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UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:35 a.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe nominated for FIFA awards

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women’s award.


Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way, but Juventus still falls short

Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to make the difference. He was supposed to end the long wait for another Champions League title. He was supposed to do it all for Juevntus. …


Post-Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid facing tough reality check

Reality has finally caught up with Real Madrid in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era. The club played it cool when the Portugal forward left by not making any major signings to …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and received a two-year suspended sentence. The Juventus forward was in court for about 45 minutes and signed an agreement which will …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward’s tax return. Juventus says it paid $131.5 million for Ronaldo. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Brazil superstar Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA award

Neymar needs Brazil to win the World Cup before he can be voted the world’s best player. That’s according to the world champion who first won FIFA’s top individual award. …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Edinson Cavani scores twice, Uruguay ousts Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal 2-1 at World Cup

Edinson Cavani scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo none. That gave Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal at the World Cup. Ronaldo’s exit came on the same day that Lionel Messi …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo is turning this into his World Cup with a goatee and goals. He has rivaled Lionel Messi for a decade for soccer supremacy, the sport’s version of Ali …


World Cup could end debate on whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is better

No player in modern soccer history has enjoyed a better run than Cristiano Ronaldo has had since the last World Cup.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo goal gives Real Madrid its 3rd Club World Cup title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free-kick to help Real Madrid claim its third Club World Cup title after beating Brazilian team Gremio 1-0. The Ballon d’Or winner fired his right-footed …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d’Or award as best player

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award as the world’s best player of the year for a record-equaling fifth time, moving him level with Barcelona star …


Cristiano Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo goes to Cardiff for the Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus playing his best soccer of the season. Ronaldo says “I feel good, in great form.”


Cristiano Ronaldo peaks at key moment of the season

It had been a quiet season so far, but Cristiano Ronaldo knew things were about to go his way. The Madrid forward shone with five goals in the two Champions …


Cristiano Ronaldo signs long-term deal with Nike

Nike and Cristiano Ronaldo have extended their long-term sponsorship deal. In a video released by the Beaverton, Oregon-based apparel maker, he suggested the deal was “for life,” although terms weren’t …


Portugal stuns host France to win cup despite Ronaldo injury

SAINT-DENIS, France – Portugal overcame the loss of injured captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat France 1-0 in the European Championship final on Sunday, with a goal in extra time from …


Portugal rallies late again to beat Poland on penalties

Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not.


Portugal, Poland, Wales advance in soccer’s European Championship

The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory.


Real Madrid wins Champions League in penalty shootout

Cristiano Ronaldo did it again for Real Madrid, stepping forward to score a penalty and inflicting another devastating loss in a Champions League final on rival Atletico Madrid.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 9:26 p.m.

Tuesday’s sports newsmakers

Hospitalized Former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom was hospitalized after he was found unconscious Tuesday at a Pahrump, Nevada brothel, authorities said.


FIFA names Cristiano Ronaldo soccer’s player of the year

Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Player of the Year award for the second straight year on Monday and third time overall. The Portuguese forward, who led Real Madrid to its …


Ghana sends two home before match

BRASILIA, Brazil – Ghana threw Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng out of its World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons on Thursday, plunging the team into further chaos just hours before …


Portugal’s late goal ties U.S. at World Cup

Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross on the game’s last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie with the United States on Sunday on an exhausting night …


U.S. chases pair of firsts vs. Portugal

With a win over Portugal the U.S. would accomplish a pair of American firsts: reaching the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups and advancing with a game to spare.


World Cup notes: U.S. confident it can stop Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday

Just after he was cut from the U.S. roster last month, Seattle Sounders right back Brad Evans posted this snarky tweet: “You got off easy this time @Cristiano.” The Americans …


Real Madrid wins UEFA Champions League for record tenth time

LISBON, Portugal – Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final Saturday for its record 10th European title, scoring three times in the second period of extra time to beat …


Ronaldo soccer’s best

Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world’s best soccer player again. Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival, …