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Gareth Bale is no longer angry. Instead, he's leading Real Madrid forward

Everyone had gone except Gareth Bale. "Together, let's go," said Sergio Ramos, leading his team out the dressing room. But as they headed through the door, Bale sat there still, just him and a kit man gathering up a few things. Eventually, he stood, paused briefly, looked back and then broke into a gentle jog, the sound of his studs on the floor breaking the silence as he went out the room and into history.

When he came back in again an hour or so later, he had a Champions League winners medal...

Saul is the 'future' not just for Atletico Madrid, but for Spain too

Jose Antonio Niguez, "Boria," spent nine years in three different divisions at the Martínez Valero stadium, scoring over 50 times for Elche: a man who, in his own words, would "bust his soul for a goal."

His eldest son Jony, who is 33, plays there now: he scored on Thursday night as Elche went through to the next round of the Copa del Rey. And his second son Aaron, 29, plays for Real Oviedo but has been at Elche too: he helped bring them up to Primera for the first time in a quarter of a century,...

Manchester United's Juan Mata awarded after raising almost $800k for charity

Juan Mata sits down with ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes to discuss Spain's shortcomings in the World Cup and Manchester United's preseason in the US.
Gareth Southgate praises Marcus Rashford after the Manchester United striker scored the winning goal in England's victory over Switzerland.
ESPN FC's Sid Lowe and the FC panel agree that Luis Enrique's Spain have flipped the script on the old tiki-taka style of play.

Manchester United's Juan Mata has been named a winner of the 2017 Nations Sports award in Spain alongside other renowned sportspeople from the country.

The honour, put forward by Spain's Sports Council, is given to sports personalities, associations and entities who have stood out for their impulse and promotion of sport. The award recognises the work done by Spain international midfielder Mata, who will be honoured with the "Premio Reina Sofia" (Queen Sofia award) for "having stood out during the...