Ronaldo during Portugal National Team practice in Florham Park, New Jersey

Ronaldo injury scare for Portugal

(Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo is suffering from tendinosis in the region around his left kneecap, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said in a statement on Wednesday. The FPF said that Real Madrid forward Ronaldo had undergone “specially adapted, individual” training on Monday but did not give any further details. The World Player of the Year … Read more

A sculpture showing the Euro currency sign is seen in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

Rebound in eurozone credit ratings – overdue or overshoot?

By Marc Jones LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) – Rating agencies are falling over each other to upgrade the euro zone’s crisis countries, but with debt levels in most still rising and growth and reforms slow, the question is whether the new-found optimism has swung too far. Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s and Fitch, the so-called “big … Read more

Juventus' Kwadwo Asamoah controls the ball during their Europa League soccer match against Fiorentina at Juventus stadium in Turin

Asamoah Hopes 2010 Experience Can Spur Ghana On

By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) – Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah believes the Black Stars have put their disappointing exit from the 2010 World Cup firmly behind them and can draw on that experience to emerge from a tough group at next month’s tournament. Asamoah has been in terrific form for his Italian club side Juventus … Read more

Angola allows De Beers to explore for diamonds

From REUTERS By Shrikesh Laxmidas LUANDA – Angola, the world’s fourth-largest diamond producer by value, will approve a new concession to De Beers to explore for diamonds, Geology and Mines Minister Francisco Queiroz said. London-based De Beers, majority-owned by global miner Anglo American, previously explored in Angola between 2005 and 2012 but relinquished its concession. “The company made that big investment in prospecting, … Read more

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Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to miss Wednesday’s Copa del Rey final against Barcelona due to a leg injury. Madrid says medical scans Thursday on the Portugal international revealed a muscle injury in his left leg – in addition to a left knee injury he had been nursing. Madrid did not say how … Read more

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Ronaldo Run Raising Hopes Of Rare Treble For Real

By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s scintillating form and the supporting role played by the likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema suggest Real Madrid have every right to believe a rare treble is well within their grasp. Barcelona became the only Spanish team to win the Champions League and the domestic league … Read more

Ronaldo Run Raising Hopes Of Rare Treble For Real

By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s scintillating form and the supporting role played by the likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema suggest Real Madrid have every right to believe a rare treble is well within their grasp. Barcelona became the only Spanish team to win the Champions League and the domestic league … Read more