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Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has urged President Florentino Per­ez to tie head coach Carlo Ancelotti down to a long-term contract.

Maria Sharapova brushed aside seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final in Melbourne.

Britain’s Andy Murray ended the run of home favourite Nick Kyr­gios with a brilliant display to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

Juventus will not allow Parma’s poor league form affect their fo­cus ahead of today’s Coppa Italia clash, says Massimiliano Allegri.

 It is no exaggeration to say that James Rodriguez has had a year he is unlikely to forget. The man from Cu­cuta, Colombia, who is still only 23, achieved things that many top players can only dream of. First he dazzled at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where he finished top-scorer, then he secured a dream move to Real Madrid. The win­ner of FIFA Puskás Award for best goal of 2014 revealed that the accolade of playing every week with Cristiano Ron­aldo and his longing for a homeland he left as a teen are among the topics the Merengue attacking midfielder dis­cussed with Excerpts:

Tunisia captain Yassine Chikhaoui has rallied his team to brace up for their AFCON quarterfinal clash with hosts Equatorial Guinea in Ebebiyin on Saturday.

Coach of the DR Congo nation­al team Florent Ibenge says facing Congo in the AFCON 2015 quarterfinals is more than just a derby.

Mino Raiola has decided to pull out of the race for the FIFA presiden­cy after Dutch FA (KNVB) chief Michael Van Praag announced that he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the position.

 Acting President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akin­wunmi has expressed deep grief of the Federation and the entire Nigerian football family at the death of former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare.

One of the Africa’s most decorated table tennis players, Nigeria’s Segun Toriola has been named as the chairman of the newly constituted Africa Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) Athletes Committee.

The Copa del Rey serves up an­other tantalising encounter between two of La Liga’s big-hitters today.

Tragedy has befallen the football community in Nigeria as a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare, lost the battle against cancer on Tuesday in Spain. The 48-year-old goal tender who was  part of the squad that lifted the African Cup Of Nations in 1994 and helped qualify Nigeria for its first ever world cup in USA, died in the early hours of Tuesday.

Teams participating in the 2015 Super 6 tournament have been urged to re-ignite fans’ interest as the new Nigeria Premier League (NPL) season approaches.

Warri Wolves midfielder, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has said his side are not disappointed following two successive defeats at the ongoing Super 6 tournament in Abuja.

Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner has hailed Paul Pogba's role in the reigning Serie A champions' 2-0 win over Chievo on Sunday

Toni Kroos believes there is not a great difference in quality between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich

Former Norway international Jan Aage Fjortoft feels it would be wrong to compare new Real Madrid signing Martin Odegaard to Barcelona star Lionel Messi and has warned that the 16-year-old should be given time to develop

Robert Pires has tipped Thierry Henry or Carlo Ancelotti to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal in the future

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has defended striker Mario Balotelli and insisted "it is not the case" that his Anfield career is over.