*I have always defeated Atiku, Buhari tells tribunal (Nation) * APC in fresh plots to smear Adeleke, PDP alleges (Punch)

I have always defeated Atiku, Buhari tells tribunal (Nation) President Muhammadu Buhari has faulted claims by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that they won February 23 presidential election. Buhari describes the claims as laughable because Atiku…

Cristiano Ronaldo charged with improper conduct for ‘cojones’ celebration (Metro)

Uefa have taken action against Cristiano Ronaldo for his ‘cojones’ celebration against Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct, but is unlikely to face a ban from Champions League action. The Juventus star’s celebrations at full-time against Atletico…

Juve bought me to win Champions League, says Ronaldo (Guardian)

Cristiano Ronaldo was signed to win Juventus the Champions League – and he might yet do just that, writes BBC.com. The Portuguese produced his latest masterclass in Europe’s elite competition to bring the Italian side back from the brink of…

Ronaldo mocks Atletico after Juventus defeat (Guardian)

A wound-up Cristiano Ronaldo continued to taunt Atletico Madrid fans after Juventus’ 2-0 defeat, holding up five fingers in the media zone for each of his Champions League titles. Having been singled out by the Spanish supporters on Wednesday night,…

Ronaldo in court for tax evasion charge (BBC)

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has cut a deal with a court in Madrid over tax evasion charges, accepting an €18.8m (£16.6m) fine. A huge media presence met the player outside the court, after a judge refused his request to appear…

Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus (StraitTimes)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal to hand Juventus their first trophy of the season with a 1-0 win over ten-man AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday (Jan 16) in Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo – signed by the…

Mayweather, Messi tops sports’ highest earners in 2018 (AA)

American boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his title as the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2018 with $285 million earnings. Forbes on Thursday released its list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. A 41-year-old boxer was followed by Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi…

Cristiano Ronaldo angry with fans who racially abused Kalidou Koulibaly (Metro)

Cristiano Ronaldo has hit out at supporters who allegedly racially abused Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly during his side’s Serie A clash with Inter Milan on Wednesday. The Senegalese defender was sent off late on in Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Inter…

Ronaldo rescues point for 10-man Juventus (BBC)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for 10-man Juventus against Atalanta and maintain the champions’ unbeaten Serie A record. Ronaldo, a second-half substitute, scored in the 78th minute, nodding in from close range from a corner.…

Cristiano Ronaldo given artwork of overhead kick against Juventus (Guardian)

Sometimes goals are so good that they can be compared to works of art. And there are few strikes that fit that description more than Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick at the Allianz Stadium in last season’s Champions League quarter-final. The…

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