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Madrid sues newspaper that said it forced Ronaldo to settle

Oct. 11, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid says it has taken legal action against a Portuguese newspaper that reported the Spanish club forced Cristiano Ronaldo to settle with the woman who accused him of rape. Madrid says the information published by the Correio da Manha newspaper is "categorically false" and was printed...

Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

Oct. 10, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

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 for the...

Madrid loses at Alaves on last-gasp goal, winless in 4 games

Oct. 6, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid is enduring its worst scoring drought in more than three decades. Alaves scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to hand Madrid a 1-0 loss in the Spanish league on Saturday and leave the European champions without a goal in four matches in all competitions. The last...

Amid rape case, Ronaldo asks for space to celebrate goal

Oct. 6, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

UDINE, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo asked his Juventus teammates to leave him alone. For all that he's embroiled in — accused of rape nine years ago — the soccer superstar wanted some space so he could celebrate his goal on Saturday all by himself in front of a TV camera. He leaped into the...

Barcelona surpasses $1 billion in revenue

Oct. 2, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — According to Spanish soccer club Barcelona, it has become the first sports team in the world to surpass the $1 billion mark in revenue. The Spanish club, which presented its annual accounts on Tuesday, said it earned $1.05 billion (914 million euros) for the 2017-18 season....

Soccer star Ronaldo sued, accused of rape by Nevada woman

Oct. 1, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of "fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000. The suit says the woman asked police last month to...

Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duopoly

Sep. 24, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Football's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition of a...

Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

Sep. 23, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league's scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States. Perez says Sunday that "We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or the...

Real Madrid leads La Liga thanks to goal on video review

Sep. 22, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — It took some help from video review to put Real Madrid on top in the Spanish league. Marco Asensio's first-half winner to beat Espanyol 1-0 on Saturday was initially waived off for offside but eventually stood after assistance from the VAR, which is making its La Liga debut this season. "In...

No Ronaldo? No problem for Madrid, Juventus in Champs League

Sep. 19, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Real Madrid managed to win easily in the Champions League without Cristiano Ronaldo. So did Juventus, after its superstar signing was tearfully sent off within 30 minutes. Three-time defending champion Madrid eased to a 3-0 win over Roma on Wednesday, with Francisco "Isco" Alarcon scoring...