Cristiano Ronaldo has been unveiled as Real Madrid’s new number nine, in front of thousands of passionate fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, after his world record $130 (94m euros) move from Manchester United. “I have made my childhood dream a reality — to play for Real Madrid,” Portuguese winger Ronaldo told the packed stands. “I am just so happy to be here,” he said to a rapturous reception from the gathered thousands
Lawyers say the winner of a landmark case that makes governments responsible for protecting women from domestic abuse is living in hiding, terrified that her ex-husband will hunt her down and kill her.
Williams driver Nico Rosberg continued his domination of this season’s Formula One practise sessions by again emerging quickest ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. In searing temperatures, Rosberg posted a time of one minute 33.339 seconds in his second sesion around the 5.412km Sakhir circuit, the seventh time in 11 practise sessions this season that he has topped the timesheets. However, to date, the German has been unable to transfer that form into qualifying, starting fifth, sixth and seventh in Australia, Malaysia and China so far — collecting a mere 3.5 points in the process