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Ronaldo avoids jail after settling tax case

MADRID (AFP) – Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay $4.1 million for committing tax fraud when at Real Madrid, part of a broader 18.8-million-euro (over $21 million payout). Sporting sunglasses and a smile, accompanied by his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, Ronaldo arrived at the court […]

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NU booters reach final

National University secured its first-ever finals appearance after battling titleholder Far Eastern University-Diliman to a scoreless draw in the UAAP Season 81 juniors football tournament Sunday. The Bullpups still sit on the top of the league table with 15 points, while the Baby Tamaraws rose to 14 points in second place. Ateneo, meanwhile, overwhelmed De […]

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Kyrgyzstan ends PH Azkals hopes

The historic playoff bid of the Philippine Azkals in the AFC Asian Cup ended disappointingly Wednesday after losing to Kyrgyzstan in their final Group C match, 3-1, of the AFC Asian Cup at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Vitalij Lux shone brightest for the White Falcons as he scored a hat-trick that […]

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15,000 women watch as Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal to hand Juventus its first trophy of the season with a 1-0 win over ten-man AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo – signed by the Italian giants last year from Real Madrid as they target a first […]

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Bullpups, Baby Tams maintain 1-2 spots in UAAP football

National University turned back Ateneo, 2-1, to remain on top of the table Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 juniors football tournament at the FEU-Diliman pitch. Eldrin Madrid struck in the 62nd minute before Steven Yance Buyayo doubled the Bullpups lead eight minutes later, The Blue Eaglets pulled one back courtesy of a Fernando Roxas’ […]

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Messi scores  400th goal

MADRID (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal on Sunday, a total his coach Ernesto Valverde called ”monstrous”, as Barcelona terrorised Eibar to reclaim their five-point cushion at the top of the table. Messi drove the ball into the bottom corner after being teed up by Luis Suarez, who added two goals […]

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