• Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Mercedes 1-2
Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Mercedes 1-2

The pole is Hamilton's second in succession and puts him second on the all-time Formula One list behind Michael Schumacher on 68. Before the red flag it was going okay, so [I'm] disappointed in the end to lose the pole position, that was the target for me today.

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  • Alvaro Arbeloa, ex-Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender, announces retirement
Alvaro Arbeloa, ex-Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender, announces retirement

He was subsequently released by the Hammers at the end of the campaign and he has now revealed that he intends to retire from football. Arbeloa signed for Liverpool in January 2007 from Deportivo La Coruna, and went on to make 66 Premier League appearances after being drafted in by Rafa Benitez.

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  • Real President On Why Ronaldo Is Unhappy
Real President On Why Ronaldo Is Unhappy

Mourinho's agents said he had already dealt with questions raised by tax authorities in 2015, settling issues with his 2011 and 2012 filings and reaching a settlement regarding 2013. The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere. Ronaldo, 32, has denied...

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  • Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft grades
Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft grades

Jun 22, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Lauri Markkanen (Arizona) shows off the inside of his suit jacket as he is introduced as the number seven overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.

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  • Real Madrid president says he hasn't spoken to Ronaldo about exit rumours
Real Madrid president says he hasn't spoken to Ronaldo about exit rumours

Mourinho has now issued a statement (via BBC Sport Editor Dan Roan) in which he insists he's never been concacted by the Spanish tax authorities and stressed that during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu he paid more than €26million in taxes.

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  • Lewis Hamilton preparing for tough weekend in Baku
Lewis Hamilton preparing for tough weekend in Baku

Lewis Hamilton has acknowledged that Mercedes still have significant room for improvement after a troubled practice day on Friday ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. It was all or nothing but the lap just got better and better throughout. The twisty section which measures just 7.8 metres wide saw Vettel take to the escape road on a number of o...

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  • Confederations Cup: Germany too good for Socceroos in Russian Federation, winning 3-2
Confederations Cup: Germany too good for Socceroos in Russian Federation, winning 3-2

Julian Draxler stepped up and converted from the spot. "We don't all know how fit we are after a long and hard season", admitted Werner. They're doing the right thing, they've stated that they want to win a World Cup in 12 months time and this is part of their preparation for it.

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  • Mourinho accused of £3.3mn tax fraud in Spain
Mourinho accused of £3.3mn tax fraud in Spain

He has not yet been charged with any offences. Ronaldo's time at Real looked to be up last week after he demanded an exit. The summoning of Ronaldo coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud.

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  • British & Irish Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks
British & Irish Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony will captain the Lions , in a potent back-row also containing Sean O'Brien and Taulupe Faletau. The match was played at breakneck pace in front of a capacity 27,000 crowd at Forsyth Barr stadium, with both sides attempting to run the ball under the covered roof.

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  • Di Maria to plead guilty to tax fraud
Di Maria to plead guilty to tax fraud

Representatives for Ronaldo declined to comment. Real Madrid star Ronaldo was last week accused of evading 14.7 million euros through offshore companies and will appear before a judge on July 31, judicial sources said. Madrid are unlikely to commit to selling the Spain worldwide while there remains a possibility that Ronaldo could leave. W...

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  • Blackhawks focused on moving up in National Hockey League draft
Blackhawks focused on moving up in National Hockey League draft

Not that Glass, whom NHL Central Scouting had ranked sixth amongst North American skaters, was seen as much of a gamble. The franchise has already gotten their pick of veterans from this past weeks expansion draft and the young talent continues to grow from some of the games top prospects in the NHL Entry Draft .

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  • F1 Azerbaijan GP: Bottas leads Raikkonen in final Azerbaijan GP practice
F1 Azerbaijan GP: Bottas leads Raikkonen in final Azerbaijan GP practice

But it remained very close with Verstappen, Bottas, Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel separated by just 0.253 seconds. "I locked up and I was still trying to make the corner and then I made a decision to play it safe and take the exit road".

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  • Spanish prosecutors sue Cristiano Ronaldo for tax fraud
Spanish prosecutors sue Cristiano Ronaldo for tax fraud

Ronaldo's agents, GestiFute , had previously maintained he was up to date on his taxes. The world's highest paid athlete has been accused by a Spanish prosecutor of tax fraud for having $16.5 million in unpaid taxes. This is far from the first case of alleged tax evasion involving football stars in Spain . Neither Messi, however, is expect...

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  • Spanish state prosecutor accuses Mourinho of tax fraud
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Mourinho of tax fraud

According to Spanish daily ABC.es, Ronaldo has listened to the counsel of his legal team and agreed to pay the almost 15 million euros in back taxes that he owes Spanish tax authorities. The prison term will be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years. Spanish prosec...

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  • Watford 'close to signing Will Hughes from Derby County'
Watford 'close to signing Will Hughes from Derby County'

It is understood the fee is an initial £4.5m, rising to £7m for the 22-year-old, who is now with the England U21 squad at the European Championships. He made his debut under Nigel Clough aged 16 and has gone on to become one of the club's most important men.

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  • Valtteri Bottas remains uncertain about his Mercedes future
Valtteri Bottas remains uncertain about his Mercedes future

Fernando Alonso , already hit with a 40-point grid penalty, failed to advance past Q1 for the first time this season, while Jolyon Palmer did not take part in qualifying after a fire in his vehicle during Saturday morning's practice. Verstappen posted the fastest time in the first session ahead of Ricciardo and Vettel. Track temperatures were e...

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  • Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal
Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal

According to reports , Alvaro Morata joining Manchester United could impact Tottenham's hopes of luring Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz. The player is accused of defrauding tax authorities of €14.7m, by also hiding his income from image rights.

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  • PSG's Di Mara fined for tax fraud by Spanish authorities
PSG's Di Mara fined for tax fraud by Spanish authorities

It has been reported that these five players would be pleased if superstar Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid this off-season. According to a report in Spanish publication Don Balon , Cristiano Ronaldo's potential departure from the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window could see another key man leave Real Madrid .

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  • 76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft
76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

So we know the Philadelphia 76ers get Markelle Fultz (if they want him). In trading for a player at Butler's caliber, the Celtics would get a solid two-way star who would make an impact right away. We watched the same Finals that everybody did. Specifically, the Dubs could use their Bird rights on Iguodala for a more affordable deal than what h...

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  • SuperSport Defender Nets Own Goal As Russia See Off New Zealand
SuperSport Defender Nets Own Goal As Russia See Off New Zealand

New Zealand Football team, the team struggled more and nowhere to play against Russian Federation in FIFA Confederations Cup . Nani (C) and Portugal players celebrate after their team's 1-0 win against France in the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France.

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