Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), funded by Spain, was the first man to circumnavigate the globe and the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

For most of their modern history Spain and Portugal have been courteous neighbours, but a historians’ dispute over a key detail of Golden Age history (...)

The way Son Heung-min tells it, he was 10 years old and squabbling with his older brother, Heung-yun. Then something happened that has stayed with hi(...)

Real Madrid’s  Gareth Bale watches on as his side crash out of the Champions League against Ajax  at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Jaview Soriano/AFP/Getty

Today is March 6th, Real Madrid’s birthday, but there is nothing to celebrate. This week has been the worst in their 117-year history: three home d(...)

Real Madrid fans look on as their team is beaten 4-1 by Ajax at Bernabeu. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s mourners filed out in silence while Ajax danced on their grave. As the north end of the Santiago Bernabéu roared to the sound of thousan(...)

 Manchester United’s Roy Keane heads the ball clear during the  Champions League match against Juventus at  the Stadio Delle Alpi in February 1999. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjær tried his best to sound confident. He insisted there was “never mission impossible” and, not for the first time recently, he was r(...)

Real Madrid are now 12 points behind Catalan club Barcelona in La Liga. Photograph: Getty Images

Three games in seven days at the Santiago Bernabéu were set to define Real Madrid’s season. Two down with one left, it risks becoming a disaster. Kn(...)

Gareth Bale pictured during Real Madrid’s game against Barcelona at the     Santiago Bernabeu stadium  on Saturday. Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

Gareth Bale’s agent has suggested Real Madrid supporters should be “ashamed of themselves” for jeering the Wales international in Saturday’s El Clasic(...)

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc, speaks during an unveiling event for the Boring Co Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California in 2018. Photograph: Robyn Beck/Bloomberg

Electric carmaker Tesla’s mission is “critical to the future of our planet”, said the company’s top lawyer Dane Butswinkas when joining the company in(...)

It may sound counter-intuitive, but banks probably would not want this money. File photograph: Toby Melville/PA

In the old days when somebody had a large financial windfall, it was often speculated that person could “live off the interest”. An interest rate of (...)

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring in the Italian Serie A football match against Frosinone last Friday. Photograph: Marco Bertorello / AFP

Juventus, the Turin football club affectionately known as The Old Lady, has listed €175 million of debt on the stock exchange in Dublin. The club, wh(...)

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