• Cristiano Ronaldo Jun 18

    Did Cristiano Ronaldo Lose a Step During Coronavirus Lockdown?

    At 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to regain his famous explosiveness following the three-month break for the coronavirus pandemic. The Juventus striker failed to make an impact in his first two matches back, making his run of 19 goals in 14 consecutive matches before the break seem like a distant memory. “Right now his (physical condition) numbers are not bad,…

  • Los Angeles Lakers May 25

    Video: Lakers' LeBron James Narrates Nike Commercial About Coming Back From COVID-19 Pandemic

    LeBron James is a multi-talented force of nature. On the basketball court, he is arguably one of the greatest players ever to play the game. Off the court, he’s a philanthropist, building the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio for at-risk children to get an education. In addition to his other charity ventures, James is a...

  • Cristiano Ronaldo May 19

    Cristiano Ronaldo Reports to Juventus for Tests After 10-Week Absence

    Cristiano Ronaldo reported to Juventus’ training center for medical tests on Tuesday after a 10-week absence. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner observed a two-week isolation period at his home in Turin after spending the lockdown period in his native Portugal. He has not been alongside his teammates since helping the Serie A leaders beat Inter Milan 2-0 on March 8,…

  • soccer Dec 3, 2019

    Rapinoe, Messi Win Ballon d'Or Awards

    After becoming the first six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi said he’s far from finished. “I hope to continue for a long time,” Messi said on Monday in Paris from behind a row of the trophies which honor the world’s best soccer player. “I realize that I am very lucky, even if, one day, retirement will come....

  • attorney Nov 8, 2019

    US Court Grants Ronaldo's Bid to Block Accuser in Rape Case

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers won a courtroom bid Thursday to block a Nevada woman accusing the soccer superstar of raping her in Las Vegas in 2009 from digging into the validity of their 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush-money payment. U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts told Kathryn Mayorga’s attorney that it will be up to a higher-level judge to decide if...

  • The Associated Press Aug 3, 2019

    Ronaldo Loses Bid to Dismiss or Fully Seal Vegas Rape Case

    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 with U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey’s ruling in Las Vegas. Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter...

  • attorney Jul 23, 2019

    Prosecutor: Cristiano Ronaldo Won't Face Vegas Rape Charge

    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 trial beyond a reasonable doubt, Clark County District...

  • attorney Jun 6, 2019

    Ronaldo Rape Lawsuit in Vegas Moved From Nevada to US Court

    A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday. “We basically just switched venues, but the claims remain,” said attorney Larissa Drohobyczer, who represents former model and schoolteacher Kathryn Mayorga and sought...

  • NBA Mar 21, 2019

    Mike Trout Agrees to Historic 12-Year Contract With Angels

    Mike Trout has agreed to terms on a 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced on Wednesday evening.

  • NBA Mar 21, 2019

    Mike Trout Agrees to Historic 12-Year Contract With Angels

    Mike Trout has agreed to terms on a 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced on Wednesday evening.

  • Instagram Feb 26, 2019

    Ariana Grande Now the Most Followed Woman on Instagram

    Move over, Selena Gomez, there is a new grande dame of Instagram. Ariana Grande, who already sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts for her song “7 Rings,” has landed another crown: the most-followed woman on the platform. Grande recently surpassed Gomez, who held the title for about three years. The “Thank U, Next” singer has 146.3 million Instagram followers,...

  • New York Feb 22, 2019

    Step 1: Paris Wants to Debut Breakdance at 2024 Olympics

    Getting hip to breakdancing’s appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games.

  • Spain Jan 22, 2019

    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, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, was in court for about 45 minutes and signed an agreement which will cost him nearly 19 million euros ($21.6 million) in fines. Ronaldo arrived at court in a black van and...

  • Las Vegas Jan 11, 2019

    Juventus Coach says Ronaldo ‘Calm' as Rape Case Goes Forward

    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.

  • Las Vegas Jan 11, 2019

    Las Vegas Police Seeking Soccer Star's DNA in Rape Case

    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...

  • Barcelona Dec 14, 2018

    Spanish Prosecutors File Tax Evasion Charges Against Shakira

    Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The Colombian singer denied the charges. The charges published Friday allege that Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain...

  • attorney Oct 22, 2018

    Ronaldo Defends Himself Against Rape Accusation

    Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case.

  • Coach Oct 7, 2018

    Amid Rape Case, Ronaldo Asks for Space to Celebrate Goal

    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 air with an emphatic double fist pump, as he’s...

  • Coach Oct 5, 2018

    Ronaldo Ready to Play for Juventus Amid Rape Allegation

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be available to play for his Italian soccer team on Saturday. Ronaldo, who is facing a rape allegation in the United States, could play when Juventus faces Udinese in the Italian league, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri.

  • Coach Oct 4, 2018

    Cristiano Ronaldo Left Off Portugal Squad for Upcoming Matches

    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.

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