Latest Cristiano Ronaldo News

PSG, Man City shine in Champions League; big names struggle

Sep. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City succeeded where storied rivals failed in their opening Champions League games. Even with its star forwards absent, PSG eased to a 3-0 win Wednesday over 13-time European champion Real Madrid, which missed the influence of suspended defender Sergio...

Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi finalists for FIFA player award

Sep. 2, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The announcement of the final three in each category —...

Ronaldo says 2018 'probably worst year' of his life

Aug. 21, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him was an attack on his honor and led to one of the worst years of his life. Ronaldo was accused of raping a woman in Las Vegas more than 10 years ago but won't face criminal charges after it was determined the investigation failed...

Ronaldo lawyers want lawsuit to go to private arbitration

Aug. 14, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers want to push a Nevada woman's lawsuit accusing the soccer star of raping her in 2009 out of a U.S. court and into closed-door arbitration. Court documents filed in Las Vegas asked a U.S. judge to declare that a 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000...

Saudi rights no concern for Anthony Joshua's fight promoter

Aug. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Putting profits ahead of politics, the promoter of heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua is dismissing concerns over the decision to contest a championship fight in Saudi Arabia. The human rights organization Amnesty International contends Joshua will be part of "sportswashing" — the Saudi...

Ronaldo lawyers file documents after Vegas rape case ruling

Aug. 7, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers have filed court documents following a judge's decision not to dismiss or keep completely secret a lawsuit by a Nevada woman who accuses the Portuguese soccer star of raping her in 2009. Partially blacked-out pleadings submitted Tuesday in U.S. District Court...

Ronaldo loses bid to dismiss or fully seal Vegas rape case

Aug. 3, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has lost a bid for dismissal or complete secrecy in a federal lawsuit by a Nevada woman who accuses him of raping her at a Las Vegas resort in 2009. Attorney Larissa Drohobyczer, representing Ronaldo's accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, said Friday she was satisfied...

Cristiano Ronaldo won't face rape charge in Las Vegas

Jul. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday. A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga's claim could be proven at...