LISBON: Cristiano Ronaldo insisted again Wednesday that he did not rape a woman he met in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and that their sexual encounter was "completely consensual", said his lawyer. "Ronaldo is forced to break his silence," said the Juventus and Portuguese star's lawyer Peter Christiansen in a statement released through Gestifute, the company which manages the player's affairs. "Once again, for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo's position has always been, and continues to be, that what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual." Police in Las Vegas announced last week that they were reopening an investigation into allegations made by a former model, Kathryn Mayorga, relating to an incident in 2009. Ronaldo has vehemently denied the rape accusations. "I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me," the 33-year-old said in a statement. "Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in." … [Read more...] about Football: Ronaldo insists sex was ‘completely consensual’
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LAS VEGAS: Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday (Oct 3) denied accusations by a former American model that he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and said his conscience is clear. But lawyers for his accuser Kathryn Mayorga later hit back, saying their client had been "very consistent" in her reporting of the incident. The case has threatened to tarnish the reputation of the Portuguese superstar, arguably the world's best footballer. "I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me," the Portuguese superstar tweeted in Portuguese and English. "Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in," said the 33-year-old Juventus forward. "Keen as I may be to clear my name I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense," Ronaldo said. I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be … [Read more...] about Football: Ronaldo denies hotel sex attack, calls rape ‘abominable’
Ben Beshore did not take the bait. The opportunity to acknowledge the shortcomings of predecessor Adam Stevens presented itself, but Kyle Busch ’s new crew chief opted for the high road. “I worked for Adam for four years,” Beshore said last month in Daytona. “We had a lot of great success on that team. I’m not going to say anything bad about him, by any means. But from my standpoint, I’m just going to do it my way, I guess.” Beshore seemed jittery. Perhaps it was the adrenaline — he’d just won the Busch Clash — or maybe it was his first time on the microphone in front of this many people, but the rookie Cup Series team leader was delicately laying out his game plan for course-correcting a conspicuously wayward ship, careful in choosing his words. Busch, inching towards his statistical prime, won just twice in a 58-race stretch, an aberration in a career that’s seen the 35-year-old racer average one Cup Series win in every 10 starts. It was a wasted 2020 season for a driver who … [Read more...] about ‘Good things will happen’: Ben Beshore charting Kyle Busch’s course correction
La carte principale de l’UFC 259 voit Jan Blachowicz, colosse de 93 kilos, placer sa ceinture sur l’octogone face à Israel Adesanya, le roi des poids moyens qui veut désormais conquérir le leadership des poids lourds-légers. L'ascension fulgurante d'Adesanya l'a vu devenir l'un des plus grands noms du MMA au cours d'une vingtaine de combats passée en conservant son statut d’invaincu. Beaucoup s'attendent à ce qu'il atteigne son objectif déclaré de dominer un jour prochain la section poids lourds - pour devenir le tout premier champion UFC sur trois catégories distinctes. Blachowicz peut-il l'arrêter dans sa course ? UFC 259 : où et quand ? Date : Dimanche 7 mars Diffusion de la carte principale : 4h du matin (heure française) Lieu : UFC APEX, Las Vegas, États-Unis En direct sur : RMC Sport (FR) ESPN+ (US) / BT Sport (UK) Regardez partout : essayez le VPN n°1 , 100% sans risque Avec huit victoires au cours de ses neuf dernières sorties, la star polonaise … [Read more...] about UFC 259 : où regarder en direct le match Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya ?
NASCAR will use passing points and finishing position in the qualifying heat races to determine the starting lineups for its Cup and Camping World Truck Series races later this month on the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track. “We just wanted to add some elements in setting the lineup for the future that were from the roots of dirt track racing,” said Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice president of competition. “I think it will be fun.” Truck and Cup each will have two practice sessions on March 26. The Trucks will have their heat races and their feature event on March 27. The Truck feature race will be at 8 p.m. ET on FS1. Cup teams will have their qualifying races on March 27. The Cup feature is March 28 (3:30 p.m. ET on Fox). The Cup race marks the first time NASCAR’s premier series has raced on dirt since 1970. NASCAR also unveiled other details Wednesday for the races. Here is how the starting lineup will be set: Heat Race Starting Lineup – Random draw determines … [Read more...] about NASCAR to use passing points to help set Bristol Dirt lineups for Cup, Trucks
LAS VEGAS: Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said Saturday (Sep 15) he will face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight. In a posting on Instagram, Mayweather said he will come out of retirement to fight Pacquiao, three years after scoring a comfortable points victory over the veteran Filipino. "I'm coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure pay day on the way," Mayweather wrote on Instagram. No further details were given. A video accompanying the post showed Mayweather and Pacquiao talking to each other at an event but their exact exchange of words could not be heard clearly. Mayweather earned an estimated US$220 million from his first fight with Pacquiao, which finally took place after years of on-off negotiations. Pacquiao earned around US$100 million from the contest. Mayweather retired later in 2015 after his 49th victory but returned to the ring last year for a lucrative victory over mixed … [Read more...] about Mayweather says Pacquiao rematch on cards this year