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January 8, 2019 4:35 AM Ex-Real Madrid man Pepe joins Porto after Besiktas contract was terminated

The 35-year-old, who won Euro 2016 with Portugal, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract. Pepe first signed for Porto in 2004 -- the summer after they won the Champions League with Jose Mourinho as manager -- and won six trophies in three seasons before joining Real Madrid in 2007. Pepe established himself as one of Europe's top central defenders 85

November 29, 2018 1:39 PM Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne unlikely to face Chelsea

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is unlikely to be fit to face his old club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Dec. 8, sources have told ESPN FC. The Belgium international is yet to return to full training after a knee injury and is not expected to be ready for the Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Saturday or trip to Watford on Tuesday 101

November 25, 2018 10:08 AM Ex-Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari leads Palmeiras to Brazilian title

Palmeiras won the Brazilian championship with a match to spare when they won 1-0 at Vasco da Gama on Sunday, bringing their coach Luiz Felipe Scolari another major title at the age of 70. Scolari, Brazil coach when they won their fifth World Cup in 2002 and also in charge of the side humiliated 7-1 at home by Germany on home soil in 2014, took over in July with Palmeiras 69

November 23, 2018 5:26 PM Portugal promises to help Angola recover 'unexplained assets'

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal promised on Friday to help the government of Angola repatriate funds obtained through corruption and deposited in the Iberian country, as Luanda steps up its drive to clamp down on alleged fraud by the previous administration. Many rich Angolans live or own property in Portugal, its former colonial master, and President Joao Lourenco 77

November 20, 2018 6:31 PM Who brings olive oil to Portugal? Police foil cocaine smuggler's ploy

LISBON (Reuters) - Who would bring a suitcase full of olive oil to Portugal, one of the world’s biggest producers of the stuff? Police at Lisbon airport were already suspicious of one passenger before they discovered 24 bottles of extra virgin olive oil marked as Argentinian-made in his luggage. “We had information that the man could be a trafficker 88

November 16, 2018 4:15 PM Bullfight tax row splits Portugal's ruling Socialists

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s bullfighting tradition has stirred a row inside the Socialist government after the new culture minister refused to cut value-added tax (VAT) on tickets to events in line with other cultural shows. Many Portuguese back the practice, arguing that it is more humane than in neighboring Spain because bulls are not killed in the ring but rather 79

November 13, 2018 1:18 PM UEFA Nations League: State of play for finals, promotion and relegation

There are now just two rounds of games left in the UEFA Nations League, and the picture is becoming clearer about who will take part in the finals next June, as well as which nations will be promoted and relegated. - The fourth-placed teams, and the worst-performing third-placed team in the groups of League C are relegated. Points against the team in fourth-place 90

November 7, 2018 6:45 PM Paige VanZant Says She's a 'Much Better' Fighter After Breaking Arm

Paige VanZant says she's got a lot of pent up "anger and aggression" to unload on Rachael Ostovich when they fight in Jan. ... telling TMZ Sports her nasty arm injury has made her BETTER! Remember, Paige broke her arm throwing a spinning back fist at Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Fight Night 124 back in Jan. 2018 -- and she needed TWO surgeries to fix the injury 100

October 19, 2018 8:00 PM Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The skull of Luzia, the oldest known human fossil in the Americas, was found by researchers combing through debris at Brazil’s National Museum, which burned down in September, the Museum said on Friday. The skull, though damaged, was protected by a cabinet that fell over the glass box it was encased in, the museum’s deputy 107

October 4, 2018 12:11 PM Ronaldo left out of Portugal soccer squad again

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has again been left out of the squad for this month’s matches against Poland and Scotland, announced by the Portuguese federation (FPF) on Thursday. Ronaldo, Portugal’s record scorer and most-capped player, also missed Portugal’s two games in September a friendly against Croatia and a Nations League 54