Hamilton beats title rival Rosberg to pole
AUSTIN, Texas Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won a qualifying battle with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Saturday to secure pole position for the U.S. Grand Prix.
The Football Association has asked Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to explain comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor before his side's goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Monday, it said on Tuesday.
Mourinho said it would be "difficult" for Taylor, who is from the Greater Manchester area, to have "a very good performance" after being put in charge of the game between two fierce rivals.
FA rules prohibit managers and players from making comments about officials which could be viewed as intimidatory or influential before games.
Mourinho has until Friday to respond.
(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru,; Editing by Neville Dalton)
LONDON Arsene Wenger endured a bitter-sweet 67th birthday on Saturday as his Arsenal side went to the top of the Premier League but missed a golden opportunity by only eking out a goalless draw with struggling Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium.
LONDON Sunderland became the first top-flight club in more than 100 years to fail to register a win in any of their first nine league games in two successive seasons when they suffered a 1-0 defeat by West Ham United on Saturday.