Judge slaps $335K penalty on Ronaldo accuser's Vegas lawyer
A U.S. judge has slapped a Las Vegas lawyer with a $335,000 penalty for pressing a bid to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than a hush money settlement he paid to a Nevada woman who claimed Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.
Ronaldo set to face PSG, Messi in first game in Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game in Saudi Arabia is set to be against Paris Saint-Germain and a possible reunion with his career-long rival Lionel Messi. PSG said Monday it will play a Jan. 19 friendly in Riyadh against a composite team of players from Ronaldo’s new club Al Nassr and Al Hilal, the current Asian Champions League title holder. Ronaldo should have to wait until Jan. 22 to make his formal debut for Al-Nassr in a league game against Al Ettifaq.news.yahoo.com
Cristiano Ronaldo experiences surreal start in Saudi Arabia
The palm trees lining the desert roads leading out of Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport were wet with rain drops when Cristiano Ronaldo arrived this week in Saudi Arabia’s capital city. The surprising weather greeted the soccer great’s shocking move to the Middle East, where the gray skies in Riyadh were more akin to the often overcast conditions of Manchester — his previous home. It’s a surreal start for Ronaldo as he takes the next step of his storied career in a league few know much about.news.yahoo.com
Ronaldo arrives in Saudi, says he's come to South Africa
Cristiano Ronaldo has just completed a move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr, but made a slip up during his official presentation in Riyadh on Tuesday when mistakenly saying he had “come to South Africa.” Perhaps the Portugal great was disorientated by the whirlwind nature of his arrival at his new club, which saw him fly out to Saudi on Monday night, before undergoing a medical the next morning and then being greeted by thousands of cheering fans at Al Nassr’s Mrsool Park stadium. “For me it is not the end of my career to come to South Africa,” Ronaldo said at a news conference before stepping out on the field at the 25,000 capacity stadium.news.yahoo.com
Ronaldo Saudi move to signal likely end of elite club career
Less than two weeks after his great rival Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr and likely signalled the end of his career in elite club soccer. In agreeing a contract until 2025, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has ended speculation about his future after having his contract terminated by Manchester United last month. “I am fortunate that I have won everything I set out to win in European football and feel now that this is the right moment to share my experience in Asia,” Ronaldo said.news.yahoo.com
Ronaldo says his dream of winning World Cup has 'ended'
Cristiano Ronaldo said in a cryptic social media post that his dream of winning the World Cup with Portugal has ended, while stopping short of announcing his retirement from international duty. The 37-year-old Ronaldo left the field in tears after Portugal lost 1-0 to Morocco in the quarterfinals on Saturday. In his first comments after the elimination, Ronaldo said Sunday that it was “time to take stock” without saying explicitly if he wants to carry on being available for Portugal after 19 years in the national team.news.yahoo.com
Ronaldo benched against Morocco in World Cup quarterfinals
Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped from Portugal's starting lineup for the second straight match at the World Cup. Gonçalo Ramos, who scored a hat trick on Tuesday in Portugal's 6-1 win over Switzerland on his first start for Portugal, was again selected ahead of Ronaldo.news.yahoo.com
Ronaldo a solitary figure after being benched at World Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo was a solitary figure as he walked off the field following a World Cup match in which he was not the center of attention. Ronaldo's 21-year-old replacement scored a hat trick in the win — a performance sure to raise questions over Ronaldo's future with his national team. Ronaldo congratulated Gonçalo Ramos at midfield at the end of the game, then walked toward the Portugal section of fans and briefly clapped in their direction.news.yahoo.com