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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo takes part in a friendly match between the Juventus A and B teams, in Villar Perosa, northern Italy, Sunday, Aug.12, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
August 12, 2018 - 2:05 pm
VILLAR PEROSA, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo made Juventus fans wait only eight minutes before scoring his first goal for the club in a traditional pre-season friendly against the team's "B'' side on Sunday. Ronaldo finished with his usual confidence and poise after latching onto a looping pass...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson kisses the ball after making a save during their match against Serbia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The summer transfer window has been shortened in the Premier League to close on Thursday, Aug. 9 before the season starts. The arrival of the goalkeeper who played every match for Brazil at the World Cup provides a solution to Liverpool’s one obvious weakness, and should mean Juergen Klopp’s team is a genuine contender for the Premier League title this season. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
August 09, 2018 - 10:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Even before the unexpected run to the Champions League final, Liverpool was planning how to keep challenging for titles. "We can ... outspend other clubs throughout Europe," Liverpool owner John Henry said just before the loss to Real Madrid in May's final. Henry more than delivered,...
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Croatia's Luka Modric and France's Kylian Mbappe, right, pose with their individual awards at the end of the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 24, 2018 - 10:56 am
GENEVA (AP) — World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will lead the challenge against a decade-long dominance of FIFA's best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Mbappe, the teenage star of France's World Cup-winning team, and Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the...
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Portuguese ace Ronaldo salutes his fans as he arrives to undergo medical checks at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 16, 2018 - 1:37 pm
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo believes age is just a number as he vows to do his best to bring Juventus the Champions League success it craves. Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid last week for 112 million euros ($131.5 million), and the world player of the year penned a four-year...
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England head coach Gareth Southgate walks the field at the end of the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 12, 2018 - 3:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A famous song lyric neatly describes the upbeat feeling around England's rejuvenated national soccer team. It's not "football's coming home." Instead, try the old punk rock line: "If the kids are united, they will never be defeated." The positive emotions of England's young players...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 11, 2018 - 10:26 am
MILAN (AP) — With the arrival of five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, this could be the year that Juventus finally wins the Champions League again. Juventus has won Europe's premier club competition twice but the last time was in 1996. It has been on the losing side in the final five...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 10, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return. Juventus said Tuesday it paid 112 million euros ($131.5 million) for Ronaldo, who signed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions. The move brings an end to a...
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo looks disappointed beside celebrating players of Uruguay after the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 30, 2018 - 5:24 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now obscured by a brown beard and hardened by expectations for his nation unmet. Four hours later and 950 miles (1,530 kilometers) away, Cristiano Ronaldo's eyes were wide in anger...
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Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz, left, gestures to Spain's Sergio Ramos during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 21, 2018 - 11:36 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Win or lose, Spain's outspoken central defenders aren't wary of controversy. Not even at the World Cup. Two matches into the tournament, Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique have already attracted headlines for their unguarded comments in Russia. Ramos had a spat with Diego Maradona...
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Egypt's Mohamed Salah reacts as Russia won the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
June 19, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia scored three goals in 15 minutes early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah won and converted a...
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