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Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid fans must back Karim Benzema

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has called on the club’s supporters to get behind Karim Benzema after the France international was whistled.

England manager Gareth Southgate

England to discover opponents in Nations League on Wednesday

England will discover their opponents in the new Nations League on Wednesday.

Kyle Edmund is stunned to reach his first grand slam semi-final

Kyle Edmund making sure he takes it all in after Australian Open success

Kyle Edmund made sure he soaked up the enormity of his achievements after stunning third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach his first grand slam semi-final.

Kyle Sinckler has sustained a hamstring injury

Blow for England as injured Sinckler returns home from Portugal training camp

England have suffered yet another injury blow after prop Kyle Sinckler was forced to leave the squad’s training camp in Portugal.

Scott Lawson has not played for Scotland in four years

Scott Lawson always hoped for Scotland recall

Scott Lawson says he never gave up hope of a Scotland recall after being named in Gregor Townsend’s NatWest 6 Nations squad.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has signed a new long-term contract (Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport).

Sean Dyche signs new four-and-a-half-year contract at Burnley

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has extended his stay at Turf Moor by signing a new four-and-a-half-year contract.

The feeling when you reach your first grand slam semi-final

Australian Open – day nine wrap

Kyle Edmund put himself in highly-esteemed company by defeating third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Soccer ? Barclays Premier League ? Aston Villa v Manchester United ? Villa Park

5 things in Phil Neville’s in-tray

Phil Neville is the new manager of England Women after the Football Association finally settled on a successor to Mark Sampson.

Lassana Diarra has returned home to Paris St Germain

Paris St Germain snap up ex-France midfielder Lassana Diarra on free transfer

Paris St Germain have signed former France midfielder Lassana Diarra on an 18-month contract.

Soccer ? UEFA Champions League ? Group H ? Valencia v Zenit Saint Petersburg ? Estadi de Mestalla

Phil Neville named head coach of England Women

Phil Neville has been appointed head coach of England Women until the end of the 2021 UEFA Women’s Championships, the Football Association has announced.

Australian Open Tennis

Kyle Edmund was tipped to have a bright future – as a cricketer

Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund was tipped by his schoolteachers to have a bright sporting career – as a professional cricketer.

Phil Neville is facing criticism for a Twitter post

New England women’s head coach Phil Neville under fire for historic tweet

An historical tweet posted by Phil Neville could land the new head coach of the England women’s team in hot water.

nominated for European player of the year

Owen Farrell is the only English candidate for top European award

Owen Farrell is the only English presence on the list of nominees announced for European player of the year for 2018.

Kenedy's versatility impressed Newcastle

Newcastle sign Chelsea’s Kenedy on loan for the rest of the season

Newcastle United have signed Chelsea winger Kenedy on loan for the remainder of the season.

Lee Selby will defend his IBF world featherweight title in May

Selby to face Warrington on May 19

Lee Selby’s IBF featherweight title defence against Josh Warrington has been confirmed for May 19.

Donald Trump

United bid for 2026 World Cup hopes economics will offset anti-Trump sentiment

The United States-led bid for the 2026 World Cup is hoping the “economic certainty” it offers the global football family will trump any possible concerns about America’s current leadership.

Seamus Coleman was back in action for Everton

Seamus Coleman returns to action for Everton

Everton defender Seamus Coleman made his long-awaited return to action in the Under-23’s Premier League Cup clash with Portsmouth.

Caroline Wozniacki is into the Australian Open semi-finals for the first time in seven years

Caroline Wozniacki sets up Australian Open semi-final clash with Elise Mertens

Caroline Wozniacki is two matches away from a first grand slam title after defeating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0 6-7 (3/7) 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

A dejected Rafael Nadal retired with injury during his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic

Nadal raises concerns over player welfare after injury ends his Australian Open

Rafael Nadal called for the tennis authorities to think about players’ long-term health after retiring from his quarter-final against Marin Cilic at the Australian Open because of a leg injury.

Edin Dzeko will start for Roma in their Serie A clash against Sampdoria on Wednesday, despite links with a move to Chelsea

Roma coach Di Francesco says Chelsea target Edin Dzeko will start at Sampdoria

Eusebio Di Francesco has confirmed Edin Dzeko will start for Roma in Wednesday’s Serie A clash at Sampdoria, despite rumours of an imminent transfer to Chelsea.

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