Champions League

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  • Mourinho set to take control at United

    Jose Mourinho was expected to become Manchester United's new manager on Friday after reportedly agreeing a deal to take charge at Old Trafford. Mourinho has been in negotiations with United since Louis van Gaal's sacking on Monday and British media reports on Thursday claimed an agreement is now…

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  • Champions League final in Milan highlights Serie A's crisis

    AC Milan failed to qualify for Europe for a third straight season and club president Silvio Berlusconi is in negotiations to sell a majority stake in the club to a group of Chinese investors. Inter Milan will miss out on the Champions League for a fifth straight season and is scrambling to avoid…

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  • Bale finally at home with Real Madrid stardom

    On the eve of his second Champions League final since joining Real Madrid, Welsh star Gareth Bale admitted he is more at home with the fame and demands at the world's richest club. Bale's time in the Spanish capital has been marked by severe highs and lows. A series of frustrating injuries…

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  • Eyes on 11th Champions League crown, insists Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo insists personal goals will be put to one side as Real Madrid seek to embellish their incredible European record with victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. Ronaldo, a three-time world player of the year, has never scored a goal at the San Siro…

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  • Champions League final forecast: The rising storm of Fernando Torres?

    The striker that everyone had written off has remarkably played his way into another Champions League final.

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  • Why the Champions League final is a much bigger deal than the Super Bowl

    Globally, the title game of club soccer's biggest tournament dwarfs the NFL's Super Sunday in multiple ways.

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  • In Jose Mourinho, Manchester United hired the wrong man for the job

    United needs a certain type of coach if it is ever going to be dominant again, but it's not Jose Mourinho.

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  • Lyon seal third women's Champions League title

    Lyon claimed their third women's Champions League title on Thursday with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Wolfsburg after the final finished 1-1 in Reggio Emilia. Norwegian Ada Hederberg gave the French side a 12th-minute lead, but OL failed to put the game to bed and Germany international…

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  • Keys adds to unprecedented glitz and glamour of San Siro final

    American R&B star Alicia Keys will make history by becoming the first artist to sing live at a Champions League final opening ceremony that promises unprecedented glitz and glamour on Saturday. Record ten-time champions Real Madrid host city rivals Atletico Madrid at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium,…

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  • Mourinho agrees to become Man United manager -- reports

    Jose Mourinho has agreed to become the new manager of Manchester United, according to British media reports on Thursday. Mourinho has been in negotiations with United since Louis van Gaal's sacking on Monday and it is understood an agreement is now in place for the former Chelsea manager to take…

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  • 'Special One' Mourinho lets success and controversy do the talking

    Jose Mourinho talks bluntly, wins big and then everything seems to go wrong. The 53-year-old Portuguese has won eight league titles in four countries with Porto, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea as well as two Champions League titles with Porto and Inter Milan. Mourinho's second stint at…

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  • Sparks to fly as Mourinho joins nemesis Guardiola in Manchester

    As Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benitez will testify, Jose Mourinho has had more than his fair share of public confrontations with opposing managers during his career. None of them, though, have been as bitter or keenly-felt as Portuguese Mourinho's long-running rivalry with Spaniard Pep Guardiola. …

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  • Mourinho and Man Utd go in search of Midas touch

    In accepting the challenge of attempting to drag Manchester United out of the doldrums, Jose Mourinho will also seek to restore gloss to his own tainted reputation. The brash 53-year-old Portuguese is a serial winner, having notably won eight league titles and two Champions Leagues, but Chelsea's…

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  • Zidane feels 'lucky' to be back in Champions League final

    Zinedine Zidane couldn't have asked for much more after only five months as Real Madrid's head coach. The former France great has a chance to end the season celebrating the Champions League title, just like he did 14 years ago as a player for the Spanish powerhouse. Victory on Saturday against…

    The Associated Press
  • Ancelotti hoping for some stability at Bayern Munich

    Carlo Ancelotti's next managerial assignment soon begins at Bayern Munich, and he still hasn't mastered German. Given how clubs casually dispose of managers, Ancelotti could be forgiven for focusing his studies on the Bavarian team's players rather than the native tongue. After eight years…

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  • Mourinho contract talks hinge on image rights

    Jose Mourinho's contract negotiations to become the next manager of Manchester United appear to hinge on the rights to the use of his image on merchandise, British media reported on Thursday. The rights are owned by his former club Chelsea and, while they are not expected to stop his hiring, they…

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  • Plenty of players ready to shine in Champions League final

    MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are filled with players who are in top form ahead of Saturday's Champions League final.

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  • Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    The New England Patriots joined the latest ''Deflategate'' appeal to support Tom Brady, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. In an eight-page friend of the court brief filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court…

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  • Atletico seek final step to rewrite Madrid derby history

    In the dying moments of Diego Simeone's second Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid coach, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: "Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby". Real Madrid's fans have since got far more than they bargained for as…

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  • Mourinho's Man Utd link boosts mega-transfer hopes

    The prospect of Jose Mourinho becoming Manchester United's next boss has unleashed hopes across Europe of a mega-spending spree by the English giants to get back into the elite. While talks with Mourinho's representatives dragged on Thursday, media reports have spoken of the Portuguese coach…

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