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Antoine Griezmann seeking Atletico Madrid exit but Barcelona are not interested

Griezmann announced his decision through a documentary in June last year called 'La Decision', a reference to LeBron James' televised announcement in 2010 where he announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem rallies to deny Federer sixth ATP Indian Wells Masters title

Dominic Thiem denied Roger Federer a record sixth Indian Wells title, beating the Swiss great 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to claim his first ATP Masters 1000 crown.
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.
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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.
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USA start Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

A United States team packed with NBA stars will begin its bid for an unprecedented third Basketball World Cup title in a row with a clash against debutants the Czech Republic.
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)

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba stunned to see Zinedine Zidane back at Real Madrid

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has aired his shock at Zinedine Zidane's return to Clasico rivals Real Madrid so soon after walking away from the club.
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Barcelona star Jordi Alba ‘surprised’ by Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid return

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba revealed his shock at Zinedine Zidane's return to LaLiga rivals Real Madrid so soon after walking away from the club.
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.

Ryan Giggs: Gareth Bale critics nothing new at Real Madrid

Ryan Giggs insists criticism of Gareth Bale is merely part and parcel of being a Real Madrid player, with the Wales boss citing how Cristiano Ronaldo used to be targeted, too.
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?
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Ryan Giggs: Gareth Bale tough enough to deal with Real Madrid boo-boys

Ryan Giggs has backed star man Gareth Bale to shine for Wales despite his problems at Real Madrid, where he has been targeted by disgruntled fans.
Wales' forward Gareth Bale celebrates after winning the Euro 2016 group B football match between Wales and Slovakia at the Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux on June 11, 2016. - AFP PHOTO - NICOLAS TUCAT

Gareth Bale in Wales squad for Euro 2020 qualifier

Gareth Bale has been included in Wales' squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia, despite missing Real Madrid's win over Real Valladolid on Sunday through injury.
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Real Madrid make first contact for £100m Hazard

Real Madrid have signalled their intent to secure the £100 million ($132m) summer signing of Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a second half penalty kick for Juventus but it did not matter as the Serie A leaders brushed aside Chievo 3-0 in a top-versus-bottom clash on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo carries Juventus hope against Atletico Madrid

Juventus’s Champions League hopes are hanging on Cristiano Ronaldo pulling off another sensational comeback as the Italians trail 2-0 to defensive specialists Atletico Madrid going into the last 16, second-leg tie in Turin on Tuesday.

Midas touch Zinedine Zidane in Real Madrid relaunch

Sitting alongside a shell-shocked Florentino Perez in May last year, Zidane said Madrid would have problems if he stayed. However, they’ve had problems without him too and now he has returned to fix them.
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Didier Drogba: Jose Mourinho deserves chance to rebuild career

Jose Mourinho deserves a chance to rebuild his reputation following his departure from Manchester United, according to Didier Drogba.

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