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  • Real heavyweight Ronaldo backs coach Ancelotti

    Real heavyweight Ronaldo backs coach Ancelotti

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    Real heavyweight Ronaldo backs coach Ancelotti

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has signalled strong support for coach Carlo Ancelotti and sent a clear message to club president Florentino Perez that he does not want the Italian to be sacked. Perez is widely expected to make Ancelotti the scapegoat after Real ended the season without winning a major trophy but the intervention of dressing-room heavyweight Ronaldo may make him think twice. Ronaldo netted a hat-trick in Real's final game of the campaign on Saturday, a 7-3 drubbing …

  • Revolution get two red cards in 1-1 draw with DC United

    Revolution get two red cards in 1-1 draw with DC United

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    Revolution get two red cards in 1-1 draw with DC United

    (Reuters) - The New England Revolution played most of the second half with nine men but held on for a 1-1 draw with DC United in Major League Soccer action on Saturday. Chris Tierney got a straight red card for an agricultural foul in the 52nd minute, and Lee Nguyen was banished six minutes later for a second yellow card. New England survived until the 80th minute, when Jairo Arrieta scored to keep DC atop the Eastern standings. …

  • Karanka awed by Middlesbrough's promotion showdown

    Karanka awed by Middlesbrough's promotion showdown

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    Karanka awed by Middlesbrough's promotion showdown

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka finds it almost impossible to believe he will be taking part in the world's most lucrative match when his side face Norwich for a place in the Premier League on Monday. When Karanka replaced Tony Mowbray at the Riverside Stadium in November 2013, Middlesbrough were languishing in the lower reaches of the second tier and facing a relegation battle. The 41-year-old Spaniard, who worked as Jose Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid, was concerned about the size …

  • Juventus beats Napoli 3-1 to celebrate league and cup double

    Juventus beats Napoli 3-1 to celebrate league and cup double

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    Juventus beats Napoli 3-1 to celebrate league and cup double

    MILAN (AP) — Juventus beat Napoli 3-1 in Serie A on Saturday as it celebrated winning the double of the Italian league and cup in a party atmosphere in Turin. …

  • Monaco secure Champions League return

    Monaco secure Champions League return

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    Monaco secure Champions League return

    Monaco, locked in a three-way tussle with Saint-Etienne and Marseille, booked the third and final French ticket to next season's Champions League thanks to a season-closing 1-0 win over Lorient on Saturday. A first-half goal by Yannick Ferreira Carrasco was enough to help the Principality side clinch a place in the play-offs as they remain third in the table, two points ahead of Marseille and Saint-Etienne. Because Monaco showed they were the third best team in France this year. …