Cristiano Ronaldo fined $22K by UEFA for obscene gesture
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,750) by UEFA for making a provocative gesture after Juventus beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Ronaldo charged by UEFA for gesture mocking Simeone
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged Cristiano Ronaldo for a provocative gesture mocking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone after Juventus eliminated the Spanish club from the Champions...
Ronaldo returns to Portugal for European qualifiers
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — 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' team Friday for...
Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights.
Ronaldo paying Juventus back with goals galore
TURIN, Italy (AP) — If you can't beat him, buy him.
The $131 million that Juventus spent to lure Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid is already paying off on the field and off...
Ronaldo nets hat trick to send Juventus into CL quarters
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo made a mockery of Atletico Madrid's vaunted defense, and then mocked its coach as well.
Ronaldo scored a hat trick against the normally resilient...
New challenges ahead of Zidane in return to Real Madrid
MADRID (AP) — The Real Madrid team that Zinedine Zidane is taking over looks nothing like the one he left behind less than a year ago.
Madrid had just won a third straight Champions League...
MILAN (AP) — After a relatively quiet couple of years, Juventus forward Moise Kean could make a surprise appearance against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League round of...
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan ensured it will go into next weekend's derby match ahead of Inter Milan after beating Chievo Verona 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Despite resting Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of its crucial Champions League match, Juventus romped to a 4-1 victory over Udinese on Friday with teenager Moise Kean scoring...
Champions League history a warning for Real Madrid
GENEVA (AP) — When a period of Champions League success ends, it's not always so easy to get back to the top.
Real Madrid's embarrassing 4-1 loss to Ajax on home turf on Tuesday sent the...
Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid facing tough reality check
MADRID (AP) — Trying to hold back tears, Dani Carvajal used a dirty word to describe Real Madrid's dreadful season.
MADRID (AP) — Kings of Europe no more. Real Madrid's Champions League reign is over.
More than 1,000 days since winning the first of three consecutive European titles, Real Madrid...
MADRID (AP) — With Real Madrid faltering in attack, Luka Modric is feeling the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Modric, who replaced Ronaldo as the winner of the world's best player award, said...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two demoralizing defeats to Barcelona have left Real Madrid with just one chance to salvage its season by winning a record-extending fourth consecutive Champions League...
Two red cards and a late penalty miss contributed to a dramatic match at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday as Juventus beat second-place Napoli 2-1 to continue its seemingly unstoppable march toward...
Dybala lifts sagging Juventus to 1-0 win at Bologna
ROME (AP) — Paulo Dybala came off the bench to lift a sagging Juventus to a 1-0 win at Bologna on Sunday and help the seven-time Serie A champion rebound from a deflating loss in the Champions...
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Piatek scores again as AC Milan beats Empoli 3-0 in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — When it comes to scoring in Serie A, only Cristiano Ronaldo is more prolific than Krzysztof Piatek.
But only just.
Netting in AC Milan's 3-0 win over relegation-threatened...
Ronaldo’s opponents triumphant in his return to Madrid
MILAN (AP) — In Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Madrid, it was his opponents that turned out to be triumphant.
Juventus not only lost on the field against Atletico Madrid, but the club also...
Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid's vaunted center-back pairing finally got the better of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday, even providing the goals after holding their long-time rival scoreless for...
Allegri says Dybala will start against Atletico; Khedira out
MADRID (AP) — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Paulo Dybala will start Wednesday's match against Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League, but Sami Khedira has been ruled...
To take on Ronaldo, Atletico could unleash attacking trio
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid could unleash an attacking trio in an effort to finally outdo Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone will be able to call on Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata when his team hosts Juventus in the first leg of the last 16 on Wednesday, in what will be Ronaldo's first match in Madrid since leaving Real Madrid last year.
Joint celebration shows growing Ronaldo, Dybala rapport
MILAN (AP) — The flourishing partnership between Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala has led to a joint celebration.
Dybala scored his first league goal since Nov. 3 in Juventus' 3-0 Serie A win over Frosinone last Friday and celebrated by merging Ronaldo's distinctive celebration — of jumping and turning in the air while letting out a yell — with his own mask gesture.
Ronaldo had combined their celebrations after scoring in the previous match.
Piatek scores 2 as Milan beats Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Krzysztof Piatek looks to be firing AC Milan back into the Champions League.
The Poland international scored twice as Milan came from behind to beat Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A on Saturday. Piatek has four goals from three league starts since joining Milan from Genoa in January for a reported 35 million euros ($40 million). He also scored two in the Italian Cup for the Rossoneri.
Juventus beats Frosinone 3-0 to go 14 points clear
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus warmed up for the Champions League round of 16 in the best possible way on Friday, easing to a 3-0 win over Frosinone to move 14 points clear at the top of Serie A.
The result was decided early after goals from Paulo Dybala and Leonardo Bonucci in the first 16 minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo then added his league-best 19th goal as Juventus continued its seemingly unstoppable march to a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title.
Ronaldo helps Juventus win but almost knocks teammate out
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a role in all three Juventus goals on Sunday, but he also almost knocked out a teammate.
The incident occurred an hour into Juve's 3-0 win at Sassuolo as Ronaldo kicked the ball straight into the face of teammate Sami Khedira, who instantly fell to the ground.
Ronaldo had earlier helped Khedira score the opening goal, so the German World Cup winner was able to see the funny side.
Juventus beats Sassuolo 3-0 to go 11 points clear in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Juventus is starting to entertain.
Often winning by a solitary goal in the first half of the season, Juventus has now scored three goals in two straight matches.
However, there was little sign of the defensive frailties that cost it dearly in last week's 3-3 draw against Parma as the Bianconeri cruised to a 3-0 win at Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday.
Italy call-up but no record for Quagliarella
MILAN (AP) — There was to be no record for veteran forward Fabio Quagliarella at the weekend but plenty of plaudits and an Italy call-up to boot.
Having matched Gabriel Batistuta's 1994 feat of finding the net in 11 consecutive Serie A appearances, Quagliarella was looking to set a new record when his Sampdoria side faced his hometown club and former team, Napoli — two days after he turned 36.
Juventus draws with Parma, Napoli beats Sampdoria in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Juventus is uncharacteristically leaking goals and coach Massimiliano Allegri is concerned ahead of the Champions League last 16, where they face Atletico Madrid.
For the second time in a week, Juventus conceded three goals as Parma fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 in stoppage time in Turin on Saturday in Serie A.
Modric back to his best for revived Real Madrid
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Luka Modric back to playing like a Ballon d'Or winner, Real Madrid is gaining momentum in time for a run at a fourth straight Champions League title.
Modric was voted the world's top player in December after leading Croatia to the World Cup final and helping Madrid win a third European Cup in a row.
Ronaldo recovers from difficult week in Juve’s comeback win
ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo bounced back from a difficult week by scoring a decisive penalty to help Juventus complete a 2-1 comeback win at Lazio on Sunday.
Juventus was overwhelmed for more than an hour at the Stadio Olimpico but two late goals enabled the Serie A leader to avoid its first loss of the season.
Ronaldo confidently struck his spot kick into the roof of the net three minutes from time — a week after he had a penalty saved during a win over Chievo Verona.
Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court
MADRID (AP) — With a guilty plea and a huge fine, Cristiano Ronaldo finally put an end to his tax ordeal in Spain.
Nearly four years after an investigation was opened, Ronaldo appeared at a court in Madrid on Tuesday to plead guilty to tax fraud and agree to a fine of nearly 19 million euros ($21.6 million).
The Juventus forward, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, spent about 45 minutes in court to sign the agreement. He was also given a two-year suspended sentence.
Ronaldo misses penalty but Juventus beats Chievo 3-0
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved but it mattered little as Juventus beat last-placed Chievo Verona 3-0 to extend its advantage in Serie A on Monday.
Douglas Costa and Emre Can scored first-half goals and Daniele Rugani added the last late as league leader Juventus restored its nine-point advantage over second-placed Napoli, which beat Lazio 2-1 on Sunday.
Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud in Madrid court
MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will make an unwanted trip back to Madrid on Tuesday and is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud.
Ronaldo will be in the Spanish capital on tax charges related to his time at Real Madrid.
The Juventus forward is expected to appear before a judge and receive a suspended two-year sentence as part of a deal struck with Spain's state prosecutor and tax authorities last year. The agreement will cost him nearly 19 million euros ($21.6 million) in fines.
Madrid enduring its worst struggles in more than 2 decades
MADRID (AP) — The first season without Cristiano Ronaldo is proving to be a difficult one for Real Madrid.
The Spanish powerhouse hasn't been this bad in more than two decades.
Not since 1996 had Madrid lost 10 matches at this point of the season. That team, led by Raul Gonzalez, lost 12 times by the end of January. Madrid's team coached by Guus Hiddink three years later also struggled, losing 10 of its first 32 matches in all competitions, exactly like this season.
Juventus beats Milan to win Italian Super Cup in Jeddah
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Amid a background of protests and political outrage, Juventus beat 10-man AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match to win his first trophy with the Italian team.
"I'm very happy, it was what I wanted, I'm very happy to have won my first title with Juventus," Ronaldo said.
Juventus, Milan, Lazio through to Italian Cup quarterfinals
Cristiano Ronaldo was among several regular players who didn't start though defending champion Juventus nevertheless eased into the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup on Saturday.
Juventus, which achieved the league and cup double in the past four seasons, won at Bologna 2-0 and will next face Atalanta or Cagliari.
Juventus coach says Ronaldo ‘calm’ as rape case goes forward
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is "very calm" amid the latest developments in a case of alleged rape involving an American woman, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Friday.
Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of the allegation by Kathryn Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet.
Las Vegas police seeking soccer star’s DNA in rape case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of a Nevada woman's allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet, the soccer star's lawyer and Las Vegas police said Thursday.
Attorney Peter S. Christiansen downplayed the development, denied the rape allegation and called evidence collection common in any investigation.
The Latest: Police seek Italy’s help in Ronaldo rape case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on police Las Vegas seeking a DNA sample from Cristiano Ronaldo in a investigation of a 2009 rape claim (all times Pacific):
Las Vegas police say investigators are asking Italian authorities to obtain a DNA sample from soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in an ongoing rape investigation.
The department issued a statement Thursday confirming "an official request" was sent to Italy. That's where Ronaldo plays for a soccer club in Turin.
India striker overtakes Messi in national team scoring
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — His name is being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, even though it's a name few soccer fans are familiar with.
By scoring two goals in his first match at this year's Asian Cup, India striker Sunil Chhetri displaced Messi as the second-most prolific scorer in national team soccer. He now has scored 67 times for his country, trailing only Ronaldo's 85.
Ronaldo scores twice as VAR helps Juventus to 2-1 win
ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as runaway leader Juventus escaped with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria in Serie A on Saturday with help from the VAR.
Ronaldo's second goal, a penalty, was awarded by the VAR for a questionable handball. Then Sampdoria had a stoppage-time goal chalked off by the Video Assistant Referee.
Ronaldo speaks out on racism after chants aimed at Koulibaly
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has come to the defense of Kalidou Koulibaly after the Napoli defender was the target of racist chants during a match at Inter Milan.
Ronaldo rescues Juve in Atalanta draw, Napoli loses at Inter
Juventus can't afford to give Cristiano Ronaldo a rest.
Massimiliano Allegri was forced to bring on Ronaldo for the final 25 minutes, while Juventus was trailing and down to 10 men. The Portugal superstar leveled but did not have time to completely rescue Juventus as it was held at Atalanta to 2-2 on Wednesday.
Ronaldo may be tiring as Juve go on record march
Cristiano Ronaldo is helping Juventus break records but it could be taking a toll on the Portugal star.
Ronaldo has started all but one of Juve's 23 games this season, having missed only the first Champions League match against Young Boys through suspension following his first-ever red card in the competition.
The 33-year-old forward has scored 12 goals since leaving Real Madrid in the offseason, despite being the subject of a rape allegation in the United States.
Cristiano Ronaldo trial for tax fraud set on Jan. 21
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court says Cristiano Ronaldo will be tried for tax fraud on Jan. 21.
Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty and receive a suspended two-year sentence, in agreement with a deal the Portugal forward struck with Spain's state prosecutor and its tax authorities this year.
The deal includes Ronaldo agreeing to also pay a fine of close to 19 million euros ($22 million) for the reduced sentence.
In Spain, a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders.
Landmark Juve goal brings out contrasting sides of Ronaldo
MILAN (AP) — Juventus reached another landmark this weekend — and it was fitting that Cristiano Ronaldo was the player to do it.
But contrasting sides of the five-time world player of the year were on show in the Turin derby.
Ronaldo converted a 69th-minute penalty in Saturday's 1-0 win at Torino as Juventus became the first club to score 5,000 goals in Serie A.
Ronaldo nets penalty as Juventus wins derby at Torino 1-0
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo rediscovered his scoring touch by converting a penalty to help Juventus beat city rival Torino 1-0 in a Serie A derby on Saturday.
Ronaldo has been playing and scoring regularly this season and showing little sign of being affected — on the field at least — by a rape allegation in the United States.
However, Ronaldo failed to score in his previous two matches, the first time that had happened since September.