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  • Rooney agent in China for talks on possible move

    Rooney agent in China for talks on possible move

    Wayne Rooney's agent Paul Stretford is in China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the England captain to leave Manchester United, according to reports. A month on from becoming United's all-time top scorer, speculation is growing that the...

  • Khedira confident Juve can end 21-year wait for European glory

    Khedira confident Juve can end 21-year wait for European glory

    Sami Khedira believes this could be the season that Juventus end their 21-year wait for a third European title after the Italian side beat Porto 2-0 away in their Champions League last-16 first leg match last night. Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves came...

  • Football news

    Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is determined to reach double figures in both goals and assists by the end of the Premier League season, the 23-year-old has said. Barkley has been playing in a more advanced midfield role under manager Ronald...

  • Sporting briefs

    FA Cup: Chelsea will tackle Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Monday, March 13 at 8:45pm. All four ties are set to be televised, with non-league Lincoln’s trip to Arsenal scheduled for Saturday, March 11, kicking off at the...

  • Paul Fenech to sit out Mosta clash

    Balzan will be without Paul Fenech for tomorrow’s league clash against Mosta at the National Stadium. The MFA Disciplinary Commissioner handed a one-match ban Fenech after he picked up a fourth yellow card in his team’s 2-1 defeat to Sliema...

  • Real stunned by Valencia

    Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia yesterday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season. Simone Zaza, who endured an...

  • Juventus close in on quarters as substitutes see off Porto

    Juventus close in on quarters as substitutes see off Porto

    Juventus edged closer to the Champions League quarter-finals after second-half goals from substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves earned them a 2-0 away win at 10-man Porto in their last 16 first-leg tie. Porto's downfall was partly self-inflicted...

  • United ease past St Etienne but suffer injury blows

    United ease past St Etienne but suffer injury blows

    Manchester United strolled into the Europa League last 16 despite having Eric Bailly sent off after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first-half goal secured a resounding 4-0 aggregate victory over St Etienne. The only negatives in a comfortable win for United...

  • St Etienne coach not giving up hope of turning tie around

    St Etienne coach not giving  up hope of turning tie around

    St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier does not believe the 3-0 loss at Manchester United is an “insurmountable handicap” and pledged to go for the jugular in the Europa League return leg. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hat-trick and the battle between the...

  • Liverpool announce plans to leave Melwood training ground for Kirkby

    Liverpool announce plans to leave Melwood training ground for Kirkby

    English Premier League side Liverpool announced plans today that will see the first team leave their long-time training base in Melwood and move to a redeveloped site in Kirkby, where their youth academy is located. Melwood, the training ground of...

  • Allegri downplays Juve’s favourites tag

    Allegri downplays Juve’s favourites tag

    Juve’s rampant domestic form doesn’t make them Champions League favourites, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri, but the Serie A leaders are looking increasingly unstoppable before they meet FC Porto in the first leg of their round of 16...

  • Middle finger gesture costs Ancelotti €5,000

    Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti will face no further action over an offensive gesture he made following his side’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday. The Bundesliga leaders announced that an investigation has been dropped by the German...

  • Leicester must not lose at Sevilla, says Zieler

    Leicester City goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler has warned his team that they must avoid defeat in Sevilla in the first leg of their last 16 tie today to have any hope of avoiding a premature exit from the Champions League. Leicester finished top of...

  • Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper quits club

    Pie-eating Sutton goalkeeper quits club

    The Sutton United goalkeeper filmed eating a pie while on the substitutes bench during his side’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Arsenal quit the club in tears yesterday after admitting a “costly error of judgment”, Sutton’s manager said. Wayne Shaw...

  • Football news

    Leicester City have complained to the English FA about “abuse, provocation and intimidation” aimed at their players, staff and fans during Saturday’s FA Cup defeat by third-tier Millwall. Millwall supporters ran onto the pitch after their team’s...

  • Sporting briefs

    Smertin: Former Chelsea midfielder Alexei Smertin has been appointed as the Russian Football Union’s anti-racism and discrimination inspector. The 41-year-old, who also played for Portsmouth, Charlton and Fulham, previously denied racism was a...

  • Five-star City edge thriller with Monaco

    Five-star City edge thriller with Monaco

    Manchester City came out on top in an epic Champions League battle against Monaco as late goals by John Stones and Leroy Sane secured a 5-3 victory in a last 16 first-leg tie that had goals galore and a missed penalty. City took the lead through...

  • Parents are Youth FA's biggest concern

    Parents are Youth FA's biggest concern

    “Parents are Youth FA’s biggest concern,” Youth FA president Fr Hilary Tagliaferro told a meeting of the House Social Affairs Committee this evening. “They do not know the rules, they dump kids at nurseries to be babysat, and they do not attend...

  • Giggs enjoying life outside coaching

    Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has no qualms about extending his coaching break beyond the summer unless the right challenge crops up. After 29 seasons at Old Trafford as player and assistant manager, the 43-year-old moved onto pastures new in...

  • Real Madrid expect Ramos boost for Valencia trip

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is expected to return from injury when his team plays at Valencia tomorrow, looking to move four points clear at the top of La Liga. Ramos missed Saturday’s 2-0 home win against Espanyol with a hip injury sustained...