Chinese Super League: Transfer window opens with clubs facing 100% signings tax

Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs face a 100% tax on signings as their mid-season transfer window opens on Monday. The country’s Football Association (CFA) is proposing the measure for loss-making clubs in order to try to curb the league’s extravagant spending. Chinese clubs spent £331m during the country’s winter transfer window, which was more than…

Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated the Chinese Grand Prix to take his first win of the year and move into a share of the championship lead. Hamilton’s victory, in a race enlivened by a wet start and some terrific wheel-to-wheel battles, ties him with first-race winner Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Vettel was second, hardening impressions that…

Chinese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel to pole

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a tight fight with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to take pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton beat Vettel by 0.186 seconds for his second pole in two races, while the German edged the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas by 0.001secs. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen made it the same top four…

Chinese Grand Prix: A Shanghai surprise or Mercedes to bounce back?

Chinese Grand Prix on the BBC Venue: Shanghai. Dates: 7 April to 9 April. Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Read live text commentary, analysis and social media on the BBC Sport website and the sport app. Full details For the first time in what seems like…

Chinese Grand Prix: Antonio Giovinazzi replaces Pascal Wehrlein for second race

Antonio Giovinazzi will again race for Sauber in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix as the replacement for Pascal Wehrlein. Italian Giovinazzi replaced Wehrlein for the season-opener in Australia after the 22-year-old German withdrew because of a lack of fitness following a back injury. Giovinazzi, 23, finished 12th in Melbourne on his grand prix debut. Wehrlein hopes…

Watford sell Ighalo to Chinese Super League club for £20m

Watford have sold Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo to Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai for £20m. Ighalo, 27, joined the Hornets in 2014 from Italian side Udinese and helped Watford win promotion to the Premier League in the 2014-15 campaign. He scored 15 top-flight goals in 2015-16, but has only one Premier League goal this…