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A court document lays out allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas. Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a the hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of "fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000. The suit filed Thursday asks the Clark County District Court to void the 2010 settlement and non-disclosure agreement, claiming the woman was so traumatized by the events that she was incapable of participating in negotiations. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 01, 2018 - 8:57 pm
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of "fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000. The suit says the woman asked police...
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Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scores his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
September 29, 2018 - 2:09 pm
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle owner Mike Ashley witnessed the problems he's wrought for his winless side as it lost for the fifth time in seven matches in the English Premier League on Saturday. Ashley was at a game at St. James' Park for the first time since May 2017 as Newcastle lost to...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo hugs team member Ruben Neves after the final whistle of the game against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
September 29, 2018 - 1:27 pm
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Ivan Cavaleiro scored with his first touch in the English Premier League to help Wolverhampton to a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday. After missing the start of the season with a back injury, Cavaleiro was teed up by Raul Jimenez to score in the 79th minute...
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Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a penalty and misses during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Fulham at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
September 29, 2018 - 1:25 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Gylfi Sigurdsson atoned for an earlier penalty miss with a second-half double to help Everton defeat Fulham 3-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday. The Iceland forward hit a 52nd-minute spot kick against the bar but four minutes later drilled home the opener from...
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September 29, 2018 - 1:21 pm
BERLIN (AP) — As own-goals go, Stuttgart produced a classic while defeating previously unbeaten Werder Bremen 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Stuttgart was a goal up and facing 10 men following Milos Veljkovic's sending off in the first half, when defender Borna Sosa caught his goalkeeper Ron-...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Huddersfield Town during their English Premier League soccer match at the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, England, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
September 29, 2018 - 12:56 pm
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Harry Kane's first-half double gave Tottenham a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield, extending the hosts' winless English Premier League start to seven matches on Saturday. Kane headed in the opener against the run of play and converted a penalty as Mauricio Pochettino's side...
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, announces that Germany will stage the 2024 European Championships, during the Euro 2024 Host Announcement Ceremony, at the UEFA Executive Committee at the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Thursday, September 27, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 10:50 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Germany won the right to host soccer's 2024 European Championship on Thursday, beating Turkey following a politically charged campaign. Germany, which successfully hosted the 2006 World Cup, was the long-time favorite and won the UEFA executive committee vote 12-4. There...
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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
September 27, 2018 - 7:03 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Video review will start being used to help referees next season in the Champions League, after the technology makes its UEFA debut at the Super Cup. The UEFA executive committee also decided Thursday to approve the video assistant referee system for the 2020 European...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, stewards pull a woman off the pitch after she stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The chief organizer of Russia’s World Cup says police stopped 170 people from invading the pitch during games before four members of the Pussy Riot protest group eventually stormed the final dressed as police officers. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin has downplayed security problems despite the pitch invasion that happened in the final between France and Croatia on July 15. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 25, 2018 - 10:58 am
MADRID (AP) — Two months after the World Cup final was disrupted by four members of the Pussy Riot protest group running onto the field, the head of the local organizing committee claimed security stopped 170 others from doing the same during the tournament. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin...
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Europe's Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, from left, wait for the European Ryder Cup team photo at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 25, 2018 - 6:32 am
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Tommy Fleetwood heads into his first Ryder Cup inspired by a message of support from one of soccer's most respected coaches. Among the motivational videos shown in Europe's team...
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