Portugal qualifies for finals, Italy earn positives in draw

Soccer 11/17/18, 17:07

No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem.Portugal drew with Italy 0-0 on Saturday to pick up the point it needed to qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals and confirm it as host of the first Final Four in June.Portugal's Mario Rui, left, and Italy's Nicolo Barella jump for the ball during ...

Mancini wants to ‘bring Italy back where it belongs’

Europe 11/16/18, 15:59

A year after its stunning elimination by Sweden in a World Cup playoff, Italy is back at the San Siro stadium for another potentially decisive match.The Azzurri have to beat Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal on Saturday and then hope the European champion does not defeat Poland three days later in order ...

Nations League piquing interest, reaches final qualifiers

Sports 11/12/18, 17:24

It has plunged Germany into renewed crisis, provoked scenes of jubilation in Kosovo and Gibraltar, and set up what could be an exciting week of international soccer in a summer usually bereft of competition for European countries.The UEFA Nations League might not have been welcomed by some clubs across the ...

Ajax holds Benfica to 1-1 draw in Champions League

Soccer 11/07/18, 18:00

Dusan Tadic scored a second-half equalizer as Ajax held Benfica to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday, keeping a comfortable four-point cushion to the Portuguese side in Group E.Ajax's Dusan Tadic, right, and Benfica's Rafa Silva vie for the ball during the Champions League group E soccer ...

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 help put Porto on 10 points at the top of ...

Portugal cites success against wildfires: No deaths in 2018

Europe 10/25/18, 07:24

Portugal's government says its measures to fight wildfires have paid off, with fewer blazes, a smaller charred area and no fatalities this year after catastrophic wildfires killed 106 people in 2017.The government said Thursday that in comparison with the average of the previous decade, the number of wildfires in 2018 ...

Many of Bayern’s international players return after losses

Soccer 10/18/18, 07:07

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac was hoping the international break would revitalize his players after four games without a win.But the team's German contingent return following losses in the Netherlands and France, Robert Lewandowski's ill-luck with Poland continued with losses to Portugal and Italy, and Thiago Alcantara lost with Spain ...

Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured

Europe 10/14/18, 01:30

A weakened hurricane Leslie slammed into the coast of Portugal, leaving 27 people injured as it uprooted trees, brought down power lines and smashed store windows with gusting winds and heavy rain.Over 60 people were forced to leave their homes by the storm and over 300,000 people suffered power outages ...

Hurricane Leslie approaching Portugal, Spain

Europe 10/12/18, 22:04

Forecasters expect Hurricane Leslie to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to parts of Portugal and Spain. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday night that the Category 1 storm was about 795 miles (1,280 kilometers) southwest of Lisbon, Portugal. Leslie is moving northeast at 35 mph (55 kph) ...

Portugal keeps winning in Nations League without Ronaldo

Soccer 10/11/18, 17:26

No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem.European champion Portugal sparkled on Thursday despite the absence of its star forward, defeating Poland to move a step closer to the last four of the UEFA Nations League.With young Sevilla striker Andre Silva scoring again, Portugal won 3-2 in Chorzow to take control of Group ...

Tom Morello teams up with eclectic partners on solo album

Entertainment 10/11/18, 12:12

If you listen closely to Tom Morello's new album, you'll hear a 24-year-old guitar riff. He's been patiently waiting since the mid-1990s to finally unleash it.The song "Vigilante Nocturno" contains a riff he wrote during recording sessions for Rage Against the Machine's "Evil Empire" but never found its way into ...

Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

Soccer 10/10/18, 09:22

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 ...

Firefighters battle wildfire in national park west of Lisbon

Europe 10/07/18, 04:10

Over 700 firefighters are battling a forest fire about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital.Portugal's civil protection agency says Sunday the fire that started overnight in a national park has forced the evacuation of 47 people and injured two firefighters. It says the firefighters on the ...

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 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 ...

Porto beats Galatasaray 1-0 to take group lead in CL

Soccer 10/03/18, 17:08

Moussa Marega scored a second-half winner to give Porto a 1-0 win over Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving the Portuguese club tied for the Group D lead.Marega headed home the only goal after a corner by Alex Telles in the 49th minute at the Estadio do Dragao ...

Real Madrid routed 3-0 by Sevilla in Spanish League

Soccer 09/26/18, 18:17

Real Madrid conceded three-first half goals in a 3-0 loss at Sevilla on Wednesday, squandering a chance to take the Spanish league lead after Barcelona lost 2-1 at last-place Leganes.Portugal forward Andre Silva scored in the 17th and 21st minutes, and Wissam Ben Yedder added another in the 39th to ...

Portugal women’s groups outraged by sexual assault sentence

Europe 09/21/18, 08:37

Women's rights groups in Portugal reacted angrily Friday to a court's suspended sentence for two men found guilty of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who had passed out drunk at a night club.The Women's Alternative and Response Union said in a Facebook post it was "revolting" that an appeals court ...

Fisher shoots first 59 in European Tour history

Basketball 09/21/18, 08:16

After 46 years, the European Tour finally has its first round of 59.English golfer Oliver Fisher was sprayed with champagne beside the 18th green after two-putting for par from 40 feet to complete a 12-under round containing an eagle and 10 birdies on a par-71 course at the Portugal Masters ...

Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

Business 09/19/18, 06:29

The scorching late summer sun of northern Portugal is ripening the black, super-sweet grapes that will go to make what European Union rules say is the only wine in the world that can be called port.Winemaking has for centuries been a way of life for many families here in the ...

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