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LAST_UPDATEThu, 26 May 2016 12pm

Secret To Zidane's Success Is Charm, Not Tactics

Football Soccer - Real Madrid News Conference - Valdebebas, Madrid, Spain - 24/5/16 Real Madrid's coach Zinedine Zidane during news conference. REUTERS/ANDREA COMAS

In little more than four months in charge, Zinedine Zidane has pulled Real Madrid back from the brink to where they feel they belong: the European Champions League final.

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Exclusive: Brazil Investigating Possible Corruption At Olympic Venues

Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots Vinicius (L) and Tom pose during the opening ceremony of the new terminal at the international airport Galeao, which is expected to receive 1.5 million passengers during the 2016 Rio Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 19, 2016. REUTERS/PILAR OLIVARES

Brazilian investigators have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told Reuters.

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Murray Takes Long Road, Others Enjoy Quick March

REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN

Andy Murray survived a second close shave at the French Open on Wednesday, but his path towards what he hopes will be a maiden title in Paris is getting so circuitous he may soon find himself hacking through trees in the nearby Bois de Boulogne.

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[Video] Adidas Release Latest Range Of Boots To Be Worn By Pogba, Ozil And Suarez This Summer

Adidas, along with some of their most high-profile footballers, have unveiled the latest range of football boots that will be on show at the European Championship and Copa America Centenario this summer.

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Rafa Benitez ‘Extremely Pleased’ As He Agrees Newcastle Contract

Rafael Benitez has agreed to stay at Newcastle and lead the fight for promotion back to the Barclays Premier League, the club have confirmed.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Urges Real Madrid To Extend His Contract

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Real Madrid to renew his contract and says he wants to see out the remainder of his career in the Spanish capital.

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Tearing Hurry Could Land F1 Drivers In Trouble

Formula One - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi, Russia - 29/4/16 - McLaren Honda Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives during the second practice session. REUTERS/MAXIM SHEMETOV

McLaren's Fernando Alonso was delicate in his phrasing, but left little to the imagination, when discussing where Formula One drivers might have to put their helmet visor tear-offs at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.

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“Lee Chong Wei Will Win Gold In Rio” – Morten Frost Hansen

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen is confident that Datuk Lee Chong Wei can win a gold medal at the upcoming Olympic Games in Brazil.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Wants £220,000-A-Week To Join Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Manchester United he is keen to join them but wants €15m (£11.3m) per season to do so. José Mourinho is considering making a concrete offer for the out-of-contract 34-year-old but has not made a final decision yet.

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Jose Mourinho: Image Rights Negotiations Hold Up Manchester United Deal

Negotiations over Jose Mourinho's image rights are delaying him becoming the new Manchester United manager.

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