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Valterri Bottas with the Australian Grand Prix trophy after winning at Albert Park in Melbourne at the Formula One season opener. Julian Smith-AAP

Valtteri Bottas upstages Lewis Hamilton in Australian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever”.
Former AC Milan player Kaka at the St. Petersburg Stadium. MB Media via Getty Images

Kaka: Lionel Messi effect is keeping Cristiano Ronaldo at the top

Cristiano Ronaldo's motivation to stay at the top of world football comes from his rivalry with Barcelona star Lionel Messi, Kaka says.
Zinedine Zidane

Dani Ceballos: Zinedine Zidane has restored our winning mentality

Zinedine Zidane has already changed things in the Real Madrid dressing room, according to Dani Ceballos.
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho awaits kick off in the Champions League group H football match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 23, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Roman Calderon: Jose Mourinho was Real Madrid’s first choice

Jose Mourinho was Florentino Perez's first choice as Real Madrid head coach, and not Zinedine Zidane, according to former club president Roman Calderon.

Jose Mourinho: Perfect reunion for Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid

Having coached the Spanish giants between 2010 and 2013, Mourinho had been linked with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu to replace Santiago Solari, who was sacked following Madrid's Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax.
Real Madrid´s newly appointed French coach Zinedine Zidane arrives gives a press conference on March 11, 2019 in Madrid. – Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari’s sacking was finally confirmed. Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022, just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led Madrid to an historic third consecutive Champions League triumph. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Why Real Madrid chose Zinedine Zidane over Jose Mourinho

Real Madrid's turbulent season took another twist on Monday as Santiago Solari was given the boot, paving the way for Zinedine Zidane to return as head coach.
Real Madrid´s newly appointed French coach Zinedine Zidane arrives gives a press conference on March 11, 2019 in Madrid. – Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari’s sacking was finally confirmed. Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022, just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led Madrid to an historic third consecutive Champions League triumph. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Zinedine Zidane risks reputation to usher in new era at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane stood for 29 minutes fielding questions but all of them really came down to two: Why now? And, what next?

Zinedine Zidane reappointed Real Madrid coach

Zinedine Zidane has returned as Real Madrid manager just 10 months after leaving the Spanish giants.

Roman Calderon: Real Madrid players pushed for Zinedine Zidane over Jose Mourinho

Roman Calderon says “dressing room leaders” at Real Madrid rejected Jose Mourinho’s return to the Bernabeu in favour of Zinedine Zidane.
Anthony Knockaert celebrates his spectacular goal to restore Brighton's lead at Selhurst Park. ACTION IMAGES

Chris Hughton hails Brighton spirit as Anthony Knockaert strikes downs Palace

Chris Hughton praised a "manly" performance from Brighton and Hove Albion as they edged closer to Premier League survival with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford must start for the club on a more regular basis if he is to find his best position, says former Red Devils captain Rio Ferdinand.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urges Marcus Rashford to follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s example

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Marcus Rashford to be more ruthless in front of goal by following former United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo’s example.
Fabien Barthez

Fabien Barthez: PSG didn’t respect Man United

Fabien Barthez believes Paris Saint-Germain did not respect Manchester United in their Champions League clash as the French giants bowed out on Wednesday.
Soccer Football – Bundesliga – Borussia Moenchengladbach v Bayern Munich – Borussia-Park, Moenchengladbach, Germany – March 2, 2019 Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring their fourth goal REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video

Bayern Munich extend Serge Gnabry’s contract as part of squad overhaul

Germany winger Serge Gnabry has extended his Bayern Munich contract until 2023, adding three more years to his deal, as the defending Bundesliga champions continue to rejuvenate their squad.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is at a separate table compared to the rest of the world and FIFA's Best award is a lie, according to team-mate Jordi Alba.

Luis Milla: Lionel Messi is the difference between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Lionel Messi is the man who represents the only difference in quality between Barcelona and Real Madrid, says former midfielder Luis Milla.
Naomi Osaka

Kei Nishikori: Naomi Osaka will learn to deal with fame

Kei Nishikori is confident his Japanese compatriot Naomi Osaka will learn to cope with pressure as she deals deal with her new elite status in tennis.
Claude Puel

Leicester City sacks Claude Puel after 16 months in charge

Leicester City have "parted company" with manager Claude Puel.

Zinedine Zidane not affected by Chelsea ban

Chelsea’s top managerial target Zinedine Zidane has reportedly not been put off replacing Maurizio Sarri, despite the Premier League club being hit by a transfer ban.
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho awaits kick off in the Champions League group H football match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 23, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Jose Mourinho: Arsene Wenger is one of the ‘best football managers in history’

Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Arsene Wenger by describing his former rival as "one of the best managers in the history of football".

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N115 million fraud : No prima facie against me – Ex-SEC chief tells court

The suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr Mounir Gwarzo, on Monday, told an FCT High Court Maitama that the prosecution did not establish any prima facie case against them to enter any defence.
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Ogun APC warns banks against granting Governor Amosun’s last-minute loan

The Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned banks and other financial institutions not to succumb to threats and pressures from the outgoing governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to obtain last-minute loans, overdrafts and other financial instruments barely two months to the end of his tenure.

Kwara street children to benefit from educational NGO’s reception centre

A group, the Home and Street Kids Welfare Initiative (HSKi), said on Monday that no fewer than 50 children would benefit from its educational initiative, aimed at removing children from the streets in Kwara.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

INEC: We don’t know if army rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it does not know if soldiers rigged elections in the River State governorship poll which was marred by violence.
Souleymane Camara

Senegal’s Souleymane Camara becomes first player to score in 15 Ligue 1 seasons

Senegal's Montpellier forward Souleymane Camara has become the first player to score in 15 different seasons in France's Ligue 1 in the 21st century.