

Europe 03/25/19, 16:58

Portugal drew with Serbia 1-1 in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday, with Cristiano Ronaldo playing only half an hour before being substituted with a right leg injury.In his second game with the national team since the World Cup, Ronaldo had to leave before halftime after pulling a ...

Ronaldo leaves Portugal match with muscle injury

Soccer 03/25/19, 15:40

Cristiano Ronaldo injured his right leg and had to be substituted before halftime of Portugal's match against Serbia in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.Ronaldo was hurt while sprinting to try to reach a long pass in the 30th minute of the match at the Stadium of Light ...

Brazil held by Panama to 1-1 in friendly played in Portugal

Sports 03/23/19, 14:26

Brazil was held by Panama to 1-1 in a friendly played in Portugal on Saturday.Lucas Paqueta opened the scoring for Brazil in the 32nd minute from a pass by Casemiro, only for Panama's Adolfo Machado to equalize with a header four minutes later at FC Porto's Dragao stadium.Brazil midfielder Casemiro ...

England, France win big; Portugal held as Euro defense opens

Sports 03/22/19, 19:03

Big wins for France and England. Not even a goal for Portugal.Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World Cup, the European champions could only begin their title defense with a 0-0 home draw against Ukraine.The goals were flowing elsewhere on ...

Portugal held by Ukraine on Ronaldo’s return

Soccer 03/22/19, 16:57

Cristiano Ronaldo's return wasn't enough to give title-holder Portugal more than a 0-0 home draw against Ukraine in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Friday.In his first international since the 2018 World Cup, Ronaldo threatened in attack but failed to break through Ukraine's solid defense at the Stadium of ...

Update: Portugal sends rescuers to Mozambique

World 03/21/19, 06:38

The Latest on the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa (all times local):1:30 p.m.Portugal is sending an intervention taskforce to help in the search and rescue of survivors in Mozambique following the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai.Flood waters dominate the landscape following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near ...

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 goalkeeper has been with Porto since signing from Real Madrid ...

Young England, reeling Germany ready for Euro qualifiers

Soccer 03/20/19, 02:06

Few big teams need to sweat the 2020 European Championship qualifiers, but for Germany the pressure is already on.After a terrible 2018, Joachim Loew's new-look squad is aiming for revenge against the Netherlands, which helped relegate Germany in the inaugural Nations League last year.Elsewhere in the opening two rounds of ...

FA Cup run hardens Wolves’ status in English soccer

Sports 03/18/19, 09:18

It has been abundantly clear for some time that Wolverhampton Wanderers wasn't going to be a typical promoted team in the Premier League this season.Funded by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International. Closely linked with "super-agent" Jorge Mendes. Owning players from international teams including Spain, Portugal and Mexico."Wolves," as they are better ...

Ronaldo returns to Portugal for European qualifiers

Soccer 03/15/19, 07:49

Cristiano Ronaldo is back on Portugal's national soccer team for the first time since the World Cup.Ronaldo was included in coach Fernando Santos' list Friday for upcoming matches against Ukraine and Serbia, its first qualifiers for the European Championship.They will be the 34-year-old Ronaldo's first games for his country since ...

Porto beats Roma 3-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals

Soccer 03/06/19, 17:49

Alex Telles scored a penalty in extra time to send Porto into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday, overturning a one-goal deficit from the first leg.Telles converted the spot kick two minutes from time after Alessandro Florenzi had been penalized following a video review ...

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