Portugal’s Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Salvador Sobral, who won the contest for Portugal this year, is doing well, surgeons in Lisbon say. http://ift.tt/2BZlJAn #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe



Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2017 Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or for the fifth time.


Portuguese club Boavista extends contract of cancer-stricken player

Boavista provided some goodwill in the soccer world, extending the contract of a cancer-stricken player.


Ronaldo self-proclaims himself “best player in history”

The Real Madrid superstar captured his fifth Ballon d’Or trophy on Thursday, equalling Lionel Messi’s total.


Portugal proposes its finance minister as eurozone chief

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s government says it has put forward its finance minister Mario Centeno as a candidate to become head of the group of 19 countries which share the euro currency. The centre-left Socialist government said in a brief statement Thursday that Harvard-educated Centeno will run in the eurogroup election next week. The eurogroup…


Portuguese regulator rejects Altice’s bid for media company

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s telecom regulator has blocked an attempt by international operator Altice to buy control of local company Media Capital, saying it could create “significant obstacles” to competition. The National Communications Authority, known as Anacom, said in a statement on its website Tuesday the deal needs to be reconfigured. Netherlands-based Altice N.V., through…


Porto beats Chaves 3-0 for 5th win in as many rounds

LISBON, Portugal — FC Porto beat Chaves 3-0 on Saturday for a fifth straight victory since the start of the Portuguese league. Porto, which has yet to allow a goal and outscored opponents 15-0, was left in first place. Sporting Lisbon is second on goal difference, followed by defending champion Benfica which trails both rivals…