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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

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

Usain Bolt 'offered cut-price deal' in Australia - media

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The world's sprint king is trying to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional footballer following a decorated career in athletics

NEW CAREER. Usain Bolts' manager says the eight-time Olympian has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP


Messi to miss 3 weeks after fracturing right arm

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:54 AM

The Barca superstar will be out in next weekend's Clasico against Real Madrid

MAJOR BLOW. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi falls to the ground in pain following a tussle with Sevilla's Franco Vazquez. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP)

Mourinho plays down touchline melee after 'awful' Chelsea draw

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to be restrained after a late equalizer salvaged Chelsea's unbeaten record

DRAW. Chelsea midfielder Willian (center) vies for the ball with Manchester United's Luke Shaw (left) and Paul Pogba during the English Premier League football match that ended in a thrilling draw. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Real Madrid suffers worst goal drought in 3 decades

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:59 PM

Pressure mounts on coach Julen Lopetegui as Madrid gets drubbed by Levante

Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (L) vies with Levante's Ivorian midfielder Cheick Doukoure during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 20, 2018. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

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

Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The eight-time Olympic champion hopes to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer in Australia

STILL TRAINING. Usain Bolt will continue with his ‘indefinite training period’ with the Australian club Central Coast Mariners. Photo by Peter Park/AFP

Griezmann double plunges Germany's Loew into deeper trouble

Oct 17, 2018 - 9:26 AM

France comes from behind to beat Germany in a UEFA Nations League result that casts further doubt on Joachim Loew's future

POWERHOUSE. Antoine Griezmann (left) celebrates with his teammates after scoring France's second goal during their UEFA Nations League football match against Germany. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Sterling shines as England blows Spain away

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:50 AM

England wins an away game against Spain for the first time since 1987

SHATTERING RECORDS. England's forward Raheem Sterling (R) celebrates after scoring his first goal for England in 1,012 days. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP.

Deschamps: Mbappe is no bighead

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:25 AM

French football star Kylian Mbappe continues to flash his stellar form

BREAKTHROUGH. Kylian Mbappe's breakthrough stint in Russia earns him a place as one of the 2018 World Cup stars. Photo from FIFA.com

Romero: Argentina has to beat Brazil even without Messi

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Lionel Messi is believed to have asked for some time off from international duty ahead of next year's Copa America in Brazil

MISSING. Lionel Messi has missed three international friendlies since Argentina was booted out of the 2018 World Cup. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Barcelona player could face more than 12 years jail for brawl

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:42 AM

Arda Turan was charged by Turkish prosecutors with sexual harassment, unlicensed possession of weapons and causing intentional injury

CAREER IN PERIL. Arda Turan has been considered as Turkey's top footballer. Photo from Turan's Instagram account (@ardaturan)


Azkals: Reflections on another international window

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:58 PM

The Philippines draws Oman a week after impressing in Bangladesh

DEADLOCK. The Philippine Azkals eke out a draw against world No. 85 Oman. Photo from PFF's official website (pff.org.ph)


Netherlands hammer Germany to increase pressure on Loew

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:38 AM

Still reeling from a woeful World Cup showing, Germany absorbs a shutout shocker that puts coach Joachim Loew under increasing pressure to resign

STUNNER. Netherlands midfielder Marten de Roon (left) and Germany forward Julian Brandt contest the ball in the Nations League upset that saw the Dutch beat the Germans for the first time in 16 years. Photo by John Thys/AFP

Nuts and Bolt! Sprint legend grabs double after painful kick

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Usain Bolt recovers from a kick in the groin by scoring 2 goals in a preseason football game for Australia's Central Coast Mariners

CROSSOVER. Usain Bolt, playing for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners, jumps while controlling the ball in his first competitive start for the club against Macarthur South West United in Sydney. Photo by Peter Parks/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

Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The football superstar's incredible career highlights the new Cirque du Soleil show next year

SHOWTIME. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi gets to share his story with the famed circus troupe. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP)

Azkals face unfamiliar Oman in international friendly

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Philippine men's football team will clash with the 85th-ranked Oman for the first time in 17 years

TOUGH ROAD. The Philippine Azkals are the underdogs this time against ranked 85th Oman. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

Azkals fall to Tajikistan, bow out of 2018 Bangabandhu Cup

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The Philippine Azkals pick up their first loss and are booted out of the semifinals

THE END. The Philippine Azkals lose to Tajikistan which ended their 2018 Bangabandhu Cup campaign. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation.

Four-star Kylian Mbappe helps PSG break 82-year-old record

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The young French star scores a hat-trick within 8 minutes as Paris Saint-Germain bags its ninth straight win in Ligue 1

HISTORIC. Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain now have the longest winning streak in Ligue 1 history. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


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

'It's a manhunt': Mourinho slams critics after United escapes

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Jose Mourinho's future as Manchester United manager remains the subject of intense speculation

FIGHTBACK. Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka saves a chance from Manchester United striker Anthony Martial (right) during their Premier League match where United completed a comeback win. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Mourinho facing end of Manchester United reign

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:59 AM

A British report says manager Jose Mourinho would be sacked this weekend regardless of the results of Manchester United's game

EMBATTLED. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (right) has reportedly lost the confidence of the board after the team suffered its worst start in 29 years. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Azkals defeat Bangladesh to top Group B

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:42 PM

Goalkeeper Louie Casas makes two crucial saves as Kenshiro Daniels scores to lift the Philippine men's football team

Hikaru "Pika" Minegishi. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Jarvey Gayoso impresses in Azkals debut

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:24 AM

The Ateneo ace scores his first senior international goal in the 2018 Bangabandhu Cup opener against Laos

STUNNING DEBUT. Jarvey Gayoso (left) nets in a goal that helped the Philippine Azkals take a 3-1 win over Laos. Photo from Azkals PH Facebook

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


Russia captain Igor Akinfeev calls time on his international career

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The 32-year-old says he will be focusing instead on his club duties with CSKA Moscow

RETIREMENT. Igor Akinfeev hangs his spurs from the international stage. Photo courtesy of Alizada Studios/Shutterstock.com


Australia captain Mile Jedinak retires from international football

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The 34-year-old has 79 caps for the Socceroos and scored 20 international goals between 2008 and 2018

FAREWELL. Mile Jedinak bids goodbye from international football play. Photo from Shutterstock


Young aces strengthen Azkals' arsenal for Asian Cup

Sep 28, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Expect new faces to join the Philippine Azkals as Asian Cup preparations go full throttle

NEW-LOOK. The Philippine Azkals will be composed of a mix of veteran players and new faces. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

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

Davao Aguilas seal partnership with Japanese club Shonan Bellmare

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

The J-League team will offer assistance in coaching and player development for the PFL side

PARTNERSHIP. (From left to right) Davao Aguilas COO Francis Go, Shonan Bellmare Technical Director Kiyoshi Sekiguchi, Shonan Bellmare President Director Naohito Mizutani and Davao Aguilas Chairman Jefferson Cheng pose for a photo to signify the partnership between the two clubs. Photo by Bob Guerrero


Ronaldo off the mark as Juventus remains unbeaten

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:19 AM

The 5-time Ballon d'Or winner scores his first competitive goals for Juventus

TEAMWORK. Cristiano Ronaldo thanks his teammates for helping him adapt to Italian football. AFP Miguel Medina/AFP


Visayas football event comes to Batangas

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:07 AM

On its 20th season, the Aboitiz Cup football tournament in the Visayas branches out to Luzon

GAME ON. Aboitiz Cup organizers (from left) RSA 1 CEO Rely San Agustin, Dudes Aboitiz of Aboitiz Land, Joey Zamora of The Outlets at Lipa, and Mischelle Sta. Ana, the CSR head of Abiotiz Land unveil the new football event in Batangas.

France keeper Lloris to face court over drink-driving charge

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:33 AM

The maximum punishment for drink-driving in Britain is a 6-month jail term, although fines and temporary driving bans are more common

CAUGHT. Les Bleus' World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has since apologized for the incident. File photo by Gabriel Bouys


IN NUMBERS: Etheridge leads Premier League penalty saves

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Neil Etheridge is on course to making the most penalty saves in the 2018-2019 English Premier League season

MEMORABLE. Neil Etheridge makes his first English Premier League penalty save against Bournemouth. Photo from Twitter (@Neil38Etheridge)

No fear for Visayas' football girls

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Both Reyanna Traya and Jodi Banzon aren't worried of getting bruises and scars or even getting hit by flying footballs

GIRL POWER. Reyanna Traya (left) and Jodi Banzon want other girls to get into women's football in the Philippines. Photos by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Barca coach thinks Etheridge can spark PH football fever

Sep 09, 2018 - 2:42 PM

FC Barcelona youth coach Jordi Aguilar wants football to be the number one sport in the Philippines

CATALYST. Neil Etheridge's debut in the Premier League has the potential to make football popular in the Philippines. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Homegrown junior booters eye Europe berth

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:41 PM

After their training camp in Barcelona, Cebuanos Josh Garces and Ethan Roxas want to compete in Europe when they grow up

BIG DREAMERS. Josh Garces (left) and Ethan Roxas return home from Barcelona with dreams of playing football in Europe. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Philippine Azkals absorb painful draw to Bahrain

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:26 AM

The Philippine men's football team starts its buildup under new coach Scott Cooper

The Philippine Azkals start their preparations with a friendly against the Bahrain national team. File photo from the Philippine Football Federation

Milo-FC Barcelona vows no repeat of visa problem

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Two junior booters failed to join the Barcelona training stint last year due to visa issues

COMMITMENT. Milo Philippines and FC Barcelona will make sure that all winners will be able to join the training camp in Spain. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Scott Cooper's long and winding road to the Azkals

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The new national team coach takes a circuitous route to the Philippines

NEW CHALLENGE. Scott Cooper is challenged to lead the Philippine Azkals. Photo by by Bob Guerrero

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

Videogamer shoots 2 dead, kills self at 'Madden NFL 19' tournament

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:25 AM

The suspect of the shooting has been identified as 24-year-old David Katz from Baltimore, Maryland

US SHOOTING. Jacksonville Sheriff's officers investigate the shooting at Jacksonville Landing on August 26, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. A shooting rampage during a Madden 19 video game tournament at the site claimed four lives, with several others wounded, according to published reports. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/AFP


Neil Etheridge emerges as Cardiff game hero

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:42 PM

The Filipino-British goalkeeper saves a last-gasp penalty as Cardiff salvages a scoreless draw against Newcastle

MAN OF THE MATCH. Neil Etheridge and the Bluebirds earn their first Premier League point. Photo from @premierleague

Usain Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Australian football club Central Coast Mariners has given the Olympic track superstar a chance to prove his worth

NEW CHALLENGE. After a stellar track career, Usain Bolt hopes to make a mark in professional football. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP