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'Try something new, come to Italy,' Ronaldo urges Messi

Dec 10, 2018 - 9:17 PM

The Juventus star, though, says he does not miss the Barcelona icon

RIVAL. Cristiano Ronaldo wants Lionel Messi to 'accept the challenge like me'. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP


Modric ends 10-year Ronaldo-Messi reign in 2018 Ballon d'Or

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Luka Modric is crowned after an outstanding year of helping Real Madrid retain its third Champions League title and dragging Croatia to its first ever final of the World Cup

WORLD'S BEST. Luka Modric tops the Ballon d'Or for his fourth major individual award in 2018. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Ronaldo keeps Juve flying high with 'important' win over AC Milan

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The defending seven-time Serie A champions gets back on track after suffering their first defeat of the season

BACK OF THE NET. Cristiano Ronaldo fires a goal to cap off an emphatic win by Juventus. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP


Mbappe: Ronaldo, Messi still best but won't win Ballon d'Or

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Croatia's Luka Modric remains the favorite to cop football's top individual plum, but teen sensation Kylian Mbappe hopes a Frenchman wins it

FOOTBALL'S FUTURE. France's young superstar Kylian Mbappe makes a strong case for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

'I was no longer indispensable' at Real Madrid, says Ronaldo

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:20 PM

The Portuguese superstar left the Spanish club for Juventus since he felt he was 'no longer considered in the same way as I was at the beginning'

FRESH BEGINNING. After a fruitful nine-year stint with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo jumps ship to Juventus. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP


Ronaldo helps Juve sink Manchester Utd as Real Madrid wins

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Juventus comes out too good for Manchester United in the Champions League

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo falls to the ground under pressure from Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young during their Champions League match. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Ronaldo out to heap pressure on old club United

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:51 PM

'To return here to Manchester for me is a huge emotion. When we were drawn together I remembered the history I made here,' says Cristiano Ronaldo

RETURN. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford after scoring the winning goal to edge a contentious Champions League last-16 tie in favor of Real Madrid in 2013. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is an 'example' amid rape allegations

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:49 AM

The Juventus star has been accused of raping American model Kathryn Mayorga in 2009

Amid the turmoil, Ronaldo looks to pick up where he left off

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

It's business as usual for Ronaldo as he braces for next week's trip to his former club Manchester United in the Champions League

FOCUSED. Despite the rape allegations, Cristiano Ronaldo helps Juventus keep its perfect record after 8 games. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Real Madrid sues newspaper over Ronaldo 'rape' saga report

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The football superstar's former club team has filed a lawsuit against a Portuguese newspaper that claims Real Madrid hushed up an alleged rape case

NO KNOWLEDGE. Real Madrid denies forcing Cristiano Ronaldo to pay the victim hush money. File photo from FIFA

Ronaldo insists sex was 'completely consensual'

Oct 11, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Lawyer Peter Christiansen says 'documents that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo... are pure invention'

EMBATTLED. Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegations thathappened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Juve sporting director: 'Ronaldo's not easy to replace'

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:16 PM

Juventus continues to support Cristiano Ronaldo who is currently under investigation for a rape accusation

IRREPLACEABLE. Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici says that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to play for Juventus from the get-go. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP

Modric vs Ronaldo rematch as Ballon d'Or nominees unveiled

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Croatia's Luka Modric looks to solidify his place as the world's best with a first Ballon d'Or award

RAINING STARS. Luka Modric is on his way to bagging his second straight award in 2018. Photo from Twitter (@lukamodric10)

Embattled Ronaldo scores to keep Juventus perfect

Oct 07, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Amid damaging rape accusations, football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo leads Juventus past Udinese

IN CONTROL. Juventus' star forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during their Italian Serie A football match versus Udinese Calcio. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Juventus supports Ronaldo but Nike 'deeply concerned' by rape allegations

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Ronaldo's club team says the rape accusations 'do not change their opinion' of the football superstar

EMBATTLED. Ronaldo denies accusations that he raped a former model in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009.  Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo denies hotel sex attack, calls rape 'abominable'

Oct 04, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The case has threatened the reputation of the Portuguese football superstar

FIRM DENIAL. Cristiano Ronaldo says his conscience is clear. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

'Fake News': Ronaldo denies rape claim

Oct 02, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The police reopen an investigation into a former model's rape accusation that the football star attacked her in 2009

DENIAL. Cristiano Ronaldo denies the rape accusations made against him by former model Kathryn Mayorga. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Former model accuses Ronaldo of rape, football star calls it 'fake news'

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:57 AM

Kathryn Mayorga alleges in a lawsuit that she was pressured to sign a nondisclosure agreement to keep the alleged rape secret

TOUGH ACCUSATIONS. Football star Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly anally raped Kathryn Mayorga after she refused to perform oral sex. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP


Ronaldo gets one-game Champions League ban

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:42 PM

The Juventus superstar will get to see action against his former club Manchester United

SIDELINED. Cristiano Ronaldo will serve his one-game suspension when Juventus plays Young Boys at home next week. Photo by Isabella Bonotto

Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:32 AM

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner loses to former teammate Luka Modric for the award this time

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano FOCUSED. Ronaldo celebrates after he scored his first goal since he joined Juventus during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Sassuolo on September 16, 2018 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world's best

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:43 AM

For the first time in 12 years, Messi is not even nominated among the 3 finalists for the FIFA Player of the Year award

RIVALRY. Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Lionel Messi's (middle) decade-long battle at the top is threatened by Luka Modric. File photos by Philippe Marcou/AFP (Ronaldo), Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP (Messi) and Johannes Eisele/AFP (Modric)


UEFA to review Ronaldo red card next week

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo will find out on September 27 whether his one-match ban is extended

DISBELIEF. Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo (left) reacts next to teammate Federico Bernardeschi after receiving a red card during their UEFA Champions Leagua match against Valencia. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Tearful Ronaldo sent off on Champions League debut for Juventus

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:53 AM

A controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo overshadows Juventus' victory over Valencia

CONTROVERSIAL. Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the UEFA Champions League match between Juventus and Valencia. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

No Messi in shortlist for FIFA best player award

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Argentine star has been omitted from the top 3 for the first time since 2006

SNUBBED. Lionel Messi dominated the award with rival Cristiano Ronaldo over the past decade. File photo Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP


Ronaldo 'furious' as Modric bags UEFA player of year

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Real Madrid and Croatia midfield star Luka Modric cops the top individual honor over football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo sprinkles star dust on Juventus in intimate opener

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Nearly 5,000 fans who went to see the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner are rewarded with a goal

STAR QUALITY. Cristiano Ronaldo displays his firepower for new team Juventus. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP


World Cup stars dominate FIFA best player award shortlist

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:49 AM

French World Cup champions Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane headline the 10-man list

ON TOP. Just weeks after ruling the World Cup, the French players again dominate the list of candidates in the FIFA awards. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

'Different' Ronaldo aims for Champions League success with Juve

Jul 17, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Football is not over yet for the 33-year-old superstar

NEW CHALLENGE. Cristiano Ronaldo faced Juventus in the quarterfinals in the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League, winning on a 4-3 aggregate. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Deep striker: FIFA World Cup 2018 best scorers

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Check out the top 5 contenders for the Golden Boot award

FRONTUNNER. England's Harry Kane leads the top Golden Boot candidates. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Ronaldo to Juventus: Time to open 'new stage'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The football great ends 9-year Real Madrid reign to join Juventus in a deal worth over $100 million

FAREWELL. Cristiano Ronaldo says his stint in Real Madrid is one of the happiest in his life. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Juventus makes bid for Real's Ronaldo

Jul 05, 2018 - 9:12 AM

The Italian champion squad hopes to lure football superstar Ronaldo with a whopping offer

LEADER. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the Real Madrid all-time goal record of 450. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup KO

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Portuguese superstar makes his World Cup exit following a 2-1 loss to Uruguay in the last 16

MUM. Cristiano Ronaldo says it is not the time to talk about his future after Portugal's last 16 exit in the World Cup. File photo from Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP


Uruguay shatters Ronaldo, Portugal’s World Cup hopes

Jul 01, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Brilliant Cavani fires Uruguay into last 8 as Ronaldo dream ends

MATCH HERO. Uruguay's forward Edinson Cavani (left) says it's a 'special day' after scoring a brace to power Uruguay. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Prediksi Uruguay vs Portugal: Adu tajam Suarez vs Ronaldo

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Pelatih Uruguay sudah menyiapkan strategi untuk mematikan pergerakan Ronaldo

Foto dari FIFA.com

Messi, Ronaldo gear up for World Cup knockout phase

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:54 AM

The football rivals are just a win away from setting a blockbuster quarterfinal clash

STAR POWER. Arentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves on the same side of a tough last 16 bracket. Photos by Lluis Gene/AFP

Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal boots out Morocco

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The football superstar scores in the 4th minute as Portugal tears apart Morocco's early game plan

FLYING HIGH. Cristiano Ronaldo leads all scorers in the 2018 World Cup as the Portugal star nets his 4th goal of the tournament. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP

Ronaldo seeks encore against 'battle-hardened' Morocco

Jun 19, 2018 - 4:45 PM

It will be just the second meeting between the two countries, after Morocco beat Portugal 3-1 in the group stage in 1986

MOMENTUM. Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to continue his scoring momentum to reach the round of 16. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

World Cup duel: Ronaldo 1 - Messi 0

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Ronaldo revels after dramatic hat-trick as Messi misses in the first round of the global football showcase

ETERNAL RIVALS. Who’s better? The never-ending debate pitting superstars Lionel Messi of Argentina (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal continues. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Ronaldo hat-trick steals show as Portugal and Spain draw classic

Jun 16, 2018 - 7:07 AM

After only 3 goals in the last 3 World Cups, Cristiano Ronaldo doubles his tournament tally in one night

INCREDIBLE. Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his hat-trick during the 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Duel terakhir di pentas tertinggi

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Piala dunia 2018 menghadirkan peluang duel terakhir antara Cristiano Ronaldo dan Lionel Messi

DUEL. Piala Dunia 208 menghadirkan peluang lahirnya duel terakhir antara Messi dan Ronaldo di pentas tertinggi. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler Indonesia

Mayweather heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:54 PM

No female athlete lands on the list for the first time as Serena Williams, who was the only woman featured last year, took a break from the sport due to the birth of her daughter

THE MONEY TEAM. Boxer Floyd Mayweather (left) reclaims the title of richest athlete in a list that also includes sports superstars (from left) LeBron James, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer. Photos by AFP

Menanti keajaiban sang penerus 'El Comandante'

Jun 04, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Di Piala Dunia, Cristiano Ronaldo bakal bermain berdampingan dengan Goncalo Guedes, pemain muda Portugal yang digadang-gadang menggantikan perannya di timnas

KECEPATAN. Kecepatan menjadi salah satu senjata pamungkas Guedes saat bermain di Valencia. Foto instagram @goncalo_guedes15

Messi scores in EU court battle to trademark name

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:27 PM

The ruling comes just as the Argentine star moves past Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest earner in world football

WINNER. Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi wins a 7-year legal fight. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Unstoppable Ronaldo to be sole survivor of Real's 'BBC' era

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are starting to experience dips in their careers, as Ronaldo peaks

UNTOUCHABLE TRIO. (from left to right) The trio of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were once a fixture in the starting XI of Real Madrid. Photos by AFP (Bale), Javier Soriano/AFP (Ronaldo), Christophe Simon/AFP

'Referee has garbage bag instead of heart', rages Buffon

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Buffon, who has racked up 125 Champions League appearances but never won the competition, could not contain his frustration as Ronaldo's goal made the aggregate score 4-3

NOT HAPPILY EVER AFTER. Juventus' Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was ejected out of the game in what might be his last Champions League game after 125 caps. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid after sensational Juventus comeback

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Ronaldo's penalty kick during injury time edges Juventus on the aggregate to advance to the Champions League semis

SPAIN'S SAVIOR. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo smiles during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Record-breaker Ronaldo lauded after 'most beautiful goal' buries Juve

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Everybody will now remember Ronaldo's second goal of the game

ONE OF THE GREATS. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Juventus and Real Madrid. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo's last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Mohammed Salah had a 1-0 lead until Ronaldo bested him during stoppage time

LAST GASP. Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal during the international friendly football match between Portugal and Egypt at Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on March 23, 2018. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

No shame in losing to Real Madrid, says embattled PSG coach

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not,' says Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery

GOAL. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid on March 6, 2018, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Photo by  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT