SPORT

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo flies to Madrid to sign 23-month jail sentence

The Portuguese player, who will not be going to prison, has admitted to tax fraud committed while he was living in Spain as part of a deal with the public prosecutor

SPORT

After crushing 5-1 defeat to Barça, Real Madrid set to replace manager

Julen Lopetegui, who joined the team amid huge controversy in the summer, likely to make way for former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte

SPORT

Coach of Spain’s national soccer team sacked just before World Cup

Fernando Hierro will replace Julen Lopetegui after the latter announced he would be taking over at Real Madrid after Russia event

World Cup 2018

Color controversy delays unveiling of Spain’s new soccer jersey

Critics say the official shirt for the World Cup resembles the flag of the Spanish Second Republic

SPORTS

Should Piqué leave the Spain squad?

Barça player, who supported referendum, is booed on Monday at national side training outside Madrid

SPORTS

Can David Villa make the difference for Spain against Italy?

After a three-year absence, La Roja’s top goal scorer returns in bid to create play in midfield

Soccer

Ronaldo’s agents claim Real Madrid star is being persecuted by Tax Agency

Claim comes after soccer player, who is facing tax fraud charges, had yacht boarded by armed officers

TAX EVASION

Spain’s Tax Agency puts the spotlight on soccer super agent Jorge Mendes

Cristiano Ronaldo’s representative faces mounting legal problems and a depreciating player portfolio

Society

How a Ukrainian soccer player became a political football in Spain

Fans pressure Madrid’s Rayo Vallecano to expel Roman Zozulya over alleged neo-Nazi links

RIO GAMES

Team Spain hopes the sweet smell of success will overcome Rio’s stench

The stink from the Jacarepagua Lagoon hasn’t dented the Spanish Olympic team’s determination to bring home gold

SOCCER

Bale: “I’m very comfortable at Madrid”

Real Madrid forward optimistic ahead of Saturday’s ‘clásico’ against Barcelona

SOCCER

José Mourinho opts for Manchester United and steps away from Madrid

The coach, who believes the Spanish league is the trickiest, has signed a pre-contract with the English club worth a guaranteed €20 million

SPANISH SOCCER

Rafa Benítez confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid

The 55-year-old Madrileño replaces Carlos Ancelotti, who was fired last week

SPANISH SOCCER

Xabi Alonso: “I’m not leaving Real Madrid because of a tantrum”

Midfielder explains why is swapping the Bernabéu for Guardiola’s Bayern Munich

REAL MADRID

Real Madrid turns against its fanatical Ultras

Bernabéu club rescinds passes for hardcore supporters after bar brawl near the stadium

LA LIGA

“It was a disaster”

Carlo Ancelotti fumes as Rayo gives Real a scare

soccer

Between La Roja and a hard place

The Spanish Football Federation and Brazil engage in patriot games over Atlético Madrid’s Costa

Gareth Bale: the mummy’s boy

Real Madrid's €100m signing always checks with his mom before making a big decision

REAL MADRID

Bale delights Bernabéu at unveiling as Kaká and Özil make way

Former Tottenham man finally walks on the Bernabéu turf, but how much did he cost?

FINA CHAMPIONSHIPS

“The last part of a race you swim with your heart”

On Tuesday, Melani Costa broke the Spanish record during the 200m freestyle heats

FINA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Melani Costa wins 400m freestyle silver

Spanish swimmer breaks national record in brave pursuit of Katie Ledecky

SPORT

Spain aims to match Rome 2009

Host nation seeking 11 medals at 2013 Fina World Aquatics Championships

LA LIGA

Carlo Ancelotti signs for Real

Italian coach replaces Mourinho at the Bernabéu after parting ways with PSG

SOCCER

Mourinho launches broadside at Casillas in rare press appearance

Real Madrid boss suggests out-of-favor keeper would prefer an “easier to handle” coach

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Mourinho vs Mourinho

Real's coach will have to ditch his cautiousness if his team is to have any hope of a Champions League comeback

LA LIGA REVIEW

Cost of Mourinho’s in-house mind games

The Real Madrid captaincy is turning into a poisoned chalice this season

REAL MADRID

A pawn in the Real game

Adán has had a traumatic first taste of Primera soccer