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Ronaldo back training at Juventus after two months

May 20, 2020 - 11:30 AM

After spending lockdown in his native Portugal, Ronaldo returns to Italy to join Juventus’ individual training

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Bologna on September 26, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Ronaldo returns to Turin after coronavirus lockdown

May 05, 2020 - 6:03 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo's return sparks hope that the 2019-2020 season can be salvaged

RETURN. Cristiano Ronaldo and his family return to Italy after spending time with his mother who suffered a stroke. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP

'Live' and slightly dangerous, stars on their sofas compete for fans

Apr 27, 2020 - 9:26 PM

Sports stars Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Ronaldo, and Karim Benzema entertain their fans amid the coronavirus pandemic by going live on social media

CONNECT. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have granted their fans access to their lives through Instagram Live. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler (Nadal) and by Tony Ashby/AFP (Federer)

Ronaldo, Portugal squad give amateur clubs financial boost

Apr 13, 2020 - 10:35 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates decide to donate half of their bonus for qualifying for the Euro 2020 finals

LENDING A HAND. Cristiano Ronaldo gives back to the football scene in Portugal. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Ronaldo in quarantine in Portugal but 'symptom-free'

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:38 PM

After a Juventus teammate tested positive for the coronavirus, Cristiano Ronaldo has been in quarantine in his hometown in Portugal

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Bologna on September 26, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Ronaldo marks 1,000th game with record-equaling goal

Feb 23, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo marks his 1,000th professional game by matching a Serie A scoring record

ON TARGET. Cristiano Ronaldo (center) celebrates with his Juventus teammates after scoring the opening goal against SPAL. Photo by Elisabetta Baracchi/EPA-EFE

Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic set for Italian Cup clash

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:09 PM

European football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic banner the Italian Cup semifinal

BLOCKBUSTER CLASH. Cristiano Ronaldo is the first Juventus player to score in 10 successive league games. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

South Korean court orders compensation for Ronaldo no-show

Feb 04, 2020 - 6:39 PM

The Incheon District Court orders the promoter to pay compensation to fans as Ronaldo failed to suit up in a friendly match in Seoul last year

COURT ORDER. Cristiano Ronaldo did not suit up in his friendly match in Seoul in 2019. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Ronaldo continues scoring streak to put Juve top of Serie A

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:47 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo scores for the sixth straight game as Juventus moves 2 points ahead of Inter Milan

TOP DOGS. Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus zoom into the top spot of Serie A. Photo from Twitter/@goal

Ronaldo scores 1st Serie A hat-trick as Ibrahimovic returns to Italy

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo achieves a breakthrough milestone in Serie A with a hat-trick over Cagliari

ON A ROLL. Cristiano Ronaldo lifts Juventus to the top of the table. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo admits he is not '100 percent'

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo had reacted angrily to twice being substituted by Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri, who said the Portuguese star has a 'little knee problem'

HURT. Cristiano Ronaldo says he has "played at a slightly reduced capacity." Photo from Twitter/@juventusfcen

Ronaldo leaves stadium before final whistle after being substituted

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:48 PM

It is the second match in a week that Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, is substituted for Juventus

FRUSTRATED. Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly left the stadium 3 minutes before Juventus' match against AC Milan finished. Photo from Instagram/@juventus

Messi wins FIFA player of the year as Ronaldo skips ceremony

Sep 24, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Lionel Messi edges out Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk for the 2019 FIFA Men's Player of the Year award

WORLD'S BEST. Lionel Messi wins his sixth FIFA Men's Best Player of the Year award.  File photo by Lluis Gene/Rappler

Ronaldo 'embarrassed' by rape allegations

Sep 17, 2019 - 11:17 AM

'I just changed the channel for Cristiano Jr not to see that they speak bad about his father about a very bad case,' says Ronaldo

'EMBARRASSED'. Cristiano Ronaldo wants to shield his family from his rape allegations.  Photo by Filippo Monteforte/ AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Paglamayan natin ang bangkay ng delicadeza

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Let us now officially mourn the demise of delicadeza in government

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tantanan ang kabataan

Aug 26, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Stop these brazen attempts to control the minds of the youth – and control the future

NUP doubles power in House after backing Cayetano for Speaker

Aug 06, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The National Unity Party is now the second biggest bloc in the House of Representatives

MORE POWERFUL. Members of the National Unity Party pose for a picture during their meeting on August 6, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

K-League blasts Juventus 'deception' over Ronaldo no-show

Aug 02, 2019 - 2:16 PM

The Korean football league says it felt 'cheated' after Italian champion Juventus benched superstar Ronaldo in a friendly match

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Bologna on September 26, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Show me the money: Korean football fans to sue over Ronaldo benching

Jul 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Organizers say the contract with Juventus obliged Cristiano Ronaldo to suit up for at least 45 minutes, but he did not play a single second

DISAPPOINTED. Cristiano Ronaldo has been the subject of backlash from Korean fans. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in US

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:53 AM

A district attorney in the state of Nevada says it would not prosecute Cristiano Ronaldo for the alleged rape case

FREE. Cristiano Ronaldo strenuously denies the rape accusations. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Portuguese police interview Cristiano Ronaldo over 'Football Leaks'

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The Juventus striker is one of the main targets of Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto

TARGET. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes a witness to a police case against a Portuguese hacker. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo served with papers in U.S. rape lawsuit

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:18 AM

The football superstar has strongly denied the accusations against him, insisting the encounter was consensual

EMBATTLED. Cristiano Ronaldo is accused of rape by former model Kathryn Mayorga. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo still hungry for more glory with Portugal

Jun 10, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The Juventus superstar helps Portugal seize the inaugural Nations League crown

LOVE FOR NATIONAL TEAM. Cristiano Ronaldo says he still has the same enthusiasm for the national team he had when he was a teenager. File photo from

Ronaldo rape lawsuit dropped

Jun 05, 2019 - 7:09 PM

There's still no report on whether the world football star reached a settlement with American accuser Kathryn Mayorga

MOVING ON. Ronaldo looks to move on from the case where he allegedly assaulted a former model in 2009 in Las Vegas. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

NUP lawmakers to back Cayetano for House speaker

Jun 03, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The National Unity Party's incoming 25 lawmakers in the 18th Congress are expected to vote as a bloc

SPEAKERSHIP BET. Incoming Taguig City-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano is among the candidates for Speaker in the 18th Congress. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ronaldo not enough as Juve extend Italy reign but fall short in Europe

May 27, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Juventus suffer another Champions League failure despite the sensational signing of the Portuguese superstar

DIFFERENT TEAM, DIFFERENT RESULT. Cristiano Ronaldo misses on the chance of winning a fourth straight Champions League crown. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Calbayog mayor's supporters ambushed ahead of May 13 polls

May 12, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Reelectionist Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino condemns the attacks against his political leaders and supporters

AMBUSH. Members of the Police Scene of the Crime Operatives inspect the vehicle of Manuel Sahul and Joseph Ortega, who were ambushed on May 11, 2019. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Lawmakers, House staff honor ‘the wonderful life’ of Prospero Nograles

May 07, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The closest friends and colleagues of the country's first Mindanaoan speaker remember his closeness to the House staff and his love for the song, 'What a Wonderful World'

TRIBUTE. The House of Representatives holds a Requim Mass and necrological service for the late speaker Prospero Nograles Jr on May 7, 2019. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ronaldo '1,000% committed' to 8-straight titlist Juventus

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Ronaldo claims his first Serie A title with powerhouse Juventus

HISTORIC. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to win the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP

WATCH: Ronaldo not enough as Juventus crashes out

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:55 PM

For the first time since 2010, Ronaldo will not be in the Champions League semifinals

UPSET. A young Ajax teams stuns Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Mbappe leads France rout, Ronaldo injured in Portugal draw

Mar 26, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Young football sensation Kylian Mbappe scores one and sets up two more goals to lead France over Iceland

DOMINANCE. Reigning World Cup champion France continues its bid for 2020 UEFA European Championships. Photo from Kylian Mbappe's Twitter

WATCH: Ronaldo fined for crotch-grabbing celebration

Mar 22, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo escapes ban but gets slapped with a 20,000-euro fine for his Champions League celebration

CONTROVERSIAL. Ronaldo mimics Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone's controversial gesture. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Lagman: House version of 2019 budget 'completely constitutional'

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, leader of the opposition bloc in the House, joins the 3-member team tasked to end the budget deadlock with the Senate

BUDGET ISSUES. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman stands by the House's version of the 2019 budget. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ronaldo ban would be 'crazy', says Juventus teammate

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:08 PM

The Portuguese superstar faces UEFA charges for 'improper conduct' for his 'cojones' celebration

COMPOSED. Cristiano Ronaldo is 'calm and relaxed,' says Juventus teammate Federico Bernardeschi. Photo from Juventus' Twitter account (@juventusfcen)

House leadership scrambles to address budget deadlock

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo clarifies the House has not yet withdrawn the enrolled version of the 2019 budget, contradicting her appointed negotiator San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora

HOUSE CLASH. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, House committee on appropriations chair Rolando Andaya Jr, and San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora differ in their statements in addressing the budget deadlock. File photos by Rappler

Ronaldo rests as Juventus absorb 1st Serie A loss

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The Portuguese star sits one game out after firing Juventus to the Champions League quarterfinals

BIG IMPACT. Juventus crash to their first loss after going undefeated in 27 Serie A games this season with Cristiano Ronaldo resting. File photo by Marco  Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo late winner pulls 'worst' Juventus

Jan 28, 2019 - 12:58 PM

An eighth straight Serie A title awaits Juventus, who maintained an 11-point lead in the standings

HERO ROLE. Cristiano Ronaldo saves the day for Juventus. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud in Spain

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) The court sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to a two-year jail sentence that it immediately reduces to a fine of 365,000 euros

FINE. A court orders Cristiano Ronaldo to   pay 3.57 million euros for committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Ronaldo will not serve his 23-month jail sentence as Spain does not enforce this for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes

TAX FRAUD. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid for a trial on his tax fraud. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Ronaldo 'not obsessed' by individual trophies

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The Portugal and Juventus superstar has missed on winning the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA and UEFA's player of the year trophies

WE NOT ME. Cristiano Ronaldo says the most important thing is winning "collective trophies." File photo by Jose Jordan

Ronaldo double seals new record for voracious Juventus

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:53 PM

The Italian champions end 2018 on a high behind the five-time Ballon d'Or winner

BACK OF THE NET. Cristiano Ronaldo once again stars for Juventus. File photo by Marco Bertorello

Ronaldo rescues point for 10-man Juventus

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus unbeaten in Serie A after powering the reigning champions to a draw versus Atalanta

SANDWICHED. Juventus' superstar Cristiano Ronaldo eyes the ball as he gets sandwiched by the Atalanta crew during their Italian Serie A football match. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

End of the Messi-Ronaldo era? Football rings changes in 2018

Dec 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

2018 football features a thrilling World Cup final, Luka Modric ending a 10-year Messi-Ronaldo era in the Ballon d'Or, and so much more

ICONIC. France's forward Kylian Mbappe (L) greets Argentina's forward Lionel Messi at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

'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