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Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Nike expresses deep concern

Cristiano Ronaldo has a lucrative contract with Nike

 

Nike has said it is "deeply concerned" by rape allegations against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

The US sportswear giant - which has a contract worth a reported $1bn (£768m) with Ronaldo - said it would "continue to closely monitor the situation", the Associated Press reports.

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Europa League (2018-2019) Report: Chelsea scrape past Vidi in Europa League

Alvaro Morata's scored only his fifth goal in 32 games to help Chelsea to victory



Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he wants to see Alvaro Morata "cry very often" after his goal saw off Hungarian champions Vidi in the Europa League.

Instead of celebrating, Morata, who has struggled for form, appeared downbeat after scoring the decisive goal to maintain the Blues' 100% start in Group L.

Read more: Europa League (2018-2019) Report: Chelsea scrape past Vidi in Europa League

UCL (2018-2019) Report: Tottenham 2 Barcelona 4 - Rakitic rocket helps Valverde's men bounce back


A depleted Spurs side went down 4-2 at home to Barcelona in Group B, with Ivan Rakitic scoring a sensational volley.



Ivan Rakitic scored a wonderful volley and Lionel Messi struck twice to inspire Barcelona to a thrilling 4-2 win at Tottenham in the Champions League.

Philippe Coutinho took only 92 seconds to give Barca the lead at Wembley on Wednesday, with Rakitic's unstoppable 25-yarder doubling the Catalan side's first-half advantage.

Read more: UCL (2018-2019) Report: Tottenham 2 Barcelona 4 - Rakitic rocket helps Valverde's men bounce back

UCL (2018-2019) Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs Barcelona



Danny Rose has demanded a response from Tottenham


Tottenham will be without Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli for Wednesday's Champions League Group B tie against Barcelona at Wembley.

Eriksen has an abdominal injury and Alli a hamstring problem, while Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) and Mousa Dembele (thigh) will also miss out.

Read more: UCL (2018-2019) Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Las Vegas police reopen case

Ronaldo has branded the rape allegation "fake news"



Police in Las Vegas have reopened a sexual assault investigation from 2009 at the request of a woman who has alleged she was raped by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kathryn Mayorga says she was attacked by the Portuguese footballer in a hotel room in the US city that year.

Read more: Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Las Vegas police reopen case


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