Ronaldo is the only ever player to appear for Sporting Lisbon's Under-16's, Under 17's, Under 18's, B-team and first team in the same season

Cristiano Ronaldo's records and greatest goals

A select few of the many records and goals that the Portuguese star has to his name

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani in talks with Manchester City and Chelsea according to his mother - but he wants to go to Real Madrid says his father

The Uruguay international is one of the most coveted strikers in the world

Cristiano Ronaldo denies signing new contract at Real Madrid in latest transfer saga twist

The world's most expensive player is being targeted by Monaco and Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid in desperate bid to keep Monaco target Cristiano Ronaldo

The French team are ready to make the Portugal international the best paid player in the world

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta

Florentino Perez joins Jose Mourinho in criticism of Barcelona duo Xavi and Andres Iniesta

The Real Madrid president defends the club's former coach

The Organizacion Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE) announced it was holding a party in central Madrid to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its foundation

Gareth Bale 'born' to play for Real Madrid says club's president Florentino Perez

The Tottenham forward has been linked with a switch to the Bernabeu

Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu

Real Madrid prepared to make Cristiano Ronaldo 'the best-paid player in the world' to fend off interest from Manchester United

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has promised to make Cristiano Ronaldo the best-paid player in the world to try to keep him at the club.

Malaga midfielder Francisco R. Alarcon 'Isco' celebrates his goal against Deportivo de La Coruna

Spain international Isco wants to join Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City

Manchester City will land the Spain international Isco ahead of Real Madrid, after the Malaga midfielder vowed to follow manager Manuel Pellegrini to the Etihad.

Laura Robson: The Briton will play Caroline Wozniacki in the first round in Paris

French Open: Laura Robson handed chance to add to her giant-killing reputation

For a player who loves nothing better than to topple the biggest names at the biggest tournaments, Laura Robson was yesterday handed the perfect draw for the French Open, which begins in Paris tomorrow.

Player of the year Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale switch to Real Madrid would suit the Tottenham forward, declares Sergio Ramos

There has been considerable speculation about the future of the Wales international

Real Madrid want to replace Jose Mourinho with Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti 'asks to leave PSG' for Real Madrid move

Jose Mourinho is expected to leave the Bernabeu

Laura Robson hits a return during her second-round elimination by Serena Williams in the main stadium at the Italian Open

Laura Robson remains positive following defeat to Serena Williams

The British No 1 was beaten in straight sets in Rome

Laura Robson on her way to beating Venus Williams

Laura Robson delivers at last on promise to 'take down' Venus Williams

Briton beats Williams 6-3, 6-2 as she predicted when she was 14 years old. And next up it’s her world No 1 sister Serena...

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Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
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