Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid’s head coach. Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $ 3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He has yet to comment on the claim. A prosecutor said he did not declare…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Is the Real Madrid forward set to leave Spain?

Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid in November that helped him become the best-paid athlete in the world. But now a source close to the player now says he “doesn’t want to stay in Spain” because he is “upset” after being accused of tax fraud in the country. Ronaldo, 32, joined…

Atletico Madrid transfer ban upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport

Atletico Madrid say they will not be able to sign new players this summer as their transfer ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Spanish side were banned in July 2016 from registering players for two transfer windows for breaching Fifa rules over the signing of minors. “This ruling is…

Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win fifth title

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 to win his fifth Madrid Open title and move into the world’s top four. The Spaniard has now won three straight titles, after his Barcelona Open and Monte Carlo Masters victories, while his record on clay this year is 15-0. Nadal edged the Austrian in the tie-break…

Ilie Nastase: Madrid Open 'irresponsible' to invite Romanian to ceremony says WTA

Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase’s presence at the Madrid Open trophy presentation ceremony was “irresponsible and unacceptable”, said the head of women’s tennis. Nastase, 70, is under investigation by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) following his behaviour at last month’s Fed Cup tie with Britain. However, Nastase shared the stage with Madrid champion Simona…

Nadal ends losing run against Djokovic to reach Madrid final

Four-time champion Rafael Nadal ended a three-year, seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic to reach the final of the Madrid Open. The Spaniard, 30, won 6-2 6-4 to claim his first victory over the Serb since the 2014 French Open final. Nadal improved his record on clay this year to 14-0 and will face Austrian…