Cristiano Ronaldo retains Salon d'Or award
The Real Madrid star has once again claimed Goal's prize to recognise outstanding hair in the football world, as voted for by readers
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2015 Salon d'Or for the best hairstyle in football after claiming 25 per cent of the vote, with over 7,000 Goal readers selecting the Real Madrid forward.

The Portugal star was picked by around a quarter of participating Goal readers from around the world for his fashionable shaved sides and quiff look. Ronaldo is seen as one of the more conventionally stylish men in football and takes great pride in his appearance on and off the pitch.

Neymar’s short-back-and-sides and mop combination finished second with 13% of the vote. The Barcelona and Brazil forward has since cut it all off but we asked readers to vote on his ‘classic’ hairstyle from earlier in the year.

Graziano Pelle’s immaculately constructed, rockabilly quiff came third with 11%. The Southampton striker is widely regarded as having the finest haircut in English football but was perhaps hindered by a lack of name recognition among fans outside the United Kingdom, Italy and Netherlands. Still, a place on the podium is no mean feat for the Azzurri attacker.

Ronaldo won last year's inaugural Salon d’Or with roughly a third of the vote. He finished ahead of Andrea Pirlo and Neymar
Diouf labels Carragher 'the biggest turkey he's seen play football' 
The former Senegal striker was far from complimentary when it came to describing the defender turned pundit and also branded Steven Gerrard as "selfish"
El Hadji Diouf is not known for mincing his words, and the former Liverpool star has again not held back in his criticism of those he shared a dressing room with.

The ex-Senegal international has previously been critical of both Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, and his latest jibes against the pair suggest the hatchet is yet to be buried.

In an interview with SoFoot, Diouf claims Carragher is the person he would least like to spend Christmas with before claiming the defender was the biggest turkey he had ever seen on a football field.

"Jamie Carragher. I found him very bad," he said when asked to name the biggest turkey he had seen.

Diouf was then asked to act as Santa Claus and offer a gift to Steven Gerrard, but the former Blackburn Rovers forward instead slammed the Liverpool legend for only caring about himself.

He added: "A great club player, but selfish. He did not care if Liverpool won, all that mattered was his own brand.

"And I would offer him a stay in Senegal so he can see that I am the king at home."
Wenger confident Arsenal can win the Premier League 
The Gunners boss feels his side are in a good position to win their first Premier League crown since 2004, but is not taking Newcastle United for granted on Saturday

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is optimistic his side can lift the league title this season, but has warned his players and the club's supporters that they have won nothing yet.

The Gunners are top of the Premier League with 39 points from 19 games, level with Leicester City, but three points clear of Manchester City and four ahead of Tottenham.

Wenger is not getting carried away by the first half of their season, but knows Arsenal are in a good position to win their first Premier League title since 2003-04.

"I'm confident [about our title chances]. There is still a long way to go, though. We're only half-way. Everyone wants to predict who can win it, but it's only half-way," the Frenchman told a news conference.

"We have to rise above that and show we can deal with all that [pressure].  But you cannot rule us out. We are first after 19 games. We are fighting hard to stay there. We have a chance and want to fight for it.

"We have matured and the most important thing is that we know we gave everything at the end of the season. If a team is better than us, fair enough. But we must give everything.

Ronaldo is the best of all time, he'll still be playing at 40, says Mendes 
The Ballon d'Or winner has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, but his agent insists he will remain in the Spanish capital.

Cristiano Ronaldo will still be playing for Real Madrid when he is 40-years-old, according to the Portuguese star's agent, who hailed him as the best player of all time.
A three-time winner of the Ballon d'Or, Ronaldo, 30, has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain or former club Manchester United before the end of his career.
The Portuguese international is contracted to Madrid until June 2018, but Jorge Mendes insists his client is fully focused on the club and believes he could remain at the Santiago Bernabeu for another decade.
 “He’s the best player of all time,” Mendes is quoted as telling Sky Sport. 
“I am sure that he will play the next four, five, six or seven years at Real Madrid. He will end his career there.
"He's happy with Los Blancos. He'll hang up his boots when he’s 40."
The Nigerian was on parade on Saturday, and became the club’s third-highest overseas appearance maker
John Mikel Obi became the 21st player to make 350 appearances for Chelsea in the Blues’ 2-2 draw against Watford in Saturday’s English Premier League fixture.
The Nigerian was a 46th minute substitute for Cesc Fabregas as Guus Hiddink’s team failed to subdue the Hornets at the Stamford Bridge.
Also, the feat makes him become the club’s third-highest overseas appearance maker since his move from Lyn Oslo in 2006.
“Personally it is going to be great for me if I can achieve that number,’ Mikel told Chelsea website before the game against Quique Sanchez Flores’ team.
“I also want to push on and see how many more appearances I can get. For me it has been a great time here, I still enjoy it and ever since I walked into this football club I knew this was the place for me.
“I am so happy and so proud of the amount of games I have played for this club and at the same time using these games to win trophies and medals. This is the most important thing.
“For the past 10 years we have helped build the reputation of this club and Chelsea is up there in world football. I am so proud of what I have achieved and I still want to keep going.”
The Nigerian eclipsed Troy Deeney’s record to become the first Hornets player to score in five successive English topflight games
Odion Ighalo has set history as the first Watford player to score in five consecutive in the English Premier League.
The Super Eagles forward was on target against Chelsea in Saturday’s English topflight encounter.
Ighalo was not closed down as he dribbled into the box and his left-footed strike deflected off Cahill, wrong-footing Courtois and sneaking inside the near post.
“We fought to the end. We knew we would get something from the game if we kept on like that,” he said after the game.
His brace against Liverpool last week saw him equal Deeney’s record few days after becoming the Hornets’ highest goalscorer ever in the English Premier League.
The 26-year-old now boasts of 13 goals in 18 appearances for his side this season has weighed in with two assists.
The Nigerian has a record of 115.5 minutes per goal in the English top-flight this term.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has made $1 billion at a light speed pace.

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Disney (DIS) said Sunday that its blockbuster broke the $1 billion mark around the world faster than any other film in history.
The sci-fi adventure movie reached the milestone 12 days after its global release. That is one day earlier than the previous record holder -- Universal's "Jurassic World," which was released earlier this year.
The seventh film in the "Star Wars" saga has made $544.5 million in the U.S.
After only 10 days, it is the fifth biggest film in U.S. box office history.
"The Force Awakens" made $1 billion in half the time it took another Disney hit franchise, Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," to do so this summer.
The film also just had the best Christmas day at the box office, and it captured the biggest second weekend, raking in $153.5 million.
"The Force Awakens" has also won accolades with fans and critics. It holds a 94% score on review site and has even garnered some Oscar buzz.
The world domination of "The Force Awakens" is far from over, however.
The film has yet to open in China, the second biggest film market in the world. It will open there on January 9.
Xavi: Jose Mourinho is not true to his own playing style
The former Barcelona midfielder insists he respects the 52-year-old's style - but claims winning at all costs is not the same mentality he adopts
Xavi admits he doesn’t not agree with Jose Mourinho’s style of football and suggests that the former Chelsea manager is not true to his philosophy.

Mourinho has won multiple league titles in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal, while he has also guided Porto and Inter to success in the Champions League.

The former Barcelona midfielder insists he respects the 52-year-old’s approach to football but would not use the same methods if he were a manager."He always wanted to win at any price and that shows in the way he goes about things,” Xavi told Record.

“I respect that philosophy but winning at any cost means you can't stay true to a playing style.

“For me, the means don't always justify the ends.