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  • Rose equaliser denies Liverpool victory at Tottenham

    Rose equaliser denies Liverpool victory at Tottenham

    TOTTENHAM 1 LIVERPOOL 1 Danny Rose scored a second-half equaliser to cancel out James Milner's penalty as Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to draw 1-1 with Liverpool at White Hart Lane. Erik Lamela nodded Eric Dier's cross into the path of Rose...

  • Wenger ‘99 per cent’ certain of new signings

    Wenger ‘99 per cent’ certain of new signings

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is “99 percent” certain of completing new signings before the transfer window closes on Wednesday amid talks of imminent acquisition of striker Lucas Perez and defender Shkodran Mustafi. Arsenal have endured a...

  • Portugal without Ronaldo for opening World Cup qualifier

    European champions Portugal will be without Cristiano Ronaldo (picture) for their opening World Cup qualifier in Switzerland after he was left out of the squad yesterday. The 31-year-old is still recovering from the knee injury which forced him to...

  • UEFA keeps it in the family

    UEFA announced significant changes to their flagship Champions League yesterday, saying they had managed to “keep it in the family” after staving off the threat of a breakaway league by Europe’s top clubs. From 2018/19 season, the top four...

  • United meet Fenerbahce, Feyenoord in tough group

    United meet Fenerbahce, Feyenoord in tough group

    Manchester United will come up against their former striker Robin van Persie after being drawn in a tough Europa League group yesterday alongside Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk. Three-times European champions United must negotiate a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Johansen: Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen is closing in on a move to Fulham. Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the Norwegian was on his way out of Parkhead after failing to agree a contract extension. “Stefan’s going into the last year of...

  • Football news

    Thierry Henry will be an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as they start their bid to qualify for the next World Cup finals in Russia. The former France striker joins Martinez’s former Everton assistant Graeme Jones on the team’s...

  • Valletta edge past spirited Mosta

    Valletta edge past spirited Mosta

    MOSTA-0, VALLETTA-1 Jhonnattann struck the only goal, from a penalty, as champions Valletta had to fight really hard to fend off the stiff challenge of Mosta. A combative clash produced two red cards, one for each team, and a spate of cautions as...

  • Kaljevic sinks Pembroke

    Kaljevic sinks Pembroke

    Balzan needed a Bojan Kaljevic late goal to overcome Pembroke Athleta 2-1 at the Tedesco Stadium. The Montenegrin striker put Oliver Spiteri’s men ahead as early as the sixth minute when he connected to Justin Grioli’s free-kick and direct a...

  • Birkirkara trounce Rainbows to make it two out of two

    Birkirkara trounce Rainbows to make it two out of two

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS-0, BIRKIRKARA-4 Birkirkara maintained their perfect start to the season after beating Tarxien Rainbows 4-0 in a largely one-sided game at the Hibernians Stadium. Coming from a similar 4-0 victory over St Andrew's in their opener,...

  • Mosta’s counter-attacking threat not lost on Zammit

    Mosta’s counter-attacking threat not lost on Zammit

    Coach Paul Zammit is convinced that the gruelling nature of Valletta’s 2-1 opening victory over Sliema Wanderers last week will stand the champions in good stead for the remainder of the season. As he readies his team for another potentially...

  • Bayern launch quest for fifth straight championship

    Bayern launch quest for fifth straight championship

    Bayern Munich will be aiming for an unprecedented fifth successive Bundesliga title in the season which kicks off tonight and there seems little that can stop them. With other teams unable to match Bayern’s spending power, it has become a case in...

  • Lacazette, Fekir back as France ring changes

    France coach Didier Deschamps has named his first squad since reaching the Euro 2016 final with left-back Patrice Evra among several high-profile omissions. Olympique Lyon duo Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir have been recalled to the 23-man...

  • Blatter appears at CAS for appeal against ban

    Blatter appears at CAS for appeal against ban

    Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before sport’s highest tribunal, the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), yesterday to appeal against his six-year ban from football. The 80-year-old, who headed football’s global governing...

  • Solo gets six-month ban for ‘cowards’ comments

    Solo gets six-month ban for ‘cowards’ comments

    US Soccer handed goalkeeper Hope Solo a six-month ban from internationals on Wednesday after she branded opponents Sweden “a bunch of cowards” at this month’s Rio Olympics. The Swedes beat the United States 4-3 in a shoot-out on August 12 to move...

  • Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

    Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

    Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. The forward led Real Madrid to Champions League glory before captaining Portugal to victory at Euro 2016, their first major title. The 31-year-old saw off competition from his Madrid...

  • Football news

    Sunderland have signed Spanish defender Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said yesterday. The 22-year-old full-back spent last season on loan at Marseille, where he made 31 Ligue 1 appearances,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Bravo: Manchester City have signed Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for an initial £18 million, the clubs confirmed yesterday.  The 33-year-old agreed a four-year contract to join City as new manager Pep Guardiola continues his major...

  • Juventus faces Sevilla, Olympique Lyonnais and Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League

    Juventus faces Sevilla, Olympique Lyonnais and Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League

    Pep Guardiola will return to the Nou Camp in the Champions League group stage after his new club Manchester City were drawn against his former Barcelona team. The two sides were drawn in Group C alongside Borussia Moenchengladbach and former...

  • The grass is greener at the National Stadium

    The grass is greener at the National Stadium

    The grass is greener and the balls are brighter. Gazing at a handful of Nike balls lying on the new hybrid pitch at the National Stadium yesterday, Bjorn Vassallo, the Malta FA general secretary, had good cause to feel satisfied. “Last year, we...